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

Will Libra Tip the Scales for Facebook? - DTNS 3555

Facebook has taken the wraps off its cryptocurrency Libra. Backed by low-volatility assets like banking deposits Facebook subsidiary Calibra along with 27 other partners will manage the operation of the Libra. Will the Libra be the standard in non-governmental fiat currency and how will this affect other cryptocurrencies?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, and Patrick Beja.


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Posted on 18 June 2019 | 9:28 pm


Google Caught Red Handed - DTNS 3554

Huawei admits US sanctions will affect profits, Instagram rolls out a new feature to help users regain their hijacked accounts, and Samsung US deletes tweet reminding owners to scan for viruses on their TV.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang,


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Posted on 17 June 2019 | 9:21 pm


Maker is Dead. Long Live the Makers. - DTNS 3553

Maker Media the publisher responsible for Make magazine and Maker Faire has garnered unwanted attention after laying-off its entire staff. What was the reason behind it and does it indicate problems in the Maker community?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Len Peralta, Patrick Norton, Donald Bell. 


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Posted on 14 June 2019 | 9:20 pm


The Watchers In Front Of The Wall - DTNS 3552

Samsung's announces the 292-inch Wall Luxury TV, Microsoft pulls CERNs academic status, Amazon is being sued in two separate class-action lawsuits, and teens sell clothes from their closet.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young. 



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Posted on 13 June 2019 | 9:11 pm


Fake You, Zuckerberg! - DTNS 3551

Facebook will not remove a manufactured video of an AI Mark Zuckerberg giving a speech crediting a secret organization for his success off Instagram. What are the affects of this decision and is it something to be concerned about?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Scott Johnson.


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Posted on 12 June 2019 | 9:21 pm


Fail to the Thief - DTNS 3550

E3 officially starts today. We discuss Nintendo's Livestream press event, Microsoft's policy towards backward compatibility and xcloud strategy, and how Google's Stadia fits in with the rest of the video gaming news.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Beja.


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Posted on 11 June 2019 | 9:14 pm


The Scarlet X-Box – DTNS 3549

E3 is this week and with Sony absent from this year’s event Microsoft took the opportunity to drop some big announcements.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane and Roger Chang.


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Posted on 10 June 2019 | 9:16 pm


Who's Responsible for Tech's Social Disruptions? - DTNS

Why is our political discourse so divisive? How much of it is technology's fault? and Who needs to step up and fix it? Tom talks with Yaël Eisenstat, a policy adviser at the Center for Humane Technology about all these questions. 


https://www.yaeleisenstat.com/


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Posted on 8 June 2019 | 4:00 pm


Destiny's Child - DTNS 3548

Details of Destiny 2 going to free-to-play have been corroborated by Engadget story. Along with cross-save and release for Google Stadia, and rumors that Destiny 2 is ditching its platform exclusivity with Sony what does this mean for the franchise and possible cross platform gaming as a whole?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Len Peralta and Chris Ashley. 


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Posted on 7 June 2019 | 9:18 pm