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Download This Show is your weekly access to the latest in social media, consumer electronics, digital politics, hacktivism and more. Presented by Marc Fennell for ABC Radio National. Published every Sunday.

Download This Show is your weekly access to the latest in social media, consumer electronics, digital politics, hacktivism and more. Presented by Marc Fennell for ABC Radio National. Published every Sunday.
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Download This Show is your weekly access to the latest in social media, consumer electronics, digital politics, hacktivism and more. Presented by Marc Fennell for ABC Radio National. Published every Sunday.

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Episodes

Google founders say goodbye (kinda)

12/6/2019
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Facebook builds a chatbot to help employees answer awkward questions about the company during the holidays! Is it the end of an era as Google’s co-founders move on (kinda)? China's latest moves on face recognition regulations. And we say goodbye to one of our favourite guests. Guests: Claire Reilly, CNET @reillystyley Cameron Wilson, Buzzfeed

Duration:00:28:21

Cybertruckin' all the way to Mars

11/29/2019
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Why have an ordinary truck when you can have a Cybertruck? Tesla unveils its futuristic new take on a truck and it goes wrong. Plus, so many podcasts in the world but what if there was a better way of finding them? Spotify reckons its got the answer. Guests: Ariel Bogle, ABC RN online technology reporter @arielbogle and Matt Hopkins, Pedestrian Daily @mopkins88

Duration:00:28:21

Does Disney+ now own your childhood?

11/22/2019
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The house of mouse, Skywalker and Simpsons has arrived. So is Disney plus any good? Also on DTS, Google makes a play for a slice of the gaming pie and does anyone really need a phone that can bend into an old school flip phone?

Duration:00:28:21

The WeWork debacle explained

11/15/2019
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Why does a company that rents office space need a side business making artificial waves? Plus, Netflix famously don’t give out viewing numbers but suddenly with the rise of new streaming services like Apple and Disney, they're about to change their tune. Guests: Claire Reilly, CNET @reillystyley and Ben Grubb Homepage Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald @bengrubb

Duration:00:28:21

Is Apple TV+ worth the money?

11/8/2019
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What does a soviet controlled moon, a toxic daytime tv show and world of blind people have in common? Apple is hoping the concepts behind its new shows will entice you to sign up for the latest instalment in the streaming wars. Plus, why Google wants to buy Fitbit, and one of the cesspools of the internet may be back from the dead. Guests: Rae Johnston, editor Junkee @raejohnston and Tegan Jones, Editor, GizmodoAU @Tegan_Writes

Duration:00:28:21

Facial recognition login for porn?

11/1/2019
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Home Affairs has suggested using face scans to check people's age before they watch online pornography and access some gambling sites. The launch of digital drivers licences in NSW, Google in court and Twitter just decided to do something that Facebook have refused to do. Guests: Ariel Bogle, online technology reporter ABC RN science @arielbogle and Matt Hopkins, Pedestrian Daily @mopkins88

Duration:00:28:21

Lying, stalking and other social media pastimes

10/25/2019
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Lying as a politician on Facebook is totally fine...wait, what? Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg defends the social network's decision to let politicians lie in ads. Also, inside the creepy world of stalker apps and what if you could move your Instagram account to a whole new app? Guests: Rae Johnston, Editor of Junkee @raejohnston and CNET Senior Editor & Presenter @reillystyley

Duration:00:28:21

New things in the world of news

10/18/2019
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The news business. From subscription to streaming, podcasts to programmatic advertising - what's the future for news media? Guests: Gautam Mishra, inkl CEO, @jeamish and Caitlin Welsh, Editor, Mashable Australia, @Caitlin_Welsh

Duration:00:28:21

The future of space

10/11/2019
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After this year's image of a black hole, 'we have seen what we thought was unseeable', what could come next? Exploration of the Moon and Mars, a Space Force? This week we delve into the future of the final frontier. Guests: Prof Alan R Duffy, Swinburne astronomer and Lead Scientist of the Royal Institution of Australia @astroduff and Claire Reilly, Senior Editor, CNET @reillystyley

Duration:00:28:21

The difference between fame and influence

10/4/2019
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Understanding the multi-billion dollar digital influencing industry with Sara McCorquodale - when it works and when it doesn’t. Whether Facebook and Instagram removing likes is really about giving you better mental health. Plus, virtual clothes shopping and Apple's new premium news service.

Duration:00:28:21

Move things with your mind

9/27/2019
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Nothing less than actual telekinesis! A wristband capable of transmitting electrical signals from the brain to computer input and Facebook. The location start-up that divides the globe into 3 magical words, and a goose that's shaking up the gaming world. Guests: Jessie Hughes, VR expert and creative technologist and Claire Reilly, Senior Editor CNET @reillystyley

Duration:00:28:21

All rise for Facebook supreme court

9/20/2019
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Facebook reveals its blueprint for an independent oversight board or 'supreme court'. E-sports - marketers are targeting gamers with a trifecta of gambling, junk food and alcohol ads. Plus, how much plastic surgery will it take for facial recognition to not work? There’s at least one woman in China who can answer that. Guests: Ariel Bogle and Daniel Van Boom

Duration:00:28:21

Jennifer Aniston - free with that iPhone

9/13/2019
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Why Apple TV is launching its streaming service with shows from Oprah, Steven Spielberg, Reese Witherspoon and more. Plus, why does a new phone need 4 cameras, and forget The Bachelor - Facebook have rolled out their dating service.

Duration:00:28:21

iPhones hacked, sites blocked and trust

9/6/2019
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Do you trust the that your Phone hasn’t been hacked? That the government will pull hateful material off the internet? While we’re at it, do you trust that pulling hateful content off the internet will stop atrocities like the Christchurch shooting? Close your eyes, cross your arms fall backwards into the week of media, technology and culture. Guests: Peter Marks GovHack @petermarxy and Ariel Bogle technology reporter ABC Science @arielbogle

Duration:00:28:21

The future of music

8/30/2019
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There's more music than ever before available to stream and to be served up to you by an algorithm. It's a world where talent will get you far, but going viral may just get you further. We can stream huge festivals like Coachella, and soon there’ll be arena extravaganzas with holograms of long dead musicians…What more lies ahead?

Duration:00:28:21

Anti-surveillance fashion and Disney+ to launch in Australia

8/23/2019
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A new clothing line lets you camouflage yourself as a car to mess with surveillance cameras. Teenagers get news from Facebook – who knew! And more streaming options with Disney+. Guests: Tegan Jones, Editor, Gizmodo @Tegan_Writes and Matt Hopkins, Pedestrian.tv

Duration:00:28:21

Podpass to my Houseparty

8/16/2019
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Is messaging just not festive enough? DTS looks at the new video chat app Houseparty - you can create 'rooms' with friends. How does it compare with other message apps? Plus Facebook may or may not be listening to your voice-to-text messages but podcast producers do really want to hear from you and your data.

Duration:00:28:21

Video games probably don't cause US gun massacres

8/9/2019
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Donald Trump linked the recent US shootings to violent video games....we explore that old bogeyman again. Why do websites end with .com? And meet some of the little known women who brought you the internet. Guests: Alex McCauley, CEO StartupAUS @alexmccauley Rae Johnston, Editor Junkee @raejohnston and Claire L. Evans, author of Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet

Duration:00:28:21

Fortnite millionaires and Adelaide's games industry

8/2/2019
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Payday for young gamers at the Fortnite World Cup - how did a battle royale game become such big business? Legislating against social media addictions and why Adelaide is a thriving centre for games development.

Duration:00:28:21

Choose your own emoji

7/26/2019
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What is the emoji? The Unicode Consortium, which decides on new emojis, wants to know if you have an idea for a new one. Plus, Snapchat is alive and well - put some bunny ears on that profit statement! And how will Netflix handle its new big competitors?

Duration:00:28:21