Ep. 80 – ‘Murica!



Murica! Hell Yeah!

This week the guys tackle some serious tech stories and some… well… not so serious stories.  But they’re talkin’ ’bout beer!  So, heck yeah!

But first…

Get’cher science on with Derek Lowe’s fantastic blog: Things I Won’t Work With. It’s chock full of fun chemistry stories about compounds that – well – nobody should really work with.  http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/category/things-i-wont-work-with

Apple analyst Neil Cybart is predicting a big pivot for Apple.  Not really sure when or exactly what, but his detailed analysis of Apple’s R&D spending is definitely interesting nonetheless.  Go check it out of you’re into that sort of read: http://www.aboveavalon.com/notes/2016/5/11/apple-rd-reveals-a-pivot-is-coming

Apple invests heavily in Chuxing, dumping a billion dollars into the “Chinese Uber”.  Is this a sign of things to come or  way to smooth things over with the Chinese government?

At Wendy’s, old fashioned hamburgers may be on the menu, but you might soon be using some new fangled tech to place your order. The fast food company is rolling out self-service ordering kiosks to stores in California and New York – ostensibly ahead of minimum wage hikes – to combat the rising cost of labor.  Do you want fries with that, Hu-man?!

As if you didn’t already have enough reasons for them to be on your “list” – Microsoft has announced they’re going to double the number of “promoted” apps on the Windows 10 start bar in the coming Anniversary Edition update in July.  Oh joy!

Finally… And there’s almost nothing we can say about this and do it justice… Budweiser is rebranding itself to (seriously) – America – for the duration of the election cycle.  So – we guess – go out there and crack open a cold, frosty, can of America?  God help us all…

What we love:

Jeff loved the new Marvel flick: Captain America: Civil War

Jacob loves his Phaiser BHS-730 Bluetooth Earbuds: http://amzn.to/1XufSZS


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