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The weekly tech news podcast for adults by Jason DeFillippo and Brian Schulmeister discussing tech news, security, media, and the random crap the Internet throws at us every week.

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Sarah’s Law
“As an online discussion about AI grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Skynet approaches 1”

Our AI law; voice recognition; Ballmer’s new quest; Facebook’s future; Old Man Streaming; Schadenfacebook; AI gone rogue; Linksys security; outsourced ransomware; the Bobiverse; Fahrenheit 451; X-Files, again; Expanse wrap-up; make America grumpy again!


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Apple’s self-driving cars; Burger King & Google Home; Snapchat stats; Uber’s Hell; Millennial slackers & mixtapes; Mac ransomware; Old Man’s War; Amazon’s parent dashboard; the Last Jedi; YouTube TV; MST3k; that dress; coachella-industrial complex.

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Thanks, Scott; Oath; Twitter’s rotten eggs; Uber’s cat fishing; LiveJournal; 23&me; the Shadowbrokers; IoT malware; more Old Man’s War; health apps; smart pet doors; Jason goes Android; S-Town & Bernie pods; lunch shaming; Beouf; Pepsi; Casper Babypants.

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Revolting against experts; mobile app report; Musk’s empire; burnin’ down the Samsung store; killer drones, here & abroad; sold out to the ISPs; chatbots; MySpace photos; Neal Stephenson & Daniel Suarez; storage solutions; IT; Britpop; Rogue One on VHS.

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Weaponized GIFs; gig economy; AI radar; Uber’s not-Ford Escorts; YouTube ad issues; Wall-Drone; Medium’s pay-for-nothing; Virus Zero; hacking tractors; Scalzi; Pokemon’s long tail; Kodi FTW; kitchen tech; Circle; the Expanse; Flashing Fedex for a Fiver.

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Being tech support; social media consumer rights; twitter accounts gone rogue; fixing the web; Uber bombshells; hacking with sound; privacy rights & border crossings; Sweden in a box; sequels & reboots, take the red pill; meat in a vat; Tibetan Peach Pie.

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2/3 Sparta; the rise of the useless; Fiverr bums us out; Snap stock; atom drives; quizzing trolls; Uber hires HAL; Wikileaks Vault 7; encrypted messaging apps; Amazon brick & mortar; AirPods; burgerbots; Try a Pod; Martian potatoes; streaming Bugs Bunny.

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Snap’s IPO; SpaceX to the Moon; Yahoo breach again; FCC kills privacy requirements; Uber has another bad week; Amazon S3 typo outage; scary malware, super freaks; rage circuits; YouTube TV; Dropbox rebrand; smart condoms; Johnson’s Potato; but the emails.

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We lose a legend; 3310 returns w/ snake; new planets; Stockholm heating syndrome; limits of free speech; Uber issues; chatbots; memory leaks; Echo’s useless skills; Snow Drones; Moby’s ambiance; naked chicken chalupas; media detox; All Things Must Pass.

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Alphabet’s Loon is a go; PewDiePie bye-bye; Zuckerberg’s opus; Not-Unlimited plans are back; robot tax; Uber Q&As; Pornhub providing sex-ed; self-flying taxes & fire-spewing drones; crossing borders with phones; Gaiman’s Norse Mythology; emotional labor.

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What the bleep happened?; FB bots; Twitter slipping; recursive pixels; spying TVs; tech takes sides; file-less hacking; surviving our faster future; gaming Tinder; Spotify as a loss-leader; Burger King’s instagram; Ikea’s secret taxonomy; Back in Black.

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Tech leaders on Trump; #DeleteUber; Medium goes subscription; brain hackers; Musk gets boring; IRS scams; cracking iOS; Arrival; Concrete Blonde; Blumoo; SelfieFeet aka a magnet; Lovesick & Chance; on self-abuse; the heroes of BGM; Where’s the revolution?

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