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 fat payout?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Andrew Hawn, Jeff Canatta and Roger Chang

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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.

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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, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Scott Johnson

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It’s Spoilerin’ Time 208 – Black Panther, Counterpart (105), Deadwood (109)

Black Panther: incredible or just okay? Actually, opinions are all valid!! Plus, new Counterpart and the next Deadwood.

01:42 – Black Panther

12:04 – Counterpart (105)

22:02 – Deadwood (109)

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DTNS 3223 – Swyped Away

Is the tide of Fake News too great to overcome and where will its effects lead society? Plus Qualcomm raised its bid to buy NXP Semiconductors and a warning that Twitter bots with ties to the Russian government are using the Parkland shooting to sow discord on American social media.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Patrick Beja.

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DTNS 3223 – Swyped Away

Is the tide of Fake News too great to overcome and where will its effects lead society? Plus Qualcomm raised its bid to buy NXP Semiconductors and a warning that Twitter bots with ties to the Russian government are using the Parkland shooting to sow discord on American social media.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Patrick Beja.

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Daily Tech Headlines – February 19, 2018

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Facebook uses postcards to verify political ads, Salon tries cryptomining for monetization, and Twitter for Mac is no more.

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DTNS LABS INTERVIEW – Can Amazon Replace UPS?

DTNS Labs LogoJames Thatcher from Tech in Trade helps us understand the challenges Amazon would have if they wanted to become UPS, FedEx and others.

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