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Scorpion on the YouTube Turtle - DTNS 3839
Aug 6 • 30 min
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…
Is This For Reels? - DTNS 3838
Aug 5 • 31 min
We examine all the announcements from this year’s Samsung Unpacked event. Starring Tom Merritt,Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
R2-Feed-U - DTNS 3837
Aug 4 • 33 min
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…
TikTok365 - DTNS 3836
Aug 3 • 31 min
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.…
Let’s Buy TikTok - DTNS 3835
Jul 31 • 32 min
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.…
Antitrust or Just Antitrustworthy? - DTNS 3834
Jul 30 • 31 min
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. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy…
Can You Hearing Me Now? - DTNS 3833
Jul 29 • 32 min
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,…
AI Stories That Write Themselves - DTNS 3832
Jul 28 • 30 min
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. Link to the Show Notes. See…
Unreal Fans - DTNS 3831
Jul 27 • 32 min
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. Link to the…
Driving A Fork Into Intel - DTNS 3830
Jul 24 • 33 min
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…
A Punch In The Face-book - DTNS 3829
Jul 23 • 32 min
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…
Tap to Cheer - DTNS 3828
Jul 22 • 31 min
Crowd noise is being piped into stadiums for sports played without fans using foley from video game companies like EA sports and Sony Interactive. With life now seemingly imitating video games where do we go from there? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane,…
Kiwibots, Roll Out! - DTNS 3827
Jul 21 • 29 min
Xbox’s Phil Spencer is pushing for developers to make their games cross compatible across Xbox One, PC and xCloud including the first slew of titles for the upcoming Xbox Series X next-gen console. Will Microsoft pursuit of non-platform specific titles…
Practice Safer Internet, People - DTNS 3826
Jul 20 • 32 min
Unwanted and inappropriate sexting is an all too common problem. Katelyn Bowden, CEO of Badassarmy, with some advice on how to navigate the issue Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Katelyn Bowden, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See…
:earth_americas: :smiley: :date: DTNS 3825
Jul 17 • 31 min
It’s World Emoji Day and Google and Apple revealed their versions of the 117 new emoji coming later this year as part of Unicode’s emoji 13.0 update. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Robb Dunewood, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See…
High Crimes and Social Engineering - DTNS 3824
Jul 16 • 32 min
Twitter was the subject of a major hack compromising the accounts of high profile accounts including Bill Gates, President Obama, and Elon Musk. What was behind the activity and what are the ramifications. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert…
Staycation With The PS5 - DTNS 3823
Jul 15 • 31 min
Facebook are revising their estimates for their VR hardware upwards and Sony is ramping up production of their upcoming PS5 console. Are these moves based on hard numbers or generous assumptions? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane,Scott Johnson, Roger Chang…
It’s A Rolling Hat Rack! - DTNS 3822
Jul 14 • 31 min
Can a skinny minimalist robot that resembles a coat rack be the future of robots in the home? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane,Patrick Beja, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
TikTok Don’t Stop, Make It Pop - DTNS 3821
Jul 13 • 31 min
Tik Tok faces new scrutiny as companies and political parties urge employees and members to delete the app from their personal Android or iOS devices due to security concerns. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane,Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the Show Notes.…
Deep Fakes, Real Friday - DTNS 3820
Jul 10 • 35 min
Deepfakes often feature in contentious debates regarding news and the dissemination of information. But exactly is a deepfake and how should society approach the issue in an informed manner? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Shannon Morse, Alyssa Miller,…
How to Protect Your Business - DTNS 3819
Jul 9 • 32 min
What can your operation do to keep its data secure? We examine the key elements of infosec every business needs to know. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Allan Alford, Mike Johnson, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See…
Keep Your Data Kosher - DTNS 3818
Jul 8 • 31 min
With an increase in the number of people working from home securing your home data infrastructure has never been more urgent. Seth Rosenblatt from The Parallax breaks down the things you need to know to ensure your telecommute is as secure as possible.…
ICS Security is a Baby - DTNS 3817
Jul 7 • 34 min
There’s a lot of fear, uncertainty and doubt about malicious attackers hacking the power grid, the water system and other industrial systems. What does it take to secure those facilities and who’s responsible? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick…
My Dog’s Name is Two-Factor - DTNS 3816
Jul 6 • 31 min
Despite what movies tell us, the number one way thieves and hackers access our bank accounts, credit information and other sensitive data is through socially engineering. Infosec engineer, Stephanie Ihezukwu, is here to explain ways to know you’re…
OneWeb Purchased by Consortium Led by the UK Government - DTH
Jul 3 • 5 min
A consortium led by the UK government purchases the satellite operator OneWeb, Reliance Jio Platforms launches JioMeet, and EU regulators are looking into Google’s acquisition of FitBit. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Advertising By Not Advertising - DTNS 3815
Jul 2 • 30 min
As over 500 join in a boycott of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg stated there would be no change in company policy telling staff he believes that advertisers will return to the platform eventually. Is he right or just blind to obvious discontent from users and…
To DFinity and Beyond! - DTNS 3814
Jul 1 • 32 min
Swiss decentralized computing company Dfinity announced its Internet Computer is now open for third-party developers to build serverless apps that do not need a host to run from the cloud. Internet Computer runs across multiple independent data centers…
All The Meat That’s Fit To Print - DTNS 3813
Jun 30 • 31 min
Discord posted Tuesday that it will shift its focus from video game communication to broader community creation. What’s behind the shift and what are Discord’s goals? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the Show…
Would You Like to Super Charge that For a $1? - DTNS 3812
Jun 29 • 30 min
Disney Research scientists and ETH Zurich published a paper on a neural-network based method for swapping faces in photos and video at a resolution high enough for use in film and TV Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Anthony Carboni, Roger Chang and Joe…
The Great Outdoor Cinema - DTNS 3811
Jun 26 • 31 min
Microsoft shuts down its retail stores, verizon and Unilever join the move to pull ad money from facebook and the best TV projectors for watching in your garden. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Robert Heron, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe, Amos Link to…
Pay the Paywall - DTNS 3810
Jun 25 • 33 min
Amazon launches a crime-fighting unit, Goldman Sachs won’t let you use their font to criticize them and Google offers to pay publishers. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe, Amos. Link to show notes here. See…
A Facepalm for Facial Recognition - DTNS 3809
Jun 24 • 31 min
Amazon wants to compete with cable TV, the scoop on whether giving up your phone passcode is self-incrimination and the first mistaken arrest involving facial recognition. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, and Roger Chang. Link to show…
Oculus Gone - DTNS 3808
Jun 23 • 31 min
Patrick Beja weighs in on Apple’s WWDC announcements. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, Roger Chang, Amos. Link to show notes here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apple Arms itself at WWDC - DTNS 3807
Jun 22 • 32 min
Apple finished up their WWDC 2020 presentation this morning. What was revealed and is Apple’s official news regarding their shift to in-house ARM based silicon more about what’s good for Apple vs what’s good for their customers? Starring Tom Merritt,…
Notable Names in Technology - DTNS 3806
Jun 19 • 31 min
We take a look at the African Americans engineers and inventors who’ve made wide-ranging contributions to technology development. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Shannon Morse, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy…
Have You Been Driven by a Ford Lately? - DTNS 3805
Jun 18 • 31 min
Twitter rolled out an update that allows people to record up to 140 secs of audio and tweet sounds. Is this something users need or want? Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See…
Hey! You Can’t Do That, Says Apple - DTNS 3804
Jun 17 • 33 min
Monday Basecamp launched a subscription email client, called Hey, for iOS. However, required updates to the app have been blocked by Apple whom Basecamp has a disagreement regarding how subscription fees are collected. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane,…
Instagram Is News to Me - DTNS 3803
Jun 16 • 31 min
A 2020 Reuters Institute Digital News report notes that people rely on Instagram for news twice as much as they did in 2018, particularly young adults. What will this mean for social media platforms like Twitter and how will news agencies evolve to adapt…
Git with the Changes - DTNS 3802
Jun 15 • 31 min
GitHub plans to replace tern “master” with alternative term to avoid slavery references. What other terms could come up for consideration and how will that change look? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Veronica Belmont, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show…
UPS: Uninterrupted Podcast Supply - DTNS 3801
Jun 12 • 31 min
Robb Dunewood shares his experience on keeping a live podcast going when Mother Nature turns the lights out. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Robb Dunewood, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
A Year-Long Snooze Button - DTNS 3800
Jun 11 • 31 min
Wednesday the California Public Utilities Commission ruled that it considers Uber drivers to be employees. Uber, Lyft and any other transportation networking companies must provide workers compensation for all employees by July 1 or see their license…
Facebook Doesn’t Tell Tails - DTNS 3799
Jun 10 • 30 min
Can a small startup accomplish what $2 billion dollar Quibi could not? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Macs with ARM getting Legs - DTNS 3798
Jun 9 • 31 min
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman’s sources say that at WWDC on June 22, Apple may announce that it will replace Intel chips in Macs with its own ARM-based processors. IBM wrote a letter to members of the US Congress announcing it no longer offers general purpose…
I Got 99 Clips, Are they Legal? - DTNS 3797
Jun 8 • 30 min
Despite the predicted doom and gloom over Airbnb’s future due to COVID-19 the latest numbers from the company suggest a resurgent interest in the company’s services. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane and Roger Chang, Joe Link to the Show Notes. See…
That Sounds Like Good Advice - DTNS 3796
Jun 5 • 33 min
Correct speaker placement can go a long way towards enjoying your home audio setup. Simple things that often require little to no money. Patrick shares his insights on what to do. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Norton,Len Peralta, Roger Chang,…
I > Robot - DTNS 3795
Jun 4 • 30 min
As protests over police brutality continue new scrutiny is being placed on Big Tech’s ties to law enforcement. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
Should We Go To CES 2021? - DTNS 3794
Jun 3 • 32 min
The CEA has greenlit CES for 2021 in Las Vegas. Is this a wise move in light of continuing COVID-19 infections and will anyone show up? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for…
Rotate Me For Two Grand - DTNS 3793
Jun 2 • 31 min
Google announced new features for its Pixel line of Android phones, AT&T confirmed to the Verge that its HBO Max streaming service will not count against AT&T Mobile’s traditional data caps or the soft data caps on unlimited plans, and Samsung launched…
Time to Listen
Jun 1 • 50 min
We take a day off to hear from black contributors to DTNS and its wider circle. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Step Chicken, What Are You Doing? - DTNS 3792
May 29 • 31 min
A New York Times piece by Taylor Lorenz examines the phenomenon of the TikTok cult. Rabid followers of seemingly innocuous TikTok creators. What can influencers expect from these fan bases are how are they different from ones that rise-up from Instagram…
Rezoning Safe Harbor - DTNS 3791
May 28 • 28 min
After Twitter afixed a fact-check label on a tweet from Donald Trump the US president has threatened to sign an executive order removing safe harbor provisions from social media platforms. What does this mean and what will it do to social media outlets?…
DTNS Special - What is Safe Harbor/ CDA Section 230
May 28 • 18 min
In a sneak peek at an upcoming podcast series, Tom Merritt explains what Safe Harbor is and specifically US Section 230 of the CDA. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Tweets and Consequences - DTNS 3790
May 27 • 31 min
As Twitter tries to navigate a highly-charged political landscape, what things are they trying to do to insure tweets from World Leaders are filled with misleading or false information? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe.…
The Passion Gig Economy - DTNS 3789
May 26 • 31 min
The social media service, Cameo, lets you buy short custom videos from celebrities. Is this tipping point for the “passion economy” and what will people request from their celebrities? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, Roger Chang, Joe. Link…
Sony to Release the Xperia 1 II on July 24th for $1,199 - DTH
May 25 • 6 min
Sony sets the release and price of its Xperia 1 II flagship phone, Unc0ver releases an iOS jailbreak for the current version of iOS, and the latest firmware for Texas Instrument graphic calculators ends support for assembly and C programs. See…
Pac-GAN - DTNS 3788
May 22 • 31 min
An Nvidia created A.I. has replicated the game Pac-Man using a machine learning framework called generative adversarial networks. Why is this achievement notable and what will be learned from it? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Shannon Morse, Len…
5G Is Fast If You Can Get It - DTNS 3787
May 21 • 31 min
Netflix is rolling out a feature to automatically un-subscribe users from their service if it hasn’t had activity for a year. Is this Netflix responding to consumer subscription fatigue or a clever marketing ploy? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin…
Third AI Blind - DTNS 3786
May 20 • 32 min
In an opinion piece in Wired noted futurist Ray Kurzweil has advocated for more AI assistance in vaccine research. What’s behind his advocacy and can AI really speed up vaccine development? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang,…
The Algorithm Runaround - DTNS 3785
May 19 • 34 min
Microsoft BUILD is happening and we share all the important news from the event and breakdown what it all means. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, Xavier Guillemane, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy…
Look Ma, No Mirrors - DTNS 3784
May 18 • 30 min
Canon’s recently announced R5 camera promises to be a beast. With 8K recording at 30p, IBIS, and dual-pixel AF it ticks all the boxes in the must-have list. But can it help offset the growing decline in the consumer digital camera market? Starring Tom…
Civil Liberties in the Age of COVID - DTNS
May 16 • 30 min
In this special Politics Politics Politics! snippet, Justin talks to Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Cindy Cohn about ways our digital civil liberties could be affected during the Covid19 crisis. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Facebook Getting Giphy With It - DTNS 3783
May 15 • 32 min
The US moves to cutoff Huawei from global suppliers and added an additional year to the ban on ZTE and Huawei in the US. What does this latest spat between China and the US mean for consumers and the technology industry? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane,…
The Theater is Open. Norway! Really? - DTNS 3782
May 14 • 34 min
With stay-at-home orders flat-lining movie theater attendance what does the future hold for the way movies are seen, distributed and sold? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Chris Mancini, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the Show Notes.…
The Elephant in the Zoom - DTNS 3781
May 13 • 31 min
With Zoom’s increased popularity the number of social faux pas on the service has also increased. What are rules of etiquette when you Zoom and where are they codified? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the Show…
Home Tweet Home - DTNS 3780
May 12 • 31 min
Twitter announced it will add labels to mark tweets with misleading information on COVID-19. This is the latest attempt by the social media platform to fight disinformation. Is this enough and have its other attempts borne fruit? Starring Tom Merritt,…
No Reply at All - DTNS 3779
May 11 • 31 min
Much has been made regarding the UK’s efforts in creating a contact tracing app to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. How is it coming along and does it work as intended? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Charlotte Henry, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to…
Ziploc, Stock and Two Moving Boxes - DTNS 3778
May 8 • 31 min
Moving can be a challenge but moving your tech along with you adds an extra layer of hassle. Find out how Patrick Norton moves his considerable amount of gear to a new place. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Norton, Len Peralta, Roger Chang and…
Where The Sidewalk Ends - DTNS 3777
May 7 • 31 min
As the way society works is dramatically changed by a pandemic, big tech is having to forecast long term developments based on an uncertain future landscape. How do they adapt and what will big tech look like in a few years time? Starring Tom Merritt,…
A More Appealing Facebook - DTNS 3776
May 6 • 31 min
Facebook’s Oversight Board names its first 20 members. The board is an independent entity to oversee content moderation disputes that have exhausted appeals at Facebook and Instagram. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe,…
It’s Not A Hit If It Can’t Break The Internet - DTNS 3775
May 5 • 30 min
Music blog Consequence of Sound’s Meggie Gates wrote an article titled “Embracing a Future Where Memes Choose the Hit Songs. The fate of a pop artist now belongs in the hands of Twitch, Twitter, and Tik Tok”. Is this true and if so who becomes the new…
Donkey Wronged - DTNS 3774
May 4 • 31 min
Billy Mitchell the erstwhile Donkey Kong champ filed case against Twin Galaxies for removing his score in April 2019. This July will see the score ranker and the Mitchell face off in court to decide its fate. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang,…
Shelter in Bass - DTNS 3773
May 1 • 35 min
With more people spending an increased amount of time in front of the TV we asked Home Theater guru Robert Heron on tips to improve on the HDTV sound experience. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Robert Heron, Len Peralta and Joe. Link to…
Theaters vs Studios - FIGHT!!! - DTNS 3772
Apr 30 • 33 min
As movie theaters remain empty due to COVID-19 a fights a brewing between studios who want to release their feature films as on demand content and theater owners who want to retain exclusivity windows for new releases. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane,…
Look what AI made! - DTNS 3771
Apr 29 • 30 min
Autonomous vehicles promise an exciting future but how do you develop the technology during a pandemic? And will priorities shift when the emergency passes? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson and Joe. Link to Show Notes. See…
In Amazon We Antitrust - DTNS 3770
Apr 28 • 31 min
How are various countries implementing contact tracing apps and which ones should we be concerned about? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Beja and Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The TikTok Doc is In - DTNS 3769
Apr 27 • 29 min
Twitter has made doctors and other medical professionals social media celebrities. But are they ready for it and can they help stop the spread of false and misleading medical information? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the…
Internet of Noises - DTNS 3768
Apr 24 • 31 min
We take a look at the security implications of the Google and Apple’s joint contact tracing system. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Shannon Morse, Len Peralta and Joe Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
An Apple of Ice and Fire - DTNS 3767
Apr 23 • 30 min
Bezos steps back into the captain’s seat at Amazon as the company faces renewed scrutiny from government regulators. Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young and Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy…
Gaming The Pandemic - DTNS 3766
Apr 22 • 32 min
In an apparent dichotomy games sales have trended upwards while game production has stalled. What’s the behind the stats and what does it tells us about COVID-19’s impact on video game production? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott…
You Can’t Fire Me, I Rage Quit! - DTNS 3765 - DTNS 3765
Apr 21 • 29 min
eRacing has seen sizable growth after live motorsports events were cancelled due to COVID-19. How has NASCAR fared in this new digital realm and how have its drivers reacted? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Jenn Cutter and Joe. Link to the…
Study Finds Science Works! - DTNS 3764
Apr 20 • 31 min
Is technology blunting our children’s social skills? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Allison Sheridan and Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Working in the New Normal - DTNS 3763
Apr 17 • 33 min
Telecommuting is often touted as the solution to quarantined-at-home workers. But are the realities of telecommuting and is it really the panacea for populations who practice social distancing? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Robb Dunewood,…
Zoom Wasn’t the First Zoom - DTNS 3762
Apr 16 • 31 min
Twitter is a bastion of trolling, bots and quotable comments. But recently oncologists have reported it has been a valuable source of oncology related information and data. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young, Joe. Link to…
Best Ways To Escape Reality - DTNS 3761
Apr 15 • 32 min
As another week of COVID-19 quarantining passes, people are looking for a way to escape their situation with the help of virtual on-line experiences and VR. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson, Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See…
Slinging Trials - DTNS 3760
Apr 14 • 31 min
Patrick Norton is on to talk about free streaming options and his own streaming setup as he crisscrosses the country. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Norton Link to Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
A Que to Shop Online - DTNS 3759
Apr 13 • 32 min
A Que to Shop Online - DTNS 3759 SimilarWeb reported that YouTube website traffic was up 15% as people tuned in during COVID-19 lockdowns. But that doesn’t mean that creators are seeing a similar increase in revenue. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane,…
COVID-19 Mutation and Infection - GDI 3755 Excerpt
Apr 11 • 21 min
We’ve received requests asking if we could post an excerpt of GDI 3755 post-show discussion with Dr. Kiki on how COVID-19 mutates and infects people. So here it is for everyone to access. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Beyond The Paleontology - DTNS 3758
Apr 10 • 31 min
Dinosaur bones are the stuff of imaginations, movies and epic museum displays. But how has technology changed the way we dig up fossils and more importantly they way we study them? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Riley Black. Link to the…
Appreciating the Little Things in Life - DTNS 3757
Apr 9 • 32 min
Microscopes are a common fixture in labs the world over. But what makes modern microscopy tools different from the ones everyone used in HS biology? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young and Ariel Waldman. Link to the Show…
Digging for Toilets - DTNS 3756
Apr 8 • 31 min
The days of Indiana Jones in archaeology is over. Now its all about drones, LIDAR, and DNA sequencing. Found out how tech innovations are changing the way we do archaeology. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Annalee Newitz, Roger Chang,…
It’s always Sunny in Dr Kiki’s Basement - DTNS 3755
Apr 7 • 33 min
Dr. Kirsten Sanford from This Week In Science is here to answer your technology related questions about COVID-19 Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Kiki Sanford, Patrick Beja, Joe. Link to Show Notes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and…
Get Your Aerogel To Mars - DTNS 3754
Apr 6 • 30 min
Colonizing Mars is the stuff of Fiction. From movies to TV shows everybody has a plan for Mars. But to actually colonize another planet you need to make it a place where humans can actually survive. While domed cities might seem like a solution for some…
1999 Nice + 2020 Memes - DTNS 3753
Apr 3 • 31 min
Has mandatory stay-at-home orders changed they way we behave online? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Chris Ashely, Len Peralta, Joe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
COVID Ad Ops - DTNS 3752
Apr 2 • 31 min
Intel unveils new mobile CPU parts in response to AMD’s Ryzen 9 4000 enthusiast mobile processor announcement last month. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Justin Robert Young. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Skype’s The Limit - DTNS 3751
Apr 1 • 32 min
As telecommuters and families flock to Zoom for their teleconferencing needs why has Skype not seen a similar boost in use or recognition? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane,Scott Johnson, and Roger Chang. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
This is Your Brain on Text - DTNS 3750
Mar 31 • 32 min
The Intercept reveals Zoom doesn’t use end-to-end encryption, neuro-scientists discover a way to turn brain activity into text and Fitbit announces a new activity tracker. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Patrick Beja See…
Fight For Your Rights To Privacy - DTNS 3749
Mar 30 • 30 min
As health authorities race to contact trace infected patients with people in the public many are turning to smartphones as way to speed-up the process. But are there privacy issues related to this method and how can they be mitigated? Starring Tom…
Zoom Responsibly - DTNS 3748
Mar 27 • 32 min
With so many people turning to Zoom for their teleconferencing needs, as they work from home, what are the security risks of the platform and what can be done to mitigate them? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Shannon Morse and Len Peralta…
No Goose On Christmas - DTNS 3747
Mar 26 • 31 min
A new Pew study suggests people who receive COVID-19 news primarily through social media have greater misconceptions around the disease. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
DTNS Special - How to Stream Video from Home
Mar 25 • 54 min
We share our experiences and our personal tech setups for streaming video from out homes. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Bryce Castillo, Justin Robert Young, Shannon Morse, Allison Sheridan, Scott Johnson, Joe, Amos See acast.com/privacy…
Hack the Virus! - DTNS 3746
Mar 25 • 30 min
A round-up of all the COVID-19 related tech stories of the day including MIT’s plan to release plans for a low cost respirator and WHO partnering with tech companies. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson See acast.com/privacy for…
Comfort Media - DTNS 3745
Mar 24 • 32 min
We share our tips on keeping ourselves busy when we’re sheltering-at-home and not working. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Beja See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Please Influencer Responsibly - DTNS 3744
Mar 23 • 32 min
As new travel restrictions come into effect to slow the spread of COVID-19 how are influencers changing the way they produce and present content for their audience? Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Lamarr Wilson, Joe, Roger Chang See…
Net-WORKing Indeed - DTNS 3743
Mar 20 • 30 min
With more and more people telecommuting to work the strain on ISP networks could be immense. What are some companies to relieve that pressure? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Patrick Norton See acast.com/privacy for privacy and…
A Bit Of Distancing - DTNS 3742
Mar 19 • 31 min
How will America’s manufacturing industry respond to the COVID-19 outbreak and will it be enough? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young, Joe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
General Data, Meet Private Info – DTNS 3741
Mar 18 • 31 min
The US government is in talks with tech companies regarding the use of location data to track and slow the spread and affects of COVID-19. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson, Joe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
Lost in the Amazon - DTNS 3740
Mar 17 • 31 min
Major tech companies are working together to stop misinformation about COVID-19 from spreading, while elevating authoritative content on their platforms. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Patrick Beja See acast.com/privacy for privacy and…
Survey Says: That’s a Horrible Answer 3739
Mar 16 • 30 min
Allison Sheridan recently tried the Android smartphone to experience ecosystem. She shares her experiences with it and the problems with security updates. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hats Off To No Caps - DTNS 3738
Mar 13 • 29 min
As enormity of COVID-19 begins to affect various parts of society how has big tech responding to the challenges of the outbreak. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Robb Dunewood, Len Peralta See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
Who Does Cybersecurity Look Like?
Mar 12 • 29 min
How a diverse Infosec team can anticipate and dodge security risks. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Joe Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
All the Right Packets In All the Wrong Places - DTNS 3736
Mar 11 • 29 min
COVID-19 has the potential to hammer home ISPs as companies and their employees consider telecommuting as an option over working from an office. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson, Joe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and…
I’m Gonna Pop Some Airtags - DTNS 3735
Mar 10 • 29 min
Leaked iOS 14 code reveals clues about updates to the interface, plus hints about iPad Pro, iPhone 9, and AirTags refreshes. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Beja, Joe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Working From Home Improvement - DTNS 3734
Mar 9 • 28 min
Working from home at the request of your job? We’ve got some tips on how to secure your person PC setup when telecommuting into the office. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young, Joe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and…
Night of the Living Gadgets - DTNS 3733
Mar 6 • 28 min
Can you bring back obsolete and old tech from dead even after the manufacturer stops support or ceases to exist? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Nicole Lee See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Broken Facts Machine - DTNS 3732
Mar 5 • 31 min
Facebook’s attempt at fact-checking political posts runs into a problem as various fact-checking partners contradict each other a recent POTUS comment. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young See acast.com/privacy for privacy…
Reasoning>Math = Coder - DTNS 3731
Mar 4 • 29 min
New research from the University of Washington shows strong correlation between language skills, reasoning capability, and working memory as key indicators of coding ability beating out mathematical capability. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger…
The Security Spoon - DTNS 3730
Mar 3 • 31 min
We get a wrap from this year’s RSA conference from security-news website “The Parallax” founder and editor-in-chief Seth Rosenblatt. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Seth Rosenblatt, Joe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
Everyone Quit Social Media Now! - DTNS 3729
Mar 2 • 29 min
More and more people are feeling unhappy. Is social media to blame or is just exposing older and more systemic social issues? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
League of Later - DTNS 3728
Feb 28 • 31 min
How are professional e-sports leagues dealing with the fallout from fears of COVID-19 and will their strategies be effective? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Len Peralta, Jenn Cutter See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Remix the Smithsonian - DTNS 3727
Feb 27 • 29 min
Northrup-Grumman rescue satellite successfully linked up with the ailing Intelsat 901, Urban rolls-out its in-app language translation tool, and the Smithsonian published 2.8 million images, data and 3D models under the Open Access program. Starring Tom…
All Melodies Belong To Us! - DTNS 3726
Feb 26 • 30 min
Some clever musicians are trying to place every melody under a Creative Common’s License to bring an end to music copyright lawsuits regarding melodies they feel are stifling creativity. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe…
How do you like them Amazon Apples? – DTNS 3725
Feb 25 • 29 min
Tractor-hailing could help farmers not only get more crop yields but better bank loans too, and airponics could make your airplane food better than what you eat at home. Plus Microsoft’s attempt to secure our Smart Home future. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah…
Mobile World Announcements - DTNS 3724
Feb 24 • 29 min
Just because Mobile World Congress has been cancelled it doesn’t mean there aren’t phones that need announcing. Plus new GPU info on Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox Series X and new search box for Google? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang See…
Now You’re Speaking my Language - DTNS 3723
Feb 21 • 32 min
David Ginsberg - Host and Producer of “In Touch With iOS” podcast explains how he manages to use a tablet as his main everyday computing device. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, David Ginsburg, Len Peralta See acast.com/privacy for privacy…
Ain’t No Party Like A 3rd Party Party - DTNS 3722
Feb 20 • 29 min
Apple is considering letting users set third-party web browser and email defaults in iOS. Is this a win for consumers? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Photoshop at 30 - DTNS 3721
Feb 19 • 29 min
Popular image manipulation tool Photoshop turns 30. We examine the various developments in Adobe’s breakout application through time. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Space, the Private Frontier - DTNS 3720
Feb 18 • 30 min
Critics attack Samsung’s Galaxy Z foldable phone, Dutch man runs dairy from barge and Space X wants to put you in orbit, for a price! Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Joe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Zuckerberg Discusses Framework for Regulating Social Media Content - DTH
Feb 17 • 5 min
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says harmful content on social media should have a regulation framework between traditional media and a telco, Google plans to shutdown Google Station, and Redbox launches a free ad-supported live TV service. See…
Team Teams or Team Slack? - DTNS 3719
Feb 14 • 33 min
Which collaborative messaging platform works best in a corporate environment; Slack or Teams? Rob Dunewood is here to break it down for us. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Robb Dunewood, Len Peralta, Roger Chang See acast.com/privacy for privacy and…
Nevada Gambles on A Tool - DTNS 3718
Feb 13 • 31 min
In light of the failure of the app at the Iowa Caucus Nevada will instead use a tool pre-installed on iPads that are not connected to the Internet. Unlike the Iowa app, the Nevada iPad tool will only be used in the room to collate those numbers. Will this…
Low Visibility Into Blizzard - DTNS 3717
Feb 12 • 29 min
Activision Blizzard is removing its games from the Nvidia GeForce Now game streaming service, including Overwatch, WoW, and the Call of Duty series. What can Nvidia do and does this bode well for GeForce Now? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang,…
Mobile World Canceled? - DTNS 3716
Feb 11 • 30 min
Samsung Unpacked 2020 rolls out new phone reveals and product announcements. We unpack the info-dump and explain what you should know. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Beja See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Butterfly Keyboard Effect on Writing - DTNS 3715
Feb 10 • 32 min
Oscar Award Winner Taika Waititi called on the WGA to get Apple to fix its keyboards. “Apple needs to fix those keyboards. they are impossible to write on — they’ve gotten worse. Is he right? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Charlotte Henry…
Which Laptop Should I Buy? - DTNS 3714
Feb 7 • 33 min
Looking to upgrade to a new laptop this year? Before you do listen to what Patrick Norton has to say about your options on today’s show. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Norton, Len Peralta, Roger Chang See acast.com/privacy for privacy and…
People Don’t Talk About Nuro Enough - DTNS 3713
Feb 6 • 30 min
Clearview AI, offers image recognition to law enforcement agencies based on a database of 3 billion images scraped from social media and online platforms. Clearview CEO Hoan Ton-That argued it had a “First Amendment” right to access data in the public…
Zoom and Enhance on 1896 Film - DTNS 3712
Feb 5 • 31 min
Denis Shiryaev has upscaled the film classic “L’Arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat: a 50-second silent movie of a train pulling into a station. Using DAIN and Topaz Labs’ Gigapixel AI, he has transformed the original blurry footage into a 4K 60FPS…
The Iowa App Flap - DTNS 3711
Feb 4 • 32 min
Iowa’s Democratic Party App to tally votes crashes during the party’s caucus. Paper ballots saved the day but why did the App fail and what can be learned from this incident? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Beja, Justin Robert…
AirBnB Cautious - DTNS 3710
Feb 3 • 31 min
Tech companies are feeling the impact of the coronavirus with Foxconn declaring a “big” production impact, while Airbnb has activated its extenuating circumstances policy to help deal with the issue. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Nate…
One Charger to charge them all - DTNS 3709
Jan 31 • 33 min
Apple’s has proposed a standardize format for one-time passcodes sent over SMS, used in two factor authentication, while Google launched OpenSK, an open source Rust-based firmware to turn Nordic chip dongles into FIDO U2F and FIDO2-compliant security…
Facebook Doesn’t Want to be Liked - DTNS 3708
Jan 30 • 28 min
Facebook’s Zuckerberg wants his company to be understood not liked, Microsoft wants to spend $40 million for AI on health research, and what does Canalys smartphone metrics for 2019 mean for the industry. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang See…
Eggs In Apple Baskets - DTNS 3707
Jan 29 • 30 min
Apple’s valued net worth is greater than Germany DAX’s. We sift through Apple’s earning results and see what’s working and what isn’t. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Remote Work is so Close - DTNS 3706
Jan 28 • 32 min
Ars Technica’s Lee Hutchinson describes how the site functions without a physical office. How does it work and what types of things are needed for it work for the company. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, Roger Chang. See acast.com/privacy…
Grub Flub! - DTNS 3705
Jan 27 • 31 min
A recent post from WhiteSource identifies the trends in Open Source software licensing and makes predictions on what shape Open Source software will take down the road. Starring Tom Merritt, Richard Stroffolino, Roger Chang See acast.com/privacy for…
Post YouTube Stress Disorder - DTNS 3704
Jan 24 • 32 min
If you plan on getting a new gaming PC should you build or buy it? Lamarr Wilson shares his thoughts. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Len Peralta, Lamarr Wilson See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Talk Like an Egyptian - DTNS 3703
Jan 23 • 30 min
Google tweaks how it delivers paid search results, new safety features for dating apps and scientists listen to voices from the grave! Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
GM in Cruise Control - DTNS 3702
Jan 22 • 30 min
UN looks into Amazon’s Jeff Bezo’s phone hacking, GM shows off its new driver-less car, and voters in King County Washington will make US history by being able to vote from their personal web connected devices. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott…
Complexions of Facial Recognition - DTNS 3701
Jan 21 • 32 min
We discuss the civil liberty issues and actual effectiveness of facial recognition based surveillance tools. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai Calls for AI Regulation - DTH
Jan 20 • 4 min
Google CEO Sundar Pichai calls for AI regulation in a Financial Times op-ed, ByteDance reportedly put together a gaming division, and TomTom closes a deal with Huawei for map tech. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Xenobots Have Heart (Cells) - DTNS 3700
Jan 17 • 34 min
Scientists from Tufts University, the University of Vermont, and the Wyss Institute at Harvard published early research in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences about robots made from heart and skin cells derived from frog embryo stem cells that…
A Caucus of Apps - DTNS 3699
Jan 16 • 31 min
The Iowa Caucus takes place February 3 and Democratic Party will be using an in-house smartphone app to send out results. Justin shares hits thoughts the party’s latest attempt to leverage smartphone technology. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger…
Twitter Won’t Edit Stance on Edit - DTNS 3698
Jan 15 • 31 min
When asked about an edit feature for Twitter, company CEO Jack Dorsey said “We’ll probably never do it.” What’s the logic behind his statement and would an edit feature add or detract from the platform? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott…
Live Livers, Body Not Included - DTNS 3697
Jan 14 • 30 min
Quibi insists it’s not competing with traditional streaming incumbents like Hulu or Netflix. But then who is it for and what’s the business case? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, Roger Chang. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
Gamers Being Good to Each Other - DTNS 3696
Jan 13 • 30 min
Wired spoke with Kayvon Beykpour former founder of Periscope and head of product at Twitter regarding steps the platform is taking to minimize bad behavior. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
What It Takes to Put on CES - DTNS
Jan 11 • 9 min
Tom talks with Tina Anthony, Director of Digital Marketing for CTA about how CES gets done, along with show trends, key hot product categories, and what’s new about CES. Want to visit 50 countries tech scenes at once? Tina tells us how. See…
The Rest of CES - DTNS 3695
Jan 10 • 32 min
We wrap up CES 2020 with a look at Engadget’s Best of CES and Verge Awards at CES 2020 winners. Plus Lamarr Wilson’s shares his fav picks of the week. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Len Peralta, Lamarr Wilson. See acast.com/privacy for…
Unbundle Your Bundle - DTNS 3694
Jan 9 • 32 min
Facebook offers to reduce the amount of political ads you see, Panasonic shows off VR headset that looks like goggles and a new menu of search engines will appear in setup process for Android phones in Europe. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin…
The Diaper Gets Smarter Every CES - DTNS 3693
Jan 8 • 33 min
It’s Wednesday here at CES 2020 and the announcements and news continues to roll out. We share our thoughts on the highlights from today’s show. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Amos, Shannon Morse, Bill Detwiler. See acast.com/privacy for…
CES 2020: Cars By Sony & James Cameron - DTNS 3692
Jan 7 • 39 min
It’s our 2nd Day at CES 2020. We look at the big announcements and share our thoughts on what we saw. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Amos, Cherlynn Lowe, Peter Wells See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The TV Multiverse at CES - DTNS 3691
Jan 6 • 49 min
Its Monday at CES and that means announcements, announcements, announcements. We sift through all the releases and share our perspective on what we’ve seen so far. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Amos, Richard Gunther, Allison Sheridan See…
CES… the C is for Cars - DTNS 3690
Jan 3 • 31 min
Tim Stevens from CNET’s Roadshow highlights all the automotive tech you should keep an eye on at this year’s CES. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Tim Stevens, Len Peralta and Roger Chang. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
CES Product Parade - DTNS 3689
Jan 2 • 30 min
We talk a look at some of the more interesting pre-CES announcements. Starring Tom Merritt, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Best of 2019 GDI - DTNS 3688
Dec 31, 2019 • 37 min
DTNS ends the year with this special Best of 2019 GDI reel put together by Theatremonkey. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson, Justin Robert Young, Patrick Beja, Allison Sheridan, Shannon Morse. See acast.com/privacy for privacy…
2020 Tech Predictions - DTNS 3687
Dec 30, 2019 • 48 min
We’ve reached the end of 2019 and its time again for the DTNS gang to share their prognostication for what will go down in 2020 in the world of tech. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Jenn Cutter, Allison Sheridan, Shannon Morse, and Scott…
2019 Predictions Results Show - DTNS 3686
Dec 27, 2019 • 37 min
We bring back the predictions crew from end of 2018 to see how accurate they were in prognosticating the events of the tech world in 2019. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young, Allison Sheridan, Shannon Morse. See…
2019 Listener Co-Host Episode - DTNS 3685
Dec 26, 2019 • 54 min
Chance the Hacker, ZoeBringsBacon, Cleveland Climber and Shelia join Tom and Sarah on our annual listener co-host show! Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The iPhone XR Tops Smartphone Sales for 4th Consecutive Quarter - DTH
Dec 25, 2019 • 3 min
Counterpoint Research reports that the iPhone XR is the top selling smartphone for the 4th consecutive quarter, the Washington Post reports on startups that use Bluetooth and WiFi to track college students, and the hacking group APT20 is getting around…
2019 Retro Episode - DTNS 3684
Dec 24, 2019 • 32 min
DTNS from the past as the gang revisits Friday Dec 18th, 2009 to share and discuss that day’s most important tech news. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
FitBit Versa 2 - Live With It - DTNS 3683
Dec 23, 2019 • 47 min
On this special episode of DTNS we host the final “Live With It” for 2019. Sarah shares her experience with FitBit’s Versa 2 fitness tracker. This show is audio only. There is no video version. Starring Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson and Roger Chang See…
There Are No Minor Glitches In Space - DTNS 3682
Dec 20, 2019 • 30 min
Lasers are making some noise, how can NBC differentiate their streaming service, and Apple in SPACE! Starring Rich Stroffolino, Justin Robert Young, and Amos See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Every Move You Make… I’ll Be Watching You - DTNS 3681
Dec 19, 2019 • 31 min
A leaked dataset from a location data company revealed the movements of 12M+ Americans with 50B location pings across major cities between 2016 and 2017. Should we be concerned and if so what should be do about it? Starring Sarah Lane, Roger Chang,…
Deep Fake Nine – DTNS 3680
Dec 18, 2019 • 32 min
Ars Technica’s Timothy Lee has an article detailing how he created a semi-realistic deepfake. What did Tim learn about the process and lessons can take away from his experience? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Amos See…
Boring Tech is a Gift in Itself – DTNS 3679
Dec 17, 2019 • 30 min
We give up our holiday tech-gift recommendations. Starring Tom Merritt, Roger Chang, Rich Stroffolino, Amos See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A Face to Fool Us All - DTNS 3678
Dec 16, 2019 • 28 min
How is plastic surgery and social media creating a new synthetic idealized vision of beauty, fooling facial recognition systems with face masks, and how delivery drivers in Mexico are using Google Maps and WhatsApp to stay safe. Starring Tom Merritt,…
The Drone Hippo-thesis - DTNS 3677
Dec 13, 2019 • 31 min
This Week in Science’s Blair Bazdarich explains how low-cost consumer quad-copter drones can help save Hippos and their habitat. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Blair Bazdarich, Len Peralta See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
It’s Crap At Chess - DTNS 3676
Dec 12, 2019 • 32 min
Apple News will be hosting the next four DNC Presidential debates. Is this significant for Apple News and if so what will it mean for future Presidential debate coverage? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young See…
BlueSky’s The Limit - DTNS 3675
Dec 11, 2019 • 30 min
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced the company will fund an independent project called Bluesky to develop an “open and decentralized standard for social media.” Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson See acast.com/privacy for privacy…
No End To End To End Encryption - DTNS 3674
Dec 10, 2019 • 31 min
In letters sent to US Attorney General Bill Barr and UK and Australian leaders Facebook has stated it will not remove encryption from WhatsApp. What exactly were those governments looking for in encryption and what does it mean for the end user? Starring…
Old Bub: The Job Creating Mule - DTNS 3673
Dec 9, 2019 • 32 min
How two of the poorest counties in Kentucky became revitalized with the introduction of fiber internet. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Security is Hard at Scale - DTNS 3672
Dec 6, 2019 • 32 min
How securing environments just gets more and more complicated over time, but the reality is the basic security issues (e.g., known vulnerabilities) is what is most commonly the fail point. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Len Peralta, David…
No Ports, Who Dis? - DTNS 3671
Dec 5, 2019 • 30 min
Are flagship phones falling out of favor and will mid-range phones take their place in the marketplace? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Beja. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Rearranging the Alphabet - DTNS 3670
Dec 4, 2019 • 30 min
Tuesday Alphabet announced that Google co-founders Larry page and Sergey Brin will step away from their duties as CEO and President and Google CEO Sundar Pichai will take on the additional role of CEO of Alphabet. Is this a sign of rougher waters for…
Are You Outraged? Citation Needed - DTNS 3669
Dec 3, 2019 • 32 min
Adi Robertson has a thoughtful article on The Verge today called “How to fight lies, tricks, and chaos online.” We break down the recommendations and add our own suggestions. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young See…
Someone Please Build A Machine Lawyer! - DTNS 3668
Dec 2, 2019 • 32 min
Chris Mancini from Comedy Film Nerds joins us to explain how the blurring of the lines between VFX in movies and fully rendered CGI cutscenes can lead to audience detachment from the content. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Chris Mancini.…
LG Electronics Announces CEO Change - DTH
Nov 29, 2019 • 3 min
LG Electronics announces a change in CEO following its earnings report, the EU data regulator sanctions the EU parliament, and researchers demonstrate using undersea fiber optic cables as seismographs. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
Twitter Testing Threaded Messages - DTH
Nov 28, 2019 • 4 min
Twitter confirms it’s testing threaded messages on Twitter.com with a potential release in 2020, TikTok unblocks account and apologies to teen with viral video critical of Chinese policy, and a US District Judge rules users impacted by Facebook’s 2018…
VR is Milking It - DTNS 3667
Nov 27, 2019 • 31 min
For the second year Mozilla has published its “Privacy not included gift guide” rating gifts on a scale of Not creepy, a little creepy, somewhat creepy, very creepy and super creepy. For instance, Facebook Portal is super creepy, the Nintendo Switch, not…
Check It Out Before You Check Out - DTNS 3666
Nov 26, 2019 • 32 min
As the gift buying season enters full swing we share our tips making sure you’re online shopping experience is safe and secure. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Beja See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hard Thames for Uber - DTNS 3665
Nov 25, 2019 • 32 min
Robb Dunewood shares his reasons why he went to team Dell XPS after showing significant interest in Apple’s newest MacBook Pro. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Robb Dunewood See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Quest for the Right Gaming Gift - DTNS 3664
Nov 22, 2019 • 33 min
Trisha Hershberger joins us with a gamer’s guide to gift giving for the holiday season! Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Len Peralta, Trisha Hershberger See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Snitch Shelf - DTNS 3663
Nov 21, 2019 • 31 min
Google has rolled out an updated policy regarding political ads on the platform. We examine to see what changes were made and effect, if any, the policy will have. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young See acast.com/privacy…
Skull Johnson - DTNS 3662
Nov 20, 2019 • 31 min
Bill Gates’s backs computer directed heat ray mirrors, Disney admits issues with Disney+ app vows to rebuild it, and a bot that reads user scanned licensing agreements and highlights possible issues including data privacy and opt outs. Starring Tom…
The Half Life of VR - DTNS 3661
Nov 19, 2019 • 32 min
This Thursday Valve will announce Half-Life: Alyx a flagship VR game. To help us understand why this is such a momentous occasion Patrick Beja fill us in on the history of Half-Life. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Beja. See…
Mister DeMillo-Man, Bring Me a Dream - DTNS 3660
Nov 18, 2019 • 30 min
Sleep is possibly one of the most important aspects of our daily routine. We look into the efficacy of sleep tracking tech and what if any useful information they can provide. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Rob DeMillo. See…
Robert Heron: TV Whisperer - DTNS 3659
Nov 15, 2019 • 32 min
Robert Heron joins us with tips on some out of sight deals on HDTV and UHDTVs! Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Robert Heron. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
ICANN haz revolving doors? - DTNS 3658
Nov 14, 2019 • 30 min
What is Rich Communication Service aka RCS and why is so important to the wireless telecom industry? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Cartridge Family: C’Mon Get Happy - DTNS 3657
Nov 13, 2019 • 29 min
We take a look at the Apple’s latest refresh of the MacBook Pro line, the MacBook Pro 16”. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Disney+ Tech News Show - DTNS 3656
Nov 12, 2019 • 29 min
Disney+ has launched but not without some hiccups. We examine how well the new streaming service has fared on its first day and our impressions of it. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Theatremonkey See acast.com/privacy for privacy and…
Update, Break, Repeat - DTNS 3655
Nov 8, 2019 • 32 min
Are frequent OS updates the right way to go or should they be rolled out annually for bug checks and compatibility issues? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Allison Sheridan, Roger Chang See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Data Is The New Oil Covered Gold - DTNS 3654
Nov 7, 2019 • 31 min
The US Justice Department has charged two former Twitter employees with spying for Saudi Arabia. AMD announced the Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and 3960X processors and T-Mobile will activate its 5G network int eh US on December 6. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah…
The Big Switcheroo - DTNS 3653
Nov 6, 2019 • 31 min
In a blog post Facebook platform partnerships head Konstantinos Papamiltiadis revealed around 100 developers accidentally had access to Facebook Group member data that was thought to have been cut off. Is this failure a continuation of Facebook’s…