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 3226 – Roundtable: Big Data is Watching You

It’s our end of February roundtable episode. We examine how big data currently influences our lives and what control if any we have over it. Debate if the explosion of media choices and platforms has had a negative impact on content discovery and consumption. And how did Snap’s CEO Evan Spiegel get his big fat payout?

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Andrew Hawn, Jeff Canatta and Roger Chang

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DTNS 3225 – Nuthin’ but a 5G Thang

Intel has announced 5G connected PCs next year promising an always connected machine. But is this necessarily a good thing? Plus the FCC has published its new rules on Net Neutrality and Airbnb Plus has launched offering plusher accommodations to better compete with hotels.

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

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DTNS 3224 – Know A Good Ethicist?

The US Copyright Office takes comments on a 2015 exemption that lets gamers legally bypass copy protection on games if it requires the Internet to work. Qualcomm shows off a reference VR headset based on the company’s new Snapdragon 845 chip. And Uber launches a cheaper ride-sharing service called Uber Pool.

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

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DTNS 3223 – Swyped Away

Is the tide of Fake News too great to overcome and where will its effects lead society? Plus Qualcomm raised its bid to buy NXP Semiconductors and a warning that Twitter bots with ties to the Russian government are using the Parkland shooting to sow discord on American social media.

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

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DTNS 3222 – The Anecdotal Antidote

With all the recent news about flaws in iOS is Apple unfairly getting a bad rap? And if so how do you convince people that the situation isn’t as bad as it seems? Plus Google removed the “view image” button from its image search after reaching a deal with Getty Images and Australian authorities deactivate a cyborg’s embedded transit pass chip and fine him.

Starring Tom Merritt, Len Peralta, Roger Chang and Allison Sheridan.

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DTNS 3221 – Apple Has Character Flaws

Twitter being streaming live local news broadcasts alongside its timeline. Will it work and will news coverage change to adapt to it? Plus reports of iOS 11’s interface crashing and researchers at MIT have developed a low powered high speed neural network chip.

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

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DTNS 3220 – Security vs Convenience

IBM produced a study showing consumers value security over convenience. Is this a trend, and if so will this lead to greater demands on companies to secure their online services? Plus Qualcomm has released its X24 LTE Modem and Snapchat rolls out analytics tools for its biggest creators.

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

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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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DTNS 3219 – Blade Cuts Through PC Game Streaming

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.

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DTNS 3218 – Facebook: All the Kids Aren’t Doing It

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.

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DTNS 3217 – Self-Settling Lawsuit

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.

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