All posts by Roger Chang

Roger started out covering technology as an intern at ZDTV back in the summer of 1998. He subsequently clawed his way up the ladder landing a plum role as Senior Producer and On-Air talent on The Screen Savers and Call For Help. He later moved on to a short stint at CNET and Ziff-Davis. He later spent 6 years at Discovery Digital Networks as the series producer for the shows Tekzilla, HD Nation, Systm, We Come From the Future, and Downloaded.

Face it, Recognition Isn’t Ready – DTNS 3579

On July 16th Oakland formally banned the use of facial recognition technology becoming the 3rd US city to do so. Is this the start of a pushback against the technology and what are the concerns people have over the use of the technology in public?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, and Shannon Morse.

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RoboUmp – DTNS 3578

Microsoft will invest $1 billion into OpenAI, a report alleges Huawei helped build North Korea’s cellphone network, ByteDance will open data-centers in India to assuage privacy concerns, NY Times reporter works as a DoorDash delivery revealing the company still keeps tips from drivers.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang.

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All Ryzen. DTNS Court’s Now in Session – DTNS 3577

Patrick Norton tells us why its the time to upgrade if you’re interested in bringing up your PC up to spec for gaming or editing videos.

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

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Continue reading All Ryzen. DTNS Court’s Now in Session – DTNS 3577

Will Smart Diapers Pass The Sniff Test? – DTNS 3576

Netflix’s latest financial reports shows the company’s first lost net subscriber loss. What’s behind the poor showing and diminishing audience?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang.

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Continue reading Will Smart Diapers Pass The Sniff Test? – DTNS 3576

How Does the Rat Feel – DTNS 3575

Elon Musk wants to improve the interface between humans and computers with Neuralink. What exactly is he looking to do and how will people benefit?

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

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Continue reading How Does the Rat Feel – DTNS 3575

The Drones Beneath My Wing – DTNS 3574


With Libra in the crosshairs of American politicians we examine what was and what wasn’t said at Libra’s Senate hearings.

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

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Continue reading The Drones Beneath My Wing – DTNS 3574

It’s a Prime Day for Protests – DTNS 3573

Huawei news roundup as U.S. firms may get nod to restart Huawei sales in two-four weeks, Huawei will reportedly lay off hundreds of US workers, and Huawei will invest $3.1 billion in Italy.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang.

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Big thanks to Mustafa A. from thepolarcat.com for the logo!

Thanks to Anthony Lemos of Ritual Misery for the expanded show notes!

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Continue reading It’s a Prime Day for Protests – DTNS 3573

A Prime Day To Strike – DTNS 3572

Can fertility apps and tracks really work or are they just a gimmick to pad out feature lists? Plus Amazon workers planning a strike and academics discover away to leak data using the LED lights on a keyboard.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Nicole Lee, and Len Peralta.

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Continue reading A Prime Day To Strike – DTNS 3572

Amazon Primes Employees for New Jobs – DTNS 3571

Amazon plans on retraining 100,000 US employees by 2025, France approves a 3% tax on digital companies making 750 million euros of revenue, and Toronto’s Sidewalk Labs project press release gets Twitter Bot’ed.

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

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Continue reading Amazon Primes Employees for New Jobs – DTNS 3571

Nintendo Switch-Lite – DTNS 3570

Nintendo confirms a sub-$200 portable version of the Switch game console called the “Switch-Lite”. What do you give up in this smaller cheaper form factor and is it designed to appeal to existing owners or new ones as well?

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

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Big thanks to Dan Lueders for the headlines music and Martin Bell for the opening theme!

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Thanks to Anthony Lemos of Ritual Misery for the expanded show notes!

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Continue reading Nintendo Switch-Lite – DTNS 3570