Bandwidth Was Not in the Forecast – DTNS 3924

It’s not a good week for Facebook. After two antitrust lawsuits were launched against Facebook in the US Wednesday, Germany‚Äôs Federal Cartel Office announced it is investigating Facebook’s requirement that users have a Facebook account to log in to an Oculus VR device. The office believes the practice “could constitute a prohibited abuse of dominanceContinue reading “Bandwidth Was Not in the Forecast – DTNS 3924”

Facebook Has Trust Issues – DTNS 3923

The US Federal Trade commission filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging Facebook illegally maintains “its personal social networking monopoly through a years-long course of anticompetitive conduct.” The FTC is asking the court to order Facebook to sell off WhatsApp and Instagram, prohibit anticompetitive conditions on developers and require notice and prior approval of future mergers andContinue reading “Facebook Has Trust Issues – DTNS 3923”

Reducing Streaming Stress – DTNS 3922

Streaming services are the new hotness. AT&T CEO John Stankey announced at a conference that HBO Max subscriptions rose from 8.6 million at the end of Q3 to 12.6 million as of early December while NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell said Peacock passed 26 million signups as of Monday up 4 million since October. Starring TomContinue reading “Reducing Streaming Stress – DTNS 3922”

Beefy Silicon – DTNS 3921

Saturday JD.com became the first virtual platform to accept digital yuan, the government’s official digital currency. Is this a watershed moment for government issued digital currency? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Joe. MP3 Download Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Subscribe throughContinue reading “Beefy Silicon – DTNS 3921”

Robb Shows Us The Light – DTNS 3920

Robb Dunewood has put a lot of work into his home video studio and is ready to share all tricks he’s learned and a few of the products he thinks are worth knowing about. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Rob Dunewood, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe MP3 Download Using a Screen Reader? Click here MultipleContinue reading “Robb Shows Us The Light – DTNS 3920”

Putting the Home in Home Box Office – DTNS 3919

WarnerMedia announced its entire slate of movies in 2021 will debut on HBO Max in 4K HDR at the same time they appear in theaters. That means Dune, Suicide Squad, The Matrix 4, Godzilla vs. Kong, the whole slate. Each movie will be available on HBO Max for a month. Theaters like AMC will runContinue reading “Putting the Home in Home Box Office – DTNS 3919”

Salesforce takes up the Slack – DTNS 3918

What does Salesforce want with Slack and who should be the most worried about the company’s acquisition? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe MP3 Download Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Subscribe through Apple Podcasts. A special thanks to all ourContinue reading “Salesforce takes up the Slack – DTNS 3918”

We Can Do Bigger Better Faster Stronger – DTNS 3917

Yesterday we told you about DeepMind’s AlphaFold system that uses an attention-based neural network to predict protein folding structure in a matter of days. This avoids needing the huge computing resources to brute-force predictions, such as folding@home or the meticulous and labor intensive use of direct observation both of which take much longer. Today Dr.Continue reading “We Can Do Bigger Better Faster Stronger – DTNS 3917”

Technology Originalists – DTNS 3916

The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in Van Buren vs. United States regarding the application of the US Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). We discuss the premise of the case and how a ruling one way or another will impact computer use. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Joe. MP3Continue reading “Technology Originalists – DTNS 3916”

The Monolith Has Always Been There – DTNS 3915

The Verge’s Tom Warren notes that despite the Xbox Series X having more powerful hardware, the PS5 has been outperforming it, particularly in frame rate, according to benchmarks from Digital Foundry. What’s going on and is there deeper going on? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe MP3 Download Using a ScreenContinue reading “The Monolith Has Always Been There – DTNS 3915”