Episodes

Wed. 02/08 – AI’s Big Week Continues

Feb. 8, 2023

Microsoft unveils a new Bing search that basically moves the yardsticks down the field in terms of what chat can do. But Google continues to drip-feed new tools as well. Also, some more traditional but useful additions to Go…

Tue. 02/07 – AI’s Big Debut Week Is NOW!

Feb. 7, 2023

Bored of phone and gadget launches, well prepare yourself for AI product launches, cause we’re getting a bunch of them starting now, this week. Meta is trying to revamp Horizon Worlds. Twitter is struggling to get people to …

Mon. 02/06 – iPhone Ultra?

Feb. 6, 2023

Is Apple considering launching an “Ultra” version of the iPhone as soon as this year? Have the good Twitter bots gotten a reprieve from Elon Musk? Is the Microsoft/Activision merger toast because global regulators are coordi…

Fri. 02/03 – The Startup Planning To De-Extinct The Dodo

Feb. 3, 2023

Earnings wrapups from Alphabet: investors just want to know when the AI is coming. From Apple: they’re still not planning any layoffs. From Amazon: Look, AWS is still a beast. And in the Weekend Longreads suggestions: the st…

Thu. 02/02 – Meta Whistles Past The Metaverse

Feb. 2, 2023

Meta singlehandedly bucks the narrative that it’s the sick man of Silicon Valley. Twitter is cutting off free access to its API. ChatGPT launches a product, and is Bing search getting GPT4 in like, a matter of weeks? Discord…

Wed. 02/01 – The Memory Chip Rout (Again)

Feb. 1, 2023

You think things are bad in your corner of the tech sector? Wait until I tell you about the memory chip industry. OpenAI releases a tool to let you check if something was created by OpenAI. Netflix might be going a tad overb…

Tue. 01/31 – Weird Gaming News

Jan. 31, 2023

Today, some weird headlines from the world of gaming. Is VR gaming a big nothingburger for gamers themselves? Is E3 dead as a gaming industry event? Stripe is apparently raising a pretty significant down round. And the first…

Mon 01/30 – Every Platform Is Hustling To Unveil An AI Play

Jan. 30, 2023

Apres ChatGPT, prepare yourself for the generative AI deluge. Amazon says the free lunch for grocery delivery is over. More speculation about foldable iPads. San Francisco wants Waymo and Cruise to pump the breaks on their s…

Fri. 01/27 – More Buzzfeed News, If You Can Believe It

Jan. 27, 2023

What can make Buzzfeed hit our headlines two days in a row? How about jumping on the ChatGPT bandwagon? Amazon is apparently launching a major NFT project, like it’s 2021 or something. Is Stripe going to be our big tech IPO …

Thu. 01/26 – Where Is The Line Going For Tech Right Now?

Jan. 26, 2023

I get all metaphysical about where the tech industry is going right now with a record slowdown in smartphone shipments, Masa Son seemingly misplacing his investing shoes, Meta and Buzzfeed joining forces to stave off irrelev…

Wed. 01/25 – Is This Latest Suit The Biggest Threat To Google

Jan. 25, 2023

I’m gonna tell you why I think the latest antitrust suit against Google might be the most important one in terms of the overall tech ecosystem. And maybe the biggest threat Google is facing. Twitter reverses another thing th…

Tue 01/24 – ALL The Details On Apple’s Headset

Jan. 24, 2023

Alright. It’s on. Mark Gurman has literally all the details on Apple’s forthcoming mixed reality headset. The DOJ might already have sued Google by the time you hear this. Amazon adds subscription prescriptions as a service.…

Mon. 01/23 – Moar Tech Layoffs (And Moar To Come?)

Jan. 23, 2023

More tech layoffs, and why I’m suggesting we might only be in the early innings of this tech retrenchment. Big Wall Street banks are coming for PayPal and Apple Pay. TikTok might be putting it’s thumb on the scales to favor …

Fri. 01/20 – Alphabet’s Monster Layoffs

Jan. 20, 2023

Now Alphabet has monster layoffs to announce. How much of it is about getting Google ready to battle OpenAI? More Twitter bans, but this time, the bans are for all 3rd party clients. The big executive shakeup at Netflix. Gen…

Thu. 01/19 – Instagram Wants You To Take A Break

Jan. 19, 2023

Is Genesis finally on the verge of bankruptcy? Instagram wants you to take a break… from Instagram… and they’re even giving you tools to do so. Frowny-face for Amazon for shutting down the AmazonSmile program. Wikipedia gets…

Wed. 01/18 – The HomePod Is Back

Jan. 18, 2023

The original HomePod is basically back, even though it’s not the original cause it’s been updated. Apple’s AR/VR plans continue to be maddeningly confusing, at least to me. Microsoft has announced huge layoffs. Does even the…

Tue. 01/17 – New Mac Tuesday

Jan. 17, 2023

New Macs and New M2 chips from Santa Tim this morning. Microsoft has made its Azure OpenAI Service generally available. But will lawsuits slow down the AI revolution? Is Google about to reveal its own AirTag-like product? An…

(TWTR SPC) The Big AI Discussion

Jan. 16, 2023

Our big AI discussion with @ReamBraden and @swyx. Shawn just posted this new essay drawing on what we discussed here: Every Google vs OpenAI Argument, Dissected

Fri. 01/13 – Is The Government Crackdown On Crypto Starting?

Jan. 13, 2023

The SEC just officially labeled two crypto lending programs as unregistered securities? Is the regulatory tsunami beginning? Did Tim Cook actually ask Apple to cut his pay? Did the nascent industry of carbon capture just tak…

Thu. 01/12 – Touchscreen Macs?

Jan. 12, 2023

Is Apple finally ready to bring touchscreens to Macs? Sam Bankman Fried has a Substack. Apple Maps courts businesses. Is Twitter going to auction off user handles? And what tech publication that I quote from all the time has…

Wed. 01/11 – Maybe Software Needs To Eat The Airline Industry

Jan. 11, 2023

Yet another software snafu with the airlines this morning. Apple’s about to do its own screens, its own modems, what is left? Twitter makes a change that they’ve tried to make several times before. Why all the interesting ra…

Tue. 01/10 – Now We Have VALL-E To Take Over My Podcast Voice

Jan. 10, 2023

Well, now there’s VALL-E, a text to speech technology that could fully replace me as this podcast narrator. It looks like Microsoft wants to do everything just short of buying OpenAI entirely. More layoffs at Coinbase. Why t…

Mon. 01/09 – Gurman Tells Us When Apple’s “Reality Pro” Will Be Announced.

Jan. 9, 2023

Mark Gurman tells us when Apple’s “Reality Pro” headset will be announced, made available to developers, and made available to consumers. Valve’s Steam gaming platform is breaking records. John Deere will let you repair your…

Fri. 01/06 – CES Wrapup Part 2

Jan. 6, 2023

OpenAI is raising more money. Apple’s headset launch might be delayed to the summer. But no worries, cause HTC unveiled their 099 Vive XR Elite headset to beat them to the punch. And that leads us into the CES wrapup for day…