#356 – Greetings from Tom Merritt, Illinois

We’re cautiously pessimistic about Winds of Winter, but hey wouldn’t that be cool? Also we discover what famous authors we live in (yes, you read that right, live in) and our initial thoughts on The Last Unicorn. PLUS an astonishing announcement about next month’s pick!

Who’s Responsible for Tech’s Social Disruptions? – DTNS

DTNS Labs LogoWhy is our political discourse so divisive? How much of it is technology’s fault? and Who needs to step up and fix it? Tom talks with Yaël Eisenstat, a policy adviser at the Center for Humane Technology about all these questions.

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Week in Review for the Week of 6/3/19 – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Your week in tech news, including Google Stadia launch details, Apple’s WWDC announcements, and Uber Copter service.

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Destiny’s Child – DTNS 3548

Details of Destiny 2 going to free-to-play have been corroborated by Engadget story. Along with cross-save and release for Google Stadia, and rumors that Destiny 2 is ditching its platform exclusivity with Sony what does this mean for the franchise and possible cross platform gaming as a whole?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Len Peralta and Chris Ashley.

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Maine Governor Signs the Act to Protect the Privacy of Online Consumer Information – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Maine’s governor signed the Act to Protect the Privacy of Online Consumer Information into law, the FCC votes to approve robocall blocking by carriers, and pricing details about AT&T’s Warner streaming service emerge.

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Should I Stadia or should I Go – DTNS 3547

Google released details about its upcoming Stadia service. We examine what was said, pricing and decide if this is a service that has a market.

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

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TOPIC – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Google Stadia details leak ahead of the official announcement, Amazon improves Alexa voice navigation, and Facebook plans to set up an independent foundation for its cryptocurrency.

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Don’t Wack Wacom – DTNS 3546

One of the new features touted in MacOS Catalina is Sidecar. A function where an iPad can be used as a 2nd display for a Mac. Is this a feature that’s in demand and how would someone use it?

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

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YouTube Won’t Ban Controversial Creator – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500YouTube makes a decision to protect a creators controversial speech, Microsoft teams up with Oracle.

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It’s Spoilerin’ Time 269 – Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Deadwood: The Movie, Barry (206-208), The Office (UK) (206)

Polarizing opinions on Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Deadwood is BACK in movie form. How does it work for Dead-heads and newbies? Season 2 finale of Barry and the last normal The Office (UK) episode.

Next week on It’s Spoilerin’ Time: The Office (UK) holiday specials.
When we finish The Office (UK), we’re going to dive into Extras. After that, The Larry Sanders Show.

00:33 – Summer Movie Draft update

03:06 – Triage (Your emails to [email protected]) – Extras and The Larry Sanders Show

04:44 – Triage – Game of Thrones

07:54 – Godzilla: King of the Monsters

16:25 – Deadwood: The Movie

26:29 – Barry (206-208)

31:09 – The Office (UK) (206)

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