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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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English


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An AI PC That Isn’t – DTNS 4776

5/23/2024
404 Media reports independent repair shots are contractually required by Samsung to snitch on people who use aftermarket parts. Plus Elon Musk wants to make Likes on X private. And will Microsoft’s stringent requirements for Copilot+ PCs force users to upgrade or turn away from Microsoft’s integrated AI offering? Starring Sarah Lane, Robb Dunewood, RogerContinue reading "An AI PC That Isn’t – DTNS 4776"

Duration:00:36:40

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They’re All PCs in Console Clothing – DTNS 4775

5/22/2024
The videogaming recovery of 2023 saw PC revenue increase while staying static for game consoles and dropping for mobile. The UK Information Commissioner’s Office, or ICO, wants to know more about Microsoft’s Recall feature for Copilot+ PCs citing privacy concerns. And CNBC sources say Amazon plans on offering an AI enhanced version of Alexa forContinue reading "They’re All PCs in Console Clothing – DTNS 4775"

Duration:00:38:45

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Radical Employment – DTNS 4774

5/21/2024
Will AI come for all of our jobs? Andrew Mayne explains why this is an unfounded fear. We explain the legal tussle between OpenAI and actress Scarlett Johansson over the use of her voice in the company’s GPT-4o text-to-speech function. And Sonos announces its first over-the-ear headphones, the Sonos Ace. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane,Continue reading "Radical Employment – DTNS 4774"

Duration:00:40:38

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Copilot Gets on the “Plus” Bus – DTNS 4773

5/20/2024
Microsoft reveals the “Copilot Plus PC” initiative that pairs future Windows NPU integrated notebooks with exclusive integrated Copilot tools, plus new features of Copilot integration in Windows 11, and announces a new ARM powered Surface Laptop. And Semafor reports that Apple News+ has become a major source of revenue for news publishers. Starring Tom Merritt,Continue reading "Copilot Gets on the “Plus” Bus – DTNS 4773"

Duration:00:36:25

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Don’t Count Out 2.5 Inch Drives Yet! – DTNS 4772

5/17/2024
In a market where 2.5″ notebook drives have been supplanted by SSDs and NVMe, WD releases a new 6TB 2.5″ line. What are they thinking? Patrick Norton explains. Plus LG stops making the Signature OLED R TV that rolls down and hides within a stand. And the latest helping of OpenAI news. Starring Tom Merritt,Continue reading "Don’t Count Out 2.5 Inch Drives Yet! – DTNS 4772"

Duration:00:36:06

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AI is Really a Tool, Not My Friend – DTNS 4771

5/16/2024
OpenAI and Google both had LLM announcements this week. But which offered more compelling and consumer-ready products? Plus the joint sports streaming venture between Disney, Fox, Warner Brothers Discovery has an official name: Venu Sports. More importantly what does this service entail? Starring Sarah Lane, Robb Dunewood, Jason Howell, Roger Chang, Joe. MP3 Download UsingContinue reading "AI is Really a Tool, Not My Friend – DTNS 4771"

Duration:00:38:14

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Slot-GPT – DTNS 4770

5/15/2024
Predictive AI is making its mark in the world of gambling. How does AI integration into slot machines and sports betting benefit everyone involved? Plus Apple announces new accessibility features coming to iOS and iPad OS. And OpenAI co-founder Ilya Sutskever announces he will be leaving the company. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson,Continue reading "Slot-GPT – DTNS 4770"

Duration:00:36:07

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Google AI/O – DTNS 4769

5/14/2024
It’s Google I/O 2024 ! We go over all the big announcements from Google’s developer event. Plus Comcast will offer a Peacock, Netflix, and Apple TV+ service bundle at a reduced price. Are bundles back? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Robb Dunewood, Roger Chang, Joe. MP3 Download Using a Screen Reader? Click here Download theContinue reading "Google AI/O – DTNS 4769"

Duration:00:33:50

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OpenAI’s GPT-4o for All – DTNS 4768

5/13/2024
OpenAI announces their latest LLM GPT-4o. What does it mean for the LLM space and its competitors? Plus US and Chinese officials will meet in Switzerland Tuesday to discuss AI security concerns. And a new study by the Oxford Internet Institute suggests a high correlation between Internet access and use with positive wellbeing. Starring TomContinue reading "OpenAI’s GPT-4o for All – DTNS 4768"

Duration:00:33:36

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The CISOs Are Sweating – DTNS 4767

5/10/2024
We have a full wrap-up on this week’s RSA conference from CISO series podcast producer, David Spark. Plus OpenAI plans to announce Google search competitor on Monday. And Jack Dorsey the former Twitter CEO feels that decentralized social network BlueSky is repeating all the mistakes of Twitter. Starring Sarah Lane, Robb Dunewood, David Spark, RogerContinue reading "The CISOs Are Sweating – DTNS 4767"

Duration:00:37:34

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You Can’t Bank on Voice Security – DTNS 4766

5/9/2024
Voice ID is a popular security measure some banks use but has generative Voice ID made it a security risk? Plus TikTok announces it will start adding an “AI-Generated” label to watermarked third-party AI-generated content. And chaos at Xbox as it closes three subsidiaries with plans to absorb a fourth. Starring Sarah Lane, Robb Dunewood,Continue reading "You Can’t Bank on Voice Security – DTNS 4766"

Duration:00:35:27

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Pros, Are These Pencils You’re Looking For? – DTNS 4765

5/8/2024
Scott gives us an artist’s take on Apple’s latest iPad announcement. Plus Micron is shipping upgradable memory modules called LPCAMM2 which promises the convenience of user-upgradeability of traditional SODIMM with the power efficiency of solder on memory modules. And the US Department of Commerce confirmed to the Financial Times that it has revoked “certain” exportContinue reading "Pros, Are These Pencils You’re Looking For? – DTNS 4765"

Duration:00:33:24

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Thinner, Lighter, Faster – DTNS 4764

5/7/2024
We analyze Apple’s newly announced iPads including a new iPad Pro powered by the all new M4 processor. Plus Amazon launches an online shopping service in South Africa. And a roundup of the latest Open AI news including a tool to let content creators opt-out of their work be used in AI training models. StarringContinue reading "Thinner, Lighter, Faster – DTNS 4764"

Duration:00:37:32

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Digital Necromancy – DTNS 4763

5/6/2024
PlayStation relents on forcing PC gamers playing the Steam version of “Helldivers 2” to log into the PlayStation network to play. Plus we share the latest Apple and Android including the TRT for Apple’s event tomorrow. And we examine the complaints surrounding “Vera AI” claims that it lets users create copies of “your friends orContinue reading "Digital Necromancy – DTNS 4763"

Duration:00:34:38

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Polar Extremes – DTNS 4762

5/3/2024
Antartica is the most remote continent on the planet. So how’s the internet connection? We find out from a person actually living there at McMurdo Station. We breakdown Apple’s Q2 2024 earnings announcement. And Seattle based Hubble Network has successfully established a Bluetooth connection directly to a satellite. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Craig Porter,Continue reading "Polar Extremes – DTNS 4762"

Duration:00:41:02

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VAT: Values Affect Tech – DTNS 4761

5/2/2024
Universal Music Group and TikTok have ended their standoff over royalty payments and AI policies. Plus DOJ records show Google paid Apple $20 Billion to be default search engine in 2022. And French economist, Yann Coatanlem, believes Europe needs more flexible labor markets to compete against China and Europe in tech. Is he right? StarringContinue reading "VAT: Values Affect Tech – DTNS 4761"

Duration:00:34:24

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Run, Rabbit, Run… On My Phone! – DTNS 4760

5/1/2024
Apple’s May 7th event is being billed as “a different kind of Apple Event” we speculate on what that means. Plus prices are used Apple Vision Pros are unexpectedly low. And Android Faithful’s Mishaal Rahman details what he discovered about the Rabbit R1 personal assistant. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Eileen Rivera, Mishaal Rahman, Amos,Continue reading "Run, Rabbit, Run… On My Phone! – DTNS 4760"

Duration:00:35:22

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Can Driverless Trucks Pass the Road-test? – DTNS 4759

4/30/2024
Pittsburgh’s Aurora Innovation plans to operate 20 self-driving semitrucks between Dallas and Houston this year. And we go over a trio of TikTok news including a possible ban in the EU. Plus Instagram is making changes to its algorithm to recommend smaller creators. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Amos, Roger Chang MP3 Download Get DTNSContinue reading "Can Driverless Trucks Pass the Road-test? – DTNS 4759"

Duration:00:33:20

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ChatGDPR – DTNS 4758

4/29/2024
Default guessable usernames and passwords on IoT devices are now banned in the UK. Noyb, a European privacy rights group, has filed a complaint against OpenAI for violating the GDPR. And we share tips on how to travel with tech you need for an event. Starring Tom Merritt, Scott Johnson, Brian Ibbott, Amos, Roger ChangContinue reading "ChatGDPR – DTNS 4758"

Duration:00:33:21

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US Chips is a Thing – DTNS 4757

4/26/2024
Is the Chips Act a success? The author of “Chip War”, Chris Miller, believes it and we go over his reasons for his belief. Plus Engadget’s Sam Rutherford argues that it doesn’t matter if Apple only sold 400,000 Vision Pros. It’s still making money. And we go over Alphabet’s earnings. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane,Continue reading "US Chips is a Thing – DTNS 4757"

Duration:00:38:00