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Tesla Model X Has Flaw Allowing It to Be Hacked and Stolen

Tesla Model X Has Flaw Allowing It to Be Hacked and Stolen

Our upcoming world with new electric, self-driving, high tech cars, continues to come with dangers like being hacked and stolen. This new bug in the code was found by a good guy, but it raises just as much concern as we've seen in many other cars over the years. Just...

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Amazon pushes holiday shoppers to pick up packages at stores

Amazon pushes holiday shoppers to pick up packages at stores

Amazon may encourage you to their local store. The whole drive for me to purchase from Amazon, is so that I don't have to go down to the local Walmart. I give up the idea of instant gratification, but it arrives safely. Now, if they want me to go to the store instead,...

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Zillow Surfing Is the Escape We All Need Right Now – DNyuz

Zillow Surfing Is the Escape We All Need Right Now – DNyuz

Another escapist route other than streaming services is to daydream about someplace new to move. Not a bad idea, and Zillow (and the others) are seriously reaping the benefits. Millions of people have spent far more time at home than they expected to this year. It’s...

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The leading states in tech and science – Axios

The leading states in tech and science – Axios

I was shocked to see some of the latest stats on state level technology and science rankings. Massachusetts with MIT is at the top, followed by Colorado, California, Maryland, and Washington. At the bottom... Mississippi, West VA, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Nevada. I've...

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DoorDash files for IPO – Axios

DoorDash files for IPO – Axios

When one considers how crazy the food delivery market has been during this new shift we call 2020 life, DoorDash filing for an IPO is not surprising. They are still in loss mode, but instead of 2019's where it was $533M loss with $587M revenue, it was a $149M loss,...

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Podcast wars heat up – Axios

Podcast wars heat up – Axios

Spotify just purchased Megaphone. iHeartMedia announced picking up the bulk of Voxnest last week. Other companies are making moves into this same world. The industry is turning into an advertising world, and while it's only $1 billion in revenue, more are listening...

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Exam surveillance software sparks global student revolt

I have taken a number of online exams over the years. My most recent exam involved being in an almost empty room, slowly turning the laptop around to show that I had nobody in the room, no posters showing the subject, and so forth. It was comical to think that someone...

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Mozilla – *privacy not included

This list is amazing. Starting from "Not Creepy" and through "a little", "somewhat", "very", and ending at "Super Creepy", the folks at Mozilla provided this gift guide for all of us. Part is the tech's actual usage, and part is how much the tech maker says they track...

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Dish ends Slingbox, will shutter servers in 2022 – Axios

Dish ends Slingbox, will shutter servers in 2022 – Axios

In the ever growing saga of tech that you hope lasts forever, but doesn't... Slingbox is shutting down. It's having a bad year based on Covid, and nobody travelling, but it's also had a bad life as they failed to market it well. Even at CES, I had to ask multiple...

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Walmart lays off shelf-scanning robots for humans

Walmart lays off shelf-scanning robots for humans

Walmart's conducting some downsizing. Layoff's are coming. Those robots are going to be on the unemployment line... WHAT? Yep, apparently the live employees were just as good at it, and didn't generate the negative comments and image that the robots did. I accepted...

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That 4G Network on the Moon Could Ruin Astronomy

An interesting thought in regards to last weeks plans from Nokia to put cell service on the moon. Apparently there are some that believe that radio telescopes may be thrown off by this signal. It's a clear reason to think all of major tech projects through carefully....

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Pre-bunking rises ahead of the 2020 election – Axios

Pre-bunking rises ahead of the 2020 election – Axios

A new term has emerged by those that seek to censor... pre-bunking. The idea is to legitimize banning items like the Hunter Biden story before anyone has had a chance to vet it for the truth, which the FBI has confirmed was an ongoing investigation, aka true. The...

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NASA is launching a 4G phone network on the moon

NASA is launching a 4G phone network on the moon

People might ask about why to build a call network on the moon. It's infrastructure for so much more. Moving the data that includes navigation, health, sensors, robots, and more is going to be a must. And we are headed in that direction, so why not build it? Nokia,...

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2022 GMC Hummer EV: 1,000 hp, 350 miles of range, $112,595

2022 GMC Hummer EV: 1,000 hp, 350 miles of range, $112,595

If you've got a spare $100k hanging around, and want the latest in high tech OFF ROAD warrior items, the Hummer is back with an EV version. Edition 1 is decked out with a lot of features including blazing from 0-60 in 3 seconds, more horsepower than some supercars,...

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New tool predicts risk of Covid hospitalisation, death

QCOVID is an app in use in Britain, that will place a number of stats on hand, and evaluate your risk of serious issues from Covid-19. Frankly, it's placed some accurate numbers to things we already know, such as age, weight, and other conditions like diabetes or...

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Facebook bans Holocaust denial on its platform – Axios

Facebook bans Holocaust denial on its platform – Axios

I think Holocaust deniers are the scum of the earth. I think it's horrible for them to deny the death of 6 million Jews, 5.7 million Russian citizens, and 3 million Russian POWs, 2 million Polish, and so forth. For anyone including Facebook, to censor the deniers is...

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Facebook bans Holocaust denial on its platform – Axios

Facebook bans Holocaust denial on its platform – Axios

I think Holocaust deniers are the scum of the earth. I think it's horrible for them to deny the death of 6 million Jews, 5.7 million Russian citizens, and 3 million Russian POWs, 2 million Polish, and so forth. For anyone including Facebook, to censor the deniers is...

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Netflix ends free 30-day trial offer in the US

Netflix ends free 30-day trial offer in the US

I'm sure that they've done the numbers and realized that it wasn't a good payoff. By now, it's not like there's a lot of a need for free trial of the number one video streaming company out there. People either know the product, or they aren't going to buy into it. The...

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Netflix ends free 30-day trial offer in the US

Netflix ends free 30-day trial offer in the US

I'm sure that they've done the numbers and realized that it wasn't a good payoff. By now, it's not like there's a lot of a need for free trial of the number one video streaming company out there. People either know the product, or they aren't going to buy into it. The...

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What every Browser knows about you

This will be on a segment in the second hour for this weeks show. A listener had some questions about another product, but this webpage tells a lot about the information that you are already giving up every time you go on the internet. This is a demonstration of all...

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Crypto firm’s “no politics” experiment – Axios

Crypto firm’s “no politics” experiment – Axios

Coinbase, a cryptocurrency company, has made a bold statement about not being political at work. Their approach of focus, and not taking political stands that are "unrelated to their core mission" is good business sense. Many companies delve into areas, claiming to be...

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TikTok rolls out in-app elections guide – Axios

TikTok rolls out in-app elections guide – Axios

TikTok, Snapchat, and other's are pushing hard with their own brand of voting promotion. It's interesting to note that they are also all providing various ballot guides in self-serving fashion. I'm good with encouraging voters, but when a company run by the Chinese...

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Exclusive: New push for autonomous vehicles bill – Axios

Exclusive: New push for autonomous vehicles bill – Axios

An interesting bill to allow common laws across all states governing your Tesla, Volvo, or other self-driving car. So many states, counties, cities, forget that when we are travelling, their laws may be cumbersome, or abusive. I like the idea of increased inclusion...

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Behind Facebook’s giant bet on hardware – Axios

Behind Facebook’s giant bet on hardware – Axios

Facebook also had a new hardware announcement this week. Somehow I'm not as thrilled by Facebook's hardware. Another 3D set. More Augmented / Virtual Reality items. Their approach to announcing Wednesday, like it would steal Apple's thunder from Tuesday, was weak, and...

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Exclusive survey: Teens dislike online learning – Axios

Exclusive survey: Teens dislike online learning – Axios

It's an interesting take on the learning situation. The experience for schooling at home (as opposed to home schooling) is going to have to be shifted, experimented, and twisted into what works. Youth aren't going to be happy for a while, unless they are used to the...

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Apple Events – September 2020 – Apple

Apple Events – September 2020 – Apple

Let's be honest. You could watch the entire hour of the event. It's an infomercial with commercials within. Instead, catch our show this weekend, where Keith and I will spend some time deconstructing what we liked and didn't like about the new Apple Watch Series 6,...

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New Apple ad pokes rivals over privacy – Axios

New Apple ad pokes rivals over privacy – Axios

Apple knows about violating privacy. It has had a part in doing so over the years. From tracking us, to sharing data with third parties, they are not blameless. They have improved, and there's something to say for them about that. Still, being the least bad smartphone...

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to read your brain – Axios

Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to read your brain – Axios

While I missed last weeks press event with Musk, I'm concerned that he's really listening to too much Pink Floyd. He demonstrated implants in a pig. Yes, a combination of dystopic brain implants, placed into a pig before he brainwashes... I mean puts brain implants in...

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