Welcome to this week’s show, Episode 235 of The Waves of Tech! We have so much to discuss as a lot of tech stories hit the headlines this week. These include the celebrity photo hack, Home Depot security breach, Google’s $19 million payout, the upcoming Apple event, Google accounts for kids, and the tech growth in Cleveland. And to think this gets covered in 35 minutes! Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride…the waves of tech.
This week on the Waves of Tech 234, we touch on the trending tech topics of the week by talking about National Podcast Day (@ntlpodcastday), taking selfies with stolen phones, Amazon buying Twitch, Royal Caribbean buying 40,000 tablets, and wearable technologies stats. We know, that’s a lot of content to get to but we do in only 30 minutes! Enjoy the show and continue to ride…the waves of tech.
The growing using of wearable technology and how some companies are incorporating such technologies into their wellness programs. We touch on a little social media, discussing the poor decisions of Foursquare. We finish with a conversation about the growth of same-day online shopping and the soon-to-be kill switch in smartphones.
We go heavy on recent technological advancements in sports, including NFL and soccer. The NFL and Microsoft have a $400 million contract that places Surface tablets on the sidelines and in the hands of offensive and defensive coaches and the players. In soccer, one team is utilizing camera technology to improve on field play and positioning. We also discuss Google Barge, NFL DirecTV experiences, and Facebook.
OS X Yosemite Beta and iOS 8, Apple’s iPhone and iPad financial news, in-car technology advancements, and criminals daring law enforcement to find them.
Microsoft is making big news with their massive layoff of 18,000, many tied to the Nokia-branch of their operations. On the other hand, PC sales are expected to rise significantly over the next few years. We also reminisce about Apollo 11 and the moon landing, 45 years later.