In this episode:
- Weed killing robots (1:45)
- Blocking 500M users easier than following rules (4:22)
- Microsoft buys GitHub (7:00)
- Jeff Bezos talks moon colony plans (10:32)
- Airpods get live listen features (14:06)
- Ripple funding crypto research (17:06)
- Game-changing car batteries (18:40)
- Walmart text ordering service (22:30)
Weird and Wacky Tech (24:37):
- Research-based caffine algorithm
- Robotic hose dragon for burning buildings
- Apple watch checking is distracted driving
Tech Recommendations (33:00):
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Weird and Wacky theme music from "Brainwavves" by Strong Suit.
"Developers" Remix by ViciousAloisius, remixed by our producer, Shannon
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- Weed-killing robots are threatening giant chemical companies’ business models - MIT Technology Review
- Blocking 500 Million Users Is Easier Than Complying With Europe’s New Rules
- Microsoft Buys GitHub for $7.5 Billion, Moving to Grow in Coding’s New Era
- Jeff Bezos details his moon colony ambitions
- AirPods to get Live Listen feature in iOS 12
- Ripple is giving universities $50M to research cryptocurrency and blockchain
- Cell phone battery inventor claims massive breakthrough — possible game-changer on car batteries
- Walmart's new text service bypasses app, website to order stuff online
- This Algorithm For How Much Caffeine You Should Consume To Wake Yourself Up Most Effectively Is Research-Based
- This robotic hose-dragon could jet its way into burning buildings
- Woman Checking Apple Watch Found Guilty Of Distracted Driving