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 3286 – A Tidal Wave of Security News

With recent stories covering data security issues from cellphone location data tracking to PGP and S/MIME vulnerabilities we have Shannon Morse here to break it all down and give us an infosec perspective. Starring Sarah Lane, Shannon Morse, Roger Chang and Len Peralta. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) … Continue reading DTNS 3286 – A Tidal Wave of Security News


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Posted on 18 May 2018 | 10:01 pm


DTNS 3285 – All Bets are On

Federal laws restricting Sports Gambling in the United States have been struck down by the Supreme Court. Will this start a new gold rush into online gambling as companies take advantage and who will be the winners and the losers? Starring Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, and Roger Chang. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click … Continue reading DTNS 3285 – All Bets are On


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Posted on 17 May 2018 | 9:55 pm


DTNS 3284 – The Student has become the Cheater

Cheating on exams has been constant thorn in the side of schools and the halls of higher education. But with smart phones, wearables and the internet cheating has become so ubiquitous some schools are taking drastic action to limit student access to personal technology. Will this help stem the tide or does the problem call … Continue reading DTNS 3284 – The Student has become the Cheater


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Posted on 16 May 2018 | 9:57 pm


DTNS 3283 – The UK Unfriends Zuck

Twitter is implementing a new system based on thousands of behavioral signals to filter our tweet replies, searches, and recommendations. Will this help curb abusive and bullying behavior on the platform or will other more invasive measures be needed? Starring Sara Lane, Patrick Beja, and Roger Chang. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple … Continue reading DTNS 3283 – The UK Unfriends Zuck


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Posted on 15 May 2018 | 10:08 pm


DTNS 3282 – Tales from the Encrypt

Researchers have uncovered vulnerabilities in PGP and S/MIME, Tesla engineers reveal they considered adding driver attentiveness when developing the autopilot feature, Uber riders can now rate their ride mid-trip and Apple faces a class action lawsuit over defective keyboards. Starring Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young and Roger Chang. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here … Continue reading DTNS 3282 – Tales from the Encrypt


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Posted on 14 May 2018 | 9:56 pm


DTNS 3281 – Scratch Your Coding Itch

As coding becomes a indispensable and respected skill some toy makers have developed STEM toys to help children, especially girls, develop and interest in coding. We take a look at the latest wave of programmable toys to hit the shelves. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Len Peralta, Roger Chang and Erin Carson. MP3 Using a … Continue reading DTNS 3281 – Scratch Your Coding Itch


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Posted on 11 May 2018 | 9:11 pm


DTNS 3280 – Udder Corruption

Google wants to help people improve their Digital Wellbeing. What does that mean and is this is a sign that even large tech companies acknowledge too much technology can be a detriment to one’s health? Starring Tom Merritt, Roger Chang and Justin Robert Young. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video … Continue reading DTNS 3280 – Udder Corruption


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Posted on 10 May 2018 | 9:11 pm


DTNS 3279 – Plane Cheese

Microsoft announces new features for Windows that’ll roll out by the end of the year, Walmart is buying Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart, Valve says Steamlink will arrive for iOS and Android May 21st, and EA goes all in on Loot-boxes despite legal rulings against the practice in Europe. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang … Continue reading DTNS 3279 – Plane Cheese


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Posted on 9 May 2018 | 9:14 pm


DTNS 3278 – Google, Please

We break down the announcements from this years action packed Google I/O, and cover everything from AI developments and roll-outs to new Android features and updates to News, Maps and Waymo! 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. … Continue reading DTNS 3278 – Google, Please


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Posted on 8 May 2018 | 9:10 pm