Week in Review for the Week of 9/9/19 – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x150048 US states launch an antitrust investigation into Google, the California State Senate passed bill AB5 that would reclassify contractors to employees for ride-share drivers, and Apple releases new iPhones, Apple Watch, and sets release dates for services.

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SCORECARD: VR isn’t Dead, MoviePass Is – DTNS 3616

We talk about HTC’s new Vive Cosmos and the state of VR industry.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Len Peralta, Nicole Lee, Roger Chang.

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Google Settles With France Over Fiscal Fraud Investigation – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Google agrees to pay France 945 million Euros to settle a four-year investigation into potential financial fraud, Walmart plans to expand their Delivery Unlimited subscription to half the US by the end of 2019, and researchers publish details on the SimJacker exploit.

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Current Geek 230: Friends

Welcome to Current Geek: Autopilot Edition. A chance for us to watch the pilot episode of a TV show and geek out about it! I’m Scott Johnson, he’s Tom Merritt, and this week, we’re talking about Friends.

A Huawei Out – DTNS 3615

Huawei’s CEO has proposed selling its current 5G know-how to Western firms to address concerns over security. What does this mean for its competitors and is it enough to win over governments and consumers?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang.

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#364 – Kick Your Problems in the Face

Fran Wilde’s op-ed from the future sounds hilarious. N. K. Jemisin’s new novel sounds awesome. And Andy Weir’s short story has been adapted into a cool short film. So much good reading out there! Plus our thoughts on why Trail of Lightning has us thinking that sometimes you just have to kick your problems in the face.

Amazon Launches Alexa Answers in the US – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Amazon launches Alexa Answers in the US, SureScripts ceases its relationship with ReMy Health, and HTC sets the Vive Cosmos release date.

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X Marks the Cross – DTNS 3614

California Senate passes a bill that if passed by the state Assembly and signed by the Governor will greatly expand the state’s oversight into who can be classified employee or contractor. What are the implications for the gig-economy and how will workers benefit?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson

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It’s Spoilerin’ Time 282 – The Righteous Gemstones (102-104), Preacher (406-407), Extras (204)

The Summer Movie Draft is wrapping up and we’re bracing for a Winter Movie Draft September 23rd! Plus, we catch up with The Righteous Gemstones and Preacher to cheers and jeers and cheers again. And then Chris Martin shows up on Extras!

Next week: The Righteous Gemstones (105), Preacher (408), and Extras (205)

Mark your calendars! The Winter Movie Draft is happening live September 23rd. 30 movies, 6 players, 1 winner. Catch it live at Night Attack on Twitch or listen on the Cordkillers feed the next day.

00:46 – Summer Movie Draft update + Winter Movie Draft is coming!
04:53 – The Righteous Gemstones (102-104)
14:51 – Preacher (406-407)
19:29 – Extras (204)

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