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Quick and unscripted, deep dives into how the technological world impacts real life. Each episode is meant to empower, educate and inform the masses.

Presented by Dexter Johnson.

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Quick and unscripted, deep dives into how the technological world impacts real life. Each episode is meant to empower, educate and inform the masses.

Presented by Dexter Johnson.

    526: Insurers writing Teslas off, why?

    526: Insurers writing Teslas off, why?

    What's important?: Electronics and batteries, who knew that would be an expensive repair. My heart goes out to anyone who has had to experience a total loss vehicle -- I hope you never have to go through that again.

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    - https://www.autoblog.com/2023/01/27/tesla-expensive-to-repair-insurers-writing-off-damaged-cars/
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    • 8 min
    525: We don't want wifi enabled dishwashers!!

    525: We don't want wifi enabled dishwashers!!

    What's important?: Manufacturers are sad that you aren't connecting your appliances to wifi. Cry me a river.... Why should we? To make a botnet? To deal with obsolescence 2-3 years later? To invade our privacy?

    Links: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2023/01/half-of-smart-appliances-remain-disconnected-from-internet-makers-lament/
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    • 7 min
    524: Stop putting tech in everything!!

    524: Stop putting tech in everything!!

    What's important?: We don't need an app for that. Sometimes putting where it's not needed makes a product difficult to use, a car more confusing or a home a privacy risk. Manufacturers, tech giants and coders -- can WE do better?

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    • 14 min
    523: Did Twitter kill third party app access on purpose?

    523: Did Twitter kill third party app access on purpose?

    Many think this is a purposeful move from Elon to make users utilize the default Twitter app, which uses ads, algorithms and can be monetized. I hope this is it for the platform.What's important?:

    Links: https://www.theverge.com/2023/1/13/23553161/third-party-twitter-clients-apps-outage-twitterific-tweetbot
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    • 6 min
    522: EVs Privacy and Environmental issues...

    522: EVs Privacy and Environmental issues...

    What's important?: EVs and their technology will be used to spy and we have a government that'll take advantage of this...meanwhile, Tesla and other manufacturers lazily hide controls behind a touchscreen without offering industry standards such as CarPlay.

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    • 9 min
    521: LastPass Breach Breakdown, should you switch??

    521: LastPass Breach Breakdown, should you switch??

    What's important?: LastPass was breached in the summer of 2022, they admitted it but as of the past few weeks we've gotten damping details about all that's been in the breach. Is it time to switch?

    Links:
    - https://www.cloudwards.net/the-best-lastpass-alternative/
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