DTNS 3234 – Random Laughing Isn’t Funny

Can unplugging yourself from 24 hour online news feeds and social media make you a less stressed and better informed person? Plus the Dig Once bill is shaping up to become law, making it cheaper and faster to roll out fiber optics, and Amazon has admitted its voice assistant randomly laughs. Starring Sarah Lane, ScottContinue reading “DTNS 3234 – Random Laughing Isn’t Funny”

DTNS 3233 – Watch Movies, We’ll watch YOU

Popular dating app Bumble says No to firearms in profile pictures, the EU is worried about clocks losing time, and the author of a controversial MIT paper estimating the low wages of ride hailing drivers fires back at critics. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane and Roger Chang. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here MultipleContinue reading “DTNS 3233 – Watch Movies, We’ll watch YOU”

DTNS 3232 – A Notch is Not a Feature

Twitch rolls out new conduct and behavior rules for streamers. Is this a step in the right direction to cleaning up the streaming platform or a heavy handed response to a complex issue? Plus an AI burger flipper starts work grilling patties for the public and a Facebook survey contains a suggestive question regarding illegalContinue reading “DTNS 3232 – A Notch is Not a Feature”

DTNS 3231 – Diet Phone

Light Phone, last year’s crowdfunded phone, is getting a sequel including a bunch of new features. Plus Toyota sets up a new venture to develop automated-driving software, and Angry Birds developer Rovio is shutting its London studio after disappointing Q4 earnings. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Brian Brushwood. MP3 Using a ScreenContinue reading “DTNS 3231 – Diet Phone”

DTNS 3230 – Twitter: Toxic or Tonic?

Has the mobile phone market reached full saturation? A dedicated Ghanian teacher’s efforts to teach how computers work without using a computer has won global applause, and America’s mobile wireless companies join forces to create a new multi-factor authentication standard. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Justin Robert Young. MP3 Using a ScreenContinue reading “DTNS 3230 – Twitter: Toxic or Tonic?”

DTNS 3229 – Minority Report in New Orleans

Is big data based predictive policing the key to better law enforcement or is it a bandage for more serious issues? Plus Fitbit teases a new fitness tracker watch and researchers at MIT have come up with a faster and safer way to build wood furniture. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and ScottContinue reading “DTNS 3229 – Minority Report in New Orleans”

DTNS 3228 – In Vero Veritas?

Vero is currently the hottest app on the App Store. The latest platform social networking platform can Vero successfully break into a market dominated by FB, Instagram and Twitter? Plus Apple is launching medical clinics to provide employees with healthcare and Facebook is using Messenger to de-radicalize extremists. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger ChangContinue reading “DTNS 3228 – In Vero Veritas?”

DTNS 3227 – What Do You Do With A Rectangle?

We examine the trends and announcements from this year’s Mobile World Congress; the phones, the technology and most importantly the prices. Plus the US Supreme Court will hear arguments this week that will decide if US law enforcement can force US companies to divulge data stored on foreign soil and YouTube is launching automatic captionsContinue reading “DTNS 3227 – What Do You Do With A Rectangle?”

DTNS 3226 – Roundtable: Big Data is Watching You

It’s our end of February roundtable episode. We examine how big data currently influences our lives and what control if any we have over it. Debate if the explosion of media choices and platforms has had a negative impact on content discovery and consumption. And how did Snap’s CEO Evan Spiegel get his big fatContinue reading “DTNS 3226 – Roundtable: Big Data is Watching You”

DTNS 3225 – Nuthin’ but a 5G Thang

Intel has announced 5G connected PCs next year promising an always connected machine. But is this necessarily a good thing? Plus the FCC has published its new rules on Net Neutrality and Airbnb Plus has launched offering plusher accommodations to better compete with hotels. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Justin Robert Young.Continue reading “DTNS 3225 – Nuthin’ but a 5G Thang”