–A New Tech Manifesto by Baratunde: how to reinvent social media to improve all our lives.
–Apple’s WWDC announcements: Screen Time restores balance to your life, memojis avoid the uncanny valley, ARKit 2 might (might) actually have usefull apps, Siri Shortcuts might (might) make Siri useful, macOS Mojave makes much-needed improvements to the Finder, tvOS gets Dolby Atmos.
–Gmail’s improved design is headed your way.
–Microsoft buys GitHub: how MS went from a Windows monolith to an open-source champion.
–Computex’s big announcements: Intel fudges some numbers, AMD’s new Threadripper 2, and ASUS put a computer in your computer so you can compute while you compute.
Leo Laporte and Roberto Baldwin try out the new Multi-Room Music feature on the Amazon Echo. We’ll set up several Echos in the studio to set it up and find out how it works. Anker has a new sister brand for smart-home devices called Eufy. One of their latest products is a tiny smart speaker called the Genie. We’ll see how to compares to the Echo Dot. Megan Morrone continues her #DigitalCleanse. This week is number four: Cleaning up your cloud storage. We’re going to revive an old Mac Pro (mid-2010) for our ‘Call for Help,’ and install NVIDIA’s flagship gaming GPU the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. We’ll take a first look at Tovala’s meal kit service that cooks itself in a smart oven that can steam, bake, and broil. Jason Howell shows us some AR apps on the Asus Zenfone AR. In the ‘Mail Bag,’ we answer questions about what to do with vintage computers and tracking apps for Android.
– Apple to unveil the next iPhone September 12th at the new Apple campus.
– Juicero shuts down and won’t sell juice packs.
– In an email snafu, Essential shared driver’s licenses numbers of some customers.
– Roberto was at the Hyperloop Pod Competition where the winning pod hit over 200MPH.
Leo Laporte and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ take a look at Back to School accessories for both students and parents. Leo reviews the GPD Pocket computer; a tiny Windows computer that’s not much larger than a smartphone. Megan Morrone continues her #DigitalCleanse series. In part 3, are you an “app-rat” and is your desktop a disaster? She’ll show you how to clean up your apps. In Call for Help, we’ll try to solve a WiFi problem in India. Jason Howell has a review of the Asus Zenfone AR phone with Project Tango built in.
– Samsung heir gets five years in jail
– Amazon cuts some prices at Whole Foods
– The eclipse from 35,000 feet.
Computex 2017 is here, Intel’s gunning for AMD’s Ryzen with new Core i9 CPUs. HP, Lenovo, and Asus are building Snapdragon-powered Windows machines, AMD’s RX Vega is pushed to late July, and check out the new 200mHz G-Sync Ultrawide gaming monitor from Asus. All that and more on This Week in Computer Hardware.