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This weeks Jam: New Apple announcements, Gmail is getting video calls, the Switch had Bluetooth but now it "has" Bluetooth, the end of driver's license tests, and so much more!
Dumb Tech of the Week
The Gmail app takes calls now, too, because Google wants it to do everything- Link Nintendo Switch gets Bluetooth audio at last- Link Apple Announcements- Link
Tech News Bytes
Barely anyone is using Apple Pay in stores anymore- Link Hands-on with Facebook and Ray-Ban’s first pair of smart glasses- Link Amazon's palm-reading tech is heading to sports stadiums and music venues- Link Whoop’s new fitness tracker is better thanks to a battery breakthrough- Link iRobot's latest Roomba can detect pet poop (and if it fails, you'll get a new one)- Link LG claims its ‘Real Folding Window’ beats folding glass, will ship in 2023- Link Driver's Test RIP
Mississippi nixes road test for new driver’s licenses- Link Crash-avoidance tech unsurprisingly benefits young drivers the best, data shows- Link Tesla Autopilot results in decreased driver attention, new study finds- Link
Amazon Sued the Jam
Join the jam this week as they talk about China's new video game restrictions, Amazon sues their competition, new Ai recycling methods, robotaxis, shady bait and switch tactics and so much more!
China steps in to regulate brutal '996' work culture. Link Dumb Tech of the Week
The Windows 11 upgrade situation just got less and more confusing. Link Samsung Is the Latest SSD Manufacturer Caught Cheating Its Customers. Link Amazon asked FCC to reject Starlink plan because it can’t compete, SpaceX says. Link Tech News Bytes
Online Trolls Actually Just Assholes All the Time, Study Finds. Link Google’s New AI Photo Upscaling Tech is Jaw-Dropping. Link #AppleToo receives nearly 500 stories of workplace issues in four days. Link 'The future of recycling': Rumpke is using AI-based sorting robots at its St. Bernard facility. Link China further slashes kids’ gaming time to just three hours a week. Link Here’s the robotaxi that will be available on the Lyft app in 2023. Link South Korea will force Google and Apple to allow third-party payments. Link Apple says Arizona and Georgia will be first to add state IDs to iPhones. Link
Back To School Jam
Pat, a teacher, joins us to discuss back to school tech, the hyperloop, Tesla bot, a new insulin delivery device, Amazon's new department stores, and you can take a quiz with us!
Sh%T that will Never Happen
Elon Musk says Tesla is working on humanoid robots- Link Tech News Bytes
Amazon is reportedly planning to open mini department stores- Link OnlyFans bans 'sexually explicit conduct,' but nudity is still okay- Link Facebook is testing Reels in News Feed and Groups in the US- Link This ingestible robot delivers insulin to your body without external needles- Link Virgin Hyperloop unveils new pod concept video- Link Panasonic’s wearable speaker will literally blow your mind if I’m seeing this image right- Link Tech RIP
Google is shutting down the Android Auto phone app- Link Back to School Tech Discussion
This weeks Jam: a new daytime drive-in theater, the largest new autonomous vehicle network in America, T-Mobile has multiple mishaps, 3D printing houses out of moon rocks, batteries powered by sweat and so much more.
Dumb Tech of the Week- Double whammy edition
T-Mobile apparently lied to government to get Sprint merger approval, ruling says- Link T-Mobile confirms data breach affects over 47 million people- Link Weekly Discussion
The future of digital payments- Link/Link Tech News Bytes
Wendy's plans 700 kitchens expressly for food delivery apps- Link It Sounds Like Google's Find My Network for Android Will Work Just Like Apple's- Link Samsung Display Announces Polarizer-less OLED With 25% Less Power Used- Link NASA's latest space station cargo includes a 3D printing system for lunar soil- Link Nation's largest fleet of autonomous vehicles launches in Golden, Colorado- Link Tesla Autopilot: US opens official investigation into self-driving tech- Link Your next smartwatch could be powered by SWEAT- Link Boston Dynamics Atlas Robot Does Gymnastics?- Link Loco Drive-In, the country's first daytime drive-in movie theater- Link Resurrected Tech
Local and anonymous social media app Yik Yak is back- Link
Companies All Up in Our Jam
This week: Fake prototype trucks designed to scam investors, the death of FandangoNow, pay cuts for work from home jobs, companies force you to put a camera in your bedroom, and so much more.
Dumb Tech of the Week
Nikola electric-truck prototypes were faked and it's founder is Currently under Investigation- Link Discussion of the Week
Big Tech call center workers face pressure to accept home surveillance- Link Tech News Bytes
Apple announces new iPhone features to detect child sex abuse- Link Here's everything Samsung announced at its August Unpacked event- Link AirPods will link with an Apple ID in iOS 15 to enable Find My support- Link TikTok limits the visibility of teens' videos amid safety push- Link A Powerful New Deepfake Tool Has Digitally Undressed Thousands Of Women- Link Pay cut: Google employees who work from home could lose money- Link UN report says most climate change effects are 'unprecedented' and 'irreversible'- Link Pepsi, Boston Beer team up to deliver boozy Mountain Dew- Link Tech RIP
Vudu and FandangoNow merge into a single streaming service- Link Story Update
Tesla quietly delays Cybertruck to 2022- Link
Tesla extends an olive branch to the electric vehicle industry, robots that are designed to make three point shots, wirelessly charging a car while it drives, Alexa gets a male counterpart, intel builds chips for its competitors, and our ever changing viewing habits!
Weird Tech of the Week
A weird new basketball playing robot: Link Link Watch Cassie the bipedal robot run a 5K: Link Tech News Bytes
Elon Musk says Tesla will open its Superchargers to other EVs this year: Link Researchers are testing concrete that could charge your EV while you drive: Link Alexa finally gets a new name and voice: Intel will make Qualcomm chips in new foundry deal: Link Netflix is reportedly developing a live-action Pokémon series: Link Lucasfilm hires YouTuber who used deepfake to improve 'The Mandalorian: Link Summer Series- Has Covid changed our viewing habits?
The Audience For Almost Everything has Evaporated: Link
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Quick, informative, and loads of fun! I didn’t expect to learn so much! For anyone interested in tech-related news I can’t recommend this show enough!
Normal people, bringing you the latest technology news in the most ridiculous manner possible. It’s great!
Nice conversation with some very intersting insights.