Daily Tech News Show

By Tom Merritt

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 Nov 26, 2019
I enjoy Merritt's balanced reporting. His sidekick, Sarah Lane, is inarticulate and not very insightful, however. I also wish they would offer an alternative to Patreon, a prominent enforcer of the liberal cancel culture.

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Keep up to date with independent, authoritative and trustworthy discussion of the tech news of the day. Tom Merritt and co-host's home for daily tech news.

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BAN ALL THE APPS!!!! - DTNS 3869
00:33:46

German police have begun a murder investigation into the death of a female patient in Düsseldorf who was about to undergo critical care when the hospital's systems were disabled by a ransomware attack September 9.



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Sep 18, 2020
Old Man Shouts at Graphics Card - DTNS 3868
00:30:41

Like grains of sand in the desert, the saga of Tik Tok seems to go on and on. We bring you the latest this year's longest running tech soap opera.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Sep 17, 2020
Oculus 2: Eclectic Ballyhoo - DTNS 3867
00:33:02

Facebook announces the Oculus Quest 2. How does it compare to the earlier version and is an upgrade or a cost cutting measure?


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Sep 16, 2020
Three Tiers for Apple One - DTNS 3866
00:33:38

Apple has announced new versions of the Apple Watch, iPad and iPad Air plus new services. We share our thoughts and get some insight from SnobOS's Nica and Terrance. 

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, Nica Montford, Terrance Gaines, Roger Chang, Joe.


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Sep 15, 2020
TikTok's Trusted Partner: An Oracle DTNS 3865
00:31:39

Oracle wins its bid for Tik Tok but the sale still needs regulatory approval. Is this a done deal and what questions remain unanswered? 

 

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Sep 14, 2020
Minority Rapport - DTNS 3864
00:31:21

The Wall Street Journal has an article by Matthew Kronsberg called 10 Biggest Tech Trends to Come. We sort out which trends would select as the favorite ones and explain why.



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Sep 11, 2020
The Duo: Too Much for Too Little? - DTNS 3863
00:31:59

The reviews are out for the Microsoft Duo Android dual screen phone but don't call it a phone. We go through the first reviews of Microsoft dual screen Android phone.

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Sep 10, 2020
Your Move Sony - DTNS 3862
00:33:12

Tuesday, three US Senators introduced the Online Freedom and Viewpoint Diversity Act which would modify section 230 of the US CDA to roll back the blanket protection for moderation. Platforms would receive their protection for liability only if their moderation decisions were made based on an “objectively reasonable belief” that content violated a specific policy. What exactly is this bill trying to accomplish and how would it work?

 

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Sep 09, 2020
Did you say X or S?! - DTNS 3861
00:30:36

Pricing for Microsoft's upcoming Xbox Series X and S gaming console has been revealed along with detailed hardware specs for the Xbox Series S. The battle between the next generation of video gaming consoles heats up! 

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Sep 08, 2020
Indian Streaming Services Establish Self-Regulation Code - DTH
00:05:36

Fifteen streaming services in India sign on to the Universal Self-Regulation Code for Online Curated Content Providers, Facebook tests putting Instagram Stories in Facebook, and Italy launches an investigation into cloud storage providers over terms of service.

 

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Sep 07, 2020
Choosy Toms Choose DiffBot - DTNS 3860
00:31:59

Patrick Norton is here with the important takeaways from this year's IFA tech trade-show in Berlin.


Starring Tom Merritt, Patrick Norton, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Sep 04, 2020
The Internet Is Mainstream - DTNS 3859
00:32:17

Facebook CEO Mark Zukerberg announced several steps the company is taking to prevent misinformation ahead of the 2020 US election. We examine them to see if they're actually effective or just PR theater.

 

Starring Tom Merritt, Rich Stroffolino, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Sep 03, 2020
Microsoft Defends Reality - DTNS 3858
00:33:27

Microsoft has launched a three-part plan to fight deep fakes. The first is a tool meant for political campaigns and journalists called the Video Authenticator and it's also working on a system to let content producers add digital hashes and certificates to media so users can verify authenticity.

 

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Sep 02, 2020
Ships on Chips - DTNS 3857
00:32:33

Facebook warns it will "stop allowing publishers and people in Australia from sharing local and international news on Facebook and Instagram," if a plan to force negotiations with news publishers to pay for content goes through. What's Facebook's plan and how will the Australian authorities react to it? 


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Sep 01, 2020
The Camry Of Phones - DTNS 3856
00:30:58

IFA has started and one of the big trends coming out of the German technology conference are budget smart phones. We examine the latest from Motorola, Samsung and Qualcomm.

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Aug 31, 2020
Stop Checking Me Out - DTNS 3855
00:32:23

CNET's Ben Fox Rubin reports that MasterCard announced a platform called Shop Anywhere in partnership with Accel robotics to let shoppers walk out of stores without having to go through a cashier. Is this the future for brick and mortar retail?


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Aug 28, 2020
Microsoft and Oracle Want to be Cool - DTNS 3854
00:32:39

TikTok CEO, Kevin Mayer quits as due to ongoing political turmoil, Microsoft working with Walmart on TikTok deal, Oracle has reportedly proposed a $20 billion bid for TikTok and TikTok likely to announce sale U.S. operations in the coming days.

 

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Aug 27, 2020
That TikTok Deal Is Azure Thing - DTNS 3853
00:31:41

Andrew Ross Sorkin and Mike Isaac from the New York Times published an in-depth look at how Microsoft got pulled into possibly buying part or all of TikTok. We share our thoughts and analyze the timeline of everything that happened.

 

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Aug 26, 2020
An Unreal win... For Now - DTNS 3852
00:32:08

US District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled Monday that Apple does not have to reverse its decision to remove Fortnite from its App Store but must hold off terminating Epic's developer account which is also used to support Unreal Engine.


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Aug 25, 2020
New Tools Doesn't Mean No Rules. - DTNS 3851
00:30:21

Alex Kantrowitz on Medium's OneZero wrote an article titled "Why a Slack Backlash Is Inevitable" and the Wall Street Journal's Chip Cutter and Aaron Tilley wrote "Slack Has Made Remote Office Communication Easier. It Can Also Be Less Civil. " Are we seeing.... a Slacklash?


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Aug 24, 2020
Putting Fans In Seats That Aren't There - DTNS 3850
00:32:23

Taylor Soper over at GeekWire wrote up his experience of what remote NBA fandom looks like in the age of social distancing. We discuss his findings and share our own experiences of watching from the virtual bleachers.


Starring Rich Stroffolino, Len Peralta, Robb Dunewood, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Aug 21, 2020
Survey Says... Political Censorship! - DTNS 3849
00:34:07

A new survey from Pew Research Center revealed 73% of Americans think that its at least somewhat likely that social media platforms censor political viewpoints, up one percent from a 2018 survey. How do social media platforms juggle their business with the needs and challenges of political speech.


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Aug 20, 2020
The First Trillion Is The Hardest - DTNS 3848
00:30:08

Apple hits $2 trillion market capitalization, Zoom expands into smart displays, and Blackberry keeps on ticking.


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Aug 19, 2020
An Epic Push for Exemptions - DTNS 3847
00:33:33

Monday Epic said Apple had told them they have until August 28 to change their Fortnite app to comply with app store guidelines or lose their membership in the Apple Developer Program. What's Epic strategy and does Apple's policy hurt more than just Epic?


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Aug 18, 2020
Open Source Making Things Possible - DTNS 3846
00:31:22

Allison Sheridan shares her experience with creating an open source ebook based on her podcast "Taming the Terminal".



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Aug 17, 2020
Where Is The Epic Apple Battle Heading? - DTNS 3845
00:33:13

In case you missed it, we cover everything that has happened so far between Epic games, Google and Apple regarding Fortnite.


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Aug 14, 2020
Apple's Fight Night With Fortnite - DTNS 3844
00:32:59

Justin Robert Young shares his political insights on recent initiatives by social media giants to ready themselves for the upcoming US 2020 Election.



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Aug 13, 2020
The End of the World Factory - DTNS 3843
00:31:22

Microsoft's dual-screen Android device, the Surface Duo is available for preorder now for $1399, arriving September 10. We share our thoughts.



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Aug 12, 2020
This Show is Confidential - DTNS 3842
00:31:22

A scammer told Business Insider he cashed in selling millions of fake views for Instagram Reels just hours after it launched. Is the arrival and success of scammers a sign of a platform's success?




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Aug 11, 2020
The Tok is Tik'ing - DTNS 3841
00:33:33

Sources have said TikTok's separation from ByteDance could take over a year. Well beyond Trump and Microsoft's Sept. 15 timeline. What will happen next as Microsoft continues to negotiate a transition.



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Aug 10, 2020
Tick Tock for TikTok - DTNS 3840
00:30:18

The POTUS signed two executive orders Thursday under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act forbidding transactions with TikTok owner Bytedance and any transactions with Tencent related to their super app WeChat. Are the orders legal and what will the repercussions be for the tech economy?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Annie Gaus, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Aug 07, 2020
Scorpion on the YouTube Turtle - DTNS 3839
00:30:52

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a five-pronged plan to curb national security risks from China called the "Clean Network." What does that entail and what should you know about it?



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Aug 06, 2020
Is This For Reels? - DTNS 3838
00:31:58

We examine all the announcements from this year's Samsung Unpacked event.


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Aug 05, 2020
R2-Feed-U - DTNS 3837
00:33:08

Amber Mac shares her experience at a "free range" dairy farm that is almost entirely run by robots. The cows are free to roam in climate-controlled barns, get milked when they want, and they wear FitBits to measure their health. Is this the future of agriculture?


Starring Tom Merritt, Amber MacArthur, Roger Chang, Joe.


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Aug 04, 2020
TikTok365 - DTNS 3836
00:31:34

Microsoft said Sunday it is working on a deal to acquire TikTok's operations in Canada, the US, New Zealand and Australia. What's the motivation behind the deal and will it be allowed by regulators?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Joe.

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Aug 03, 2020
Let's Buy TikTok - DTNS 3835
00:32:36

Bytedance is considering listing its business in Hong Kong or Shanghai stock markets with plans to list TikTok separately in Europe or the US. Plus Bloomberg's sources say the US may announce an order for Bytedance to divest its ownership of TikTok.



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Jul 31, 2020
Antitrust or Just Antitrustworthy? - DTNS 3834
00:31:49

We explore what might happen to big tech after the Congressional hearings. Will it be good for them, consumers or anyone?



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Jul 30, 2020
Can You Hearing Me Now? - DTNS 3833
00:32:49

The US House Antitrust Subcommittee called Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai to assemble and discuss their market power. What was said and who said it?



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Jul 29, 2020
AI Stories That Write Themselves - DTNS 3832
00:30:32

Andrew Mayne incorporated OpenAI's latest GPT-3 model into a project to help him develop dialogue for characters real and fictitious called AI|Writer.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Andrew Mayne, Roger Chang and Joe.

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Jul 28, 2020
Unreal Fans - DTNS 3831
00:32:29

First it was canned audio played over loudspeakers now its virtual fans in the stands. How is the technology that powers video games making virtual audiences for live games?



Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Andy Ihnatko, Roger Chang and Joe.

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Jul 27, 2020
Driving A Fork Into Intel - DTNS 3830
00:33:18

Intel’s next-gen 7nm chips are delayed until at least 2022 and it would consider farming out more work to outside semiconductor foundries, eroding a founding principle that manufacturing is key to its success. What's ailing Intel and what do they need to do to turn it around?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Norton, Len Peralta, Roger Chang and Joe.

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Jul 24, 2020
A Punch In The Face-book - DTNS 3829
00:32:23

On an investor, CEO Jack Dorsey said the company is actively exploring additional ways to make money from its users, including a potential subscription model. TikTok announced a new $200 million creators fund to support US creators who “are seeking opportunities to foster a livelihood” on the app. Bloomberg reports Nvidia approached SoftBank about a potentially acquiring ARM.



Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Strofollino, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang and Joe.

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Jul 23, 2020
Tap to Cheer - DTNS 3828
00:31:58

Crowd noise is being piped into stadiums for sports played without fans using foley from video game companies like EA sports and Sony Interactive. With life now seemingly imitating video games where do we go from there?



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Jul 22, 2020
Kiwibots, Roll Out! - DTNS 3827
00:29:37

Xbox's Phil Spencer is pushing for developers to make their games cross compatible across Xbox One, PC and xCloud including the first slew of titles for the upcoming Xbox Series X next-gen console. Will Microsoft pursuit of non-platform specific titles help or hurt the Xbox Series X chances against Sony's PS5?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Trisha Hershberger, Roger Chang and Joe.

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Jul 21, 2020
Practice Safer Internet, People - DTNS 3826
00:32:41

Unwanted and inappropriate sexting is an all too common problem. Katelyn Bowden, CEO of Badassarmy, with some advice on how to navigate the issue

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Katelyn Bowden, Roger Chang and Joe.

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Jul 20, 2020
:earth_americas: :smiley: :date: DTNS 3825
00:31:55

It's World Emoji Day and Google and Apple revealed their versions of the 117 new emoji coming later this year as part of Unicode's emoji 13.0 update.


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Jul 17, 2020
High Crimes and Social Engineering - DTNS 3824
00:32:32

Twitter was the subject of a major hack compromising the accounts of high profile accounts including Bill Gates, President Obama, and Elon Musk. What was behind the activity and what are the ramifications.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang and Joe.

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Jul 16, 2020
Staycation With The PS5 - DTNS 3823
00:31:39

Facebook are revising their estimates for their VR hardware upwards and Sony is ramping up production of their upcoming PS5 console. Are these moves based on hard numbers or generous assumptions?




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Jul 15, 2020
It's A Rolling Hat Rack! - DTNS 3822
00:31:24

Can a skinny minimalist robot that resembles a coat rack be the future of robots in the home?

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Jul 14, 2020
TikTok Don't Stop, Make It Pop - DTNS 3821
00:31:15

Tik Tok faces new scrutiny as companies and political parties urge employees and members to delete the app from their personal Android or iOS devices due to security concerns.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane,Roger Chang and Joe.

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Jul 13, 2020
Deep Fakes, Real Friday - DTNS 3820
00:35:18

Deepfakes often feature in contentious debates regarding news and the dissemination of information. But exactly is a deepfake and how should society approach the issue in an informed manner?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Shannon Morse, Aylssa Miller, Roger Chang and Joe.

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Jul 10, 2020
How to Protect Your Business - DTNS 3819
00:32:52

What can your operation do to keep its data secure? We examine the key elements of infosec every business needs to know.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Allan Alford, Mike Johnson, Roger Chang and Joe.

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Jul 09, 2020
Keep Your Data Kosher - DTNS 3818
00:31:50

With an increase in the number of people working from home securing your home data infrastructure has never been more urgent. Seth Rosenblatt from The Parallax breaks down the things you need to know to ensure your telecommute is as secure as possible.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Seth Rosenblatt, Roger Chang, Joe.


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Jul 08, 2020
ICS Security is a Baby - DTNS 3817
00:34:15

There's a lot of fear, uncertainty and doubt about malicious attackers hacking the power grid, the water system and other industrial systems. What does it take to secure those facilities and who's responsible?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, Keirsten Brager, Roger Chang, Joe

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Jul 07, 2020
My Dog's Name is Two-Factor - DTNS 3816
00:31:26

Despite what movies tell us, the number one way thieves and hackers access our bank accounts, credit information and other sensitive data is through socially engineering. Infosec engineer, Stephanie Ihezukwu, is here to explain ways to know you're socially engineered.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Stephanie Ihezukwu, Roger Chang and Joe.

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Jul 06, 2020
OneWeb Purchased by Consortium Led by the UK Government - DTH
00:05:16

A consortium led by the UK government purchases the satellite operator OneWeb, Reliance Jio Platforms launches JioMeet, and EU regulators are looking into Google's acquisition of FitBit.

 

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Jul 03, 2020
Advertising By Not Advertising - DTNS 3815
00:30:00

As over 500 join in a boycott of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg stated there would be no change in company policy telling staff he believes that advertisers will return to the platform eventually. Is he right or just blind to obvious discontent from users and advertisers?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang and Joe.

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Jul 02, 2020
To DFinity and Beyond! - DTNS 3814
00:32:17

Swiss decentralized computing company Dfinity announced its Internet Computer is now open for third-party developers to build serverless apps that do not need a host to run from the cloud. Internet Computer runs across multiple independent data centers not in server farms controlled by a single company like Amazon or Google.


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Jul 01, 2020
All The Meat That's Fit To Print - DTNS 3813
00:31:06

Discord posted Tuesday that it will shift its focus from video game communication to broader community creation. What's behind the shift and what are Discord's goals?


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Jun 30, 2020
Would You Like to Super Charge that For a $1? - DTNS 3812
00:30:13

Disney Research scientists and ETH Zurich published a paper on a neural-network based method for swapping faces in photos and video at a resolution high enough for use in film and TV


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Anthony Carboni, Roger Chang and Joe

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Jun 29, 2020
The Great Outdoor Cinema - DTNS 3811
00:31:16

Microsoft shuts down its retail stores, verizon and Unilever join the move to pull ad money from facebook and the best TV projectors for watching in your garden.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Robert Heron, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe, Amos


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Jun 26, 2020
Pay the Paywall - DTNS 3810
00:33:43

Amazon launches a crime-fighting unit, Goldman Sachs won't let you use their font to criticize them and Google offers to pay publishers.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe, Amos.


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Jun 25, 2020
A Facepalm for Facial Recognition - DTNS 3809
00:31:07

Amazon wants to compete with cable TV, the scoop on whether giving up your phone passcode is self-incrimination and the first mistaken arrest involving facial recognition.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, and Roger Chang.


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Jun 24, 2020
Oculus Gone - DTNS 3808
00:31:19

Patrick Beja weighs in on Apple's WWDC announcements.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, Roger Chang, Amos.


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Jun 23, 2020
Apple Arms itself at WWDC - DTNS 3807
00:32:05

Apple finished up their WWDC 2020 presentation this morning. What was revealed and is Apple's official news regarding their shift to in-house ARM based silicon more about what's good for Apple vs what's good for their customers?


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Jun 22, 2020
Notable Names in Technology - DTNS 3806
00:31:17

We take a look at the African Americans engineers and inventors who've made wide-ranging contributions to technology development.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Shannon Morse, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe.


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Jun 19, 2020
Have You Been Driven by a Ford Lately? - DTNS 3805
00:31:22

Twitter rolled out an update that allows people to record up to 140 secs of audio and tweet sounds. Is this something users need or want?


Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang and Joe.


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Jun 18, 2020
Hey! You Can't Do That, Says Apple - DTNS 3804
00:33:17

Monday Basecamp launched a subscription email client, called Hey, for iOS. However, required updates to the app have been blocked by Apple whom Basecamp has a disagreement regarding how subscription fees are collected.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe.


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Jun 17, 2020
Instagram Is News to Me - DTNS 3803
00:31:07

A 2020 Reuters Institute Digital News report notes that people rely on Instagram for news twice as much as they did in 2018, particularly young adults. What will this mean for social media platforms like Twitter and how will news agencies evolve to adapt to it?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Lamarr Wilson, Roger Chang, Joe.


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Jun 16, 2020
Git with the Changes - DTNS 3802
00:31:08

GitHub plans to replace tern "master" with alternative term to avoid slavery references. What other terms could come up for consideration and how will that change look?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Veronica Belmont, Roger Chang, Joe.


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Jun 15, 2020
UPS: Uninterrupted Podcast Supply - DTNS 3801
00:31:58

Robb Dunewood shares his experience on keeping a live podcast going when Mother Nature turns the lights out.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Robb Dunewood, Roger Chang, Joe.


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Jun 12, 2020
A Year-Long Snooze Button - DTNS 3800
00:31:06

Wednesday the California Public Utilities Commission ruled that it considers Uber drivers to be employees. Uber, Lyft and any other transportation networking companies must provide workers compensation for all employees by July 1 or see their license revoked.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe.


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Jun 11, 2020
Facebook Doesn’t Tell Tails - DTNS 3799
00:30:00

Can a small startup accomplish what $2 billion dollar Quibi could not?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe.


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Jun 10, 2020
Macs with ARM getting Legs - DTNS 3798
00:31:09

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman's sources say that at WWDC on June 22, Apple may announce that it will replace Intel chips in Macs with its own ARM-based processors. IBM wrote a letter to members of the US Congress announcing it no longer offers general purpose IBM facial recognition or analysis software. Germany will commit 400 million Euros for funding of electronics research and development to reduce reliance on imports used in critical infrastructure.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, Roger Chang, Joe.


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Jun 09, 2020
I Got 99 Clips, Are they Legal? - DTNS 3797
00:30:27

Despite the predicted doom and gloom over Airbnb's future due to COVID-19 the latest numbers from the company suggest a resurgent interest in the company's services.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane and Roger Chang, Joe


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Jun 08, 2020
That Sounds Like Good Advice - DTNS 3796
00:33:57

Correct speaker placement can go a long way towards enjoying your home audio setup. Simple things that often require little to no money. Patrick shares his insights on what to do.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Norton,Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe.


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Jun 05, 2020
I > Robot - DTNS 3795
00:30:06

As protests over police brutality continue new scrutiny is being placed on Big Tech's ties to law enforcement.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe.


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Jun 04, 2020
Should We Go To CES 2021? - DTNS 3794
00:32:12

The CEA has greenlit CES for 2021 in Las Vegas. Is this a wise move in light of continuing COVID-19 infections and will anyone show up?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe.


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Jun 03, 2020
Rotate Me For Two Grand - DTNS 3793
00:31:45

Google announced new features for its Pixel line of Android phones, AT&T confirmed to the Verge that its HBO Max streaming service will not count against AT&T Mobile’s traditional data caps or the soft data caps on unlimited plans, and Samsung launched the Access phone subscription program in the US.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Chris Ashley, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Jun 02, 2020
Time to Listen
00:50:59

We take a day off to hear from black contributors to DTNS and its wider circle. 

 

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Jun 01, 2020
Step Chicken, What Are You Doing? - DTNS 3792
00:31:08

A New York Times piece by Taylor Lorenz examines the phenomenon of the TikTok cult. Rabid followers of seemingly innocuous TikTok creators. What can influencers expect from these fan bases are how are they different from ones that rise-up from Instagram and YouTube?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Lamarr Wilson, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe.


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May 29, 2020
Rezoning Safe Harbor - DTNS 3791
00:28:16

After Twitter afixed a fact-check label on a tweet from Donald Trump the US president has threatened to sign an executive order removing safe harbor provisions from social media platforms. What does this mean and what will it do to social media outlets?

Starring Sarah Lane, Richard Stroffolino, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe.


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May 28, 2020
DTNS Special - What is Safe Harbor/ CDA Section 230
00:18:18

In a sneak peek at an upcoming podcast series, Tom Merritt explains what Safe Harbor is and specifically US Section 230 of the CDA.

 

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May 28, 2020
Tweets and Consequences - DTNS 3790
00:31:49

As Twitter tries to navigate a highly-charged political landscape, what things are they trying to do to insure tweets from World Leaders are filled with misleading or false information?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe.


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May 27, 2020
The Passion Gig Economy - DTNS 3789
00:31:14

The social media service, Cameo, lets you buy short custom videos from celebrities. Is this tipping point for the "passion economy" and what will people request from their celebrities?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, Roger Chang, Joe.


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May 26, 2020
Sony to Release the Xperia 1 II on July 24th for $1,199 - DTH
00:06:09

Sony sets the release and price of its Xperia 1 II flagship phone, Unc0ver releases an iOS jailbreak for the current version of iOS, and the latest firmware for Texas Instrument graphic calculators ends support for assembly and C programs.

 

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May 25, 2020
Pac-GAN - DTNS 3788
00:31:59

An Nvidia created A.I. has replicated the game Pac-Man using a machine learning framework called generative adversarial networks. Why is this achievement notable and what will be learned from it?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Shannon Morse, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe.


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May 22, 2020
5G Is Fast If You Can Get It - DTNS 3787
00:31:49

Netflix is rolling out a feature to automatically un-subscribe users from their service if it hasn't had activity for a year. Is this Netflix responding to consumer subscription fatigue or a clever marketing ploy? 


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe.


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May 21, 2020
Third AI Blind - DTNS 3786
00:32:04

In an opinion piece in Wired noted futurist Ray Kurzweil has advocated for more AI assistance in vaccine research. What's behind his advocacy and can AI really speed up vaccine development?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe.


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May 20, 2020
The Algorithm Runaround - DTNS 3785
00:34:59

Microsoft BUILD is happening and we share all the important news from the event and breakdown what it all means.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, Xavier Guillemane, Roger Chang, Joe.


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May 19, 2020
Look Ma, No Mirrors - DTNS 3784
00:30:49

Canon's recently announced R5 camera promises to be a beast. With 8K recording at 30p, IBIS, and dual-pixel AF it ticks all the boxes in the must-have list. But can it help offset the growing decline in the consumer digital camera market?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Ant Pruitt, Roger Chang and Joe.


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May 18, 2020
Civil Liberties in the Age of COVID - DTNS
00:30:36

In this special Politics Politics Politics! snippet, Justin talks to Electronic Frontier Foundation's Cindy Cohn about ways our digital civil liberties could be affected during the Covid19 crisis.

 

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May 16, 2020
Facebook Getting Giphy With It - DTNS 3783
00:32:04

The US moves to cutoff Huawei from global suppliers and added an additional year to the ban on ZTE and Huawei in the US. What does this latest spat between China and the US mean for consumers and the technology industry?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Robb Dunewood, Len Peralta, Roger Chang and Joe.

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May 15, 2020
The Theater is Open. Norway! Really? - DTNS 3782
00:34:20

With stay-at-home orders flat-lining movie theater attendance what does the future hold for the way movies are seen, distributed and sold?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Chris Mancini, Roger Chang and Joe.

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May 14, 2020
The Elephant in the Zoom - DTNS 3781
00:31:03

With Zoom's increased popularity the number of social faux pas on the service has also increased. What are rules of etiquette when you Zoom and where are they codified?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang and Joe.

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May 13, 2020
Home Tweet Home - DTNS 3780
00:31:25

Twitter announced it will add labels to mark tweets with misleading information on COVID-19. This is the latest attempt by the social media platform to fight disinformation. Is this enough and have its other attempts borne fruit?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrcik Beja, Roger Chang and Joe.

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May 12, 2020
No Reply at All - DTNS 3779
00:31:25

Much has been made regarding the UK's efforts in creating a contact tracing app to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. How is it coming along and does it work as intended?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Charlotte Henry, Roger Chang and Joe.

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May 11, 2020
Ziploc, Stock and Two Moving Boxes - DTNS 3778
00:31:59

Moving can be a challenge but moving your tech along with you adds an extra layer of hassle. Find out how Patrick Norton moves his considerable amount of gear to a new place.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Norton, Len Peralta, Roger Chang and Joe.

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May 08, 2020
Where The Sidewalk Ends - DTNS 3777
00:31:08

As the way society works is dramatically changed by a pandemic, big tech is having to forecast long term developments based on an uncertain future landscape. How do they adapt and what will big tech look like in a few years time?

Starring Tom Merritt, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang and Joe.

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May 07, 2020
A More Appealing Facebook - DTNS 3776
00:31:16

Facebook's Oversight Board names its first 20 members. The board is an independent entity to oversee content moderation disputes that have exhausted appeals at Facebook and Instagram.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe, Amos.

 

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May 06, 2020
It's Not A Hit If It Can't Break The Internet - DTNS 3775
00:30:22

Music blog Consequence of Sound's Meggie Gates wrote an article titled "Embracing a Future Where Memes Choose the Hit Songs. The fate of a pop artist now belongs in the hands of Twitch, Twitter, and Tik Tok". Is this true and if so who becomes the new musical taste makers?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, Roger Chang, Amos

 

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May 05, 2020
Donkey Wronged - DTNS 3774
00:31:08

Billy Mitchell the erstwhile Donkey Kong champ filed case against Twin Galaxies for removing his score in April 2019. This July will see the score ranker and the Mitchell face off in court to decide its fate.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Amos, Joe

 

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May 04, 2020
Shelter in Bass - DTNS 3773
00:35:16

With more people spending an increased amount of time in front of the TV we asked Home Theater guru Robert Heron on tips to improve on the HDTV sound experience.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Robert Heron, Len Peralta and Joe.


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May 01, 2020
Theaters vs Studios - FIGHT!!! - DTNS 3772
00:33:46

As movie theaters remain empty due to COVID-19 a fights a brewing between studios who want to release their feature films as on demand content and theater owners who want to retain exclusivity windows for new releases.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young and Joe.

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Apr 30, 2020
Look what AI made! - DTNS 3771
00:30:38

Autonomous vehicles promise an exciting future but how do you develop the technology during a pandemic? And will priorities shift when the emergency passes?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson and Joe.


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Apr 29, 2020
In Amazon We Antitrust - DTNS 3770
00:31:06

How are various countries implementing contact tracing apps and which ones should we be concerned about?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Beja and Joe.


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Apr 28, 2020
The TikTok Doc is In - DTNS 3769
00:29:59

Twitter has made doctors and other medical professionals social media celebrities. But are they ready for it and can they help stop the spread of false and misleading medical information?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Joe.

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Apr 27, 2020
Internet of Noises - DTNS 3768
00:31:16

We take a look at the security implications of the Google and Apple's joint contact tracing system.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Shannon Morse, Len Peralta and Joe

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Apr 24, 2020
An Apple of Ice and Fire - DTNS 3767
00:30:28

Bezos steps back into the captain's seat at Amazon as the company faces renewed scrutiny from government regulators.

Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young and Joe.

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Apr 23, 2020
Gaming The Pandemic - DTNS 3766
00:32:47

In an apparent dichotomy games sales have trended upwards while game production has stalled. What's the behind the stats and what does it tells us about COVID-19's impact on video game production?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson and Joe.

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Apr 22, 2020
You Can't Fire Me, I Rage Quit! - DTNS 3765 - DTNS 3765
00:29:25

eRacing has seen sizable growth after live motorsports events were cancelled due to COVID-19. How has NASCAR fared in this new digital realm and how have its drivers reacted?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Jenn Cutter and Joe.

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Apr 21, 2020
Study Finds Science Works! - DTNS 3764
00:31:20

Is technology blunting our children's social skills?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Allison Sheridan and Joe.

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Apr 20, 2020
Working in the New Normal - DTNS 3763
00:33:26

Telecommuting is often touted as the solution to quarantined-at-home workers. But are the realities of telecommuting and is it really the panacea for populations who practice social distancing?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Robb Dunewood, Len Peralta, Joe.


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Apr 17, 2020
Zoom Wasn't the First Zoom - DTNS 3762
00:31:02

Twitter is a bastion of trolling, bots and quotable comments. But recently oncologists have reported it has been a valuable source of oncology related information and data.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young, Joe.

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Apr 16, 2020
Best Ways To Escape Reality - DTNS 3761
00:32:07

As another week of COVID-19 quarantining passes, people are looking for a way to escape their situation with the help of virtual on-line experiences and VR.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson, Joe.

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Apr 15, 2020
Slinging Trials - DTNS 3760
00:31:12

Patrick Norton is on to talk about free streaming options and his own streaming setup as he crisscrosses the country.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Norton


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Apr 14, 2020
A Que to Shop Online - DTNS 3759
00:32:46

A Que to Shop Online - DTNS 3759

SimilarWeb reported that YouTube website traffic was up 15% as people tuned in during COVID-19 lockdowns. But that doesn't mean that creators are seeing a similar increase in revenue.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Lamarr Wilson and Joe.

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Apr 13, 2020
COVID-19 Mutation and Infection - GDI 3755 Excerpt
00:21:02

We've received requests asking if we could post an excerpt of GDI 3755 post-show discussion with Dr. Kiki on how COVID-19 mutates and infects people. So here it is for everyone to access.

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Apr 11, 2020
Beyond The Paleontology - DTNS 3758
00:31:19

Dinosaur bones are the stuff of imaginations, movies and epic museum displays. But how has technology changed the way we dig up fossils and more importantly they way we study them? 

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Riley Black.

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Apr 10, 2020
Appreciating the Little Things in Life - DTNS 3757
00:32:13

Microscopes are a common fixture in labs the world over. But what makes modern microscopy tools different from the ones everyone used in HS biology?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young and Ariel Waldman.


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Apr 09, 2020
Digging for Toilets - DTNS 3756
00:31:44

The days of Indiana Jones in archaeology is over. Now its all about drones, LIDAR, and DNA sequencing. Found out how tech innovations are changing the way we do archaeology.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Annalee Newitz, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Apr 08, 2020
It's always Sunny in Dr Kiki's Basement - DTNS 3755
00:33:04

Dr. Kirsten Sanford from This Week In Science is here to answer your technology related questions about COVID-19

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Kiki Sanford, Patrick Beja, Joe.

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Apr 07, 2020
Get Your Aerogel To Mars - DTNS 3754
00:30:57

Colonizing Mars is the stuff of Fiction. From movies to TV shows everybody has a plan for Mars. But to actually colonize another planet you need to make it a place where humans can actually survive. While domed cities might seem like a solution for some its just a stop gap to their goal. Terraforming the Red Planet.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Eric Carson.


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Apr 06, 2020
1999 Nice + 2020 Memes - DTNS 3753
00:31:55

Has mandatory stay-at-home orders changed they way we behave online?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Chris Ashely, Len Peralta, Joe

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Apr 03, 2020
COVID Ad Ops - DTNS 3752
00:31:02

Intel unveils new mobile CPU parts in response to AMD's Ryzen 9 4000 enthusiast mobile processor announcement last month.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Justin Robert Young.

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Apr 02, 2020
Skype’s The Limit - DTNS 3751
00:32:08

As telecommuters and families flock to Zoom for their teleconferencing needs why has Skype not seen a similar boost in use or recognition?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane,Scott Johnson, and Roger Chang.

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Apr 01, 2020
This is Your Brain on Text - DTNS 3750
00:32:07

The Intercept reveals Zoom doesn't use end-to-end encryption, neuro-scientists discover a way to turn brain activity into text and Fitbit announces a new activity tracker.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Patrick Beja

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Mar 31, 2020
Fight For Your Rights To Privacy - DTNS 3749
00:30:27

As health authorities race to contact trace infected patients with people in the public many are turning to smartphones as way to speed-up the process. But are there privacy issues related to this method and how can they be mitigated?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Molly Wood, Roger Chang

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Mar 30, 2020
Zoom Responsibly - DTNS 3748
00:32:31

With so many people turning to Zoom for their teleconferencing needs, as they work from home, what are the security risks of the platform and what can be done to mitigate them?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Shannon Morse and Len Peralta

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Mar 27, 2020
No Goose On Christmas - DTNS 3747
00:31:57

A new Pew study suggests people who receive COVID-19 news primarily through social media have greater misconceptions around the disease.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young

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Mar 26, 2020
DTNS Special - How to Stream Video from Home
00:54:57

We share our experiences and our personal tech setups for streaming video from out homes.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Bryce Castillo, Justin Robert Young, Shannon Morse, Allison Sheridan, Scott Johnson, Joe, Amos

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Mar 25, 2020
Hack the Virus! - DTNS 3746
00:30:50

A round-up of all the COVID-19 related tech stories of the day including MIT's plan to release plans for a low cost respirator and WHO partnering with tech companies.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson

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Mar 25, 2020
Comfort Media - DTNS 3745
00:32:29

We share our tips on keeping ourselves busy when we're sheltering-at-home and not working.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Beja

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Mar 24, 2020
Please Influencer Responsibly - DTNS 3744
00:32:35

As new travel restrictions come into effect to slow the spread of COVID-19 how are influencers changing the way they produce and present content for their audience?

Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Lamarr Wilson, Joe, Roger Chang

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Mar 23, 2020
Net-WORKing Indeed - DTNS 3743
00:30:35

With more and more people telecommuting to work the strain on ISP networks could be immense. What are some companies to relieve that pressure?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Patrick Norton

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Mar 20, 2020
A Bit Of Distancing - DTNS 3742
00:31:51

How will America's manufacturing industry respond to the COVID-19 outbreak and will it be enough?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young, Joe

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Mar 19, 2020
General Data, Meet Private Info – DTNS 3741
00:31:47

The US government is in talks with tech companies regarding the use of location data to track and slow the spread and affects of COVID-19.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson, Joe

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Mar 18, 2020
Lost in the Amazon - DTNS 3740
00:31:34

Major tech companies are working together to stop misinformation about COVID-19 from spreading, while elevating authoritative content on their platforms.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Patrick Beja

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Mar 17, 2020
Survey Says: That's a Horrible Answer 3739
00:30:18

Allison Sheridan recently tried the Android smartphone to experience ecosystem. She shares her experiences with it and the problems with security updates.

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Mar 16, 2020
Hats Off To No Caps - DTNS 3738
00:29:37

As enormity of COVID-19 begins to affect various parts of society how has big tech responding to the challenges of the outbreak.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Robb Dunewood, Len Peralta


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Mar 13, 2020
Who Does Cybersecurity Look Like?
00:29:37

How a diverse Infosec team can anticipate and dodge security risks.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Joe

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Mar 12, 2020
All the Right Packets In All the Wrong Places - DTNS 3736
00:29:30

COVID-19 has the potential to hammer home ISPs as companies and their employees consider telecommuting as an option over working from an office.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson, Joe

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Mar 11, 2020
I'm Gonna Pop Some Airtags - DTNS 3735
00:29:06

Leaked iOS 14 code reveals clues about updates to the interface, plus hints about iPad Pro, iPhone 9, and AirTags refreshes.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Beja, Joe

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Mar 10, 2020
Working From Home Improvement - DTNS 3734
00:28:32

Working from home at the request of your job? We've got some tips on how to secure your person PC setup when telecommuting into the office.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young, Joe

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Mar 09, 2020
Night of the Living Gadgets - DTNS 3733
00:28:53

Can you bring back obsolete and old tech from dead even after the manufacturer stops support or ceases to exist? 


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Nicole Lee

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Mar 06, 2020
Broken Facts Machine - DTNS 3732
00:31:33

Facebook's attempt at fact-checking political posts runs into a problem as various fact-checking partners contradict each other a recent POTUS comment.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young 

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Mar 05, 2020
Reasoning>Math = Coder - DTNS 3731
00:29:25

New research from the University of Washington shows strong correlation between language skills, reasoning capability, and working memory as key indicators of coding ability beating out mathematical capability.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson

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Mar 04, 2020
The Security Spoon - DTNS 3730
00:31:19

We get a wrap from this year's RSA conference from security-news website "The Parallax" founder and editor-in-chief Seth Rosenblatt.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Seth Rosenblatt, Joe

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Mar 03, 2020
Everyone Quit Social Media Now! - DTNS 3729
00:29:44

More and more people are feeling unhappy. Is social media to blame or is just exposing older and more systemic social issues?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang.

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Mar 02, 2020
League of Later - DTNS 3728
00:31:37

How are professional e-sports leagues dealing with the fallout from fears of COVID-19 and will their strategies be effective?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Len Peralta, Jenn Cutter

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Feb 28, 2020
Remix the Smithsonian - DTNS 3727
00:29:34

Northrup-Grumman rescue satellite successfully linked up with the ailing Intelsat 901, Urban rolls-out its in-app language translation tool, and the Smithsonian published 2.8 million images, data and 3D models under the Open Access program.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang


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Feb 27, 2020
All Melodies Belong To Us! - DTNS 3726
00:30:45

Some clever musicians are trying to place every melody under a Creative Common's License to bring an end to music copyright lawsuits regarding melodies they feel are stifling creativity.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe

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Feb 26, 2020
How do you like them Amazon Apples? – DTNS 3725
00:29:59

Tractor-hailing could help farmers not only get more crop yields but better bank loans too, and airponics could make your airplane food better than what you eat at home. Plus Microsoft's attempt to secure our Smart Home future.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, and Patrick Be.ja

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Feb 25, 2020
Mobile World Announcements - DTNS 3724
00:29:50

Just because Mobile World Congress has been cancelled it doesn't mean there aren't phones that need announcing. Plus new GPU info on Microsoft's upcoming Xbox Series X and new search box for Google?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang

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Feb 24, 2020
Now You're Speaking my Language - DTNS 3723
00:32:44

David Ginsberg - Host and Producer of "In Touch With iOS" podcast explains how he manages to use a tablet as his main everyday computing device.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, David Ginsburg, Len Peralta

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Feb 21, 2020
Ain't No Party Like A 3rd Party Party - DTNS 3722
00:29:11

Apple is considering letting users set third-party web browser and email defaults in iOS. Is this a win for consumers?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang

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Feb 20, 2020
Photoshop at 30 - DTNS 3721
00:29:55

Popular image manipulation tool Photoshop turns 30. We examine the various developments in Adobe's breakout application through time.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang


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Feb 19, 2020
Space, the Private Frontier - DTNS 3720
00:30:15

Critics attack Samsung's Galaxy Z foldable phone, Dutch man runs dairy from barge and Space X wants to put you in orbit, for a price!


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Joe

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Feb 18, 2020
Zuckerberg Discusses Framework for Regulating Social Media Content - DTH
00:05:06

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says harmful content on social media should have a regulation framework between traditional media and a telco, Google plans to shutdown Google Station, and Redbox launches a free ad-supported live TV service.

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Feb 17, 2020
Team Teams or Team Slack? - DTNS 3719
00:33:57

Which collaborative messaging platform works best in a corporate environment; Slack or Teams? Rob Dunewood is here to break it down for us.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Robb Dunewood, Len Peralta, Roger Chang

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Feb 14, 2020
Nevada Gambles on A Tool - DTNS 3718
00:31:05

In light of the failure of the app at the Iowa Caucus Nevada will instead use a tool pre-installed on iPads that are not connected to the Internet. Unlike the Iowa app, the Nevada iPad tool will only be used in the room to collate those numbers. Will this method work better than the Iowa Caucus app?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young

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Feb 13, 2020
Low Visibility Into Blizzard - DTNS 3717
00:29:23

Activision Blizzard is removing its games from the Nvidia GeForce Now game streaming service, including Overwatch, WoW, and the Call of Duty series. What can Nvidia do and does this bode well for GeForce Now?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson

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Feb 12, 2020
Mobile World Canceled? - DTNS 3716
00:30:49

Samsung Unpacked 2020 rolls out new phone reveals and product announcements. We unpack the info-dump and explain what you should know.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Beja

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Feb 11, 2020
The Butterfly Keyboard Effect on Writing - DTNS 3715
00:32:40

Oscar Award Winner Taika Waititi called on the WGA to get Apple to fix its keyboards. "Apple needs to fix those keyboards. they are impossible to write on — they’ve gotten worse. Is he right? 


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Charlotte Henry

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Feb 10, 2020
Which Laptop Should I Buy? - DTNS 3714
00:33:15

Looking to upgrade to a new laptop this year? Before you do listen to what Patrick Norton has to say about your options on today's show.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Norton, Len Peralta, Roger Chang

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Feb 07, 2020
People Don't Talk About Nuro Enough - DTNS 3713
00:30:37

Clearview AI, offers image recognition to law enforcement agencies based on a database of 3 billion images scraped from social media and online platforms. Clearview CEO Hoan Ton-That argued it had a "First Amendment" right to access data in the public domain. Is he right and just what are the legalities around harvesting images online?


Starring Tom Merritt, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang 

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Feb 06, 2020
Zoom and Enhance on 1896 Film - DTNS 3712
00:31:33

Denis Shiryaev has upscaled the film classic "L'Arrivée d'un train en gare de La Ciotat: a 50-second silent movie of a train pulling into a station. Using DAIN and Topaz Labs' Gigapixel AI, he has transformed the original blurry footage into a 4K 60FPS clip. 


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang

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Feb 05, 2020
The Iowa App Flap - DTNS 3711
00:32:14

Iowa’s Democratic Party App to tally votes crashes during the party's caucus. Paper ballots saved the day but why did the App fail and what can be learned from this incident? 


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Beja, Justin Robert Young, Joe

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Feb 04, 2020
AirBnB Cautious - DTNS 3710
00:31:08

Tech companies are feeling the impact of the coronavirus with Foxconn declaring a "big" production impact, while Airbnb has activated its extenuating circumstances policy to help deal with the issue.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Nate Lanxon

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Feb 03, 2020
One Charger to charge them all - DTNS 3709
00:33:15

Apple's has proposed a standardize format for one-time passcodes sent over SMS, used in two factor authentication, while Google launched OpenSK, an open source Rust-based firmware to turn Nordic chip dongles into FIDO U2F and FIDO2-compliant security keys. What will this mean for 2FA and online security?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Shannon Morse, Roger Chang, Len Peralta

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Jan 31, 2020
Facebook Doesn't Want to be Liked - DTNS 3708
00:28:58

Facebook's Zuckerberg wants his company to be understood not liked, Microsoft wants to spend $40 million for AI on health research, and what does Canalys smartphone metrics for 2019 mean for the industry.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang

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Jan 30, 2020
Eggs In Apple Baskets - DTNS 3707
00:30:50

Apple's valued net worth is greater than Germany DAX's. We sift through Apple's earning results and see what's working and what isn't.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang

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Jan 29, 2020
Remote Work is so Close - DTNS 3706
00:32:09

Ars Technica's Lee Hutchinson describes how the site functions without a physical office. How does it work and what types of things are needed for it work for the company.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, Roger Chang.

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Jan 28, 2020
Grub Flub! - DTNS 3705
00:31:27

A recent post from WhiteSource identifies the trends in Open Source software licensing and makes predictions on what shape Open Source software will take down the road.


Starring Tom Merritt, Richard Stroffolino, Roger Chang 

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Jan 27, 2020
Post YouTube Stress Disorder - DTNS 3704
00:32:39

If you plan on getting a new gaming PC should you build or buy it? Lamarr Wilson shares his thoughts.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Len Peralta, Lamarr Wilson

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Jan 24, 2020
Talk Like an Egyptian - DTNS 3703
00:30:27

Google tweaks how it delivers paid search results, new safety features for dating apps and scientists listen to voices from the grave!


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang. 

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Jan 23, 2020
GM in Cruise Control - DTNS 3702
00:30:53

UN looks into Amazon's Jeff Bezo's phone hacking, GM shows off its new driver-less car, and voters in King County Washington will make US history by being able to vote from their personal web connected devices. 


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang

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Jan 22, 2020
Complexions of Facial Recognition - DTNS 3701
00:32:27

We discuss the civil liberty issues and actual effectiveness of facial recognition based surveillance tools.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang

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Jan 21, 2020
Google CEO Sundar Pichai Calls for AI Regulation - DTH
00:04:57

Google CEO Sundar Pichai calls for AI regulation in a Financial Times op-ed, ByteDance reportedly put together a gaming division, and TomTom closes a deal with Huawei for map tech.

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Jan 20, 2020
Xenobots Have Heart (Cells) - DTNS 3700
00:34:06

Scientists from Tufts University, the University of Vermont, and the Wyss Institute at Harvard published early research in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences about robots made from heart and skin cells derived from frog embryo stem cells that they call xenobots. What does this mean for robotics and what are the ethical issues at play?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Annalee Newitz

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Jan 17, 2020
A Caucus of Apps - DTNS 3699
00:31:50

The Iowa Caucus takes place February 3 and Democratic Party will be using an in-house smartphone app to send out results. Justin shares hits thoughts the party's latest attempt to leverage smartphone technology.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young

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Jan 16, 2020
Twitter Won't Edit Stance on Edit - DTNS 3698
00:31:46

When asked about an edit feature for Twitter, company CEO Jack Dorsey said "We'll probably never do it." What's the logic behind his statement and would an edit feature add or detract from the platform?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson

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Jan 15, 2020
Live Livers, Body Not Included - DTNS 3697
00:30:59

Quibi insists it's not competing with traditional streaming incumbents like Hulu or Netflix. But then who is it for and what's the business case?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, Roger Chang.

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Jan 14, 2020
Gamers Being Good to Each Other - DTNS 3696
00:30:38

Wired spoke with Kayvon Beykpour former founder of Periscope and head of product at Twitter regarding steps the platform is taking to minimize bad behavior. 


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang.

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Jan 13, 2020
What It Takes to Put on CES - DTNS
00:09:59

Tom talks with Tina Anthony, Director of Digital Marketing for CTA about how CES gets done, along with show trends, key hot product categories, and what's new about CES. Want to visit 50 countries tech scenes at once? Tina tells us how.

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Jan 11, 2020
The Rest of CES - DTNS 3695
00:32:01

We wrap up CES 2020 with a look at Engadget's Best of CES and Verge Awards at CES 2020 winners. Plus Lamarr Wilson's shares his fav picks of the week. 


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Len Peralta, Lamarr Wilson. 

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Jan 10, 2020
Unbundle Your Bundle - DTNS 3694
00:32:03

Facebook offers to reduce the amount of political ads you see, Panasonic shows off VR headset that looks like goggles and a new menu of search engines will appear in setup process for Android phones in Europe. 


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe

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Jan 09, 2020
The Diaper Gets Smarter Every CES - DTNS 3693
00:33:40

It's Wednesday here at CES 2020 and the announcements and news continues to roll out. We share our thoughts on the highlights from today's show.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Amos, Shannon Morse, Bill Detwiler.

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Jan 08, 2020
CES 2020: Cars By Sony & James Cameron - DTNS 3692
00:39:12

It's our 2nd Day at CES 2020. We look at the big announcements and share our thoughts on what we saw.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Amos, Cherlynn Lowe, Peter Wells

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Jan 07, 2020
The TV Multiverse at CES - DTNS 3691
00:49:29

Its Monday at CES and that means announcements, announcements, announcements. We sift through all the releases and share our perspective on what we've seen so far.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Amos, Richard Gunther, Allison Sheridan 

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Jan 06, 2020
CES... the C is for Cars - DTNS 3690
00:31:17

Tim Stevens from CNET's Roadshow highlights all the automotive tech you should keep an eye on at this year's CES.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Tim Stevens, Len Peralta and Roger Chang.  

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Jan 03, 2020
CES Product Parade - DTNS 3689
00:30:52

We talk a look at some of the more interesting pre-CES announcements. 


Starring Tom Merritt, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang

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Jan 02, 2020
Best of 2019 GDI - DTNS 3688
00:37:07

DTNS ends the year with this special Best of 2019 GDI reel put together by Theatremonkey.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson, Justin Robert Young, Patrick Beja, Allison Sheridan, Shannon Morse. 

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Dec 31, 2019
2020 Tech Predictions - DTNS 3687
00:48:04

We've reached the end of 2019 and its time again for the DTNS gang to share their prognostication for what will go down in 2020 in the world of tech.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Jenn Cutter, Allison Sheridan, Shannon Morse, and Scott Johnson.

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Dec 30, 2019
2019 Predictions Results Show - DTNS 3686
00:37:10

We bring back the predictions crew from end of 2018 to see how accurate they were in prognosticating the events of the tech world in 2019.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young, Allison Sheridan, Shannon Morse.


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Dec 27, 2019
2019 Listener Co-Host Episode - DTNS 3685
00:54:46

Chance the Hacker, ZoeBringsBacon, Cleveland Climber and Shelia join Tom and Sarah on our annual listener co-host show!


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang

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Dec 26, 2019
The iPhone XR Tops Smartphone Sales for 4th Consecutive Quarter - DTH
00:03:42

Counterpoint Research reports that the iPhone XR is the top selling smartphone for the 4th consecutive quarter, the Washington Post reports on startups that use Bluetooth and WiFi to track college students, and the hacking group APT20 is getting around 2FA.

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Dec 25, 2019
2019 Retro Episode - DTNS 3684
00:32:54

DTNS from the past as the gang revisits Friday Dec 18th, 2009 to share and discuss that day's most important tech news.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang

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Dec 24, 2019
FitBit Versa 2 - Live With It - DTNS 3683
00:47:53

On this special episode of DTNS we host the final "Live With It" for 2019. Sarah shares her experience with FitBit's Versa 2 fitness tracker. This show is audio only. There is no video version.


Starring Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson and Roger Chang

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Dec 23, 2019
There Are No Minor Glitches In Space - DTNS 3682
00:30:06

Lasers are making some noise, how can NBC differentiate their streaming service, and Apple in SPACE!


Starring Rich Stroffolino, Justin Robert Young, and Amos

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Dec 20, 2019
Every Move You Make... I'll Be Watching You - DTNS 3681
00:31:07

A leaked dataset from a location data company revealed the movements of 12M+ Americans with 50B location pings across major cities between 2016 and 2017. Should we be concerned and if so what should be do about it?


Starring Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Shannon Morse, Amos

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Dec 19, 2019
Deep Fake Nine – DTNS 3680
00:32:14

Ars Technica’s Timothy Lee has an article detailing how he created a semi-realistic deepfake. What did Tim learn about the process and lessons can take away from his experience?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Amos

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Dec 18, 2019
Boring Tech is a Gift in Itself – DTNS 3679
00:30:50

We give up our holiday tech-gift recommendations.


Starring Tom Merritt, Roger Chang, Rich Stroffolino, Amos

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Dec 17, 2019
A Face to Fool Us All - DTNS 3678
00:28:03

How is plastic surgery and social media creating a new synthetic idealized vision of beauty, fooling facial recognition systems with face masks, and how delivery drivers in Mexico are using Google Maps and WhatsApp to stay safe.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Joe

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Dec 16, 2019
The Drone Hippo-thesis - DTNS 3677
00:31:39

This Week in Science's Blair Bazdarich explains how low-cost consumer quad-copter drones can help save Hippos and their habitat.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Blair Bazdarich, Len Peralta

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Dec 13, 2019
It's Crap At Chess - DTNS 3676
00:32:59

Apple News will be hosting the next four DNC Presidential debates. Is this significant for Apple News and if so what will it mean for future Presidential debate coverage?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young

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Dec 12, 2019
BlueSky's The Limit - DTNS 3675
00:30:31

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced the company will fund an independent project called Bluesky to develop an “open and decentralized standard for social media.”


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson

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Dec 11, 2019
No End To End To End Encryption - DTNS 3674
00:31:40

In letters sent to US Attorney General Bill Barr and UK and Australian leaders Facebook has stated it will not remove encryption from WhatsApp. What exactly were those governments looking for in encryption and what does it mean for the end user?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Beja.

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Dec 10, 2019
Old Bub: The Job Creating Mule - DTNS 3673
00:32:27

How two of the poorest counties in Kentucky became revitalized with the introduction of fiber internet.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang.

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Dec 09, 2019
Security is Hard at Scale - DTNS 3672
00:32:23

How securing environments just gets more and more complicated over time, but the reality is the basic security issues (e.g., known vulnerabilities) is what is most commonly the fail point.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Len Peralta, David Spark.

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Dec 06, 2019
No Ports, Who Dis? - DTNS 3671
00:30:27

Are flagship phones falling out of favor and will mid-range phones take their place in the marketplace?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Beja. 

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Dec 05, 2019
Rearranging the Alphabet - DTNS 3670
00:30:58

Tuesday Alphabet announced that Google co-founders Larry page and Sergey Brin will step away from their duties as CEO and President and Google CEO Sundar Pichai will take on the additional role of CEO of Alphabet. Is this a sign of rougher waters for Google and Alphabet or just the normal evolution of the company?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson.

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Dec 04, 2019
Are You Outraged? Citation Needed - DTNS 3669
00:32:43

Adi Robertson has a thoughtful article on The Verge today called "How to fight lies, tricks, and chaos online." We break down the recommendations and add our own suggestions.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young



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Dec 03, 2019
Someone Please Build A Machine Lawyer! - DTNS 3668
00:32:21

Chris Mancini from Comedy Film Nerds joins us to explain how the blurring of the lines between VFX in movies and fully rendered CGI cutscenes can lead to audience detachment from the content.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Chris Mancini.

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Dec 02, 2019
LG Electronics Announces CEO Change - DTH
00:03:58

LG Electronics announces a change in CEO following its earnings report, the EU data regulator sanctions the EU parliament, and researchers demonstrate using undersea fiber optic cables as seismographs.

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Nov 29, 2019
Twitter Testing Threaded Messages - DTH
00:04:02

Twitter confirms it's testing threaded messages on Twitter.com with a potential release in 2020, TikTok unblocks account and apologies to teen with viral video critical of Chinese policy, and a US District Judge rules users impacted by Facebook's 2018 data breach can sue as a class, but not for damages.

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Nov 28, 2019
VR is Milking It - DTNS 3667
00:31:58

For the second year Mozilla has published its "Privacy not included gift guide" rating gifts on a scale of Not creepy, a little creepy, somewhat creepy, very creepy and super creepy. For instance, Facebook Portal is super creepy, the Nintendo Switch, not creepy. We take a look at this gift guide and share out thoughts on effectiveness of it.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson, Amos

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Nov 27, 2019
Check It Out Before You Check Out - DTNS 3666
00:32:00

As the gift buying season enters full swing we share our tips making sure you're online shopping experience is safe and secure.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Beja

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Nov 26, 2019
Hard Thames for Uber - DTNS 3665
00:32:21

Robb Dunewood shares his reasons why he went to team Dell XPS after showing significant interest in Apple's newest MacBook Pro.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Robb Dunewood

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Nov 25, 2019
The Quest for the Right Gaming Gift - DTNS 3664
00:33:40

Trisha Hershberger joins us with a gamer's guide to gift giving for the holiday season!


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Len Peralta, Trisha Hershberger

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Nov 22, 2019
Snitch Shelf - DTNS 3663
00:31:22

Google has rolled out an updated policy regarding political ads on the platform. We examine to see what changes were made and effect, if any, the policy will have.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young

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Nov 21, 2019
Skull Johnson - DTNS 3662
00:31:23

Bill Gates's backs computer directed heat ray mirrors, Disney admits issues with Disney+ app vows to rebuild it, and a bot that reads user scanned licensing agreements and highlights possible issues including data privacy and opt outs. 


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson

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Nov 20, 2019
The Half Life of VR - DTNS 3661
00:32:23

This Thursday Valve will announce Half-Life: Alyx a flagship VR game. To help us understand why this is such a momentous occasion Patrick Beja fill us in on the history of Half-Life.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Beja. 

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Nov 19, 2019
Mister DeMillo-Man, Bring Me a Dream - DTNS 3660
00:30:29

Sleep is possibly one of the most important aspects of our daily routine. We look into the efficacy of sleep tracking tech and what if any useful information they can provide.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Rob DeMillo.

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Nov 18, 2019
Robert Heron: TV Whisperer - DTNS 3659
00:32:30

Robert Heron joins us with tips on some out of sight deals on HDTV and UHDTVs!


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Robert Heron.

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Nov 15, 2019
ICANN haz revolving doors? - DTNS 3658
00:30:08

What is Rich Communication Service aka RCS and why is so important to the wireless telecom industry? 


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young

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Nov 14, 2019
The Cartridge Family: C'Mon Get Happy - DTNS 3657
00:29:59

We take a look at the Apple's latest refresh of the MacBook Pro line, the MacBook Pro 16".


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson

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Nov 13, 2019
Disney+ Tech News Show - DTNS 3656
00:29:37

Disney+ has launched but not without some hiccups. We examine how well the new streaming service has fared on its first day and our impressions of it.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Theatremonkey

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Nov 12, 2019
Update, Break, Repeat - DTNS 3655
00:32:17

Are frequent OS updates the right way to go or should they be rolled out annually for bug checks and compatibility issues?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Allison Sheridan, Roger Chang

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Nov 08, 2019
Data Is The New Oil Covered Gold - DTNS 3654
00:31:08

The US Justice Department has charged two former Twitter employees with spying for Saudi Arabia. AMD announced the Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and 3960X processors and T-Mobile will activate its 5G network int eh US on December 6. 


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young. 


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Nov 07, 2019
The Big Switcheroo - DTNS 3653
00:31:05

In a blog post Facebook platform partnerships head Konstantinos Papamiltiadis revealed around 100 developers accidentally had access to Facebook Group member data that was thought to have been cut off. Is this failure a continuation of Facebook's missteps? 


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson

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Nov 06, 2019
Greetings From The Silver Twinkie - DTNS 3652
00:32:55

Patrick Norton shares his experience with mobile internet while on the road.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Norton

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Nov 05, 2019
Rushing Into a Tik-Tok Career - DTNS 3651
00:31:38

We share our thoughts on the slew of new Microsoft and Adobe products and services.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang

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Nov 04, 2019
Rat Seat Driver - DTNS 3650
00:33:25

Australia's government is mulling over facial recognition technology to age verify internet users before allowing them to view porn online.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Len Peralta, Peter Wells

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Nov 01, 2019
Tower of No Power - DTNS 3649
00:31:43

Twitter's Jack Dorsey recently announced policy changes on Twitter banning political ads on the platform. This is in stark contrast to Zuckerberg's Facebook policy of not interfering with political posts.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang

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Oct 31, 2019
Does the Internet Count as Intelligence? - DTNS 3648
00:29:47

HBO Max will launch in May for $14.99 a month, the same price as HBO Now. Customers who pay HBO for an HBO Now subscription or who get HBO from an AT&T service will be able to log into HBO Max. What will this mean for current HBO subscribers and the streaming landscape?


Starring Tom Merritt, Patrick Beja, Roger Chang

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Oct 30, 2019
Enjoy the Vue, While it Lasts - DTNS 3647
00:30:54

Electronic Arts announced it is publishing games on Steam for the first time since 2012, starting with a pre-order page for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Why has EA's strategy for online game distribution come full circle back to Steam and will it be the only one?


Starring Tom Merritt, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang

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Oct 29, 2019
Lab Meat is Beyond Impossible? - DTNS 3646
00:30:49

Nvidia updates its venerable Shield TV set-top box, Apple announces the launch of its AirPod Pros, and Harvard University researchers have found a way to simulate real meat by growing muscle cells on a gelatin scaffold.


Starring Tom Merritt, Nicole Lee, Roger Chang

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Oct 28, 2019
BERT and Learning - DTNS 3645
00:31:41

Facebook is rolling out a News product in a limited test in the US as a home screen tab and bookmark in the Facebook app. What is Facebook trying to accomplish with this roll-out and will it succeed?


Starring Tom Merritt, Shannon Morse, Roger Chang, Len Peralta.

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Oct 25, 2019
Is Time Up for TikTok? - DTNS 3644
00:31:00

Is TikTok a national security threat or just electioneering hyperbole?


Starring Tom Merritt, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young

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Oct 24, 2019
Artificial Mctelligence - DTNS 3643
00:30:51

McDonald's, the fast-food giant, has invested substantial resources into developing AI to help automate portions of its business. We take a look at the progress the Golden Arches has made in the tech sector.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young 

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Oct 23, 2019
Who Tracks the Trackers? You Do! - DTNS 3642
00:30:35

Ed Both at ZDNet has an article up called "How to replace each Google service with a more privacy-friendly alternative." We take a look at Ed's suggestions and add a few of our own.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Beja


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Oct 22, 2019
Tickle Me Cell Phone - DTNS 3641
00:28:04

Scientists at the University of Bristol and Sorbonne University have developed a skin-like input interface for use with phones and computers. Twitch is testing "watch parties", which would allow streamers to screen Amazon Prime video content to viewers, provided they also have an Amazon Prime subscription. NordVPN says one of its VPN servers at a data center it was renting in Finland, was accessed without authorization.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang.

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Oct 21, 2019
Monkey See, Monkey Do Better - DTNS 3640
00:31:45

We examine the phenomenon that prevents people from picking up new habits and ways of doing things preferring established methods instead even if new behavior would simplify tasks.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Blair Bazdarich, Len Peralta, Roger Chang. 

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Oct 18, 2019
Do We Want To Ban Buttons? - DTNS 3639
00:31:53

Netflix earnings for the quarter are in and things look good. Earnings are up but subscriber base in the US missed targets. CEO Reed Hastings said that new streaming services from Apple and Disney would provide "modest headwinds" and that the bigger threat is linear TV. 


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young. 

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Oct 17, 2019
Preferential Tweetment - DTNS 3638
00:30:15

Twitter published a post titled "World Leaders on Twitter: principles & approach" explaining that in "cases involving a world leader, we will err on the side of leaving the content up if there is a clear public interest in doing so." In it the company laid out its policy towards world leaders using the platform.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang

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Oct 16, 2019
Apple On Safari to China- DTNS 3637
00:31:13

Google announces new products and services including Ambient Computing and Pixelbook Go. Plus the company shares updates to the Google Home, Stadia and Pixel 4.


Starring Tom Merritt, Patrick Beja, Roger Chang. 

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Oct 15, 2019
eBay, Stripe, Mastercard, and Visa Leave the Libra Association - DTH
00:05:24

Five new companies leave the Libra Association, Apple now lists Tencent Safe Browsing as part of the Fraudulent Website Warning in Safari, and San Francisco proposes an Office of Emerging Technology.

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Oct 14, 2019
What is Differential Privacy? - DTNS Explainer
00:12:46

Data privacy. There's a lot of misinformation and overreaction when it comes to data privacy but that's in large part to the fact that there's a lot of lack of data privacy. People are rightly concerned. In this episode Tom describes very simply and generally what differential privacy is, and what you need to know about how it's used.


On DTNS we try to balance the idea that companies do definitely need to improve data protection with the idea that sharing data at all isn't a bad thing in fact when done right can be a very good thing.


Not just for companies but academic research and nonprofits benefit from research on datasets. However just taking data, even when names are stripped off, can lead to trouble. As far back as 2000, researchers were showing that the right analysis of raw data sets could deduce who people were even when the data was anonymized. In 2000, Latanya Sweeney showed that 87% of people in the US could be identified from ZIP code, birthdate and sex. 


https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2009/09/your-secrets-live-online-in-databases-of-ruin/


One attempt to make data workable is called differential privacy. Apple mentioned the use of differential privacy in its 2016 WWDC keynote. 


https://www.theverge.com/2016/6/17/11957782/apple-differential-privacy-ios-10-wwdc-2016


What is differential privacy?


An algorithm is differentially private if you can't tell who anybody is by looking at the output. 


Here's a simple example. Let's say you want to publish the aggregate sales data of businesses by category. Stores want to keep sales data private. So you agree that only the total sales for a category will be published. That way you can't tell how much came from which businesses. Which is great until you come to the category of Shark repellent sales. There's only one shark repellent business in your region. If you publish that category you won't be saying the name of the business but it will be easy to tell who it is.


So, you have an algorithm that looks for categories where that's a problem and maybe it deletes them or maybe it folds them into another category. 


This can get trickier if, say, there's a total sales number for the region and only one category was deleted. You just add all the published categories and subtract it from the published total and the difference is the missing business.


And remember there's other data out there to use. Some attacks on data use data from elsewhere to deduce identities. Let's say you study how people walk through a park and you discover that of 100 people observed 40 walk on the path and 60 cut through the grass. Seems private enough right. There's no leakage of data in the published results.


But an adversary discovers the names of the people who participated in the study. And they want to find out of Bob walks on the grass so they can embarrass him. They also found out that of the 99 people in the study who weren't Bob, 40 walked the path and 59 walked on the grass. BINGO! Bob is a grass walker. Now I know it sounds unrealistic that the adversary got that much info without just getting all of it. But differential privacy would protect Bob's identity even if the adversary had all that info. 


So what do we do? How do we do this differential privacy thing?


In 2003 Kobbi Nissim and Irit Dinur demonstrated that, mathematically speaking, you can't publish arbitrary queries of a database without revealing some amount of private info. Thus the Fundamental Law of Information Recovery, which says that privacy cannot be protected without injecting noise. In 2006 Cynthia Dwork, Frank McSherry, Kobbi Nissim and Adam D. Smith published an article formalizing the amount of noise that needed to be added and how to do it. That work used the term differential privacy.


A little bit on what that... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Oct 14, 2019
Best Buds - DTNS 3636
00:33:14

Earbuds have become the latest front in the ongoing ecosystem war between large tech giants with Microsoft, Amazon and Google hoping to cut into Apple's AirPods marketshare. What should consumers expect in the coming years?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Annie Gaus, Len Peralta, Roger Chang. 

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Oct 11, 2019
Google Stadia goes Negative - DTNS 3635
00:31:24

Apple pulls app used to track Hong Kong police, pulls Quartz news app from the store and Hong Kong protester role-playing game suspended from Google Play Store. Has big tech bowed to big pressure from China?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young.

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Oct 10, 2019
You are the Weakest D-Link. Goodbye - DTNS 3634
00:28:46

Co-founder and CEO of Legal IO, Pieter Gunst tweeted his experience with a rather sophisticated phishing scam, that ALMOST fooled him. We examine how sophisticated phishing schemes have become.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson

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Oct 09, 2019
PS5 to be named PlayStation 5 - DTNS 3633
00:30:47

In a blog post the president of Sony’s interactive entertainment Jim Ryan announced next PlayStation console will be called the PlayStation 5. What should we expect from the new machine and what's Sony's strategy?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Beja

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Oct 08, 2019
Paging Ariel Waldman - DTNS 3632
00:31:13

Ariel Waldman shares her first hand experience with setting up and streaming live video from the bottom of the world in Antartica. 


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Ariel Waldman, Roger Chang

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Oct 07, 2019
No Government Doors - DTNS 3631
00:32:01

US Attorney General William Barr, UK Home Secretary Priti Patel, and Australian Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton, requesting Facebook delay building end-to-end encryption across all its messaging apps to ensure that law-enforcement has the ability to access illegal content.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Shannon Morse, Len Peralta, Roger Chang

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Oct 04, 2019
Daily finTech News Show - DTNS 3630
00:30:16

We catch-up on the world for Fintech including the use of AI, real time payment, and open banking.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young and Tony Staley.

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Oct 03, 2019
New Microsoft Phone Surfaces - DTNS 3629
00:31:33

Microsoft unveils a slate of new Surface products and we give our take on all of it!


Starring Tom Merritt, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang

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Oct 02, 2019
What Would Really Suck For Zuck? - DTNS 3628
00:31:48

The Verge obtained recorded audio of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaking about a variety of topics during two open meeting with employees in July. We parse through the topics and digest what was said. 


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Beja.

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Oct 01, 2019
Work-Bot Balance - DTNS 3627
00:29:02

A recent report by the British government makes the case that more not less automation is needed to create new jobs to provide work for the population. How does this counter-intuitive mindset change how we prepare people for work in the future?


Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang.

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Sep 30, 2019
Screaming about Streaming - DTNS 3626
00:31:30

Have we reached peak streaming? Is the sheer number of services we sign-up for causing issues with cord-cutters as cumulative costs add up?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Lamarr Wilson, Len Peralta, Roger Chang. 

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Sep 27, 2019
Crocodile Dronedee - DTNS 3625
00:30:42

Developer Riley Testut has released a project called AltStore which lets you run an alternative app store on iOS including Testut's own Nintendo emulator called Delta using Apple's AltServer application. What does Apple do and will there be repercussions?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young.

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Sep 26, 2019
Amazonalanche - DTNS 3624
00:34:37

Amazon has revealed a raft of product announcements at its 2019 hardware event we dig and see what's what. Plus Mark Zuckerberg announced a software update to the Oculus Quest and unveiled Facebook's new VR environment.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang

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Sep 25, 2019
No Dignity, No Doubt - DTNS 3623
00:30:19

Last week Valve lost a case in a Paris district court to decide if Steam customers had the right to resell the games they purchased on the site. Patrick Beja gives us insight into the thinking behind the decision and what it means for customers across Europe.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lame, Patrick Beja, Roger Chang 

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Sep 24, 2019
Quantum Solace of Supremacy - DTNS 3622
00:29:56

Google claims to have achieved quantum supremacy after completing an experiment with a quantum computer in 3 minutes and 20 seconds that would have taken the traditional super computer, Summit, 10,000 years to solve.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang

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Sep 23, 2019
YouTube Verification Hiccups! - DTNS 3621
00:32:03

Lamarr gives us a first person account of Nintendo's new Switch and his thoughts on the iPhone 11 Pro.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Len Peralta, Lamarr Wilson

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Sep 20, 2019
Bob Iger's Bromance - DTNS 3620
00:30:31

Jeff Bezos announced Thursday that Amazon has signed on to The Climate Pledge, Roku released updates to its Express and Ultra streaming boxes, and Google launched a new platform within the Google Pay app in India.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young. 

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Sep 19, 2019
Facebook's Trust to Gain Trust - DTNS 3619
00:31:23

Facebook launches Portal TV a smart device camera that connects to your HDTV, plus the company shares more details of the Independent Oversight Board setup to deal with content moderation.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson

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Sep 18, 2019
Real Quick, Yes & No - DTNS 3618
00:31:44

Patrick Beja gives us a hands-on look at Apple Arcade.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Beja

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Sep 17, 2019
Sky-Hi Hi-Fi Wi-Fi - DTNS 3617
00:29:53

SpaceX is changing its launch strategy to speed up deployment of its satellite internet broadband for the southern United States. Will this increase competition for broadband delivery in remote locations?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Kikki Sanford.

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Sep 16, 2019
SCORECARD: VR isn't Dead, MoviePass Is - DTNS 3616
00:30:26

We talk about HTC's new Vive Cosmos and the state of VR industry.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Len Peralta, Nicole Lee, Roger Chang. 

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Sep 13, 2019
A Huawei Out - DTNS 3615
00:31:51

Huawei's CEO has proposed selling its current 5G know-how to Western firms to address concerns over security. What does this mean for its competitors and is it enough to win over governments and consumers?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang.

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Sep 12, 2019
X Marks the Cross - DTNS 3614
00:30:59

California Senate passes a bill that if passed by the state Assembly and signed by the Governor will greatly expand the state's oversight into who can be classified employee or contractor. What are the implications for the gig-economy and how will workers benefit?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson

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Sep 11, 2019
Apple event: New iPhone, New iPad, New Watch - DTNS 3613
00:32:27

Apple announces the new iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro, a new Apple Watch and 7th generation iPad, Apple TV+ news, and updates on Apple Arcade and Retail Store.


Starring Tom Merritt, Allison Sheridan, Roger Chang, Patrick Beja. 


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Sep 10, 2019
Toughbook, Good Show - DTNS 3612
00:30:52

Apple adjusts its app store algorithm in July to deprioritize Apple apps in search results, the Verge has a review of Fitbit's Versa 2, and Bloomberg reports Apple and Foxconn confirmed that Foxconn exceeded Chinese labor limits on the number of temporary staff it is allowed to use.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang. 

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Sep 09, 2019
Is the Tank Half Empty or Half Full - DTNS 3611
00:31:53

Allison Sheridan shares her experience on charging her Tesla from the amount of time it takes to charge her car and what chargers seem to work better than others.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Allison Sheridan and Len Peralta.

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Sep 06, 2019
You're in my Facebook Top 9 - DTNS 3610
00:32:10

We check out more news from IFA in Berlin. Plus Facebook is expands its dating service into the US and asks AI researchers to create deep fake videos to test with the company's deep fake detection tools.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young.

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Sep 05, 2019
Speakin' of Speakers - DTNS 3609
00:32:25

We take a gander at all the news highlights from this year's IFA.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson.

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Sep 04, 2019
Deep Mind Craft - DTNS 3608
00:29:47

Researchers at Facebook are developing a virtual assistant to help Minecraft players letting users type in requests in natural language to an in-game avatar and the assistant will carry out requests if it can. How does this change machine learning and how can players benefit?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, Roger Chang.

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Sep 03, 2019
Don't Leave the Nest – DTNS 3607
00:32:00

Google catches a major iOS exploit in the wild, MacBook pros BANNED from airplanes worldwide, and Richard Gunther helps us understand what works with Nest. If anything.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Richard Gunther, Len Peralta, and Amos

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Aug 30, 2019
Cranking Up The Retro - DTNS 3606
00:29:48

Wednesday, Nicole Lee posted shares her thoughts on the $149 handheld game system, Playdate. A quirky homage to old school handheld gaming consoles. 


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Nicole Lee, Roger Chang. 

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Aug 29, 2019
Siri-ous Changes at Apple - DTNS 3605
00:31:09

Apple looks to address complaints around how it tests and improves the voice recognition abilities of Siri by letting users opt-in. Does this go far enough and is it something other companies will want to replicate?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang. 

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Aug 28, 2019
Self-Yelp – DTNS 3604
00:30:09

Voice assistants have been criticized for gender and racial bias due to the fact that they’re predominantly developed by white males in western-based tech companies. Mozilla wants to solve this and created “Common Voice” in 2017, a tool that crowdsources voices as a dataset to diversify AI and represent the global population.


Starring Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, Roger Chang, and Amos

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Aug 27, 2019
Tax Wars: A New Hope - DTNS 3603
00:29:52

CNET's Patrick Holland posted an impassioned plea Sunday titled "Apple needs to fix the iPhone 11's buttons so accidental screenshots go away. What other changes would folks like to see Apple fix on the iPhone 11.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang

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Aug 26, 2019
Cell Data Is Rotten In Denmark – DTNS 3602
00:33:42

More than 5.3 million accounts belonging to cardholders from 35 U.S. states are posted online, DoorDash unveiled its updated tipping policy, with all drivers now receiving 100% of tips placed through its app, and Denmark will review 10,700 court cases dating back to 2012, to see if flawed cellphone evidence was used for convictions.


Starring Sarah Lane, Shannon Morse, Roger Chang, and Anthony Lemos.

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Aug 23, 2019
The Daily Tech Knewz - DTNS 3601
00:32:24

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp makes a play for online news aggregation with Knewz.com in order to compete with Google and Facebook. What will this mean for news companies and how will users benefit?


Starring Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, and Roger Chang

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Aug 22, 2019
India: The Prime Frontier - DTNS 3600
00:29:27

G-Suite predicts spelling errors as you type, YouTube might start behaving better for your kids, and LinkedIn culls spam accounts.


Starring Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, and Roger Chang.

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Aug 21, 2019
Grading on an Algorithmic Curve – DTNS 3599
00:29:38

Starring Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, and Roger Chang


We discuss how many streaming subscriptions is too many and what criteria people will use to decide which ones they stop and which ones they keep.

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Aug 20, 2019
Night of The Living Scooters - DTNS 3598
00:29:45

Reddit is testing its Public Access Network, or RPAN, as a limited-time livestream experiment, set to run from 9 am to 5 pm through the end of this week before a full rollout in the coming months. The cryptocurrency exchange Binance announced plans to launch an “independent regional version of Libra,” called Venus. Nvidia announced its competing GeForce Now streaming service will be coming to Android through a new mobile later this year, similar to Google's upcoming Stadia service.

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Aug 19, 2019
Phone for Convenience, DSLR for Quality - DTNS 3597
00:33:47

The consumer digital camera market declined about 80% to 19 million unit sales in 2018, versus more than 400 million smartphones sold globally the same year. What can camera companies do to cope with a shrinking market and what will it mean for consumers?


Starring Sarah Lane, Ant Pruitt, Roger Chang and Len Peralta

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Aug 16, 2019
Pasture raised, cage free AI - DTNS 3596
00:31:45

Apple, Amazon ,Facebook ,Google and Microsoft have all been criticized for allowing humans to listen to users’ private conversations in order to test their AI products for quality. Is it truly necessary or is it just easier and cheaper to develop that way?

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Aug 15, 2019
What's Up with Your Face? - DTNS 3595
00:30:35

Amazon Rekognition facial recognition software is adding the capability to detect fear and Elon Musk wants a better man to machine interface. 


Starring Sarah Lane, Scott Johns 

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Aug 14, 2019
A Mos Def Con - DTNS 3594
00:32:19

Shannon breaks down all the highlights from this year's Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas.


Starring Sarah Lane, Shannon Morse, Roger Chang.

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Aug 13, 2019
Touchscreens Away! - DTNS 3593
00:31:57

Samsung unveils a new smartphone camera sensor that offers up to 108 megapixels of resolution. The US Navy announced it will revert destroyers from touchscreens to mechanical throttle and helm control system over the next 18-24 months, DARPA showed off an open-source secure voting machine with chips designed as open hardware with no proprietary components.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang. 

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Aug 12, 2019
Amazon Rings up the Police - DTNS SPECIAL
00:23:44

Chris Ashley from the SMR Podcast chats with Tom about Amazon's cooperation with Police on promoting Ring doorbell video sharing, how that might feed into Amazon's imperfect Recognition facial recognition system and what we need to do to make this work better for all of us.


https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/6/20756555/amazon-ring-police-security-camera-footage-warrant-privacy-surveillance

https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/29/20746156/amazons-ring-law-enforcement-partnerships

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/mb88za/amazon-requires-police-to-shill-surveillance-cameras-in-secret-agreement

https://aws.amazon.com/rekognition/

https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2019/07/18/orlando-cancels-amazon-rekognition-capping-15-months-of-glitches-and-controversy

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Aug 11, 2019
Don't Fear the Libra - DTNS SPECIAL
00:25:21

We talk with Tonya M. Evans, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, Director, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & Law Certificate Program at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law about Libra, its misconceptions, why it's not truly a cryptocurrency and what the future may hold for it.


What are in your view the main misconceptions about Libra?


What in your view are the main problems/challenges for Libra


What would the reception of Libra be if Facebook wasn't involved?


Could something like Libra take off without Facebook behind it?

- Walmart's new patent filing signaling they may follow in FB's footsteps. (pegged to dollar, stored value card, not global, just a patent for now)

"Generating one digital currency unit by tying the one digital currency unit to a regular currency; storing information of the one digital currency unit into a block of a blockchain; buying or paying the one digital currency unit.”

https://cointelegraph.com/news/walmart-is-trying-to-patent-its-own-libra-like-digital-currency


What already exists that is similar to Libra?


Tell me a little about the Blockchain Cryptocurrency & Law online professional certificate program (law.unh.edu/blockchain).

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Aug 10, 2019
Broadtale of Two Countries - DTNS 3592
00:34:09

We take a look at the National Broadband Networks that the governments of Australia and New Zealand rolled out and what others can learn from their successes and mistakes.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Raj Deut, Len Peralta



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Aug 09, 2019
Battery Rights Management - DTNS 3591
00:31:30

IFixit reports that if anyone but Apple replaces a battery in the iPhone XR, XS, or XS Max, a "service" message displays saying the phone is "unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine Apple battery. At Black Hat, Researchers from security firm Checkpoint demonstrated an exploit of WhatsApp that would let an attacker alter text in a quoted message to change what a person appeared to write. Early results from a study by Apple, Eli Lilly and Evidation Health found that data from an iPhone, an Apple Watch, and a Beddit sleep monitor, differentiated patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease dementia from those without symptoms.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang.

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Aug 08, 2019
Notes on the New Note - DTNS 3590
00:30:58

We pick apart Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 announcement; the good, the bad and the interesting.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang 

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Aug 07, 2019
Recycled People Are Pretty Too - DTNS 3589
00:32:46

Google pledges that 100 percent of all shipments going to or from customers will be carbon neutral by 2020 and 100% of "Made by Google" products will include recycled materials and will maximize recycled content whenever possible starting 2022. Is this a PR gimmick or the start of larger trend in tech companies approach to environmental sustainability? 


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Shannon Morse, Roger Chang. 

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Aug 06, 2019
The Cow Jones Industrial Average - DTNS 3588
00:30:28

Cloudflare terminated DDoS protection services to the forum website 8chan as of August 5th after the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. Other companies including Volitility have also done the same. 


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang. 

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Aug 05, 2019
WiFi 6 Explained - DTNS
00:13:45

What the heck is WiFi 6 and why do you need it?

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Aug 03, 2019
Hoarding The Streams - DTNS 3587
00:32:17

Are expectations for what consumers are willing to pay for new streaming services too high?


Starring Tom Merritt, Patrick Norton, Roger Chang. 

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Aug 02, 2019
Patent Pretending - DTNS 3586
00:31:47

A team of academics say artificial intelligence system should be recognized as the inventor of two ideas patented on its behalf.


Starring Tom Merritt, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang.


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Aug 01, 2019
Netflix Getting Physical? - DTNS 3585
00:30:39

Apple reported revenue of $53.8 billion, up 1 percent year over year despite revenue declines in Europe and China, a team led by neurosurgeon Edward Chang at UCSF, has developed a brain-computer interface that could decode words and phrases in real time and Samsung announces the 10.5-inch Super AMOLED Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 tablet with a Snapdragon 855 processor, 15 hours battery life, and an S Pen that charges wirelessly.


Starring Tom Merritt, Scott Johnson and Roger Chang. 

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Jul 31, 2019
Capital 100M Records Stolen - DTNS 3584
00:31:06

Capital One announced Monday that customer data including 140,000 SSN and 80,000 bank account numbers were accessed by an intruder. How did the hack occur and what steps should have been taken to prevent the breach in the first place?


Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Shannon Morse and Roger Chang.

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Jul 30, 2019
AI recognise AI - DTNS 3583
00:28:45

Researchers at Harvard and MIT-IBM Watson Lab have created the Giant Language Model Test Room to identify whether a piece of text was generated by a language model algorithm aka Machine Learning, The NYTs reports sources say Amazon is exploring creating a grocery store chain separate from Whole Foods, and scientists at UC San Diego have created a contact lens, controlled by eye movements, that can zoom in if you blink twice.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang. 

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Jul 29, 2019
Crickets, the Next Super Food - DTNS 3582
00:30:17

Crickets were served as a promo item for TBS's upcoming Snowpiercer TV show at this year's San Diego Comic Con. Find out what they taste like and more importantly how technology is making them a serious alternative to traditional protein sources.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Erin Carson.

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Jul 26, 2019
Holy Guacamole, it's a Cat! - DTNS 3581
00:32:34

Chris Wetherell told BuzzFeed he regrets building the retweet button for Twitter. He led the team that made it in 2009. US presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard is suing Google for $50 million after her campaign was suspended from buying ads for six hours following a debate in June. And the Anti-Defamation League published a new report that found 74% of adults who play games online have experienced some form of harassment. 


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young.

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Jul 25, 2019
Amazon prime target for DOJ - DTNS 3580
00:31:26

The US DOJ is investigating Amazon for anti-trust behavior. Is there a case for the investigation and what does it mean for other tech giants?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson. 

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Jul 24, 2019
Face it, Recognition Isn't Ready - DTNS 3579
00:31:25

On July 16th Oakland formally banned the use of facial recognition technology becoming the 3rd US city to do so. Is this the start of a pushback against the technology and what are the concerns people have over the use of the technology in public?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, and Shannon Morse.

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Jul 23, 2019
RoboUmp - DTNS 3578
00:30:52

Microsoft will invest $1 billion into OpenAI, a report alleges Huawei helped build North Korea's cellphone network, ByteDance will open data-centers in India to assuage privacy concerns, NY Times reporter works as a DoorDash delivery revealing the company still keeps tips from drivers. 


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang. 

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Jul 22, 2019
All Ryzen. DTNS Court's Now in Session - DTNS 3577
00:31:15

Patrick Norton tells us why its the time to upgrade if you're interested in bringing up your PC up to spec for gaming or editing videos.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Patrick Norton.

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Jul 19, 2019
Will Smart Diapers Pass The Sniff Test? - DTNS 3576
00:30:06

Netflix's latest financial reports shows the company's first lost net subscriber loss. What's behind the poor showing and diminishing audience? 


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang. 

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Jul 18, 2019
How Does the Rat Feel - DTNS 3575
00:31:07

Elon Musk wants to improve the interface between humans and computers with Neuralink. What exactly is he looking to do and how will people benefit?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson. 

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Jul 17, 2019
The Drones Beneath My Wing - DTNS 3574
00:32:59

With Libra in the crosshairs of American politicians we examine what was and what wasn't said at Libra's Senate hearings.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Justin Robert Young. 

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Jul 16, 2019
It's a Prime Day for Protests - DTNS 3573
00:30:24

Huawei news roundup as U.S. firms may get nod to restart Huawei sales in two-four weeks, Huawei will reportedly lay off hundreds of US workers, and Huawei will invest $3.1 billion in Italy.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang.

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Jul 15, 2019
You're Looking at the Wrong End of the E-Waste Problem
00:32:36

Tom talks with professor Josh Lepawsky about what the real situation with e-waste is and why the professor thinks people should look at the factory, not just the landfill.

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Jul 13, 2019
A Prime Day To Strike - DTNS 3572
00:30:32

Can fertility apps and tracks really work or are they just a gimmick to pad out feature lists? Plus Amazon workers planning a strike and academics discover away to leak data using the LED lights on a keyboard.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Nicole Lee, and Len Peralta. 

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Jul 12, 2019
Amazon Primes Employees for New Jobs – DTNS 3571
00:31:24

Amazon plans on retraining 100,000 US employees by 2025, France approves a 3% tax on digital companies making 750 million euros of revenue, and Toronto’s Sidewalk Labs project press release gets Twitter Bot’ed.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Justin Robert Young.

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Jul 11, 2019
Nintendo Switch-Lite – DTNS 3570
00:31:56

Nintendo confirms a sub-$200 portable version of the Switch game console called the “Switch-Lite”. What do you give up in this smaller cheaper form factor and is it designed to appeal to existing owners or new ones as well?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson.

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Jul 10, 2019
You Can Do The Same Thing With Your Mouth - DTNS 3569
00:30:52

Patrick discusses how the shift to game streaming, passes and cross platform controller compatibility will disrupt video-gaming industry.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, and Patrick Beja.

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Jul 09, 2019
Meet Your New Meat – DTNS 3568
00:29:36

How do you get people to accept lab grown meat and is the fear just a matter of incorrect marketing?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Blair Bazdarich.

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Jul 08, 2019
People of Amazon - DTNS 3567
00:27:43

Microsoft's Swiftkey keyboard coming to Andriod, MoviePass goes on hiatus, and Walmart on-track to lode $1b in e-commerce.


Filling in for Tom, Sarah, and Roger are Rich Strofolino and Anthony Lemos.

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Jul 05, 2019
Apple Reportedly Moving Away from Butterfly Keyboards - DTH
00:04:44

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Apple is moving away from Butterfly keyboards, court rules that Amazon is liable for third-party sellers, and Waymo receives a permit to participate in California's autonomous vehicle passenger service pilot program.

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Jul 04, 2019
You’ll Still Get Your Pizza – DTNS 3566
00:29:14

In a letter to US Senator Chris Coons Amazon’s VP of public policy Brian Huseman told the Senator that they keep transcripts and voice recordings indefinitely, and only remove them if they’re manually deleted by users.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson and Roger Chang.

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Jul 03, 2019
Smart-E Pants 2.0 - DTNS 3565
00:29:28

Samsung's DJ Koh believes that the era of the smartphones is coming to an end as 5G, IoT and new emerging technologies take shape. What comes after the smartphone and what form will it take?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang


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Jul 02, 2019
Loon Over My Kenya - DTNS 3564
00:29:42

A new study from MIT on a driver's ability to notice brake lights in cars in front of them us suggests that eyes position is more important than multi-tasking when it comes to driver distraction. 


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang

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Jul 01, 2019
Once It's Encrypted, It's Encrypted - DTNS 3563
00:30:44

Two Florida cities have been the victims of ransomware attacks. Why were these cities picked and what steps can other cities take to avoid the same predicament? 


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Shannon Morse.

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Jun 28, 2019
Outsourcing Jony Ive - DTNS 3562
00:35:58

Bloomberg reports Huawei employees have worked on projects for the Chinese People's Liberation Army, the Verge's Elizabeth Lopatto explains why Libra won't help people without bank accounts, and the Pentagon is developing a laser sensor to detect unique cardiac signatures.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang.  

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Jun 27, 2019
Box of Jobs - DTNS 3561
00:29:09

Oppo shows off a new smartphone with the camera under the screen instead of next to it in the bezel, Executives from 7 Libra partners being cautious about their membership, Oxford Economics estimates up to 20 million manufacturing jobs could be replaced by automation by 2030.


Starring Tom Merritt, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang.

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Jun 26, 2019
The Buzz Around Lightyear – DTNS 3560
00:32:10

FedEx sues the US government saying its not liable for inadvertent shipping products that violate ban of products to China, Australian judge rules man can sue media companies for defamatory comments on Facebook posts, and Facebook agrees to handover user identity information over alleged hate speech posts.


Starring Tom Merritt, Patrick Beja, Roger Chang.

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Jun 25, 2019
What’s a Pi 4? - DTNS 3559
00:28:17

Raspberry Pi Foundation announces the Raspberry Pi 4, Google is expanding its Child Safety program to include media literacy, Apple is rumored to be launching a 16-inch MacBook Pro in September and Amazon unveils a online beauty supply store.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang.  

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Jun 24, 2019
The First Wrong Is Always Right - DTNS 3558
00:30:02

AT&T wins PCMag's fastest mobile network in America, Huawei is in talks about using Russian-sourced Aurora OS for its mobile phones, and France wants G7 task force to look into to ensure Libra follows all proper regulations regarding money laundering and consumer protection.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Allison Sheridan.

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Jun 21, 2019
Hmm, I Don't Know if You're Having a Heart Attack - DTNS 3557
00:30:26

Younger generations seem to be developing horns in the back of their skulls due to the extended use of technology like smartphones and tablets according to a study at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia. Is this a trend or something greater or lots of press over something minor?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young.

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Jun 20, 2019
Hey YouTube, Leave Those Kids Alone - DTNS 3556
00:33:06

Google's brass is contemplating removing all kids videos off of YouTube and putting them exclusive on YouTube Kids. Is this is too little too late and what's the impetus for the possible change in the first place?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang.

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Jun 19, 2019
Will Libra Tip the Scales for Facebook? - DTNS 3555
00:33:18

Facebook has taken the wraps off its cryptocurrency Libra. Backed by low-volatility assets like banking deposits Facebook subsidiary Calibra along with 27 other partners will manage the operation of the Libra. Will the Libra be the standard in non-governmental fiat currency and how will this affect other cryptocurrencies?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, and Patrick Beja.

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Jun 18, 2019
Google Caught Red Handed - DTNS 3554
00:27:40

Huawei admits US sanctions will affect profits, Instagram rolls out a new feature to help users regain their hijacked accounts, and Samsung US deletes tweet reminding owners to scan for viruses on their TV.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang,

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Jun 17, 2019
Maker is Dead. Long Live the Makers. - DTNS 3553
00:31:40

Maker Media the publisher responsible for Make magazine and Maker Faire has garnered unwanted attention after laying-off its entire staff. What was the reason behind it and does it indicate problems in the Maker community?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Len Peralta, Patrick Norton, Donald Bell. 

Jun 14, 2019
The Watchers In Front Of The Wall - DTNS 3552
00:29:44

Samsung's announces the 292-inch Wall Luxury TV, Microsoft pulls CERNs academic status, Amazon is being sued in two separate class-action lawsuits, and teens sell clothes from their closet.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young. 


Jun 13, 2019
Fake You, Zuckerberg! - DTNS 3551
00:30:14

Facebook will not remove a manufactured video of an AI Mark Zuckerberg giving a speech crediting a secret organization for his success off Instagram. What are the affects of this decision and is it something to be concerned about?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Scott Johnson.

Jun 12, 2019
Fail to the Thief - DTNS 3550
00:29:40

E3 officially starts today. We discuss Nintendo's Livestream press event, Microsoft's policy towards backward compatibility and xcloud strategy, and how Google's Stadia fits in with the rest of the video gaming news.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Beja.

Jun 11, 2019
The Scarlet X-Box – DTNS 3549
00:32:19

E3 is this week and with Sony absent from this year’s event Microsoft took the opportunity to drop some big announcements.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane and Roger Chang.

Jun 10, 2019
Who's Responsible for Tech's Social Disruptions? -