Daily Tech News Show
Twitter's Circles of Mystery - DTNS 4344
Season 8, Ep. 4344
Twitter is rolling out the Circle, a “close friends” feature, to all users. We take a look at a new Chinese social media app Soul. And California’s legislature passes sweeping new regulations on the way sites operate for minors called California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act, aka AB 2273.
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Allison Sheridan, Roger Chang, Joe.
Link to the Show Notes.
Friday, June 2, 2023
Video Hasn't Killed The Pinball Star - DTNS 4533
Season 10, Ep. 4533
Bloomberg’s sources say Amazon is in talks with Verizon, T-Mobile, and Dish about offering discounted cell service at around $10 a month, or possibly even free service to Prime subscribers. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) reports that between 10% and 15% of new iPhone buyers in the US come from Android. Is this a problem for Android? And pinball is making a comeback. What’s behind the resurgence?Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Ron Richards, Roger Chang, Joe.Link to the Show Notes.
Thursday, June 1, 2023
There's No Moore's Law for Autonomous Cars - DTNS 4532
Season 10, Ep. 4532
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted on Instagram that a Quest 3 VR headset will come out this autumn. A 128 GB version will cost $499.99. BeReal is testing a chat feature available to users in Ireland called RealChat. It lets users send messages, images, and reactions to friends in private whenever they want. Timothy B. Lee of Ars Technica recently published a post arguing that this “death of self-driving cars” is itself greatly exaggerated.Starring Tom Merritt, Rich Stroffolino, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe.Link to the Show Notes.
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Cooking Up Language Learning - DTNS 4531
Season 10, Ep. 4531
Twitter plans on expanding its Community Notes feature where volunteer contributors can add context to posts in order to combat misinformation. If the notes are voted as helpful, they show up for all Twitter users. Language learning app Memrise is launching a Discord integration for its Membot and website. At Computex, Nvidia showed off the ability to talk in natural language to NPCs via its Avatar Cloud Engine, or ACE for Games. Is it something game devs will be looking into or is it just a fancy tech demo?Starring Tom Merritt, Rich Stroffolino, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe.Link to the Show Notes.
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Teacher, What Do You Meme? - DTNS 4530
Season 10, Ep. 4530
We check out the latest announcements from the COMPUTEX trade show in Taipei, Taiwan including Nvidia’s trillion dollar valuation. TechCrunch’s Amanda Silberling highlighted a new edtech startup called Antimatter that’s trying to turn this on its head by turning memes into learning tools. And could AI herald the extinction of the human race? Some AI researchers believe so. But what do we think?Starring Rich Stroffolino, Chris Ashley, Roger Chang, Joe.Link to the Show Notes.
Monday, May 29, 2023
Nvidia Demos Talking to NPCs with Natural Language - DTH
Nvidia demoed its ACE for Games tech to let gamers talk to NPCs with natural language, JioCinema sets a concurrent streaming record, and Mark Gurman gets an early hands on with Meta's Quest 3 headset.Get the show notes here.
Friday, May 26, 2023
Digital Twins Inform Digital Models - DTNS 4529
Season 10, Ep. 4529
Rob DeMillo – Chief Technology Officer at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill is here to explain the nuances of digital twins and how they relate to digital models and what's important from a developers point of view. YouTube TV may have the rights to show NFL Sunday Ticket to home users in the US, but if you go to a bar, the games will still come from DirecTV. We explain the licensing rules around this deal.Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Rob DeMillo, Roger Chang, Joe.Link to the Show Notes.
Thursday, May 25, 2023
Keeping the “Human” in HR – DTNS 4528
Season 10, Ep. 4528
US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, issued new guidance on a company’s responsibility to ensure algorithmically driven HR tools don’t deliver results that violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. We explain what it all means and its impact. EC for the internal market, Thierry Breton, said it will work with Alphabet to develop voluntary regulations for AI. Sony announced a game streaming handheld, called Project Q. What does it do and what’s the strategy behind it?Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Megan Morrone, Roger Chang, Joe.Link to the Show Notes.
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Dial Up Still Exists - DTNS 4527
Season 10, Ep. 4527
We pour over Sony PlayStation’s pre-summer announcements, checkout all the new features in Microsoft’s PowerToy release including running up to four PCs with just a single keyboard and mouse, and we go over the latest news tidbits from Microsoft’s Build event.Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe.Link to the Show Notes.
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Microsoft Builds a Copilot - DTNS 4526
Season 10, Ep. 4526
Microsoft’s annual Build conference starts today and the Redmond company has announced a number of AI chatbot integrations with Windows and Bing. Plus Waymo announced a multi-year partnership with Uber.Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Chris Ashley, Roger Chang, Joe.Link to the Show Notes.