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By Tom Merritt

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

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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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Ransomware As A Service - DTNS 4015
00:31:23

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
00:31:38

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
00:32:23

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
00:28:41

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
01:31:12

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.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Kirsten Sanford, Justin Jackson, Blair Bazdarich.

 

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Apr 18, 2021
Now You Can Judge a Kindle by it's Cover - DTNS 4011
00:33:15

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.

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

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Apr 16, 2021
You've Got to Fight for Your Right to Disconnect - DTNS 4010
00:31:46

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?

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

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Apr 15, 2021
VR so good, it's Supernatural - DTNS 4009
00:30:06

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.


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

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Apr 14, 2021
A Healthy Dose Of Security - DTNS 4008
00:29:11

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.

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

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Apr 13, 2021
Nvidia's Multiple ARMs - DTNS 4007
00:28:28

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.


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

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Apr 12, 2021
DTNS Special: EV Owner's Roundtable
00:58:29

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.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Allison Sheridan, Rod Simmons, Bodi Grimm, Howard Yermish. Link to show notes

 

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Apr 11, 2021
Ready Monkey Player 1 - DTNS 4006
00:31:56

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.

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

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Apr 09, 2021
Bucket of Power- DTNS 4005
00:31:12

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
00:33:08

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
00:30:20

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.

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

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Apr 06, 2021
Digital Copyright Wars - DTNS 4002
00:29:41

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.


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

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Apr 05, 2021
Beauty Is in the Eye of the Filter - DTNS 4001
00:30:41

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
00:32:31

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?

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

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Apr 01, 2021
A Permanent Record of Bad Decisions - DTNS 3999
00:30:05

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.

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

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Mar 31, 2021
Nvidia Sets the Bar and Resizes it - DTNS 3998
00:29:17

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.

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

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Mar 30, 2021
What Can Stretch Do for You? - DTNS 3997
00:30:01

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.

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

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Mar 29, 2021
It's Never The Wrong Time To Backup Your Data! - DTNS 3996
00:30:46

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.

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

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Mar 26, 2021
Social Media's Capitol Affair - DTNS 3995
00:30:46

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.

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

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Mar 25, 2021
Intel Plays Its Chips - DTNS 3994
00:31:51

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?

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

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Mar 24, 2021
Your Mental Health Matters - DTNS 3993
00:29:29

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?

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

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Mar 23, 2021
A License to Zoom - DTNS 3992
00:29:26

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.

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

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Mar 22, 2021
Are You Ready for Some Streamball - DTNS 3991
00:31:41

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?



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

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Mar 19, 2021
NASA's New Tire is So METL - DTNS 3990
00:33:31

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.


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

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Mar 18, 2021
More Than A Contractor; Less Than An Employee - DTNS 3989
00:28:01

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.

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

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Mar 17, 2021
Hey Google Am I Asleep Yet - DTNS 3988
00:29:33

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?

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

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Mar 16, 2021
Amazon's Warehouse Games - DTNS 3987
00:30:41

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.

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

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Mar 15, 2021
Let Me Flex My Batteries - DTNS 3986
00:32:03

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.

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

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Mar 12, 2021
Security Through Absurdity - DTNS 3985
00:30:30

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?


Starring Tom Merritt, Roger Chang, Len Peralta, Amos Joe.

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Mar 11, 2021
Smile! You’re On Unsecured Camera! - DTNS 3984
00:29:17

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?


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

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Mar 10, 2021
Nothing But A Pipe Dream - DTNS 3983
00:29:16

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?


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

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Mar 09, 2021
Mobile World Cautious Congress - DTNS 3982
00:30:23

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.


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

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Mar 08, 2021
S1NG for NFT - DTNS 3981
00:31:20

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.

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

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Mar 05, 2021
Tidal Square Wave - DTNS 3980
00:31:43

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?

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

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Mar 04, 2021
What the Flock is Going On - DTNS 3979
00:32:01

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?


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

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Mar 03, 2021
Flipped locally - DTNS 3978
00:32:37

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.



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

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Mar 02, 2021
Google Delivers Suite Updates- DTNS 3977
00:29:27

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.

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

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Mar 01, 2021
Zooming in on Zoom Fatigue - DTNS 3976
00:30:48

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.


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

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Feb 26, 2021
Super Tweets Get Super Follows- DTNS 3975
00:31:35

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?

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

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Feb 25, 2021
Go Update Roomba, You're Drunk- DTNS 3974
00:29:18

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?

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

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Feb 24, 2021
Getting Your Game On! - DTNS 3973
00:29:32

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
00:30:45

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.


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

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Feb 22, 2021
I'm My Own Ferret Grandpa - DTNS 3971
00:30:47

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
00:30:29

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?

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

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Feb 18, 2021
Paying the Iron Price for News - DTNS 3969
00:32:01

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.

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

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Feb 17, 2021
Does work from home really work? - DTNS 3968
00:29:50

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



Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Strophollino, Allison Sheridan, Roger Chang, Joe

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Feb 16, 2021
Microsoft Testing Browser-Based xCloud - DTH
00:04:34

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
00:31:10

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?

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

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Feb 12, 2021
Server Side Puppy Training - DTNS 3966
00:29:41

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?

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

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Feb 11, 2021
You Are the Weakest, StarLink. Goodbye! - 3965
00:32:04

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.


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

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Feb 10, 2021
Scared Chipless - DTNS 3964
00:30:58

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.


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

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Feb 09, 2021
Bucket Of Parts: ASSEMBLE! - DTNS 3963
00:28:32

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


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

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Feb 08, 2021
Patrick is All About that Bass - DTNS 3962
00:30:40

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
00:29:08

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.


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

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Feb 04, 2021
Amazon's Prime Candidates for AWS - DTNS 3960
00:31:02

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
00:27:52

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
00:28:21

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
00:30:21

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?


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

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Jan 29, 2021
Robinhood Takes Stock - DTNS 3956
00:30:09

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
00:33:00

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
00:29:47

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
00:31:16

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.

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

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Jan 25, 2021
Getting Quantum with Kiki - DTNS 3952
00:32:39

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


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

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Jan 22, 2021
The Only Way To Win Is Not Play - DTNS 3951
00:33:11

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?


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

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Jan 21, 2021
Netflix will sooon pay for itself - DTNS 3950
00:30:55

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.


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

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Jan 20, 2021
WhatsApp With That Privacy Policy? - DTNS 3949
00:28:14

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.

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

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Jan 19, 2021
DuckDuckGo Surpasses 100M Daily Search Queries - DTH
00:05:56

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
00:30:58

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
00:09:47

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
00:35:11

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
00:31:30

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.

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

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Jan 14, 2021
Touch is so 2019 - DTNS 3946
00:36:19

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
00:42:19

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
00:49:24

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
00:03:57

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
00:32:36

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?


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

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Jan 08, 2021
One Struum to Rule Them All - DTNS 3942
00:32:21

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?

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

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Jan 07, 2021
Tracking You, But In A Good Way - DTNS 3941
00:29:24

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?

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

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Jan 06, 2021
We All Live in An AI Submarine - DTNS 3940
00:33:08

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.

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

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Jan 05, 2021
State of the Google Union - DTNS 3939
00:33:39

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
00:54:37

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
00:41:39

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
00:35:36

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
00:47:45

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
00:37:23

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
00:29:40

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


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

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Dec 23, 2020
Ping Rays - DTNS 3932
00:31:08

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
00:31:49

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!


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

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Dec 21, 2020
SolarWinds Keep On Blowing - DTNS 3930
00:33:20

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
00:31:52

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
00:30:11

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?


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

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Dec 16, 2020
Forged Cookies, the Movie - DTNS 3927
00:28:47

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
00:31:24

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
00:30:10

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
00:32:36

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.


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

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Dec 10, 2020
Facebook Has Trust Issues - DTNS 3923
00:32:21

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.


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

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Dec 09, 2020
Reducing Streaming Stress - DTNS 3922
00:29:24

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.



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

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Dec 08, 2020
Beefy Silicon - DTNS 3921
00:29:28

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?


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

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Dec 07, 2020
Robb Shows Us The Light - DTNS 3920
00:31:26

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
00:30:05

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.


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

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Dec 03, 2020
Salesforce takes up the Slack - DTNS 3918
00:30:56

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
00:32:07

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
00:30:06

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
00:04:57

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

 

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

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

 

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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



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

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

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


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Amos, Joe.

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

 

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

 

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Sep 21, 2020
BAN ALL THE APPS!!!! - DTNS 3869
00:33:46

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



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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

 

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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


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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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


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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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



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

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

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


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

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

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



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

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

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



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

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




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

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



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

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

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


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

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

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



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

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

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


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

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

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


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


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

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


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

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

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



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

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

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



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

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

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



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

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

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


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

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

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



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

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

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


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

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

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



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

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Jul 23, 2020