Google bribes developers with tons of free Android stuff at the Google I/O conference; Windows 8 gets an upgrade price; and half this internet breaks.
Justin isn’t with us this week, but muddle through and talk about Google Glasses some more, and how their little skydiving show could have gone catastrophically bad, as well as how the new Nexus Q media streamer is a bit crap compared to Apple TV, as well as 3 times the price for the privilege of being made in America. We talk about Siri a bit; Dave tries to convince me that Jailbreaking isn’t a complete waste of time; and I show you an awesome way to deal with a non-responsive iPhone home button.
Here’s the headlines:
- Google I/O conference: Skydiving video streamed from Google Glasses in a live Google Plus Hangout.
- Apple and Motorola’s lawsuits are dismissed as abuse of IP laws.
- Windows 8 will cost $39.99 to upgrade online.
- Siri is only right 1/3 rd of the time says a study by an unpronouceable and totally forgettable dude.
- Netflix, Instagram and Pinterest go down when storms hit an Amazon datacentre; panic ensues as people are forced to watch live TV.
- Facebook will rewrite mobile app so it doesn’t suck so much.
- Blizzard is apparently banning linux Diablo gamers; James suspects they’re just banning cheats.
We try to answer Dave’s question about who’s going to save RIM, but come to conclusions they’re better off dead. We also address Mike’s question about how we manage to pull of a podcast with us all in different locations. And if you’re going to tweet about dave, use #dieinafire.