Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which there are more rants than expected, there are seven seconds of panic, and:
- [00:02:00] Google drop the latest on Messages, Allo, Duo and Hangouts, where “the latest” is “we’re cancelling Allo”, which both people on Allo are presumably sad about
- [00:16:40] Microsoft are dropping EdgeHTML, their browser rendering engine, and rebuilding Edge to be based on Chrome, which is a more nuanced thing than it might at first appear
- [00:25:51] NASA’s InSight landed on Mars. Nice one, NASA. Six and a half months of travel and it will study the interior of the planet, and “Marsquakes”. Watch the launch video, and then spend some time contemplating ancient technology and admiring this excellent Twitter bot of old 80s home computer magazines
- [00:32:50] Apparently smartphone growth is actually starting to decline, which we think may be at least partially because there’s nothing left to make with phones any more. See Jono’s views on the “notch” for details
- [00:44:00] Someone patents the concept of formal software verification, as long as you’re doing it to financial software, at which all we can do is roll our eyes
- [00:50:10] NHS told to ditch ‘absurd’ fax machines, to which at least some people say “hey, they work”, and others say “shut up grandad, we don’t care”
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