FOMO: Fear Of Machinery Output – DTNS 3456

A recent report by the Brookings Institution finds 25% of US workers have high exposure to jobs that will be automated. While the US Bureau of Labor Statistics says the effects of automation will be felt unevenly with women and minorities taking a higher burden. Will higher education supply the necessary skills to compete in the future workplace or does there need to be shift in how we view jobs and labor?

Starring Sarah Lane, Kiki Sanford, Roger Chang and Erin Carson.

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Apple Working On A Subscription Games Service – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Apple is reportedly working on a subscription gaming service, smartphone shipments decline in China for the second straight year, and the Japanese government wants to hack the country’s IoT devices.

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Week in Review for the Week of 1/21/19 – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Facebook launches Community Actions for local News Feed Petitions, Netflix joins the MPAA, and Google gets slapped with a GDPR fine in France.

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DTNS: It’s My Toto’s Africa! – DTNS 3455

Facebook plans on unifying the messaging infrastructure in Instagram, FB Messenger and What’s App. DeepMind’s AlphaStar AI was finally defeated in StarCraft II after defeating 10 other players. MIT’s MediaLab found Amazon’s Rekognition software misidentified the faces of darker complexioned and female faces at a higher rate than those of lighter skinned men.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Len Peralta and Robb Dunewood.

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Facebook to Unify Its Messaging Infrastructure – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Facebook plans to unify the underlying messaging infrastructure of WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger, study finds Amazon’s Rekognition has trouble with gender, and Vodaphone temporarily halts Huawei 5G infrastructure purchases.

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Code Blocking Code – DTNS 3454

Google is pondering changes to Chrome to make it more effective against malicious extensions but at the expense of breaking 3rd party ad-blockers. Who and whom would this affect the most and will this mean Chrome users will see more ads if the changes are implemented?

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

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New Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus Photos Leaked – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Apple cuts some of Project Titan staff, Microsoft blocked/unblocked in China, Verizon Media Group lays off 800.

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Look Ma, No Ports! – DTNS 3453

A trio of new smartphones from LG, Xiaomi, and Meizu introduce new and novel concepts to the market segment. Are they the path forward for smartphone design in world where better cameras and larger screens aren’t enough?

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

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It’s Spoilerin’ Time 252 – The Good Place (312), Counterpart (206), Dirk Gently’s HDA (206)

This year’s penultimate Good Place, plus an origin story on Counterpart.

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Hulu Lowers and Raises Prices – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Hulu lowers the price of its cheapest plan whiel raising the price of its most expensive one, IBM has a good quarter and Meizu has a phone with no ports or holes.

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