DTNS 3039 – The Game On The Plane Is Mainly On The MAME

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.com The latest figures from Nielsen show most US adults still watch content on a TV. Is the trend to viewing on smaller screens overblown? Plus Scott Johnson and Andy Beach discuss building an arcade emulator using a Raspberry Pi.

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Daily Tech Headlines – May 26, 2017

Apple News has an editor, Stanford finds mixed results with fitness bands, and the Raspberry Pi Foundation merges with CoderDojo.

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DTNS 3038 – Disposable Numbers

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comWhy Apple and Samsung dominate US customer satisfaction, Microsoft gets serious about streaming and an Egyptian-speaker analyzes Egypt’s proposed social media law.

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Daily Tech Headlines – May 25, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Microsoft gets serious about streaming, Facebook gets serious about video, Intel gets serious about Thunderbolt 3.

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Your Private Driver: Nickel and Dollared

This is a returning and soon to be weekly column that offers news, insights, analysis, and user tips for rideshare platforms like Uber and Lyft. 

If you’re in an Uber market with upfront pricing, where you see exactly what your ride is going to cost you before you request it, you’re being overcharged.

Over the past year or so, drivers have been reporting that the fare their passengers pay is often higher than the fare that their pay is calculated from. The original reason for the discrepancy, they figured, was that Uber was simply ripping them off. That would be old news; just about any driver that’s been around long enough to remember the “Winter Warm-up” rate cuts would agree that Uber exists solely to rip them off. It’s a statement of fact, right up there with the sky being blue. Continue reading Your Private Driver: Nickel and Dollared

DTNS 3037 – Putting Passwords on Airplane Mode

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comAn app to renew your eyeglass prescription, keep passwords secret during travel, quadcopter you control by waving, and how close is Microsoft getting to Sony in the console wars?

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Daily Tech Headlines – May 24, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Google introduces the Jamboard, Samsung Iris scanning hacked, The Nokia 3310 candy bar phone is back!

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DTNS 3036 – USB Wait and C

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comMicrosoft’s new Surface, Pinterest can give you the recipe for a meal based on a picture, and why Europe could replace Silicon Valley.

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Daily Tech Headlines – May 23, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Patents must be filed locally in the US, Microsoft introduces the new Surface Pro, and Pinterest can now recognize full meals.

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DTNS 3035 – CensorBook

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comEast Texas’ patent dominance may end, AI and quadcopters help stop poaching in parts of Africa, and where the line between Facebook and Publishers begins and ends.

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