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.

DTNS 3255 – An Oath to Sell Moviefone

AI researchers signed a protest at a partnership between Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and arms maker Hanwha systems while Google employees signed an open letter to company CEO Sundar Pichai to stop cooperation with the DoD on work to integrate AI into combat operations. Plus Apple has told TechCrunch that an updated Mac Pro will ship in 2019 instead of the previously rumored 2018.

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

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DTNS 3254 – YouTube Shooting Aftermath

A horrific shooting at the YouTube offices in San Bruno have left the YT community on edge. What should be the response be and what new policies might the company enact? Plus the head of Google AI steps down and Facebook will begin informing users that their data might have been improperly used by Cambridge Analytica.

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

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DTNS 3253 – Out of Touch with Reality

HTC released their new Vive Pro. How does it stack up to the competition and what does it say about the future of consumer VR? Plus Intel unleashes a torrent of new processors and Zipline wants to bring their drone delivery service to America.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Lamarr Wilson.

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DTNS 3251 – Yay, Space!

It’s our end of month DTNS round table. This month we examine where space exploration and the tech industry intersect, why privatization of space is good or bad, and how the internet is empowering citizen astronomers.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Rob DeMilo, Ariel Waldman and Bobak Ferdowsi.

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DTNS 3250 – Cloudy with a Chance of Nuts & Bolts

Windows chief Terry Myerson leaves Microsoft after 21 years, President Trump accuses Amazon of not paying taxes, and Apple allows users to download copies of user data the company keeps in anticipation of GDPR.

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

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DTNS 3249 – Cloudy with a chance of SaaS

A note by Morgan Stanley suggests Microsoft might be on its way to becoming the 1st trillion dollar company. Has the company’s refocus towards Software-as-a-Service the key reason for that and how long can the company rely on it to maintain its current trajectory? Plus FB attempts to simplify user accessibility to privacy settings and Saudi Arabia and Softbank are planning the world’s largest solar farm.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Chris Ashley.

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DTNS 3248 – A Walled Garden for Every School

Apple has announced a new iPad with “pencil” support, but compared with recent offerings from Google is it too little too late? Plus the governor of Arizona puts a halt on autonomous car tests in the state and Foxxconn is buying Belkin for $866 million dollars.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Allison Sheridan.

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DTNS 3247 – Daily Token News Show

With the popularity of IOC (Initial Coin Offerings) and other cryptocurrency as an investment strategy how do existing taxation laws apply and how should they change in the future? Plus Ford and Alibaba are partnering on a car vending machine in China, and Uber is selling its SE Asia ride-hailing business to competitor Grab.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Laura Shin.

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DTNS 3245 – Too Big to Be Startups

Revelations of Facebook’s role in Cambridge Analytica’s data mining and analysis has raised new questions about the need to regulate large tech companies but also the need for more ethical decision making in management. Plus the Trump administration levies new tariffs on China’s tech exports what will this mean for consumers and Best Buy will stop selling Huawei phones.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, and Annie Gaus.

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DTNS 3244 – Bio-inspired Robots

Researchers at Columbia University are working to develop a polymer fingers and robot muscles in a drive to build a practical soft robot. But just what is a soft robot and how will it alter the way to interact with automation in the workplace and home. Plus WhatsApp co-founder says you should delete Facebook and a study published in JAMA indicates the Apple watch can detect abnormal heart rhythms with 97% accuracy.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Dr. Kiki Sanford.

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