Is Xiaomi’s new Mi 11 Ultra the best phone you can buy at Rs. 70,000? Gadgets 360 deputy reviews editor Roydon Cerejo and reviewer Aditya Shenoy join host Akhil Arora to discuss Mi 11 Ultra — the most expensive phone Xiaomi has ever brought to India. Xiaomi is going after a new crowd with the Mi 11 Ultra, those who have an eye on OnePlus 9 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. But crucially, will Xiaomi deliver Android updates for the next few years? We also talk about the Mi 11 Ultra’s three cameras (and that camera bump), and the MIUI software that has always held Xiaomi back in the premium segment. Read: Mi 11 Ultra Review Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Chapters Intro (00:00) Xiaomi’s most expensive phone (00:41) Hello, premium crowd (04:31) Mi 11 Ultra cameras (08:22) Highest DxOMark rating (12:54) Beating competitors at price (15:05) That camera bump! (18:31) Mi 11 Ultra software (22:06) New (ultra) flagship killer? (27:01) Outro (33:43)
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 dance with Netflix over in app payments. And SpaceX finally gets its Mars rocket to… not blow up on landing.Sponsors:AirMedCareNetwork.com/tech offer code TECHCybereason.comLinks:IBM Creates First 2nm Chip (AnandTech)Google is going to start automatically enrolling users in two-step verification (ZDNet)Google relaxes work from home rules to let more staff be remote (Bloomberg)Twitter rolls out improved ‘reply prompts’ to cut down on harmful tweets (Tech Crunch)Emails reveal Apple’s attempts to stop Netflix from dropping App Store In-App Purchase support (9to5 Mac)EXCLUSIVE China's Tencent in talks with U.S. to keep gaming investments -sources (Reuters)SpaceX successfully lands its massive Starship for the first time (New Atlas)
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 not complicated reason why some exchanges can’t tell you the price of Berkshire Hathaway stock right now. Think: partying like it’s 1999.Sponsors:Kraken.com/techmemePingIdentity.comLinks:Facebook’s Trump ban can stay in place, says Oversight Board (The Verge)Signal Tries to Run the Most Honest Facebook Ad Campaign Ever, Immediately Gets Banned (Gizmodo)Facebook Workplace reaches 7 million paid subscribers (CNBC)Facebook takes on Nextdoor with Neighborhoods tool (Cnet)Dell patches 12-year-old driver vulnerability impacting millions of PCs (The Record)Snapchat Can Be Sued Over Role In Fatal Car Crash, Court Rules (NPR)Epic CEO says he would have taken a special App Store deal if Apple had offered (9to5 Mac)Epic CEO argues Fortnite trial is an existential fight for the future (Protocol)Berkshire Hathaway’s Stock Price Is Too Much for Computers (WSJ)
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/Epic Games trial. And how many people still pay a monthly subscription to AOL?Sponsors:Masterworks.io, promocode: rideCybereason.comLinks:Twitter expands Spaces to anyone with 600+ followers, details plans for tickets, reminders and more (Tech Crunch)Twitter is buying Scroll, the subscription service that removes ads from news sites (The Verge)Twitter makes all of its money from ads. It’s trying to change that. (Recode)Apple hires ex-Google AI scientist who resigned after colleagues' firings (Reuters)Ford backed Argo sees new sensor as key for self driving cars (Bloomberg)Apple and Epic go head-to-head in fiery opening remarks of highly-anticipated trial (9to5 Mac)About 1.5 million people still pay for AOL — but now they get tech support and identity theft services instead of dial-up internet (CNBC)
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 backgrounder and breakdown of the Apple/Epic games trial that is kicking off today.Sponsors:PorkBun.com/tld/design use coupon code RIDECybereason.comLinks:Kuo: Apple to Launch 8-Inch Foldable iPhone in 2023 (Mac Rumors)Verizon sells media businesses including Yahoo and AOL to Apollo for $5 billion (CNBC)Facebook and Instagram notices in iOS apps tell users tracking helps keep them ‘free of charge’ (The Verge)A new green cryptocurrency called Chia uses a less energy-intensive method of minting new coins. Here are 6 things to know about the digital asset before it starts trading on Monday. (Markets Insider)Microsoft explored reducing its Xbox store cut to shake up console gaming (The Verge)Apple’s App Store Had 78% Margin in 2019, Epic Expert Says (Bloomberg)Epic v. Apple: Everything you need to know about the biggest trial in tech (Protocol)52 Week Newsletter: https://reading-waves.ghost.io/
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 for clubhouse so we could do a bull/bear debate episode? And the great Joseph Flaherty (@josephflaherty) of Founders Collective raised his hand and said he’d be game to do it, so this is what we have today. An episode of two halves. First, Joe makes the bull case, then after the break, Ed gives the bear take. And that’s it? Great conversation. Great points made by both guys. Enjoy.Here is Ed's piece that we refer to throughout: Clubhouse and Audio's Feature Not A Product Problem (And How It Might Possibly Be Meerkat 2)
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 longreads suggestions.Sponsors:Red-ID.com/brianAirMedCareNetwork.com/tech offer code TECHLinks:EU Charges Apple With App Store Antitrust Violations in Spotify Case (Wall Street Jounal)YouTube TV removed from Roku channel store amid Google contract dispute (Axios)Apple says the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro will work with the old Magic Keyboard, but ‘may not precisely fit when closed’ (9to5 Mac)'A Perfect Positive Storm’: Bonkers Dollars for Big Tech (New York Times)Weekend Longreads Suggestions:The new wave of crypto users: migrant workers (Rest of World)Europe Is Trying to Reclaim Its Lost Chipmaking Glory (Bloomberg)As Nintendo’s entertainment kingdom expands, it’s still about the games (Fast Company)Spotify’s Surprise (Stratechery)Artificial Intelligence Is Misreading Human Emotion (The Atlantic)mRNA vaccine technology (Peter Attia MD)How mRNA Technology Could Change the World (The Atlantic)Subscribe to the RideHome+ Feed at: tech.supercast.tech
Is Xiaomi's new Mi 11X the best phone under Rs. 35,000 in India? Gadgets 360 reviews editor Jamshed Avari and reviewer Aditya Shenoy join host Akhil Arora to discuss Mi 11X — the cheapest offering in Xiaomi's Mi 11 series that also includes Mi 11X Pro and Mi 11 Ultra. We touch upon the cameras, its competitors, what sets it apart, and Xiaomi's penchant for ads and bloatware. Read: Mi 11X Review Later, we jump over to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the Marvel Cinematic Universe series that ended its six-episode run last Friday on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar. Gadgets 360 chief sub-editor Shayak Majumder and deputy news editor Veer Arjun Singh — both Marvel fans — join Akhil to talk about that new Captain America suit, how it compares to WandaVision, and its narrative failings with Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan). We also dive into the Marvel series' motley of villains: Baron Helmut Zemo (Daniel Brühl), Power Broker/ Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp), US Agent/ John Walker (Wyatt Russell), the Flag Smashers and their leader Karli Morgenthau (Erin Kellyman), and Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus). Read: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Review Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at email@example.com Chapters Intro (00:00) The Mi 11 range—some rebranded (00:24) What's unique about Mi 11X? (02:35) Mi 11X UI (07:05) Where's the compromise? (09:50) Cameras on the Mi 11X (15:00) Mi 11X competitors (19:17) The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (23:50) vs WandaVision, 6-hour movie (25:40) Poor Winter Soldier and Zemo (30:58) John Walker is US Agent (33:40) From Agent 13 to Power Broker (38:08) Valentina! Julia Louis-Dreyfus! (42:32) New Captain America suit (45:52) Captain America and White Wolf (51:44) Flag Smashers smashed (56:26) Outro (01:01:44)
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 of their hands. What if we did streaming gaming, but just for browsing the web? Say hello to Mighty. And odds are, you’ve probably never gotten millimeter wave 5G on you fancy new phone.Sponsors:Red-ID.com/briancalderalab.com use code TECHMEME (all caps one word) at checkoutLinks:Facebook Revenue Grows 48% as Ad Prices Increase (The Information)Apple warns of supply shortages likely to impact iPad and Mac in Q3 (9to5 Mac)WarnerMedia plans to charge $9.99 per month for ad-supported HBO Max (CNBC)Verizon Explores Sale of Media Assets, Including Parts of Yahoo and AOL (Wall Street Journal)Amazon to spend $1B to boost pay for 500k operations workers by as much as $3 an hour (Geek Wire)Mighty wants to ‘make Chrome faster’ by streaming a browser from the cloud, starting on macOS (9to5 Google)Verizon “leads” all US carriers in mmWave 5G availability at 0.8% (Ars Technica)
The Consumer Technology Association says they’re doing it live! As in, an in-person CES once again. Samsung announces two superlight laptops that are nonetheless, still “pro.” Netflix launches a new interface to take away what to watch fatigue. A roundup of tech earnings. And help Microsoft pick a new default font for Office.Sponsors:Red-ID.com/brianOracle.com/goto/rideLinks:CES will return to Las Vegas as an in-person event in 2022 (The Verge)Samsung’s new Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 are lightweight laptops with OLED screens (The Verge)AirPods demand reportedly falling as Apple cuts production by 25-30% (9 to 5 Mac)Inside Netflix’s Quest to End Scrolling: How the company is working to solve one of its biggest threats: decision fatigue. (Vulture)Huawei reports 16.5% drop in revenues in first quarter, warns of ‘another challenging year’ ahead (CNBC)Microsoft is changing the default Office font and wants your help to pick a new one (The Verge)52-Week High Newsletter Tool (https://reading-waves.ghost.io/)
Is the EU about to bring the hammer down on Apple? Are Apple M2 chips right around the corner? Spotify launches its Podcast Subscription offering, and it is an interesting contrast to Apple’s. A whole slew of new Fire Tablets from Amazon. Lyft exits the self-driving game. And we’re in a dark new world when it comes to ransomware attacks.Sponsors:Skiff.org/rideCyberreason.comLinks:EU to charge Apple with anti-competitive behaviour this week (Financial Times)Spotify launches podcast subscriptions, but you can’t subscribe in-app (The Verge)Apple's follow-up to M1 chip goes into mass production for Mac (Nikkei Asia)Amazon’s new Fire HD 10 tablet has slimmer bezels and better specs (The Verge)Lyft sells self-driving unit to Toyota’s Woven Planet for $550M (Tech Crunch)Ransomware gang threatens to expose police informants if ransom is not paid (The Record)
Facebook rolls out that Spotify integration. Roku accuses Google of making anticompetitive demands for YouTube TV. iOS 14.5 rolls out, and with it that App Tracking Transparency tool. Apple plans a big new campus in North Carolina. And DoNotPay’s latest service helps protect your selfies from the global panopticon. Sponsors: CalderaLab.com use code TECHMEME (all caps one word) at checkoutKiwico.com, Promocode ride for 30 percent offLinks:Facebook introduces a new miniplayer that streams Spotify within the Facebook app(Tech Crunch)Zoom launches Immersive View to unify participants in the same virtual room (Venture Beat)Roku says it may lose YouTube TV app after Google made anti-competitive demands (Axios)OnlyFans feels the lockdown love as transactions hit £1.7bn (Financial Times)German groups file Apple antitrust complaint as it makes privacy changes (Financial Times)To Be Tracked or Not? Apple Is Now Giving Us the Choice. (New York Times)Apple will spend $1 billion to open 3,000-employee campus in North Carolina (CNBC)DoNotPay's new tool makes your photos undetectable to facial recognition software (Input)
Figuring out the AirTags play. New iMac lust. And a deep discussion of the Apple Podcasts Subscription thing.
All you need to know about Apple's latest range of hardware products.
Spotify looks like it’s going to quickly counter Apple with a Podcasts Subscription competitor that might be extremely creator friendly. The mystery of the driverless Tesla car crash. Worth noting how quickly things have been turned around for the better over at Snapchat. And of course, the Weekend Longreads Suggestions.Sponsors:Tovala.com/rideAirMedCareNetwork.com/tech offer code TECHLinks:Apple, Spotify and the New Battle Over Who Wins Podcasting (Wall Street Journal)Did a Human or a Computer Crash This Tesla? (Intelligencer)Snap reports accelerating revenue growth, strong user numbers for first quarter (CNBC)Weekend Longreads Suggestions:Netflix, Disney and Amazon’s Streaming Wars Heat Up Overseas (Wall Street Journal)The pandemic nearly crushed pet-care startup Rover (Business Insider)Meet Virtual Reality, Your New Physical Therapist (New York Times)TMSC's expansion challenge told in 10 timely charts (Bloomberg)Why the Chip Shortage Is So Hard to Overcome (Wall Street Journal)Designed by Apple in California, Not Assembled in China (Above Avalon)15 Years of Spotify: How the Streaming Giant Has Changed and Reinvented the Music Industry (Variety)Subscribe to the RideHome+ Feed at: tech.supercast.tech
Apple announced a new iPad Pro, 24-inch iMac, and Apple TV 4K this week — along with AirTag, finally. And a purple iPhone was thrown into the mix. Gadgets 360 reviews editor Jamshed Avari and in-house Apple expert Harpreet Singh join host Akhil Arora to discuss all things Apple from the Spring Loaded event. We talk about the two new iPad Pro models (11-inch and 12.9-inch), why they are designed for a niche use, and what's limiting them (hint: it's iPadOS). Read: iPad Pro with Apple M1, Mini-LED display, and Thunderbolt launched We dive into the new 24-inch iMac that's nearly a centimetre thin but still has a giant chin. Also, why does Apple prioritise design over use in a desktop computer? Later, we jump over to the new Apple TV 4K that promises high-refresh-rate 4K HDR but skips over on any gaming improvements. Curious. Read: iMac 24-inch with Apple M1 launched, Apple TV 4K refreshed with A12 Bionic And lastly, we touch upon Apple's entry into a new product segment with the AirTag trackers. Read: All you need to know about AirTag Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Chapters Intro (00:00) New iPad Pro (00:24) The best thing about iPad Pro (03:22) With accessories, is it a computer? (04:39) iPad Pro is still an iPad (06:42) New 24-inch iMac (08:09) Not upgradeable, not portable (10:53) Mac mini or iMac? (14:54) New Apple TV 4K (17:25) Why A12 Bionic, not A14? (20:13) Gaming on Apple TV (21:42) What can Apple TV do that others can't? (24:15) AirTag (25:57) Outro ft. purple iPhone (32:09)
Dish partners with AWS to build the first public cloud-based 5G network. iPadOS 15 might let you go full widget on the home screen. Some of those stolen schematics suggest we will be getting the MacBook Pros we deserve. I’ve got an interesting raise for a pro duct every Product Manager should know about. And the first reviews of the Apple Air Tags are in.Sponsors:PingIdentity.comNewYorker.com/techmeme, promocode techmemeLinks:US satellite company Dish taps Amazon for 5G launch (Financial Times)Apple Plans Notifications, iPad Home Screen Upgrades for iOS 15 (Bloomberg)Stolen MacBook Pro Schematics Confirm Apple's Plans to Add More Ports and Remove Touch Bar (Mac Rumors)Software product planning platform Productboard raises $72M (Venture Beat)AIRTAG LOCATION TRACKERS ARE SMART, CAPABLE, AND VERY APPLE (The Verge)
Edul Patel CEO of Mudrex. A Y-Combinator backed startup, on a mission to democratize investing in cryptocurrency.
Cryptocurrency is a trillion dollar industry & with a billion people in India the potential is huge! So today my guest Edul Patel CEO of Mudrex. A Y-Combinator startup building an algorithmic trading platform for cryptocurrency. They help crypto traders create, test and deploy their trading rules into automated trading algorithms without writing code. Started back in 2011 reading the original white paper while still in college and now they are growing 40% month on month. They have 2.5k paying customers and $10 million of assets under management. So today you will find out how he got his first 1k customers. Insights into the crypto scene in india. Talks about the hype/greed/fear/excitement/ in crypto. Are crypto trading bots better than human traders? Talks about the best advice he received at YC(19) & the intense 24 hr demo day. Edul shares his product strategies on how products should be built and should they how they should be killed. The 3 books he gives to all his employees. And finally I talk to Edul about my first week as a crypto trader! So we talk about portfolios & trading advice. Please note I am not a financial advisor. So please seek financial advice and if you're interested in buying crypto please see the link on the show notes.In this conversation we also talk aboutTractionThe Crypto lightbulb momentIndian regulationsWho are they targeting? Talks about why crypto is so volatile (or is it?) Dealing with user experiences issues in the early days..The challenge indian regulations dealing with crypto and what he would change.Happy to let his bots trade while sleeping.After 10 years finally breaking even and making profitDeal making advice (less is more)3 key skills to become a product manager (32.49)Whats can do wrong in cryptoAdvice for first time product managers with no experienceDealing with stress. Originally building a crypto exchange for India.Linkshttps://mudrex.com/P.SEarn $10 USD in bitcoingemini.com/share/qng4qpxceP.P.Sif you need something to do during these challenging and difficult times and want some inspiration and need some creativity. check out Skillshare. Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities.Try Premium free for 2 months and access all my classes!https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/neilpatelmusic by Punch Deck. https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kdduxAVaFnbHJyNxl7FWV
The EU proposes a big new regulatory framework for AI. A ransomware gang threatens to release Apple product schematics unless they get paid off. Fallout from yesterday’s Apple event including what you can and cannot put on your AirTags. Netflix has disappointed Wall Street, and Amazon is expanding its “pay with your palm” program to more Whole Foods locations.Sponsors:Skiff.org/ride Tovala.com/rideClassified:RobBettis.comLinks:Artificial Intelligence, Facial Recognition Face Curbs in New EU Proposal (Wall Street Journal)Instagram launches tools to filter out abusive DMs based on keywords and emojis, and to block people, even on new accounts (Tech Crunch)Apple announces AirTag accessories that cost more than the device (9 to 5 Mac)Ransomware gang tries to extort Apple hours ahead of Spring Loaded event (The Record)Netflix falls after pandemic boom reverses to rare weakness (Bloomberg)Amazon is bringing palm-scanning payment system to Whole Foods stores (CNBC)(Order your own classified at: https://www.ridehome.info/p/classifieds/)
All of the headlines from Apple’s “Spring Loaded” event. All of the announcements Mark Zuckerberg made in that Discord room yesterday. Binance hires a former regulator to be its new CEO. And Fitbit wants to sell you a fashion forward Fitness Tracker.Sponsors:ManlyBands.com/techmemeKracken.com/techmemeClassified:RobBettis.comLinks:Apple updates 11" and 12.9" iPad Pros with M1, 8-core GPU, Thunderbolt, up to 2TB storage, 5G, 1080p FaceTime HD camera, and a miniLED screen on the 12.9" model (Techmeme)Apple introduces Podcasts Subscriptions to pay creators for content in redesigned app (9to5Mac)Facebook unveils suite of new audio products (Axios)Clubhouse’s Monthly Downloads Plunged 72% Last Month (The Wrap)Cryptocurrency Giant Binance.US Hires Former Top Bank Regulator (WSJ)Fitbit’s Luxe is a fashion-focused fitness band that costs $149.95 (The Verge)(Order your own classified at: https://www.ridehome.info/p/classifieds/)
Mon. 04/19 – Facebook To Announce Going Big On Audio, Via Audio?Facebook has probably just outlined its plans to go big on audio, via a digital audio room. Clubhouse has officially announced that big new raise, probably in reaction to that, to some degree, A16Z did indeed triple down, and I try to outline all the threads for you. Britain might block ARM’s sale to Nvidia. And what to expect from tomorrow’s Apple event.Sponsors:Masterworks.io promocode ride Fundrise.com/techmemeLinks:Facebook plans to go after Clubhouse — and podcasts — with a suite of new audio products (Vox)Clubhouse closes an undisclosed $4B valuation Series C round, as tech giants’ clones circle (Tech Crunch)UK invokes national security to investigate Nvidia's ARM deal (Reuters)Tencent's Ma dangles billions in aid as antitrust scrutiny grows (Bloomberg)Microsoft’s xCloud beta arrives on iOS and PC this week (The Verge)What to Expect From Apple's April 20 Event: New iPads, AirTags and More (Mac Rumors)
Chris Fralic of First Round Capital was involved in funding such companies as Ring, Hotel Tonight, Warby Parker, Rec Room, and as you’ll hear today, Roblox. But in addition to being a legend, as you’ll hear, Chris is just an all around good dude
In this episode, host Nandgopal Rajan is joined by Nimish Dubey to discuss the relevance of Chromebooks in India, why they have not picked up in the country yet, and how they could turn out to be a viable option for students.
The biggest semiconductor companies in the world warn than the global chip shortage might roll on for years. Could that recent batch of Facebook accounts showing up on the dark web lead to the dreaded maximal GDPR action? Apple says it pays artists more than Spotify does, but is that really true? Depends on how you run the numbers. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.Sponsors:Skiff.org/ride GivingMultiplier.org/techmeme Links:Intel, Nvidia, TSMC execs agree: Chip shortage could last into 2023 (Ars Technica)Facebook faces ‘mass action’ lawsuit in Europe over 2019 breach (Tech Crunch)Apple Music Reveals How Much It Pays When You Stream a Song (Wall Street Journal)Weekend Longreads Suggestions:Dogecoin: The meme that somehow became a real cryptocurrency (Cnet)They were ancient internet memes. Now NFTs are making them rich (Wired)Why did Microsoft spend $19.7 billion to purchase Nuance? The answer may lie beyond health care. (Protocol)A Little-Known Upstart Might Just Beat Google to Autonomous Driving (Bloomberg Business Week)Hip-Hop Loves Cash App, and That Might Be Why Jack Dorsey Bought Tidal (GQ)Why a Chinese invasion of Taiwan would be a catastrophe for China and the world (Doxa)Strong Bad thank you: The Flash icon endures as the internet rapidly changes (Polygon)Subscribe to the RideHome+ Feed at: tech.supercast.tech
Is OnePlus 9R old wine in a new bottle — or something more? Gadgets 360 reviews editor Jamshed Avari and in-house OnePlus expert Ali Pardiwala join host Akhil Arora to discuss the new Rs. 40,000 phone — the fourth entry in its line-up, the most OnePlus has ever had. We touch upon how the 9R compares to its more expensive sibling, its primary competition, and what buyers should expect from the 9R. Towards the end, we field questions from our audience. Read: OnePlus 9R Review Later, we jump over to the OnePlus Watch, the first "smartwatch" from the Shenzhen-headquartered manufacturer. Gadgets 360 reviewer Aditya Shenoy and smartwatch enthusiast Shubham Raheja join Akhil to talk about its various limitations and where it all stems from: putting battery life first. Watch: OnePlus Watch Unboxing and First Impressions Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at email@example.com Chapters Intro (00:00) What to expect from 9R (00:30) OnePlus 9 vs 9R (2:35) 9R's competition (06:55) Mid-range or premium? (09:30) 9RT / 9TR soon? (11:22) Phones are boring (13:32) Audience Q&A (18:05) OnePlus Watch (23:02) Watch OS (24:50) No apps, little customisation (28:40) Mic yes, voice assistant no (33:00) Battery life first (35:00) FAQ (38:30) OnePlus Watch alternatives (42:01) Outro (45:03)
Jeff Bezos pens his farewell to the troops, and also, the shareholders. A big Google Earth update. Some thoughts on yesterday’s Coinbase debut. DJI updates its mid-level workhorse drone. And Ford is taking baby steps to that sort of super cruise control that I really want while we’re wait for full autonomy.Sponsors:AirMedCareNetwork.com/tech offer code TECH AwayTravel.com/techmeme Links:Jeff Bezos says Amazon needs to do a better job for employees in his final shareholder letter as CEO (CNBC)Google Earth’s historical 3D time lapses show the ravages of climate change (The Verge)Apple announces $200 million investment fund for forest restoration projects (9 to 5 Mac)Parallels 16.5 with native Apple Silicon support now available, up 30% faster VM performance than Intel (9 to 5 Mac)I funded Coinbase in 2012. Making 6000x on my best startup investment yet (Gary Tan)DJI’s new Mavic Air 2S comes with one big upgrade (The Verge)Ford’s hands-free BlueCruise driving feature coming soon to the F-150 and Mustang Mach-E (The Verge)
Wed. 04/14 – Now It’s the FBI Doing The (Legal?) HackingThe FBI hacked into some Exchange servers to prevent further hacking of Exchange servers. Ming-Chi Kuo thinks the iPhone mini and the notch are both going away after this year. Sony wants you to think of their phones as cameras first. Oculus gets a key new wireless update. And yes, those Boston Dynamics robot dogs have been spotted on the streets of NYC.Sponsors:Startmail.com/Techmeme for 50% off your first year!Blockchain.com Links:FBI Accesses Computers Around Country to Delete Microsoft Exchange Hacks (Vice)Kuo: 2022 iPhones to Feature 48-Megapixel Camera, 8K Video, and 6.1 and 6.7" Sizes With No 5.4" Mini Option (Mac Rumors)Kuo: Apple to Adopt Under Display Face ID Starting With 2023 iPhones (Mac Rumors)Kuo: 2023 iPhones to Feature 'Periscopic' Telephoto Lens (Mac Rumors)Samsung's third Unpacked event of 2021 set for April 28 (Cnet)Sony announces the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III with variable telephoto lenses (The Verge)Oculus Quest 2 owners can start testing wireless PC VR gaming with Air Link (Engadget)NYPD Deploys "Creepy" New Robot Dog In Manhattan Public Housing Complex (Gothamist)
Everyone announced something today. A new Surface Laptop 4. New Nvidia things. New Roku things. Something new from Spotify literally called Car Thing. Oculus is going to hold a product event. Siri leaked the next Apple event. And Grab is going public via a SPAC.Sponsors: LinkedIn.com/ride Fundrise.com/techmemeLinks:Microsoft announces Surface Laptop 4 with choice of Intel or AMD processors (The Verge)Siri Reveals Apple Event Planned for Tuesday, April 20 (Mac Rumors)Facebook Announces Oculus Gaming Showcase For April 21 (Upload)Nvidia unveils rental model for DGX Station A100 mini supercomputers (Venture Beat)Roku’s latest streaming device gives 4K, HDR, and a voice remote for $40 (Ars Technica)Spotify’s Car Thing debuts as a limited release for selected US users (The Verge)
Microsoft acquires the biggest name in speech tech. Apple is maybe developing some home gadgets I feel like they should have done years ago. Might we see new iPads by the end of the month? Google wants to stop you from walking and texting. And a review of the new Mercedes-Benz entrant into the EV wars. Sponsors:Skiff.org/ride Netgear.com/bestwifi and promocode:tech10 Links:Microsoft buys speech recognition firm Nuance in a $16 billion deal (CNBC)Apple Working on Combined TV Box, Speaker to Revive Home Efforts (Bloomberg)Apple Facing Supply Shortage of Upcoming High-End iPad Displays (Bloomberg)Ant to Be Financial Holding Firm in Overhaul Forced by China (Bloomberg)Alibaba’s rivals on alert after China’s regulators hand out record fine (FT)Google starts rolling out “Heads Up” in Digital Wellbeing to stop distracted walking (XDA Developers)THE 2022 MERCEDES-BENZ EQS IS A DECLARATION OF MAXIMUM ELECTRIC LUXURY (The Verge)
Thousands of languages thrive across the globe, yet modern speech technology -- with all of its benefits -- supports just over a hundred. Computational linguist Kalika Bali dreams of a day when technology acts as a bridge instead of a barrier, working passionately to build new and inclusive systems for the millions who speak low-resource languages. In this perspective-shifting talk, she outlines what happens when a language is omitted from the digital landscape -- and what can be gained when communities keep pace with the future.
Today you will hear some of the best guests I have spoken to over the past 5 years. You will hear from Vineet Rajan. Co-founder of Scout My Trip - India's premier do-it-yourself platform for road trips .talks about pivoting, new insights on the India travel market , growing 5x , expanding into S.E Asia, using virtual scouts & life changing road trips! Next we have Aayush Jindal Co-founder of Toesmith. (45m.46sec) India’s first tech-driven footwear brand, offering customisation of shoes at an affordable price. Next up Vikas Jha CEO & founder of Alore CRM (1h 19m) - On building one of India's fastest growing sales platform. And last but not least I speak to The Startup Guy aka Vijay Anand , Founder of the Startup Centre (1h 54m) he talks about the Indian Startup Ecosystem - what's going right, what needs to be tweaked and where to next? So sit back & enjoy some of the best moments Vineet Rajan. Co-founder of Scout My TripThis is an exciting new feature called Where Are They Now ? I catch up with previous guests who came on the show. I catch up With Vineet Rajan the co-founder of Scout My Trip India’s first subscription-based travel planner powered by local travel experts. He gives us an update on what’s been happening since I last spoke to him over 2 years ago including being recognised as being of the top 50 startups to watch in india. Talks about expanding into SouthEast Asia. He explains why they pivoted and now use virtual scouts, talks about raising $500k, talks about content marketing strategies , talks about hot new destinations in india you should visit , talks about a life changing trip to Ladakh and finally he talks about eating ghost chillies in North East India and his second wife latitia(his bike!)In this conversation we also talk about:Growing 5x since 2018A phenomenal 2019 winning 6+ awardsOffline marketing strategiesBusiness Travel marketWorking with HondaClimate change & sustainable travelGreat story how he met his co-founder on the highwayGreat road tripsBeing a startup guy and his co-founder being a corporate guyConsumer mindset in indiaIncome Tax Exemption granted under Startup India ProgrammeHow they use virtual scoutsUsing AI in the futureBeing trapped in the snow for 20hrs!Aayush Jindal Co-founder of Toesmith. (45m.46sec)'It was his birthday & I thought of customising a shoe and gifting it to him on his birthday' And so Toesmith was born! and they haven't looked back . I speak to Aayush Jindal Co-founder of Toesmith , India’s first tech-driven footwear brand, offering customisation of shoes . In this episode he talks how the 3d customisation works. Talks about customer research , pitching his parents the prototype , how they target customers via Facebook and Instagram, how many orders that get a day, quitting the corporate life, how they plan to scale the operation and finally he gives advice on building an e-commerce business & brand in India.In this conversation we also talk about:Pricing strategies that don't pinch!Getting great feedback & design from a tattoo artistWalking away from nice job at BainHow they deal with copyright issuesThoughts on the offline / retail market.Is it pressure off or pressure on?Launching internationally & scalingExperiencing failure on his previous start-upGetting advice from parents who work in the shoe manufacturing business.Vikas Jha CEO & founder of Alore CRM (1h 19m) India is emerging as one of the fastest-growing markets for SaaS (software as a service)-based customer relationship management (CRM) firms. So today i speak to Vikas Jha founder & CEO of Alore. Alore offers everything needed to run a sales team at scale - from finding business email addresses to running automated drip campaigns to monitoring the performance of sales teams. So he talks about it all got started , how the product works. How they acquire customers around the world organically without spending money on marketing. Talks about nearly going bankrupt , talks about what makes a great salesperson, being an ex-merchant navy officer turned venture capitalist turned entrepreneur. Gives great book recommendations , talks about burnout , mental health. He talks about bootstrapping strategies what worked and what didn't work and finally he talks about how he transitioned from corporate life to startup life.in this conversation we also talk about:Sales so farEarly bootstrap strategies using Facebook groupsProduct design processUnique pricing models2 business modelsIs email still a good way to sell?The 'land & expand' strategyBook recommendation - Atomic Habits by James Clear & OKR by John DorrSeeing 800 business plans in a year as a VC and what to put in a pitch deck.Great hiring advice and processes.How he dealt with mental health & burnoutAdvice on pivotingDealing with rejectionThe Startup Guy aka Vijay Anand , Founder of the Startup Centre (1h 54m) India is the third largest startup ecosystem in the world, what’s going right, and what needs to be tweaked? I speak to Vijay Anand, AKA The Startup Guy, founder of The Startup Centre in Chennai. He is an entrepreneur and has been mentoring startups in India for the past 10 years. So In this episode we talk about the state of the Indian startup ecosystem. Talk about finding India's identity - China has processes & innovation, Germany does precision machinery, US and Israel drive innovation, Japan has quality. What is India's story?The involvement of India's government - the good & bad. Talks about If someone wants to start a venture today, what areas should they focus on? talks about the 2 kinds of entrepreneur, overvaluation of startups, ethics, blockchain, dogs!, space travel, super human beings and what does he go for - the person or the idea? And much more , so please enjoy the show.in this conversation we also talk about:Differences in the Indian eco-system v Israel eco-systemBig observation about indian startupsIndian domestic market v global marketBill gates & Mark Zuckerberg chatHow do you unlearnLooking at a person as asset not a liabilityThe 3rd wave of startupsHow to find co-foundersWhat gets Vijay out of bed?P.Sif you need something to do during these challenging and difficult times and want some inspiration and need some creativity. check out Skillshare. Skillshare is an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, business, tech, and more. Anyone can join the millions of members in our community to learn cutting-edge skills, network with peers and discover new opportunities.Try Premium free for 2 months and access all my classes!https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/neilpatelmusic by Punch Deck. https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kdduxAVaFnbHJyNxl7FWV
Here was our Twitter Space from this week. We ended up talking all about Coinbase, helped by some great analysis from Romeen Sheth, who I think you’ll recall I quoted from when we talked about this on Wednesday. You can follow Romeen on twitter @RomeenSheth, link in the show notes. And also, he has a great podcast called Square One, where he interviews founders and investors, folks like Anthony Pompliano, Li Jin, David Sacks, even Andrew Yang. Give it a listen, search Square One on your podcast app of choice.Sponsors:Today In Digital Marketing podcastGivingMultiplier.org/techmeme
In this episode, host Nandgopal Rajan is joined by Jean Jacques Blanc, the Chief Commercial Officer of iRobots. Beginning with the company’s latest offerings, the duo discuss how cleaning robots are evolving to offer a personalised experience to each consumer, how the idea of home cleaning has evolved, smart home integration, the Indian market, and […]
The counting is finally happening, and not to be all Nate Silver, but it’s looking fairly certain that Amazon won it’s big union battle. Apple and Epic Games are making their first arguments in that big lawsuit. A big new scraping hack, this time for half a billion LinkedIn users. Neurolink shows a monkey playing Pong with its brain. And of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.Sponsors:Blockchain.comFundRise.com/techmeme Links:Partial tally in Amazon union drive favors ‘No’ votes. (NYTimes)Epic v. Apple discovery details ‘Project Liberty’ scheme to skirt App Store with Fortnite (9to5Mac)Apple Admits Purposely Keeping iMessage Off Android Helps Lock Users In (DroidLife)Hackers scraped data from 500 million LinkedIn users — about two-thirds of the platform's userbase — and have posted it for sale online (Insider)Neuralink's brain-computer interface demo shows a monkey playing Pong (Engadget)Weekend Longreads Suggestions:Silicon Valley Is Flooding Into a Reluctant Austin (Bloomberg Businessweek)Don’t pick up! The rise and fall of a massive industry based on missed calls (Rest of World)DoorDash Drivers Game Algorithm to Increase Pay (Bloomberg Businessweek)Revenge Of The Winklevii (Forbes)Bill Hwang Had $20 Billion, Then Lost It All in Two Days (Bloomberg Businessweek)
Why did LG give up on its smartphones business? Gadgets 360 reviews editor Jamshed Avari and Counterpoint analyst Tarun Pathak join host Akhil Arora to discuss what led to LG's exit, the Korean manufacturers' innovations and mistakes, and how the industry is due for another upheveal. Watch: RIP LG Smartphones Later, we jump over to Outriders, the new co-op RPG shooter from People Can Fly, out on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X. Resident gamer and Gadgets 360 chief sub-editor Shayak Majumder joins Akhil to talk about the good and the bad of the new video game: the recurring server troubles, the varying character classes, the keep-you-on-your-toes gameplay, and problems with cross-play and grinding. Read: Outriders Review Follow Gadgets 360 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Chapters Intro (00:00) What made LG quit? (00:32) LG's innovative ideas—and problems (03:50) Did we see LG's exit coming? (06:52) LG first, phones second (10:54) LG's other failures: webOS and Intel (12:55) Does this impact LG? (14:44) Who's next? And what's the future like? (16:19) Outriders (22:00) What Outriders is like (23:18) Outriders feels old—but has some good ideas (25:30) Outriders enemies and gameplay (28:40) Character classes in Outriders (30:42) Grinding and 'World Tier' (36:09) The thing with microtransactions (41:30) Server troubles and cross-play (45:27) Outro (49:26)
If the chip shortage is now biting even Apple, things are getting real, y’all. Twitter apparently took a run at buying Clubhouse. Facebook has a new Clubhouse like product called Hotline. Lenovo’s new phone convinces me gaming phones are truly a thing. And are there signs we’re finally gonna see those Apple AirTags… or do the tea leaves reveal the exact opposite?Sponsors:Calderalab.com code TECHMEME at checkoutBlockchain.comLinks:MacBook and iPad production delayed as supply crunch hits Apple (NikkeiAsia)Apple MacBook and iPad production may be delayed over global chip shortage (AppleInsider)Twitter Held Discussions for $4 Billion Takeover of Clubhouse (Bloomberg)Facebook tests Hotline, a Q&A product that’s a mashup of Clubhouse and Instagram Live (TechCrunch)Lenovo’s Legion Phone Duel 2 has not one but two cooling fans (The Verge)YouTube is social media’s big winner during the pandemic (CNBC)Uber and Lyft ‘throwing money’ at US drivers to ease shortage (FT)Google I/O 2021 will be virtual and free to attend from May 18-20 (9to5Google)Apple Announces Find My Network With Support for Third-Party Devices (MacRumors)
Would you pay two percent more for the carbon-neutral version of the products you buy and use every day? In this innovative talk, climate pathfinder Jens Burchardt walks us through the costs and considerations of producing planet-friendly products -- from creation to purchase -- and explains why curbing climate change doesn't have to break the bank. It's an inspiring demonstration of how the barriers to a greener world may not be as insurmountable as we think.
Coinbase has revealed the number behind their business, and they are brain exploding emoji. A big Patreon raise shows the moneybags are serious about this creator economy thing. Nobody is crying at Plaid over that failed Visa merger. There’s a new king of the gaming laptop hill. And I try my best to unravel the twisted tale of the latest Facebook data scandal.Sponsors:Kiwico.com, Promocode ride for 30 percent offBlockchain.comLinks:Coinbase Posts Blowout Q1 Profit of $730-$800 Million, Days Before Public Listing (Decrypt)Patreon’s Valuation Triples to $4 Billion as Platform Draws Creators, Fans (WSJ)Clubhouse Discusses Funding at About $4 Billion Value (Bloomberg)Plaid raises $425M Series D from Altimeter as it charts a post-Visa future (TechCrunch)Global Venture Funding Hits All-Time Record High $125B In Q1 2021 (Crunchbase News)Alienware’s M15 R5 is its first AMD-based gaming laptop in over a decade (The Verge)What Really Caused Facebook's 500M-User Data Leak? (Wired)
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Clubhouse isn’t messing around when it comes to flipping the monetization switch. TikTok translation might make that platform even more global. Yahoo Answers circles the drain. Are NFT prices already dropping? And with the new digital Yuan, would the Chinese government be able to literally turn off the money in your wallet?Sponsors:Today In Digital Marketing PodcastKraken.com/techmemeLinks:Clubhouse’s new direct payments let you toss a coin to creators, and they get 100 percent (The Verge)TikTok adds automatic captions to videos in accessibility push (The Verge)Yahoo Answers will be shut down forever on May 4th (The Verge)The NFT bubble might be bursting already (CNN Business)China Creates Its Own Digital Currency, a First for Major Economy (WSJ)E3 2021 Will Take Place as a Free Virtual Conference, In-Person L.A. Event Targeted for Next Year (Variety)Streaming Services Have Finally Run Out of New Shows. Kind of. (Bloomberg)
The Supreme Court has ruled on APIs in a way that should make most developers happy. Though, the punted on the President blocking people on Twitter. LG is exiting the smartphone business. And we already knew half a billion people’s Facebook data was out in the wild, but now that we’ve SEEN it in the wild, I’ll tell you why you should take notice.Sponsors:Blockchain.comNewYorker.com/techmeme promocode techmemeLinks:Supreme Court rules in Google’s favor in copyright dispute with Oracle over Android software (CNBC)Supreme Court vacates lower court decision on Trump blocking Twitter followers (Axios)LG Electronics to end loss-making smartphone business (NikkeiAsia)Amazon Illegally Fired Activist Workers, Labor Board Finds (NYTimes)533 million Facebook users' phone numbers and personal data have been leaked online (Insider)Is Apple's Privacy Push Facebook's Existential Threat? (Kara Swisher's Sway Podcast)Sideloading Apps Would 'Break' the Security and Privacy of iPhone, Says Tim Cook (MacRumors)Tim Cook says Apple is committed to AR, TV+ and privacy but not to Apple Car (Cult of Mac)
We didn’t go as long as last time because after about 45 minutes, somehow no one could hear me, even though I was the space commissar, or whatever they term it. Anyway, as you’ll hear, we ended up talking about that big AR story with Microsoft and the HoloLens and the Pentagon. Robert Scoble, who has been on this beat for years showed up serendipitously, to give us some schooling in the space. Enjoy…
Founded in 2010, Xiaomi, a global Chinese company, swiftly rose to become one of the world’s top smartphone brands. In India, its largest market, the company has successfully managed to tap into the consumer’s value consciousness. In this episode, host Nandagopal Rajan is joined by Jayadevan P.K, a technology journalist and author of Xiaomi: How […]