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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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What will come of 'big-tech' on Capitol Hill this week? Live Q&A (The Daily SUPERCharge 7/16/2019)

7/16/2019
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From today's stream: an extended post-show Q&A with the live audience. Topics include: When to get your kid a phone, best Prime Day deals, and how, when & why to break up 'big-tech.' http://www.cnet.com/daily-charge http://www.twitter.com/thedailycharge http://www.youtube.com/dailycharge

Duration:00:21:15

Should the government break up big tech? (The Daily Charge, 7/16/2019)

7/16/2019
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Plus, Prime Day, MagSafe and kids using phones. https://www.cnet.com/news/alexa-items-top-amazon-prime-days-best-seller-list-so-far/ https://www.cnet.com/news/kids-are-spending-over-30-hours-a-week-on-phones-survey-finds/ https://www.cnet.com/news/google-apple-amazon-and-facebook-face-off-with-congress-this-week/ https://www.cnet.com/news/1-2-million-to-raid-area-51-to-see-them-aliens/

Duration:00:06:50

Amazon Prime Day 1 & Audience Q&A (The Daily SUPERCharge 7/15/2019)

7/15/2019
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From today's stream: an extended post-show Q&A with the live audience. http://www.cnet.com/daily-charge http://www.twitter.com/thedailycharge http://www.youtube.com/dailycharge

Duration:00:17:36

Amazon Prime Day has turned us all into shopaholics (The Daily Charge, 7/15/2019)

7/15/2019
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Black Friday mania erupts in the summer, DC faces off against Big Tech and the 5G battle brewing between the US and China. https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-prime-day-evolves-from-goofy-sideshow-to-black-friday-esque-phenom/ https://www.cnet.com/news/google-apple-amazon-and-facebook-face-off-with-congress-this-week/ https://www.cnet.com/news/how-5g-got-tied-up-in-the-us-trade-war-with-china/ https://www.cnet.com/news/prime-day-brings-out-wave-of-activism-against-amazon/

Duration:00:07:35

Is the new MacBook Pro worth the upgrade? (The 3:59, Ep. 585)

7/11/2019
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We run through whether the new upgrades to the Macs make a difference and talk more Nintendo Switch. https://www.cnet.com/news/hands-on-with-the-new-apple-macbook-air-and-macbook-pro/https://www.cnet.com/news/nintendo-switch-lite-vs-apple-ipod-touch-which-is-best-200-gaming-handheld-for-kids/https://www.cnet.com/news/nintendo-switch-lite-from-d-pads-to-sharable-games-heres-what-we-learned/

Duration:00:04:21

Does the Nintendo Switch Lite make the 3DS irrelevant? (The 3:59, Ep. 584)

7/10/2019
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We talk about Nintendo's new budget console, the deep fake problem and Europe's big 5G push. https://www.cnet.com/news/nintendo-switch-lite-arrives-for-200-and-here-is-how-it-plays/https://www.cnet.com/news/5g-in-europe-after-the-big-switch-on-its-game-on-for-the-networks/https://www.cnet.com/news/vidcon-kicks-off-with-deepfake-dilemma-as-its-opening-act/

Duration:00:03:53

Apple's MacBook news: The good, the bad and the meh (The 3:59, Ep. 583)

7/9/2019
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Plus, Google Assistant continues to lead the crowd in voice responses. https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-kills-12-inch-macbook/https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-cuts-macbook-air-price-by-100-gives-macbook-pro-chip-upgrade/https://www.cnet.com/news/want-to-find-info-on-starbucks-or-jetblue-better-ask-google-assistant/

Duration:00:04:44

T-Mobile and Sprint's mega-deal might actually happen this time (The 3:59, Ep. 582)

7/8/2019
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Plus, Android apps harvesting your data and Huawei's Android alternative. https://www.cnet.com/news/t-mobile-sprint-deal-may-close-soon-heres-what-you-need-to-know/https://www.cnet.com/news/more-than-1000-android-apps-harvest-your-data-even-after-you-deny-permissions/https://www.cnet.com/news/huawei-ceo-says-its-android-alternative-is-likely-faster-but-needs-its-own-app-store/

Duration:00:05:40

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold Is fixed, but don’t hold your breath for it (The 3:59, Ep. 581)

7/3/2019
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The foldable may arrive in time for the holidays, Alexa keeps your data and the Commerce Department is still enforcing its ban on Huawei. https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-has-completed-its-galaxy-fold-redesign-report-says/https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-alexa-keeps-your-data-with-no-expiration-date-and-shares-it-too/https://www.cnet.com/news/commerce-department-still-considers-huawei-blacklisted-despite-trumps-deal/

Duration:00:04:31

What do you want to see out of the Galaxy Note 10? (The 3:59, Ep. 580)

7/2/2019
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Samsung confirms the Note launch date, its CEO apologizes for pushing the Galaxy Fold too soon and using DNA sharing to solve cold cases. https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-confirms-next-unpacked-event-for-galaxy-note-10-will-be-aug-7-in-new-york/https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-chief-galaxy-fold-delay-was-embarrassing-but-no-new-launch-date-in-sight/https://www.cnet.com/news/how-sharing-your-dna-solves-horrible-crimes-and-stirs-a-privacy-debate/

Duration:00:05:47

The promise and peril of new 5G networks (The 3:59, Ep. 579)

7/1/2019
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CNET tested 5G across the global. Plus, a look into Amazon's AI brain. https://www.cnet.com/features/we-tested-5g-speeds-around-the-world-heres-what-we-found/https://www.cnet.com/news/amazons-future-vision-of-ai-warehouse-bots-and-alexa/

Duration:00:05:35

EA's Origin service leaves gamers exposed (The 3:59, Ep. 578)

6/26/2019
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We also break down a new plan by Verizon's Visible and more standardized security for Internet of Things devices. https://www.cnet.com/news/ea-origin-had-a-vulnerability-that-left-300-million-players-potentially-exposed/ https://www.cnet.com/news/verizons-visible-removes-data-speed-caps-keeps-40-price/ https://www.cnet.com/news/fido-alliance-looks-to-create-standards-for-internet-of-things-devices/

Duration:00:04:58

It's that Prime Day time of the year again (The 3:59, Ep. 577)

6/25/2019
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Plus, mobile hackers and Instagram deepfakes. https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-prime-day-sale-bonanza-kicks-off-july-15-will-run-for-48-hours/https://www.cnet.com/news/hackers-hit-over-a-dozen-mobile-carriers-and-could-shut-down-networks-researchers-find/https://www.cnet.com/news/instagram-chief-adam-mosseri-we-dont-have-a-policy-against-deepfakes/

Duration:00:05:30

Bill Gates's top mistake? Letting Google's Android rule the world (The 3:59, Ep. 576)

6/24/2019
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Plus, the US may expel yet more of Huawei and a Senate bill would force big tech to disclose how much your data is worth. https://www.cnet.com/news/bill-gates-says-microsoft-losing-to-android-was-his-greatest-mistake/ https://www.cnet.com/news/fcc-commissioner-wants-huawei-gear-out-of-us-networks/ https://www.cnet.com/news/how-much-is-your-data-worth-senators-want-tech-companies-to-tell-you/?ftag=COS-05-10aaa0b&linkId=69451997

Duration:00:05:10

Is 5G safe? (The 3:59, Ep. 575)

6/20/2019
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We break down this critical question, talk about YouTube and regulatory scrutiny and AI-powered pizza. https://www.cnet.com/news/5g-phones-and-your-health-what-you-need-to-know/https://www.cnet.com/news/youtube-faces-ftc-investigation-into-kids-practices-report-says/https://www.cnet.com/news/ai-out-of-mit-can-make-the-perfect-pizza-from-looking-at-a-photo/

Duration:00:04:18

Samsung's Galaxy Note is coming (all while we keep waiting for the Fold) (The 3:59, Ep. 574)

6/19/2019
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We also discuss how CRISPR gene editing could resurrect the wooly mammoth and your car's data privacy. https://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-eyes-galaxy-note-10-launch-on-aug-7-in-new-york/ https://www.cnet.com/news/galaxy-fold-ready-to-hit-the-market-samsung-exec-says/ https://www.cnet.com/features/using-crispr-to-resurrect-the-dead/ https://www.cnet.com/news/your-cars-data-privacy-comes-into-question-in-georgia-supreme-court-case/

Duration:00:04:10

Would you use Facebook's new Libra cryptocurrency? (The 3:59, Ep. 573)

6/18/2019
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Plus, Palm's tiny phone is a surprise hit with kids. https://www.cnet.com/news/facebook-aims-to-shake-up-finance-with-its-libra-cryptocurrency/https://www.cnet.com/news/palms-head-scratching-tiny-now-unlocked-phone-may-find-a-niche-with-kids/

Duration:00:05:50

How to get your Instagram account back from hackers (The 3:59, Ep. 572)

6/17/2019
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Also, the next game you play could go on forever, plus how veterans are using smart homes. https://www.cnet.com/news/instagram-is-making-it-easier-to-get-your-account-back-from-hackers/https://www.cnet.com/news/the-next-game-you-play-may-never-end/ https://www.cnet.com/news/a-smart-home-suited-for-a-wounded-veteran-assistive-technology/

Duration:00:04:28

Google’s Pixel 4 gets a really, really early tease (The 3:59, Ep. 571)

6/13/2019
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We talk Pixel 4, altered videos and social networks and a crazy $1,200 smart oven hood.

Duration:00:04:09

T-Mobile and Sprint's mega merger hits another stumbling block (The 3:59, Ep. 570)

6/12/2019
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We break down the fate of the two carriers and offer an update on Nintendo from E3.

Duration:00:04:47