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CNET reporters Roger Cheng and Ben Fox Rubin tackle the top tech stories of the day. Don't mind their awkwardness.

CNET reporters Roger Cheng and Ben Fox Rubin tackle the top tech stories of the day. Don't mind their awkwardness.
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CNET reporters Roger Cheng and Ben Fox Rubin tackle the top tech stories of the day. Don't mind their awkwardness.

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Episodes

Free Spotify just got WAY better (The 3:59, Ep. 391)

4/24/2018
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We also chat about Amazon's new in-car delivery service and money management apps.

Duration:00:04:24

RIP net neutrality: What happens now? (The 3:59, Ep. 390)

4/23/2018
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We discuss what's next for net neutrality, Amazon home robots and the death of cash.

Duration:00:04:23

A Prime number for Amazon: 100 million plus (The 3:59, Ep. 389)

4/19/2018
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Also on the podcast, we talk about Qualcomm’s struggles in China, and a new tool that lets anyone make an Alexa skill.

Duration:00:04:22

ZTE's potential catastrophic Android problem (The 3:59, Ep. 388)

4/18/2018
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We talk about ZTE possibly losing its right to use Google's mobile operating system, Amazon partnering with Best Buy, California's net neutrality law and our profile on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Duration:00:04:29

A VR hack is scarier than Lawnmower Man (The 3:59, Ep. 387)

4/17/2018
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We explore the dangers of having your VR system hacked, discuss Apple's possible paid news service and weigh in on T-Mobile's fake ringtones.

Duration:00:04:26

Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV just got a much cheaper streaming choice (The 3:59, Ep. 386)

4/16/2018
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Also on the podcast we talk about the US export ban on ZTE and Facebook's meme problem.

Duration:00:04:08

The biggest revelations from Zuckerberg's testimony (The 3:59, Ep. 385)

4/12/2018
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Facebook CEO faced tougher questions on his second day, Amazon closes its acquisition of Ring, and Spotify & Hulu are opening up their popular discounted bundle

Duration:00:05:04

Facebook's CEO runs circles around the Senate (The 3:59, Ep. 384)

4/11/2018
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During testimony on Capitol Hill, Mark Zuckerberg talks regulation, ads and Cambridge Analytica.

Duration:00:04:53

Did Facebook data scandal affect you? (The 3:59, Ep. 383)

4/10/2018
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Facebook starts notifying people affected by the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Oregon passes a rule that enforces net neutrality laws, and Verizon talks about ransomware.

Duration:00:05:10

Can hearing aids be as hip as the Apple Watch? (The 3:59, Ep. 381)

4/5/2018
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Smarter hearing aids are incorporating AI and fitness tracking, Facebook's Cambridge Analytica problem got worse, and more from Amazon Key.

Duration:00:04:15

Facebook takes on Russia's IRA, but is it too late? (The 3:59, Ep. 380)

4/4/2018
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In today's episode: Facebook axes accounts linked to Russia's Internet Research Agency and Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress. Also, the shooting at YouTube's headquarters and robots that serve as companions.

Duration:00:03:53

Spotify saved the music business. Can it save itself? (The 3:59, Ep. 379)

4/3/2018
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We talk about Spotify's quirky IPO, breaking up with virtual reality and prosthetic limbs.

Duration:00:04:36

Verizon wants to put Palm phones back in your palm (The 3:59, Ep. 377)

3/29/2018
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We look at reviving dead phones, Facebook's next move for privacy, and Trump's feud with Amazon.

Duration:00:04:40

Do you care about a cheaper Apple iPad? (The 3:59, Ep. 375)

3/26/2018
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We preview Apple's "field trip" education event in Chicago and talk about the FTC's investigation of Facebook.

Duration:00:04:10

Is Facebook's apology over Cambridge Analytica enough? (The 3:59, Ep. 374)

3/22/2018
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg goes on an apology tour, Huawei loses a key partner in Best Buy, and Etsy lays out its plan for the future.

Duration:00:04:36

Have you deleted your Facebook? The pros and cons (The 3:59, Ep. 373)

3/21/2018
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On today's episode, we talk about the massive call on social media to delete Facebook and why many aren't following it. Also, cybersecurity for elections.

Duration:00:04:26

Are Uber's self-driving cars in trouble after first fatality? (The 3:59, Ep. 372)

3/20/2018
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Uber halts its autonomous-driving program after one of its cars hits a pedestrian. Also, AT&T's battle with the Justice Department kicks off.

Duration:00:04:15

How the Trump campaign benefitted from Facebook data misuse (The 3:59, Ep. 371)

3/19/2018
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Facebook is in hot water over data leaked to Trump-affiliated Cambridge Analytica. Also, Apple is looking into making its own display.

Duration:00:04:15

Are Android smartphones as safe as iPhones? (The 3:59, Ep. 370)

3/15/2018
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Google beefs up its security for smartphones, the US levels sanctions against Russia, and the internet of things still scares us.

Duration:00:04:12

Amazon's Alexa could become the Venmo of voice (The 3:59, Ep. 369)

3/14/2018
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We discuss sending cash via Alexa, more Equifax drama, and a wonder material that can charge your phone in 7 seconds.

Duration:00:04:22

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