CultCast #285 - $1200 for iPhone 8!?  

This week:  Rumors point to a big iPhone 8 price hike.  What’s the max you would pay?  Intel makes a huge move to push Thunderbolt into the mainstream Ikea about to drop tons of great HomeKit gadgets on us DJI’s Spark selfie drone is a compact powerhouse And we’ll tell you about the weird and whacky gadgets we’re reviewing in an all-new Under Review!   This episode supported by Blue Apron makes it easy to cook delicious meals at home.  See their upcoming menu and get your first three meals free at   CultCloth will keep your iPhone 7, Apple Watch, Mac and iPad sparkling clean, and for a limited time you can use code CULTCAST to score a free CleanCloth with any order at   We also want to give Kevin MacLeod at a  thanks for the great music you hear on today's show.   On the show this week @erfon / @bst3r / @lkahney   More evidence hints at massive iPhone 8 price hike Rumors that the iPhone 8 may come with a $1,000 price tag are seemingly backed-up by a new report claiming that components for the next-gen handset will be considerably higher than those for its predecessor. According to China’s Economic Daily News, the 3D Touch module alone for the iPhone 8 will cost 150 percent more than the comparable module for the current LCD iPhone. As per a recent report from Goldman Sachs analyst Simona Jankowski, the 128GB iPhone 8 will sell for $999, while the 256GB version will set users back a whopping $1,099. This means that the iPhone 8 could represent a significant 25 percent price jump from the iPhone 7. Include AirPods?   Sensor on second iPhone 7 Plus camera is smaller than main one, calculations show     Intel will eliminate Thunderbolt royalties to boost adoption Every manufacturer that uses it has to pay royalties to Intel, which means you typically find it exclusively in expensive, high-end machines. Intel has confirmed plans to drop Thunderbolt royalties in an effort to boost adoption. The chip-maker also plans to integrate Thunderbolt 3 into its own processors starting next year, eliminating the need for a dedicated controller. Thunderbolt has become the ultimate standard for connecting peripherals to your computer, thanks to its incredibly high bandwidth and versatility. Thunderbolt 3’s 40Gbps speeds let you transfer a full 4K movie in just 30 seconds. USB 3 is only 10GBPS!     Control IKEA Home Smart products with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple’s Home app During the summer and early fall, IKEA will be adding functionality to its smart lighting range by enabling people to voice control their lighting with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and to set up and adjust lighting using Apple’s Home app and Siri voice commands. This takes IKEA one step closer to making smart home technology accessible for the many.   DJI goes tiny with new easy-to-fly Spark drone DJI unveiled the new Spark drone at an event in NYC this morning where the tiny flying camera impressed watchers with some innovative new features like the ability to be controlled without using a remote. The Spark packs a 1/2.3” CMOS sensor that captures 12 megapixel photos and shoots stabilized HD 1080p videos so you can get super smooth shots. It also comes with new shooting modes you won’t find yet on the Mavic or Phantom 4: Pano and ShallowFocus. Flight time on the Spark is around 16 minutes per battery with a range of 1.2 miles. Pricing for the basic kit starts at $499, or you can get the Fly More bundle with two batteries, extra propellers and prop guards and a carrying case for $699. QuickShot Intelligent Flight Modes for taking cool selfie vids QuickShot automatically captures a 10-second clip intended for social media sharing Under Review! Juuk Ligero Watch Band Feisty Pets! Biolite Campstove 2

#242: Phil Keoghan -- The Magic of Bucket Lists and Amazing Races  

Phil Keoghan (@PhilKeoghan) has worked in television for almost thirty years on more than a thousand program episodes in more than a hundred countries. His work has earned him numerous awards, including ten prime-time Emmys. He is perhaps best known as the co-executive producer and host of CBS series The Amazing Race, currently in its twenty-ninth season.

But there is much, much more to Phil's story, including unbelievable bucket lists, near-death experiences, and more. As just one example...

In 2013, he decided to retrace the 1928 Tour de France riding an original vintage bicycle, with no gears, to tell the forgotten underdog story of the first English-speaking team to take on the toughest sporting event on earth.

This experience was captured and turned into the brand-new film Le Ride, a gorgeous documentary and the first to be shot on a Sony F55 camera in 4K, which is equivalent to Super 35mm film.

There are many takeaways from this conversation, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Show notes and links for this episode can be found at

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#33: A Quotidian Day  

Almost everywhere you look, a story is unfolding. In this episode, Anthony drives at night, asking his passengers to think deeply about what's happened to them since waking up that morning. The result is a unique portrait of life on a typical day in Chicago: from romantic encounters and stunning moments of workplace fights, tense transactions between shoppers and salesmen, afternoon trysts, and family emergencies. -BACKSEAT RIDER FACEBOOK COMMUNITY: -BACKSEAT RIDER FEEDBACK: 312-709-4667 or -NEW LYFT USERS: use promo code BACKSEATRIDER for up to $50 in free ride credit -Episode sponsored by TrueCar (

Peaks TV S3E01-02  

Joanna Robinson and David Chen recap the first two episodes of "Twin Peaks: The Return." Subscribe to this podcast via RSS: Subscribe to this podcast via iTunes:

Guardian Radio Episode 208  

We’re back! This week the podcast returns for a HUGE episode! This past week Bungie pulled the curtain back on Destiny 2 with a massive reveal event and we were there. Tune in to hear our thoughts on what was shown and to feel the excitement we have for the upcoming second chapter in the Destiny franchise.

Don’t forget to send in your questions and topics to us to You can also send us a voicemail that we may play on air to You can also hit us up on Twitter @GuardiansofD. If you enjoy the show you can subscribe to it on iTunes. Be sure to hit us up with a rating and review while you’re there. Join us for the LIVE recording of each episode every Monday on at 10:30PM EST/ 7:30PM PST. If you can’t catch the LIVE recording you can catch a replay with the Twitch chat on our YouTube channel. Android users can also tune in via the Destiny Community Hub App. As always…G [...]

Niptech 325 – Mon ami Milton  

Un podcast de @syde et @bcurdy. Utilisez #AskNiptech sur Twitter pour nous poser des questions ou proposer des news. Podcast: Téléchargement Liens Discord’s voice communications app for gamers quadruples to 45 million users Le lien pour rejoindre de la communauté Discord: C’est dans l’air Americans no longer have to register non-commercial drones with the FAA [&hellip

Can Facebook help you talk to businesses? (David Marcus, VP of Messaging, Facebook)  

Facebook's messaging products boss, David Marcus, talks with Recode's Kurt Wagner about how the company is trying turn its Messenger app into a hub for interactions between companies and consumers. Marcus explains what Facebook learned from last year's rollout of "bots" on the platform and why the latest tools are poised to be more useful. He also explains why Facebook is not planning to take a cut of purchases made within Messenger and how it's balancing plans to inject ads into the app with users' privacy.

Mac Power Users 378: More iOS Hidden Features  

Clayton Morris returns to join Katie and David in sharing more underutilized iOS features, tips, and tricks.

The Switchy and Scratchy Showdown, Starring Ofcom: TM 99 REGULAR VERSION  

Please support us on Patreon at for access to our exclusive extended version of the show, weekly columns from Nate, and much more. This week on the regular version of TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss: - WannaCry update - AI traffic lights to end rush hour jams in Milton Keynes - Ofcom reveals text-to-switch plan for mobile users - BBC to close TV download store after only 18 months as streaming dominates - Amazon Prime Reading launches in the UK with free, rotating e-book library Patreon supporters have access to our 18-minute longer version of the show, which includes the above as well as additional discussions about: - Lengthy Extra Story: Tomorrow's World is coming back to the BBC - Behind the scenes from Ian's time working on Tomorrow's World at the BBC - Remember when Nate was on The Apprentice for several seconds?  - The deeply nerdy history of Nate and Ian's childhoods - The experience of switching from Three to Vodafone - Traffic light history lesson (featuring info about EXPLOSIONS!) - Reasons for using 100 percent green energy sources at home - Bad web browsers versus good web browsers - Fun contactless payment stories Access our exclusive content and support Nate and Ian's podcasting by becoming a Patron at

Facebook Ads Strategy: How Marketers Can Win With Facebook  

Do you use Facebook ads? Want to make them more effective? To explore how to create a successful Facebook ads strategy, I interview Nicholas Kusmich. More About This Show The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It's designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing. In this episode, I interview Nicholas Kusmich, author of Give: The Ultimate Guide to Using Facebook Advertising to Generate More Leads, More Clients, and Massive ROI. He also heads up the H2H Media Group, where he consults and manages accounts for high-profile speakers and authors. Nicholas shares how the four M's can help you plan your Facebook ad strategy. You'll discover the three key elements every Facebook ad needs. Share your feedback, read the show notes, and get the links mentioned in this episode below. Listen Now You can also subscribe via iTunes, RSS, or Stitcher. Here are some of the things you'll discover in this show: Facebook Ads Strategy Nicholas' Story Nicholas got into Facebook ads almost by accident. He had been marketing his products on the Internet without any success, even though he followed what everyone said to do: Create a course or ebook, and get paid traffic to sell it. His next step was to try Google ads, but then Google had another algorithm adjustment. Fortunately, around that time, two websites' ad platforms were being released in beta: Plenty of Fish (the dating site) and Facebook. Nicholas jumped in to advertise his products on both and soon realized Facebook was going in a very aggressive direction. He was in the right place at the right time. Nicholas learned about Facebook advertising very quickly and got the advantage of being an early adopter. This was about five years ago. These days, Nicholas runs his marketing business with two key services. His boutique agency serves clients in a fully managed scenario. His business also offers marketing training and consulting for business owners and entrepreneurs who want to implement their marketing for themselves. Listen to the show to hear what Facebook ads were like in the early days. The Role of Facebook Ads in Marketing Nicholas loves the paradox of Facebook's size. On one hand, Facebook is an enormous platform: around two billion users log in for at least a few minutes each day. Therefore, regardless of your type of business or message, your prospects are probably using Facebook. Moreover, you don't need a 30-second spot on the Super Bowl to reach hundreds of millions of people. With Facebook, you can do that with a few clicks of a button. On the other hand, Facebook allows advertisers to zero in on a small, specific audience because Facebook aggregates data. Facebook notes where people check in, what they like, whom they follow, and what they mention. And it makes that kind of information available to advertisers. So, for instance, if Nicholas wanted to target a Beverly Hills housewife who lives on a particular street based on her zip code, and who shops at Whole Foods, has an Amex card, and spent money on it in the last seven days or so, he could. This capability makes Facebook an interesting platform for an advertiser (a business owner or entrepreneur) who has a message, product, or service and who knows the audience they're trying to reach. Facebook allows people to advertise at far lower cost than traditional advertising. So in the grand scheme of marketing, Nicholas believes Facebook advertising is the best direct-response platform and distribution channel to get a message to your ideal prospects. Listen to the show to discover the joke at Nicholas' office. How to Put Together a Facebook Ads Strategy A lot of people focus on the tactics, such as how much to bid for the ad or what objective to use. Those are legitimate concerns, but Nicholas doesn't think they're the big needle-movers.

Can Esports Help Facebook Conquer Video?  

In an esports deal with ESL, Facebook is shifting its strategy to deliver more-polished programming to the company's nearly two billion monthly users. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah E. Needleman has the latest.

Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Artificial Intelligence with Edaena Salinas Jasso  

Scott talks to Microsoft Research's Edaena Salinas Jasso who explains Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Artificial Intelligence. What are they, what's the difference, and how can I use them to make my users' lives better?

Free Talk Live 2017-05-18  

Study confirms the existence of selective exposure :: How does society define adulthood? :: Light bulbs & electricity :: 60% of facebook users never read the articles they share :: Caller asks who should be new Press Secretary :: Sarah in NM wants to ban smokers :: Canadian elections :: Speeding vans in NM :: Progressive takever of society :: Trump suspends meetings of Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission :: Creation Scientist sued the National Park Service for refusing to allow him to take rock samples from the Grand Canyon :: HOSTS - Darryl, Heather & Chris

AEMO and ARENA to pay electricity users to cut their usage in 'demand response' trial  

Would you like to be paid to use less electricity? That's the idea behind a new trial of a concept known as "demand response", launched by the energy market operator AEMO and the renewable energy agency ARENA

7 Techniques For Keeping Users Engaged in 2000+ Word Blog Posts | Ep. #291  

In Episode #291, Eric and Neil discuss 7 techniques for keeping users engaged in 2000+ word blog posts. You don’t want your blog post to read like a lecture—your readers will drop like flies. Instead, in you employ even just a few of these techniques, you’re bound to increase that engagement and keep your audience scrolling down...

Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:27 – Today’s topic: 7 Techniques For Keeping Users Engaged in 2000+ Word Blog Posts 00:43 – First technique is to make sure that your post is written in a conversational tone 00:50 – Consider your post like you’re giving a lecture and you don’t want your readers to get bored 01:03 – Use words like “you” and “I” within your blog post 01:10 – Second is to use bucket brigades; Eric learned this from Brian Dean 01:19 – It is basically breaking up more paragraphs, instead of having walls and walls of text 01:43 – Third is sub-headings 01:45 – Think of your blog post as a book 01:48 – Adding a sub-heading makes it more scalable and it’s on top of bucket brigades 02:02 – Fourth is having great, engaging images to accentuate your content 02:15 – Fifth is the user pattern of a blog reader 02:17 – They first go to your page, then to your headline, click on your blog post, and then they scroll all the way down to the bottom to figure out if they’re going to scroll back up to the top 02:27 – End each of your blog posts with a conclusion that summarizes what the blog post is about 02:43 – Sixth is to not forget to publish if it actually makes sense 02:51 – If you can add videos, infographics and a podcast to add value, you’re going to have a good engagement overall 03:05 – “Take the time and be deliberate about what you’re doing” 03:11 – Last but not the least, end your blog post with a question 03:17 – The people who read the question will likely respond with a blog comment 03:38 – Marketing School is giving away a free 1 year annual subscription of Design Pickle, a design service that allows you to make unlimited design 04:00 – Subscribe, rate and review Marketing School 04:10 – Text MARKETINGSCHOOL to 33444 04:25– That’s it for today’s episode! 3 Key Points: Writing in a conversational tone makes your blog post friendlier easier to engage in for the reader. Bucket brigades make your content POP instead of seeing walls and walls of text. Readers are more likely to leave a comment if you end your blog post with a question.

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Experts urge social media users to check privacy settings and think before they post  

Privacy experts are warning users of the social media platform - Twitter - to check their settings. The firm has rolled out an update to its privacy policy and is prompting users to consent by clicking a button that simply reads 'Sounds Good'. Online safety advocates are urging people to be careful about the information they share on social media. The online space is particularly challenging for young people.

Ep. 23 - Where Is The Line  

Joanna and David discuss how far actors should be allowed to stretch for their craft. Shownotes: (0:20) Gen Pop is coming to an end (49:00) Pop culture recommendations Subscribe to this show via iTunes: Subscribe to this show via RSS: Support this podcast at Email us at All music is used under Creative Commons from Intro music - "RSPN" by Blank Kytt from the album "Heavy, Crazy, Serious" Interval music - "I'm Going for a Coffee" by Lee Rosevere from the album "Music for Podcasts 3" Ending music - "Enthusiast" by Tours from the album "Enthusiast"

Google wants to make your job search easier  

Google shows new AI and machine-learning software that helps users organize job listings.

Podcast 559: Siri gets company  

Apple invests $200 million into Corning for advanced glass manufacture in the U.S., WannaCrypt hit Windows users (but also could affect Macs with Boot Camp or virtual machines), and Siri gets crowded by Alexa and Google Assistant. Susie and Glenn talk that plus research showing an Apple Watch can detect irregular heartbeats 97 percent as well as dedicated medical equipment.

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Who Bears The Blame?  

Today on the 5: In the wake of the massive WannaCry outbreak, are users or Microsoft to blame for the scope of it?

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