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Author: Tom Merritt

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Keep up to date with independent, authoritative and trustworthy discussion of the tech news of the day. Tom Merritt and co-host's home for daily tech news.
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Foxconn is reportedly planning to move some iPad and MacBook production to Vietnam, South Korea fines Facebook for sharing user data without consent, and the EU approves a Right to Repair resolution.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Verge's Tom Warren notes that despite the Xbox Series X having more powerful hardware, the PS5 has been outperforming it, particularly in frame rate, according to benchmarks from Digital Foundry. What's going on and is there deeper going on? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Twitter announced it is relaunching its verification process with new guidelines, the Australian inspector general for the intelligence community discovered intelligence agencies were “incidentally” collecting data from Australia’s COVIDSafe contact tracing app, and the future of newspapers. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Peter Wells, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
If you plan to upgrade your home theater display this holiday shopping season wait till you hear what Robert Heron has to say on what to look for and which TVs should be on your shortlist. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Robert Heron, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Patrick Norton is back with some choice picks for your holiday gift buying list. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Norton, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Washington Post's sources say state and federal investigators are preparing to bring antitrust charges against Facebook, alleging that the acquisition of rivals Instagram and WhatsApp led to a social media market with few quality alternatives. We examine the thrust of the case and what Facebook can look forward to in court. Starring Sarah Lane, Rich Stroffolino, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apple announced the App Store Small Business Program that-- starting January 1st-- will let developers who earn less than $1 million in annual sales apply for a reduced commission rate where Apple would only take 15 percent, instead of 30 percent, of sales. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Dan Benjamin, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We delve into the science of happiness and the unspoken dark side that pursuing it entails. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Erin Carson, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
TechCrunch's sources say Uber has been in talks since October to sell its Advanced Technologies Group. This would follow Uber selling scooter and bike company Jump, selling a stake in Uber Freight and agreeing to acquire Postmates, which is expected to close this quarter. What's Uber's plan and why the shift away from tangential business ventures? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We examine the rise of contact tracing devices in the workplace and their use for worker surveillance as outlined by David Gershgorn's recent OneZero article. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Shannon Morse, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe. link to Show Notes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On January 6, 2021, the US will count its electoral votes for President and Vice President and right now it seems likely that the next US president will be former Vice President Joe Biden. So we thought we'd look at what kind of tech policy we might see from a Biden administration. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
China targets online shopping the day before the biggest online shopping day in the world, Apple announces new laptops that use its own chip and TikTok wonders if the US government forgot it.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apple releases its new M1 processor its first system on a chip for Mac. We share out thoughts and perspectives on Apple's new in-house processor. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Nica Montford, Terrance Gaines, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes,  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In 2017, Tim Berners-Lee launched a company called Inrupt to market products that used the Solid system. Monday, Inrupt announced an enterprise product to let developers build apps that use Solid's Pods. Inrupt worked with the BBC, the UK's National Health Service and the Government of Flanders in Belgium to develop its enterprise platform. Is this a step forward in allowing customers to manage their data privacy? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Chris Ashley, Roger Chang, Joe. Lin to the Show Notes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Netflix tests a new way to chill, Apple to enforce new "nutrition Guidelines" for App Store apps, and the Intel-AMD race has legs again. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Chris Ashley, Len Peralta, Amos, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nvidia is dipping another toe in the gaming water where Nintendo is doing well, there's a big move in Bitcoin, and what does California's Prop 22 mean for the rest of the world? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Amos, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Tech companies win some and lose some, solar gets salty, and Walmart looks into the smart television market. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Amos, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Voice assistants may learn when you are talking to them, Walmart foregoes robots...for now, and where are visual effects artists getting paid? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Nicole Lee, Amos, Joe. link to the Show Notes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The RIAA has found the piracy, Waymo simulates collisions, and your cough might know if you have COVID-19 before your body shows symptoms. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Amos, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
John Hancock is offering its Life Insurance customers an Apple Watch Series 6 for $25. Then you have a choice: pay the remaining cost of the watch monthly for two years or exercise more and share that data with John Hancock to reduce or eliminate your monthly payment. We discuss the implications of the policy and what it might mean for data privacy. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Robb Dunewood, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the Show Notes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Comments (12)

Curtis Samuels Jr

excellent episode lot of new updates and a lot of tips on how to use a computer or phone

Oct 25th
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brayn matte

£c) Aare clmoa

Mar 29th
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Hempire Hub

is anyone else wondering what Diamond Club is? I've been listening for YEARS and have no idea who they are or their purpose?

Mar 8th
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Jan 25th
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David Magallon

Patrick Norton is so insufferable. Couldn't get through the whole thing.

Oct 17th
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Ryan cub

I'd like to see the us government invite these tech companies from Japan or China to open a "us hub" that's employs us citizens to produce the same products that are made there. they could be exempt from tariffs or other import taxes. that would bring the same tech economy from say Shenzhen to the United states, once we learn how to produce electronics at the same level then we would be able to compete on the world stage. no matter how many jobs were lost to the 4th industrial revolution we would have 100 jobs to replace every job lost.

Sep 17th
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Ryan cub

haha I had to listen to half the episode to make sure that was a typo. its overCLOCK

Sep 14th
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Jason Moody

I've been listening to Tom Merritt do this since he was doing this on Twit. I followed him here and quit everything Twit. You go Tom!

Jul 15th
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Blee Blat

blind

Jan 28th
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