Weekly Tech Views 17 – Nov 7, 2015

Real tech stories. Really shaky analysis. It’s November, which means I treat the tech news like a brittle autumn leaf, and pulverize it beyond recognition. Some Scenes May Be Too Intense For Younger Viewers YouTube for Android now supports virtual reality video. Currently you can see an ad for TOMS shoes and a Hunger GamesContinue reading “Weekly Tech Views 17 – Nov 7, 2015”

DTNS 2619b – Part 2 Online Communities

Not all online communities are toxic. One of the biggest online communities of any kind in the world Alea Iacta Est, which started as a World of Warcraft Guild. Tom Merritt, Brian Ibbott and Todd Whitehead talk with other members about what makes a successful online community. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here PleaseContinue reading “DTNS 2619b – Part 2 Online Communities”

DTNS 2619 – Part 1 Headlines and Email

Tom talks Google’s desire to make its own chips and the hard road post-millenials have in this modern world. It’s just headlines and emails in this one from Blizzcon. MP3 Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. A special thanks to all our supporters–without you, none of this would be possible. If you are willing to support the showContinue reading “DTNS 2619 – Part 1 Headlines and Email”

DTNS 2618 – Social Not Work

Are the millennials rebelling against tech? Two popular Instagram accounts closed up shop this week both making points about the unrealistic depiction of life on social media. Lyndsey Gilpin and Tom Merritt discuss. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. A special thanks to allContinue reading “DTNS 2618 – Social Not Work”

DTNS 2616 – Call of Candy Crush

Activision Blizzard will buy King Digital, makers of Candy Crush, in the biggest gaming merger since Microsoft bought Minecraft. Can a declining one-hit wonder maker save the console and PC platform maker’s mobile bacon? Or candy? Patrick Beja and Tom Merritt debate. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) fromContinue reading “DTNS 2616 – Call of Candy Crush”

DTNS 2615 – Man-Baby Bubble

The rise of on demand services and delivery robots and drones promises a world of freedom from cares. Or are we just turning into a bunch of babies who never reach adulthood? Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt discuss. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. Please SUBSCRIBE HERE.Continue reading “DTNS 2615 – Man-Baby Bubble”

Weekly Tech Views 16 – Oct 31, 2015

Real tech stories. Really shaky analysis. Welcome to the Halloween edition of the Weekly Tech Views. While the following stories aren’t particularly spooky, I am sitting here with a bedsheet over my head and eating fun-size Snickers bars while I type. To Continue Your Fantasy That We Care, Press “2” New York’s Attorney General isContinue reading “Weekly Tech Views 16 – Oct 31, 2015”