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The Tech Jawn is a recap of the weekly tech headlines delivered from a fresh perspective of diverse voices. African Americans, demographically, are the biggest users of consumer technology and we are going to cover how technology affects us and the culture as well as how the culture and its kinfolk affect technology.

The Tech Jawn Robb Dunewood, Stephanie Humphrey, Terrance Gaines

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The Tech Jawn is a recap of the weekly tech headlines delivered from a fresh perspective of diverse voices. African Americans, demographically, are the biggest users of consumer technology and we are going to cover how technology affects us and the culture as well as how the culture and its kinfolk affect technology.

    Tesla, For Real Though? - The Tech Jawn 05

    Tesla, For Real Though? - The Tech Jawn 05

    Facebook, technology-wise, has recovered from the configuration change that caused the biggest outage ever, but the social media giant is still reeling when it comes to its reputation.

    The Central Bank of Nigeria is set to, soon, launch eNaira, a state-backed digital currency making the country one of the first to adopt digitization of its currency.

    A jury orders Tesla to pay A former contractor $137 million because of rampant workplace racism. Full-time Tesla employees are suffering as well. They just can’t sue.

    And Terrance convinces Stephanie to keep watching and Robb to start watching Squid Games on Netflix.
     
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    Now That We’ve Talked About Facebook Let’s Talk About Facebook: The Tech Jawn 04

    Now That We’ve Talked About Facebook Let’s Talk About Facebook: The Tech Jawn 04

    Facebook suffered its biggest outage ever on Monday, but, the damage done via configuration changes on backbone routers may pale in comparison to the damage control Facebook does in an effort to not become regulated.

    Amazon held its Fall Product Event and announced several new devices including 15” Echo Show, a $1000 two-foot-tall robot that can bring you drinks, and an autonomous flying security drone called the Always Home Cam.

    Twitter is back on in Nigeria after being banned by the country back in June after taking down one of President Buhari’s Tweets. 

    And we dive into what receipts Facebook Whistle Blower, Frances Haugen has provided to the SEC and what she might say before the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security.
     
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    Be Kind To Your Delivery People: The Tech Jawn 03

    Be Kind To Your Delivery People: The Tech Jawn 03

    The Fugee’s concert started 3 hours late. Can’t say we didn’t see that coming.
    Microsoft announced new Surface Devices. They all sound kind of awesome.
    Google security escorts a black employee with a badge off campus because “someone” didn’t believe he was an employee.
    And the conditions some food delivery contractors work under in big cities like New York aren’t just miserable, they are downright dangerous.
    We’ve got all this and just a little bit more in this episode of The Tech Jawn...
     
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    Apple's Products Are Apple's Products: The Tech Jawn 02

    Apple's Products Are Apple's Products: The Tech Jawn 02

    Apple announced iOS 15, a new iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. We unpack all the new hotness and let you what’s what before you upgrade.
    TikTok limits kids 14 and under in China to just 40 minutes per day.
    Free Ad-Supported Streaming Television (F.A.S.T.) for short, is kind of awesome even if you aren’t a cord cutter.
    And for most people, particularly Black and Brown folk, teleworking just isn’t an option, but, for sistahs that can work remotely, it might actually be safer.
     
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    Representation Without Compensation: The Tech Jawn 01

    Representation Without Compensation: The Tech Jawn 01

    Due to popular demand and at the behest of the multitudes we’re coming to a podcast app near you with weekly episodes of the Tech Jawn. 


    We also dig into the recent Black Creator TikTok strike, how black culture is driving the platform right now, and the bigger problem of representation without compensation.


    To further illustrate our episode 0 conversation about bias in AI, we discuss why Facebook had to apologize and take down its entire topic recommendation system after tagging videos of black men in confrontations with white police officers with “keep seeing videos about Primates.”


    And lastly, we ask the question “Can you buy a dumb TV anymore?”


    We’ve got all this and so much more in episode 1 of The Tech Jawn.
     
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    Episode 0- The Tech Jawn

    Episode 0- The Tech Jawn

    The Tech Jawn is a second look at the week's tech news headlines delivered from a different perspective. African Americans, demographically, are the biggest users of consumer technology in the country and The Tech Jawn aims to showcase how technology affects them as well as how they affect technology. 
     
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