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”

DTNS 3224 – Know A Good Ethicist?

The US Copyright Office takes comments on a 2015 exemption that lets gamers legally bypass copy protection on games if it requires the Internet to work. Qualcomm shows off a reference VR headset based on the company’s new Snapdragon 845 chip. And Uber launches a cheaper ride-sharing service called Uber Pool. Starring Tom Merritt, SarahContinue reading “DTNS 3224 – Know A Good Ethicist?”