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#20: The Illusion of Choice

December 30th, 2014 · 100 minutes

At the end of 2014, Stephen and Myke reflect on what proved to be a wild year in technology.

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Links and Show Notes

Ticci Tweets on the App Store on iTunes
(RE)CONNECTED Movie Poster
Shownotes in the PS3 browser
Pebble – CES 2014: Welcoming Pebble Steel, Pebble appstore, and new partners to the Family
Google to Acquire Nest – Investor Relations – Google
Satya Nadella - Microsoft's CEO
Microsoft CEO Ballmer to "Retire Within 12 Months" - Arik Hesseldahl - News - AllThingsD
BBC News - Facebook to buy messaging app WhatsApp for $19bn
Apple - Press Info - Apple Rolls Out CarPlay Giving Drivers a Smarter, Safer & More Fun Way to Use iPhone in the Car
Microsoft Launches Office for iPad: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Google reveals Android Wear, an operating system for smartwatches | The Verge
Facebook buying Oculus VR for $2 billion | The Verge
BBC News - Heartbleed Bug: Tech firms urge password reset
Welcome To MacStories 4.0 – MacStories
App.net State of the Union | App.net
Myke's Post on App.net
Stephen's Post on App.net
WWDC 2014: A love letter from Apple | iMore
Amazon's Fire Phone uses multiple front-facing cameras to offer dynamic 3D perspective | The Verge
Upgrade #16: The 2014 Upgradies - Relay FM
Flow Powered by Amazon on the App Store on iTunes
Apple (United Kingdom) - Apple Press Info - Apple and IBM Forge Global Partnership to Transform Enterprise Mobility
Apple - Business - Mobile Enterprise Apps
How I Hacked My Own iCloud Account, for Just $200 - Christina Warren - Mashable
How Apple and Amazon Security Flaws Led to My Epic Hacking | WIRED
Amazon's Twitch Press Release
How Twitch is crowd-sourcing an amazing Pokémon multiplayer game | Polygon
Twitch: when watching beats playing | Polygon
StephenHackett.com
512 Pixels
Mojang - Yes, we’re being bought by Microsoft
Minecraft creator Notch buys Beverly Hills mansion for record-setting $70M | Polygon
Notch's picture of his mansion
Minecraft: Pocket Edition now available for Windows Phone
Virtual #19: No Time for Pig Punching - Relay FM
Minecraft passes 100 million registered users, 14.3 million sales on PC - GameSpot
Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay' - Businessweek
Steve Jobs secretly gave millions to charity, publically criticised for not doing enough
WatchKit - Apple Developer
Net Neutrality is important — 512 Pixels