Feb. 4, 2023

587: Our Inevitable Doom

100% Efficiency; PayPal layoffs; Microsoft & ChatGPT Plus; Spotify increases premium subscribers, loses more money; Tesla bitcoin loss; pushback against self-driving cars; Amazon shutting down grocery stores; Meta paid for data scraping while denouncing it; AI alien signals; Picard; Paramount+ …

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Jan. 28, 2023

586: GOGPT

ChatGPT is everywhere: destroyer of worlds, or modern convenient pocket calculator; Section 230 ruling coming; gravity batteries & Tesla factories; Spotify, Vox Media layoffs; TikTok, Twitter gaming their systems; Justice Department after Google's ad business; AWS expanding in Virginia; Easter …

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Jan. 22, 2023

585: Certified Human

Student creates app to spot AI essays; Alphabet cuts 6% of workforce; Twitter ends 3rd-party developer access; Musk faces big bill; Tesla engineer testifies video was faked; Amazon hates charity, CNET lied about AI; artists sue Midjourney developers; The Last …

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Jan. 15, 2023

584: AI-Powered Unemployment

Adobe Podcasts taking jobs; The end of grunt work; Prompt writers and fact checkers; Mansplaining as a Service; Masters of Melancholy; The death of film; ChatGPT for malware and phishing; Cheap cops expose suspects data; The Pale Blue Eye sees …

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Jan. 8, 2023

583: Neurodivergent Fool

2023, here we go; more talk, less social media - except for sharing reels; Twitter scrolling but no interactions; Elon Musk turns squatter; fines for Meta, Coinbase, Apple & Grubhub; Tesla violating employment law, but delivers record amount of vehicles …

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Dec. 17, 2022

582: Kind Of

We briefly focus on some hopeful technology breakthrough news, before returning to our bread & butter; we have achieved fusion, kind of; wind from another planet; AI revolution, Kurzweil & baby steps; Dramatron; social media for strangers; Meta's Hasher-Matcher-Actioner; Twitter's …

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Dec. 10, 2022

581: Kany.A.I.

We're back, but less social; no death robots; Twitter's downward spiral; sure, this kills primates but let's trial Neuralink on people; NFTs decline, go to museums; collateral FTX damage; Meta fined for data scraping; DoorDash, Deliveroo profitability problems; I am …

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Nov. 26, 2022

580: #DystopiYAY!

Claritin to the rescue; Jack wasn't all that great; Trump is back, no he's not; celebrities leaving Twitter, questioning social media; Scrooge McMusk not paying contractors, charities; Sam-Bankman-Fried, FTX lawsuits; New York restricts crypto mining; EU investigating TikTok; Elizabeth Holmes …

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Nov. 19, 2022

579: Something Elon This Way Comes

Breaking news on Twitter, Twitter is breaking; it's World Cup time; Black Friday spam; Coachella VIP NFT's go poof; outdated Twitter news - move fast, break things; FTX & celebs being sued; Amazon layoffs; the end of the tech boom; …

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Nov. 14, 2022

578: The Psychosis of Billionaires

Moving to Mastodon; doom scrolling & would you really miss social media; Boot Up shanghai'd; lingering COVID societal effects; Twitter's insane week continues - a masterclass is what not to do; Tesla's recalls; collapse through small cascading failures; META layoffs; …

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Nov. 5, 2022

577: Self Driving Twitter

A two-factor pain; Jason hops on Brian's soapbox; the self-driving Twitter crash; Meta ditches human-curated newsfeed; verification has always been a joke, but this is really hilarious; Amazon pauses corporate hiring; Google buys an AI startup to compete with... TikTok?; …

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Oct. 29, 2022

576: It’s a Meat Problem

Elon is in the Birdhouse; is social media on the way out; we were right about Kanye & self-driving cars; smiles are the new eggs; Ford pivots to data mining; Shutterstock embraces AI-generated art; Apple begrudgingly embraces USB-C; Spotify doesn't …

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Oct. 22, 2022

575: Regretted Attrition

Automated-tech vehicle deaths; Twitter tumbles as Musk deals reviewed; Amazon's bad news week - unions, attrition costs & lawsuits; Bird migrating out of markets; in Uber ads are coming; Microsoft layoffs; Reddit NFTs booming; Kanye & Parler; Metaverse attrition; Meta …

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Oct. 15, 2022

574: She’s Got Legs

F around & find out; eggs, legs & self driving cars; Alex Jones; Meta, OnlyFans bribes & Within; what's the ROI for 1.2 billion & 38 users; the Metaverse is getting legs; more NFT & crypto news; Rivian recalls almost …

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Oct. 8, 2022

573: Firing On Zero Cylinders

Getting hit by a Tesla at Whole Foods; Deepcake; Elon's wild Twitter week, TeslaBot Prime; Kim K pays up for crypto pump-and-dump; Bitcoin, climate change & personal impact; Coinbase allows buys, unable to cash out for 6 hours; FCC taking …

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Oct. 1, 2022

572: I Like It, Except When It Sucks

Why haven't you deleted TikTok yet; Google search gets immersive; Apple Pay Later coming... later; why we aren't going EV or even hybrid yet; space news makes tech cool again; Meta brings the NFTs and... Make-A-Video; James Earl Jones retires, …

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Sept. 24, 2022

571: Furry Stormtrooper

Patreon & MASH; TikTok treats celebrities not just like us; everyone's getting fined - Uber, Meta & Morgan Stanley; Deep Space Whine; Constantine sequel; Scanners remake; Apple TV+ upcoming projects; Succession; The Grand Tour: A Scandi Flick; Serial has an …

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Sept. 16, 2022

570: Allegedly

Patreon drama ramps up, considerably - allegedly; Amazon accelerates robotics; Twitter's innovation vs Meta's; this week in Musk; Adobe's weird Figma play antitrust cough; Starbucks rewards NFTs; Merriam-Webster yeets pumpkin spice; Rings of Power; She-Hulk; Star Wars trailers; Kiki, Pose, …

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Sept. 10, 2022

569: It’s Not Easy Being Green

Meta's new fine, data black box, and dissolution of "Responsible Innovation" team; DOJ antitrust action against Google could hurt Apple; more iPhones than Androids in the US for the first time; Tim Cook's burn; LG inexplicably adds NFTs to TVs; …

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Sept. 2, 2022

568: Muskadamus

FBI warns about DeFi; SEC after crypto; Facebook supports NFTs while trading tanks; Metaverse standards; blinking pants MetaHTML; Nvidia top AI chip dog; Snap layoffs; Substack reins in spending & perks for writers; Twitter's Onlyfans plans canned; Elon's bad prediction …

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Aug. 27, 2022

567: House of Dragon Boobs

MoviePass, if at first, you don't succeed; Musk, absurdly broad & overly burdensome; crypto games; virtual rappers; stealing Project Titan; bitcoin mining, data centers & a global energy crisis; Neuralink's Halloween show-and-tell; SpaceX & T-Mobile team up; the Gen-X joys …

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Aug. 20, 2022

566: Down the Metahole

Technology no one wants: palm scanners, the Metaverse, NFTs & crypto; buying real art; Apple's return to work, hiring freeze, Maps & looking into tripling it's ad revenue; Neumann's back, again; fighting for your right to party at an Airbnb; …

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Aug. 13, 2022

565: Jason Blart: Mall Cop

Incompetencies; magnets on a stick; tennis elbow & fitness; go ahead and drink the rain in Spain; CHIPS is a go; Cuban does good & bad; Amazon's solutions without problems; Facebook still can't remove white supremacists; Pew study on teen …

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Aug. 6, 2022

564: Blame It On the Rain

Earth no longer has drinkable rain; Goodreads; Pickleball elbow; Twitter goes after Musk; the week in grift - Ponzi schemes, hacks, regulatory lies, "preemptive" theft, oh my; Meta's Super live streaming platform; movies we haven't watched & some we have; …

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