Week in Review for the Week of 4/8/19 – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Uber filed for its IPO, Disney gave more details on Disney plus, and two bills were introduced in the US Senate seeking to address algorithmic discrimination and dark patterns.

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High Quality Patrick Norton – DTNS 3509

Patrick Norton is back with his picks of top affordable headphones plus a review of the Qobuz music streaming service.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Len Peralta and Patrick Norton.

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Disney Dishes Details on Disney+ – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Disney+ release and pricing details released, the US Department of Justice charged Julian Assange with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion, and the details in Uber’s S-1 filing.

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Current Geek 210: It Happened One Night

Welcome to the Current Geek Film Festival, a special monthly look at the greatest movies of all time from a geeky perspective. I’m Scott Johnson and he’s Tom Merritt.

And this week we’re talking about the movie, It Happened One Night

Hey Alexa, Do You Know Who I Am? – DTNS 3508

Bloomberg revealed that Amazon has staff members who “review” recordings from Amazon Voice Services in order to improve responses. This raises a host of questions especially around privacy and anonymity. How can users be sure there voice assistants aren’t listening in to their conversations?

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

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#350 – Rye-ear-ah

So many great books are nominated for Hugos. Independent Bookstore Day is coming up and the proper pronunciation of Riyria! and we kick off our impressions of the refreshing and comfy feelings we’re getting from the thoroughly enjoyable Theft of Swords.

The Algorithmic Accountability Act is introduced in Congress – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500The Algorithmic Accountability Act is introduced in Congress, Instagram will not surface “inappropriate” content on the Explore page, and details about who listens to Alexa clips.

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Cash Warfare – DTNS 3507

Amazon execs have stated their GO stores will accept cash payments to address discrimination concerns. How will it work and does it conflict with the purpose of the cashier-less stores?

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

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It’s Spoilerin’ Time 262 – Shazam!, Barry (101-104), The Office (UK) (105)

The Office (UK) fails to impress, Brian’s playing catch-up with Barry season 1, and Shazam!: is it good!? With special guests Merrill Barr and James Grime.
Next week on Spoilerin’ Time: more Barry S1 and Game of Thrones is back!

01:15 – Summer Movie Draft update

06:48 – The Office UK (104)

16:32 – Barry (101-104)

22:45 – Shazam!

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Music, Podcast Apps for MacOS – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Google announces loads of cloud partnerships, Apple might bring Podcast and Music app to macOS along with TV app, Bad news for Huawei above and below the sea.

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