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Tech Talk Y'all is a weekly show with your hosts Sanjay Parekh and Adam Walker (and occasionally our producer Shannon Evanchec). Sanjay and Adam dish about technology and often other seemingly random topics. Episodes are targeted to be about 30 minutes in length. Depending on your level of humor, episodes may or may not be funny.

Tech Talk Y'all is a weekly show with your hosts Sanjay Parekh and Adam Walker (and occasionally our producer Shannon Evanchec). Sanjay and Adam dish about technology and often other seemingly random topics. Episodes are targeted to be about 30 minutes in length. Depending on your level of humor, episodes may or may not be funny.


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Tech Talk Y'all is a weekly show with your hosts Sanjay Parekh and Adam Walker (and occasionally our producer Shannon Evanchec). Sanjay and Adam dish about technology and often other seemingly random topics. Episodes are targeted to be about 30 minutes in length. Depending on your level of humor, episodes may or may not be funny.




Episode 137: To Infinity... and Beyond!

In this Episode: * Switzerland pilots a contact tracing app using Apple and Google's tech * SpaceX is about to launch its first astronauts into orbit. Experts say it's a pit stop on a larger quest: 'Get Elon to Mars' * Netflix’s Plan to Auto-Cancel Subscriptions Is Radically Sane * Magic Leap has apparently raised another $350 million, in spite of itself * Trump signs an executive order taking direct aim at social media companies * Rivian’s Amazon electric delivery van still on track as...


Episode 136: Magic Engine Optimization

In this Episode: * Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan's $800,000 donation to their 8 favorite restaurants is like the median US family giving 13 cents to each * Utah has rejected the Apple-Google approach to tracing coronavirus, and is using an app made by a social media start-up instead * Utah’s governor’s office spent $2.75 million for the app and other improvements, and will pay $300,000 per month in maintenance fees, according to public records cited by, a website focusing...


Episode 135: Dumbledore... There's No Hindi Word for That

In this Episode: * India’s contact-tracing app tops 100 million users in 41 days * Democrats try to ban Internet shutoffs until pandemic is over * Elon Musk says Tesla HQ 'will move to Texas or Nevada immediately' after California county health official says factory CAN'T reopen - despite Gov Gavin Newsom giving it green light * Twitter Will Allow Employees To Work At Home Forever * Spotify launches a new party mode called Group Session * Google's New 'Read Along' App Can Help Elementary...


Episode 134: X Æ A-12

In this Episode: * Managers turn to surveillance software, always-on webcams to ensure employees are (really) working from home * Verizon says collaboration tools use up 1,200% during coronavirus * Researchers control a game of Tetris using a breathable wearable sleeve * Truly, what is up with Elon Musk - Elon Musk declared he’s selling all his possessions, and Tesla’s stock price dropped 10% in a matter of minutes. * TikTok Crosses 2 Billion Downloads After Best Quarter For Any App Ever *...


Episode 133: May The 4th Be With You

In this Episode: * Germany flips to Apple-Google approach on smartphone contact tracing * Nextdoor and Walmart partner on a new neighborly assistance program * Live Nation stock surges as Saudia Arabia buys $500M stake * Tesla vehicles recognize and respond to traffic lights, stop signs with latest software update * MIT Develops Wearable Sensors Sewn into Clothes That Monitor Vital Signs * Facebook’s Messenger Rooms take on Zoom and Houseparty * Zoom update now lets you transcribe calls in...


Episode 132: Who Knows How To Floss?

In this Episode: * NBA announces new multiyear partnership with Microsoft to redefine and personalize the fan experience * Leaked pics reveal Google smart debit card to rival Apple’s * Scoop: Google readies its own chip for future Pixels, Chromebooks * Facebook invests $5.7B in India’s Reliance Jio * Fortnite creator Epic Games just caved by putting its game on the Google Play Store for the first time ever – but it's not too happy about it * Ticketmaster Refunds Postponed Concerts Events...


Episode 131: Boaty McBoatface Makes a Return

In this Episode: * These new vending machines in Hong Kong offer free medical-grade masks to people in need * Porsche Auctioning Off The Final 911 (991) For Covid-19 Relief Efforts * Apple and Google detail bold and ambitious plan to track COVID-19 at scale * Google and Apple Are Jointly Developing Contact Tracing Software * Android phones will get the COVID-19 tracking updates via Google Play * Zoom will let paying customers pick which data center their calls are routed from Weird and...


Episode 130: It's Not Like English Started in England or Anything

In this Episode: * What you should know about Jack Dorsey’s surprising $1 billion commitment to charity * “Even if only 10 percent of the money went to Covid work, though, Dorsey would become the country’s biggest public philanthropist during the crisis.” * 28% of his net worth * Getty Images is charging $499 to license the CDC’s public domain coronavirus image * Volvo Valet lets owners get vehicle service without leaving home * Apple Shares Assembly and Use Instructions for New Face...


Episode 129: Sharing is Caring

In this Episode: * Google is donating $800 million to help with the coronavirus crisis * Lyft is referring drivers to jobs at Amazon after massive ridership decline * Jeff Bezos sold $3.4bn of Amazon stock just before Covid-19 collapse * Coronavirus: Robots use light beams to zap hospital viruses * How China built facial recognition for people wearing masks * Musk the Virus Skeptic Makes Reluctant Ventilator Offer After GM * Toilet Paper Startup Ramps Up And Rolls In Wake Of Coronavirus...


Episode 128: Special Episode: Work From Home

Basic Tech Setup * High speed Internet * A good headset and microphone * Good camera * Lighting * External monitor * Good wifi router * Go upscale with Ubiquiti (Super up with Meraki) Communication Tools * Slack or Discord * Zoom, Google Meet, Uberconference * Signal / Keybase * Email client Project Management App * Basecamp * Asana * Teamwork * Trello Personal Productivity Tools * ToDoist * Pomodoro timer / TomatoTimer (Android) Fun * Netflix Party * Kindle Paperwhite * Charades/Lunch/Happy...


Episode 127: Social Distancing

In this Episode: * Medical company threatens to sue volunteers that 3D-printed valves for life-saving coronavirus treatments * AMC, Regal, Alamo Drafthouse, and Cinemark Are Closing Theaters Because of the Coronavirus * Amazon to stop accepting all products other than medical supplies and household staples to its warehouses amid coronavirus crisis — read the memo it just sent sellers * CO2-based vodka startup Air Co. fully redirects its tech to making hand sanitizer for donation * LVMH will...


Episode 126: The One About Coronavirus

In this episode: * Big Tech Will Pay Its Hourly Workers Even as Full-Time Staff Stays Home During Coronavirus Outbreak * How to Make Homemade Hand Sanitizer * Google ‘aggressively Intervened’ To Block Coronavirus Misinformation * Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect. * Google’s AI-powered smart glasses help the blind to see * Goodyear's Concept Tire Regenerates Burned-Off Rubber * Sonos Will End Device-Bricking ‘Recycle Mode’ * Tesla produces its 1...


Episode 125: Don't Be That Guy

In this Episode: * Forget foldable phones. Large rollable displays are the way to go * Facebook is suing a domain registrar for selling deceptive web addresses * Facebook is giving free ads to the WHO and taking down ‘conspiracy theories’ about coronavirus * Coronavirus: How to track the virus spread across the world * CDC chart breaks down what mustaches do and don't work with respirator masks * Make-A-Wish Foundation gets a fan into 'NBA 2K20' * Siri and Google Assistant Hacked With...


Episode 124: Finger Guns Are The Best

In this episode: * The Computer Scientist Responsible for Cut, Copy, and Paste, Has Passed Away * Firefox turns encrypted DNS on by default to thwart snooping ISPs * AI discovers antibiotic that kills even highly resistant bacteria * 'They lied to us': Mom says police deceived her to get her DNA and charge her son with murder * Tesla Teardown Scares Competitors: ‘We Cannot Do This’ * Hackers can trick a Tesla into accelerating by 50 miles per hour * Flywheel owners found out that their bikes...


Episode 123: My Dogs Eat $200 Worth of Food a Day....

In this Episode: * An Indian politician used AI to translate his speech into other languages * To catch a thief, go to Google with a geofence warrant – and it will give you all the details * Internet's safe-keepers forced to postpone crucial DNSSEC root key signing ceremony – no, not a hacker attack, but because they can't open a safe * A Motorola Razr’s screen is reportedly peeling right on the fold * Jeff Bezos just made one of the largest charitable gifts ever * China's Coronavirus App Is...


Episode 122: How Exactly Many is a Plethora?

In this Episode: * ICANN Allows .COM Price Increases, Gets More Money * Proposed Amendment 3 to the .COM Registry Agreement * Tesla Remotely Removed Autopilot Features from Used Model S After ‘Audit’ * Apple fined $27 million in France for throttling old iPhones without telling users * At Long Last, Our Netflix Autoplay Nightmare Is Over * Meet the woman who made Netflix get rid of its most annoying feature * Google’s Unfinished AirDrop Clone Is Already Hiding on Your Phone * A new low-cost...


Episode 121: Honking the Lights and Flashing the Horn

In this Episode: * The Company That Botched the Iowa Caucus Was Formed Only Months Ago * The wait is over! Twitter to label fake, manipulating tweets from March 5 * Alphabet’s Jigsaw unveils a tool to help journalists spot deepfakes and manipulated images * Amazon Ring now lets users opt out of receiving police video requests * Here's everything you need to know about Seat's new £18,000 Leon - including how the VW Golf rival can TALK to traffic lights * Researchers Say ‘Anti-Solar Panels’...


Episode 120: Be Careful With Your Cows?

In this Episode: * Facebook will now show you exactly how it stalks you — even when you’re not using Facebook * Facebook’s Clear History tool is now available to everyone * Twitter Direct Messages Get Emoji Reactions Support * Saudi Crown Prince Hacked Jeff Bezos’s Phone, Analysis Suggests * Coronavirus leads to sales spike of Plague Inc., a game about pandemics * Airbnb Claims Its AI Can Predict Whether Guests Are Psychopaths * These Fridges Won't Dispense Filtered Water Unless You Pay...


Episode 119: Jump On It

In this Episode: * Twitter planning Bitcoin payments as tips on its platform * Microsoft CEO says encryption backdoors are a ‘terrible idea’ * Jeff Bezos Reveals the Fully Electric Amazon Delivery Auto Rickshaws For India - Watch Video * Microsoft will be carbon negative by 2030 * The Myth of the Young Startup Founder * Apple may have to abandon Lightning connector cable * This Sci-Fi-Inspired Device Could Replace Bulky, Expensive X-Ray Machines * Astronomers Detect Second Planet Orbiting...


Episode 118: It's Heartwarming, like a Hallmark Movie

In this episode: Bluetooth will support hearing aids, sharing, and a better audio codec Japanese billionaire Maezawa in $9 million 'social experiment' giveaway Tesla Motors is now America's most valuable car company About one-in-five Americans use a smart watch or fitness tracker Boeing's New CEO Readies for Bumpy Tenure Best of the best: Our 10 favorite CES 2020 Best of Innovation award winners Visa to acquire Plaid, the fintech powering Venmo and other banking apps, in $5.3 billion deal...