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Episode 64: Do you want to wear a computer?

We discuss wearable computing from watches to glasses. Now you can finally look like an X-Men team member or Robocop.

Do you want to wear a computer on your body? Jeremy and I discuss how these wearable computing devices could fit into a smartphone world. We don’t see them replacing phones any time soon.

We also discuss the PlayStation 4 failure to launch. So, there’s that.

Also, should the Knight Foundation of paid Jonah Lehrer for talking about his past plagarism? Is there value from hearing him recount his past mistakes?

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Episode 52: The News Genome

Would you give up one of these to use a Twitter clone?

Jeremy and I discuss wildly reinventing the concept of the news site. Our idea is far from the typical news website that tries to mimic print in many ways.

We call our concept the News Genome, with the idea being that a news site should learn from what you like and don’t like in news and dynamically show you content.

But first we discuss App.Net. Would you forgo a few lattes a year to pay for it? And would you be happy doing that?

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Episode 50: Fantasy football

Fantasy football back in the day.

Did anyone think we’d make it to 50 episodes and more than two days worth of programming?

Probably not us. But here we are. We have been so busy lately that we forgot to even acknowledge this on this week’s episode. Such is life.

We finally discuss Fantasy Football. How has it changed the sports landscape?

We discuss App.net some more. We try to figure out what will make it useful.

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Episode 48: There is an App.net for that

This week we discuss the new social networking dariling App.net.

It’s a Twitter competitor with a twist — you have to pay to use it and there are no ads.

Is this service worth it? Is it elitist? Will it ever have a big enough network?

We can’t escape any App.net discussion without discussing the recent Twitter API changes. They are the reason that App.net was funded, and why people are willing to pay $50 a year for a Twitter clone.

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