Teching Ball

Teching Ball
By Teching Ball
About this podcast
A half hour chat about interesting things that happened during the week, with a focus on technology news.
Latest episodes
Nov. 15, 2016
This week, we discuss USB-C ports and cables, iPhone manufacture, Tesla Superchargers, password leaks at Friend Finder and more.
Oct. 30, 2016
This week, we talk about Microsoft and Apple's big announcements, VR harassment, autonomous beer delivery, flying cars and more. Corrections: There are about 4,000 deaths per year due to large trucks, not 40,000. And the cars on The Jetsons were round, not rectangular.Unfortunately, @randygdob's account was suspended from Twitter so you can't follow him anymore. You can read a little about what he did on The Intercept_.
Oct. 9, 2016
Back by popular demand, it's another Teching Ball! This week, we discuss the Google I/O presentations, Amazon Vine, Facebook Marketplace, printer ink DRM, and more.
Dec. 28, 2015
This week, we discuss the end of Moore's law, Facebook free basics, why GPS units underestimate distances, and more. Join us for a Christmas special that isn't special or about Christmas! One minor correction: In the episode, Buck claimed that the speed of light is about 300 million kilometers per second. That should have been meters per second.
Aug. 10, 2015
This week, we talk about Tesla's robotic snake charger, beehive paint, hoverboards, 3D printed pills and more. After listening to the episode, watch the following two videos and go to Facebook to vote on which one deserves the Palo Altony.
July 27, 2015
This week, we discuss Amazon's feisty new competitor, the new drug testing craze in e-sports, the Ashley Madison hack, smart parking signs and more.
July 20, 2015
This week, we discuss Amazon's Prime Day flop, upcoming streaming offers from Comcast and Hulu, stealing electricity from trains, drones vs firefighters and more. Abhas made a few egregious mistakes during this week's podcast, so we're including errata this time:To abstract can mean to extract or to steal according to the Oxford English Dictionary.Mt Fuji is 12,388 feet high, not 32,000 feetDespite assurances to the contrary, the weird blowing static I heard over Skype from Abhas' end was making it onto the recording.
July 13, 2015
In this episode, we talk about robot fights, robot discrimination, Hacking Team, dangerous Russian selfies and more.
July 4, 2015
This week we discuss using Twitter as government UI, overpriced racing car toys, the racism inherent in machine learning, how to pay artists for subscription services and more.
June 29, 2015
This week, we talk about Amazon's Treasure Trucks, the creepy and cute Pepper robot, the latest Batman video game, jet pack lies and more.