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DTNS host Tom Merritt dives deep into tech topics to help you understand what you need to know about them.


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  • 1. About ChatGPT

    17:45
    The predictive capabilities of ChatGPT and other programs based on Large Language Models really seem to infer an artificial intelligence. How do the applications work...and are they sentient? Tom explains why you shouldn't fear ChatGPT.Featuring Tom Merritt.Full transcript here.

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  • About ByteDance

    20:39
    With all the talk about banning TikTok in the United States, Tom dives in to explain who actually owns and controls its parent company, ByteDance, and why there's so much discourse about security.Featuring Tom Merritt.Full transcript can be found here.
  • 11. About Black Friday

    09:58
    What's really being celebrated on Black Friday and is it the biggest shopping day in the world?Featuring Tom Merritt.Full Episode Transcript here.
  • 10. About ALOHANet

    13:24
    The backbone of nearly every network you use on a daily basis is based on a system designed to be cheap and easy to implement.Featuring Tom Merritt.Full episode transcript here.
  • 9. About Authenticator Apps

    12:07
    What if you could have a secure password generated fresh each time you need it? Authenticator apps do just that. Tom explains how.Featuring Tom Merritt.Full episode transcript here.
  • 8. About Collaborative Editing

    11:30
    Douglas Engelbart demonstrated how two people connected over a network could work together editing a document at the same time in 1968. It took much longer to see a real product.Featuring Tom Merritt.Episode Transcript available here.
  • 7. About Video Conferencing

    16:12
    Video conferencing was a vital method of communication during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it's roots go back much longer than you think.Featuring Tom Merritt.Full transcript here.