DTNS 2798 – Austin as a Service

Do tech-savvy folks need Uber and Lyft? Austin’s carrying out that experiment right now. Justin Young and Tom Merritt talk with Austinites Brian Brushwood and Bryce Castillo about how their dealing with it. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Follow us on Soundcloud. AContinue reading “DTNS 2798 – Austin as a Service”

Daily Tech Headlines – June 30, 2016

Android gets a name, Spotify threatens Apple and a new cable connects the Pacific. DEK DEK DEK 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 show or give as little as 5 cents a day on Patreon. ThankContinue reading “Daily Tech Headlines – June 30, 2016”

DTNS 2797 – Secretly Listening to Dr. Demento

How transistor radios paved the way for smartphones. Tech historian Tamar Sandel talks with Scott Johnson and Tom Merritt about what we owe the cheap radios of the 1950s and 1960s. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Follow us on Soundcloud. A special thanksContinue reading “DTNS 2797 – Secretly Listening to Dr. Demento”

Daily Tech Headlines – June 29, 2016

Sony starts using robots, Windows 10 gets a release date and Facebook explains the news feed. 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 show or give as little as 5 cents a day on Patreon. Thank you!Continue reading “Daily Tech Headlines – June 29, 2016”

DTNS 2796 – 50 Shady Grey Markets

Can you have a resale market for digital game codes? Can you have it without fraud and accusations of theft? Patrick Beja and Tom Merritt discuss. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Follow us on Soundcloud. A special thanks to all our supporters–without you,Continue reading “DTNS 2796 – 50 Shady Grey Markets”

Daily Tech Headlines – June 28, 2016

Airbnb sues San Francisco, the French bring us gold speakers, and Amazon finally brings page flipping to ebooks. 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 show or give as little as 5 cents a day on Patreon.Continue reading “Daily Tech Headlines – June 28, 2016”

DTNS 2795 – Feel the Learn

Should tech companies be sticking their nose into education? If so, what role should they play? Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt talk about Google and Amazon’s business of helping youngsters. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Follow us on Soundcloud. A special thanks toContinue reading “DTNS 2795 – Feel the Learn”

Your Private Driver: Safety First

(This is the first of a new weekly column that offers news, insights, analysis, and user tips for rideshare platforms like Uber and Lyft. Look for it every Monday after the live show, right here on dailytechnewsshow.com.)   Passenger safety is definitely a hot topic in the world of ride-sharing. Hardly a week goes byContinue reading “Your Private Driver: Safety First”

Daily Tech Headlines – June 27, 2016

Twitter ads stickers, YouTube and Facebook fight extremist video and Anki brings a Wall-E/Eve mashup to your home. 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 show or give as little as 5 cents a day on Patreon.Continue reading “Daily Tech Headlines – June 27, 2016”

Analysis of the Proposed Tesla/Solar City Merger

This was sent to us by Brian Henry, Assistant Professor of Finance at Benedictine College and listener to the show. Thanks Brian! Elon Musk’s company is going to buy Elon Musk’s other company, which seems to be a strange sort of event. There is a lot going on with this sort of deal, and itContinue reading “Analysis of the Proposed Tesla/Solar City Merger”