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Building a Floor of Responsibility - DTNS 3424
Dec 7 • 32 min
Microsoft wants government to regulate facial recognition technology to protect personal privacy and guard against discrimination and over surveillance.
My Way or the Huawei - DTNS 3423
Dec 6 • 30 min
Canada arrests Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver while the US seeks her extradition to the United States for alleged involvement in selling banned tech to Iran. What’s happening and who are the actors involved?
Waymo Robo-Cabs - DTNS 3422
Dec 5 • 31 min
Waymo launched an autonomous taxi service in the Phoenix area. How soon will the rest of us have to wait to get lift from a robocab?
Unreal Amounts of Money - DTNS 3421
Dec 4 • 30 min
Iliad introduces the Freebox Delta, Microsoft rumored to replace Edge, and Epic Games shakes up the digital game store market.
If You Build 5G, They Will Come - DTNS 3420
Dec 3 • 29 min
While Apple is holding back from releasing 5G capable phone until the network is widespread enough, others are going full steam on launching 5G in 2019.
Patrick Norton Says Listen Up- DTNS 3419
Nov 30 • 30 min
Patrick Norton shares his favorite audio picks for the Holiday Season. Plus Starwood Hotels revealed unauthorized access to 500 million customer accounts and Intel announced new Universal Windows Drivers.
Who Is Amazon’s Amazon? - DTNS 3418
Nov 29 • 31 min
Amazon is boldly going into new markets and new areas of business. Government regulators around the world are responding. Is Amazon getting too big for its own good?
Stars and Bytes Forever - DTNS 3417
Nov 28 • 31 min
Serving on deployment in the military can force many soldiers to be away from home for months at a time. So our very own Anthony Lemos is here to share how technology is helping to bridge the gap and help military personnel keep in touch back home.
Small Ads Cause Big Trouble - DTNS 3416
Nov 27 • 31 min
How a ruling by the French data regulator against a small adtech firm in France is causing big ripples in the data privacy community.
Ask your CEO if Sandberg is Right for You - DTNS 3415
Nov 26 • 32 min
A Bloomberg report casts Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg as an embattled COO tainted by crisis and poor leadership. Can she regain respect of her co-workers and public at large?
Google Unveils New EU Political Ad Policy - DTH
Nov 23 • 3 min
Google’s new EU political ad policy, the US campaigns against Huawei telecom equipment, and Apple reportedly resumes production of the iPhone X.
Beijing to Launch Citywide Social Credit System - DTH
Nov 22 • 4 min
Amazon partially reopens the global store in Australia, Beijing plans social credit system by 2021, and Google Duplex starts rolling out to the public.
Who’s In Your Wallet? - DTNS 3414
Nov 21 • 30 min
Amazon wants stores, restaurants, and gas stations to accept Amazon Pay. Is this the latest push to oust traditional credit cards like VISA and MasterCard as the primary form of consumer non-cash payment?
No More Buttons - DTNS 3413
Nov 20 • 32 min
Thanksgiving plans, fertility rates, cow people, and on DTNS: HyperSurface inputs looks to rethink the ways humans interface with computers and devices. Plus Amazon wants to buy Fox’s 22 regional sports networks from Disney and Valve discontinues its…
Why Apple’s Slicing iPhone Production - DTNS 3412
Nov 19 • 30 min
With the Holidays fast approaching we’ve invited HDTV reviewer extraordinaire Robert Heron to share his picks for best HDTV buys this season.
HDTV Buyers Guide with Robert Heron - DTNS 3411
Nov 16 • 30 min
With the Holidays fast approaching we’ve invited HDTV reviewer extraordinaire Robert Heron to share his picks for best HDTV buys this season.
Cooking the Facebooks - DTNS 3410
Nov 15 • 30 min
An explosive New York Times has revealed a CEO Mark Zuckerberg ordered company management to only use Android phones after Apple CEO Tim Cook criticized Facebook an interview with MSNBC, while management directed a campaign to discredit critics while…
Blinded By the Night - DTNS 3409
Nov 14 • 29 min
We share viewer feedback on Amazon’s choice of locations for its HQ2. Plus we discuss Google’s new Night Sight mode for its Pixel Smartphones and Intel’s Neural Compute Stick 2.
The Amazon HQ That Wasn’t - DTNS 3408
Nov 13 • 30 min
French president, Macron, has urged world leaders to sign-up to cybersecurity pact that would develop an international set of norms for internet behavior.
Lime Recalls Scooters - DTH
Nov 12 • 3 min
Lime recalls scooters over safety concerns, Alibaba sets a Single’s Day sales record while growth slows, and Microsoft buys more game studios.
E-Trucks - DTNS 3407
Nov 9 • 31 min
We talk to CNET’s Roadshow’s Tim Stevens about the state of Electric Trucks. Where they’re at now and where they will be down the road.
China’s Max Headroom - DTNS 3406
Nov 8 • 29 min
World’s first AI newscaster makes it debut with Chinese state broadcaster Xinhua News Agency. We debate is performance and decide if its something human news anchors need to be worried about.
3405 - Walk This Way
Nov 7 • 29 min
China is deploying surveillance software that recognizes people by the way they walk and their body shape. How will this shape security and privacy of the masses in years to come?
3404 - The Young and the Restful
Nov 6 • 31 min
An Oxford study has cast doubt on the effects of screen time and children’s sleep behavior. What does this mean for parents, educators and kids?
3403 - Self-licking Ice Cream Cone
Nov 5 • 31 min
The reviews for Apple’s iPad Pro are in. We discuss what the tech reviews found right and wrong with Apple’s latest tablet. Plus Blizzard announces a new mobile version of Diablo, LG is developing a smart shopping cart and Intel unveils its latest Xeon…
LABS INTERVIEW - Rob Reid
Nov 3 • 25 min
Author, podcaster and optimist Rob Reid tells why we need to start worrying now about the destruction of Earth by AI, SynthBio and other tech, so we can all take advantage of its great benefits.
3402 - An Instagram Story about Ads
Nov 2 • 30 min
Instagram has developed a new feed that lets business pages push slide shows to its followers injecting stories into their queues to “boost” their exposure. Starring Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang and Andrew Mayne.
3401 - WhatsAds
Nov 1 • 33 min
Apple is in talks with iHeartRadio, Sonos is delaying Google Assistant support until 2019, the US slips one point down in the latest Internet Freedom ranking and Flickr is rescinding 1TB of photo storage to free users.
3400 - Ask Notch What Your Phone Can Do for You?
Oct 31 • 29 min
We discuss the notchiness of latest generation smartphones and what’s to love and hate about the design in everyday use.
3399 - I USB-C What You Did There Apple
Oct 30 • 30 min
DTNS Begins at: 17:00 Who’s pre-ordering what Apple stuff, and on DTNS: Apple has announced a new iPad that’s faster, lighter, and more capable than previous models. Plus they unveiled the long-awaited update to the Mac Mini and MacBook Air.
3398b - Big Blue Buys a Red Hat
Oct 29 • 30 min
Is Google planning to offer Play store apps on subscription basis? Who would it target and is the subscription model for software gaining steam?
LABS INTERVIEW - Shayla Maddox
Oct 27 • 24 min
Tom talks with artist Shayla Maddox https://www.shaylamaddox.com/ about how science and tech inspire and enable her as a creator. Patreon.com/shaylamaddox Art N Glow https://www.artnglow.com/ @shaylamaddox https://twitter.com/shaylamaddox
3397 - FilmStruck Down
Oct 26 • 68 min
It’s our end of October Roundtable show. We examine the market cycles that influences the makeup of streaming service providers, take a close look at Smart Displays niche and its future, think of ways to switch careers when you’re current gets threatened…
3396 - Christie’s Came to the Obvious Conclusion
Oct 25 • 30 min
At the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, Apple’s Tim Cook, keynote warned of the need to establish laws and regulations governing the use of personal data to stop the weaponization of data.
3395 - The Ethics of Privacy
Oct 24 • 30 min
At the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, Apple’s Tim Cook, keynote warned of the need to establish laws and regulations governing the use of personal data to stop the weaponization of data.
3394 - A PC by Any Other Name…
Oct 23 • 30 min
As a greater share of professional-grade services and apps make their way to smartphones, tablets and cloud services is their a reason to own a PC anymore? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Patrick Beja.
3392 - Anonymous Sources = Black Magic
Oct 22 • 28 min
Facebook is looking to acquire security companies it believes bolster the site’s security. Who are the possible candidates and what kinds of security expertise is Facebook specifically looking for?
LABS INTERVIEW - David Malki
Oct 21 • 33 min
David Malki takes us through how he developed the Wondermark Web Comic, the benefits and challenges of using the Internet in creative enterprises and the history of the sick elephant storyline. See the comic at wondermark.com http://wondermark.com And…
3392 - Fold My Calls
Oct 19 • 31 min
Will foldable smartphones really be a thing? We check out the latest developments and discuss if there really is a market for the form factor.
3391 - China’s City Wide Night Light
Oct 18 • 30 min
Amazon whispers, Apple promises more, Samsung unveils Galaxy Book 2.
3390 - Streamlining Productivity
Oct 17 • 29 min
Much of the discussion surrounding streaming and cloud services have been around media content and videogaming. But can progressive web apps do something similar for productivity applications?
3389 - ARM taking Intel to Lunch
Oct 16 • 30 min
How will subscription and game streaming services change the face of game distribution?
3388 - Adobe Rushes to Edit
Oct 15 • 30 min
Adobe takes the wrap off a slew of tablet focused creative applications plus Photoshop for the iPad. Is this a sign that the tablet as a productivity machine has finally arrived?
3387 - YouTube Demonetizes the Duplicators
Oct 12 • 34 min
Facebook’s investigation into September’s login token attack found hackers stole details for 29 million users. How serious is this data breach and what can users do about it?
3386 - iXclusivity
Oct 11 • 32 min
With reports that Apple is readying a new digital service and Warner Media is planning a streaming service are we at risk of getting subscription fatigue?
3385 - (KaaS) Kitchen As a Service
Oct 10 • 34 min
We examine the findings from a TechCrunch story showing that shared kitchens, advanced logistics, and an increased demand for take-out might is breeding a new type of “kitchenless” restaurant.
3384 - Google Minus Google +
Oct 9 • 30 min
We share our analysis on all the new and updated products announced at the Made by Google event in NYC this morning. Plus we examine how well they stack up to their Apple, Samsung and Amazon competitors.
Facebook Announces Smart Display - DTH
Oct 8 • 4 min
DTNS is off today due to the US holiday. We’ve included the day’s headlines in the feed today as a result. Facebook’s Portal offers video calling, Intel announces 9th-gen processors and Microsoft promises to recover deleted files from a faulty Windows 10…
3383 - Pro Apple, Not Anti-Repair
Oct 5 • 31 min
An Apple memo regarding showing certain mac models must pass Apple diagnostics for certain repairs to be completed raises concerns that the company is trying to block 3rd parties from repairing Macintosh computers.
3382b - China’s Tiny Hack Into Big Data
Oct 4 • 31 min
A report by Bloomberg alleges that server hardware sold by Supermicro had surveillance chips installed by Chinese authorities at the factory with the intent to spy. Dutch agents uncover a Russian GRU operation trying to hack the OPCW (Organization for the…
3381 - Cloud Farms
Oct 3 • 31 min
Microsoft throws down the gauntlet and reveals its Surface headphones. With Apple and Google already selling their own wireless headphones/earbuds are we about to witness the opening of a new front in the war between tech ecosystems?
3380 - Assassin’s Chrome
Oct 2 • 31 min
Google announces a partnership with UbiSoft to play a streamed version of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey over the browser, the Seattle PD announces a new program to combat the practice of Swatting, and Amazon raises the minimum wage of all its US employees.
3379 - Podcasting is Dead! Again!
Oct 1 • 32 min
With declining ad revenue and company layoffs podcasting was declared dead as an ad revenue platform just a few years ago. But was that an exaggerated analysis? We examine and discuss the details behind the alleged decline of podcasting.
Labs INTERVIEW - SCIENCE!
Sep 30 • 25 min
We talk with Ashley V. Robinson about her and her husband Jason’s new comic book Science! why they chose to Kickstart it and some of the tech they use to create.
Q3 2018 Hangout
Sep 29 • 52 min
Tom, Sarah and Roger give an update on the state of DTNS and chat with the audience and take questions.
3378 - Between a Rock and Hardware
Sep 28 • 69 min
It’s our end of September round table show! We talk to Ryan Shrout of PCPer.com and Patrick Norton of TekThing and AVExcel about the future of DIY PC building and trends in PC hardware!
3377 - Amazon’s 4-Star Loss Leader
Sep 27 • 28 min
Amazon is opening a bricks-and-mortar store in New York that will only sell items that have received 4 stars or higher rating on Amazon.com. Stroke of genius or retail misstep?
3376 - The Epic Play On Sony
Sep 26 • 30 min
We take a look at curious trend from this year’s CEDIA. The overlapping of DIY Smart Home technologies and custom high-end Smart Home solutions and what it means for consumers and the companies developing the products.
3375 - Is That Tech in Your Teeth?
Sep 25 • 30 min
Qualcomm accuses Apple of sharing their source code, Instagram founders are leaving Facebook, and Tinder tries to empower women.
3374 - You Become Safer With Yubico’s Yubikey
Sep 24 • 31 min
Microsoft Ignite announcements, SiriusXM plans to buy Pandora, and first class VR.
3373 - Tesla Shocks With High Ratings
Sep 21 • 33 min
Tesla, Tesla, Tesla. We discuss the reviews of Tesla’s Model 3, what’s going on in Elon’s brain case and why Tesla is under investigation by the US Justice Department. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Len Peralta and Shannon Morse.
3372 - Is There an Echo in Here?
Sep 20 • 31 min
Amazon introduces scores of new Alexa products. New Echo’s, new features for existing echos, and an car based echo. We breakdown the announcement, pick through the product lineup and figure out what exactly you should be excited about.
3371 - Oh, Deere!
Sep 19 • 29 min
Google beats out Amazon in latest sales stats of smart speakers. Will Google try to ensconce its lead as top dog in the field and what will Amazon’s strategy be to get the title back?
3370 - Making A Chicken Out Of A Feather
Sep 18 • 30 min
YouTube is retiring its gaming App and bringing all its features directly into YouTube. Plus Google is giving up some control of AMP and Amazon plans on releasing 8 new voice-powered assistants later this year.
3369 - Benioff Buys Time
Sep 17 • 27 min
Conventional wisdom states that robots will eliminate a huge demand for human labor causing an increase in the unemployed and lead to a well spring of discontent and social tension. However, a new study from the World Economic Forum indicates that robots…
3368 - Click to Overclock
Sep 14 • 32 min
Nintendo Stream Direct unleashed a wave of upcoming titles headed for the Switch. We pick through the details and discuss what excites us most!
3367 - Amazon Primed for Government Regulation
Sep 13 • 31 min
The Verge puts forward an argument for anti-trust cases against Google, Amazon, Uber and Facebook. We examine the arguments and put forward our analysis on how this all might play out.
3366 - Anyone for XS?
Sep 12 • 32 min
Apple’s latest announcement revealed a new slate of iPhones, Watches and features and we knock our heads together to break it all down for you.
3365 - Somewhere Beyond the Sea Roomba
Sep 11 • 30 min
India’s Aadhaar ID system’s databased has been compromised via a software patch. Tinder makes its “Top Picks” curated match service available worldwide. The Ocean Cleanup Project started towing System 001 to the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” to begin…
3364 - Gemini: The Same Side of Two Coins
Sep 10 • 29 min
We checkout the latest developments in the world of cryptocurrency as New York approves the Winklesvoss backed Gemini Trust and Paxo Trust stablecoins and we raise the question about the long term stability of cryptocurrency.
3363 - Space Elevators, Will They Take Off?
Sep 7 • 30 min
The benefits of transportation science can be seen in everything we use, wear and touch. We check out the latest developments in transportation technology from space elevators to light-sails.
3362 - Oh The Hu-manity
Sep 6 • 32 min
Medical data has always been treated as sacrosanct. But if startup Hu-manity has it way you might be treating your own medical data as more of a commodity and not just a privacy issue. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Justin Robert Young.
Scapegoat Valley
Sep 5 • 32 min
The heads of Twitter and Facebook return to Capital Hill for another round of grilling. What was discussed and what will change?
3360 - E-olympics: Battle of the Thumbs
Sep 4 • 29 min
The president of the International Olympic Committee has told the AP “We cannot have in the Olympic program a game which is promoting violence or discrimination… They, from our point of view, are contradictory to the Olympic values and cannot therefore be…
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Skype: It’s New, It’s Improved, It’s Not Terrible? - DTH
Sep 3 • 4 min
A Statement of Principles on Access to Evidence and Encryption, Skype redesigned again, and Twitter’s new presence.
LABS INTERVIEW - Russ Pitts
Sep 1 • 23 min
We talk with Russ Pitts from he Escapist about why he returned to revive the publication and how he thinks the internet is doing these days.
3359 - What A Mesh Speakers Are!
Aug 31 • 32 min
Qualcomm ups the Bluetooth audio qualty game, Apple dictates developers must have a privacy policy, and LG launches an 8K OLED TV.
3358 - Curbing Cacti Crime
Aug 30 • 31 min
Google Assistant goes bilingual, Twitter tests “unfollow” feature, and microchipping cacti.
3357 - Smart Watches, It’s Not About Time!
Aug 29 • 32 min
Watches dominate IFA, Sonos wants to simplify your home audio, and Acer announces a Throne.
3356 - Verify Everyone!
Aug 28 • 30 min
Intel announces new chips, Bose enters the smart speaker market, and Google helps US Veterans transition to civilian life.
3355 - The Great Gig in the Cloud
Aug 27 • 62 min
On our August end-of-month roundtable we discuss the challenges and rewards independent musicians face in an online world.
Labs - A Smartwatch Made me Healthier
Aug 26 • 22 min
Chuck La Tournous, shares the story with us of how his smartwatch has made him healthier. Once when he had an undiagnosed blood clot problem and more recently with efforts to fight off diabetes and get in better shape. Chuck is editor and publisher of…
LABS - Technically Parenting Ep 1
Aug 25 • 29 min
Rich Stroffolino looks at how new parents should approach buying a dedicated camera
3354 - Two-Factor Boogie
Aug 24 • 30 min
Facial Recognition software installed at Washinton-Duelles flagged a man trying to enter the country illegally. Plus Epic encouraging Fortnite players to use 2FA by offering free boogie-down emote and Japan tries to prepare for flying cars.
3353 -XBox as a Service
Aug 23 • 30 min
Chipotle invests in alternative farming and agriculture tech, Australia issues new 5G guidelines, and Apple slaps Facebook for privacy concerns. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, and Justin Robert Young.
3552 - For Community Knowledge: DRM
Aug 22 • 30 min
Good Old Games has launched on a new site dedicated to promoting DRM-free content. Will it succeed in creating a DRM-free alternative to iTunes and Amazons of the digital marketplace?
3351 - Agree to Disagree on a Degree’s Pedigree
Aug 21 • 33 min
Top tech companies are looking to hire experience over formal education, Netflix wants to escape the Apple’s cut on subscriptions, and Microsoft cracks down on Russian bots.
3350 - The Giphy That Keeps on Giving
Aug 20 • 31 min
Nvidia announces new consumer video cards based on its Turing GPU architecture, Financial Times drafting rules to penalize social media platforms for not removing terrorist content within an hour of notification, and Bittorrent’s creator criticizes…
3349 - Hacking Jamboree
Aug 17 • 31 min
Shannon gives us a wrap of this years DEF CON security event. We explored the psychologically trauma that selfies can have on people with body issues. And the American Telco industry says government should kick in money to help roll out broadband to…
3348 - Amazon Preorders Theaters
Aug 16 • 30 min
Amazon has set its sights on buying Landmark theaters. What does this mean for the movie industry and will this push its rivals to pursue similar deals?
3347 - TenCent, You’ll Be A Nickel Soon
Aug 15 • 31 min
Samsung announces its 5G compliant Exynos modem, Spring and LG and working together to release a 5G smartphone in early 2019, and Verizon plans on launching 5G service in Indianapolis, Houston, Sacramento and Los Angeles. 5G is finally shaping up as a…
3346 - SaaSy Apple Apps
Aug 14 • 31 min
The Insider reports Apple is encouraging developers to move to software as a subscription model vs one time fee payment. Nvidia takes the wraps off its new Turing GPU architecture. NASA and freelancer.com have picked a winner for Astrobee Challenge.
3345 - Vote Hacking is Child’s Play
Aug 13 • 32 min
An 11 year-old at DEFCON successfully hacks the vote totals on a replica of Florida’s Secretary of State webpage. Lenovo comes out with a thin and light desktop replacement notebook. Samsung updates its SmartThings wireless hub.
LABS - GAMES - The Cloud Is Coming
Aug 11 • 46 min
In this episode, we discuss: Next XBox Rumors Fortnite bypasses the Play Store on Android Nintendo sells 20M Switch consoles With Patrick Beja and Scott Johnson.
3344 - L’Oreal, because AR is Worth It
Aug 10 • 29 min
The Amateur Traveller, Chris Christensen, joins us with his picks of must have tech for the avid traveler.
3343 - The Galaxy is Huge
Aug 9 • 31 min
We cast a analytical eye on Samsung’s torrent of details about upcoming products.
3342 - Do You Believe in Magic Leap?
Aug 8 • 30 min
The Magic Leap One is now shipping to creators in select areas. Has Magic Leap delivered on its goal of a workable virtual retinal display? And can the Magic Leap one compete in already crowded field of VR competitors?
3341 - EPIC Maneuvers
Aug 7 • 32 min
Epic’s Fortnite makes it way to Android but won’t be released via the Google Play Store. Is Fortnite and aberration with its ability to blow off the official or does it signal a change in the way consumers trust which platform they get content from?
3340 - As Android as Pie
Aug 6 • 31 min
A virus hits chip-maker TMSC causing delays of iPhone shipments. Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and Apple have removed episodes of Alex Jones’s InfoWars for violating rules against harassment, hate speech, and child endangerment. And Movie Pass says it won’t…
3339 - The Surface Price is Right
Aug 3 • 34 min
Microsoft’s Surface Go has been getting mixed reviews from the press. How does it stack up to the competition and what does this mean for the increasingly crowded creative tablet market?
3338 - Google Glass grew up and got a job
Aug 2 • 30 min
What is the state of Augmented Reality market and where will it be down the road? Plus Twitter users can no longer cross post to Facebook automatically and a hearing AI that will help prevent rollercoaster failures.
3337 - MoviePassed?
Aug 1 • 32 min
MoviePass the self-proclaimed future of movie cinemas across the nation now finds itself in a spiral of bad news borrowing $6 million to keep running, stopped access to Mission Impossible: Fallout, reduced the number of movie releases available, and…
3336 - VPN Virtual Pigeon Network
Jul 31 • 31 min
Samsung’s growth slows weighed down by low Galaxy S9 sales while Huawei posted a 15% increase in revenue. How OpenAI is improving robotic hands work. Yahoo Finance is planning on launching its own full-day live video stream network by the end of the year.
3335 - We Fix the Internet
Jul 30 • 31 min
Twitter will work with two university professors to understand the Internet “echo chamber”. A UK parliamentary committee calls for action to “build resilience against misinformation and disinformation into our democratic system”. How do we go about…
3334 - July Roundtable: Money, Sex & Likes
Jul 27 • 68 min
It’s our end of month July round table episode. We examine how robust security keys are in everyday life and why moving to physical keys in an digital world makes sense. We discuss the technology used to discover water on Mars and how this will change the…
3333 - Facebook: Maturation or Saturation?
Jul 26 • 31 min
What Facebook’s slightly low user growth means for the fate of the internet and the world, plus Windows wants to annoy you less and smart watches are finally hot! With Sarah Lane, Tom Merritt and Justin Robert Young
3332 - Where There’s Steam, There’s Chat
Jul 25 • 30 min
Facebook is rolling out “Watch Party” for all users. The company hopes that its shared viewing feature will make it competitive with streaming giants like Netflix, Amazon and YouTube. Plus Valve launched Steam Chat and Google plans on selling its own…
3331 - Xbox Swims with the Stream
Jul 24 • 31 min
As Microsoft readies plans for its next generation gaming console we examine the future of dedicated gaming hardware as software and services take on an even more outsized role in a video game console’s success.
3330 - Echoes in the Echo Chamber
Jul 23 • 30 min
Where is technology journalism failing the reader, and what should a revamped tech coverage look like? Plus Nintendo sues another rom site and Qualcomm unveils a new 5G antenna module that could be the solution to 5G signal interference.
Labs - The Fate of the Internet
Jul 21 • 25 min
Tom Merritt talks with Jack Conte about the idea that the Internet has gone from subculture to mass adoption and whether that means we can’t have nice things.
3329 - Bring a penny, get a part
Jul 20 • 34 min
How is an upstart wireless broadband provider beating an incumbent cable broadband provider? We find out as Patrick Norton shares his experience with his new internet provider. Plus are tariffs really going to increase the price of popular gadgets? We…
3328 - 99 Project Loons Go By
Jul 19 • 32 min
DC is launching the DC Universe streaming service as a hub for all of its properties. One of the chief aims of the service is to bring fans of the DC universe into a location that can provide the detail and nuance that twitter and Facebook can’t provide…
3327 - Your “Free” Isn’t Really Free
Jul 18 • 28 min
The EU has handed down a €4.3 billion fine for three cases of Google abusing its dominant Android market position. We examine the reasoning and the implications have for Google and its operations in Europe.
3326 - Airbnb On The Side of Caution
Jul 17 • 31 min
How should Airbnb handle people with criminal convictions. Should all data be made relevant or just the most recent or the most serious?
3325 - Don’t Believe the Skype
Jul 16 • 28 min
We discuss the reason’s why some of Instagram’s biggest memers are locking their accounts and going private with their posts. Will this new approach ensure enough mindshare on a crowded platform?
3324 - iPad Affinity for Photoshop
Jul 13 • 31 min
Adobe announces that it will reveal a full featured version Photoshop for the iPad this fall. What does it mean for Apple and what does it tell us about Apple’s hardware strategy. Plus MS pens a blog post detailing the implications of facial recognition…
3323 - Sealed Deal Appealed
Jul 12 • 30 min
Apple has unleashed updated MacBooks to an eagerly awaiting audience. We examine what the new machines brings and what they portend for Apple hardware in the near-future.
3322 - Taking a Magic Leap
Jul 11 • 31 min
Olio, a new startup hopes to the address the problem of food waste by users share their extra food with others in the neighborhood or help corporations donate unwanted food via volunteers. How effective is this model and can be replicated in other locales?
3321 - Game’s Addiction
Jul 10 • 33 min
Video game addiction is a relatively new phenomenon. We examine various aspects of the disorder and discuss whether or not video game addiction is a real or merely a symptom of a deeper psychological issue.
3320 - AI Chips, Can’t Stop With Just One
Jul 9 • 31 min
As the demand for AI processing takes off chip makers are scrambling for a piece of the action. We take a look at the various offerings and approaches on the market or in development.
3319 - Stop Infringing Yourself
Jul 6 • 32 min
As third-party encryption plug-ins face new scrutiny we discuss the wider implications of internet and connected technologies entering a mass-market phase where consumers want a set and forget it type of experience when it comes to security.
3318 - You NUMTOT, You!
Jul 5 • 31 min
After a recent spate of violence instigated via WhatsApp the Indian government is asking the app maker for help in cracking down on irresponsible messaging blamed for inflaming tensions. But what can WhatsApp really do and what civic and legal…
LABS - GAMES - Everything is About Fortnite
Jul 4 • 42 min
In this episode, we discuss: Our takeaways from E3 Sony’s cross play PR issues Battle passes are the new standard Steam sales recommendations (Scott: Celeste, Endless Space 2 / Patrick: Opus Magnum, Dead Cells) With Patrick Beja and Scott Johnson.
Wikipedia Blocks Italy - DTH
Jul 4 • 4 min
ZTE resumes US Business, Uber is in talks to merge with Uber and Careem Networks, and Micron faces Chinese injunction.
3317 - Fallout from Sony’s Lockout
Jul 3 • 31 min
As Sony stands firm on not allowing cross platform play on Fortnite for the PS4 we discuss the implications of Sony’s policy and whether or not change course any time soon.
3316 – Automation for the People
Jul 2 • 32 min
While much has been discussed about the disruption that automation will have on the job market, businesses and the economy not much work or thought has been giving on mitigating the fallout and the future of work. We discuss how to grapple with the…
3315 – Magic Scooter Ride
Jun 29 • 65 min
It’s our end of June round table show. This month we discuss the developer shift from single player to multi-player games. Are single-player games an endangered species? Plus electric scooter rentals from Bird and Lime electric are gaining fans around the…
3314 – KaiOS Reigns
Jun 28 • 31 min
Apple may bundle music, TV and news into a single subscription, a new Pew survey shows 74% of American adults think technology was helped their life but 36% think technology is bad for society, and Amazon is acquiring online pharmacy PillPack.Starring Tom…
3313 – Literally Yelling at the Cloud Service
Jun 27 • 30 min
Google rolls out public testing of Duplex. Google’s AI technology that can make human sounding phone calls on your behalf for reservations or appointments. We examine the impact, usefulness, and future of the technology. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane,…
3312 – Checking in on 5G
Jun 26 • 29 min
5G is coming with its promise of faster speeds. Will this wireless cell technology finally give mobile users the same speeds as broadband users? And will this new technology provide meaningful competition for incumbent broadband providers? Starring Tom…
3311 – Strawberry Robots Forever
Jun 25 • 30 min
At VidCon 2018 YouTube announced new revenue opportunities for creators and Instagram unveiled IGTV for longer format video content. We asked YouTube Lamarr Wilson for a creator’s perspective on these new policies and how it will change things moving…
3310 – Sewing the Seeds of Success
Jun 22 • 30 min
What’s the state of diversity in tech and are the steps used to help improve the situation working? Plus YouTube announces new revenue options for creators and US Supreme Court rules that privacy in the digital age includes cellphone data held by 3rd…
3309 – Chief Justice Etsy
Jun 21 • 31 min
The US Supreme Court rules that states can force online stores to collect taxes on goods sold in their jurisdiction. How will this ruling shake up the e-tailing space in the USA and what will it mean for smaller players? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane,…
3308 – Brave Enough to Browse Differently?
Jun 20 • 29 min
The Brave web browser has started voluntary testing of its new ad opt-in program where uses can choose to see targeted ads based on their browsing history. Is this a new model of how smart browsers can juggle the demands of online advertising and improved…
3307 – Musk: Listen all Y’all, It’s a Sabotage
Jun 19 • 28 min
YouTube Premium launched in the EU and Patrick Beja is excited by it. Find out what he finds so appealing about the service and why you might want to subscribe to it yourself.Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Patrick Beja. MP3 Using a…
3306 – “Flat Earth” is the Voltron of Conspiracy Theories
Jun 18 • 27 min
Conspiracy theories are a staple of the Internet. Posts about adulterated ingredients at fast food restaurants, videos about alleged political shenanigans, and forums discussing the latest evidence proving man’s greatest achievements were hoaxes find a…
LABS – Loot Boxes and Gambling
Jun 16 • 23 min
In light of Loot Box controversies, Matt Campbell, Owner of Battleshopper.com and a mobile gaming developer at a mobile gaming company, talks about his histories with trading card games and how they play (and avoid playing with) gambling laws. MP3 For all…
3305 – Graphing Graphics Card Pricing
Jun 15 • 31 min
After months of sky high GPU prices it seems the cost of a new video card is coming down. Patrick Norton from TekThing joins us with his video card picks plus a whole host of other PC part goodies that you’ll definitely want on your shopping list.Starring…
3304 – Boring Co. Says, “We Can Dig It”
Jun 14 • 29 min
What’s behind the push Article 13 of the Copyright Directive in the EU Parliament that would make things like meme subject to copyright law and what would it mean for the Internet if the legislation passes? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang…
3303 – Bless The AI Down In Africa
Jun 13 • 30 min
US District Court ruled that planned the merger of AT&T with Time Warner could go ahead. What are the market implications of this merger and how does this affect future Telecom/Media Distribution Company mergers?Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger…
3302 – Here, Have this Malware
Jun 12 • 30 min
E3 2018 is here an Patrick Beja host of gaming podcast “Pixels” is here to breakdown all the announcements for us. Plus Valve plans to launch Steam in China and a suspicious fan was given to all the journalists in Singapore for the North Korea/USA…
3301 – Keep Your Memories To Yourself
Jun 11 • 31 min
Apple puts its foot down on apps that run cryptocurrency mining in the background, Microsoft announced at E3 it acquired five game developers to bolster its first party game library, and the US Dept of Energy has launched the fastest supercomputer in the…
Q2 Hangout
Jun 10 • 57 min
Tom, Sarah, Roger and friends update us on the state of DTNS, review the DTNS mid-year survey and chat with a few of the Patreon Advisors.MP3 Direct Link For all DTNS shows, please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Follow us on Soundcloud. A special thanks to all our…
3300 – War! What is AI good for?
Jun 8 • 31 min
With Google ending its involvement in Project Maven after significant employee dissent about the company working with the military we ponder what exactly should AI be used for and perhaps more importantly what it shouldn’t be used for. Starring Tom…
3299 – Steam-ier Content
Jun 7 • 30 min
Valve unveiled a new policy allowing anything to be posted to the Steam Store as long as the content is not something Valve decides is illegal, or straight up trolling. Is this policy of relaxed control an effort to reduce the need to moderate the store…
3298 – Defrag the Seagulls
Jun 6 • 30 min
Sonos pulled the wraps off the Beam. A smart home theater sound bar that integrates Amazon’s Alexa many have speculated that its Sonos’s attempt to take over the connected living room. Will it succeed or end up on the latest in a long line of failed…
3297 – Notch Yo Full Screen Phone
Jun 5 • 29 min
We take a look at Asus announcements from this year’s Computex, China is launching a probe into DRAM price fixing, Qualcomm announced a new Snapdragon processor for PCs and Intel pulls the wraps off a special edition 5Ghz processor to celebrate its 50 yrs…
3296 – WWDC and GitHub
Jun 4 • 32 min
Apple unleashed WWDC 2018 on an expecting audience. We break down this year’s announcements and offer up our analysis on what Apple wants to do and where it wants to go. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Justin Robert Young. MP3 Using a…
LABS – ART – Road to Web Wellness
Jun 2 • 16 min
Scott got hacked, but let’s make some lemonade from that big lemon. How do you get your artwork and other content in front of people in 2018 without becoming a data manager? Scott has some thoughts. MP3 For all DTNS shows, please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Follow us…
3295 – Winged iPads
Jun 1 • 32 min
ARM releases the specs on their new 7nm SoC design. Facebook shuts down its trending site from the top its page. California launches two pilot programs to allow autonomous vehicles pick up passengers.Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Len Peralta, Roger…
3294 – Film is the New Vinyl
May 31 • 29 min
The influential VC, Mary Meeker, has released her highly anticipated 2018 Internet Trends report. We break down her analysis and discuss the implications of her findings.Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Justin Robert Young. MP3 Using a…
3293 – Patrick is Our Ear Bud
May 30 • 31 min
Patrick Norton is back with his recommendations for the best earbuds on the market. Plus researchers in Finland have discovered “time crystals” that may make it possible to build quantum computers without the need for zero temperature to operate and why…
3292 – Tapping Buskers
May 29
Cashless payments is changing the way customers pay for goods and services, but how well does it work for non-traditional situations, like busking, where cash has always been king? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Iyaz Akhtar and Roger Chang. MP3 Using a…
3291 – GDPR Consent Debris
May 25 • 31 min
General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR, the EU’s new data privacy rules start today. Already some EU users have been blocked from sites, access to social media platforms limited for others, and lawsuits against large tech firms in the process of being…
3290 – All Aboard the Hellscape Train
May 24
Elon Musk goes on a tweet storm about the truthiness of major media outlets. Musk wants to setup a website where the public can rate the credibility of news outlets and ‘core-truth’ of news stories. We examine the issue, the problem and proposed solution.…
3289 – Comcast vs Disney, Fight!
May 23
Comcast signals its intent for a hostile bid for 21st Century Fox’s assets. What are the implications if its successful and what will Disney’s counter offer be, if it makes one? Starring Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, and Roger Chang MP3 Using a Screen…
3288 – A Fortnite Prize of EPIC Proportions
May 22
Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO mentioned in an investor relations call that the PlayStation 4 was entering the final phase of its life cycle. Cryptic words to be sure but what does this mean for the PlayStation console and does it signal…
3287 – Australian Roundtable
May 22 • 70 min
It’s our end of May DTNS round table. This month we examine technology issues from an Australian perspective like; how is net neutrality viewed in Australia and how does the proximity to Asia influence the direction and scope of tech in the…
3286 – A Tidal Wave of Security News
May 18 • 31 min
With recent stories covering data security issues from cellphone location data tracking to PGP and S/MIME vulnerabilities we have Shannon Morse here to break it all down and give us an infosec perspective.Starring Sarah Lane, Shannon Morse, Roger Chang…
3285 – All Bets are On
May 17 • 28 min
Federal laws restricting Sports Gambling in the United States have been struck down by the Supreme Court. Will this start a new gold rush into online gambling as companies take advantage and who will be the winners and the losers?Starring Sarah Lane,…
3284 – The Student has become the Cheater
May 16 • 32 min
Cheating on exams has been constant thorn in the side of schools and the halls of higher education. But with smart phones, wearables and the internet cheating has become so ubiquitous some schools are taking drastic action to limit student access to…
3283 – The UK Unfriends Zuck
May 15 • 30 min
Twitter is implementing a new system based on thousands of behavioral signals to filter our tweet replies, searches, and recommendations. Will this help curb abusive and bullying behavior on the platform or will other more invasive measures be…
3282 – Tales from the Encrypt
May 14 • 28 min
Researchers have uncovered vulnerabilities in PGP and S/MIME, Tesla engineers reveal they considered adding driver attentiveness when developing the autopilot feature, Uber riders can now rate their ride mid-trip and Apple faces a class action lawsuit…
3281 – Scratch Your Coding Itch
May 11 • 30 min
As coding becomes a indispensable and respected skill some toy makers have developed STEM toys to help children, especially girls, develop and interest in coding. We take a look at the latest wave of programmable toys to hit the shelves.Starring Tom…
3280 – Udder Corruption
May 10
Google wants to help people improve their Digital Wellbeing. What does that mean and is this is a sign that even large tech companies acknowledge too much technology can be a detriment to one’s health? Starring Tom Merritt, Roger Chang and Justin Robert…
3279 – Plane Cheese
May 9 • 30 min
Microsoft announces new features for Windows that’ll roll out by the end of the year, Walmart is buying Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart, Valve says Steamlink will arrive for iOS and Android May 21st, and EA goes all in on Loot-boxes despite legal rulings…
3278 – Google, Please
May 8 • 30 min
We break down the announcements from this years action packed Google I/O, and cover everything from AI developments and roll-outs to new Android features and updates to News, Maps and Waymo!Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Patrick Beja.…
3277 – Microsoft Edges Toward IoT and AI
May 7 • 30 min
We examine all info-packed Monday announcements from this year’s Microsoft BUILD event. Plus Robocalls are still a thing and unfortunately they’re getting worse and Spotify is not a publicly traded company. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang…
LABS – GAMES – It’s Not For Me, But I’m Glad It Exists
May 5 • 42 min
In this episode, we discuss:God of War Nintendo Labo Red Dead Redemption 2 PS2 games on Playstation Now Oculus Go Financial results Battle Royale craze at E3 With Patrick Beja and Scott Johnson. MP3 For all DTNS shows, please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Follow us on…
3276 – Feel the Disturbance in the AR Force?
May 4 • 29 min
With Disney updating its Star Wars: Jedi Challenges lightsaber duel AR game to allow multiplayer we’d figured its time to examine the current state of the VR/AR consumer market. Plus Germany techsite heise.de reports 8 new Spectre-like vulnerabilities…
3275 – Amazon Has Body Image Issues
May 3 • 28 min
Amazon wants to shake up the apparel business by having customers 3D scan their body so they can get a more exact fit when selecting clothes from the Amazon Store. Will this force traditional retailers to follow suit and how will customers react to the…
3274 – Don’t Believe the Headline Hype
May 2 • 30 min
Apple’s earnings are in and far from the predicted bloodbath the iPhone sales were up. Where did the analysts go wrong? Plus Open Whisper Systems gets a warning from Amazon about domain fronting their secure messaging app Signal with Amazon.com. Starring…
3273 – D8. It’s Your F8
May 1 • 28 min
We analyze the latest announcements from Facebook’s F8 conference. Plus the British Parliament gives Facebook CEO Zuckerberg an ultimatum. Voluntarily give evidence before Parliament or get a summons the next time he steps foot in the UK.Starring Tom…
3272 – End Graphic Violence (in GPU Pricing)!
Apr 30 • 31 min
In the market to upgrade you PC or Mac desktop display? We got TekThing’s Patrick Norton on the show to talk about what you should be on the lookout for when buying a new computer monitor. Plus France.com’s owner files suit against France and T-Mobile and…
LABS – INTERVIEW – Jack Conte, CEO of Patreon
Apr 28 • 27 min
We talk with jack Conte about how Patreon came about, and the challenges it faces as it grows. MP3 For all DTNS shows, please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Follow us on Soundcloud. A special thanks to all our supporters–without you, none of this would be possible. If…