EVERYDAY TECH - Apple Watch or Fitbit
Here are some of the stories the guys have been looking at this week.
- Facebook says removing viral COVID-19 misinformation video ‘took longer than it should have’
- Spotify podcast consumption doubles as overall listening recovers
- Rite Aid used facial recognition in secret across hundreds of its stores
- Google reportedly negotiating with Samsung to push Assistant over Bixby
- AMC and Universal agree to let movies go from theaters to digital rentals much sooner
- Google Stadia tests 4G and 5G game streaming
- Discord’s mobile app is getting background noise suppression because life is noisy
- TikTok is opening up its algorithm and challenging competitors to do the same
EVERYDAY TECH - Peacock TV Takes Flight
Here are the links from a super busy week in the tech world:Spotify debuts podcast charts to let you know what's popularhttps://www.engadget.com/spotify-podcast-charts-130055186.htmlA Frying Pan Ingredient Can Make Super-White Paint Reflect 98% of the Sun's Heathttps://gizmodo.com/a-frying-pan-ingredient-can-make-super-white-paint-refl-1844389335NBC Peacock Launches today: How to stream Peacockhttps://www.theverge.com/21324215/peacock-nbc-universal-comcast-app-how-to-watch-download-price-subscription-stream-showsPeacock will come to the PlayStation 4 on July 20thhttps://www.engadget.com/nbc-peacock-playstation-4-streaming-142144420.htmlhttps://www.peacocktv.com/The antitrust case against Google is gathering steamhttps://www.theverge.com/interface/2020/7/15/21324105/google-antitrust-california-search-youtubeGoogle buys $4.5 billion stake in India's biggest mobile networkhttps://www.engadget.com/google-investment-jio-india-101523701.htmlGmail could be getting a huge workplace overhaulhttps://www.engadget.com/gmail-google-chat-docs-meet-redesign-135910798.htmlSpaceX gets closer to a private beta of its Starlink internet servicehttps://www.engadget.com/spacex-starlink-private-beta-035424193.htmlUK bans Huawei from 5G networks, with total removal by 2027https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/14/21322880/uk-bans-huawei-5g-network-infrastructure-trump-administration-pressureYou can now stake your claim in Apple’s $500 million iPhone slowdown settlementhttps://www.theverge.com/2020/7/13/21322867/apple-iphone-batterygate-throttling-slowdown-settlement-claimsSiriusXM is buying Stitcher for $325 millionhttps://www.theverge.com/2020/7/13/21315911/siriusxm-stitcher-podcast-deal-buy-midroll-earwolfApple warns customers not to close its laptops with a camera cover attachedhttps://www.theverge.com/2020/7/10/21320321/apple-camera-cover-macbook-pro-air-warningFacebook reportedly considering ban on political ads before electionhttps://www.theverge.com/2020/7/10/21320394/facebook-political-ad-ban-blackout-us-election-day-rumor-reportZoom launches a line of hardware for home usehttps://www.engadget.com/zoom-for-home-130020632.html?utm_campaign=homepage&utm_medium=internal&utm_source=dlSony reportedly boosts PS5 production by 50 percenthttps://www.theverge.com/2020/7/15/21325260/sony-ps5-oculus-stock-orders-manufacturing-increase
Recognizing Phishy Emails/Appreciating the Service Industry
Jeremy talks about an experience at his shop and how the service industry should be appreciated more. Also, the guys dig through a couple of phishing email attempts that happened in and around MPB over the last week. Finally, YouTubeTV enacts another drastic rate hike, essentially eliminating the difference in value between it and cable, making it almost a coin-flip decision.Here are the list of stories in this week's tech news mentioned at the top of the show: Global app revenue jumps to $50B in the first half of 2020, in part due to COVID-19 impactsPeloton launches Roku appYouTube TV sharply increases monthly subscription to $64.99FuboTV increases monthly subscription to $65Spotify is launching a premium plan for couplesDiscord raises $100 million and plans to move beyond gamingAT&T brings 5G to Austin, Miami, Salt Lake City, and 25 other regionsMophie and InvisibleShield are making UV sanitizers for your phoneJoin the Everyday Tech Facebook page!