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Episode 58: Google is the Long Con

11/19/2018
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In this Episode: NYC and Arlington Va Win the Contest for Amazon’s Split East Coast Headquarters (2:22) Lime recalls some scooters due to fire concerns (4:02) Disney stock jumps after streaming service news (5:02) Apple’s new T2 security chip will prevent hackers from eavesdropping on your microphone (6:36) Signal's new privacy feature making it tougher to know a sender’s identity (8:56) Alibaba eclipsed Amazon's estimated Prime Day sales in less than 10 minutes (10:04) Prison time, hefty...

Duration:00:39:32

Episode 57: Special Edition: Best of Tech Recs

11/12/2018
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In this episode: * Adam's Top 5 Tech Recs * Todoist * Circle by Disney * Google Trips * Quik App by Go Pro * Ember Sanjay's Top 5 Tech Recs Tablo Signal Private Internet Access Data Blocker Belkin Conserve Power Socket Shannon's Top 3 Tech Recs Seconds Bird Scott's Cheap Flights Ad music is from "Partly Cloudy" by A Tape Full of Mistakes

Duration:00:18:45

Episode 56: The J Stands for Pavarotti

11/5/2018
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In this Episode: * IBM to acquire software company Red Hat for $34 billion (1:45) * Google employees will walk out on Thursday to protest company’s handling of sexual misconduct (3:40) * Bitcoin may cause catastrophic climate change by 2033, study warns (4:32) * Fortnite Creator Epic Games Valued at Nearly $15 Billion (6:52) * Coinbase raises Series E to accelerate adoption of cryptocurrencies (7:58) * We posed as 100 Senators to run ads on Facebook. Facebook approved all of them (10:17) *...

Duration:00:30:10

Episode 55: Facebook Loses Monthly Snickers Budget

10/29/2018
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In this Episode: * Facebook investors co-sign plan to fire Mark Zuckerberg as chairman (1:34) * Facebook gets maximum fine for the catastrophic Cambridge Analytica data breach (2:25) * It turns out that Facebook could in fact use data collected from its Portal in-home video device to target you with ads (3:45) * Apple launched a new privacy website that lets you find all the data the company has on you (6:50) * How Google Protected Andy Rubin, the ‘Father of Android’ (7:28) * Netflix is...

Duration:00:36:16

Episode 54: The Only Thing Scarier Than Terminator Robots....

10/22/2018
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In This Episode: * Paul Allen, Co-founder Of Microsoft, Is Dead At 65 (2:00) * Thoughts on Microsoft Joining OIN's Patent Non-Aggression Pact (3:23) * Pro-privacy search engine DuckDuckGo hits 30M daily searches, up 50% in a year (5:05) * Secret SEC investigation into ICOs puts startups at risk (9:45) * Governments Tell Google's Nest To Hand Over Data 300 Times (12:29) * Palm returns as an ‘ultra-mobile’ smartphone (16:00) * Uniqlo cut 90% of staff at one warehouse by replacing them with...

Duration:00:37:06

Episode 53: There's Nothing Faster.... Except Light

10/15/2018
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In This Episode: * No Cash Needed At This Cafe. Students Pay The Tab With Their Personal Data (2:34) * Pushing the limits of streaming technology (4:13) * Wealthy Americans have stepped up investment in New Zealand (6:12) * New Zealand fines travelers who won’t unlock secure devices (8:30) * In test case, U.S. fails to force Facebook to wiretap Messenger calls (11:34) * Transition Metal Dichalcogenides Could Increase Computer Speed, Memory (13:45) * Bulletproof privacy makes price of iPhone...

Duration:00:34:58

Episode 52: It's a Cool Idea.... 'Til the AI Kills You

10/8/2018
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In This Episode: * Elon Musk settles with SEC over fraud charge * Facebook Hack Puts Thousands of Other Sites at Risk * Make Sure MoviePass Didn't Reactivate Your Subscription * The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies * Bird will deliver scooters to users who want them all day * Jeff Bezos’ Space Startup to Supply Engines for Boeing-Lockheed Rocket Venture * Slack Actively Preparing for Early 2019 IPO Weird & Wacky Tech: * AI-controlled robotic ceiling furniture...

Duration:00:35:48

Episode 51: Leafy Lettuce on the Blockchain

10/1/2018
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In This Episode: * Apple delays original shows over mature content (1:24) * YouTube is replacing textbooks in classrooms across America (4:33) * Japan successfully lands robot rovers on an asteroid's surface (7:32) * Lime Scooters Has Its Second Fatality in a Month (9:45) * Inside Facebook Dating (12:08) * Twitter may have sent your private DMs to the wrong people -- but probably not (16:03) * Walmart wants to track lettuce on the blockchain (18:41) * Google started quietly logging you into...

Duration:00:36:29

Episode 50: Could Sanjay hack Adam's Tesla?

9/24/2018
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In This Episode: * IBM creates blockchain equivalent of the ‘Yellow Pages’ (2:24) * AI deepfakes ‘have the potential to disrupt every facet of our society' (4:24) * Ticketmaster recruits pros for secret scalper program (7:40) * Washington State Electronic Notary Public endorsements (10:50) * Equifax IT staff had to rerun hackers' queries to see what was nicked (13:05) * Electric Scooter Company To Go After Dangerous Riders (17:09) Weird & Wacky: * Fortnite game addiction cited as cause for...

Duration:00:36:55

Episode 49: Going to the Skating Rink? Wear Your LTE Necklace

9/17/2018
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In This Episode: * This peanut sensor stops nuts getting in your mouth (2:27) * Google's 'Touring Bird' Is a Traveler's Dream (5:50) * Amazon will sell live Christmas trees this holiday season (7:50) * Samsung's LTE-powered tracker will help you stop misplacing things (9:36) * The 4 biggest announcements from the Apple September event (12:45) * Inbox, Google’s playground for email innovation, is going bye-bye (15:07) * A "Presidential Alert" Text Will Be Sent To Your Phone Next Week (17:13)...

Duration:00:37:07

Episode 48: BONUS: Adam Guesses Meaning of New Merriam-Webster Dictionary Additions

9/12/2018
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In this bonus minisode, Adam guesses the meaning of 25 of the new words Merriam-Webster is adding to the dictionary in 2018. In this episode: * 25 of the New Words Merriam-Webster Is Adding to the Dictionary in 2018 (http://mentalfloss.com/article/556420/25-new-words-merriam-webster-adding-dictionary-2018)

Duration:00:08:43

Episode 47: T-Pain Drives His Bugatti to Steak 'N Shake (Allegedly)

9/10/2018
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In This Episode: * Blood-Testing Firm Theranos to Dissolve (3:00) * Amazon orders 20,000 vans to build delivery fleet (4:05) * Yahoo email is still spying on you (6:51) * Robinhood aims at IPO (8:12) * Open-access plan could spell end to journal subscriptions (10:33) * Labor Board Backs Engineers Who Were Fired for Unionizing (14:26) * An IP address isn't enough to identify a pirate (17:02) * Norway's plan for a fleet of electric planes (20:06) * Mercedes Unveils First Tesla Rival in $12...

Duration:00:45:13

Episode 46: Jimmy The Bachelor

9/3/2018
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In This Episode: * Apple buys startup focused on lenses for AR glasses (2:14) * 18% of US Students Now Own Cryptocurrency (4:00) * Woman Uses Tinder To Prank Dozens Of Men Into Dating Contest (5:40) * Bitcoin Mining Now Accounts for Almost 1% of the World's Energy Consumption (7:58) * Trump’s economic adviser: ‘We’re taking a look’ at whether Google searches should be regulated * Facebook is rating the trustworthiness of its users (10:02) * Walmart patent filings envision customers strapping...

Duration:00:33:20

Episode 45: At 3 AM Every Echo Dot Plays Rick Astley

8/27/2018
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In This Episode: * DeepMind AI Reduces Google Data Centre Cooling Bill by 40% (3:05) * German Researchers Have Built a Quantum Transistor Using Just a Single Atom (5:01) * Hackers can seize practically all your online accounts, and it's your voicemail's fault (7:45) * Google tracks you even if you turn off 'location history': report (11:16) * NASA finds ice on the surface of the moon (14:36) Weird & Wacky Tech: * This company embeds microchips in its employees, and they love it (16:45) * St....

Duration:00:31:02

Episode 44: Healing Through Netflix

8/20/2018
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In this Episode: * Pellion Technologies selling lithium-metal batteries (2:36) * Common Wifi can detect weapons, bombs and chemicals in bags (4:55) * Too Much Screen Time Harming Children’s Vision? (8:08) * IBM-Maersk blockchain alliance cuts oceanic shipping times by 40% (11:00) * Telegram launched a feature that’s both terrifying and brilliant (13:45) * An 11-year-old changed election results on a replica state website in minutes (15:34) * Kroger begins tests of driverless grocery delivery...

Duration:00:37:57

Episode 43: $420 A Share... Snoop Dogg?

8/13/2018
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In this Episode: * Testing finds flaws with car electronic car safety systems * Tesla weighs taking company private, but no decisions made yet * SEC looking into Tesla after Elon Musk's tweets, reports say * German start-up trials solar car that can charge as you drive * Sorry, But Starbucks Will Not Be Accepting Bitcoin * West Virginia to introduce mobile phone voting for midterm elections * Pentagon tells troops: Turn off fitness tracker GPS when you head to warzones Weird and Wacky Tech:...

Duration:00:41:12

Episode 42: Wolf Pack of Scientists Will Never Create Warmongering AI

8/6/2018
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In this Episode: Apple hangs onto its historic $1 trillion market cap (2:15) Huawei wants to release the world's first foldable phone in 2019 before Samsung does (5:00) The London startup that solved one of the most annoying things about flying is now branching out into trains (8:44) Five of the scariest predictions about artificial intelligence (13:15) Weird and Wacky Tech: China launches high-tech bird drones to watch over its citizens (24:07) I used Apple's AirDrop to troll strangers with...

Duration:00:36:50

Episode 41: Internet Satellites are the Levi's of the Space Rush

7/30/2018
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In This Episode: * Uber Drivers Are Committing 'Vomit Fraud' (2:12) * Google's new physical keys to secure your account (6:27) * Miles gives you rewards for almost everything (8:47) * “Waze of Parking” SpotAngels raises 2.3M (11:40) * Google owns Duck.com, but it'll give rival DuckDuckGo a shoutout anyhow (13:04) * A new digital divide: Young people who can’t use keyboards (16:19) * The Allure of Small Towns for Big City Freelancers (18:10) * How to Beat LinkedIn: The Game (21:03) * Facebook...

Duration:00:41:30

Episode 40: Bond, James Bond('s car)

7/23/2018
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In this episode: * 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter (2:41) * Blue Origin lands booster and crew capsule after test launch (4:00) * Amazon is helping you find weird screws (6:40) * Uber's next big thing is Lime scooters (8:42) * California malls are sharing license plate tracking data with ICE (13:44) * HTC’s blockchain phone is real (17:11) * Three Breakthroughs That Will Disrupt The Tech World In 2019 (18:23) * EU hits Google with record $5 billion fine (24:27) Weird and Wacky...

Duration:00:48:49

Episode 39: Special Edition: Recorded from Earth all about Space

7/16/2018
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In this episode: * Building blocks of life found on Mars * NASA aims to "touch the sun" with new probe * Device Seeks Axions, Proposed Dark Matter Particles * 1st Satellite Built to Harpoon Space Junk Begins Test Flight * Boeing's Hypersonic Vision: Hit Mach 5 * Fighter Jet Is Testing 'Quiet' Supersonic Booms * Why Do We Need a Space Nation Ad music from "Partly Cloudy" by A Tape Full of Mistakes. Weird and Wacky theme music from "Brainwavves" by Strong Suit.

Duration:00:26:06