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Download This Show is your weekly access to the latest in social media, consumer electronics, digital politics, hacktivism and more. Presented by Marc Fennell for ABC Radio National. Published every Friday.

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Download This Show is your weekly access to the latest in social media, consumer electronics, digital politics, hacktivism and more. Presented by Marc Fennell for ABC Radio National. Published every Friday.

    Quibi, Clearview AI and cleaner wars?

    Quibi, Clearview AI and cleaner wars?

    Would you pay money for Quibi, a mobile video streaming service with 10 minute episodes made only for phones? Plus, the Australian facial recognition tech that's allowing US police forces to match photos of unknown people to their online images. And can you use a video game to make war less abusive? Guests: Ariel Bogle Online Technology Reporter, ABC Science @arielbogle Tegan Jones, Editor Gizmodo @Tegan_Writes

    • 28 min
    Bad tweets, defamation and other Christmas miracles

    Bad tweets, defamation and other Christmas miracles

    The mystery 5 letter acronym that saved billionaire Elon Musk from being sued and what this test case means for social media and terrible jokes.

    The founder of Twitter decides to make Africa fight over him, and the biggest technology stories of 2019. Guests: Rae Johnston, Science & Technology Editor NITV @raejohnston and Seamus Byrne writer & broadcaster @seamus

    • 28 min
    Google founders say goodbye (kinda)

    Google founders say goodbye (kinda)

    Facebook builds a chatbot to help employees answer awkward questions about the company during the holidays! Is it the end of an era as Google’s co-founders move on (kinda)? China's latest moves on face recognition regulations. And we say goodbye to one of our favourite guests. Guests: Claire Reilly, CNET @reillystyley Cameron Wilson, Buzzfeed

    • 28 min
    Cybertruckin' all the way to Mars

    Cybertruckin' all the way to Mars

    Why have an ordinary truck when you can have a Cybertruck? Tesla unveils its futuristic new take on a truck and it goes wrong. Plus, so many podcasts in the world but what if there was a better way of finding them? Spotify reckons its got the answer.
    Guests: Ariel Bogle, ABC RN online technology reporter @arielbogle and Matt Hopkins, Pedestrian Daily @mopkins88

    • 28 min
    Does Disney+ now own your childhood?

    Does Disney+ now own your childhood?

    The house of mouse, Skywalker and Simpsons has arrived. So is Disney plus any good? Also on DTS, Google makes a play for a slice of the gaming pie and does anyone really need a phone that can bend into an old school flip phone?

    • 28 min
    The WeWork debacle explained

    The WeWork debacle explained

    Why does a company that rents office space need a side business making artificial waves? Plus, Netflix famously don’t give out viewing numbers but suddenly with the rise of new streaming services like Apple and Disney, they're about to change their tune.

    Guests: Claire Reilly, CNET @reillystyley and Ben Grubb Homepage Editor, The Sydney Morning Herald @bengrubb

    • 28 min

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