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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.

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.

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Los Angeles, CA

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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.

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@ACEDTECT

Language:

English


Episodes

OneWeb Purchased by Consortium Led by the UK Government - DTH

7/3/2020
A consortium led by the UK government purchases the satellite operator OneWeb, Reliance Jio Platforms launches JioMeet, and EU regulators are looking into Google's acquisition of FitBit. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:06:14

Advertising By Not Advertising - DTNS 3815

7/2/2020
As over 500 join in a boycott of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg stated there would be no change in company policy telling staff he believes that advertisers will return to the platform eventually. Is he right or just blind to obvious discontent from users and advertisers? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:31:31

To DFinity and Beyond! - DTNS 3814

7/1/2020
Swiss decentralized computing company Dfinity announced its Internet Computer is now open for third-party developers to build serverless apps that do not need a host to run from the cloud. Internet Computer runs across multiple independent data centers not in server farms controlled by a single company like Amazon or Google. Starring Tom Merritt, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:34:43

All The Meat That's Fit To Print - DTNS 3813

6/30/2020
Discord posted Tuesday that it will shift its focus from video game communication to broader community creation. What's behind the shift and what are Discord's goals? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:31:06

Would You Like to Super Charge that For a $1? - DTNS 3812

6/29/2020
Disney Research scientists and ETH Zurich published a paper on a neural-network based method for swapping faces in photos and video at a resolution high enough for use in film and TV Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Anthony Carboni, Roger Chang and Joe Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:32:17

The Great Outdoor Cinema - DTNS 3811

6/26/2020
Microsoft shuts down its retail stores, verizon and Unilever join the move to pull ad money from facebook and the best TV projectors for watching in your garden. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Robert Heron, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe, Amos Link to show notes here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:32:24

Pay the Paywall - DTNS 3810

6/25/2020
Amazon launches a crime-fighting unit, Goldman Sachs won't let you use their font to criticize them and Google offers to pay publishers. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe, Amos. Link to show notes here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:33:43

A Facepalm for Facial Recognition - DTNS 3809

6/24/2020
Amazon wants to compete with cable TV, the scoop on whether giving up your phone passcode is self-incrimination and the first mistaken arrest involving facial recognition. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, and Roger Chang. Link to show notes here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:32:15

Oculus Gone - DTNS 3808

6/23/2020
Patrick Beja weighs in on Apple's WWDC announcements. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, Roger Chang, Amos. Link to show notes here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:31:19

Apple Arms itself at WWDC - DTNS 3807

6/22/2020
Apple finished up their WWDC 2020 presentation this morning. What was revealed and is Apple's official news regarding their shift to in-house ARM based silicon more about what's good for Apple vs what's good for their customers? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Terrance Gaines, Nica Montford, Roger Chang, Amos See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:32:08

Notable Names in Technology - DTNS 3806

6/19/2020
We take a look at the African Americans engineers and inventors who've made wide-ranging contributions to technology development. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Shannon Morse, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:31:16

Have You Been Driven by a Ford Lately? - DTNS 3805

6/18/2020
Twitter rolled out an update that allows people to record up to 140 secs of audio and tweet sounds. Is this something users need or want? Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:31:22

Hey! You Can't Do That, Says Apple - DTNS 3804

6/17/2020
Monday Basecamp launched a subscription email client, called Hey, for iOS. However, required updates to the app have been blocked by Apple whom Basecamp has a disagreement regarding how subscription fees are collected. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:34:25

Instagram Is News to Me - DTNS 3803

6/16/2020
A 2020 Reuters Institute Digital News report notes that people rely on Instagram for news twice as much as they did in 2018, particularly young adults. What will this mean for social media platforms like Twitter and how will news agencies evolve to adapt to it? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Lamarr Wilson, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:31:59

Git with the Changes - DTNS 3802

6/15/2020
GitHub plans to replace tern "master" with alternative term to avoid slavery references. What other terms could come up for consideration and how will that change look? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Veronica Belmont, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:32:33

UPS: Uninterrupted Podcast Supply - DTNS 3801

6/12/2020
Robb Dunewood shares his experience on keeping a live podcast going when Mother Nature turns the lights out. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Robb Dunewood, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:32:51

A Year-Long Snooze Button - DTNS 3800

6/11/2020
Wednesday the California Public Utilities Commission ruled that it considers Uber drivers to be employees. Uber, Lyft and any other transportation networking companies must provide workers compensation for all employees by July 1 or see their license revoked. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:31:06

Facebook Doesn’t Tell Tails - DTNS 3799

6/10/2020
Can a small startup accomplish what $2 billion dollar Quibi could not? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:30:52

Macs with ARM getting Legs - DTNS 3798

6/9/2020
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman's sources say that at WWDC on June 22, Apple may announce that it will replace Intel chips in Macs with its own ARM-based processors. IBM wrote a letter to members of the US Congress announcing it no longer offers general purpose IBM facial recognition or analysis software. Germany will commit 400 million Euros for funding of electronics research and development to reduce reliance on imports used in critical infrastructure. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick...

Duration:00:31:09

I Got 99 Clips, Are they Legal? - DTNS 3797

6/8/2020
Despite the predicted doom and gloom over Airbnb's future due to COVID-19 the latest numbers from the company suggest a resurgent interest in the company's services. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane and Roger Chang, Joe Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:30:27