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?

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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?

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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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You Say LED, I Say LED – DTNS 3506

Australia green lights deliveries by drone, Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple will release a 31.6-inch 6K external display in the 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2019, and Facebook maps the population density of Africa.

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

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China May Ban Crypto Mining – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Facebook says AI will help it map the world, Apple may offer miniLED displays soon, Qualcomm announces new chips.

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Cordkillers 262 – Brian’s Official British Response (w/ Merrill Barr)

Hollywood’s agent problem explained, a new The Walking Dead series coming next year, and TiVo can skip commercials without pressing a button. With special guest Merrill Barr.
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TikTok, Ya Don’t Stop – DTNS 3505

Vlad Savov from the Verge joins us to share his review of Huawei’s P30 Pro and why its a shame its not available in the US.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Vlad Savov.

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