March 9, 2020

420: Bad Video! Bad Video!

The many benefits of quitting Facebook; eggs, again; Coronavirus and tech companies; we're all already self-quarantining; technology's burden on teenage girls; YouTube recommending fewer conspiracy videos; RSA wrap-up; voting technology; Utah Panopticon; Clearview AI as a plaything; robot lawyers; hoodies; …

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March 4, 2020

419: I’ll Drink to That

Shout out to the clan; liable for counterfeits; Walmart+ taking on Amazon Prime; e-Scooter frenzy is over; unintended consequences of ride sharing - pollution and alcohol; Billy never Idles; self-driving cars are hard; Altered Carbon; Obi-Wan on a motorcycle; stand-up …

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Feb. 29, 2020

418: Seven Miles per Hour

Talking music & tech with Andy Stochansky; Clearview AI gets hacked; DoorDash delivering a confidential IPO; no 1st amendment right to be on YouTube; Coronavirus panic; Bloomberg pushing Twitter boundaries; EasyMile needs seatbelts; don't keep a balance on your mobile …

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Feb. 26, 2020

417: Death, Taxes, and Streaming

Wine drone prank; Netflix postmortem emails; welcome to the streaming wars; collapsing Daqri & the state of AR; Westworld, Better Call Saul return; Dracula; Narcos Mexico; Stephen Fry's 7 Deadly Sins; sanctioned deep fakes; Staples podcasts; BSG & Ron Moore; …

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Feb. 23, 2020

416: Helicopter Mode

A walk down music industry memory lane; unions; blockchain & the supply chain; 30 years of Photoshop; Uber's horrific climate; antitrust spooks Apple, Google, Amazon; tricking Teslas; caucus tools; our social media diets; the complicated ethics of spyware; wireless network …

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Feb. 19, 2020

415: Up Shipt Creek

Amazon climate change fund; sex bots; gig economy, Shipt & bringing the magic; don't start a trivia company; Doordash tables are turned; the bracelet of silence; Amazing Stories; Ray Donovan gets a wrap-up; the Farewell; Avenue 5; Pandemic; the Last …

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Feb. 12, 2020

414: Brew-Ha-Ha

Cyberwar is here; thoughts on leaving Facebook; AI for Coronavirus; Russian spacecraft trailing US spy satellite; Jack asks Elon for help; ICE buying cellphone location data; Netflix autoplay off; the Expanse; Star Trek: Consolidating; Oscars; getting lost and sometimes found; …

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Feb. 8, 2020

413: Hey, Handsome Guy!

Twitter's finances; Google tells Clearview AI to cease & desist; Paypal's banned word list; Shadow Inc Iowa caucus app just incompetence; China's dystopian drone usage; anonymized data no longer exists; Hue security flaw; Wacom's data collection; Mr. Beast passes out …

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Feb. 5, 2020

412: Bottle Head

More tech unions; put your thinking caps on when you launch your browser; gig economy unintended consequences; Alexa Is A Human; checking in to butthole; the Good Place; Hardcore History; Mo Amer; Daniel Sloss; 2 billion hours of Sandler; Mumbai …

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Feb. 1, 2020

411: Avast, WeMateys

Facebook clear history; Peloton doesn't want to pay for music; Apple, Broadcom lose WiFi lawsuit; UK to use Huawei for 5G; Data Privacy Day; Ring packed with third-party trackers; UN cyber attack; are privacy controls working; Google charging for search …

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Jan. 29, 2020

410: Elite Buoyancy and Mass Despair

23andMe layoffs; surveillance capitalism; MoPub realtime data sharing; undermined trust in society & capitalism; Amazon employees speaking out; don't trust the blockchain; facial recognition in London; Byte spammed; Patreon's...

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Jan. 25, 2020

409: Furby Trumpskin

Avenue 5 & Picard; drama at the Grammies; PTSD from moderating; Netflix stats go down, changes how it does stats; but have you tried making them employees?; Google ad design change; Amazon Ring sales up despite scandals; baad...

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Jan. 22, 2020

408: Crossing the Creepy Line

What is & what isn't a tech company; when 24-year olds run companies; social credit scores are here; Clearview & the end of privacy; more exposed data on the web; Amazon Ring password lawsuit; hibernation; Jo Koy; Mel Brooks;...

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Jan. 18, 2020

407: The Dark Fur

The tech lash & the evil list; yet another new streaming service, Peacock; living in a subscription world; Twitter's hashtag problem; Star Wars scripts; facial recognition warning; hope for being forgotten by AI; Deepfake det...

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Jan. 15, 2020

406: The Internet of Starch

TikTok security flaws; Steph went Away & now she's back; pink slipped robots; "living" robots aka xenobots aka pussbots; WB goes all in on AI; Google eats your 3rd party cookies; leaving a rising ship; trolling CES with a pot...

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Jan. 11, 2020

405: A Graveyard of Good Ideas

Facebook holds tight on political ads, places ad in Teen Vogue; CollegeHumor decimated; Lime trying to be profitable by shrinking; Uber changes in California; GrubHub for sale; AI trash; military app bans; Ring employees fire...

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Jan. 8, 2020

404: Ketosis Not Cirrhosis

Brian's no longer 404; new year, new grump; YouTube treats us all as kids; digital hygiene; time not well spent; Facebook & deepfakes; Google cafeteria workers, unite; fake news: bias in media; Amazon's employee policies; Los...

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Jan. 5, 2020

403: The 2020 Extravaganza!

Kevin Rose and Eric Hunley guest host; Star Wars finale, finally; Sleep Trackers as birth control; Uber and Postmates Sue California; CRISPR baby doc gets hard time; Segway brings WALL-E to life; CCPA is now in effect; Wyze i...

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Dec. 21, 2019

402: We Know When You’ve Been Sleeping

Our last show of 2019; drag-and-drop machine learning; Brexit unintended consequences; Emperor Thiel; Germany bans Uber; Uber's 4.4 million sexual harassment fund; Netflix global growth; NYC black-box algorithms; California C...

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Dec. 18, 2019

401: What’s Her Nuts?

Deepfakes take effort; e-scooter unionizes; emotion recognition; ISIS harder to track online, but that's good; Instagram's new rules; Google Maps cover 98% of the world; podcast platform news; Top Gun: Maverick; killing in th...

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Dec. 14, 2019

400: Bad Request

Seamen & the Expanse; ad-targeting & unexpected consequences; online brands get on the shelves; YouTube is really, really going to do something about harassment; Twitter wants to go decentralized; losing landlines; DNA chimer...

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Dec. 11, 2019

399: Grouch, Out.

China bans US tech; meme thievery; high tech jobs consolidated in 5 metro areas; Yahoo bungles shutdown; password managers; SleepWatch; video editing lessons; Preacher; Mrs. Maisel; Silicon Valley finale; Ghostbusters are bac...

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Dec. 7, 2019

398: For Your Protection

Disappointment with tech; Uber's appalling safety report; Larry & Sergey leave Google; regulation & driving; DNA testing has peaked; that Peloton ad; TikTok suppressed videos for your own protection; Jason rejoins Facebook, D...

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Dec. 4, 2019

397: Geeking out With Seth Miranda

Brian is on vacation so Jason sits down with Seth Miranda. Seth is a professional photographer in New York City and is a prolific teacher on social media. Seth was previously the co-host of the Grime Life podcast. They cover …

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