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Keep up to date with independent, authoritative and trustworthy discussion of the tech news of the day. Tom Merritt and co-host's home for daily tech news.






Google Tries, to No Ai-vail – DTNS 4660

Meta announced that Facebook Messenger chats and calls will be protected by end-to-end encryption by default. And Google announced the launch of its Google Podcasts to YouTube Music migration tool. Plus Justin shares his reasons why he thinks Google’s Gemini Ultra, Pro and Nano roll out is a sign of management failure. Starring Sarah Lane,Continue reading "Google Tries, to No Ai-vail – DTNS 4660"


Release Any GTA and They Will Come – DTNS 4659

Why are AAA games like GTA 6 ported to PC well after their release on game consoles? Scott explains. Plus Twitch will stop operations in South Korea starting February 27, 2024, due to high costs there. And Google launches its new Large Language Model Gemini which comes in three flavors; Gemini Ultra, Gemini Pro, andContinue reading "Release Any GTA and They Will Come – DTNS 4659"


My Log Has a Video for You – DTNS 4658

Gmail is getting a powerful update to its AI-powered spam detection in the service’s biggest security upgrade in years. And can iPhone/Android cross-platform messaging service Beeper succeed with its implementation where Sunbird crashed and burned? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Joe. MP3 Download Using a Screen Reader? Click here Download the (VIDEO VERSION),Continue reading "My Log Has a Video for You – DTNS 4658"


The Best Android Phones for 2023 – DTNS 4657

Need to give a loved one a new Android phone but not sure what to get? Iyaz is here with his best 2023 Android phone picks. Plus We analyze a recent BBC article asking “Could X go bankrupt under Elon Musk?”. And is Sony’s announcement that it will begin deleting Discovery shows from users librariesContinue reading "The Best Android Phones for 2023 – DTNS 4657"


Remotely Possible – DTNS 4656

Ever since Open AI announced GPTs, chat agents that developers can use on their platforms developers have made a lot of these. Tristan Jutras takes through some of the more outlandish examples of people flexing their creative GPT muscles. Plus, is the push to force workers back to the office dead? One Stanford professor thinksContinue reading "Remotely Possible – DTNS 4656"


Bigger Spool of Thread? – DTNS 4655

Google rolls out system updates for Android, Wear OS and Google TV devices. What features and functionality do they add? Plus as Threads, Meta’s microblogging platform, plans a European Union launch in December is it becoming a viable alternative to “X”? And we delve into the reason why Apple relented and decided to include RCSContinue reading "Bigger Spool of Thread? – DTNS 4655"


What is Microsoft Syncing? – DTNS 4654

The WSJ says Apple is looking to end its relationship with Goldman Sachs that it currently uses to support several financial products including Apple Card. Plus Is the new Microsoft Outlook a potential privacy risk? And Unity is cutting jobs and closing offices as part of a company reset. We explain what might be goingContinue reading "What is Microsoft Syncing? – DTNS 4654"


Will My Hand Be Stolen? – DTNS 4653

Winter driving is no fun but a little planning can go a long way to making it more safe and less stressful. Patrick Norton is here to tell us how. Plus we go over all the big announcements from AWS’s re:Invent conference for cloud customers. And we look at Ofcom’s latest study of AI useContinue reading "Will My Hand Be Stolen? – DTNS 4653"


There’s No Back Row in Zoom – DTNS 4652

Municipal police departments in Ohio and Michigan are warning parents to disable the “Bringing Devices Together” setting in AirDrop for children. And Research from the Graz University of Technology, Austria suggests that Zoom fatigue is real. Plus we go over leaks for Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S24 flagship phone. Starring Tom Merritt, Shannon Morse, Roger Chang,Continue reading "There’s No Back Row in Zoom – DTNS 4652"


New CEO! Same as the Old CEO – DTNS 4651

Sam Altman is returning as OpenAI CEO. We explained what happened. And Spotify announced three major changes to how it pays royalties to musicians. Plus we explain everything you need to know about “The Strange $55 Million Saga of a Netflix Series You’ll Never See.” Labels will be charged a fee when “flagrant” streaming fraudContinue reading "New CEO! Same as the Old CEO – DTNS 4651"


Best Home Theater Gift Ideas – DTNS 4650

Home Theater expert Robert Heron is here with the perfect home theater gift buying recommendations in time for the holiday season. Plus Nothing Chats and Sunbird the app developers that boasted they could access the iMessage protocol to give Android users blue bubbles has had its message app pulled from the Google Play store. AndContinue reading "Best Home Theater Gift Ideas – DTNS 4650"


Game of OpenAI Thrones – DTNS 4649

GM’s robotaxi startup Cruise co-founder and CEO Kyle Vogt announced his resignation. And We go into the details behind OpenAI’s board firing of CEO Sam Altman. Starring Tom Merritt, Nica Montford, Roger Chang, Joe. MP3 Download Using a Screen Reader? Click here Download the (VIDEO VERSION), here. Follow us on Twitter Instgram YouTube and TwitchContinue reading "Game of OpenAI Thrones – DTNS 4649"


Wait, It Has a Pretend Transmission? – DTNS 4648

EV’s might be the future of personal automobiles but Toyota thinks that some drivers might still want an old-fashioned stick shift. Cleaning up car based pollution isn’t just about EVs. You also need to address the environmental impact of tires. Tim Stevens explains. And why are Amazon and Hyundai teaming up to sell cars online?Continue reading "Wait, It Has a Pretend Transmission? – DTNS 4648"


Apple Joins the RCS Party – DTNS 4647

Will Smith joins us with a geek gift buyer’s guide for the upcoming holiday season. Plus the first Qi v2.0 devices are nearly through the certification process. We explain what this means and how you’ll benefit! And Apple announces in the future it will adopt the RCS standard. Will this mean the end of theContinue reading "Apple Joins the RCS Party – DTNS 4647"


Clippy is My Copilot – DTNS 4646

We go over all the big announcements from this year’s Microsoft Ignite event. Plus a study in the Psychological Science Monday explores how convincing generated images were especially ones of white individuals. And a study in Science showed that an AI meteorology model from Google DeepMind called GraphCasts made better forecasts using traditional models. StarringContinue reading "Clippy is My Copilot – DTNS 4646"


Do Teenagers Dream of Android Sheep? – DTNS 4645

Why are iPhones overrepresented in smartphone ownership by teens? Android Police’s Will Sattelberg is here to explain. Plus YouTube rolled out new policies regarding generative AI videos. And users of the Nothing Phone 2 Android phone will get access to Apple iMessage in North America and Europe starting this month. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane,Continue reading "Do Teenagers Dream of Android Sheep? – DTNS 4645"


Apps for Noteworthy Events – DTNS 4644

We go over the latest Apple prognostications from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and analyst Ming-chi Kuo about what the company has in store. Plus we analyze the latest reviews of Sony’s just released Portal handheld gaming device for the PS5. And Allison Sheridan shares her research into what the best note taking app is on theContinue reading "Apps for Noteworthy Events – DTNS 4644"


AI Pin, Engage! – DTNS 4643

Humane launches its AI wearable, the AI Pin. Is this the future of personal everyday AI interfaces? Plus Disney CEO Bob Iger says Disney will launch a beta test of a new app next month, combining Disney+ and Hulu into a single experience. And Amazon is readying a new operating system to replace Android onContinue reading "AI Pin, Engage! – DTNS 4643"


A GTA 6 Announcement Announcement – DTNS 4642

We take a close look at what was revealed on the first day of the Google vs Epic Games trial. And Nintendo announces it will partner with Sony to develop a “Legend of Zelda” movie. Plus Rockstar Games confirmed Wednesday that it will begin “promoting” Grand Theft Auto IV next month. Starring Sarah Lane, ScottContinue reading "A GTA 6 Announcement Announcement – DTNS 4642"


“Sensing” Ocean Changes – DTNS 4641

GM’s robotaxi division, Cruise, had its California operating driverless permits pulled over safety concerns. What’s going on with the company? And how is technology helping researchers monitor damage of climate change to the coasts of the Atlantic Ocean. Starring Sarah Lane, Robb Dunewood, Dr. Nicole Ackermans, Roger Chang, Joe MP3 Download Using a Screen Reader?Continue reading "“Sensing” Ocean Changes – DTNS 4641"