This week, Jon Mitchell (@ablaze), formerly of ReadWrite and The Daily Portal, stops by The Segue to chat with Eric and Micah about tech blogging, his new music project, and thoughts on Google and Apple.
This week, Mike Wehner (@mikewehner) of TUAW joins Eric and Micah for a smorgasbord of amazingness. We talk about the PS4 launch, impending Xbox One launch, and the problems ailing Nintendo’s Wii U, followed by a scathing rant about Bloomberg and ridiculous Apple rumors. To top it all off, we end with a world first: an audio unboxing of Mike’s brand new PlayStation 4.
Ariel Levy, The New Yorker
He was translucent and pink and very, very small, but he was flawless. His lovely lips were opening and closing, opening and closing, swallowing the new world. For a length of time I cannot delineate, I sat there, awestruck, transfixed. Every finger, every toenail, the golden shadow of his eyebrows coming in, the elegance of his shoulders—all of it was miraculous, astonishing. I held him up to my face, his head and shoulders filling my hand, his legs dangling almost to my elbow. I tried to think of something maternal I could do to convey to him that I was, in fact, his mother, and that I had the situation completely under control. I kissed his forehead and his skin felt like a silky frog’s on my mouth.
Ariel Levy details her horrific ordeal as she lost her premature child in a country on the other side of the world, in one of the most heartbreaking and beautiful pieces I’ve read in years. Stop whatever it is you’re doing and read this unbelievably courageous essay that will undoubtedly have a profound effect on you. Share it.
This week, Eric and Micah ponder what could be inside the mysterious barge Google is building in the San Francisco Bay. We also discuss Android 4.4 KitKat and the Nexus 5, Apple’s Q4 earnings, Fantastical 2, and paying for app updates.
There are some products that are great, and then there are some that just hit that elusive sweet spot. Last week, I picked up the newest version of the 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina display (rMBP), Apple’s latest and greatest laptop. Here are the specs of the mid range model ($1499):
- 2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
- 8GB of RAM
- 256GB PCIe-based flash storage
- Intel Iris Graphics
- Nine hour battery life
- 802.11ac WiFi, 3.46 pounds, 0.71 inches thick
Mark Gurman, Senior Editor at 9to5Mac, joins Eric and Micah for a huge show of Apple analysis and opinions. Of course we cover all the announcements from Tuesday’s big Apple event – OS X Mavericks, iLife & iWork, new Mac hardware, and the new iPads – followed by a discussion about Apple’s future plans for 2014 and beyond, including the rumoured iWatch and the mythical Apple TV.