Episodes

Wed. 05/26 – Amazon To Launch A Rocky Extended Universe?

May 26, 2021

Amazon buys James Bond. Is Valve working on a Nintendo Switch clone? Google’s new campus in San Jose will make the Googleplex look puny. Tesla is dropping radar. The new standard for USB is beefing up power-wise. And is Micr…

Tue. 05/25 – Fuchsia OS Finally Arrives

May 25, 2021

Google finally rolls out its Internet of Everything Else OS, Fuchsia. Arm unveils its first new v9 chips. Poparazzi might be the next big social app, and it debuted number one on the app store. And Noom has raised a hell of …

Mon. 05/24 - Reading The Tea Leaves Of The Epic/Apple Trial

May 24, 2021

After Tim Cook’s testimony, can the judge’s line of questioning give us a hint of how the trial might resolve as arguments close today? Citizen App is considering rent-a-cops as a service. The AI community wants to open sour…

(Bonus) How Ransomware Works With Cybereason's CISO Isreal Barak

May 22, 2021

Cybereason's CISO, Isreal Barak uses the recent Colonial Pipeline incident to give us a deep explainer on how Ransomware and Ransomware as a service works. Sponsors:Cybereason.comNordVPN.com/ride coupon code ride

Fri. 05/21 – Snap Is Dead Serious About This AR Stuff

May 21, 2021

Snap releases its first true AR glasses, and buys the company that helped make them a reality. Is Netflix going to get into gaming to help juice growth in North America? Is the IRS going to crack down ever harder on Crypto? …

Thu. 05/20 – Hello F-150 Lighting; Goodbye IE; Hello Again, RSS…

May 20, 2021

The newly announced electric F-150 is maybe the biggest EV effort since the launch of Tesla. Google is launching its first ever retail store. Internet Explorer is finally going to that great recycle bin in the sky. But could…

Wed. 05/19 – Google I/O Roundup

May 19, 2021

Google I/O continues and continues to produce new headlines for us to cover. Nvidia is nerfing the ability to mine crypto. Ethereum says it’s going to go super energy efficient real soon. Microsoft10X is officially, no longe…

Tue. 05/18 – Google I/O

May 18, 2021

All the headlines from Google I/O. Amazon is in talks to acquire MGM and James Bond. When we might expect those new MacBook Pros, the first reviews of the M1 iMacs and what’s the deal with the new lossless streaming not work…

Mon. 05/17 – Better Quality Streaming Audio (Basically) For Free

May 17, 2021

Apple Music and Amazon Music HD bring better audio quality to everyone. AT&T throws in the towel on Warner Media by doing a shotgun marriage with Discovery. GitHub now lets you add video. Jane Manchun Wong says the subscript…

(TWTR SPC) Tipping As The Currency For The Creator Economy

May 15, 2021

From Friday, May 14, 2021. A long discussion about tipping as the base unit (???) of the creator economy? Featuring @gregarious as well as @NigelKofi (check out Ko-fi at https://ko-fi.com/) and @reeshahoward. Sponsor:Porkbu…

Fri. 05/14 – Now Ransomware Is Shutting Down The Irish Health Service

May 14, 2021

A ransomware attack has brought down large sections of the Irish health service. Why Disney+ numbers are suddenly looking so weak to investors. A deep dive review on whether or not, or even to what degree, Elon’s internet se…

Thu. 05/13 – Elon Rekt Crypto

May 13, 2021

The whims of Elon Musk go both ways when it comes to crypto markets. SpaceX signs a deal with Google Cloud to do battle with AWS and the Kuiper Project. Colonial Pipeline reportedly paid the ransom and is getting back online…

Wed. 05/12 – Xiaomi Gets Out Of The Dog House

May 12, 2021

The US lets Xiaomi out of the blacklist. GitHub ads security key support and wants to move on from the password era. eBay wants in on the NFT action. WhatsApp is gonna turn the screws until you agree to their terms. And spea…

Tue. 05/11 – It’s New Chip Tuesday!

May 11, 2021

It’s new chip day. Intel unveils it’s 11th-gen Core Tiger Lake-H 10nm chips, while Nvidia unveils the RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti laptop GPUs. So expect a bunch of laptop lines to be refreshed. And, oh, look at that. The Dell XPS l…

Mon. 05/10 – No PlayStation For Me Until 2023?

May 10, 2021

Sony warns that it might be literal years before I can finally win one of those PlayStation 5 sales windows on Walmart.com. The big ransomware attack that threatened fuel supply on the US East Coast, and the hackers allegedl…

(TWTR SPC) Tip Jar, Basecamp And Doge

May 8, 2021

We talk about the Tip Jar and all the other big changes Twitter has been making. We get into the Basecamp brouhaha and also why I didn’t end up covering it this week. We talk about Dogecoin with someone who was there at the …

Fri. 05/07 – Twitter Introduces Tip Jar

May 7, 2021

Twitter introduces a tip jar, literally called Tip Jar. Why crypto trading juicing Square’s earnings is worth thinking about. What is the mysterious social space Netflix is surveying users about building? Yes, Substack is le…

Thu. 05/06 – Rage, Rage Against The Dying Of Moore’s Law

May 6, 2021

IBM says it has created the world’s first 2nm chip. Google really wants everyone to use two factor authentication. Twitter is enacting more speed bumps to get you to stop trolling people in your tweets. Apple’s delicate danc…

Wed. 05/05 – Facebook Oversight Board Upholds Trump Ban

May 5, 2021

Facebook’s Oversight Board upholds the Trump account suspension. Signal trolls Facebook using its own ad system. An appeals court has ruled that Section 230 does not apply to app design. Kind of. It’s complicated. And the no…

Tue. 05/04 – How Many People Still Pay For AOL?

May 4, 2021

Twitter opens up Space more broadly, and buys the startup Scroll. So, what is the larger endgame here with their subscription play? Apple benefits from the turmoil in Google’s AI team. A breakdown of day one of the Apple/Epi…

Mon. 05/03 – Kuo: Foldable iPhone In 2023!

May 3, 2021

Kuo says we’re gonna see a foldable iPhone soon. After the iOS privacy changes, Facebook is giving users popups begging them to turn tracking on. The interesting new “green” cryptocurrency that is launching today. And a back…

(Bonus) Bull-Bear Case For Clubhouse

May 1, 2021

Last week, the great Ed Zitron (@edzitron) , head of the media relations firm EZPR, put out a post that got a lot of chatter where he laid out a bear case for Clubhouse. So I tweeted out, did anyone want to do a bull case fo…

Fri. 04/30 – The EU Brings The Hammer Down On Apple

April 30, 2021

The EU does indeed charge Apple with antitrust violations. Roku has indeed followed through on its threats to YouTube TV. Will the Magic Keyboard actually work with the new iPad Pros or not? And of course, the weekend longre…

Thu. 04/29 – What If This Is A Tech Inflection Point?

April 29, 2021

Another earnings round up leads me to ask, what if the Covid era really is a historical inflection point for tech? AT&T has decided what to charge for HBO with ads, while Verizon is try to get someone to take AOL and Yahoo o…