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.
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.
Apple plans on releasing three new Macs with custom co-processors later this year. Military users of the fitness tracker Strava may of inadvertently exposed sensitive location data. And is the US considering a building a government 5G network to combat spying?
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Veronica Belmont.
It’s our end of month Jan 2018 roundtable episode. We examine the data security implications of smart speakers, discuss the future of state enforced net neutrality, ponder the how connected technology has changed traveling, and share the tech topics we’re tired of talking about.
Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Chris Ashley, Shannon Morse, Len Peralta and Roger Chang
AT&T takes out full page ads in the Washington Post and NY Times urging Congress to pass a Net Neutrality law. Critics content the effort is hypocritical and in fact would enshrine anti-net neutrality behavior into law. YouTube is pushing for a nicer, kinder YouTube, but is that what YouTube really wants?
Starring Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson and Roger Chang