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.
French company Blade hopes to up end the Gaming PC market with their cloud based remote gaming PC service. Does it live up to the hype? Plus ARM unveils its new processor designs for object detection and machine learning and Harvard and MIT are offering classes in AI ethics.
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Patrick Beja.
With Apple revamping the iOS development cycle to focus more on quality control and reliability issues we examine the differences between Apple’s and Google’s approach to OS development. Plus the number of younger Facebook appears to be dropping and Uber is making six-hour breaks mandatory for drivers who’ve driven 12 hours straight.
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Veronica Belmont.
Uber and Waymo have finally settled. So what can this real live corporate drama teach start-ups and their partner companies about navigating around the dangers of intellectual property? Plus Facebook is testing a downvote option on comments and how the Praying Mantis may be key to giving robots low-cost stereoscopic vision.
Starring Sarah Lane, Tom Merritt, Roger Chang, Len Peralta and Shannon Morse.
The source code for iBoot a core component of iOS 9 was posted on GitHub. Apple issues a DMCA take-down notice. What are the implications for iPhone security? Police in China are testing sunglasses with built-in facial recognition technology in train stations. Amazon has added Whole Foods to its Prime Now delivery service to residents in Austin, Dallas, Virginia Beach, and Cincinnati.
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Justin Robert Young.
High-resolution audio raised its profile at CES 2018, but what exactly is it and is it helping to spur new interest in the audiophile lifestyle? Plus Google is planning a streaming gaming service called Project Yeti and Deepfake videos get the ban hammer from PornHub and Twitter.
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Patrick Norton.
In light of Apple’s decision to pull the Telegram app we talk with Brett Rounsaville about his experience developing for the App Store. Plus we examine all the Home Pod reviews and a French court has ruled that drivers are not allowed to touch their smartphones unless parked in designated spot with the engine off.
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Brett Rounsaville.
A group of former Google and Facebook employees have banded together to fight what they see are the ill effects of technology on the human condition. Will this put them at odds with their former employers and industry they helped build? Plus Apple, Cisco and Allianz are teaming up to offer cyber insurance to business that use equipment from both companies and Google will 3rd party developers access the Visual Core processor in the Pixel 2 smartphone.
Google and 3M have joined the Universal Stylus Initiative. Will this herald a new age of stylus interchangeability between hardware vendors? Plus eBay will end use of PayPal as a back-end payment system in 2020 and YouTube TV is now available on select Roku devices.
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, and Justin Robert Young.
As boomers and millennials feel the pinch of rising healthcare, insurance and living costs is the future of retail sales and consumer consumption lay in subscription and rental services? Plus Nintendo’s Switch boosts the company’s bottom line by over a 177% and Google wants to tell you when your flight isn’t on time.
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Scott Johnson.
Spectre and Meltdown have put a dampener on processor performance. But what does it mean for folks looking to upgrade their hardware; should you upgrade today or wait a few months? Amazon and Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan team up to provide affordable healthcare for their employees. And are high GPU prices due to crypto-currency mining?
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Ryan Shrout.