DTNS 3238 – Cora in the Sky with VTOL

IKEA is making use of its TaskRabbit purchase by launching a furniture assembly service. Will this be a trend as retailers seek to expand their service offerings to compete? Plus CTS-Labs an Israeli security firm has found 13 vulnerabilities in AMD’s Ryzen chips and the ACLU has filed a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) againstContinue reading “DTNS 3238 – Cora in the Sky with VTOL”

DTNS 3236 – You have the right/To repair/Electronnnnnnnnnics

California has become the 18th state to propose “Right to Repair” legislation. What are the implications and does the consumer really benefit? Plus Waymo has started a pilot program to test autonomous semi-truck technology in Atlanta, and Twitter is working on way for users to verify themselves. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Len Peralta, RogerContinue reading “DTNS 3236 – You have the right/To repair/Electronnnnnnnnnics”

DTNS 3235 – Real Facts About Fake News

MIT researchers discover false news travels faster and farther on Twitter than factual news, Amazon explains why Alexa has been uttering creepy laughs, and Flippy the burger flipping robot gets turned off. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Justin Robert Young. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.)Continue reading “DTNS 3235 – Real Facts About Fake News”

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”