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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 Jan 11, 2019
I've been listening to Tom Merritt deliver the latest technology news since he was on BuzzFeed. Best unbiased, well-researched tech news with a great cat of co-hosts.

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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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UK Forms the Digital Markets Unit - DTH
00:04:57

The UK announced the formation of the Digital Markets Unity to investigate dominant online platforms, Amazon's global workforce grew 50% in a year, and the Libra Association hopes to launch a stablecoin as early as January.

 

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Nov 27, 2020
Foxconn Moving Some Apple Production to Vietnam - DTH
00:04:00

Foxconn is reportedly planning to move some iPad and MacBook production to Vietnam, South Korea fines Facebook for sharing user data without consent, and the EU approves a Right to Repair resolution.

 

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Nov 26, 2020
The Monolith Has Always Been There- DTNS 3915
00:30:56

The Verge's Tom Warren notes that despite the Xbox Series X having more powerful hardware, the PS5 has been outperforming it, particularly in frame rate, according to benchmarks from Digital Foundry. What's going on and is there deeper going on?


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

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Nov 25, 2020
Adventures of Spot and Sparrow - DTNS 3914
00:30:57

Twitter announced it is relaunching its verification process with new guidelines, the Australian inspector general for the intelligence community discovered intelligence agencies were “incidentally” collecting data from Australia’s COVIDSafe contact tracing app, and the future of newspapers.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Peter Wells, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Nov 24, 2020
Let OLED Light Up Your Life - DTNS 3913
00:31:56

If you plan to upgrade your home theater display this holiday shopping season wait till you hear what Robert Heron has to say on what to look for and which TVs should be on your shortlist.


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

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Nov 23, 2020
Deal Digging for GPUs - DTNS 3912
00:30:22

Patrick Norton is back with some choice picks for your holiday gift buying list.


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

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Nov 20, 2020
Smart Glasses: Still A Thing! - DTNS 3911
00:31:01

The Washington Post's sources say state and federal investigators are preparing to bring antitrust charges against Facebook, alleging that the acquisition of rivals Instagram and WhatsApp led to a social media market with few quality alternatives. We examine the thrust of the case and what Facebook can look forward to in court.


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

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Nov 19, 2020
Apple Cuts Its Rates- DTNS 3910
00:29:43

Apple announced the App Store Small Business Program that-- starting January 1st-- will let developers who earn less than $1 million in annual sales apply for a reduced commission rate where Apple would only take 15 percent, instead of 30 percent, of sales.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Dan Benjamin, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Nov 18, 2020
Happiness is Squishy - DTNS 3909
00:30:58

We delve into the science of happiness and the unspoken dark side that pursuing it entails.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Erin Carson, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Nov 17, 2020
Compared to 2020, Video Games are Positive- DTNS 3908
00:31:00

TechCrunch's sources say Uber has been in talks since October to sell its Advanced Technologies Group. This would follow Uber selling scooter and bike company Jump, selling a stake in Uber Freight and agreeing to acquire Postmates, which is expected to close this quarter. What's Uber's plan and why the shift away from tangential business ventures?


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


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Nov 16, 2020
O Employee, Where Art Thou? - DTNS 3907
00:30:48

We examine the rise of contact tracing devices in the workplace and their use for worker surveillance as outlined by David Gershgorn's recent OneZero article.


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

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Nov 13, 2020
Tech Policy in the Biden Administration - DTNS 3906
00:29:06

On January 6, 2021, the US will count its electoral votes for President and Vice President and right now it seems likely that the next US president will be former Vice President Joe Biden. So we thought we'd look at what kind of tech policy we might see from a Biden administration.


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

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Nov 12, 2020
China Targets Big Tech - DTH
00:04:17

China targets online shopping the day before the biggest online shopping day in the world, Apple announces new laptops that use its own chip and TikTok wonders if the US government forgot it.

 

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Nov 11, 2020
M1 to Rule Them All - DTNS 3905
00:34:30

Apple releases its new M1 processor its first system on a chip for Mac. We share out thoughts and perspectives on Apple's new in-house processor.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Nica Montford, Terrance Gaines, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Nov 10, 2020
A Solid Plan for PODS of Privacy - DTNS 3904
00:30:30

In 2017, Tim Berners-Lee launched a company called Inrupt to market products that used the Solid system. Monday, Inrupt announced an enterprise product to let developers build apps that use Solid's Pods. Inrupt worked with the BBC, the UK's National Health Service and the Government of Flanders in Belgium to develop its enterprise platform. Is this a step forward in allowing customers to manage their data privacy?

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

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Nov 09, 2020
Ryzen Up The Charts - DTNS 3903
00:32:11

Netflix tests a new way to chill, Apple to enforce new "nutrition Guidelines" for App Store apps, and the Intel-AMD race has legs again.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Chris Ashley, Len Peralta, Amos, Joe.

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Nov 06, 2020
DoorDashing the Vote - DTNS 3902
00:32:58

Nvidia is dipping another toe in the gaming water where Nintendo is doing well, there's a big move in Bitcoin, and what does California's Prop 22 mean for the rest of the world?


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

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Nov 05, 2020
Baby, I Can Hack My Car - DTNS 3901
00:31:19

Tech companies win some and lose some, solar gets salty, and Walmart looks into the smart television market.


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

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Nov 04, 2020
Shelved Robots- DTNS 3900
00:29:38

Voice assistants may learn when you are talking to them, Walmart foregoes robots...for now, and where are visual effects artists getting paid?



Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Nicole Lee, Amos, Joe.

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Nov 03, 2020
Computer Catches COVID Cough - DTNS 3899
00:29:04

The RIAA has found the piracy, Waymo simulates collisions, and your cough might know if you have COVID-19 before your body shows symptoms.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Amos, Joe.

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Nov 02, 2020
Calming Election Relief - DTNS 3898
00:31:57

John Hancock is offering its Life Insurance customers an Apple Watch Series 6 for $25. Then you have a choice: pay the remaining cost of the watch monthly for two years or exercise more and share that data with John Hancock to reduce or eliminate your monthly payment. We discuss the implications of the policy and what it might mean for data privacy.


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

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Oct 30, 2020
Is Your County A Swinger? - DTNS 3897
00:29:50

Time management coach Elizabeth Grace Saunders wrote an article for Wired called "How to Stop Getting into Pointless arguments online." We share our views, experiences and tips.


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

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Oct 29, 2020
The Answer: 30 Facebooks and 20 Twitters - DTNS 3896
00:29:07

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testified before a US subcommittee about the way they use Section 230 or Safe Harbor. What did they have to so and will it change any lawmakers minds about enacting possible regulations?


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

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Oct 28, 2020
Just Like Dropping A Cat - DTNS 3895
00:30:01

T-Mobile will launch its streaming TV service TVision for T-Mobile postpaid customers starting November 1. Is this new business sustainable and how will it fare against the competition. Plus why has Wikipedia managed to keep its operation from being abused in the same manner as Facebook or Twitter?


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

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Oct 27, 2020
E-Commerce Begins at Home - DTNS 3894
00:29:09

Facebook is rolling out streaming games on the Web and in its Android Facebook app to selected users in the US, the RIAA, SAG-AFTRA and several other recording industry groups sent a letter to Jeff Bezos and Twitch CEO Emmett Shear claiming Twitch has failed to properly license music, and Researchers from Stanford and Samsung developed an OLED display with a density of more than 10,000 pixels per inch.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Brett Rounsaville, Roger Chang, Joe

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Oct 26, 2020
How Do You Like Your HDR?
00:31:07

Patrick Norton joins us as he shares insights what Dolby ATOMS and HDR means for your home theater setup.


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

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Oct 23, 2020
Snapping up India - DTNS 3892
00:29:36

WhatsApp for Business is rolling out in-chat shopping, letting merchants link to products and services with the option to buy without leaving the interface. Merchants will also be able to add "buy" buttons to other online locations, which will take users to WhatsApp chats to complete the purchase.


Starring Rich Strofollino, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Oct 22, 2020
Quibi Quietly Quits - DTNS 3891
00:30:04

PayPal will let US customers buy, sell and hold bitcoin, ethereum, bitcoin cash and litecoin. The Information's sources say that NBCUniversal and Facebook declined to buy Quibi's catalog of video and Quibi chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg is now considering shutting down the company. And Amazon's Luna game streaming service opened up to users by invite only.

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


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Oct 21, 2020
Social Media Anger Management - DTNS 3890
00:27:52

The US justice department filed an antitrust lawsuit in Washington DC federal court Tuesday, alleging Alphabet's Google engaged in anticompetitive conduct to preserve monopolies in search and search advertising using exclusionary and interlocking business agreements to keep out competitors.

Starring Tom Merritt, Alison Sheridan, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Oct 20, 2020
Security is Not a Game... Normally - DTNS 3889
00:30:44

How can a simple word game give you better insight on network security? David Spark is here to show us how.


Starring Tom Merritt, David Spark, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Oct 19, 2020
LIDAR: Apple has it in Spads - DTNS 3888
00:30:13

After criticism of how Twitter applied its hacked materials policy the company announced Thursday evening it would change the policy. What's changed and will it have any effect?


Starring Tom Merritt, Shannon Morse, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Oct 16, 2020
#HellPortal Has Opened - DTNS 3887
00:28:55

Twitter blocked the ability of its users to link to or repost images from a New York Post story about VP Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden. Twitter said the story violated its personal information policy because it included private information like phone numbers and email addresses. Is this a sign of a more actively policed Twitter for rule breakers or something that should have been done sooner?

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

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Oct 15, 2020
A Clear and Present Danger DTNS 3886
00:31:47

Zoom has started beta test a service called OnZoom that lets paid Zoom users host and sell tickets to online events of up to 1000 attendees. Is this Zoom's way to expand beyond just teleconferencing?


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

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Oct 14, 2020
iPhone 12! 5G! Magnets! - DTNS 3885
00:32:08

We cover Apple's iPhone 12 and Home Pod mini announcement and see how they stack-up to the competition.


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

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Oct 13, 2020
Special: The Future of Gig Work
00:34:28

How ride hailing defied government, angered unions and workers and how California voters will decide if gig work will ever be the same again in California and beyond.

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Oct 13, 2020
China's Game Streaming Leaders Announce Merger - DTH
00:05:59

The two largest game streaming companies announce a merger that will give the new company up to 300 million monthly active users, Amazon's Crucible game is officially cancelled, and Apple is using its retail stores as distribution centers.

 

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Oct 12, 2020
Practical Effects... for Real - DTNS 3884
00:34:38

Film and TV prop and costume maker, Frank Ippolito, is here to give us some insight into the real-world technology that turns imaginative movie ideas into a physical reality.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Frank Ippolito, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Oct 09, 2020
Learning How to Quit Your Job - DTNS 3883
00:35:38

The beauty of the Internet is being able to do what you love and another perhaps even more beautiful thing about the internet is being able to turn what you love into your career. For Creator Week we asked Brian Brushwood to talk about how he did just that?


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

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Oct 08, 2020
Who Doesn't Like An Exploding Spaceship? - DTNS 3882
00:34:55

From exploding space ships to de-aging actors many of today's Movies, TV shows and streaming series rely on visual effects. So we've invited VFX artist Carrie Smith on to give us a better understanding of what happens behind the scenes.


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

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Oct 07, 2020
It's Not the Size of the Hard Drive, It's What You Put On It - DTNS 3881
00:31:08

A video game's experience is more than just the gameplay it is also the narrative that glues the various elements together. Shayna Moon, Senior Program Manager at Unity Technologies, is here to explain what goes into narrative game design and what developers need to think about when developing a game's story.


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

 

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Oct 06, 2020
Make Music for Peace - DTNS 3880
00:33:11

We start off Creator Week with Mark Johnson, Grammy award-winning music producer/engineer and co-founder of playingforchange.com. He explains the process and gear of recording and producing ensemble music with musicians from all parts of the globe. 


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

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Oct 05, 2020
Tidy Bowl - DTNS 3879
00:31:23

Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC, will use a pair of drones to disinfect fan seating and other areas after upcoming events. The drones will use electrostatic spraying nozzles to distribute the nontoxic disinfecting chemicals.


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

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Oct 02, 2020
Oh What A Feeling, A Robot On The Ceiling - DTNS 3878
00:32:34

Google plans to spend more than $1 billion over the next three years to create something called Google news Showcase. What's Google's plan and how will news outlets benefit?


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

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Oct 01, 2020
What's Old is Google TV Again - DTNS 3877
00:32:28

Google announced new products including 5G Pixels, Google TV and Chromecast, and Nest Audio. We dissect and examine the products.


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

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Sep 30, 2020
Amazon Sees a Palm Reader in your Future - DTNS 3876
00:30:21

We compare and contrast Amazon's upcoming streaming videogame service, Luna, against the competition from Google's Stadia, Microsoft's Game Pass Ultimate, Nvidia's GeForce Now and others.

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


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Sep 29, 2020
Farmville gone in a Flash - DTNS 3875
00:31:14

Roku announced the Streambar, a 14-inch soundbar that runs Roku's OS, capable of streaming 4K and HDR content. A compact speaker combined with a set-top streaming device. Who is this for and will it be successful in the marketplace?

 

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


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Sep 28, 2020
Ethernet. It's like WiFi, but with Wires - DTNS 3874
00:31:25

With all the friction between Apple and Epic over payments in the App Store how will Amazon's streaming game service, Luna, tackle the same issue? 

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


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Sep 25, 2020
Amazon's Luna Landing - DTNS 3873
00:32:28

Amazon made a number of new hardware announcements at its Fall hardware event. We go through their list and share our thoughts.

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


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Sep 24, 2020
Pinning is Winning!! - DTNS 3872
00:31:42

Blizzard CEO and co-founder Mike Morhaime left the company in 2018. He has now unveiled his new company DreamHaven, a game developer and publisher. What is he up to and what can we expect from his new company?

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

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Sep 23, 2020
Azure. In SPACE! - DTNS 3871
00:33:26

Microsoft's Ignite kicks off today. We take a gander at the developments coming out of the conference.

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

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Sep 22, 2020
So, Everyone’s clear on the TiKTok Deal?? - DTNS 3870
00:29:54

Cryptographic engineer Tony Arcieri noted that Twitter's automatic cropping algorithm for presenting image previews in the timeline seems to focus on white faces. What's going on and what can be done to mitigate the problem?

 

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

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Sep 21, 2020
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.


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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?


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

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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? 

 

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

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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.



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

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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.

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

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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?

 

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

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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! 

Starring Tom Merritt, Shannon Morse, Lamarr Wilson, Roger Chang, Joe.

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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.

 

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

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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? 


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


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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.

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


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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?


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


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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.

 

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

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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.

 

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

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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?


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

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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.


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

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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.


Starring Rich Stroffolino, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe.

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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.



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

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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.


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

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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?



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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?

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

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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, Alyssa 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.


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

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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?


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

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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?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Terrance Gaines, Nica Montford, Roger Chang, Amos

 

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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