DC is launching the DC Universe streaming service as a hub for all of its properties. One of the chief aims of the service is to bring fans of the DC universe into a location that can provide the detail and nuance that twitter and Facebook can't provide while also weeding out toxic behavior and harassment. Will it work?
The EU has handed down a €4.3 billion fine for three cases of Google abusing its dominant Android market position. We examine the reasoning and the implications have for Google and its operations in Europe.
Adobe announces that it will reveal a full featured version Photoshop for the iPad this fall. What does it mean for Apple and what does it tell us about Apple's hardware strategy. Plus MS pens a blog post detailing the implications of facial recognition on society and the need for greater government regulation of the technology.
Olio, a new startup hopes to the address the problem of food waste by users share their extra food with others in the neighborhood or help corporations donate unwanted food via volunteers. How effective is this model and can be replicated in other locales?
Video game addiction is a relatively new phenomenon. We examine various aspects of the disorder and discuss whether or not video game addiction is a real or merely a symptom of a deeper psychological issue.
As third-party encryption plug-ins face new scrutiny we discuss the wider implications of internet and connected technologies entering a mass-market phase where consumers want a set and forget it type of experience when it comes to security.
After a recent spate of violence instigated via WhatsApp the Indian government is asking the app maker for help in cracking down on irresponsible messaging blamed for inflaming tensions. But what can WhatsApp really do and what civic and legal responsibilities do messaging platforms aren't used to incite violence.
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Justin Robert Young.
In this episode, we discuss:
Our takeaways from E3
Sony's cross play PR issues
Battle passes are the new standard
Steam sales recommendations (Scott: Celeste, Endless Space 2 / Patrick: Opus Magnum, Dead Cells)
With Patrick Beja and Scott Johnson.
As Sony stands firm on not allowing cross platform play on Fortnite for the PS4 we discuss the implications of Sony’s policy and whether or not change course any time soon. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Patrick Beja. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Subscribe through Apple Podcasts. … Continue reading DTNS 3317 – Fallout from Sony’s Lockout →
While much has been discussed about the disruption that automation will have on the job market, businesses and the economy not much work or thought has been giving on mitigating the fallout and the future of work. We discuss how to grapple with the inevitable shift in society as automation becomes a fact of working … Continue reading DTNS 3316 – Automation for the People →
It’s our end of June round table show. This month we discuss the developer shift from single player to multi-player games. Are single-player games an endangered species? Plus electric scooter rentals from Bird and Lime electric are gaining fans around the country. We find out what turned one scooter hater into one of their biggest … Continue reading DTNS 3315 – Magic Scooter Ride →
Apple may bundle music, TV and news into a single subscription, a new Pew survey shows 74% of American adults think technology was helped their life but 36% think technology is bad for society, and Amazon is acquiring online pharmacy PillPack. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, and Justin Robert Young. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? … Continue reading DTNS 3315 – KaiOS Reigns →
Google rolls out public testing of Duplex. Google’s AI technology that can make human sounding phone calls on your behalf for reservations or appointments. We examine the impact, usefulness, and future of the technology. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Scott Johnson. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Subscribe … Continue reading DTNS 3313 – Literally Yelling at the Cloud Service →
5G is coming with its promise of faster speeds. Will this wireless cell technology finally give mobile users the same speeds as broadband users? And will this new technology provide meaningful competition for incumbent broadband providers? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Luria Petrucci. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Please SUBSCRIBE … Continue reading DTNS 3312 – Checking in on 5G →