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.

  

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Just Like Dropping A Cat - DTNS 3895

T-Mobile will launch its streaming TV service TVision for T-Mobile postpaid customers starting November 1. Is this new business sustainable and how will it fare against the competition. Plus why has Wikipedia managed to keep its operation from being abused in the same manner as Facebook or Twitter?


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Charlotte Henry, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Posted on 27 October 2020 | 9:17 pm


E-Commerce Begins at Home - DTNS 3894

Facebook is rolling out streaming games on the Web and in its Android Facebook app to selected users in the US, the RIAA, SAG-AFTRA and several other recording industry groups sent a letter to Jeff Bezos and Twitch CEO Emmett Shear claiming Twitch has failed to properly license music, and Researchers from Stanford and Samsung developed an OLED display with a density of more than 10,000 pixels per inch.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Brett Rounsaville, Roger Chang, Joe

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Posted on 26 October 2020 | 9:13 pm


How Do You Like Your HDR?

Patrick Norton joins us as he shares insights what Dolby ATOMS and HDR means for your home theater setup.


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

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Posted on 23 October 2020 | 9:41 pm


Snapping up India - DTNS 3892

WhatsApp for Business is rolling out in-chat shopping, letting merchants link to products and services with the option to buy without leaving the interface. Merchants will also be able to add "buy" buttons to other online locations, which will take users to WhatsApp chats to complete the purchase.


Starring Rich Strofollino, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Posted on 22 October 2020 | 9:41 pm


Quibi Quietly Quits - DTNS 3891

PayPal will let US customers buy, sell and hold bitcoin, ethereum, bitcoin cash and litecoin. The Information's sources say that NBCUniversal and Facebook declined to buy Quibi's catalog of video and Quibi chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg is now considering shutting down the company. And Amazon's Luna game streaming service opened up to users by invite only.

Starring Tom Merritt, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe.


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Posted on 21 October 2020 | 9:12 pm


Social Media Anger Management - DTNS 3890

The US justice department filed an antitrust lawsuit in Washington DC federal court Tuesday, alleging Alphabet's Google engaged in anticompetitive conduct to preserve monopolies in search and search advertising using exclusionary and interlocking business agreements to keep out competitors.

Starring Tom Merritt, Alison Sheridan, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Posted on 20 October 2020 | 9:18 pm


Security is Not a Game... Normally - DTNS 3889

How can a simple word game give you better insight on network security? David Spark is here to show us how.


Starring Tom Merritt, David Spark, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Posted on 19 October 2020 | 9:15 pm


LIDAR: Apple has it in Spads - DTNS 3888

After criticism of how Twitter applied its hacked materials policy the company announced Thursday evening it would change the policy. What's changed and will it have any effect?


Starring Tom Merritt, Shannon Morse, Roger Chang, Joe.

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Posted on 16 October 2020 | 9:15 pm


#HellPortal Has Opened - DTNS 3887

Twitter blocked the ability of its users to link to or repost images from a New York Post story about VP Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden. Twitter said the story violated its personal information policy because it included private information like phone numbers and email addresses. Is this a sign of a more actively policed Twitter for rule breakers or something that should have been done sooner?

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

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Posted on 15 October 2020 | 9:15 pm