Mark Zuckerberg comes out of his Congressional testimony unscathed. China will dominate AI in the coming decade. HomePods are not selling like HotCakes. Apple leaks leakers leaking leaks. Waymo wants to test truly driverless cars in California.
Facebook issues the latest in a long string of apologies.YouTube shooter and the lure of fame. Apple plans its own chips for 2020, Mac Pro for 2019. Is Amazon spending too much on video? Terry Myerson out at Microsoft - the end of the Windows era. FBI seizes Backpage.com.
Hosted by Leo Laporte
Guests: Wesley Faulkner, Alex Wilhelm, Andy Ihnatko
Best April Fools Tech Jokes. Cloudflare's 184.108.40.206 DNS service. Apple's Education Event. US wants visa applicants' social media accounts. Tim Cook talks privacy. Ready Player One review. SpaceX's satellite internet plans. Fatal Tesla crash.
More revelations in the Facebook / Cambridge Analytica scandal. Congress sneaks the CLOUD Act into the omnibus spending bill. Craigslist takes down personal ads in first of many unintended consequences of SESTA/FOSTA Act. Uber may be at fault for self-driving death. Child porn in the Bitcoin blockchain.
Controversial RyzenFall AMD flaws revealed. Leo gives up Facebook for good over Cambridge Analytica scandal. Broadcom gives up its Qualcomm takeover. Apple announces an education-themed event on March 27th. Farewell Adrian Lamo. Theranos officially charged with fraud. Bitcoin mining will drain the world's energy.
SXSW features killer robots and killer barbeque. Alexa's spontaneous laugh makes us afraid of an AI takeover. Amazon wants to take over your checking account. Can blockchain reinvent fintech? Android users more loyal than iOS users. Is AI really all that smart? Apple hires M. Night Shyamalan. Millennials love Apple more than anything. Mario takes over Google Maps. Facebook asks if pedophilia is ok. On Twitter, fake news spreads faster than the truth. China's new Department of PreCrime.
HomePod should have been delayed longer. Elon Musk's rollercoaster week: Falcon Heavy sends a Tesla to Mars just as Tesla has its worst quarter ever. iPhone boot code leaked online. Chrome will shame insecure websites. YouTube suspends Logan Paul for generally being a horrible human being. Rethinking Facebook and Google. T-Mobile warns of phone hacking scam. Uber settles with Waymo. ESPN's new streaming service will not show ESPN.
News publishers violated copyright by embedding a tweet. Are video games to blame for the Florida school shooting? A drone causes a helicopter to crash. Are we seeing the end of Facebook? Apple isn't making as much money on the HomePod compared to other products. The controversial Snapchat update. What to expect from Mobile World Congress. An amazing $300M deal for a showrunner at Netflix, and more.
Owen was spot on in a lot of his assessment in this episode. His advice on raising kids is very sharp here.
The discussion of the Netflix deal was a bit shallow. I suspect the massive multi-million dollar deal had some serious performance pegs set into it, otherwise it doesn’t pay out as richly. It’s remniscent of some of Leo Laporte’s recent coverage of Casey Neistat’s deal unwinding at CNN. While it was a multi-million dollar deal, there were performance thresholds pegged in which he didn’t perform, so he ended up with relatively little in the process. The bigger issue in that case was that it appeared that neither CNN or Neistat had any solid idea of what he would be doing at CNN before entering the deal. I highly suspect this isn’t the case in Ryan Murphy’s situation, though he may have some material that is tied up in prior deals which may hobble him moving forward. Cases when major creatives/producers have moved from one home to another don’t always do well however.
CES and much more. Voice assistants are everywhere and IoT devices are getting smarter. Innovations in Sleep Tech that will improve your health. Elon Musk's Hyperloop is moving forward. Facebook is changing the Newsfeed feature and you might be shocked how. Some new brands might be popping up on Instagram feed and Stephen Colbert's app, Scripto, is being used by nearly everyone in late night new comedy.
My favorite part was the broad overview of CES shows over the past several decades and what they’ve generally focused on. It makes an interesting perspective on the state of technology for the past 40 or so years.
DOJ suggests that phone encryption kills people. Facebook wants to see you naked. Apple gets ready for its best holiday ever. Twitter gets 50 character names to go with its 280 character tweets. XBox One X is the best game system out there. Bill Gates will build his own city. Car ownership will be a thing of the past in 5 years. Intel and AMD team up. Alibaba sells $25 billion worth of stuff in one day while America's retail sector is tanking.
The iPhone X is the best phone a huge pile of money can buy. Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, cashes out $1 billion in Amazon stock. Congress has some words with Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Can Facebook be fixed? Can Twitter? Animoji, poop emoji, and burger emoji continue to be news.