Daily Tech News Show (Video)

By Tom Merritt

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Tom Merritt's home for daily tech news. Stay up to date with independent, authoritative, and trustworthy tech news.
This video feed is consisted of Tom's Hangouts (MP4) videos. If you like the show, want to support the effort and make the show better, please visit http://www.dailytechnewsshow.com/support.
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yesterday
What’s the line between ad-blocking and privacy. Should we support websites and their publishers by letting them make revenue off of visitors or does privacy concerns trump everything else? Plus Facebook plans to make its own semiconductors and Amazon introduces Alexa Blueprints a toolkit that allows any Echo owner to create custom Alexa skills and responses. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Justin Robert Young. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Subscribe through Apple Podcasts. Follow us on Soundcloud. A special thanks to all our supporters–without you, none of this would be possible. If you are willing to support the show or give as little as 5 cents a day on Patreon. Thank you! Big thanks to Dan Lueders for the headlines music and Martin Bell for the opening theme! Big thanks to Mustafa A. from thepolarcat.com for the logo! Thanks to Anthony Lemos of Ritual Misery for the expanded show notes! Thanks to our mods, Kylde, Jack_Shid, KAPT_Kipper, and scottierowland on the subreddit Show Notes To read the show notes in a separate page click here!
April 18, 2018
Elon Musk tells staff to walk out on bad meetings, Iran bans all govt bodies from using Telegram, and Doom’s soundtrack is coming to vinyl. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Scott Johnson. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Subscribe through Apple Podcasts. Follow us on Soundcloud. A special thanks to all our supporters–without you, none of this would be possible. If you are willing to support the show or give as little as 5 cents a day on Patreon. Thank you! Big thanks to Dan Lueders for the headlines music and Martin Bell for the opening theme! Big thanks to Mustafa A. from thepolarcat.com for the logo! Thanks to Anthony Lemos of Ritual Misery for the expanded show notes! Thanks to our mods, Kylde, Jack_Shid, KAPT_Kipper, and scottierowland on the subreddit Show Notes To read the show notes in a separate page click here! Quick Hits (00:55) Facebook announces new European privacy controls, for the world | the verge (01:25) Amazon taps Best Buy to begin selling its smart TVs with Alexa | tech crunch (01:45) Amazon launches a ‘lite’ Android web browser app in India | tech crunch (02:25) Wikipedia adds page previews to prevent endless link clicking | engadget More Top Stories (03:10) Google Chrome now mutes annoying videos that autoplay with sound | tech crunch (05:50) Windows Hello adding support for FIDO2 Security Keys | windows central (09:30) Elon Musk: Just walk out of bad meetings | bbc (13:05) Iran bans state bodies from using Telegram app, Khamenei shuts account | reuters (14:45) AMD vows ‘freedom’ for new Radeon brands amidst GeForce Partner Program controversy | pc world (19:20) ‘Doom’ Soundtrack Goes Vinyl This Summer | variety Thing of the Day (25:55) Tech In Travel Minute Messages of the Day (28:00) Oleg – Cheers Today’s Contributors Scott Johnson  
April 17, 2018
National governments face a number of challenges with encrypted communications. The need to secure lines of communications between officials but also cracking down on the criminal element using the same technologies. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Patrick Beja. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Subscribe through Apple Podcasts. Follow us on Soundcloud. A special thanks to all our supporters–without you, none of this would be possible. If you are willing to support the show or give as little as 5 cents a day on Patreon. Thank you! Big thanks to Dan Lueders for the headlines music and Martin Bell for the opening theme! Big thanks to Mustafa A. from thepolarcat.com for the logo! Thanks to Anthony Lemos of Ritual Misery for the expanded show notes! Thanks to our mods, Kylde, Jack_Shid, KAPT_Kipper, and scottierowland on the subreddit Show Notes To read the show notes in a separate page click here! Quick Hits (00:55) Apple Is Planning to Launch a News Subscription Service | bloomberg (01:20) Twilio’s wireless platform hits general availability | tech crunch (01:50) Microsoft introduces Azure Sphere for securing IoT devices | zd net More Top Stories (02:25) Tech firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, vow not to aid government cyber attacks | reuters (04:25) Google launches updated DIY kits for AI voice & vision w/ edu focus, available at Target | 9to5 google (07:20) U.S. strike on China’s ZTE another blow for Qualcomm | reuters (09:40) Volocopter envisions ‘air taxi’ stations that can handle 10,000 passengers a day | the verge (13:50) Intel, Microsoft to use GPU to scan memory for malware | ars technica Thing of the Day Daily Tech Headlines Discussion Story (15:15) Russia’s Telegram ban is a big, convoluted mess | the verge France builds WhatsApp rival due to surveillance risk | reuters France to move ministers off Telegram, WhatsApp over security fears | tech crunch Messages of the Day Soumyadip – Ola’s roll-out in India Today’s Contributors Patrick Beja
April 16, 2018
We examine the latest trends in the hearables category of assistive technology. Plus ZTE has been a denied the ability to export sensitive technology and how Welsh police convicted 11 people using fingerprints taken from a WhatsApp pic. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Lamarr Wilson. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Subscribe through Apple Podcasts. Follow us on Soundcloud. A special thanks to all our supporters–without you, none of this would be possible. If you are willing to support the show or give as little as 5 cents a day on Patreon. Thank you! Big thanks to Dan Lueders for the headlines music and Martin Bell for the opening theme! Big thanks to Mustafa A. from thepolarcat.com for the logo! Thanks to Anthony Lemos of Ritual Misery for the expanded show notes! Thanks to our mods, Kylde, Jack_Shid, KAPT_Kipper, and scottierowland on the subreddit Show Notes To read the show notes in a separate page click here! Quick Hits (00:55) Indian ride-hailing firm Ola to add 10,000 electric three-wheelers to fleet | reuters (01:10) Russia Blocks Telegram, Forcing Kremlin to Switch Service | bloomberg (01:35) Sony’s Xperia XZ2 Premium has a 4K display and cameras built for ‘extreme’ low-light shooting | the verge Sony announces smaller version of giant Digital Paper E Ink tablet | the verge More Top Stories (02:30) Russia accused of global net hack attacks | bbc (04:30) Commerce Blocks China’s ZTE From Exporting Tech From U.S. | bloomberg (07:35) Who’s most ready for 5G? China, not the US, leads all | cnet (10:00) WhatsApp photo drug dealer caught by ‘groundbreaking’ work | bbc (12:05) Samsung’s Galaxy J2 Pro Phone Can’t Access the Internet | pc world Discussion Story (16:30) Hearing aids are getting smarter. Think AI, health tracking | cnet Thing of the Day Tech’s Message Messages of the Day (24:25) Oleg – Telegram in Russia Today’s Contributors Lamarr Wilson on YouTube  
April 13, 2018
Motherboard reports local law enforcement agencies around the US have purchased a brute force unlocker, GrayKey, to access locked iPhones. How does this software work, what does this mean for privacy on Smartphones, and what other options do users have to secure their phones? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Len Peralta, Roger Chang and Shannon Morse. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Subscribe through Apple Podcasts. Follow us on Soundcloud. A special thanks to all our supporters–without you, none of this would be possible. If you are willing to support the show or give as little as 5 cents a day on Patreon. Thank you! Big thanks to Dan Lueders for the headlines music and Martin Bell for the opening theme! Big thanks to Mustafa A. from thepolarcat.com for the logo! Thanks to Anthony Lemos of Ritual Misery for the expanded show notes! Thanks to our mods, Kylde, Jack_Shid, KAPT_Kipper, and scottierowland on the subreddit Show Notes To read the show notes in a separate page click here! Quick Hits (01:15) Facebook users aren’t changing their privacy settings, despite uproar | engadget (01:30) AMD Ryzen 2nd Gen Details: Four CPUs, Pre-Order Today, Reviews on the 19th | anandtech More Top Stories (02:05) Some Android phone makers are reportedly lying about the security updates on their smartphones | business insider The Android ecosystem contains a hidden patch gap | security research labs (04:20) Gmail’s new design will include a ‘Confidential Mode’ | the verge (06:25) Web apps are only getting better | the verge (09:30) Russia to block Telegram app over encryption | bbc (12:00) Comcast is bundling Netflix into cable packages | engadget Discussion Story (14:45) Cops Around the Country Can Now Unlock iPhones, Records Show | motherboard GrayKey iPhone unlocker poses serious security concerns | malwarebytes What is GrayKey and How to Protect Your iPhone from Hackers and Malicious Activity? | tenorshare Shannon Morse on Twitter Mysterious $15,000 ‘GrayKey’ Promises To Unlock iPhone X For The Feds | Forbes iPhone unlockers set a dangerous precedent for abuse, says security expert | securitybriefasia Thing of the Day DTNS Sub-Reddit Messages of the Day (25:15) Matt – Cashless gift purchases (27:20) Armando – Rare Earth Recycling A massive, ‘semi-infinite’ trove of rare-earth metals has been found in Japan | cnbc Today’s Contributors Watch Shannon Morse‘s TekThing on Hak5 and support it on Patreon Get Len Peralta‘s “Observation Tool” at his store or by supporting his Patreon
April 12, 2018
ESPN launches ESPN + a new $5/month sports streaming video service, Uber will begin performing annual criminal background checks on its drivers and the UK reveals its first major Cyber Attack target was IS. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, and Justin Robert Young. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Subscribe through Apple Podcasts. Follow us on Soundcloud. A special thanks to all our supporters–without you, none of this would be possible. If you are willing to support the show or give as little as 5 cents a day on Patreon. Thank you! Big thanks to Dan Lueders for the headlines music and Martin Bell for the opening theme! Big thanks to Mustafa A. from thepolarcat.com for the logo! Thanks to Anthony Lemos of Ritual Misery for the expanded show notes! Thanks to our mods, Kylde, Jack_Shid, KAPT_Kipper, and scottierowland on the subreddit Show Notes To read the show notes in a separate page click here! Quick Hits (00:45) Global PC Shipments Remain Stagnant; HP Holds On to Top Spot | bloomberg (01:10) Amazon Key, Ring doorbells may become your new smart home BFFs | cnet (01:30) Exclusive: Walmart close to buying majority of India’s Flipkart | reuters (01:45)Apple’s Stumbling HomePod Isn’t the Hot Seller It Wanted | bloomberg More Top Stories (02:25) Disney kicks off its streaming future today with ESPN+ | the verge (05:40) U.K. Reveals Its First Major Cyber-Attack Was Against IS | bloomberg (08:55) Snap is testing commerce with Snapchat Discover publishers | digiday (12:05) Tesla is no longer working with NTSB in fatal Model X crash investigation | tech crunch Tesla blames driver in last month’s fatal crash with Autopilot engaged | ars technica (16:00) ‘Urban mining’ in South Korea pulls rare battery materials from recycled tech | reuters (19:55) Uber to up its background checks for drivers | ap news Thing of the Day DTNS Sub-Reddit Messages of the Day (23:40) Norm – Cashless Society (26:25) MissMusicTeacher – Zuckerberg and the Senate Today’s Contributor Justin Robert Young Politics Politics Politics Daily Newsletter Jury Talks The Contender twitch.tv/justinrobertyoung
April 11, 2018
Some companies build their business model on leveraging the APIs of another company’s connected platform allowing both business to benefit. But what happens when a connected platform changes its rules on how others can leverage its platform? Plus the FTC says void warranty stickers might be illegal and Zuckerberg faces another day of Senate hearings. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Scott Johnson. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Subscribe through Apple Podcasts. Follow us on Soundcloud. A special thanks to all our supporters–without you, none of this would be possible. If you are willing to support the show or give as little as 5 cents a day on Patreon. Thank you! Big thanks to Dan Lueders for the headlines music and Martin Bell for the opening theme! Big thanks to Mustafa A. from thepolarcat.com for the logo! Thanks to Anthony Lemos of Ritual Misery for the expanded show notes! Thanks to our mods, Kylde, Jack_Shid, KAPT_Kipper, and scottierowland on the subreddit Show Notes To read the show notes in a separate page click here! Quick Hits (01:00) Spotify Is Planning a New Version of Its Free Music Service | bloomberg Spotify and Hulu launch a discounted entertainment bundle for $12.99 per month | tech crunch (01:25) FDA approves AI-powered software to detect diabetic retinopathy | engadget (01:45)Apple Must Pay $502.6 Million to VirnetX, Federal Jury Rules | bloomberg (02:20) Google to launch new Gmail design in the coming weeks | the verge More Top Stories (02:45) Ransomware Asks You to Play PUBG | pc world (05:00)  Uber gets into car rentals and public transit | tech crunch (07:45) FTC Staff Warns Companies that It Is Illegal to Condition Warranty Coverage on the Use of Specified Parts or Services | ftc (11:55) Facebook: Cambridge Analytica data had private messages | bbc (14:35) The 5 biggest takeaways from Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance before the Senate | the verge Mark Zuckerberg Says Facebook Collects Internet Data on Non-Users | fortune Discussion Story (16:40) Steam Spy announces it’s shutting down, blames Valve’s new privacy settings | ars technica API changes will break Tweetbot and Twitteriffic alerts and streaming, Twitter not yet sharing new solution ahead of June deadline | 9to5 mac Thing of the Day DTNS Sub-Reddit Messages of the Day (24:00) Yaniv – YouTube Transcription Service (24:45) Drew – Cashless Troubles Today’s Contributor Scott Johnson
April 10, 2018
As countries like Sweden push for cashless payments it seems the future of currency is electronic payments but is this a necessarily a good thing? Plus Facebook CEO Zuckerberg gets a grilling on Capital Hill and the W3C and FIDO Alliance announce WebAuthn, a password-free open standard supported by the latest version of Firefox. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Patrick Beja. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Subscribe through Apple Podcasts. Follow us on Soundcloud. A special thanks to all our supporters–without you, none of this would be possible. If you are willing to support the show or give as little as 5 cents a day on Patreon. Thank you! Big thanks to Dan Lueders for the headlines music and Martin Bell for the opening theme! Big thanks to Mustafa A. from thepolarcat.com for the logo! Thanks to Anthony Lemos of Ritual Misery for the expanded show notes! Thanks to our mods, Kylde, Jack_Shid, KAPT_Kipper, and scottierowland on the subreddit Show Notes To read the show notes in a separate page click here! Quick Hits (00:50) LG’s flagship G7 will launch in May | engadget (01:35) Google Home and Home Mini are now available in India | the verge (02:05)Bots in the Twittersphere | pew research center (02:45) Walmart taps Postmates for grocery delivery service More Top Stories (03:20) Update: Facebook rolls out $40K user data abuse bounty ahead of Zuckerberg’s Congressional testimony | tech crunch Watch Mark Zuckerberg’s first congressional hearing at 2:15PM ET | engadget Mark Zuckerberg isn’t ruling out a paid version of Facebook | the verge (06:05) Chrome and Firefox will support a new standard for password-free logins | the verge (07:45) First look at Instagram Nametags, its clone of Snapchat QR codes | tech crunch (09:30) Westworld trolls Reddit with spoiler video | bbc (11:55) Google launches an improved speech-to-text service for developers | tech crunch Discussion Story (14:55) The Swedes rebelling against a cashless society | bbc Going Cashless? Bad for Tax Cheats, Privacy, Poor | bloomberg Sweden’s March Toward a Cashless Society | bloomberg Megan McArdle: The downside of a cashless society | national post Thing of the Day Tech In Travel Minute Messages of the Day (27:15) David – Piling on Facebook Today’s Contributor Patrick Beja  
April 9, 2018
Zuckerberg meets lawmakers on Capital Hill, Facebook suspends two data analytic companies, and Facebook partners with nonprofit foundations to measure the affects of Social Media on elections. Plus PayPal is rolling out FDIC insured debit cards and Leap Motion announces Project North Star. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Justin Robert Young. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Subscribe through Apple Podcasts. Follow us on Soundcloud. A special thanks to all our supporters–without you, none of this would be possible. If you are willing to support the show or give as little as 5 cents a day on Patreon. Thank you! Big thanks to Dan Lueders for the headlines music and Martin Bell for the opening theme! Big thanks to Mustafa A. from thepolarcat.com for the logo! Thanks to Anthony Lemos of Ritual Misery for the expanded show notes! Thanks to our mods, Kylde, Jack_Shid, KAPT_Kipper, and scottierowland on the subreddit Show Notes To read the show notes in a separate page click here! Quick Hits (01:10) Apple announces new red iPhone 8 and 8 Plus | the verge (01:30) Steve Wozniak drops Facebook: “The profits are all based on the user’s info” | ars technica (01:45)HP goes up against the iPad Pro with its $599 Chromebook x2 | the verge More Top Stories (02:10) Uber agrees to buy electric cycle-sharing startup JUMP Bikes | reuters (04:05) PayPal Has Been Quietly Getting Into the Traditional Banking Business | fortune (06:15) Leap Motion designed a $100 augmented reality headset with super-powerful hand tracking | the verge (09:35)  Over 20 advocacy groups complain to FTC that YouTube is violating children’s privacy law | tech crunch (11:10) Snapchat brings back chronological Stories feed for some | tech crunch Discussion Story (14:20) Facebook Suspends 2 More Data Firms as Cambridge Analytica Fallout Spreads | fortune Facebook will give researchers new data to study election interference | the verge CEO Zuckerberg says Facebook could have done more to prevent misuse | reuters Zuckerberg Statement to Congress | scribd Meet the lawmakers who could give Zuckerberg hell | axios Zuckerberg to make Capitol Hill rounds before testimony | axios Facebook may stop the data leaks, but it’s too late: Cambridge Analytica’s models live on | mit technology review Thing of the Day Tech’s Message Message of the Day (23:40) Aaron – Facebook message deletion (25:50) Joel – Warehouse job availability Today’s Contributor Justin Robert Young Politics Politics Politics Daily Newsletter Jury Talks The Contender twitch.tv/justinrobertyoung
April 6, 2018
Accessibility tech has made great strides over the years. We take a look at the trends and developments that promise to make technology more accessible and easier to use for persons with disabilities. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Len Peralta, Roger Chang and Shelly Brisbin. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Subscribe through Apple Podcasts. Follow us on Soundcloud. A special thanks to all our supporters–without you, none of this would be possible. If you are willing to support the show or give as little as 5 cents a day on Patreon. Thank you! Big thanks to Dan Lueders for the headlines music and Martin Bell for the opening theme! Big thanks to Mustafa A. from thepolarcat.com for the logo! Thanks to Anthony Lemos of Ritual Misery for the expanded show notes! Thanks to our mods, Kylde, Jack_Shid, KAPT_Kipper, and scottierowland on the subreddit Show Notes To read the show notes in a separate page click here!

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