Daily Tech News Show

by Tom Merritt

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.


Latest Episodes

DTNS 3329 - Bring a penny, get a part

How is an upstart wireless broadband provider beating an incumbent cable broadband provider? We find out as Patrick Norton shares his experience with his new internet provider. Plus are tariffs really going to increase the price of popular gadgets? We unpack the news and drill through the FUD.

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Posted on 20 July 2018 | 9:15 pm

DTNS 3328 - 99 Project Loons Go By

DC is launching the DC Universe streaming service as a hub for all of its properties. One of the chief aims of the service is to bring fans of the DC universe into a location that can provide the detail and nuance that twitter and Facebook can't provide while also weeding out toxic behavior and harassment. Will it work?

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Posted on 19 July 2018 | 9:13 pm

DTNS 3327 - Your "Free" Isn't Really Free

The EU has handed down a €4.3 billion fine for three cases of Google abusing its dominant Android market position. We examine the reasoning and the implications have for Google and its operations in Europe.

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Posted on 18 July 2018 | 11:04 pm

DTNS 3326 - Airbnb On The Side of Caution

How should Airbnb handle people with criminal convictions. Should all data be made relevant or just the most recent or the most serious? 

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Posted on 17 July 2018 | 9:11 pm

DTNS 3325 - Don't Believe the Skype

We discuss the reason's why some of Instagram's biggest memers are locking their accounts and going private with their posts. Will this new approach ensure enough mindshare on a crowded platform?

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Posted on 16 July 2018 | 9:07 pm

DTNS 3324 - iPad Affinity for Photoshop

Adobe announces that it will reveal a full featured version Photoshop for the iPad this fall. What does it mean for Apple and what does it tell us about Apple's hardware strategy. Plus MS pens a blog post detailing the implications of facial recognition on society and the need for greater government regulation of the technology.

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Posted on 13 July 2018 | 9:12 pm

DTNS 3323 - Sealed Deal Appealed

Apple has unleashed updated MacBooks to an eagerly awaiting audience. We examine what the new machines brings and what they portend for Apple hardware in the near-future.

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Posted on 12 July 2018 | 9:13 pm

DTNS 3322 - Taking a Magic Leap

Olio, a new startup hopes to the address the problem of food waste by users share their extra food with others in the neighborhood or help corporations donate unwanted food via volunteers. How effective is this model and can be replicated in other locales?

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Posted on 11 July 2018 | 9:22 pm

DTNS 3321 - Game's Addiction

Video game addiction is a relatively new phenomenon. We examine various aspects of the disorder and discuss whether or not video game addiction is a real or merely a symptom of a deeper psychological issue.

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Posted on 10 July 2018 | 9:16 pm