MashTalk is a weekly podcast from Mashable’s Tech team. Host Pete Pachal dives deep into the most important topics in tech with a rotating lineup of guests.
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For GoPro, things are looking up.
After a tumultuous couple of years — which saw the action-camera company enter and then leave the drone business, get squeezed harder by increasingly competitive smartphone cameras, and ride a steady wave of criticism of its product line — GoPro appears to have found its footing with the well-received Hero 7 Black camera and a return to profitability.
At the center of the company’s renewal is founder Nick Woodman. Woodman joined MashTalk to talk about what it’s been like to be CEO through such a roller-coaster time. After promising expeditions into media, drones, and 360 video didn’t work out as planned, he’s discarded unrealistic visions for tighter focus. The new GoPro may be less ambitious, but it’s much more confident about what it can offer: high-quality action cameras with a compelling mix of features, value, and usability.
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Ten years ago, Indiegogo launched the modern era of crowdfunding by creating a place where anyone could pitch their idea, product, or creative endeavor to the entire world, asking for the funds to make it reality. Today there are no shortage of crowdfunding sites, and even though Indiegogo isn’t as large as rival Kickstarter, it’s still tremendously influential, offering entrepreneurs not just a funding platform, but also support beyond their campaigns, with tools to ease the transition from concept to launch.
Indiegogo has always had a more worldwide audience than its peers, and now current CEO David Mandelbrot wants to take things further with more outreach to inventors in China as he leads the venture-funded company to profitability. Mandelbrot joined Mashable’s MashTalk podcast to talk about how crowdfunding has evolved since in the past decade, how the company approaches quality control, and what he thinks of Indiegogo’s “anything goes” reputation.
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Want live TV over the internet? Today you have several options, including Hulu, YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, and more. It’s hard to remember, though, but there was a time when there were virtually no options for consumers who wanted to cut the cord. Sure, services like Netflix and Vudu provided plenty of titles via on demand, but current content was scattered across myriad websites and services, and it didn’t do a good job of replicating the TV experience.
One of the key people behind the service is Jimshade Chaudhari, Sling TV’s vice president of product marketing and management. Chaudhari dropped by Mashable’s MashTalk podcast for a to dive deep into the state of internet TV, discussing how Sling differentiates from the now-crowded playing field, whether we’ll ever get rid of program guides, and why everything isn’t just on demand already?
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What does ‘time well spent’ mean for games like ‘Candy Crush?’
If you own a smartphone, chances are you know Candy Crush and maybe even the game’s latest incarnation, Candy Crush Friends Saga. What you may not know is the story behind the franchise: How an Italian entrepreneur put all his cash on the line as a co-founder of King, the company behind the game, in the early 2000s, with an idea of how to re-invent gaming for the online world.
That person is Riccardo Zacconi. He’s guided the company through the many phases online gaming (desktop, Facebook, mobile, and more), taking King public and eventually selling it to gaming giant Activision Blizzard in 2015. In this episode of MashTalk, Zacconi talks about that journey, his thoughts on Mark Zuckerberg, and what the future holds for mobile gaming now that people are starting to question all the time they’re spending on their devices playing games like, well, Candy Crush.
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Everyone knows Apple will unveil new iPhones in the fall, and the consensus is there will be three models: a successor to the iPhone X, a large-screen version of that phone, and a new model that looks kind of like the iPhone X, but doesn’t have quite all the same features so Apple can sell it at a lower price.
With three iPhones coming, the big question becomes... what is Apple going to call these babies? Apple really screwed itself by debuting the iPhone 8 alongside the iPhone “ten” — now anything called the “iPhone 9” sounds like an old model, and the “X” label makes it difficult to just jump to 11 (which would make the “9” sound even older).
The Mashable team is back from CES 2018, and we have lots of things to say about what impressed us, disappointed us, and just plain weirded us out. This year's show was filled with driverless cars, wall-sized TVs, and enough talking gadgets to fill, well, a convention hall. On this week's MashTalk we break down the show, pick our highlights and our lowlights, and try to grok some greater meaning.
Check out our top picks from the show.
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I know I did. And when I saw the ad for the 17th or 18th time, even though I wasn't planning to buy the Stick (I already had a first-gen device, which lacks Alexa integration), I found myself clicking "Add to Cart."I wasn't the only one. Amazon says its customer bought 2.7x times as many Fire TV Sticks over the Black Friday shopping period than it did over the same period last year. It also claimed to have sold "millions" of Alexa-compatible devices.That's impressive. It also might make you wonder: How can any other purveyor of video streaming devices compete? Apple didn't help itself when it decided to offer its Apple TV 4K at a prohibitive price point, starting at $179. To be fair, the Apple TV 4K more directly competes with the new Fire TV box, but the price difference is still eye-popping -- you can buy a Fire TV today for just $54.99. Even if you look to streaming mainstay Roku, it's 4K Ultra streaming box sells for $89.99.Beware what you buy, though, since it might not be compatible with the services you want. Google made that abundantly clear recently by restricting YouTube from Amazon devices, and Amazon famously doesn't make its streaming apps Google Cast-compatible, meaning they don't work on Google Chromecast. It doesn't even offer any Chromecast or Apple TV in its store... or at least it didn't until this week.Will things get better among streaming competitors? How does Amazon get away with selling its devices so cheap? And what are the guiding principles for its Fire TV line? Scott Henson, Amazon's director of product management for Fire TV, swings by the MashTalk podcast to give some insights into Amazon's streaming-box plans as well as some thoughts on why how we're watching is almost as important as what we're watching. He also tackles the question: Will we ever see ads on Amazon video?(Note: This podcast was recorded before Amazon announced it would accept Google Chromecast and Apple TV back into its online store.)
- Twitter saw more than 27 million tweets related to Harvey, making it the second most-tweeted event in 2017 (the Super Bowl saw 27.6 million).
- Facebook saw more than 1,000 users made requests for help via Safety Check, with more than 3,500 offers from volunteers seeking to help those affected.
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- Beautiful glass and metal design
- 6.3-inch edge-to-edge screen
- Dual 12-megapixel cameras
- 64GB of storage with microSD card slot for expansion
- IP68 water and dust resistance
- Improved S Pen features
- Fast charging and fast wireless charging
- Fingerprint sensor, iris scanner, and face recognition for biometrics
- Headphone jack
- A battery that won't explode
The Microsoft Surface line has grown a lot in the five years since its debut. It now encompasses the Surface Pro tablet, Surface Book convertible, Surface Studio all-in-one, Surface Hub digital "whiteboard," and the brand-new Surface Laptop. With Microsoft device lead Panos Panay in the studio, Pete and Lance find out the inside story on how Microsoft built its own high-end hardware empire, and finally get him to explain why they don't just bundle the Surface Pro with a frickin' keyboard already.
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Apple WWDC 2017 was jam-packed with news, including new iMacs, the iMac Pro, macOS High Sierra, a new iPad Pro, iOS 11, HomePod, and more. We break it all down with special guest Jason Snell of Six Colors.
On this week's MashTalk, the tech team discusses Andy Rubin's Essential Phone and Essential Home, the Code Conference, and what to expect from WWDC 2017.
On this week's MashTalk, the tech team chats the Facebook Files, DJI's new tiny Spark drone, and Microsoft's new USB-C-less Surface Pro.
On this week's Mashtalk we recap Google's I/O developer conference and its new mission to put AI in everything, and discuss the WannaCry ransomware attack.
On this week's MashTalk, we chat about removing Facebook from your life, Amazon's new Echo Show, and everything from Microsoft Build.
On this week's MashTalk, we chat Microsoft Windows 10 S and Surface Laptop, Apple earnings, and review the BlackBerry KEYone.
On this week's MashTalk, we chat Twitter's recent user growth, Amazon's new Alexa-powered Echo Look camera, and the mysterious-sounding Kairos Society.
Facebook clearly has big, long-term ambitions, and this week we learned just how big. At its annual F8 developer conference, the company let us take a peek into its future technologies, some of them pretty far out — in every sense. Karissa Bell joins us to talk about brain-machine interfaces that might someday let you type faster than a keyboard ever could or let you "hear" through your skin. Back in the present, the Galaxy S8 is finally here, and we give our final verdict on Samsung's latest iPhone killer.
On this week's MashTalk, we chat about how Burger King briefly hijacked Google Homes, Xbox Scorpio, and how Facebook just keeps crushing it.
On this week's MashTalk, we chat Apple's Mac Pro apology, the new Mastodon Twitter clone, and YouTube TV.
On this week's MashTalk, we chat about Samsung's Galaxy S8, SpaceX's successful reusable rocket launch, and the big changes Facebook and Twitter made.
On this week's podcast, the Mashable tech team explains Trump's new electronics ban, nerd out over red iPhones, and discuss Facebook's F8 developer conference code of conduct.
On this week's MashTalk, the Mashable tech team recaps SXSW, talks exploding headphones (uh-oh!), and discusses the dangers of apps that could use facial recognition to identify strangers.
When WikiLeaks dumped a plethora of CIA documents this week, it revealed many of our devices are vulnerable to hacking. Scary, but should Apple, Google say thank you for helping make their devices more secure? Also: Tinder for the rich and famous! It's a thing. (16:05) And we dissect the rumor about the next iPhone's secret name. (24:14) Mashable's Emma Hinchliffe and Cassie Murdoch join.
On this week's MashTalk, we recap the best phones from Mobile World Congress 2017, discuss Snap Inc's IPO, and debate whether Apple would actually replace the iPhone's Lightning port with USB-C.
On this week's MashTalk, we discuss Uber's sexism in the workplace problems, Instagram's new albums feature, and new iPad rumors.
On this week's MashTalk, we chat about Apple's resistance of so-called "Right-to-Repair" laws, Facebook's new manifesto, and the return of "unlimited" data plans in the U.S.
On this week's MashTalk, we discuss whether Instagram is ruining itself, declining iPad sales, and how Trump's immigration ban will hurt tech companies and innovation.
On this week's MashTalk, we chat about Apple suing Qualcomm for $1 billion, iPhone 8 rumors and why you should get laser eye surgery if you wanna survive the apocalypse.
On this week's MashTalk, we talk Samsung Galaxy S8 rumors, Apple competing with Netflix and Nintendo Switch.
On this week's MashTalk, we recapped the best moments and tech products from the year's largest tech show.
On this week's MashTalk, the Mashable tech team chatted about Facebook's new tool for cracking down on fake news, Snapchat's new group chat feature, and Yahoo's second security breach that affected 1 billion user accounts.
On this week's MashTalk, the Mashable team unpackages everything Amazon Go promises and represents, then shifts gears to blow the whistle on the whole connected-toy industry.
On this week's MashTalk, the Mashable tech team chatted about Netflix's new video downloads, AT&T's DirecTV streaming launch and whether Reddit CEO should be fired for his recent screwup.
On this week's MashTalk, the tech team reviews Snapchat's Spectacles and new MacBook Pros with Touch Bar, discusses Facebook's fake news problem and looks forward to Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping!
On this week's MashTalk, the Mashable team tries to make sense of Trump's virtually nonexistent tech policy. We also talk about the weird launch of Snapchat's Spectacles.
On this week's MashTalk, the tech team chats Google Home, new MacBook Pro (without Touch Bar) and how Apple ruined sexting with the new, more realistic peach emoji.
On this week's MashTalk, we decide if Microsoft's Surface Studio or Apple's new MacBook Pros impressed us more and pour one out for Vine.
On this week's MashTalk, we unpack the Nintendo Switch, catch up on Apple MacBook Pro rumors for next week's event and chat Tesla's new fully-autonomous driving mode.
On this week's MashTalk, the Mashable tech team recapped the entire Samsung Galaxy Note7 nightmare saga that unfolded over the two months.
On this week's MashTalk, the Mashable tech team digs into Google's new Pixel phones and Echo killer, Giphy Cam's new augmented reality stickers and the Oculus Connect VR conference.
On this week's MashTalk, the Mashable tech team chats Google's huge upcoming event, DJI's new foldable Mavic Pro drone and Elon Musk's crazy plan to colonize Mars.
On this week's MashTalk, the Mashable tech team talks new GoPro Hero 5 cameras and drone, the 500 million Yahoo accounts that were compromised and the release of macOS Sierra.
On this week's MashTalk, the Mashable crew talks iPhone 7 Plus shortages, what's new in iOS 10 and the awesomeness/scariness of hailing and going for a ride in one of Uber's new self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, PA.
On this week's MashTalk, the Mashable tech team talks the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple Watch Series 2 and Samsung's exploding Galaxy Note7.
Can you live without a headphone jack? For millions of iPhone owners, they're about to find out, assuming reports (and there are many) that the iPhone 7 will be the first smartphone from Apple to do away with the venerable audio port. Apple's fall event is less than a week away, and it's of course the topic of our weekly MashTalk podcast.
It all comes down to what Apple does. There's still a chance it won't kill the iPhone headphone jack, but assuming it does, what will be in the box? Wireless headphones? Lightning headphones? Regular headphones with a dongle? Just a dongle? We sort out the possibilities and more in this episode, where we're joined by special guest Mashable Creative Producer Sam Sheffer.
Stick around till the end for some bold predictions about what Apple will announce, along with our thoughts on another likely announcement: the Apple Watch 2.
First up is Google's newly-released Android 7.0 Nougat (2:03), which is now available for Nexus phones and tablets. We then move to virtual reality -- VEE ARRRRR (10:24). The most interesting topic involves McDonald's and its short-lived Happy Meal fitness wearable (29:25). And finally, we assessed Tim Cook's first five years as CEO of Apple post-Steve Jobs (35:46).
This is the final MashTalk to feature Christina Warren -- AKA C-Mac, AKA Film_Girl -- as a host. Don't worry, MashTalk will continue. Christina loves you all very much and wants to thank the listeners for their patronage and awesomeness over the years. She also wants RayRay, Lance and Pete to know how much she loves them.
But don't fret, it's not all sad. C-Mac, Raymond Wong and Pete Pachal settle in to talk about everything happening in the world of tech.
The gang kicks stuff off with a disccussion about the latest iPhone rumors (2:00). This inevitably leads into yet another discussion about the headphone jack (RIP) and what kind of earbuds Apple might package with the device this fall (10:00).
After the iPhone talk, discussion moves onto the other Apple product rumored for a big update, the MacBook Pro (16:45). The gang discusses the rumored design decisions, the ubiquity of USB-C and how much dongle hell we'll all be in. Too bad we're not expecting to see the new MacBook until October.
Moving on, Ray talks about his experience with the Dlodlo VR headset (30:00). It's thin, light and only a little bit dorky looking. OK, it still looks really nerdy. Christina's not sure that any third-platform (let alone one from Kickstarter) is going to make waves in VR but Ray is hopeful that this thing encourage other manufactuers to make sleeker gear. Pete's not convinced VR will ever be a thing we wear all the time.
Finally, the gang discusses the GIF-ban on the Olympics (38:00) and how the Internet has gotten around it anyway. The New York Times' approach with swimming animations is really smart. Everyone basically agrees that even though the rationale for NBC might make sense on paper, trying to stop the GIFs is just futile.
Welcome back MashTalkers! Pete is out this week, so Lance and Christina are joined by Mashable Product Analyst Ray Wong to talk about everything happening in the world of tech.
They get stuff started off with a discussion about Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 event. (1:15) Lance and Ray were both at the product launch and had some time with the device to see how it works. The bottom line is that it’s a very, very good phone. In fact, RayRay says it’s the “best Samsung ever.” But make no mistake, it is expensive and the gang discusses how much it will cost (14:00) and how that positions the device.
Moving on, the gang dissects Instagram Stories (17:00), Facebook’s biggest play against Snapchat yet. They talk about the blatant design rip-off and how this basically means Facebook has declared war on Snapchat. But RayRay isn’t loving it and he rants (21:00) about what this means for his overall Instagram experience.
Closing out the episode, everyone has some fun talking about how Kim Kardashian has finally had to say goodbye to her BlackBerry. (33:00) Don’t worry, Lance wrote up some excellent suggestions for what Kim should replace her Berry with.
The episode closes out with an almost tearful on-air goodbye between Lance and Christina. Don’t worry – Lance will be back week after next.
On this week’s episode of MashTalk, Lance, Pete and Christina discuss everything happening in the world of tech.
After a brief update on Pokémon Go tactics (1:02), the gang discusses Apple (3:30) and ita latest earnings. The company made less money than it did last year, but it still managed to sell it’s billionth iPhone, which is pretty incredible.
There is some discussion about whether or not we will see new Macs from Apple in September (14:30), Lance thinks no, Christina and Pete are more optimistic. Also, Christina cheated on the podcast this week. Don’t worry, she still loves MashTalk best.
The Apple talk dovetails into a long discussion about Yahoo’s sale to Verizon (20:30). They spend some time discussing the last four years under Marissa Mayer and discuss whether this conclusion was really just an inevitability.
Speaking of Yahoo, the discussion turns to a company that tried to buy them eight years ago, Microsoft. Microsoft has a new iOS camera app this week, Microsoft Pix (37:00). It seems really cool, but does the world really need another camera app?
Speaking of stuff the world needs, Lance tries to convince Pete and Christina why Dyson’s $1000 360 Eye robot vacuum is something worth buying.
On this week's slightly-truncated (but super high-energy!) episode of MashTalk, Lance, Pete and Christina tackle the latest news happening in the world of tech!
First up, the gang shares where they are in Pokémon Go (0:30). You might not believe who is the best at this game out of us three. Christina has still managed to not spend actual money on the game. This is a miracle.
But the gang quickly moves on from happy topics to the case of the Twitter trolls attack on Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones (2:20). That led Jones to briefly leave Twitter (she rejoined the platform a few hours after the podcast was recorded) and led Twitter to finally ban one of its biggest trolls. They discuss why it took so long for Twitter to take action and Lance and Pete offer up some great suggestions for technical ways Twitter could help curb the abuse problem.
Moving on, the gang discusses rumors that there could be three iPhone 7 models this fall (13:50) and how that might work from a marketing and messaging perspective. They also talk a little more about the status of the headphone jack (19:25), given some purported video leaks. MashTalk listeners, please just accept it: the headphone jack is going away.
Finally, Pete spearheads a discussion on Tesla's updated master plan (21:50), which includes solar powered cars, semi trucks and automated everything. The group discusses Elon Musk's vision for renting out your Tesla when it's not in use, and whether drivers are really ready for that take on ownership.
On this week’s episode of MashTalk, Lance, Pete and Christina tackle the phenomenon that is Pokémon Go (00:50). In a wide ranging chat, they talk about everything from the growing Pokemon Go economy (04:30), the user experience (09:05) and why Pokémon Go works (11:45). Lance shares his take on how the craze will end(17:51), because nothing gold – or Pokémon Yellow – can really stay.
The gang shares a few thoughts on Prisma (20:00) – the filter app taking over the globe – and discuss how the success of Pokémon Go and Prisma disprove the idea that apps are dead.
Moving on, Pete breaks down the latest Tesla news (22:50), including the calls from Consumer Reports to rename Autopilot. Note: We recorded this episode before the latest news broke about the Model X rollover crash. There’s always next week.
Finally, Lance helps shed some light on the major drama happening at Hyperloop One (34:15). And seriously, this Hyperloop One saga is full of twists and turns.
On this week’s MashTalk, Lance, Christina and Pete are back talking about all the stuff happening in work this week.
They start out with a “hella good” discussion about Microsoft’s terrible recruitment email (0:20). Seriously, can brands stop saying bae already?
The team then moves into a broad discussion about Snapchat Memories (2:32), one of the biggest changes to hit Snapchat in the history of the platform. They spend some time discussing what this feature could mean for helping the platform expand (especially amongst olds). If you want to know how to use Snapchat Memories – they’ve got a guide for that too
After talking about Snapchat, the gang segues into a discussion about Tesla and autopilot (15:50). There have been a few incidents concerning autopilot. They discuss what this means for the future of driverless cars and regulation.
Moving on, the group discuss the latest hoverboard recall (29:40), which conveniently happened just as Swagway released a new Swagtron, which has certification. The new Swagtron isn’t banned – but you probably won’t be able to ride it on the street anyway. Lance still loves his. If you bought a hoverboard that was recalled, we talk about what you need to do now (34:34).
The show wraps up talking about the public betas for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. (42:10) Christina is running the beta on some of her devices and Lance is committed to installing it on one of his phones. Pete, Pete’s going to wait. But there is a discussion some of the big features coming to both platforms.
On this week’s episode of MashTalk, Lance, Pete and Christina talk about the changes happening with the Facebook News Feed (05:00) and how it will impact regular users, brands and news publishers. They then shift gears to talk about a slew of Amazon announcements – including the return of Prime Day (20:30) and the ultra-discounted Android phones Amazon is subsidizing with special offers on the lock screen (27:30). They give a few words about Android Nougat (34:30).
Moving on, they tackle some Windows 10 news (37:00), including the release date for Windows 10 Anniversary edition and Microsoft’s ultra-annoying, truly-terrible way Microsoft attempted to force users to upgrade to Windows 10. Finally, the MashTalk crew says goodbye to Samantha Murphy Kelly. Samantha, we love you and are so proud of you!
In this episode of MashTalk, Pete, Christina and Lance discuss Mark Zuckerberg's paranoia (1:00) -- that might not be THAT paranoid -- before diving into how Siri works on macOS Sierra (9:05) and how it compares to Cortana (10:00). We then shift into some other thoughts on macOS Sierra (18:05), including Apple's increased focus on iCloud and services.
We then segue (heh) into Lance's review of the new Segway (28:15). Is it too little too late? Hoverboards are over so does this thing stand a chance? Speaking of having a chance, is Periscope having a renaissance? (36:48) After the GOP blocked CSPAN cameras from covering the sit-in/protest, Democrats broadcast the happenings on Periscope. We talk about the broader implications for live video.
Rounding out the episode, Pete gives us all a great tip for making sure your computer microphone isn't spying on you (44:10) and Lance shares his love of the $150 Star Trek Communicator (44:45).
In this episode of MashTalk, Lance, Pete and Christina do a deep dive on WWDC and everything Apple announced.
They start off offering their take on the keynote (0:30) and the tenor of Apple announcements. First up is iOS 10 (8:30) and the impact the new changes coming to Messages on the platform. We spend a lot of time on Messages before moving into a discussion on differential privacy (21:25) and whether that can ever offer as good of a predictive experience as services that track you more (Google, Facebook). We shift on to talk about the new Home app (29:42) and whether Apple can really make HomeKit a thing. Pete goes on a fun tirade about his propane tank. We have a brief discussion about how you can "delete" pre-installed apps (35:15), Apple Music (37:00). We shift into the renamed macOS (38:12) and Siri coming to Mac. We round out the discussion to talk about the new look on watchOS 3 (44:35) and the changes coming to its Health and Activity apps. Finally, we finish off with tvOS (49:15) and the fact that Single Sign-on is coming to Apple TV.
In this week's episode of MashTalk, Lance, Christina and Pete discuss what we expect to see at WWDC (and what we don't expect), the changes happening at Nest and offer up a PSA for using a good Twitter password.
We kick off our WWDC conversation (0:45) and talk about what changes we expect, including Apple Music (2:00), we debate over whether we'll see hardware (8:30) and then discuss some of the broader App Store changes that were announced this week (10:30). We then spend some serious time talking about Siri (23:30) and whether Apple can catch-up to the game it arguably helped created. We round off the show by talking about the changes at Nest with Tony Fadell's exit (36:40) and then discuss the importance of good Twitter passwords (44:45) in light of the most recent password hack.
This week on MashTalk, Christina and Pete discuss the latest happenings in tech. They get started with a brief correction, regarding the Motorola Razr's comeback (1:00) and basically beg Samsung to truly bring back to the flip phone. They then move on to talking about the latest iPhone rumors (5:00), including reports that we might not get a major redesign until 2017. They also discuss rumors of a 5K Apple display (13:15) before moving on to talk about some of Elon Musk's comments at the Code Conference (18:35). Are we living in a simulation? Are we in the Matrix? Elon thinks so.
They then discuss the news that Snapchat might now have more daily active users than Twitter (32:30) before moving on to talk more about Twitter, a year after Jack Dorsey's has return (35:30).
This week on MashTalk, Christina, Lance and Pete discuss the new changes coming to Twitter (0:30). We then delve into Xiaomi's new Mi Drone (10:30) and talk about the impact this low-cost, high-performance drone could have on the drone market and what it means for Xiaomi's U.S. ambitions. We then spend some time talking about the latest round of layoffs and writedowns hitting Microsoft's mobile division (22:04) and what it means for the Surface Phone.
We round things out with our Lightning Round (38:38), where we quickly take on topics such as Google's name and shame game with OEMs, the Motorola Razr comeback and Snapchatting at the top of Mt. Everest.
This week on MashTalk, Lance and Christina discuss all the big news coming out of Google I/O (2:30), including Google Assistant (8:15), Google Allo (16:15), and Google Home (25:00). Then, Christina calls Pete who's been on the ground at Google I/O to get his thoughts on the conference (35:00).
Why did Instagram make such a major redesign to its logo and platform now? We discuss on this week's MashTalk, with the help of Mashable designer Sam-Stringer Hye (who designed MashTalk's logo!). Then, we discuss the latest wave of iPhone 7 rumors that have come out in the past week (25:15). Finally, Lance Ulanoff calls in to share what he saw at Hyperloop One's historic test in Las Vegas (38:15).
Side note: This is our 50th episode of MashTalk! Thanks to everyone for listening and providing us with feedback.
This week on MashTalk, we attempt to sort through the iPhone 7 rumors and determine once and for all: Will there be a headphone jack or not? Plus, we discuss the intriguing news that robots are becoming capable surgeons (12:30), and we end with possibly our longest Lightning Round to date (22:00). Yes, the Lightning Round includes the topic of sex in autonomous cars.
This week on MashTalk, we're taking stock of all things Apple after its first "bad" quarter in 13 years. Will the iPhone 7 turn things around? Has Apple reached its ceiling? Plus, we look at what struggling Twitter (29:00) can do to right the ship and look at yet another dominant earnings report from Facebook. Lastly, we wistfully pine over great gadgets we'll never buy in "The Gadget Price Is Too Damn High" (42:45).
We've been playing with the new MacBook all week and we are divided on it! We break down the strengths and drawbacks of Apple's latest MacBook (1:00) and compare it to its biggest competition. Plus, we look at Amazon's moves to become a Netflix competitor (28:15) and the end of Yahoo as we know it (37:30).
This week on MashTalk, we look at Tesla's successful launch of the Model 3 and debate whether the hype will translate into long-term success. Then, we discuss our experiences with different VR gaming devices, including the PlayStation VR and HTC Vive (27:30).