Wading through Google/Oracle case and discussing tech news

Today’s Episode

Open source, it is what drives tech. However, some companies would rather say they “champion,” open source only with their words. Oracle is one of those companies. I have never been fond of them, but, their litigation-happy company needs to readdress what it means to be a champion. Their fight with Google is purely for financial gain. I’m all for projecting your properties, but, when you buy a company that made a program/language open to all you’re fighting the wrong battle. Oracle knew how valuable Java is to the tech industries and is trying to capitalize on it. Android is one of the most popular mobile OS out there. If Oracle can get a fraction of the money they think they are owed, they will. This is not to save a company, this is them thinking they are owed something. This not the first time Oracle has done something like this, and it will not be the last. However, I hope they lose. Now onto the rest of the show!

Tech News Discussed:

  • Oracle wants the Android pie
  • Google makes a gigapixel camera
  • AT&T upgrades its internet
  • Twitter is testing out a live button
  • Twitter may remove links and picture from its character limit
  • Facebook wants to personalize your emojis
  • FAA is testing ways to detect drones
  • Amazon Fire TV gets Alexa
  • Tumblr updates its GIF tool
  • and more!

Apps to Try:


What do you think about removing links and pictures from the character limit on Twitter?

Tweetable Quotes:

[epq-quote align=”align-center”]I think getting rid of some limits for tweets is a great idea.[/epq-quote]

[epq-quote align=”align-center”]Some drone pilots are just dumb.[/epq-quote]

[epq-quote align=”align-center”]Google has a new gigapixel camera. No, it’s not for you to take high-quality selfies.[/epq-quote]

[epq-quote align=”align-center”]Hello, neighbor! Wait, I’m on the West Coast. Hello, distant neighbors![/epq-quote]