DTNS 3244 – Bio-inspired Robots

Researchers at Columbia University are working to develop a polymer fingers and robot muscles in a drive to build a practical soft robot. But just what is a soft robot and how will it alter the way to interact with automation in the workplace and home. Plus WhatsApp co-founder says you should delete Facebook andContinue reading “DTNS 3244 – Bio-inspired Robots”

DTNS 3242 – Facebook: Get the Mops

Cambridge Analytica whistleblower spills the beans on how the company used profile data from millions Facebook users without permission and worked with political parties it to win elections. Is this behavior the result of criminal intent, un-ethical people, hazards of social networking, corporate ambivalence or all the above? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger ChangContinue reading “DTNS 3242 – Facebook: Get the Mops”

DTNS 3241 – Lyfting Subscriptions

Lyft is trialling a subscription plans for high frequency users. Is this a potential model for other ride hailing services and could this be another alternative to private car ownership and public transit? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Iyaz Akhtar. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.)Continue reading “DTNS 3241 – Lyfting Subscriptions”

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”