Week in Review for the Week of 12/9/19 – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Snap to release Snapchat cameos, Twitter is investigating a decentralized platform, and Bytedance is testing a music app.

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The Drone Hippo-thesis – DTNS 3677

This Week in Science’s Blair Bazdarich explains how low-cost consumer quad-copter drones can help save Hippos and their habitat.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Blair Bazdarich, Len Peralta

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Microsoft Reveals the Xbox Series X – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Microsoft reveals the name and design of the next-generation Xbox, the US reportedly reaches a partial trade deal with China, and Facebook won’t announce the members of its independent oversight board in 2019.

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Current Geek 242: Treasure of the Sierra Madre

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 the Dick Van Dyke Show.

It’s Crap At Chess – DTNS 3676

Apple News will be hosting the next four DNC Presidential debates. Is this significant for Apple News and if so what will it mean for future Presidential debate coverage?

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

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Google Redesigns News Results on Mobile – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Google began rolling out to news results on mobile, Robinhood launches its Cash Management service, and Tidal now supports Dolby Atmos.

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BlueSky’s The Limit – DTNS 3675

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced the company will fund an independent project called Bluesky to develop an “open and decentralized standard for social media.”

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

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It’s Spoilerin’ Time 293 – Rick and Morty (404), The Mandalorian (105), Watchmen (108), Mr. Robot (410), The Larry Sanders Show (202-203)

This week on It’s Spoilerin’ Time: Rick and Morty (404), The Mandalorian (105), Watchmen (108), Mr. Robot (410), The Larry Sanders Show (202-203)
The Mandalorian takes a break. Watchmen is back from the trip and in plain sight. A new height for Mr. Robot? Plus, spoiler talk about the films Jojo Rabbit and Knives Out!

Next week: Rick and Morty (405), The Mandalorian (106), Watchmen (109), Mr. Robot (411), The Larry Sanders Show (204-205)

00:46 – Winter Movie Draft update
05:13 – Rick and Morty (404)
07:32 – The Mandalorian (105)
12:47 – Watchmen (108)
21:48 – Mr. Robot (410)
29:49 – The Larry Sanders Show (202-203)

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Twitter Proposes Decentralized Social Network – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Twitter creates an independent project for decentralization, Google releases high-powered HDMI dongle with Android TV for devs, the first commercial electric flight.

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No End To End To End Encryption – DTNS 3674

In letters sent to US Attorney General Bill Barr and UK and Australian leaders Facebook has stated it will not remove encryption from WhatsApp. What exactly were those governments looking for in encryption and what does it mean for the end user?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Patrick Beja.

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