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Episode 89: Never Let the Internet Name Anything

In this Episode: * Shock Samsung Confession Risks Galaxy Smartphone Cancellation (1:48) * Spies may have used an AI-generated face to infiltrate US politics (3:50) * “Amazon’s Choice” Does Not Necessarily Mean A Product Is Good (6:30) * Hackers, farmers, and doctors unite! Support for Right to Repair laws slowly grows (8:10) * Samsung Deletes Tweet Warning Users to Virus-Scan Their Smart TVs (10:22) * How to replace Google’s Trips app (13:40) * Google turns to retro cryptography to keep data...


Episode 88: Are Your Applications in Cloud? Are They in the Sentient Cloud?

In this episode: * Maine Governor Signs Strictest Internet Protections in the U.S. * FCC votes on action and legal framework to fight robocalls * Cryptocurrency startup hacks itself before hacker gets a chance to steal users funds * More Than 25% Of U.S. Adults Almost Always Online * Ring puts suspected thief in Facebook sponsored ads * Laser Destroys Cancer Cells Circulating in the Blood * Autonomous Lawn Mower Startup Greenzie Closes Half A Million Investment From Strategic VCs, Angels *...


Episode 87: Are You Tier 1 Tech Support?

In this Episode: * Flipboard data breach – what users should do now * Michelin and GM bringing airless tires to the road in 2024 * Hertz launches monthly car rental subscription starting at $999 * House starts antitrust probe of Facebook, Google, other tech giants * The SEC Is Suing Kik for Its 2017 ICO * Lyft reveals it's given 50,000 self-driving rides in the last year to become the largest semi-automated ride-hailer in America * Amazon's helping police build a surveillance network with...


Episode 86: Guess Who Has the Best Uber Rating!?

In this Episode: * Apple is looking into building foldable iPhones out of glass (2:00) * Mobile carrier AT&T will now accept payments in crypto (3:48) * How scientists unraveled the mystery behind the return of a banned greenhouse gas (5:30) * LAS VEGAS ORDERS UP A BORING COMPANY LOOP (9:34) * Sen. Josh Hawley calls out Facebook over ‘encrypted’ messaging plans (13:05) * VW is working on ways to prevent nausea in self-driving cars (15:47) * Uber will soon ban passengers with low ratings...


Episode 85: Words for Things That Are Not The Words For Things

In This Episode: * No About Face for Amazon (3:18) * Humans Are Mailing It in (6:05) * Android’s Live Transcribe will save the text and show ‘sound events’ (10:26) * Triton is the world’s most murderous malware, and it’s spreading (12:51) * Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist (16:50) * Australia Found a Way to Save Water From Plastic Pollution and We Can Start Doing the Same (20:07) * Tesla’s trumpeted solar shingles are a flop (22:07) Weird and Wacky Tech: *...


Episode 84: (Season 4) A New Season... Because We Can

In this Episode: * “Alexa Guard” Can Protect Your Home (2:43) * All Chromebooks will also be Linux laptops going forward (5:44) * GPS tracker leaks real-time locations and can remotely activate its microphone (7:07) * LED light can damage eyes, health authority warns (10:00) * SanDisk’s 1TB microSD card is now available (14:43) * Google’s new travel portal will improve the way you plan your trips online (17:24) * Facebook defends itself against op-ed calling for its breakup (21:18) * After...


Episode 82: Brain Computers? That's a Nope From Us

In this Episode: * Southwest and FAA officials never knew Boeing turned off a safety feature on its 737 Max jets (1:38) * United Airlines says it’s now covering those surprise seatback webcam (3:15) * Tobii uses PC cameras to keep people from peeking at your screen (updated) (4:44) * Speeding tickets by mail? New cameras could soon catch speeders in metro Atlanta (7:19) * Surgeons Just Sent a Tiny, Autonomous Bot Into a Heart Valve (11:54) * Adidas is making a recyclable shoe (14:28) * Blue...


Episode 81: It Only Took Til 2019... To Remove USBs Without Ejecting Them

In this Episode: * Dialect Survey - Flying Insect with Rear Light (1:30) * Google's Parent Has a Plan to Eliminate Mosquitos (2:52) * Sri Lanka Blocks Social Media Amid Bomb Attacks (5:40) * Utah Bans Police From Searching Digital Data Without A Warrant (7:50) * Tesla investigates Model S explosion in Shanghai (9:30) * Amazon demands selfies from delivery drivers (12:55) * What Happens on Wall Street, Stays in San Francisco (15:22) * Netflix's random play button is what we've all been...


Episode 80: Facebook's Gonna Steal Your Grandpa's Pocket Watch

In this Episode: * Facebook says it 'unintentionally uploaded' 1.5 million people's email contacts (1:13) * Stratolaunch First Flight Video / World’s biggest airplane takes flight for the first time ever (3:20) * We've been warned about AI and music for over 50 years (4:32) * Verizon will now charge more money for in-store activations (6:43) * Mutiny at HQ Trivia fails to oust CEO (10:35) * Digital scan of Notre Dame offers hope for its restoration (14:28) * Some Galaxy Fold review phones...


Episode 79: A Black Hole... Or a Krispy Kreme Donut?

In this episode: * The Event Horizon Telescope’s first black hole image, explained in 500 words Watch Samsung fold the crap out of the Galaxy Fold * Amazon accused of abandoning 100% renewable energy goal * Google’s Wing drones approved to make public deliveries in Australia * New privacy assistant Jumbo fixes your Facebook & Twitter settings * Facebook still tracks you after you deactivate account * Reminder: Airbnb lets hosts put cameras inside your rental * New app shows you all the...


Episode 78: Special Episode: Tech We Can't Live Without

Adam’s Top 5: * Apple Ecosystem * Google Docs * Slack * Audible * Podcast App Sanjay’s Top 5: * Android Auto * Entertainment (Harmony Remote / Roku / Tablo / Hulu / Netflix) * Duck Duck Go * Amazon Web Services * Security (Bonsai Shredder / Private Internet Access / Authy / Yubikey) Shannon’s Top 5: * Navigation * Online Finance / Banking * Amazon * Google * Spotify Ad music is from "Partly Cloudy" by A Tape Full of Mistakes Weird & Wacky theme music is from "Brainwavves" by Strong Suit


Episode 77: Thunderbirdin' It Up

In This Episode: * US computer science grads outperforming those in other key nations (2:05) * How an 83-year-old found a new lease on life developing mobile apps (4:51) * FTC Seeks to Examine the Privacy Practices of Broadband Providers (7:15) * Google makes emails more dynamic with AMP for Email * Teens have less face time with their friends – and are lonelier than ever (12:02) * Here's everything Apple announced on Monday (15:09) * Asus software updates were used to spread malware,...


Episode 76: A Security Minded Soapbox

In this Episode: * Google Stadia puts Xbox One, PlayStation 4 on notice * Facebook Did Not Securely Store Passwords. Here’s What You Need to Know * Deloitte Digital media trends survey, 13th edition * NVIDIA’s AI Can Turn Doodles Into Landscape ‘Photos’ * Crash avoidance tech is spreading - Axios * Proposed bill would make it illegal for boss to contact employees after hours * Nude photos, tax statements and more: Old USB drives contain highly sensitive info Weird & Wacky Tech: *...


Episode 75: Human Powered Jet... A Wingman

In this Episode: * Philadelphia becomes first US city to ban 'cashless' stores, report says * has yet another security disaster * A ‘Creepy’ Assignment: Pay Attention to What Strangers Reveal in Public * Scientists Say They Can Recreate Living Dinosaurs Within the Next 5 Years * The US Air Force’s jet-powered robotic wingman is like something out of a video game * A doctor in California appeared via video link to tell a patient he was going to die. The man's family is upset *...


Episode 74: Marky Mark Zuckerberg

In this Episode: * Your iPhone Has a Hidden List of Every Location You’ve Been * Facebook exploit – Confirm website visitor identities * Facebook might launch a cryptocurrency in the first half of 2019 * Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg says he’ll reorient the company toward encryption and privacy * Amazon is shutting down all of its US kiosks in favor of expanding its physical stores * Amazon's culture is reportedly so hard on working parents that some people don't mention their kids or display...


Episode 73: Parkour, Parkour!

In this Episode: * Spotify is finally available in India (1:47) * FTC creates new task force to investigate tech sector (3:30) * Elon Musk has until March 11 to respond to SEC contempt motion (5:06) * TikTok puts Facebook on notice with 1 billion downloads (7:36) * Doctor uses 5G to direct surgery live from a stage at Mobile World Congress (10:23) * FedEx turns to Segway inventor to build delivery robot (15:02) * Walmart’s Latest Shift Hurts Some More Than Others (17:38) * This is the...


Episode 72: Don't Go Folding Phones & Chasing Waterfalls

In this Episode: * Samsung’s foldable phone is the Galaxy Fold, available April 26th starting at $1,980 (2:45) * TCL is working on a foldable phone that bends into a smartwatch (5:02) * Google says Nest’s secret microphone was “never intended to be a secret” (6:26) * Southwest cancels more than 400 flights amid fight with mechanics (8:20) * Lyft Is Planning to List Shares on Nasdaq (9:30) * US Digital Ad Spending Will Surpass Traditional in 2019 (12:31) * JPMorgan is creating its own...


Episode 71: That's a Complexifier

In this Episode: * 17% Of Consumers Believe Personalized Ads Are Ethical * Hacker Who Stole $5 Million By SIM Swapping Gets 10 Years in Prison (5:40) * BIOHACKERS ENCODED MALWARE IN A STRAND OF DNA * Microsoft will expand Xbox Live support to Nintendo Switch, Android, and iOS * SPRINT FILES FEDERAL LAWSUIT AGAINST AT&T FOR ITS 5GE MARKETING * US military equipped with tiny spy drones * LinkedIn Debuts LinkedIn live, a live video streaming service * IBM's AI loses debate to a human, but it's...


Episode 70: World’s Largest Spreadsheet Collector… And Lint Psychos

In This Episode: * Slack confidentially files to go public (3:23) * Why Gimlet Sold to Spotify (7:13) * Apple has banned Google from running internal iOS apps after certificate misuse (9:10) * Google's new Chrome extension warns you about stolen passwords (11:17) * Upcoming Version of Google Chrome Will Make It Harder to Block Ads (11:57) * Lowe’s is killing off and bricking its Iris smart home products at the end of March (13:00) * A new net neutrality bill is headed to Congress (16:25) *...