This week, Kelvin and Geoff talk about the big Tesla Model 3 event and the announcements coming out of Microsoft Build conference where BOTS are about to take over the world! We’ve also been playing around with Miitomo – Nintendo’s first foray into mobile apps and a possible pointer to their future strategy with yes, the use of Bots.
Want your private messages to be actually private? Whatsapp just turned on end-to-end encryption so we recommend you update your app to the latest version straight away. There’s also news from Facebook, Twitter buying NFL rights and Yahoo’s slow and steady death. This and more on episode 56 of The Lazy Couch.
Episode 56. Recorded Thursday 7 April 2016.
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00:00 – Intro:
03:21 – News:
- Forget Apple vs FBI, Whatsapp just turned on end to end encryption for a billion people | Wired
- Why Whatsapp’s encryption embrace is a landmark event | Fortune
- New features for Facebook’s Live Video | FB Newsroom
- Zuckerberg announces Automatic Alt Text – a screen reader powered by AI | Zuck’s feed
- Twitter buys NFL stream rights | Wired
- Secrets of Yahoo sale ‘book’ reveal financial meltdown and big bet on mobile voice search | re/code
- Tilt Brush is the system-seller the HTC Vive needs | Upload VR
22:46 – Tesla Model 3 Event:
- Tesla Model 3 event in 5 minutes | The Verge YouTube
- Tesla receives $10bn in Model 3 pre-orders in just two days | The Guardian
- Tesla Model 3 first ride | Forbes
- The competition for the Model 3 | Forbes
- Can the Model 3 face competition from the Chevy Bolt? | Market Realist
33:55 – Microsoft Build 2016 – the future is bots:
- Microsoft Build announcements in 15 minutes | The Verge YouTube
- The 10 most important announcements | The Verge
- Microsoft launches Bot Framework to let developers build their own chatbots | VentureBeat
- Xbox One getting Cortana this year | Gamespot