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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.

Twitter:

@ACEDTECT

Language:

English


Episodes

Tweets and Consequences - DTNS 3790

5/27/2020
As Twitter tries to navigate a highly-charged political landscape, what things are they trying to do to insure tweets from World Leaders are filled with misleading or false information? 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:00:31:49

The Passion Gig Economy - DTNS 3789

5/26/2020
The social media service, Cameo, lets you buy short custom videos from celebrities. Is this tipping point for the "passion economy" and what will people request from their celebrities? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:31:14

Sony to Release the Xperia 1 II on July 24th for $1,199 - DTH

5/25/2020
Sony sets the release and price of its Xperia 1 II flagship phone, Unc0ver releases an iOS jailbreak for the current version of iOS, and the latest firmware for Texas Instrument graphic calculators ends support for assembly and C programs. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:08:35

Pac-GAN - DTNS 3788

5/22/2020
An Nvidia created A.I. has replicated the game Pac-Man using a machine learning framework called generative adversarial networks. Why is this achievement notable and what will be learned from it? 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:00:33:52

5G Is Fast If You Can Get It - DTNS 3787

5/21/2020
Netflix is rolling out a feature to automatically un-subscribe users from their service if it hasn't had activity for a year. Is this Netflix responding to consumer subscription fatigue or a clever marketing ploy? 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:00:31:49

Third AI Blind - DTNS 3786

5/20/2020
In an opinion piece in Wired noted futurist Ray Kurzweil has advocated for more AI assistance in vaccine research. What's behind his advocacy and can AI really speed up vaccine development? 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:00:32:04

The Algorithm Runaround - DTNS 3785

5/19/2020
Microsoft BUILD is happening and we share all the important news from the event and breakdown what it all means. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, Xavier Guillemane, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:34:59

Look Ma, No Mirrors - DTNS 3784

5/18/2020
Canon's recently announced R5 camera promises to be a beast. With 8K recording at 30p, IBIS, and dual-pixel AF it ticks all the boxes in the must-have list. But can it help offset the growing decline in the consumer digital camera market? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Ant Pruitt, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:32:10

Civil Liberties in the Age of COVID - DTNS

5/16/2020
In this special Politics Politics Politics! snippet, Justin talks to Electronic Frontier Foundation's Cindy Cohn about ways our digital civil liberties could be affected during the Covid19 crisis. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:33:01

Facebook Getting Giphy With It - DTNS 3783

5/15/2020
The US moves to cutoff Huawei from global suppliers and added an additional year to the ban on ZTE and Huawei in the US. What does this latest spat between China and the US mean for consumers and the technology industry? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Robb Dunewood, Len Peralta, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:33:56

The Theater is Open. Norway! Really? - DTNS 3782

5/14/2020
With stay-at-home orders flat-lining movie theater attendance what does the future hold for the way movies are seen, distributed and sold? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Chris Mancini, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:36:14

The Elephant in the Zoom - DTNS 3781

5/13/2020
With Zoom's increased popularity the number of social faux pas on the service has also increased. What are rules of etiquette when you Zoom and where are they codified? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:32:23

Home Tweet Home - DTNS 3780

5/12/2020
Twitter announced it will add labels to mark tweets with misleading information on COVID-19. This is the latest attempt by the social media platform to fight disinformation. Is this enough and have its other attempts borne fruit? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrcik Beja, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:32:46

No Reply at All - DTNS 3779

5/11/2020
Much has been made regarding the UK's efforts in creating a contact tracing app to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. How is it coming along and does it work as intended? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Charlotte Henry, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:33:18

Ziploc, Stock and Two Moving Boxes - DTNS 3778

5/8/2020
Moving can be a challenge but moving your tech along with you adds an extra layer of hassle. Find out how Patrick Norton moves his considerable amount of gear to a new place. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Norton, Len Peralta, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:31:59

Where The Sidewalk Ends - DTNS 3777

5/7/2020
As the way society works is dramatically changed by a pandemic, big tech is having to forecast long term developments based on an uncertain future landscape. How do they adapt and what will big tech look like in a few years time? Starring Tom Merritt, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:33:05

A More Appealing Facebook - DTNS 3776

5/6/2020
Facebook's Oversight Board names its first 20 members. The board is an independent entity to oversee content moderation disputes that have exhausted appeals at Facebook and Instagram. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe, Amos. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:33:16

It's Not A Hit If It Can't Break The Internet - DTNS 3775

5/5/2020
Music blog Consequence of Sound's Meggie Gates wrote an article titled "Embracing a Future Where Memes Choose the Hit Songs. The fate of a pop artist now belongs in the hands of Twitch, Twitter, and Tik Tok". Is this true and if so who becomes the new musical taste makers? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, Roger Chang, Amos See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:31:50

Donkey Wronged - DTNS 3774

5/4/2020
Billy Mitchell the erstwhile Donkey Kong champ filed case against Twin Galaxies for removing his score in April 2019. This July will see the score ranker and the Mitchell face off in court to decide its fate. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Amos, Joe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:33:16

Shelter in Bass - DTNS 3773

5/1/2020
With more people spending an increased amount of time in front of the TV we asked Home Theater guru Robert Heron on tips to improve on the HDTV sound experience. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Robert Heron, Len Peralta and Joe. Link to Show Notes. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:35:53