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Daily Tech News Show

Keep up to date with independent, authoritative and trustworthy discussion of the tech news of the day. Tom Merritt and co-host's home for daily tech news.

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Facebook Wants a Name Other Than Defendant - DTNS 4135

The Verge’s sources say Facebook plans to announce a company name change next week. Alphabet’s Wing company has expanded its drone delivery business into Texas. Finally we give details into this week’s Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event.Starring Tom Merritt, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe.Link to the Show Notes.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31mins

20 Oct 2021

Rank #1

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Breaking Down Tech News Pixel by Pixel - DTNS 4134

Google takes the wraps off the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones. Higher performance, new features and new colors we take a look at what Google’s latest smartphones bring to the table. Facebook is introducing a mobile 10.1-inch smart display called the Facebook Portal Go and Fisher Price is putting out a version of its Chatter play telephone that can pair with Android and iOS.Starring Tom Merritt, Lamarr Wilson, Roger Chang, Joe.Link to the Show Notes.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

32mins

19 Oct 2021

Rank #2

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MacBook Pro to the M1 Max - DTNS 4133

Apple reveals two new M1 chips; the M1 Pro and M1 Max. See how these new SoC processors stack up to the original M1 and the new MacBook models that will feature them.Starring Tom Merritt, Rich Stroffolino, Nica Montford, Terrance Gaines, Roger Chang, Joe.Link to the Show Notes.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

32mins

18 Oct 2021

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Right Clicking Is Not A Crime - DTNS 4132

Tesla launched an auto insurance product in Texas that uses “real-time driving behavior” that it will use “to evaluate your premium based on your actual driving.” Apple employees are organizing under the name Apple Too, to collect stories of workers who have experienced harassment or discrimination. Tuesday, a reported with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch alerted the state of Missouri that social security numbers of school teachers and administrators were vulnerable to public exposure on the Missouri department of education’s website.Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Shannon Morse, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe.Link to the Show Notes.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33mins

15 Oct 2021

Rank #4

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Robots with Guns: What Could Go Wrong? - DTNS 4131

Facebook announced a research project called Ego4D, to improve AI analysis of first-person, video. Sony knows it’s not going to be able to make enough PS5s to meet demand so it’s started a registration where US PSN users can sign up for the opportunity to buy a PS5. US Senators Chuck Grassley, Amy Klobuchar, Lindsey Graham and Richard Durbin, have backed a bill Thursday that would prohibit tech platforms from favoring their own products or services.Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Charlotte Henry, Roger Chang, Joe.Link to the Show Notes.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

33mins

14 Oct 2021

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Healthy, Healthy Headphones - DTNS 4130

Reddit launched a new feature called “Predictions”, a spinoff of Reddit Polls that have become popular in subreddits. The Amazon India private-brands team secretly exploited internal data from Amazon.in to copy products and then offered knock-off versions on the platform. And Wall Street Journal sources say Apple is looking at using Airpods as a health device.Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe.Link to the Show Notes.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28mins

13 Oct 2021

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Blocking Me Softly from His Tweets - DTNS 4129

A Swiss Federal Institute of Technology robotics engineering student Ken Pillonel stuffed a USB-C port that can transfer data as well as charge into an iPhone X. A San Francisco court orders Tesla to pay $136.9 million to a former contract employee who alleged discrimination and hostile work environment, and Microsoft and Nvidia created the Megatron-Turing Natural Language Generation model or MT-NLP which they call the “most powerful monolithic transformer language model trained to date”.Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Stephanie Humphrey, Roger Chang, Joe.Link to the Show Notes.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

29mins

12 Oct 2021

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Don't Glue It; Screw It! - DTNS 4128

Microsoft has now agreed to let independent third-party study the impact of making Microsoft devices easier to repair. Google SVP Hiroshi Lockheimer offers an invitation to Apple to help them implement RCS on the iPhone. CNET’s Brian Cooley notes that Michelin and GM plan to have airless tires available for street use as early as 2024.Starring Tom Merritt, Robb Dunewood, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe.Link to the Show Notes.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

34mins

8 Oct 2021

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Interoperability Matters - DTNS 4127

As the climate crisis impacts our lives and our environment, how is tech playing a leading role in mitigating its effects? And as the Internet of Things grows more popular, how does the Matter protocol make everyone place nice with each other.Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Molly Wood, Roger Chang, Joe.Link to the Show Notes.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30mins

7 Oct 2021

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Change Your Twitch Password - DTNS 4126

Google added options to Search, Maps, Travel, and Nest Thermostats. Twitch confirms a data breach with the site’s entire source code, commit history, an unreleased competitor for Steam from Amazon Game Studios and details of creator payouts being accessed. And Restofworld.org has a story about the effect India’s banning of TikTok in June 2020 has had on creators.Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe.Link to the Show Notes.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31mins

6 Oct 2021

Rank #10