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June 15, 2021
What Happens After You Brag About NFTs - DTNS 4052
NFTs have gotten a bad rap for being involved in crazy prices for questionable artwork but is there more to NFTs outside making digital art collectible? Christian Cantrell to give us what possibilities there are for the blockchain based token. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Christian Cantrell , Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.
June 14, 2021
Streaming is Your Gaming Gateway - DTNS 4051
We take in all the latest from E3 2021 and examine a recent study on the impact of remote work on productivity and the number of hours worked. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Jenn Cutter, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.
June 11, 2021
Talking about Z Generations - DTNS 4050
Cnet’s Erin Carson wrote a piece called “How Gen Z harnessed the internet and destroyed the generation wars”, which focuses on how the younger generation, often called Gen Z, is struggling to do what every generation before it struggled to do, which is define itself. What’s different is the scale at which the internet plays into definition, because Gen Z kids have never known a world without being online. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Chris Ashley, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.
June 10, 2021
Delivering Justice - DTNS 4049
In a research paper published in the scientific journal Nature, Google Research explained they’ve developed algorithms allowing AI to more efficiently design computer chips. On Tuesday the administration released its findings after conducting an interagency review on how to shore up US supply chains. Ride hailing and delivery companies are always looking for ways to utilize their drivers. Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.
June 8, 2021
The Social Network for Criminals? - DTNS 4047
WWDC is happening this week but E3 starts this weekend. We have Trisha Hershberger here to tell us what to expect from this year's popular video gaming tradeshow. Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Trisha Hershberger, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.
June 4, 2021
Where Have All The Sharks Gone?
We learn how technology is giving researchers new insight on how shark’s almost went extinct millions of years ago, Facebook plans to change their policy exemption for politicians, and the EU unveils plans for a digital wallet smartphone app to store electronic forms of identification and official documents. Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Annalee Newitz, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.
June 3, 2021
Please Return to Campus - DTNS 4044
Apple CEO Tim Cook sent out an email to employees asking them to partially return to the office starting in September. WhatsApp confirmed that it will support multiple devices allowing users to access their accounts from up to four linked devices. The US Supreme Court has slashed the scope of the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in a 6-3 decision handed down Thursday. Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.
June 2, 2021
Not just your Mom's Etsy - DTNS 4043
Huawei launched its HarmonyOS for mobile phones. At Facebook F8 the company announced all businesses can now use the Messenger API to interact with users on Instagram. And China’s PBOC will give out a total of 40 million yuan’s worth of digital yuan split among 200,000 people in Beijing. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.
June 1, 2021
Amazon Making a Mesh of IoT - DTNS 4042
We break down all the latest PC hardware announcements from this year’s Computex. Plus Apple App shows up on Nvidia’s Shield TV and Amazon is releasing a free public mesh network in the US. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Allison Sheridan, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.
May 31, 2021
May 28, 2021
Have you been Password Pwned? - DTNS 4041
Twitter rolls out its Blue Twitter subscription service on the Apple App-store. Security researcher Troy Hunt announces the code for Pwned Passwords database is now open source and that the FBI will now add data from data breaches to the database as well. Microsoft announced that the organization believed to be behind the SolarWinds supply chain attack has been linked to a malicious email campaign targeting 150 government agencies, research institutions and other organizations in 24 countries. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Shannon Morse, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to Show Notes.
May 27, 2021
FB Deli Slices The Truth - DTNS 4040
Facebook announced Wednesday that it will de-rank the accounts of and limit the spread of posts from users who repeatedly share content that has been debunked by fact checkers. Bloomberg’s sources say Nintendo will begin assembly of a new updated Switch console as early as July, with a release scheduled for September or October. Mozilla runs targeted ads on Facebook and Comcast issues a DMCA warning to a user who downloaded…. Linux. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.
May 26, 2021
Amazon's Business of Everything - DTNS 4039
Amazon buys MGM. Is Amazon becoming a 21st century conglomerate and what is the company’s end game? Plus the US District of Columbia sued Amazon Tuesday for violating antitrust laws. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.
May 25, 2021
Judge Decision will be Epic - DTNS 4038
Arm introduced its first designs to the new Armv9 architecture, including the flagship Cortex-A710 CPUs and Mali-G710 GPU. Huawwei shifts gears to focusing on software development. The Epic Apple trial closed Monday and Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers will now take what is likely months to review the 4500 pages of testimony and make her bench decision. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Amos. Link to the Show Notes.
May 24, 2021
The Automated Recovery - DTNS 4037
A group of over 500 researchers have signed on to the BigScience project, an effort led by the startup Huggingface to build an open-soruce large language model to better understand natural-language processing. Facebook’s vice president of global affairs and former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg wrote an op-ed for CNBC calling for US lawmakers to create a new digital regulator. Ford reveals more information on the F-150 Lightning Pro’s extended-range version, capable of about 300 miles on a single charge and with a 240 V, 80 A charger (called the Charge Station Pro) that can fill the battery to 100% in eight hours. Price? Just under $50,000. Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Nate Lanxon, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.
May 20, 2021
Phonely Child - DTNS 4035
The crowdsourced crime watch app Citizen sparks a manhunt for the wrong guy, Twitter restarts its public verification program and more updates from the Epic vs Apple trial. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.
May 19, 2021
Big Bitcoin Bubble Bursting? - DTNS 4034
Tuesday the National Internet Finance Association of China, the China Banking Association and the Payment and Clearing Association of China issued a warning that consumers would get no protection from losses related to cryptocurrency investment transactions. Financial and payment institutions were also advised that they must not use virtual currency for most purposes. This sent cryptocurrencies tumbling. Has the cryptocurrency bubble burst? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.