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DTNS 3141 – Merchflix

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comAlphabet cozies up to Lyft, the US Congress wants to crack down on polictal ads online, and Tom thinks he’s cracked Netflix’s secret next phase.
With Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, and Justin Robert Young.

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Daily Tech Headlines – October 19, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500China stops Apple Watch LTE subs, The US Congress wants to regulate Facebook, Kenya’s Safaricom moves beyond phones and payments.

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DTNS 3140 – Raspberries, Blueberries, and Blackberrys

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comApple’s secret road to success, what Scott thinks of the new Adobe Lightroom and why people prefer coffee shop noise to office noise when working.
With Sarah Lane, Tom Merritt, Roger Chang and Scott Johnson.

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Daily Tech Headlines – October 18, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500GE partners with Apple, Gmail embraces non-Google accounts, hide your nudes!

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DTNS 3139 – From Internet, With Love

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comWindows 10 is out and Microsoft has new gear, plus – do we need a separate Internet for being nice to each other?
With Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Patrick Beja.

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Daily Tech Headlines – October 17, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Google reveals secret image chip in Pixel phones, Microsoft launches Windows 10 update and new Surface Book and mouse, Garmin teams up with Alexa.

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Cordkillers 191 – Netflix Original Spaghetti (w/ Sarah Lane)

Movies Anywhere makes movies easier, Netflix beats expectations, and Sarah Lane needs movie recommendations. With special guest Sarah Lane.

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CordKillers: Ep. 191 – Netflix Original Spaghetti
Recorded: October 16 2017
Guest: Sarah Lane

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  • Movies Anywhere: Watch all your Amazon, Google, and iTunes titles in one place
    – Disney has launched an expanded version of its Disney Movies Anywhere service called Movies Anywhere. The service allows users to access movies purchased from Amazon, Google, Apple or Vudu all in one place. Movies Anywhere uses the Keychest technology implemented by Disney Movies Anywhere. Studios involved included Disney, Sony, 20th Century Fox, Universal and Warner Brothers. Discussions are ongoing with Paramount and Lionsgate but movies from those studios will not be available at launch. Movies Anywhere is available on Android, Android TV, Amazon Fire, iOS, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast.

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Hi Tom and Brian,

Long time listener and fan. The past two years I have been using cable for just local channels and Playstation Vue. I am about to close on my first house so because of the impending move I started to re evaluate how I cord cut.

First off I looked my antenna options because of the surrounding mountains. As of right now basic cable will be used but in a few weeks I will mount a large antenna off of the chimney of the house, hopefully it will work and I can cut basic out of my plan including a high $12 per month DTA cost.
Next I am looking to beef up my plex account, maybe to a lifetime plex pass. The service has been growing a lot in the last year and I have been impressed with the new additions. For services I am trying YouTube TV for CW live content. I am not sure if I will keep it due to the lack of DIY and HGTV and I do not want both YouTube TV and PS Vue.

I have been happy for the most part with PS Vue, but it has been several months since Sony and Viacom had their dispute. When I signed up I had all those channels and I felt like I was getting an amazing deal, now I feel like its an okay deal. I would pay another $5 with PS Vue if they added CW live, brought back Viacom channels, and added the History channel.
For the most part I have been very happy with my cord cutting experience.

Keep Up the Good Work

Scott

 

 

 

Hey Tom & Brian!
As you know, Hulu recently dropped their price for new subscribers to only $5.99 per month for the first year. I had just signed up for Hulu about a few weeks ago to binge watch the Handmaid’s Tale, so I was pretty bummed to see them lower the price after I joined.

I decided to contact Hulu and see if I could get the new pricing even though I am now a current Hulu subscriber. I was pleased to find out that they would give me the lower rate, no questions asked!! This might not work for everyone, but you might want to pass this along to other Cordkillers as a new version of Brian’s Chicken challenge.

Love the show!
Josh

 

 

 

Howdy,

We’ve been internet only with phone (pacemaker monitoring & 911 health reasons) on TWC’s fastest speed since Cordkillers premiered, and have been eagerly awaiting G-Fiber’s arrival. Every truck sighting elicits excitement. Our home is 12 miles from town center nestled in a valley, which, though within city limits, would necessitate an expensive roof-mounted antenna to get broadcast TV.

Since we have been streaming (Google WiFi mesh) using Chromecasts and Rokus all this time, a speed quadrupling at two-thirds or less the cost is eagerly anticipated. If G-Fiber is not offering phone services [?] there are other ISP services we can use.

Cheers, as Always!

Stephen

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DTNS 3138 – Just Say No to KRACK

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comWhat you need to know about the KRACK WiFi vulnerability plus the RSA key debacle and progress on a virtual pancreas.
With Tom Merritt, Roger Chang, Veronica Belmont and Patrick Norton

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Daily Tech Headlines – October 16, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Serious WiFi vulnerability, New Huawei phones, IBM blockchain for banks.

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