Jan. 20, 2021

492: Silovaya Ustanovka

Blue Monday; Biden's Biscuit; Bitcoin; Parler gets a landing page; Uber, Lyft drivers in California sue to overturn Prop 22; Virgin Orbit; lying over text; Dan Carlin, Common Sense; Spotify's bet on podcasts is failing; Apple looks into Podcast subscriptions; …

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Jan. 13, 2021

491: Set Democracy to Zero

The week that lasted a year; 2021 has the worst 14 day trial period since Quibi, which Roku acquired; a plague still ravages the land; the good, the bad & the ugly of de-platforming; should all dictators be banned on …

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Jan. 6, 2021

490: 2 Acres of Hope

2021, here we are; year-end wrap ups; Ticketmaster used stolen passwords to hack rival; Google workers union; Instacart is a parasite; gig companies seek labor deals in Europe; Chatroulette's AI is still people; AI vertical farming; self-driving cars have a …

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Dec. 23, 2020

489: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Lockdown

Tom Cruise is right; a verified internet; TikTok turns on MLMs; beam me up, Quantum Scotty; AI co-pilots; Apple EV car & breakthrough batteries coming "soon"; Roy Clark's pants are down; Star Wars corner; RAM to WI-FI breaking air-gapped systems; …

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Dec. 16, 2020

488: On a Safari

Paying to gig; ADA lawsuits; FTC wants social media firms to explain themselves, sues Facebook for monopolization; dynamic difficulty adjustments in sports games; Stripchat; Pornhub purge; the Silicon Valley Texodus; Hawaii is for tech villians; searching for You; Star Wars …

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Dec. 9, 2020

487: Fieri+

Twitter verification, 2.0; Snapchat woos TikTok users back via laying bricks; SpaceX Starlink going to ruin the night sky; WarnerMedia leaving theaters out to dry; Discovery+ to start streaming diners, drive-in & sharks; Google fires AI ethicist for doing her …

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Dec. 2, 2020

486: Bye, Bye Mr. FCC Pai

Happy Pandemiversary; Comcast price hikes; Internet's gonna internet; Microsoft's creepy Productivity Score; health risks of space; Facebook's self-serving self-reporting ads tool fail; Ajit Pai to step down; the McRib is back; Star Wars corner; hackers sell access to C-Suite emails; …

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Nov. 25, 2020

485: The 34 Days of Christmas

We give, it's Christmastime; how's that crypto going, bro; Apple lowers their app store cut; Buzzfeed acquires HuffPo because…?; Facebook's E.gg on the face; Comcast data caps; its a mess at the FCC & FTC; Facebook, Twitter face content moderation …

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Nov. 18, 2020

484: Space Karen

Pick your machine learning bias; TikTok ban forgotten; DoorDash taking the money & dashing; Uber selling off self-driving unit; Airbnb has some bigots; Austria wants to censor worldwide; another day, another Google fine; Zoomsgiving; Dave's bum is fine; yes, your …

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Nov. 12, 2020

483: What is “Loser.com”?

Canadian complaints; the never ending election; if I only had a brain; Uber, Lyft & DoorDash lie to buy their law, make millions; EU hits Amazon with antitrust charge; AI cracks PDEs; Eric Schmidt moves to Cyprus; fast radio bursts; …

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Nov. 4, 2020

482: Choose Wisely

It's election day, let's just lie on the floor & scream together; Twitter explains how they will handle results; CISA says everything is going ok (from external threats, anyway); more cyberattacks against hospitals; Zoom adds end-to-end encryption; diving deep with …

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Oct. 28, 2020

481: 18.09 Scaramuccis

Quibi is toast, Scaramuccis galore, Wisconsin gets Foxconned, Tesla lies about self-driving tech, Police can read your phone, Twitter probably not hacked, creepy video bro's don't get fired, Animaniacs and Supermarket Sweep are back, Ghostbusters delayed, James Bond is homeless, …

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Oct. 21, 2020

480: BeelzeYeezy

TikTok's back (in Pakistan); China's law fighting addiction in kids; living with influencers; Instagram EU probe; about Biden's hard drive; Facebook really quashing left-leaning stories; relocating while working remotely & your salary; YouTube fighting conspiracy theories, again; BA hit with …

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Oct. 15, 2020

479: Good to the Last Click

Aging Millennials embracing Folgers; Prime Day ridiculousness; a dip into COVID corner; Facebook bans Holocaust-denial content, finally; Quibi has no takers; Disney focuses on streaming; Yelp takes a stand against racism; phantom images fool autopilots; keeping e-scooters off sidewalks; 5G …

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Oct. 12, 2020

478: XLS Extreme!

Show news; Raised by Wolves; Pixar releasing new movie on Disney+; podcast unions; Facebook, Twitter play whack-a-mole with bad actors; Twitter's different rules for Trump; Amazon's Rivian electric vans; Waymo driverless rides in Phoenix; UK's Excel problem; Pantone, period; Google …

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Oct. 8, 2020

477: This is Triller, Triller Night

A Stairway to lawyers; Triller's suspect statistics; Instagram labeling state-controlled media; frickin' laser beams taking down drones; Ted Lasso; Enola Holmes; West Wing special; movie industry learned nothing from the music industry; Dune, the Batman and Bond all pushed back; …

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Oct. 1, 2020

476: Pickle Me Elmo

It's been a week; no self-driving cars anytime soon, shoooocking; Google & Fitbit deal with the EU; Hold For Me; Whole Foods employees angry at Amazon workers; cussing Parrots; Amazon's Utopia; Deep Questions with Cal Newport; Tehran; Borat's back; Hackers …

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Sept. 26, 2020

475: Stay Drunky

A rare late night show with socially distant lubrications; Facebook blinks; rethinking contracting; streaming consolidation; Apple issues; the horrors of content moderation; Bezos wants your kid as a customer; words matter; VR as a Facebook platform; what happens if there's …

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Sept. 23, 2020

474: Boring Guy

Client statue of limitations; Apple updates causing issues; the TikTok deal stinks; coronavirus work from home continues; Facebook vs Europe; iPhone voice memo "tracking"; Quibi exploring "options"; Microsoft buying up gaming companies; Amazon Sidewalk, why?; Palmer's podcast; Peacock on Roku; …

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Sept. 19, 2020

473: GOG+

Dead mediums doing well; Paramount joins the pluses; TikTok, WeChat ban from US app stores; TikTok brain; Arizona goes after Uber safety driver, not Uber; Amazon e-bikes in NYC; Spotify defends Joe Rogan, sort of; Hamm's Hog & internet freedom; …

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Sept. 16, 2020

472: Trash Behaving Consistently

Still on fire; sarcasm is hard; maybe CEOs should pay employees well; Oracle gets to host TikTok; NVIDIA acquires arm, costs arm & leg; Bitcoin bugs; QAnon site runner not so Anon; lady in the tube gets eyes; blurring your …

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Sept. 12, 2020

471: We're Number 28!

The spice must flow; TikTok's algorithm; the real reason there was a beer shortage; Amazon's exploding products; Facebook launches an app for... college kids; NFL in Microsoft Teams; I want my MTV; Los Angeles's contact tracing app rolls out; Amazon …

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Sept. 9, 2020

470: Mountains of Inane Faffery

No more phones in trees; Amazon Fresh review; new (old) memories; another Wordpress plugin bug; Instagram stories in Facebook; Zuck says there may (?) be violence & civil unrest; disinformation in Animal Crossing; Apple vs Epic continues; Twitter trends; Raised …

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Sept. 5, 2020

469: Assed Vigilantes

New sci-fi, film production is back; Walmart+ launching; Facebook & Twitter catch Russian fake news site; more podcast unions; smart homes for landlords; Amazon drivers gaming the system, still being spied on; Apple-Google contact tracing gets an upgrade; Ben Yelin …

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