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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The Drone Hippo-thesis - DTNS 3677

This Week in Science's Blair Bazdarich explains how low-cost consumer quad-copter drones can help save Hippos and their habitat.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Blair Bazdarich, Len Peralta

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Posted on 13 December 2019 | 10:19 pm


It's Crap At Chess - DTNS 3676

Apple News will be hosting the next four DNC Presidential debates. Is this significant for Apple News and if so what will it mean for future Presidential debate coverage?


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

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Posted on 12 December 2019 | 10:28 pm


BlueSky's The Limit - DTNS 3675

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced the company will fund an independent project called Bluesky to develop an “open and decentralized standard for social media.”


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

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Posted on 11 December 2019 | 10:21 pm


No End To End To End Encryption - DTNS 3674

In letters sent to US Attorney General Bill Barr and UK and Australian leaders Facebook has stated it will not remove encryption from WhatsApp. What exactly were those governments looking for in encryption and what does it mean for the end user?


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

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Posted on 10 December 2019 | 10:23 pm


Old Bub: The Job Creating Mule - DTNS 3673

How two of the poorest counties in Kentucky became revitalized with the introduction of fiber internet.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang.

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Posted on 9 December 2019 | 10:20 pm


Security is Hard at Scale - DTNS 3672

How securing environments just gets more and more complicated over time, but the reality is the basic security issues (e.g., known vulnerabilities) is what is most commonly the fail point.


Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Len Peralta, David Spark.

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Posted on 6 December 2019 | 10:33 pm


No Ports, Who Dis? - DTNS 3671

Are flagship phones falling out of favor and will mid-range phones take their place in the marketplace?


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

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Posted on 5 December 2019 | 10:36 pm


Rearranging the Alphabet - DTNS 3670

Tuesday Alphabet announced that Google co-founders Larry page and Sergey Brin will step away from their duties as CEO and President and Google CEO Sundar Pichai will take on the additional role of CEO of Alphabet. Is this a sign of rougher waters for Google and Alphabet or just the normal evolution of the company?


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

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Posted on 4 December 2019 | 10:15 pm


Are You Outraged? Citation Needed - DTNS 3669

Adi Robertson has a thoughtful article on The Verge today called "How to fight lies, tricks, and chaos online." We break down the recommendations and add our own suggestions.


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



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Posted on 3 December 2019 | 10:18 pm