DTNS 2842 – VR Gets A Game Plan

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comJenn Cutter joins Tom to discuss the impact of eSports on the adoption of VR technology in video gaming.

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Daily Tech Headlines – August 26, 2016

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Three zero-day iPhone flaws found and fixed, Uber losing a lot of money, Alphabet cuts its fiber staff down.

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Today in Tech History – August 26, 2016

Today in Tech History logo1938 – A New York radio station first used the Philips-Miller system of tape recording on a radio broadcast.

1984 – Miss Manners confronted her first computer issue. The columnist responded to a reader’s concern about typing personal correspondence on a personal computer.

1996 – Netscape Communications Corp. announced it had partnered with several other big companies to create a software company called Navio Corp. Navio was meant to create an operating system to compete with Windows.

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DTNS 2841 – WhatsApp with my Privacy?

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comApple and WhatsApp have different messaging strategies. Justin Robert Young and Tom Merritt discuss whether either cares about its users.

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Daily Tech Headlines – August 25, 2016

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Self-driving cars come to the public in Singapore, WhatsApp starts sharing data with Facebook, Apple may be developing a Snapchat competitor

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Today in Tech History – August 25, 2016

Today in Tech History logo1609 – Galileo Galilei craftily beat a Dutch telescope maker to an appointment with the Doge of Venice. Galileo impressed the Doge and received a lifetime appointment and a doubled salary. Later that autumn, Galileo pointed his telescope to the Moon, and trouble began.

1981 – Voyager 2 made its closest approach to Saturn. Eight years later on the same day in 1989, Voyager 2 would make its closest approach to Neptune.

1991 – 21-year-old Finnish student Linus Torvalds wrote a newsgroup post about a free operating system he was working on. He said it was “just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu.” His OS would eventually be called Linux.

2014 – Amazon announced it had acquired Twitch.TV the popular video game streaming site. Rumors had indicated Google was going to buy the company, but the deal fell through.

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DTNS 2840a – The Messenger is the Medium

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comChat interfaces are being used in news and fiction apps, but they’e not bots. Is it a fad, or is your text message screen the format of the future? Scott Johnson and Tom Merritt discuss.

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Daily Tech Headlines – August 24, 2016

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Google demotes full screen ads, PlayStation Now comes to Windows, Tesla juices its battery.

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Today in Tech History – August 24, 2016

Today in Tech History logo1456 – According to a handwritten note by illustrator Heinrich Cremer, the final binding of the Gutenberg Bible took place.

1965 – Ted Nelson presented a paper called “A File Structure for the Complex, the Changing and the Indeterminate” at the Association for Computing Machinery. In it he used the word “hypertext” a term he made up.

1995 – Microsoft released Windows 95. During development it was referred to as Windows 4.0 or by the internal codename “Chicago.”

2001 – WebKit received its first commit of code from Apple. The Safari browser appeared two years later and WebKit was open sourced in 2005.

2011 – Steve jobs resigned as CEO of Apple, handing over the job to Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook.

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