Explainer – Enterprise & Consumer Tech Newsletter From Joe Rodgers 


A Cheaper Dot

Just what you’ve been asking for, an Amazon Echo Dot clone from your favorite cable manufacturer, Anker.

As if $49.99 wasn’t cheap enough, Anker’s knock off Eufy line is a budget line for smart home nerds and starts at $35.

This isn’t going to change the world but it’s further evidence that smart home gadgets are here to stay

Blockchain for Hire

When all the big boys start hiring for a specific role you know something’s brewing.

According to the job boards, you can and will get a job if you’re a blockchain dev.

All I know is that you better invest money in Blockchain R&D if you’re part of the old guard because these kids in the valley will disrupt your ass real quick.


USB Sticks Just Got Brains

You thought USB sticks we’re only good for storing your pr0n collection, think again!
Intel launched the Movidius Neural Compute Stick, Intel Marketing on point, aimed at empowering developers to bring AI and machine learning to the edge in a very small form factor.
$79 gets you SkyNet on a stick.

Kubernetes got that street cred

You know who likes Kubernetes? CNCF

You know who likes CNCF? MSFT & AMZN

Google labs pet project to orchestrate the clouds is growing up and now everyone wants to buddy up to cool kid Kubernetes.

According to The Information, AWS plans to use Kubernetes in the coming battle for AI.

What does this mean for Mesosphere and how do they stack up?

Can you blame AWS and Azure leadership?

Entry Level AFA from NetApp

What do you do if you need a NAS and/or SAN and entry budget?



Boring News

Elon says he’ll bring Hyperloop to the Boring Company at 600mph.


“They plan to test boring techniques in the tunnel as well as Tesla’s autonomous driving and powertrain technologies on electric platforms to move vehicles.”

The Best Post Title of the Year

Big Switch, HPE, in ‘You complete me. No, you complete me’ tryst

It really doesn’t get much better than that!

HPE announces partnership to sell open networking player Big Switch.


44 Trillion

That’s the number of cameras watching us by 2023


Sexy Speakers

Go look at these things and tell me you don’t want them on your desk.





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