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Andy
 Nov 11, 2021
The show is 5 star when Sara is out, 3 when she's in. It's not that she's a bad person, but she should not be on mic. She's unfocused, bumbling and adds nothing to the conversation. I long for a good Molly rant or Veronica or snubs. There's so many better female cohosts than Sara. As a long time fan through the CNET and Twit years, I would be a patron if she was not on the show, but I'm not paying for her. In fact I struggle to continue to listen at Al because of her.

Muzammil
 May 9, 2020

Theo
 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.

Cathi G
 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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20 Years of Xbox - DTNS: Gaming News Monthly 3
13:35

DTNS Gaming News Monthly brings you the month's biggest gaming news in approximately 15 minutes. Valve delays SteamDeck shipping until February 2022, Activision Blizzard continues to deal with fallout from harassment complaints, and Microsoft celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Xbox.


https://dailytechnewsshow.com/2021/06/10/about-non-fungible-tokens/

https://dailytechnewsshow.com/2021/03/11/about-blockchain/


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Dec 04, 2021
Self Driving Doesn't Pass the Road Test - DTNS 4164a
33:10

We get a firsthand account from Allison Sheridan on what it’s like driving around with Tesla’s Autopilot feature turned on. Plus US regulators look to stop the Nvidia/Arm merger.

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

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Dec 03, 2021
There Can Be Only One Delivery - DTNS 4163
33:29

Instacart plans to launch a 15-minute delivery service in a US city as early as February. Qualcomm also announced the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 and 7c+ Gen 3 platforms for ARM-based PCs, built on the 5-nanometer process. Qualcomm says they will get 5G support for both sub-6 and mmWave service, multi-day battery life. upgraded camera, audio functions and chip-to-cloud security. And Square co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey announced the company will change its name to Block, effective December 10th.

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Dec 02, 2021
Microsoft Puts their Customers on Edge - DTNS 4162
34:01

We check in on the latest developments from autonomous vehicle company Nuro, we review the reactions to Microsoft’s integration of the Buy Now, Pay Later service Zip into Edge web browser, and how is Meta responding to concerns of child safety advocates about end to end encryption on WhatsApp.


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

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Dec 01, 2021
Virtual Realty is a Real Thing - DTNS 4161
31:48

Twitter updated its privacy information policy preventing the sharing of personal information without consent including photos and videos part of its anti-doxxing rules. The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority ordered Meta to sell Giphy. The Wall Street Journal reports on investment companies buying up digital “land” in virtual platforms that they hope may one day become the metaverse.


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Nov 30, 2021
Jack Tweets Goodbye - DTNS 4160
31:36

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey steps down. What does this mean for users of the social media platform and does this signal new direction for the company?

Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Roger Chang, Joe.


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Nov 29, 2021
Baidu Approved to Charge for Robotaxis in Beijing - DTH
4:17

Baidu can now charge for robotaxi rides in Beijing, Apple's AR headset reportedly doesn't need to be tethered to a phone or Mac, and Google agrees to give UK regulators oversight and input into its Privacy Sandbox APIs.


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Nov 26, 2021
2021 Holiday Gift Guide
7:43

Can't figure out what to get your favorite techie this holiday season? Then check out these great suggestions from the DTNS co-contributors and listeners! And if you want to follow up on any of the gift ideas just click on the affiliate links below.


Rich Stroffolino Instax Mini Link

Scott Johnson Year Long Subscription to Xbox GamePass

Terrance Gaines Satechi USB-C Watch AirPods Charger

Mark Bussell Jr multi-charging cable AND (USB- Lightning mini USB)

Nik Kearney Samsung Wireless Charger Trio

SP Noxgear Tracer360

Shannon Morse OcCOOP Quick Charge Hand Warmer

James Thatcher Sovol SV03 3D printer

George Tsang Portable Battery Packs

Matt Schultz Martian by Andy Weir

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Nov 25, 2021
AT&T and Verizon lower 5G tower strength for FAA review - DTH
4:28

AT&T and Verizon agree lower 5G tower strength for six months for an FAA review, Pinterest settles discrimination lawsuit, and the European Commission proposed a bill overhauling how political ads can be targeted.


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Nov 25, 2021
Predictive Title - DTNS 4159
33:11

Is perovskite a possible alternative to making cheaper solar panels faster? Why does predictive text achieve a lower WPM than autocorrect? The Asphalt Xtreme mobile game is coming to Netflix. Is that sign that Netflix wants its game lineup to move away from just casual gaming?

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Nov 24, 2021
Driving Solar Power to Your Home - DTNS 4158
30:27

We examine new developments in renewable power and storage, Qualcomm will debut its next flagship Snapdragon chip at the Snapdragon Tech Summit on November 30th along with a new naming convention, and we examine the popularity of shopping livestreams.

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

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Nov 23, 2021
TV Hunting Season - DTNS 4157
33:54

Robert Heron is back with tips and recommendations for those on shopping for a new 4K TV this holiday season. El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele announced the country's plans to build the first “Bitcoin City” in the eastern region of La Union. A new study by New York University’s Center for Social Media and Politics found that warning Twitter users about the consequences of their posts decreased subsequent posting of hateful language for a week.

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

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Nov 22, 2021
Zen and the Art of NFT Maintenance - DTNS 4156
34:38

We discuss the impact of Alphabet's cafeteria cleaning robots, MediaTek unveils its flagship Dimensity 9000 mobile SoC, and the Australian art project that gives downloaders 15GB of NFT content.

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

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Nov 19, 2021
A Car Is Not A Phone - DTNS 4155
29:59

Nreal will begin selling its Light mixed reality glasses in the US, after launching in South Korea last year. Reuters reports that an Amazon spokesperson said the company is in talks with MasterCard and American Express– as well as Visa– about who it will continue to partner with in the future in the US. Axios reports that VP of gaming Phil Schiller is advocating video game preservation through emulation.


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Nov 18, 2021
Amazon Takes a Swipe at Visa - DTNS 4154
30:17

Apple announced a Self Service Repair program, which will let customers buy parts from Apple directly for repairs. Amazon announced it will stop accepting Visa credit cards issued in the UK because of their high fees, starting Jan.19. And we examine how different social media platforms benefit certain types of celebrities, notable people and social media entrepreneurs.


Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Nov 17, 2021
Xiaomi the Tablet - DTNS 4153
31:11

Dan Campos from NTX shares his review of Xiaomi’s MiPad 5 Android tablet. Twitter will stop auto-updating your Web version of the feed which sometimes causes tweets to disappear mid-read. And Cashier-free technology is coming to the UK’s Sainsbury supermarkets at a location in London set to open on November 29th.

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

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Nov 16, 2021
Microsoft’s End to End Excuses - DTNS 4152
30:20

We go in detail on the reasons why chip shortages will exist until next year. IBM announced its 127 qubit Eagle quantum chip, and Apple announced residents in eight US states to store digital state IDs and driver’s license.


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

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Nov 15, 2021
Nobel Prize Science Winners - DTNS Science News Monthly 1
8:46
This week on the first edition of the DTNS Science News Monthly. Science correspondent Dr. Niki Ackermans covered who won the Nobel prizes in science, as well as the winners of the IgNobel prizes. She also talked about the first planet located outside our galaxy and new research about what goes in a whale and what comes out the other side. She also discusses the latest work in brain mapping and goes over the topics covered in the Daily Tech Headlines’ Sunday Science Supplement. She ends the show with a COVID update and a fun story about space tacos. You can find her at twtitter.com/ackermansNicole on twitter and submit your stories for next month’s news!

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Nov 13, 2021
The Remains of MoviePass - DTNS 4151
31:59

We explore the coming conflict of quantum computing and blockchain cryptocurrencies, plus we find out what happened to Movie Pass and learn about Patreon’s plan to host and deliver video.


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

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Nov 12, 2021
The Naked Truth About Wearables - DTNS 4150
30:51

Google will expand the Sleep Sensing features on the second-gen Nest Hub that uses a motions Ensor to monitor your sleep patterns. We cover the latest events in the Epic vs Apple lawsuit. Google loses its appeal against a 2.42 billion Euro fine leveled by the EC in 2017 for abusing its monopoly on search.


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Nov 10, 2021
Artisanal Taxi Service - DTNS 4149
30:49

We lay out all the things Nvidia announced at its GPU Technology Conference including new AI avatars, the 3D virtual world simulation and collaboration platform Omniverse, and the NeMo Megatron, the company’s open source large language model platform.


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

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Nov 09, 2021
NFTs: Non-Fungible Taxation - DTNS 4148
30:56

Can an EV with solar cells on the roof compelling enough for the market, we discuss the state of SES battery technology, ponder the tax implications of selling your gaming NFTs and explain what WhatsApp began rolling out multi-device support as a default feature could mean for you.


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Nov 08, 2021
Twitch Data Breach - DTNS Gaming News Monthly 2
15:22

DTNS Gaming News Monthly brings you the month’s biggest gaming news in approximately 15 minutes. Blizzard cancels BlizzConline then delays Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 amid more studio departures, hackers leak 125GB of Twitch.tv data, and Steam bans NFT games while Epic entertains the idea.


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Nov 06, 2021
The M1 Road Map is Revealed - DTNS 4147
32:54

Can robots get along with other robots? Apple’s chip roadmap signals a shift to a 3nm process. And how FinTech’s might be building super apps of their own to compete with messaging and social media apps that let you make payments.


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

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Nov 05, 2021
Intel Brings the Heat - DTNS 4146
33:05

Benchmarks for Intel’s Alder Lake processors are in and boy do they look good! Meta is looking for alternative ways to generate profits outside of ad revenue and Qualcomm thinks supply-chain issues for its chips will abate by this Christmas and Danish shipping firm wants to compete against Amazon’s shipping services.


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

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Nov 04, 2021
GeForce Now, Not Later - DTNS 4145
30:56

Nvidia is making a hard play for cloud based video gaming. Sean Hollister from the Verge shares his hands-on review with the game streaming service and it stacks up to Google’s Stadia.


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

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Nov 03, 2021
Defining the Metaverse - DTNS 4144
33:01

Microsoft Ignite starts up this week and we go over all the updates and service announcements from the Redmond based company. VP of Alex explains why he wants you to talk to your Echo smart speaker less. And is there really something to Facebook’s Metaverse concept?


Starring Tom Merritt, Nate Lanxon, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Nov 02, 2021
Charging Up Supply Chain Issues - DTNS 4143
29:14

We talk to CNET Roadshow’s Editor-In-Chief Tim Stevens about the impact supply-chain constraints are having on EV production and what it means for consumers in the market for an EV.


Starring Tom Merritt, Rich Stroffolino, Tim Stevens, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Nov 01, 2021
Into the Metaverse - DTNS 4142
29:37

We examine all the press analysis on Facebook’s name change to Meta. We get some interesting insights from WSJ’s Joanna Stern interviews with Apple executives on design choices for the new MacBook Pro. And we speculate why Microsoft has acquired a content moderation company called Two Hat.


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

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Oct 29, 2021
Facebook Is So Meta - DTNS 4141
31:09

We examine why big tech companies are growing slowly while smaller more recent startups are doing the opposite, how Apple’s ad tracking policy is hitting some companies bottom line and the ongoing effects that chip shortages are having on the industry.

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Oct 28, 2021
Intel counts its Ps and Es - DTNS 4140
34:31

Intel announces Alderlake processors releasing this year, Casey Newton suggests more context is needed regarding the Facebook Papers released by Francis Haugen, and Adobe Max has released details on new AI powered features for video.

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Oct 27, 2021
Pixel 6 Perfect? - DTNS 4139
31:53

We get a first-hand review of Android 12 and Google’s new Pixel 6 Pro smartphone. Amazon is building a new app codenamed “Project Mic”. It would let anyone make and distribute a live radio show, including music pulled from Amazon’s catalog. Lennar Corporation is partnering with a startup called Icon to build a community of 100 3D-printed homes near Austin, Texas.


Starring Tom Merritt, Rich Stroffolino, Trisha Hershberger, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Oct 26, 2021
There's is No Mr. Facebook - DTNS 4138
30:59

We examine the policy and management decisions revealed in documents released by Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen. Mastercard announced a deal with the cryptocurrency firm Bakkt to provide crypto options for merchants and banks on its payment network. And Hertz, the rental car service, will buy a 100,000 Tesla Model 3s for its rental fleet.


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

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Oct 25, 2021
We're In the Thick of this Chip Mess - DTNS 4137
33:07

We examine the long and short term prospects for Intel after their recent financial statements. NFTs go pop culture. Wired’s Brian Barrett has an article called “I Used Facebook Without the Algorithm, and You Can Too”. We examine how effective Barrett’s tips are.


Starring Tom Merritt, Chris Ashley, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Oct 22, 2021
Blockchain In Journalism - DTNS 4136
32:55

A startup called Spotz.ai will use computer vision and machine learning to solve the random ad problem that plagues services that stream movies and video content without natural commercial ad breaks. Sam Altman the CEO of OpenAI is starting a cryptocurrency called Worldcoin that will issue free cryptocurrency if you can verify your account with an iris scan with a little metal ball they send you. The Associated Press will use the Ethereum-based Chainlink Labs smart contracts system to automate its news data distribution and ensure content integrity.


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Oct 21, 2021
Facebook Wants a Name Other Than Defendant - DTNS 4135
31:44

The Verge’s sources say Facebook plans to announce a company name change next week. Alphabet’s Wing company has expanded its drone delivery business into Texas. Finally we give details into this week’s Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event.

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Oct 20, 2021
Breaking Down Tech News Pixel by Pixel - DTNS 4134
32:28

Google takes the wraps off the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones. Higher performance, new features and new colors we take a look at what Google’s latest smartphones bring to the table. Facebook is introducing a mobile 10.1-inch smart display called the Facebook Portal Go and Fisher Price is putting out a version of its Chatter play telephone that can pair with Android and iOS.


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Oct 19, 2021
MacBook Pro to the M1 Max - DTNS 4133
32:06

Apple reveals two new M1 chips; the M1 Pro and M1 Max. See how these new SoC processors stack up to the original M1 and the new MacBook models that will feature them.


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Oct 18, 2021
Right Clicking Is Not A Crime - DTNS 4132
33:03

Tesla launched an auto insurance product in Texas that uses “real-time driving behavior” that it will use “to evaluate your premium based on your actual driving.” Apple employees are organizing under the name Apple Too, to collect stories of workers who have experienced harassment or discrimination. Tuesday, a reported with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch alerted the state of Missouri that social security numbers of school teachers and administrators were vulnerable to public exposure on the Missouri department of education’s website.


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

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Oct 15, 2021
Robots with Guns: What Could Go Wrong? - DTNS 4131
33:33

Facebook announced a research project called Ego4D, to improve AI analysis of first-person, video. Sony knows it’s not going to be able to make enough PS5s to meet demand so it’s started a registration where US PSN users can sign up for the opportunity to buy a PS5. US Senators Chuck Grassley, Amy Klobuchar, Lindsey Graham and Richard Durbin, have backed a bill Thursday that would prohibit tech platforms from favoring their own products or services.


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

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Oct 14, 2021
Healthy, Healthy Headphones - DTNS 4130
28:58

Reddit launched a new feature called “Predictions”, a spinoff of Reddit Polls that have become popular in subreddits. The Amazon India private-brands team secretly exploited internal data from Amazon.in to copy products and then offered knock-off versions on the platform. And Wall Street Journal sources say Apple is looking at using Airpods as a health device.


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

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Oct 13, 2021
Blocking Me Softly from His Tweets - DTNS 4129
29:43

A Swiss Federal Institute of Technology robotics engineering student Ken Pillonel stuffed a USB-C port that can transfer data as well as charge into an iPhone X. A San Francisco court orders Tesla to pay $136.9 million to a former contract employee who alleged discrimination and hostile work environment, and Microsoft and Nvidia created the Megatron-Turing Natural Language Generation model or MT-NLP which they call the “most powerful monolithic transformer language model trained to date”.

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

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Oct 12, 2021
Don't Glue It; Screw It! - DTNS 4128
34:42

Microsoft has now agreed to let independent third-party study the impact of making Microsoft devices easier to repair. Google SVP Hiroshi Lockheimer offers an invitation to Apple to help them implement RCS on the iPhone. CNET’s Brian Cooley notes that Michelin and GM plan to have airless tires available for street use as early as 2024.


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

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Oct 08, 2021
Interoperability Matters - DTNS 4127
30:14

As the climate crisis impacts our lives and our environment, how is tech playing a leading role in mitigating its effects? And as the Internet of Things grows more popular, how does the Matter protocol make everyone place nice with each other.

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

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Oct 07, 2021
Change Your Twitch Password - DTNS 4126
31:14

Google added options to Search, Maps, Travel, and Nest Thermostats. Twitch confirms a data breach with the site’s entire source code, commit history, an unreleased competitor for Steam from Amazon Game Studios and details of creator payouts being accessed. And Restofworld.org has a story about the effect India’s banning of TikTok in June 2020 has had on creators.


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Oct 06, 2021
The Facebook Outage Explained - DTNS 4125
31:39

We give an explainer on what caused Facebook and associated properties like Instagram to go offline for six hours and we do a follow-up on all that Facebook testimony.


Starring Tom Merritt, Nate Lanxon, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Oct 05, 2021
Blowing the Whistle on Facebook - DTNS 4124
31:44

Amazon launched a new feature, letting Prime subscribers in the US send gifts using just an email address or phone number. The whistleblower who provided documents that served as the foundation for the Wall Street Journal’s Facebook Files series came forward as former Facebook product manager Frances Haugen. And ten years after its introduction what exactly has Siri achieved?

Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Oct 04, 2021
Blizzard Legal Storm - DTNS Gaming News Monthly
14:12

DTNS Gaming News Monthly brings you the month's biggest gaming news in approximately 15 minutes. This month heavily features the multiple legal dramas around Activision Blizzard, Apple keeping Epic's Fortnite out of the App Store until all court appeals are final, and all the info from the latest Nintendo Direct & Sony Showcase.


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Oct 02, 2021
Too Many Failure Points - DTNS 4123
32:01

A number of websites and services reported issues due to the expiration of a root certificate provided by Let’s Encrypt. South Korean ISP SK Broadband has sued Netflix to pay for the costs of managing extra network traffic caused by Netflix users streaming new shows. YouTube TV and NBCUniversal agree to a temporary extension to avoid channel blackout while the companies attempt to negotiate a longer-term pact.


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

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Oct 01, 2021
The Tinkerer's Phone - DTNS 4122
31:54

Fairphone makers of easy-to-repair smartphones with sustainable materials has announced the Fairphone 4. Augmented reality company Nreal announced its Air Glasses, a more compact, and cheaper version of its smart glasses. US President Joe Biden and European Commission Vice Presidents Valdis Dombrovskis and Margrethe Vestager,met Wednesday as part of the US-EU Trade and Technology Council.


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Sep 30, 2021
Netflix wants to be the Netflix of Games - DTNS 4121
28:53

Ars Technica has a story stating VR reporter Brad Lynch has found evidence that Valve is working on a wireless headset. Netflix acquires its first game studio. And Motherboard has interviews with two sources who worked on Amazon’s Astro and believe the consumer robot is flawed.


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Sep 29, 2021
Amazon Did It, They Announced A Robot! - DTNS 4120
35:04

Amazon has unveiled a slew of new devices including a $1000 home robot. Hear what we make of all the new products and which ones excite us the most.


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

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Sep 28, 2021
Root Access is a Go - DTNS 4119
30:30

A new note from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo forecasts shipments of Apple silicon Macs will drop 15% in the first half of 2022. Oculus’ consulting CTO John Carmack announced the company will unlock the bootloader of the Oculus Go headset, providing users with root access. Instagram head Adam Mosseri announced the company will pause development of a version of Instagram aimed at children 10-12 years old.


Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Sep 27, 2021
When Better is the Best - DTNS 4118
32:01

People’s Bank of China Friday reiterated that offering trading, order matching, token issuance and derivatives for virtual currencies including overseas crypto exchanges providing services in mainland China are are strictly prohibited. We explain why higher prices for tech aren’t entirely the fault of manufacturers and how they mitigate the sting of higher pricing with additional product features. And how people have been using New Zealand’s Waipa District Council to make themselves look like their busy.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane,  Ashley Esqueda, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Sep 24, 2021
ProRes. What is it Good For? - DTNS 4117
30:30

How does Apple’s iPhone Pro line really compare to a more sophisticated and purpose built video DSLR? Plus Michigan is the latest region to attempt to develop a road that can wirelessly charge electric vehicles. And The Wall Street Journal’s reports on Amazon’s plans to open clothing stores.


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

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Sep 23, 2021
Microsoft Creates a New Surface - DTNS 4116
29:46

Microsoft unveiled new products at its Surface Pro 8 event and the Defense Ministry of Lithuania issued a statement recommending citizens “not buy new Chinese phones and to get rid of those already purchased as fast as reasonable possible.”


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

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Sep 22, 2021
Make Me Laugh Siri - DTNS 4115
30:37

PayPal mobile app now includes expanded bill pay, and the ability to get checks by direct deposit, and more. Marvel and SiriusXM are launching the Marvel Podcasts Unlimited channel for $4 a month. UploadVR noticed that back on April 20, Netflix listed a VR game called Eden Unearthed on Oculus’s App Lab. The game works on the Oculus Quest and Quest 2. The game is free and seemingly related to the Netflix anime series Eden.


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

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Sep 21, 2021
The Plus Future - DTNS 4114
30:07

Details about new versions of Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite e-reader leak, Apple will delay an under-display Touch ID and a foldable iPhone to 2023 and 2024, respectively, and Roku announced the $49.99 Streaming Stick 4K and $69.99 Streaming Stick 4K+.


Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Robb Dunewood, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Sep 20, 2021
The Tech Jawn EXCERPT: Ransomware at HBCUs
9:35
An exceprt from episode 1 of The Tech Jawn on ransomware attacks at historically black colleges and universities.

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Sep 18, 2021
Achievement Unlocked - Desk Built! - DTNS 4113
32:27

The Dutch city of Utrecht wants to have the world’s first bi-directional EV power grid. The Russian government ordered Google and Apple to remove an app meant to guide supporters of Alexei Navalny on how to deprive Vladimir Putin’s, United Russia, of votes in regional and federal elections. Protocol’s sources say Google plans to add free TV channels to Google TV, and is currently in talks with several free, ad-supported streaming television channels.


Starring Tom Merritt, Chris Ashley, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Sep 17, 2021
To Pay With BitCoin, Press "1" Now! - DTNS 4112
33:16

Pay for a movie night out with cryptocurrency, FTC chair Lina Khan is starting her crackdown on big tech, and the tech blogs have posted their hardware analysis of Apple’s new iPhone 13 and 13 Pro.


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

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Sep 16, 2021
Glimmers Of A Passwordless Future - DTNS 4111
33:45

We learn more about the Framework modular laptop, Microsoft launches passwordless sign-in, and Zuckerberg announces changes to Facebook’s news feed algorithm with stories shared by media outlets and businesses de-prioritize in favor of content produced by friends and family.


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

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Sep 15, 2021
Apple Had Something To Talk About - DTNS 4110
38:06

Apple announced a number of updates to its iOS and Apple Watch product line today. To help us parse it all out are the hosts of the SnobOS Podcast, Terrance Gaines and Nica Montford.


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

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Sep 14, 2021
Fold Up Your Fears - DTNS 4109
31:32

We talk to Engadget reviews editor, Cherlynn Low, about her experiences with latest foldable phones, discuss a study on the effects of remote work on 6,100 Microsoft employees and go over all the latest updates Zoom has announced for its service.


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

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Sep 13, 2021
I Reject Your Marketplace And Substitute My Own! - DTNS 4108
35:08

US District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers issued her decision in the Epic v. Apple case. In the coming weeks, WhatsApp is rolling out its options for all users to encrypt their chat backups in the cloud. Apple Music announced it is using technology from Shazam, which can automatically identify music, to identify and compensate all creators involved in a DJ mix.


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

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Sep 10, 2021
Hey Facebook, Nice Glasses! - DTNS 4107
29:56

Facebook announces new smart glasses called Ray-Ban Stories, iRobot announces the Roomba j7+ robot vacuum featuring built-in machine vision, BMW showed off two e-bike concepts, the I Vision AMBY and Motorrad Vision AMBY and Amazon released its own house-brand TVs running it’s FireOS smart TV system.


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

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Sep 09, 2021
Less Cashiers, More Service - DTNS 4106
32:53

Amazon plans to bring its “Just Walk Out” cashierless technology to two Whole Foods stores, Twitter launched a few feature tests. One changes the way photos are displayed on mobile and the second lets users remove followers without blocking them, and we look at the state of long range wireless charging.


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

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Sep 08, 2021
This Isn't the Privacy Issue You're Looking For - DTNS 4105
30:55

A ProPublica report says contractors hired by Facebook are reviewing messages that have been flagged by an algorithm as improper, El Salvador now officially uses Bitcoin as legal tender, and A police report revealed French police via Europol, got a Swiss court to order ProtonMail to log and provide to the police the IP address of suspected activist’s plus the device ID accessing it.


Starring Tom Merritt, Nate Lanxon, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Sep 07, 2021
What Will You Do With the Loot Bag? - DTNS 4104
33:50

Apple will delay its CSAM features, Amazon plans to release its own branded TVs later this year, and how widespread is misinformation on social media spread during political campaigns and ways to mitigate their effects.


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

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Sep 03, 2021
Locastaway - DTNS 4103
33:09

Apple faces legal scrutiny for abuse of market dominance in India, Texas legislature approves a bill to fine social media platforms for removing posts or users based on location or political view, and Locast, a non-profit service that streams locally broadcast channels over the internet, to people geolocated in the broadcast area, shuts down after losing copyright case.


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

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Sep 02, 2021
Tap for Proof of Age - DTNS 4102
31:49

We go over all the various facets of the chip shortage and why supplies will still be tight at the end of the year and what you can do about it.


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

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Sep 01, 2021
The Pizza Sauce Glue - DTNS 4101
29:37

Microsoft announced the free upgrade to Windows 11 will begin rolling out on October 5th, starting with new devices. Protocol’s Amber Burton has an article called ‘There aren’t enough data scientists’: How the future of reskilling in tech is changing. South Korea’s National Assembly passed an amendment on Tuesday prohibiting large app-store operators from requiring the use of their in-app purchasing systems.


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

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Aug 31, 2021
Windows 10 is the New Windows 7 - DTNS 4100
29:03

Has constant video conferencing made people already neurotic about their image? A new survey from Harvard in the International Journal of Women’s Dermatology suggests that video conferencing is impacting how people view themselves, in a disorder called “Zoom dysmorphia.”

Starring Tom Merritt, Rich Stroffolino, Robb Dunewood, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Aug 30, 2021
Gaming Checkpoint - DTNS Experiment Week
22:15

Gaming Checkpoint gives you an overview of what's going on around the console scene, covering hardware options, online play, and near future outlook. Whether you're a lapsed gamer looking to dive back into this generation or are getting into console gaming for the first time, this episode will cover what Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony have to offer.


Hosted by Jenn Cutter

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Aug 28, 2021
BBQ and Tech - DTNS Experiment Week
57:38

BBQ and Tech is an energetic dive into all facets of how technology is being used to make everyone's favorite cookout food, Bar-B-Que. Hosted by lifelong friends, <a href="http://twitter.com/bigchrisashley">Chris Ashley</a> and <a href="http://twitter.com/rodsimmons">Rod Simmons</a> who share a 15+ year tech obsession with all things smoked or grilled, BBQ and Tech will share tips, tricks, and technology to earn you the title of backyard grill master.


This week’s episode finds Chris and Rod walking through the evolution of their smoker purchase history. The discussion is intended to help listeners understand the nuances of some of the most popular smokers being used today and hopefully help inform their decision on purchasing a new cooker.

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Aug 27, 2021
Pegasus Project: Special Report - DTNS Experiment Week
14:34

Pegasus is a digital tool sold by the NSO Group to different governments across the globe used to monitor activists, politicians and persons of interest. In The Pegasus Project, journalists from 17 outlets like The Guardian, Le Monde, The Washington Post or Aristegui Noticias, collaborated to reveal the way the spyware was used by different agencies. In this special report we explore what they found and the effect it had in the way technology was implemented by different government agencies. 


The transcript can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nhE-hImCJQty7LHh0TmJdofm9GL92bhPyoyAp-yhs1o/edit?usp=sharing


Hosted by Dan Campos 

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Aug 26, 2021
Ask a Luddite - DTNS Experiment Week
37:01

Rich Stroffolino talks with tech skeptic Ben Weinberg about the latest tech news. In this pilot episode, they look into the luddite perspective on Apple's recently announced on-device scanning for CSAM, Facebook's metaverse take on VR meetings, and why AI-generated websites are like Final Cut X.


Featuring Rich Stroffolino, Ben Weinberg

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Aug 25, 2021
Photography For Today's Users - DTNS Experiment Week
38:16

It is said that the best camera is the one you have with you, and the latest smartphones offer extraordinary capabilities, but are they really the only camera you need? DTNS Associate Producer Amos is joined by Ant Pruitt of Hands On Photography to discuss when and why you might consider making the investment into a dedicated camera system.


Starring by Anthony Lemos, Ant Pruitt

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Aug 24, 2021
The Tech Jawn - DTNS Experiment Week
49:30

The Tech Jawn is a second look at the week's tech news headlines delivered from a different perspective. African Americans, demographically, are the biggest users of consumer technology in the country and The Tech Jawn aims to showcase how technology affects them as well as how they affect technology.


Hosted by Robb Dunewood (@robbdunewood), Stephanie Humphrey (@techlifesteph), and Terrance Gaines (@brothatech), the first episode tackles bias in algorithms like Facial Recognition and Artificial Intellegence.

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Aug 23, 2021
Drivers, Start Your Ride Hailing! - DTNS 4099
32:04

Tesla showed off an idea for a 5 foot 8 tall, 125-pound humanoid robot called the Tesla Bot. Microsoft announced the first Office 365 pricing increase since the service launched in 2011. Newly unredacted documents from the Epic-Google lawsuit show that in 2019, Google ran a “Premier Device Program”, which offered Android OEMs a greater 12% of search revenue instead of the standard 8%, if they agreed not to preinstall third-party app stores.


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

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Aug 20, 2021
Amazon is the new Sears- DTNS 4098
31:09

Intel reveals its new Alder Cove hybrid processor design for desktop, mobile and ultra-mobile applications. Nvidia has its earnings call and gives updates about its acquisition of ARM. And the FTC has amended its complaint over Facebook, a new antitrust complaint.

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

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Aug 19, 2021
A Black Eye for Blackberry - DTNS 4097
32:51

China renews pressure on Tencent and the country’s tech giants, Blackberry discovers a vulnerability in its QNX operating system and Windows 11 is changing the way users pick a default browser.


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

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Aug 18, 2021
Fans Really Do Have a Voice - DTNS 4096
31:19

We explore the role that fans and fandom in leveraging social media and the internet to shape the TV shows and movies we see at home and the movie theater.


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

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Aug 17, 2021
Liquid Chameleon Display - DTNS 4095
28:41

Scientists in South Korea have published an article in the journal Nature Communications about a robot they created that can change its skin color like a chameleon. Would you eat cheese made from the byproducts of fungi? And Intel announced an upcoming high-performance discrete GPU line called Arc.


Starring Tom Merritt, Rich Stroffolino, Blair Bazdarich, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Aug 16, 2021
The Mango Dark Web - DTNS 4094
33:35

Samsung confirms its use of AI software called DSO.ai to design its Exynos line of chips. Apple’s Craig Federighi explained to the Wall Street Journal the company’s plans to scan photos uploaded to iCloud for C-SAM– and a separate program to scan Messages on child accounts for sexually suggestive images. Car and Driver tested the level 2 driver assistance systems from multiple carmakers to see which worked best and which could be fooled the easiest.


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

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Aug 13, 2021
Virtual CEO's Can Do Virtual Presentations - DTNS 4093
31:20

Three US senators have sponsored a bipartisan bill called the Open Markets Act that would impose new rules on app stores including prohibiting them from requiring developers to use its in-app payment system and setting different prices on different stores. Nvidia revealed Wednesday that a press announcement for its Omniverse system delivered earlier this year was computer generated.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah, Nate Lanxon, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Aug 12, 2021
Z Flips and Z Folds - DTNS 4092
31:26

How did the biggest cryptocurrency heist happen and what does this mean for the security of cryptocurrencies? And Samsung announces a slew of new and updated products including the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic and Galaxy Buds 2.


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

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Aug 11, 2021
Culturally Emoji - DTNS 4091
29:59

We check out the latest Apple rumors from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Amazon says it will now compensate customers for defective products sold on its marketplace, and HP rolls out new ChromeOS products.


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

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Aug 10, 2021
Excellent Bribe. I Give It ★★★★☆ - DTNS 4090
35:03

The Wall Street Journal has a story on how brands on Amazon go to extreme lengths to stop bad reviews of their products, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman argues that, in the current streaming landscape, that the Apple TV is a pointless products, and Facebook unveils its “Transfer Your Information” tool that allows users to export selected data for use by other services.


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

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Aug 09, 2021
End to End Encrypted-ish - DTNS 4089
34:36

We examine Apple’s Expanded Protections for Children where the company performs an on-device scan of devices looking for child abuse material. China continues its crackdown on tech companies and how Wi-Fi software company Plume is making a pivot towards becoming a data business.

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

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Aug 06, 2021
We're Not as Extreme as We Think - DTNS 4088
32:13

Three US Senators are proposing an amend meant to the infrastructure bill that would exclude some crypto companies, from a tax reporting provision, researchers across multiple universities publish a paper on YouTube’s algorithm and radicalizing effect it has on viewers, and DHS unveils a joint cyber defense effort with Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and others to combat ransomware and cyberattacks.


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

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Aug 05, 2021
Alibaba and the 40 Feeds - DTNS 4087
32:09

Sony beats earning expectations, MIT comes up with a way to predict the next big thing in tech and why did Facebook ban academics researching transparency and misinformation on Facebook from Facebook.


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

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Aug 04, 2021
Right to Repair Zero Day? - DTNS 4086
32:01

Researchers successfully hacked and bypassed the TPM inside an Intel powered laptop and we examine the security implications of Right to Repair.


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

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Aug 03, 2021
Relax it's Google Tensor - DTNS 4085
32:27

We follow a Wired story about spoofing the ID of ocean going ships, examine India’s new government e-payments system the e-Rupi, and Google gives the world a preview of the Pixel 6.


Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Aug 02, 2021
DTNS SPECIAL - Chip Shortage: The Logistics Issues
23:22
We talk about the chip shortage a lot on DTNS and I think we do a pretty good job of explaining the basics of the issue. There was fluctuation in orders there was unexpected demand and the chip plants are now operating at capacity while they try to work through the backlog and bring on new plants to add capacity. The shortage was most acute in automobiles because of the unexpected demand there but has started to affect other sectors as well.

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Jul 31, 2021
Swimming As A Service - DTNS 4084
31:55

Apple sends a cease and desist letter to a Chinese citizen who leaked information about stolen iPhone prototypes on social media. Is preventing leaks a way to keep consumers engaged or just to keep corporate secrets? And a big roundup of China related tech stories on the government’s latest crackdowns on tech and what it means.


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

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Jul 30, 2021
Don't NUC It 'Till You Try It - DTNS 4083
32:11

Facebook continued the trend of stellar tech company earnings reports with revenue up 56% and monthly active users up 7% to 2.9 billion. Reviews for Intel’s gaming NUC 11 Extreme enthusiast gaming PC have arrived. See how well it rated. Finally 1st and 2nd generation Kindles might lose their ability to download eBooks. We discuss your options.

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

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Jul 29, 2021
That Streamer is Quite a Character - DTNS 4082
32:19

We examine the exploding phenomenon of Virtual Idols on YouTube. What are Virtual Idols and why are they so popular on Google’s online video platform? Spotify listeners rose 22% to 365 million in Q2. That might sound pretty good, but it’s less than everyone, including Spotify, expected. And Sony reports the PS5 is their fastest selling video game console.

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

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Jul 28, 2021
Samsung Folds on the Note - DTNS 4081
30:36

Intel unveils its latest company road map which includes plans to build chips for Qualcomm, Facebook issues a voluntary recall of the Oculus 2 and Samsung announces what to expect from its upcoming August 11th event.


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

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Jul 27, 2021
Upscale Upscaling - DTNS 4080
31:58

China’s State Administration for Market Regulation ordered Tencent to end its exclusive music licensing rights within 30 days including requirements for copyright holders to give the company better treatment than rivals. Google announced it will now designate a subset of APIs across the company as Google Enterprise APIs, which will be subject to strict guidelines about any change to them that would impact consumer software built around them. Sean Hollister at the Verge recently profiled how the YouTube channel Upscale is recreating classic video game cutscenes at high resolution. The channel does this using Topaz Video Enhance AI.


Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Jul 26, 2021
Seniors In Tech: Ruth Pordes
20:25
Welcome to Seniors In Tech, a podcast mini-series where we bust stereotypes by talking to seniors who either worked in the tech industry at the beginning of the digital era, and or are currently tech-fluent in their everyday lives. I’m Dr. Niki Ackermans and in this final installment of Seniors In Tech we're talking to Dr. Ruth Pordes. A software engineer and IT for particle accelerator labs in the 1990s, and who also had a role in developing the World Wide Web.

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Jul 24, 2021
Do You Even Metaverse, Bro? - DTNS 4079
35:34

On Wednesday, the US Federal Trade Commission voted to increase its enforcement of laws against repair restrictions that prevent small businesses, workers, consumers, and even government entities from fixing their own products. We discuss where the current state of right to repair is at and what we can expect in the near future.


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

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Jul 23, 2021
Computing in Plastic - DTNS 4078
31:53

ARM shows off a bendable processor prototype, Twitter is testing a dislike button and why uneven uptake of the FCCs emergency broadband benefit program highlights geographic disparities.

Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Jul 22, 2021
Stranger Netflix Chess Game? - DTNS 4077
33:25

Netflix loses 400,000 plus North American subscribers, Tumblr is testing a new feature called Post+ that lets some users charge their followers a monthly fee for exclusive content, and a market survey has revealed 75% of TikTok visitors discover musical artists there, while 63% say it’s a source for music they haven’t heard before.


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

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Jul 21, 2021
RCS and a Moon Pie - DTNS 4076
31:36

Priavacy-focused search engine DuckDuck Go is offering an email protection feature. Sony announced two high-end home theater products with HDMI 2.1 passthrough ports that support 8K, 4K gaming at 120 Hertz, Dolby Vision HDR, eARC and more. Two former WhatsApp employees launched the HalloApp a private ad-free social network.


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

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Jul 20, 2021
Anti Gravity Chili - DTNS 4075
33:52

A forensic analysis report by Amnesty International claims NSO Group’s Pegasus software was used by clients to compromise the phones of more than 1,000 heads of state, politicians, journalists, activists, and business executives in more than 50 countries. Warner Media will launch a streaming news service in the US under the CNN banner called– you could have easily guessed– CNN Plus. Online glasses seller Warby Parker has released its Virtual Vision test which lets most users renew their prescription using an iPhone 6s or newer.


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

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Jul 19, 2021
Seniors in Tech: Sandra Foster
23:25
Welcome to Seniors In Tech, a podcast mini-series where we bust stereotypes by talking to seniors who either worked in the tech industry at the beginning of the digital era, and or are currently tech-fluent in their everyday lives. I’m Dr. Niki Ackermans and this week we are talking to Sandra Foster, a former High School French teacher who taught herself how to operate and fix Macs and ended up being tech support for her friends and family.

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Jul 17, 2021
Welcome to the HakVan - DTNS 4074
33:14

Friend of the show Darren Kitchen has made the road his home with a van kitted out with some of things you might expect, like a table, bed, cooking equipment. But when you hack across America, you need a lot of tech in that van too. Thankfully Darren has agreed to tell us about some of the gear he’s used to tech out the van.


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

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Jul 16, 2021
Netflix: Throne of Games? - DTNS 4073
32:19

Netflix announced it has hired Mike Verdu as its Vice President of game development. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission said it has sued Amazon to recall hundreds of thousands of hazardous products distributed on its platform. China’s National Bureau of Statistics reported integrated circuit output in the country rose 43.9% on the year in May.

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

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Jul 15, 2021
Satyamania 365 - DTNS 4072
32:54

Microsoft’s new easy-to-set-up and use virtual windows machine service called Windows 365. Scientists at the University of Oxford and University of Liverpool published a study in the journal New Media and Society called “More diverse, more politically varied: How social media, search engines and aggregators shape news repertoires in the United Kingdom.”


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

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Jul 14, 2021
Google Gets a French Slap - DTNS 4071
29:08

France’s competition authority fined Google €500 million for not negotiating in good faith to pay news publishers for the right to show their headlines and snippets in search and news results. The Verge’s Chaim Gartenberg discovered that the iPhone’s built-in weather app on recent versions of iOS never shows the temperature as 69 degrees Fahrenheit instead showing 68 degrees or 70 degrees. And Twitter mistakenly approves bot accounts.


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

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Jul 13, 2021
Where Have All The Ransoms Gone? - DTNS 4070
31:41

Will a crowdsourced ransom payments tracking website called Ransomwhe.re provide empirical evidence companies need to determine if paying ransomware is beneficial? Plus we examine the impact of PhD students Rodrigo Ochigame and Katherine Ye Search Atlas, a project that displays results from different geographic versions of Google Search, and can change how people understand events. And has Disney’s “Black Widow” movie helped re-energize the movie theaters or did it just give people another reason to stay home and stream.


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

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Jul 12, 2021
Seniors In Tech: Michael Musiel
33:55

In this episode Niki interviews former US Robotics engineer, software/hardware developer and part-time paramedic Michael Musiel about his lenghty career in tech includustry from the late 70s through the present day. 


You can follow Michael's podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-podcast-that-shall-not-be-named/id674558126


Starring: Niki Ackermans, Michael Musiel

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Jul 10, 2021
Bit Coin Not Included! - DTNS 4069
33:39

The Biden administration issues an executive order that encourages the FCC to restore open internet rules, limit early termination fees by ISPs, limit the ability of ISPs to sign exclusive deals with landlords, and require reporting of ISP prices and rates. Square’s hardware head Jesse Dorogusker announced the company will make a hardware wallet for bitcoin. And we examine how the design of social media platforms affects arguments.


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

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Jul 09, 2021
Whose Computer is it Anyway? - DTNS 4068
32:15

Start-ups position robots as bee replacements in the all-important crop pollination role, Thirty-seven US state and district attorneys general have sued Google in California federal court, alleging it unlawfully maintains a monopoly with the Google Play Store and Steve Wozniak argues for the right to repair.


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

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Jul 08, 2021
Did You Get My Meeting? Mmhmm... - DTNS 4067
32:04

South Korea lawmakers are considering a revision to a law restricting children from playing games after midnight and China’s Tencent will use facial recognition to stop minors in China from playing video games between 10 pm and 8 am or for more than 90 minutes per day.


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

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Jul 07, 2021
The Audacity of Data Collecting - DTNS 4066
32:59

New owners of Audacity updated the audio editor’s privacy policy with language indicating it was collecting user data for analytics and legal enforcement. Nintendo announced a new version of the Switch game console with a 7-inch screen and 720p OLED display. And Norway passed a law requiring anyone being paid to post on social media to disclose if posts have been modified and how. The law is meant to reduce pressure put on people due to “idealized people in advertising”.


Starring Tom Merritt, Owen JJ Stone, Roger Chang, Amos, Joe.

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Jul 06, 2021
Seniors in Tech: Allison Sheridan
20:14
Welcome to Seniors In Tech, a podcast mini-series where we bust stereotypes by talking to seniors who either worked in the tech industry at the beginning of the digital era, and or are currently tech-fluent in their everyday lives. I’m Dr. Niki Ackermans and this week we are talking to Allison Sheridan, who used to work in engineering and is also one of the earliest podcasters!

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Jul 03, 2021
This is Why We Can't Have Nice Names - DTNS 4065
32:56

Nikkei Asia’s (NEE-kay Asia’s) sources say Intel and Apple began testing chip designs using TSMC’s 3-nanometer production technology, security researchers at Northeastern University purchased 86 used Echo Dot devices and found “all previous passwords and tokens, remains on the flash memory, sometimes even after a factory reset, and CNET’s Dan Ackerman has an article up called “Why giant e-Ink screens like the Boox Note Air’s are my favorite underrated tech.”


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

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Jul 02, 2021
Tech, Taxes, & Typos - DTNS 4064
30:49

Amazon seeks an alliance of app makers to challenge Microsoft, Instagram will start experimenting showing users full-screen videos over the coming months, and the OECD released a framework to set a minimum tax of 15% for the world’s 100 biggest companies, targeted mostly at tech companies.


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

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Jul 01, 2021
Google and Microsoft Take Off the Gloves - DTNS 4063
31:33

Bloomberg’s sources say Microsoft and Google will not renew a non-aggression pact in place since April 2016, Facebook launched a subscription newsletter service called Bulletin, and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced a change in reporting requirements for autonomous driving systems.

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

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Jun 30, 2021
Apple Makes Google's Cloud Rain - DTNS 4062
29:02

Alphabet’s drone-delivery company, Wing, in cooperation with the FAA launched the OpenSky app in the US. The app will allow hobbyist and commercial operators alike see where they can legally fly drones and request approval to operate in areas that are otherwise restricted. The Information’s sources say that as of May 2021, Apple is on track to spend $300 million on cloud storage through Google. And it was 0-day flaw, not 2018 bug, that let hackers mass-wipe My Book Live devices.

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Jun 29, 2021
Degrees of Better Audio - DTNS 4061
30:24

Mobile World Congress starts this week with Samsung revealing details about its WearOS partnership with Google. Plus as more and more music streaming options appear on the market we ask if high definition music is really worth having?

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

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Jun 28, 2021
Letting Everyone Exist In Public - DTNS 4060
34:57

We talk to Christophe Zajac-Denek about his lived experience with accessibility needs as a person with dwarfism. Western Digital puts a security warning regarding some of their My Book Live products. And Microsoft clarifies TPM requirements for Windows 11.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Robb Dunewood, Christophe Zajac-Denek, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Jun 25, 2021
Accessibility Requires a Quorum - DTNS 4059
30:27

Often when we talk about Accessibility we discuss the way applications allow people who are vision impaired, deaf or have limited dexterity to use them. But what about the tools that create those applications? We talk to the creator of a blind accessible programming Andreas Stefik, Ph.D. Associate Professor Computer Science University of Nevada, Las Vegas.


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

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Jun 24, 2021
Making Gaming Accessible - DTNS 4058
32:04

Accessibility in video games is an often unnoticed and unappreciated aspect of game development. We ask two game developers to help us understand the work and guidelines they use to ensure that everyone can enjoy video gaming despite their disabilities.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Jennifer Ash, Andrew Davis, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Jun 23, 2021
Making Products Smart AND Accessible – DTNS 4057
32:25

Accessibility week rolls-on as we talk to David Woodbridge about his work in reviewing device accessibility and the criteria and metrics he uses.


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

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Jun 22, 2021
A.I. Accessible Intelligence - DTNS 4056
31:16

We kick off Accessibility Week with a look into how AI is helping and in some cases hurting the development of accessibility in technology.

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

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Jun 21, 2021
3-D Printers in Spaaaaaaace! - DTNS 4055
32:34

“NASA inches closer to printing artificial organs in space” according to the MIT Technology Review, Tim Cook confesses Apple likes to fail internally, and Nielsen has new data about how people consume video content.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Amber Mac, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Amos.

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Jun 18, 2021
Please Regulate Me - DTNS 4054
32:04

A bipartisan group of US Senators Brian Schatz, John Thune, Raphael Warnock, and John Kennedy proposed a bill Wednesday called the Unsubscribe Act. Companies would be required to make terms and conditions more transparent when offering a free trial. US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has revamped the Data Protection Act she introduced last year. Co-sponsored by Senator Sherrod Brown, it would establish a federal agency to oversee data privacy in the country.


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Jun 17, 2021
Windows goes to 11 - DTNS 4053
31:34

Google will open its first retail store at 76 Ninth Avenue in New York City Thursday at 10 AM. The Wall Street Journal has sources and documents that say starting in 2016 Apple began developing a way to offer primary-care. The plan was to develop a subscription based personalized health program using data from devices combined with virtual and in-person primary care visits.



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Jun 16, 2021
What Happens After You Brag About NFTs - DTNS 4052
30:47

NFTs have gotten a bad rap for being involved in crazy prices for questionable artwork but is there more to NFTs outside making digital art collectible? Christian Cantrell to give us what possibilities there are for the blockchain based token.


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

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Jun 15, 2021
Streaming is Your Gaming Gateway - DTNS 4051
29:35

We take in all the latest from E3 2021 and examine a recent study on the impact of remote work on productivity and the number of hours worked.


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

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Jun 14, 2021
Talking about Z Generations - DTNS 4050
33:57

Cnet’s Erin Carson wrote a piece called “How Gen Z harnessed the internet and destroyed the generation wars”, which focuses on how the younger generation, often called Gen Z, is struggling to do what every generation before it struggled to do, which is define itself. What’s different is the scale at which the internet plays into definition, because Gen Z kids have never known a world without being online.


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Jun 11, 2021
Delivering Justice - DTNS 4049
30:17

In a research paper published in the scientific journal Nature, Google Research explained they’ve developed algorithms allowing AI to more efficiently design computer chips. On Tuesday the administration released its findings after conducting an interagency review on how to shore up US supply chains. Ride hailing and delivery companies are always looking for ways to utilize their drivers.


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Jun 10, 2021
The Rise of the Creative Crash - DTNS 4048
31:32

We explore how film photography is being kept alive despite an onslaught of digital replacements.


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Jun 09, 2021
The Social Network for Criminals? - DTNS 4047
31:45

WWDC is happening this week but E3 starts this weekend. We have Trisha Hershberger here to tell us what to expect from this year's popular video gaming tradeshow.


Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Trisha Hershberger, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Jun 08, 2021
All The Things - WWDC Edition - DTNS 4046
43:32

We breakdown all of the updates and features Apple announced at this year’s WWDC.


Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Terrance Gaines, Nica Montford, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Jun 07, 2021
Where Have All The Sharks Gone?
32:15

We learn how technology is giving researchers new insight on how shark’s almost went extinct millions of years ago, Facebook plans to change their policy exemption for politicians, and the EU unveils plans for a digital wallet smartphone app to store electronic forms of identification and official documents.


Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Annalee Newitz, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Jun 04, 2021
Please Return to Campus - DTNS 4044
29:41

Apple CEO Tim Cook sent out an email to employees asking them to partially return to the office starting in September. WhatsApp confirmed that it will support multiple devices allowing users to access their accounts from up to four linked devices. The US Supreme Court has slashed the scope of the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in a 6-3 decision handed down Thursday.


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Jun 03, 2021
Not just your Mom's Etsy - DTNS 4043
30:58

Huawei launched its HarmonyOS for mobile phones. At Facebook F8 the company announced all businesses can now use the Messenger API to interact with users on Instagram. And China’s PBOC will give out a total of 40 million yuan’s worth of digital yuan split among 200,000 people in Beijing.


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Jun 02, 2021
Amazon Making a Mesh of IoT - DTNS 4042
30:30

We break down all the latest PC hardware announcements from this year’s Computex. Plus Apple App shows up on Nvidia’s Shield TV and Amazon is releasing a free public mesh network in the US.


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

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Jun 01, 2021
WhatsApp Won't Limit Functionality Over New Privacy Policy - DTH
5:15
WhatsApp says it has no plans to limit functionality for users who don't agree to its new privacy policy, Instagram will give equal algorithmic priority to original and re-shared Stories content, and the Internet Engineering Task Force published the Quic protocol as a standard.

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May 31, 2021
Have you been Password Pwned? - DTNS 4041
33:03

Twitter rolls out its Blue Twitter subscription service on the Apple App-store. Security researcher Troy Hunt announces the code for Pwned Passwords database is now open source and that the FBI will now add data from data breaches to the database as well. Microsoft announced that the organization believed to be behind the SolarWinds supply chain attack has been linked to a malicious email campaign targeting 150 government agencies, research institutions and other organizations in 24 countries.


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

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May 28, 2021
FB Deli Slices The Truth - DTNS 4040
31:59

Facebook announced Wednesday that it will de-rank the accounts of and limit the spread of posts from users who repeatedly share content that has been debunked by fact checkers. Bloomberg’s sources say Nintendo will begin assembly of a new updated Switch console as early as July, with a release scheduled for September or October. Mozilla runs targeted ads on Facebook and Comcast issues a DMCA warning to a user who downloaded…. Linux.


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May 27, 2021
Amazon's Business of Everything - DTNS 4039
30:58

Amazon buys MGM. Is Amazon becoming a 21st century conglomerate and what is the company’s end game? Plus the US District of Columbia sued Amazon Tuesday for violating antitrust laws.


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May 26, 2021
Judge Decision will be Epic - DTNS 4038
30:06

Arm introduced its first designs to the new Armv9 architecture, including the flagship Cortex-A710 CPUs and Mali-G710 GPU. Huawwei shifts gears to focusing on software development. The Epic Apple trial closed Monday and Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers will now take what is likely months to review the 4500 pages of testimony and make her bench decision.


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May 25, 2021
The Automated Recovery - DTNS 4037
31:37

A group of over 500 researchers have signed on to the BigScience project, an effort led by the startup Huggingface to build an open-soruce large language model to better understand natural-language processing. Facebook’s vice president of global affairs and former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg wrote an op-ed for CNBC calling for US lawmakers to create a new digital regulator. Ford reveals more information on the F-150 Lightning Pro’s extended-range version, capable of about 300 miles on a single charge and with a 240 V, 80 A charger (called the Charge Station Pro) that can fill the battery to 100% in eight hours. Price? Just under $50,000.


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May 24, 2021
Taking apart Right to Repair - DTNS 4036
34:20

We discuss the state of Right to Repair and issues surrounding the various stakeholders involved.


Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Patrick Norton, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe.

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May 21, 2021
Phonely Child - DTNS 4035
32:01

The crowdsourced crime watch app Citizen sparks a manhunt for the wrong guy, Twitter restarts its public verification program and more updates from the Epic vs Apple trial.


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May 20, 2021
Big Bitcoin Bubble Bursting? - DTNS 4034
33:23

Tuesday the National Internet Finance Association of China, the China Banking Association and the Payment and Clearing Association of China issued a warning that consumers would get no protection from losses related to cryptocurrency investment transactions. Financial and payment institutions were also advised that they must not use virtual currency for most purposes. This sent cryptocurrencies tumbling. Has the cryptocurrency bubble burst?


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May 19, 2021
The Ins and Outs of Google I/O - DTNS 4033
29:42

Google I/O 2021 has started and a flood of announcements were made today. We parse out what was unveiled and how it fits into Google’s broader strategy.


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May 18, 2021
AT&T and Discovery Cross the Streams - DTNS 4032
30:02

AT&T and Discovery have reached an agreement to combine their media divisions into a joint venture to be 71% owned by AT&T and 29% by Discovery. Wired recently featured a piece looking at a number of top gamers quitting full-time esports organizations to pursue careers as influences on Twitch and YouTube. And more on Epic vs Apple as their court case grinds on.

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May 17, 2021
Darkside Goes Dark - DTNS 4031
33:54

Ransomware is still in the spotlight as the Irish government announced the Irish Health service’s central data servers were under an attempted ransomware attack and Toshiba disclosed that it had been attacked by Darkisde, the same group believed to be behind the software used in the Colonial Pipeline attack.

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

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May 14, 2021
A Patchwork Of Supposedly Secured Systems - DTNS 4030
30:50

Facebook changes the name of Libra, its digital in-house currency, and moves its headquarters out of Switzerland, Tesla’s Elon Musk issued a statement announcing the company will stop taking Bitcoin after 49 days of accepting it for purchases of cars, and Colonial Pipeline paid the group behind its ransomware attack $5 million dollars.

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

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May 13, 2021
Wi-Fi Security Red Frags - DTNS 4029
31:31

Belgian security researcher Mathy Vanhoef published details of so-called WiFi “frag attacks.”, YouTube plans to launch a $100 million fund to pay popular creators on its recently launched Shorts platform, and Xiaomi and the U.S. Defense Department reached an agreement to remove Xiaomi from a list of firms barred from US investment.

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May 12, 2021
Colors To Impress The Neighbors - DTNS 4028
32:00

During Apple’s Spring Loaded event the company revealed the Apple TV Color Calibration tool. The idea is that you can use the iPhone’s TrueDepth camera to adjust the color settings on your TV without diving into complicated settings. So we asked Robert Heron to give us his expert view on this feature.

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

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May 11, 2021
Secure Those Pipes - DTNS 4027
30:55

This past Friday the Colonial Pipeline Company suffered a ransomware attack and shut down the entire pipeline. The attack does not seem to have affected control systems that run the pipeline itself, but the shutdown is meant to make sure that does not happen. Is this the infrastructure attack we’ve been warned of happening? And what can we do to reduce our risk in the future?


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May 10, 2021
The Power of Bitcoin - DTNS 4026
32:23

With no deal in sight between Google and Roku to renew YouTube TV’s presence on Roku’s platform the search giant has come up with a workaround. It will let people access YouTube TV directly from the main YouTube app. Will Roku allow it and what does this mean for Google’s attempts to strongarm platforms to accept its terms?

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

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May 07, 2021
NASCAR Takes a Left Turn - DTNS 4025
30:40

Was the FCC’s decision to roll back on net neutrality rules based on fraudulent public comments? The NYAG thinks so and so does FCC Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel.

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

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May 06, 2021
Scanning Your World - DTNS 4024
32:42

3D scanning as a technology has come a long way especially in its use in science and research. Dr. Nicole Ackermans joins us with an explanation on the different types of 3D scanning technologies and what they’re used for in research circles.

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

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May 05, 2021
The Dialogue is Flawless - DTNS 4023
29:51

The Oxford Internet Institute published a survey of 430,000 10 to 15-year-olds about their TV viewing, social-media and device use with feelings of depression, suicidal tendencies and behavioral problems. What were the results and what does it mean?

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May 04, 2021
I'm Not Betting on Yahoo - DTNS 4022
29:42

TSMC says it projects its supply will catch up to the auto industry’s demand by the end of June, Verizon announced Monday it intends to sell its Verizon Media division to Apollo Global Management, and Sony announced a partnership that will see it integrate Discord into “your social and gaming experience on PlayStation Network” by early 2022.


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May 03, 2021
Epic Apple Store Battle – DTNS 4021
34:00

Finland trials an autonomous robotic street cleaner called Trombia Free, The YouTube TV app is no longer available for download from the Roku channel store, and Fast Company reported concerns but the National Network to End Domestic Violence, or NNEDV that Apple’s AirTags could be used to track people by secretly slipping them into a bag or jacket pocket.

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

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Apr 30, 2021
The Smaller The Pie, The Sharper The Knives - DTNS 4020
31:49

We take a look at the state of harmful speech regulation online as the European Parliament formally adopting a law requiring internet companies to “remove or disable access to flagged terrorist content”. Plus a recent article in Wired by Gilad Edelman says Social Media platforms speech policies aren’t actually inspired by the First Amendment and says that’s a good thing.

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Apr 29, 2021
A Browser for Your Browser - DTNS 4019
30:59

Samsung announced new intel-Evo certified laptops at its Unpacked 2021 event Wednesday, Sony has sold more PS5s in the first quarter of 2021 than PS4s sold in its first fiscal year, and updates on the Epic vs Apple case.


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Apr 28, 2021
TikTok, The Public Square - DTNS 4018
28:39

TikTok is popularized as a pop-culture meme generator. But the platform is increasingly being used for other less well known uses including cooking tutorials, language learning, real estate listings, DIY projects and in some cases for dating. We talk to CNET’s Erin Carson about how TikTok morphed from short funny videos into a cornucopia of information.

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

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Apr 27, 2021
Carriage Fights Come To Streaming - DTNS 4017
31:05

If you’ve ever experienced wake word fatigue with your virtual assistant, Google might have something in the works for you, The Washington Post is spinning off its software-as-a-service publishing platform, and Roku and Google have a public spat over YouTube TV.



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Apr 26, 2021
That's Not a Bug. It's a Conviction - DTNS 4016
32:29

UK court overturns 39 Post Office employee convictions that were originally based on flawed information derived from the Post Office’s computerized system called Horizon. Should this be a warning call for others to rely solely on one data point to uncover criminal activity even if it derives from an automated computer system?

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Apr 23, 2021
Ransomware As A Service - DTNS 4015
31:23

Yesterday a Senate judiciary subcommittee hearing called “Antitrust Applied: Examining Competition in App Stores” focused on Apple and Google’s control over their app stores, we examine why the Netbook never took off and discuss the spec leaks on the next generation MacBook.

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

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Apr 22, 2021
VR stands for Virtual Recovery - DTNS 4014
31:38

The European Commission proposed a bill Wednesday to develop comprehensive regulation of Artificial Intelligence. What’s in it and will it impact users outside of the EU’s borders?

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

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Apr 21, 2021
The Remote Is Fixed, Stop Complaining! - DTNS 4013
32:23

Apple announced a flurry of new products including a new Pro level iPad and a M1 powered iMac.

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


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Apr 20, 2021
Electric Luxury - DTNS 4012
28:41

Mercedes unveils its EQS, an all electric S-class luxury sedan, Reddit launches its Clubhouse competitor, and Nica Montford from SnobOS introduces us to Angie Jones, First-Ever Black Female Java Champion.

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

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Apr 19, 2021
DTNSxTWIS Crossover Show
1:31:36

Join DTNS and the crew from TWIS as the two grand pillars of podcasting join forces for an epic podcast episode filled with science, technology and fun.


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Apr 18, 2021
Now You Can Judge a Kindle by it's Cover - DTNS 4011
33:15

What does “no” in Android’s location history really mean? The Internet of Secure Things Alliance has expanded its certifications of i-O-T devices to include mobile apps and VPNs and Adias has a new show with material made from mushroom roots.

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Apr 16, 2021
You've Got to Fight for Your Right to Disconnect - DTNS 4010
31:46

The UK union Prospect, which represents scientists, engineers and tech workers is lobbying the government to create a “right to disconnect.” The law would not stipulate when companies could communicate with workers but require that companies negotiate with staff on rules about when and when not you can be contacted for work purposes. Will it succeed and should the policy be copied elsewhere?

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Apr 15, 2021
VR so good, it's Supernatural - DTNS 4009
30:06

Urbanista announced its latest wireless noise-canceling headphones- the Urbanista Los Angeles, TikTok claims to have more than 100 million US monthly active users, with 732 million globally and Facebook announced several updates coming to the Oculus Quest in version 28 of the headset’s OS.


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Apr 14, 2021
A Healthy Dose Of Security - DTNS 4008
29:11

Microsoft announced new Surface hardware and a variety of accessories, Roku began rolling out Roku OS 10, which adds AirPlay 2 and HomeKit compatibility, and the hidden patient health data attached to medical images that people should know about.

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Apr 13, 2021
Nvidia's Multiple ARMs - DTNS 4007
28:28

At Nvidia’s GPU Technology conference the company unveiled Grace, the company’s latest ARM based SoC CPU design, Logitech announced it will no longer manufacture Harmony remotes, and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman’s sources say Apple is working on a couple of new smart home devices.


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Apr 12, 2021
DTNS Special: EV Owner's Roundtable
58:29

We get so many questions about electric vehicles or EVs, that we decided to gather some EV experts and enthusiasts to tell us what their experiences are and what those of you curious about Evs should know before getting behind the wheel.


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Apr 11, 2021
Ready Monkey Player 1 - DTNS 4006
31:56

Cal-Berkeley’s Zhongyu Li has built Cassie, a robot that teaches itself how to walk through reinforcement learning, An audit by scientists at the University of Southern California found that Facebook’s ad delivery system still has a gender bias leading to some ads being shown to male but not females regardless of skill qualifications and The US National Institutes of Health issued a grant to scientists at General Electric to further develop a sensor capable of detecting COVID-19.

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Apr 09, 2021
Bucket of Power- DTNS 4005
31:12

Facebook announces its Clubhouse competitor, more on Apple vs Epic, and Andrew Heaton shares his experience podcasting in a camping trailer.

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

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Apr 08, 2021
No Thanks for the Memories - DTNS 4004
33:08

Lauren Goode has an article on Wired called “I Called Off My Wedding. The Internet Will Never Forget”. We discuss how the Internet can make it hard to forget and move past painful events in our lives.

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

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Apr 07, 2021
Chip Problems On Display – DTNS 4003
30:20

Clubhouse rolls out its first monetization feature, called simply, Clubhouse Payments, Signal plans to add support for MobileCoin and why a shortage in the tiny little display driver chips is at the heart of the wider chip shortage.

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Apr 06, 2021
Digital Copyright Wars - DTNS 4002
29:41

Facebook's dataset of 533 million accounts hacked in 2020 is now being offered for free, LG is leaving the mobile communications business, and the SCOTUS ruled in Google’s favor over a suit brought by Oracle over 11,500 lines of code.


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Apr 05, 2021
Beauty Is in the Eye of the Filter - DTNS 4001
30:41

Vaccine passes are in development. The idea is to be able to securely show who has been vaccinated to enable a return to normal faster. How do they work and where have they been implemented?

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

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Apr 02, 2021
In Tech We Trust? - DTNS 4000
32:31

Edelman surveyed more than 33,000 people in 28 countries to gauge consumer trust in institutions like media, government, and businesses. Trust in the tech sector fell by 7 percent around the world – a third straight year of decline. What’s behind the decline and what if anything should tech companies do about it?

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Apr 01, 2021
A Permanent Record of Bad Decisions - DTNS 3999
30:05

Motherboard posted a story earlier this week about multiple occurrences where someone bought an NFT and then the thing the NFT referred to disappeared, Facebook announced a couple new features and Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that in the next several months, Apple may make an announcement for a mixed reality headset.

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Mar 31, 2021
Nvidia Sets the Bar and Resizes it - DTNS 3998
29:17

LinkedIn is adding features that cater to video creators, Arm announced its first major new chip architecture in ten years, called Armv9, and PayPal will let US users use cryptocurrency holdings to pay online merchants in the coming months with a feature it calls Checkout with Crypto.

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Mar 30, 2021
What Can Stretch Do for You? - DTNS 3997
30:01

Boston Dynamics announced Stretch, a new robot designed to move boxes in warehouses, MIT computer scientists led a team that looked at 10 of the most-cited datasets used to test machine learning systems and found that 3.4% of data was either inaccurate or mislabeled, Sony announced it’s shutting down the PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 3 and remaining purchasing capabilities on the PSP on July 2nd, and Microsoft has rebranded the Xbox Live service as Xbox Network.

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Mar 29, 2021
It's Never The Wrong Time To Backup Your Data! - DTNS 3996
30:46

Xiaomi plans to market electric vehicles under its own brand, Dodge announced a new security feature for its Challenger and Charger cars that requires a four-digit code to unlock the car fully and TCL wants to combine rollable and foldable screens into one device.

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Mar 26, 2021
Social Media's Capitol Affair - DTNS 3995
30:46

Zuckerberg, Pichai, and Dorsey all testified before the House Energy and Commerce committee to discuss spreading disinformation, extremism and misinformation, Facebook announced it took actions to disrupt the group that security researchers call “Evil Eye” or “Poison Carp” and Triumph announced details about its TE-1 electric bike project, in development since 2019.

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Mar 25, 2021
Intel Plays Its Chips - DTNS 3994
31:51

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger announced it will elevate its small foundry business to become a standalone business within Intel called Intel Foundry Services led by Randhir Thakur. Unlike previous efforts, IFS will offer SoCs with not only x86, but Arm, and RISC-V cores, and use industry standard design tools this time, making it easier to work with for third parties. How will these efforts help turn Intel’s ship around and will it be enough?

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Mar 24, 2021
Your Mental Health Matters - DTNS 3993
29:29

Peter Wells wrote a column for the Sydney Morning Herald called “How searching for help online can be healthy.” But should you search online? And what kinds of help can you expect?

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Mar 23, 2021
A License to Zoom - DTNS 3992
29:26

Zoom will begin selling access to its API for companies to embed video calling into their own products, Microsoft will start a limited reopening of its headquarters in Redmond and Seattle on March 29th, and preservation group Hidden Palace has obtained 752 PS2 game prototypes for the Project Deluge initiative.

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Mar 22, 2021
Are You Ready for Some Streamball - DTNS 3991
31:41

The MPAA notes that online video subscriptions rose 26% to 1.1 billion in 2020, passing 1 billion worldwide for the first time. Is this is just a pandemic spike or are the the numbers here to stay?



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Mar 19, 2021
NASA's New Tire is So METL - DTNS 3990
33:31

Sony shows off their new PSVR 2 controllers while Facebook is working on an AR wrist controller. ATT won't be exempting HBO from data caps, and we may never have to worry about our bicycle tires going flat.


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Mar 18, 2021
More Than A Contractor; Less Than An Employee - DTNS 3989
28:01

During an annual shareholders meeting, Samsung co-CEO Koh Dong-jin said worldwide chip shortages will impact its business next quarter. Koh said, “our business leaders are meeting partners overseas to solve these problems. It’s hard to say the shortage issue has been solved 100%.” Samsung is the second-largest made-to-order silicon supplier, after TSMC but relies on suppliers for some parts like power management and radios.

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Mar 17, 2021
Hey Google Am I Asleep Yet - DTNS 3988
29:33

Australia is considering an online safety bill with six main areas overseen by an eSafety commissioner. What will this new legislation cover and what do tech companies think about the new regulations?

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Mar 16, 2021
Amazon's Warehouse Games - DTNS 3987
30:41

The Information reports Amazon is expanding an existing program called FC Games, which encourages its fulfillment center employees to improve efficiency and compete against others for digital rewards, such as virtual pets.

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Mar 15, 2021
Let Me Flex My Batteries - DTNS 3986
32:03

The CSUN Assistive Technology Conference is held every year to show off developments in assistive technology. This year for the first time it was held virtually. Allison Sheridan is here with highlights from this year’s show.

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Mar 12, 2021
Security Through Absurdity - DTNS 3985
30:30

Digital artist Mike Winkleman sold an NFT of his work “Everydays – The First 5000 Days” for $69 million at the 255-year-old Christie’s auction house, putting him in the top three most valuable living artists. Is this is a sign that NFT’s are gaining acceptance in the collectors market?


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Mar 11, 2021
Smile! You’re On Unsecured Camera! - DTNS 3984
29:17

A group was able to access admin tools inside a company called Verkada that supplies surveillance cameras to more than 5200 customers including cities, colleges and hotels. Who was affected and what data was put at risk?


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Mar 10, 2021
Nothing But A Pipe Dream - DTNS 3983
29:16

Monday the European Union approved Microsoft’s acquisition of ZeniMax, the parent company of Bethesda, which now officially has joined Microsoft. What will Microsoft gain and how does this change things in the video gaming world?


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Mar 09, 2021
Mobile World Cautious Congress - DTNS 3982
30:23

Plans are firming up for an in-person Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this June, with a possible 45,000-50,000 attendees. That would be just about half the 109,000 who attended in 2019. 17,000 people attended MWC Shanghai in February.

We talk to Nate Lanxon about how the show is adapting to meet the challenges of hosting a show during a pandemic.


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Mar 08, 2021
S1NG for NFT - DTNS 3981
31:20

China’s parliament is meeting to approve the party’s five year plan which includes plans to become self-sufficient in technology. While China is home to tech assembly factories, it imports $300 billion worth of chips annually and does not produce its own chipmaking gear which would be needed to ramp up production. The US continues to target China with export controls on high-end semiconductor manufacturing equipment.

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Mar 05, 2021
Tidal Square Wave - DTNS 3980
31:43

Apple is facing scrutiny over its App Store policies that force companies to use only Apple’s payment system which Apple takes a cut from. What are investigators looking to charge with and how will Apple respond?

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Mar 04, 2021
What the Flock is Going On - DTNS 3979
32:00

Flock cameras are used for neighborhood surveillance and can detect people, animals, and bicycles, but are best at detecting cars, specifically their license plates. Motherboard obtained hundreds of emails from about 20 police departments in the US detailing the use of a program called TALON to look up information collected from Flock cameras. More than 500 police departments in more than 1,000 US cities have access. Flock claims it helps police solve 4 to 5 crimes per hour. Is this a dangerous trend or one we should welcome?


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Mar 03, 2021
Flipped locally - DTNS 3978
32:37

Microsoft’s Ignite developers conference starts today. We take a look at all the big announcements from this year’s show and share what excites us most.



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Mar 02, 2021
Google Delivers Suite Updates- DTNS 3977
29:27

Google updated its Workspace productivity suite (formerly known as G Suite) with new features focused on fostering “collaboration equity” between employees who work from home and employees who work in the office.

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Mar 01, 2021
Zooming in on Zoom Fatigue - DTNS 3976
30:48

Scientists at Stanford University studied why video conferencing is exhausting. We discuss their findings and share our own experiences with Zoom and video conferencing fatigue.


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Feb 26, 2021
Super Tweets Get Super Follows- DTNS 3975
31:35

It’s no secret that Twitter has been looking into subscriptions as a source of revenue. At its Analyst Day presentation, the company announced its first offering in this lineup, Super Follows, which will let users charge their followers for access to additional content. In the demo, Twitter showed one example of a user paying $4.99 a month for access to exclusive tweets, deals and discounts, a supporter badge, newsletter, and community access. Will this new model payoff for the company?

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Feb 25, 2021
Go Update Roomba, You're Drunk- DTNS 3974
29:18

Facebook Vice President of global affairs Nick Clegg wrote a blog post Wednesday saying Facebook plans to spend more than $1 billion on the news industry over the next three years. The post also reiterated Facebook’s position on the Australian Media Code which is to say, it prefers to make deals without being subject to the code. What does this mean for the average Australian and for Aussie news outlets?

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Feb 24, 2021
Getting Your Game On! - DTNS 3973
29:32

Video game development is a popular career path for many people. But exactly how do you get into the industry? Is it something you can study for in college, gain a degree in and then apply for a job after graduation? We invited Bungie EP, Carrie Gouskous, to share her insights on how to break into the video game industry.

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

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Feb 23, 2021
Meme Weaver - DTNS 3972
30:45

We share a clip of our interview with Dr. Michael Geist, law professor at the University of Ottawa, about Australia’s ongoing issues with Google and Facebook, and what it means for the broader internet and media outlets around the globe.


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Feb 22, 2021
I'm My Own Ferret Grandpa - DTNS 3971
30:47

The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom unanimously upheld a lower court ruling in a 2016 case that Uber drivers are not independent contractors. What does this mean for Uber in the UK and will this set a precedent for governments elsewhere?



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Feb 19, 2021
The Land Down Under Facebook's Thumb - DTNS 3970
30:29

Facebook had just started blocking news links from Australian sources worldwide and blocking Australian Facebook users from seeing any news links, in anticipation of Australia passing a law that would require Facebook to pay publishers to link to news content. What were the effects of the Facebook’s block and will it change anything?

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Feb 18, 2021
Paying the Iron Price for News - DTNS 3969
32:01

YouTube announced several new products coming this year but the most interesting is YouTube Shorts. It will come as a beta to some creators in the US in March. We discuss YouTube’s strategy and its likely success against the incumbent short form video platform TikTok.

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Feb 17, 2021
Does work from home really work? - DTNS 3968
29:50

Allison Sheridan shares her thoughts on SaleForces’s recent decision to allow a majority of the its employees to work from home.



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Feb 16, 2021
Microsoft Testing Browser-Based xCloud - DTH
4:34
Microsoft is reportedly testing a browser-based version of its xCloud game streaming service, India removes licensing requirement for geospatial data for local firms, and Jaguar to release only all-electric vehicles by 2025.

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Feb 15, 2021
Not Big Spying. Just Super Micro Spying! - DTNS 3967
31:10

Bloomberg’s sources say that in 2010, the US Department of Defense found that Supermicro servers in unclassified networks were sending network data, including a partial map of the unclassified network, to China. Undetectable countermeasures were put in place and the attack was allowed to run in order to determine its aim. So What Did they find?

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Feb 12, 2021
Server Side Puppy Training - DTNS 3966
29:41

New York Times’ sources say Facebook is building a Clubhouse competitor. It’s in the earliest days, so early that the sources say the secret code name is even subject to change. So how do we think Facebook will do at copying Clubhouse? Or should it just buy it?

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Feb 11, 2021
You Are the Weakest, StarLink. Goodbye! - 3965
32:04

Salesforce posted to its blog Tuesday that the “9-5 workday is dead.” And will give employees three categories to choose from for their work schedule. Flex would see employees come in 1-3 days a week into the office. The other two categories are fully remote and office based.


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Feb 10, 2021
Scared Chipless - DTNS 3964
30:58

A worldwide chip shortage is growing. NXP and Infineon both say chip constraints are no longer limited to automotive. Apple and Sony have both said their newest models are affected by production bottlenecks and component shortages.


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Feb 09, 2021
Bucket Of Parts: ASSEMBLE! - DTNS 3963
28:32

The largest ever study of facial-recognition data shows how much the rise of deep learning has fueled a loss of privacy.


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Feb 08, 2021
Patrick is All About that Bass - DTNS 3962
30:40

When you shop for home theaters you’re going to see a lot of info about subwoofers. Their Size, power and placement. But why do you need a subwoofer, how do you pick one and where the heck do you put it? Patrick Norton from AVExcel is here to give us the basics on what you need to know about subwoofers?


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

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Feb 05, 2021
How's My Driving? Take a Picture! - DTNS 3961
29:08

The incoming head of the Senate antitrust subcommittee Senator Amy Klobuchar, plans to introduce a new antitrust bill that would place limits on acquisitions by large tech platforms. If the bill became law here’s it would shift the burden of proof on to companies with more than 50 percent market share.


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Feb 04, 2021
Amazon's Prime Candidates for AWS - DTNS 3960
31:02

Yesterday the news broke right before the show that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will stop being CEO in Q3 (which starts in July) and become Executive Chair of Amazon’s board. AWS CEO Andy Jassy will take over as CEO. What will Bezos be doing as Executive Chair and will it matter to the day to day operations of Amazon?

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

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Feb 03, 2021
See Spot Scout - DTNS 3959
27:52

Uber announced it intends to buy the alcohol delivery company Drizly for $1.1 billion. The company aims to integrate Drizly services into Uber Eats, but also wants to maintain the separate Drizly app. DoorDash, Instacart, Minibar, Craftshack and more all offer alcohol delivery in the US.


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

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Feb 02, 2021
WeChat If It's Allowed - DTNS 3958
28:21

Independent publishers thrive in China on platforms like WeChat and Toutiao. Chinese TV shows and movies are often made based on successful web novels. In China self-publishers are referred to as “We Media” both a reference to WeChat and being fan-driven. In 2020, 360 million users read articles published on WeChat public accounts. Self-publishers have always had to make sure they don’t attract the attention of Chinese censors. A regulation published January 22nd by the Cyberspace Administration of China requires accounts that “provide online news service to the public shall obtain the Internet News Information Permit and other relevant media accreditation.”


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Rich Strophollino, Amos, Joe.

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Feb 01, 2021
Wireless Charging is Just a Phase - DTNS 3957
30:21

Xiaomi announced Mi Air Charge Technology, a wireless power charging system that uses a phase control array to send up to 5 Watts of power to multiple devices using beamformed millimeter-wide waves within a radius of several meters. Will this end up being vaporware?


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Jan 29, 2021
Robinhood Takes Stock - DTNS 3956
30:09

Facebook’s Oversight Board has reached decisions on a number of accounts directing the company to restore four posts in its first ruling.


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

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Jan 28, 2021
Gamestop Loses Its Shorts - DTNS 3955
33:00

What does short selling have to do with GameStop? And why is a subreddit r/wallstreetbets in the middle of allegations of stock price shenanigans?

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

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Jan 27, 2021
Urban Amenities for Suburban Prices - DTNS 3954
29:47

During this pandemic much has been made about tech workers fleeing cities for other parts of the country due to cost of living and natural disasters. But what exactly is going on and is this shift a much deeper and older set of human behaviors?

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

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Jan 26, 2021
Kroger Putting the Cart Before the Checkout - DTNS 3953
31:16

Peacock used to be notable for being a streaming service that hasn’t yet added Plus to its name. But recent moves by NBCUniversal look to make it a destination for sports. Internally the company plans to wind down NBCSN by the end of the year, with its sports coverage, including Hockey, Tennis, and NASCAR going to USA Network and/or Peacock.

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Jan 25, 2021
Getting Quantum with Kiki - DTNS 3952
32:39

We examine the state of Quantum Computing from China’s perspective and how it might impact the wider world.


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Jan 22, 2021
The Only Way To Win Is Not Play - DTNS 3951
33:11

Amazon chief executive of worldwide consumer business, Dave Clark, sent a letter to the US President, offering to help reach the goal of vaccinating 100 million people against COVID-19 in 100 days. Can Amazon really help with the deployment of vaccines across the country and should the country take them up on their offer?


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Jan 21, 2021
Netflix will sooon pay for itself - DTNS 3950
30:55

The European Commission fined Valve and the game publishers Focus Home, ZeniMax, Koch Media, Capcom, and Bandai Namco a combined 7.8 million Euros for geo-blocking roughly 100 PC games, preventing them from being played outside certain EU countries and breaking EU’s Digital Single Market rules.


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Jan 20, 2021
WhatsApp With That Privacy Policy? - DTNS 3949
28:14

Company gets approval for self-flying drones away from line of sight, Brave browser offers new IPFS functionality and Pizza Hut in Israel plans on testing drone pizza delivery to drop-off points for final delivery by a driver.

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Jan 19, 2021
DuckDuckGo Surpasses 100M Daily Search Queries - DTH
5:56
DuckDuckGo sees a new peak in daily search queries following 62% annual growth in 2020, Grab considers a US IPO, and researchers find smartwatches can detect COVID-19 before its detectable is tests.

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Jan 18, 2021
ROUND TABLE - What Section 230 Actually Does
30:58

Are Facebook and Twitter protected by a shield that stops them from being responsible for any of their content? We bring on Mike Masnick from TechDirt and Shoshana Weissman from the R Street Institute to talk about what Section 230 is, what it isn’t, and whether it needs to be changed. 


SHOW NOTES:


Shoshana Weissmann, Senior Manager of Digital Media and a policy Fellow at the R Street Institute.

https://senatorshoshana.medium.com/who-am-i-ff164b02707e


Mike Masnick, founder and CEO of the Copia Institute and editor of the Techdirt blog.

https://www.techdirt.com/user/mmasnick


Our discussion isn't a substitute for, nor does it constitute, legal advice. The goal of this discussion is to explore some of the legal issues surrounding CDA 230.


The central text of Section 230

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/47/230


(1) Treatment of publisher or speaker

No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.


There is also a section right after that on Civil Liability that offers further protections for taking certain moderation actions. 


-- What is Section 230 designed to do?


-- What are some of the major misconceptions about Section 230?


-- If section 230 were repealed with no replacement, what do you think the effect would be?


-- Do you believe Congress should replace 230? If so, with what? If not, why?


Mike:

-Fix a typo

-Reverse FOSTA

-Remove intellectual exemption property


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Jan 16, 2021
CES 2021 Interview with the CTA - DTNS Special
10:35
We interview the CTA's Senior Manager, Industry Communications Danielle Cassagnol on the challenges the organization faced moving the tradeshow online.

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Jan 15, 2021
Google Taunts Australia - DTNS 3948
35:11

Allison Sheridan is back with her take on the rest of CES 2021, plus we talk about the future of Podcast Media LLC as it goes up for potential sale.


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

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Jan 15, 2021
AMD Rises to the Top of CES - DTNS 3947
31:30

It’s the final day at CES 2021. We take a look at the winners of Engadget’s Best of CES and the highlights from Samsung’s announcements.

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Jan 14, 2021
Touch is so 2019 - DTNS 3946
36:19

CES 2021 wraps up as we talk home automation trends, a new heads-up-display for cars and a new open world Star Wars game.

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

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Jan 13, 2021
Virtually Filled With TVs - DTNS 3945
42:19

It's Day 2 of CES 2021. We discuss the latest developments in High and Ultra Definition TV and Home Theater technology with Robert Heron and Patrick Norton. Plus all the chip announcements from AMD, Intel and Nvidia.


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

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Jan 12, 2021
Unrolling CES 2021 - DTNS 3944
49:24

CES 2021 has arrived. We sort through all the press releases and discuss all the gadgets, hardware and services announced at the first day of the trade show.

Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Chris Ashley, Peter Wells, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Jan 11, 2021
Twitter Suspends US president - DTNS Headline UPDATE
3:57
Twitter permanently suspended the president of the United States from its platform, Apple warns Parler to improve moderation and Google delists Parler from Play store.

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Jan 09, 2021
SolarWinds - The Gift That Keeps On Giving - DTNS 3943
32:36

Roku has agreed to acquire exclusive global distribution rights to more than 75 Quibi shows and documentaries, some of which had not been released before Quibi shut down. After the exclusivity deals expire Ibn a bit more than a year, Roku will have the rights to show the content until 2027. The content will have to be presented in its original increments of 10 minutes or less. Why did Roku make this move and how will they benefit?


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Jan 08, 2021
One Struum to Rule Them All - DTNS 3942
32:21

Former executives from Discovery and Disney are launching a streaming service called Struum. Struum will not have its own content but will partner with smaller streaming content providers, instead, to offer subscribers the ability to sample content from multiple places for one monthly fee. What’s the business model for Struum and do we think it will work?

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Jan 07, 2021
Tracking You, But In A Good Way - DTNS 3941
29:24

Verizon’s 3G network will seemingly get another stay of execution. Verizon had initially said its 3G network would be shutdown at the end of 2019, later delaying it to the end of 2020. What’s causing the delay and are there practical reasons why it’s still running?

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Jan 06, 2021
We All Live in An AI Submarine - DTNS 3940
33:08

We examine three cryptocurrency news items including the US Office of the Comptroller of Currency Interpretive Letter 1174, that says banks may use stablecoins and the US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is proposing requiring financial institutions to collect personal information like name and address, for anyone involved in large cryptocurrency transactions.

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Jan 05, 2021
State of the Google Union - DTNS 3939
33:39

It’s 2021 and this year many of the major auto makers will be introducing all-electric models into their lineup. What can we expect and from whom? CNET's Roadshow Editor-in-Chief, Tim Stevens is here to fill us in!

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

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Jan 04, 2021
2021 Tech Predictions - DTNS 3938
54:37

With 2020 coming to a close it's time to cast predictions of what will happen in tech in the year 2021. See what bold insights our contributors have this time around and what we all think of their prognostications.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Lamarr Wilson, Patrick Norton, Robb Dunewood, Roger Chang

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Dec 31, 2020
2020 Tech Predictions Results - DTNS 3937
41:39

Welcome to our 2020 Tech Predictions Results episode. Back at the end of 2019 we brought on a group of contributors to share what they thought might happen in the world of tech in the year 2020. See who was right, who was wrong and compare what we worried about with what actually happened.

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

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Dec 30, 2020
Best of GDI- DTNS 3936
35:36

2020 is almost over but before it closes checkout all the highlights from the past year in this special Best of show put together by our very own Theatremonkey!


Staring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Shannon Morse, Scott Johnson, Justin Robert Young, Nicole Lee, Ant Pruitt, Len Peralta, Chris Ashley, Patrick Beja, Patrick Norton, Anthony Lemos

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Dec 29, 2020
Listener/Moderator Co-Host Show - DTNS 3935
47:45

This is our end of year Listener Co-Host Show. This is the annual episode where we invite several of our supporters to appear alongside us on the show. This time we thought it be fun to have some of the folks who help moderate our Discord and Twitch chat to give us their perspective on the show and our audience.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Preston Monroe, Willie Scott, Beat and Dan Christensen.

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Dec 28, 2020
Retro Show 2020 - DTNS 3934
37:23

Welcome to our holiday retro show episode. We look back at the stories from Sept 21st, 1999 and share our thoughts on how those stories turned out 20 years later.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane and Roger Chang

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Dec 24, 2020
Turn Off Your 5G - DTNS 3933
29:40

Is 5G Slower Than 4G on Verizon? We reveal the surprising details and the truth behind Verizon's 5G network.


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Dec 23, 2020
Ping Rays - DTNS 3932
31:08

We learn how researchers in Japan are exploring the feasibility of using electric rays and sting rays equipped with pingers to help map the ocean floor.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Blair Bazdarich, Roger, Joe.

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Dec 22, 2020
Big Data Spy Hunting - DTNS 3931
31:49

Last week we talked about the launch of Apple Fitness+ and who it's best for. THIS week we can talk about using it since Allison Sheridan has been doing just that!


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Dec 21, 2020
SolarWinds Keep On Blowing - DTNS 3930
33:20

The US Commerce Department added 77 entities to its "entity list," 60 from China but also companies from Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Malta, Pakistan, Russia and the United Arab Emirates. What does this mean and are products from those companies now banned?


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

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Dec 18, 2020
Quoth the Twitter, Nevermore - DTNS 3929
31:52

We take a closer look at the antitrust suits filed against Google as 35 states, Guam, Puerto Rico and DC led by Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson. The suit accuses Google of anticompetitive behavior including designing its search engine to favor its own products above competitors.

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

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Dec 17, 2020
TLDR; Facebook Interprets the News - DTNS 3928
30:11

Facebook took out full page ads in the New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal saying “We’re standing up to Apple for small businesses everywhere." The statement centers on updates to Apple's third-party ad policy coming early next year which could limit Facebook and others from targeting ads. So who's right and who's wrong and will the consumer benefit in either case?


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Dec 16, 2020
Forged Cookies, the Movie - DTNS 3927
28:47

Patrick Beja gives us an overview on where video games and video gaming is in 2020.


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

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Dec 15, 2020
Mighty Solar Winds - DTNS 3926
31:24

A breach in the Orion network management platform from a company called Solar Winds has led to attacks on FireEye, Microsoft and several US government agencies. Solar Winds said Sunday that updates to its Orion platform between March and June may have carried malware as a result of a sophisticated nation-state supply-chain attack. We unpack what exactly happened.


Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Peter Wells, Keith Townsend, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Dec 14, 2020
Down Periscope - DTNS 3925
30:10

Microsoft has identified a malware campaign it calls Adrozek which began as late as May this year, peaked in August and is still ongoing. How can you avoid it and what should you do if you're infected?

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

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Dec 11, 2020
Bandwidth Was Not in the Forecast - DTNS 3924
32:36

It's not a good week for Facebook. After two antitrust lawsuits were launched against Facebook in the US Wednesday, Germany’s Federal Cartel Office announced it is investigating Facebook's requirement that users have a Facebook account to log in to an Oculus VR devices. The office believes the practice "could constitute a prohibited abuse of dominance by Facebook." We examine new allegations and explain what they might mean for the social media giant.


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Dec 10, 2020
Facebook Has Trust Issues - DTNS 3923
32:21

The US Federal Trade commission filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging Facebook illegally maintains "its personal social networking monopoly through a years-long course of anticompetitive conduct." The FTC is asking the court to order Facebook to sell off WhatsApp and Instagram, prohibit anticompetitive conditions on developers and require notice and prior approval of future mergers and acquisitions.


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Dec 09, 2020
Reducing Streaming Stress - DTNS 3922
29:24

Streaming services are the new hotness. AT&T CEO John Stankey announced at a conference that HBO Max subscriptions rose from 8.6 million at the end of Q3 to 12.6 million as of early December while NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell said Peacock passed 26 million signups as of Monday up 4 million since October.



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Dec 08, 2020
Beefy Silicon - DTNS 3921
29:28

Saturday JD.com became the first virtual platform to accept digital yuan, the government's official digital currency. Is this a watershed moment for government issued digital currency?


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Dec 07, 2020
Robb Shows Us The Light - DTNS 3920
31:26

Robb Dunewood has put a lot of work into his home video studio and is ready to share all tricks he's learned and a few of the products he thinks are worth knowing about.


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

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Dec 04, 2020
Putting the Home in Home Box Office - DTNS 3919
30:05

WarnerMedia announced its entire slate of movies in 2021 will debut on HBO Max in 4K HDR at the same time they appear in theaters. That means Dune, Suicide Squad, The Matrix 4, Godzilla vs. Kong, the whole slate. Each movie will be available on HBO Max for a month. Theaters like AMC will run the movies as well and may continue to run them after the 30 days.


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Dec 03, 2020
Salesforce takes up the Slack - DTNS 3918
30:56

What does Salesforce want with Slack and who should be the most worried about the company's acquisition?


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

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Dec 02, 2020
We Can Do Bigger Better Faster Stronger - DTNS 3917
32:07

Yesterday we told you about DeepMind's AlphaFold system that uses an attention-based neural network to predict protein folding structure in a matter of days. This avoids needing the huge computing resources to brute-force predictions, such as folding@home or the meticulous and labor intensive use of direct observation both of which take much longer. Today Dr. Kiki is going to help us understand what this advance of neural network training can actually do for us.


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

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Dec 01, 2020
Technology Originalists - DTNS 3916
30:06

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in Van Buren vs. United States regarding the application of the US Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). We discuss the premise of the case and how a ruling one way or another will impact computer use.


Starring Tom Merritt, Rich Strophollino, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Nov 30, 2020
UK Forms the Digital Markets Unit - DTH
4:57
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
4:00
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
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?


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Nov 25, 2020
Adventures of Spot and Sparrow - DTNS 3914
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
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
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
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
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.


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Nov 18, 2020
Happiness is Squishy - DTNS 3909
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
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?


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Nov 16, 2020
O Employee, Where Art Thou? - DTNS 3907
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.


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Nov 13, 2020
Tech Policy in the Biden Administration - DTNS 3906
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.


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Nov 12, 2020
China Targets Big Tech - DTH
4:17
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
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.

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Nov 10, 2020
A Solid Plan for PODS of Privacy - DTNS 3904
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?

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Nov 09, 2020
Ryzen Up The Charts - DTNS 3903
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.


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Nov 06, 2020
DoorDashing the Vote - DTNS 3902
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?


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

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


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Nov 04, 2020
Shelved Robots- DTNS 3900
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?



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Nov 03, 2020
Computer Catches COVID Cough - DTNS 3899
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.


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Nov 02, 2020
Calming Election Relief - DTNS 3898
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.


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Oct 30, 2020
Is Your County A Swinger? - DTNS 3897
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.


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


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Oct 28, 2020
Just Like Dropping A Cat - DTNS 3895
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?


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Oct 27, 2020
E-Commerce Begins at Home - DTNS 3894
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.


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

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


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Oct 23, 2020
Snapping up India - DTNS 3892
29:35

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.


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Oct 22, 2020
Quibi Quietly Quits - DTNS 3891
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.

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Oct 21, 2020
Social Media Anger Management - DTNS 3890
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.

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

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


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Oct 19, 2020
LIDAR: Apple has it in Spads - DTNS 3888
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?


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Oct 16, 2020
#HellPortal Has Opened - DTNS 3887
28:59

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?

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Oct 15, 2020
A Clear and Present Danger DTNS 3886
31:52

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?


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Oct 14, 2020
iPhone 12! 5G! Magnets! - DTNS 3885
32:13

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


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Oct 13, 2020
Special: The Future of Gig Work
34:31

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