What the world searched for in 2016, Mark Zuckerberg's AI home assistant sounds like Morgan Freeman, fake news, Uber loses $3 billion, Tom Wheeler quits the FCC, Waymo minivans.
Stacey's Thing: Canary Flex
Jeff's Number: $250 million home for tech in NYC
Leo's Tool: Netgear Orbi
Trump meets with tech leaders. Yahoo reveals a new hack of 1 billion accounts. Google's self-driving division is now a new Alphabet company called Waymo. Google Assistant will add Actions on Google. Android Things, Google's IoT platform, gets a developer preview. Is Magic Leap a hoax?
The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, August 26, 2016. Oh no, Volumetrics meets the Beatles in a trip forward down memory lane. Eventually we even discover the chewy center.
Note from 12/20/16: Like others commented on the show, the concept of the Unborn Child and the Living Dead in analogizing new technologies (at least from the perspective of venture capital) is a very interesting and useful one.
Google goes 100% renewable in 2017. Google and Minecraft's Hour of Code plans. Amazon Go is a vision for the automated grocery store. New Qualcomm 10nm server chips. YouTube Rewind 2016. Pardon Edward Snowden!
Mathew Ingram's pick: Design Solutions for Fake News Google Doc is a collaborative effort to combat fake news.
Stacey's things: GE Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control and iDevices Outdoor Switch - control your holiday lights from your phone!
Leo's Picks: Dark Patterns catalogs user interfaces designed to trick people, and QEMU Advent Calendar 2016 is the geekiest advent calendar ever.
Mention of Dark Patterns which sounds like an interesting UX/UI resource for “fighting user deception worldwide.”
Google will make $4 billion in sales from the Pixel and Pixel XL. Gooligan hack puts malware on 1 million Android phones. The petition to repeal the Snoopers' Charter has gotten over 100,000 signatures. The Internet Archive is moving to Canada. San Francisco transit hit by ransomware attack. How to start an infinite loop with Amazon Echo and Google Home.
How micro-targeted ads on Facebook helped get Donald Trump elected. Intel's place in a world of single-purpose devices. Google's lip reading Deep Mind. Pixel phone re-sellers unbanned from Google. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in VR on YouTube.
Does Facebook have a responsibility to weed out fake news stories? Google releases PhotoScan to digitize your old pictures. Google Translate gets some machine learning improvements. Twitter kicks out alt-right users. BLU phones sending user info to China. Snapchat Spectacles will be available in Tulsa next - and Snapchat files a secret IPO.
Stacey's Thing: June oven
Jeff's Number: Facebook's new measurement strategies
Leo's Thing: 2016 MacBook Pro
A great episode as usual. The discussion at the beginning on the fake news issue in the media recently was particularly good.