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The Defrag is your guide to news at the intersection of technology, business, politics, and science. We'll ask hard questions, challenge ideas, and help bring some order to the news.

The Defrag Lawson Media

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    • 5.0 • 1 Rating

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The Defrag is your guide to news at the intersection of technology, business, politics, and science. We'll ask hard questions, challenge ideas, and help bring some order to the news.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Video Game Movies

    Video Game Movies

    Game-to-film adaptations have a reputation for not living up to the expectations of fans. But despite this, they keep getting made, and it seems the frequency of these productions is increasing. So why does Hollywood keep returning to video game properties and can the newest generation of adaptations finally overcome that awful reputation?




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    • 17 min
    Space Ambitions

    Space Ambitions

    Space is becoming more and more commercial. NASA is focused on outsourcing key parts of the Artemis missions to external companies, and there's big money on the line for those lucky enough to secure contracts. But what are the risks in outsourcing so much of the mission to external providers?




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    • 18 min
    WWDC Recap

    WWDC Recap

    Apple's Annual Worldwide Developer Conference is on this week. So today on the show, a quick wrap of what was announced during the opening keynote.

    • 3 min
    Sandberg Leaves Meta

    Sandberg Leaves Meta

    Sheryl Sandberg is stepping down from Meta... and other important headlines.




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    • 4 min
    When Self-driving Cars Crash, Who’s Responsible?

    When Self-driving Cars Crash, Who’s Responsible?

    Autonomous vehicles could revolutionise the automotive and transport sectors. They promise a future where you can hail a driverless taxi, or sit back and relax while your own car drives itself to a destination. While level five autonomous vehicles are still years away, one of the questions facing regulators is who holds responsibility if one of these vehicles has a crash?




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    • 15 min
    Privacy: Priceless

    Privacy: Priceless

    Facial recognition is now in use across many apps and devices. For example, many of us use Face ID to unlock an iPhone or to gain access to other apps. But there are more concerning uses of the tech, particularly in public settings. One of the latest applications comes from Mastercard, that is trialling a program allowing retailers to accept biometric data to confirm a payment from a customer.




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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

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1 Rating

K. Eisele ,

Another favorite from Lawson Media

I was such a huge fan of Moonshot, and as a listener of other podcasts like The Daily, Invisibilia, and Throughline, The Defrag hits that sweet spot that none of those quite do. Love this podcast so much 🙌🏼

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