What a busy and marvelous week. Senator Warren made a policy proposal on Medium to break up companies that, like Amazon and Apple, make over 25 billion dollars and sell apps on platforms they control. You know we have things to say about that. Next, a review of Samsung's smaller phone, the S10E. And finally, the college scam you've all been waiting for.
Rocket 217: Rogue One Two
Brianna and Simone GO ROGUE. We're talking about the general state of living games — games that provide their publishers with revenue until the next big thing comes out. Then, Brianna chats with genuine futurist Amy Webb about her new book and the AI of the future. Finally, YouTube tackles, not for the first time, its problems with child exploitation.
Rocket 216: We're Not Buying Them
This week the show is a bad sandwich. First up, awesome tech news: Huawei and Samsung's foldable phones, and the Hololens 2! Next, the rotten meat that is Facebook's content moderation working conditions. But then we have an update on The Life of Elizabeth Holmes from Vanity Fair. Everything's coming up Rocket!
Rocket 215: Oculus Rift Tea Time
Special guest Blake J. Harris joins us this episode. Blake is the author of The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the Revolution That Swept Virtual Reality, out now from HarperCollins. Tune in to learn what our SECRET SEGMENT is! Lastly, Samsung has finally revealed the Fold, their $1,980 foldable phone.
Rocket 214: The 24th Time Zone
Christina is in AUSTRALIA for Microsoft Ignite! Meanwhile, Jeff Bezos is all over the news and it's time for a serious discussion of cybersecurity and nudes. Next up, Apple's proposed Apple News paid tier seems like a bum deal for publishers! Lastly, it's the 20th Anniversary of Final Fantasy 8, a game that maybe isn't as bad as it's supposed to be.