DTNS 2405 – Artificial Uneasiness

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comJustin Young and I debate the warning from the Future of Life Institute about safe development of AI. It’s a sober debate about the risks of artificial intelligence. RUN!!!!!!!

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Today’s guest:  Justin Robert Young, DTNS contributor and co host of Night Attack, Weird Things and host of The JuRY show

Headlines

The Next Web reports The United States Central Command twitter and YouTube accounts were accessed and messages posted by a group calling itself the CyberCaliphate and claiming an affiliation with ISIS, presumably referring to DAESH. Links were posted to zip files which contained some public documents as well as others of unverified origin.

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DTNS 2404 – The Slings and Razers of CES

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comDarren Kitchen joins us to look over the Best of CES and ponder the call to arms from Doc Searls and David Weinberger’s new clues. Can we save the Internet? Yes. Because Len Peralta is here to illustrate the show. And that’s not nothing.

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Today’s guest:  Darren Kitchen, hak5.org and Len Peralta, artist

Check out Len’s first DTNS artprov of 2015! Jangodrone!

Headlines

The Guardian reports that Facebook, Google and Apple all have responded to the attacks and murders at French Satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted that he is committed to making Facebook “a service where you can speak freely without fear of violence.” Google added a black ribbon tot its homepage and pledged €250,000 via the Digital Press Fund to support the magazine. Apple has updated its French website to include a banner with the words “Je Suis Charlie” a common phrase of support and solidarity.

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DTNS 2403 – Title 2 Round 2

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comA listener asks the question if Google won CES without even being there. Declining search marketshare int he US says Google isn’t winning everything. Is the search giant the new Microsoft? Justin Young and Tom Merritt discuss.

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Today’s guest:  Justin Robert Young, DTNS contributor and co-host of Night Attack, Weird things and JuRY podcasts.

Headlines

Bloomberg reports StatCounter reports Google’s US search marketshare dropped to 75.2% in December that’s down from 79.3% a year ago, and Google’s lowest search marketshare since 2009. Yahoo’s share rose to 10.4%. The likely culprit is Firefox’s switch to Yahoo as its default search engine which started December 1st.

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DTNS 2402 – Bill Gates Wastes Nothing

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comNicole Lee joins the show to talk about the Best of CES– and some of the worst.

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Show Notes

Today’s guest:  Nicole Lee, senior editor Engadget

Check out Engadget’s Best of CES finalists written by Nicole Lee!

Headlines

Intel had its keynote address at CES last night and Brian Krzanich showed off Curie, a tiny computer with an Intel Quark low-power chip and Bluetooth that can be used in rings, bracelets and even buttons. Reuters reports Curie is due later in 2015. Krzanich also announced the company is investing $300 million in math-related education and other programs to help employ more women and minorities in the technology and the video game industries. Krzanich also announced a goal to reach full representation of women and minorities in Intel’s workforce by 2020.

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DTNS 2401 – Fruit of Continuous Refinement

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comPatrick Beja and Patrick Norton are here to talk about the top stories out of CES as well as the fight for one standard in the Internet of Things and wireless charging.

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Show Notes

Today’s guests: Patrick Norton of TekThing.com and Patrick Beja, DTNS Contributor and host of Le Rendez-vous Tech, Pixels and The Phileas Club

Headlines

Sony announced the Walkman ZX2 a high-end music player. Yep. Music player. Or as Sony puts it “the fruit of continuous refinement in high audio quality technologies.” It has a matte black case and runs Android 4.2. Yep. Jelly Bean. It can do apps but it’s meant to do DSD, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, Apple Lossless and even MP3 up to 192 KHz/24 bits, plus it has Bluetooth and NFC and 128 GB of storage. The ZX2 launches this spring for more than $1,119.99 according to the Verge. The very first walkman in 1979 sold for $150 which would be $536 in 2015.

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DTNS 2400 – CES: The Down Lowe on Oculus

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comRoger Chang and Paul Spain join us to chat about the top CES announcements from Dish’s Net-only TV service with ESPN to Nvidia’s Tegra X1 to a report from Allison Sheridan on using an Oculus Rift to remodel your bathroom.

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Show Notes

Today’s guests: Paul Spain of the NZ Tech Podcast is at CES, Roger Chang, tech journalist with a special report from CES from Allison Sheridan

Headlines

Dish announced its Internet-only service called Sling TV that will stream 12 channels for $20 a month starting “soon.” The star of the show is ESPN but it also will carry Disney Channel, ABC Family, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, TNT, CNN, TBS, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. Subscribers will have the option of adding other channels in $5 a month packages like Kids, and News and Info. Streams can be paused, rwound and fast forwarded but there is no DVR functionality. Subscribers can only view on one device at a time though it supports Web, iOS, Android, Roku, FireTV, Xbox One and LG and Samsung Samart TVs. Best thing? No contracts.

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DTNS 2399 – Is CES Over Already?

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comMolly Wood and Tim Stevens join the show to talk about what’s coming up at CES and why everybody gets so excited about it, while at the same time calling it irrelevant every year.

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Show Notes

Today’s guest: Tim Stevens, CNET Editor at Large focused on tech products and automotive & Molly Wood personal technology columnist for The New York Times

Watch for Tim’s CES work here! http://www.cnet.com/ces/

Molly’s CES preview will be posting later today at: http://www.nytimes.com/bits and she will be doing lots and lots of CES stories so stay tuned!

Headlines

The Next Web reports Xiaomi released details of the Redmi 2, an update to its Redmi 1S phone. The 2 has 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 Quadcore processor, supports LTE, ups the front0-facing camera to 2 MP and has a 2,200 mAh battery, while running Xiaomi’s MIUI 6 version of Android. The phone will sell in China for 699 RMB. Xiaomi announced yesterday it sold 6.1 million phones in 2014.

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New DTNS Goals for 2015

On Friday’s show I announced that Scott Johnson and Veronica Belmont would be the next two regular weekly contributors we’d like to add to the show. If our Patreon hist the next level, we can make that happen for sure! So if you can spare a dollar. That’s 5 cents a show. Go kick in at patreon.com/acedtect.

That will get us within striking distance for an official video version of the show!

What do these contributors mean? No more guests?
No. It doesn’t mean that. It means we’ll have reliable regular guests who know how the show works and have a good flow.

It also means we have more flexibility to get guests who are experts on a particular story or aspect of a story. We’ve had a few reporters who like being on to talk about a thing they’re covering, but don’t really feel comfortable hanging out for the whole show. This gives us the ability to have them on more often.

In any case, we hope you’re excited and can help us bring Scott and Veronica on board!

Tom

DTNS 2398 – Curve Skeptics

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comJust the headlines as we ramp up to CES, plus a surprise visit from someone, and new goals for 2015.

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DTNS 2397 – Predictions for 2015

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comPatrick Beja and Justin Robert Young share their predictions for what to expect in tech in 2015.

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