Google Buys Smartwatch R&D from Fossil – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Google buys Fossil smartwatch IP, the smartphone slowdown hits Foxconn, and Microsoft states that Cortana won’t compete with other voice assistants.

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My Little Pwn-y – DTNS 3450

Tim Cook urges the US government to pass comprehensive privacy regulation in an Op-Ed piece in Time magazine. We examine his argument and debate its merits.

Starring Tom Merritt, Roger Chang and Justin Robert Young.

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1.16 Billion Email-Password Combos in Collection #1 Dataset – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Collection #1 dataset includes over a billion email-password combinations, Tim Cook calls on FTC for data broker regulation, and Houseparty will integrate games to generate revenue.

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Voice Assistant Wars – DTNS 3449

We’ve come to assume that one voice assistant technology will eventually dominate the consumer landscape. But what if that doesn’t occur and what would the repercussions or benefits of market where no one company has a unassailable lead over its competitors?

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

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Robots Laid off from Japan Hotel – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Luggage and check-in robots get the boot in Japan, Motorola may bring back the Razr for $1,500 and Apple has new battery cases for iPhones.

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Apps are the New Channels – DTNS 3448

As broadcast networks enter an already crowded streaming video market what will the future of television look like and how will it benefit consumers?

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

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Apple Had Record Battery Replacements in 2018 – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Netfix raises US prices, a German court throws out Qualcomm patent lawsuit against Apple, ByteDance launches Duoshan.

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Print Me a Spine – DTNS 3447

Soundguys.com says USB-C audio is dead based on the dearth of any USB-C audio products at CES 2019. Why hasn’t USB-C taken off and what can manufacturers do?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, and Roger Chang.

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Apple Announces HomePod Launch in China – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Facebook tests new Stories feature for events, Ryuk ransomware generates big money, Apple finally manufacturing AirPower wireless charger?

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