DTNS 2485 – Essence of life: 🚽 & 🐔

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comVeronica Belmont joins the show to talk about the rising use of emojis. Does it signal the final demise of our civilization or is it the birth of a new universal language that will unite humanity in peace and prosperity? Or somewhere in between.

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Today’s guests: Veronica Belmont

Headlines: 

The BBC reports on Facebook’s announcement that it will open its Internet.org program to all developers who meet certain criteria. Internet.org allows mobile users to access certain services without incurring data charges. Net neutrality advocates in INdia have accused the service of picking winners and losers. In response Internet.org will allow developers to join if the service is not data-intensive, can run on feature phones as well as smartphones, and encourages exploartion of the broader Internet.

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DTNS 2484 – Tesla Drives It Home

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comDarren Kitchen joins the show to talk about Tesla’s new Powerwall battery. Is it more than a giant UPS for your house? Plus Len Peralta is back to illustrate the episode!

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Today’s guests: Darren Kitchen & Len Peralta

Headlines: 

Last night Tesla announced batteries for home and business. The Tesla PowerWall is a 400 volt lithium-iON battery pack available to installers for $3500 at 10 kWh and $3,000 at 7 kWh. It takes 60-90 minutes on average to install the 6-inch thick 220 pound battery which can go on walls inside or out. The Powerwall comes with a 10 year warranty and you can pre-order now for delivery later this summer. SolarCity told Fortune it would sell the 10 kWH pack for $5,000 including installation and AC converter. Tesla also announced the Tesla Powerpack, a 100 kWh battery for larger utilities and enterprises available for $250 per kWh.

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DTNS 2483 – Satyamania!

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comJustin Young joins us with a timeline of the rise and fall of the Secret app and what it tells us about the inside the bubble mentality.

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Today’s guests: Justin Robert Young

Headlines: 

Ars Technica reports Microsoft announced the release of two open source libraries called Windows Remote Arduino and Windows Virtual Shield for Arduino. The libraries let Arduinos connect to Windows 10 devices. The idea is to connect an Arduino controlled camera to the cloud or take advantage of the sensors in a Lumia phone. Microsoft also released a preview of Windows 10 IoT Core for the Raspberry Pi 2.

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DTNS 2482 – ioSoft Windroid 1.0

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comRon Richards is on the show today reacting to the Microsoft BUILD announcements, specifically Android apps running on Windows 10 phones.

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Today’s guests: Ron Richards

Headlines: 

BREAKING: Secret, the app that Silicon Valley insiders used to tell nasty things about each other to each other is shutting down. It’s survived by YikYak.

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DTNS Supercast

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comDarren Kitchen, Patrick Beja, Justin Young, Veronica Belmont and Scott Johnson assemble to chat about their favorite tech topics and celebrate the latest milestone about to be made possible by the DTNS Patrons.

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DTNS 2481 – It’s a Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod World

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comPatrick Beja is on today and we’ll talk about Valve’s decision to close the mod workshop for Skyrim. Did the community overreact or was Valve insensitive?

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Today’s guests: Patrick Beja

Headlines: 

The Verge has reports on LG’s official announcement of the G4 phone. It’s most distinguishing feature is the option for a new leather phone back that comes in a variety of colors. LG says it takes 3 months to make each leather back and uses materials and processes similar to those used for making luxury handbags Phone will launch on all major US carriers the end of May or early June. No pricing yet.

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DTNS 2480 – Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Button

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comRichard Stroffolino joins the show to talk about Google’s new patent marketplace. Should you sell all your patents to Google? do you want Google to own all the patents?

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Today’s guests: Rich Stroffolino 

Headlines: 

Google announced a Patent Purchase Promotion today in an effort to supposedly remove friction from the patent market and apparently try to keep patents out of the hands of trolls. Anyone who has a US patent can list their patent for sale between May 8th and May 22. After the close of the market Google will let sellers know if they’re interested by June 26th, finish up the details by July 22 and pay out by late August. Patent sellers set the sale price and get a license back tot heir patent.

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DTNS 2479 – Shut the Front Door

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comDarren Kitchen and David Spark join the show to talk about what’s on people’s mind after the RSA Security Conference. Which things should you legitimately be afraid of?

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Today’s guests: Darren Kitchen and David Spark

Smart Dressed Gal

Headlines: 

Italian eyewear company Luxottica is working on a second version of Google Glass, according to The Wall Street Journal via Venturebeat. CEO Massimo VIan told his shareholders: “In Google, there are some second thoughts on how to interpret version 3 [of the eyewear]. What you saw was version 1. We’re now working on version 2, which is in preparation.” Luxottica owns 80% of the world’s major eyewear brands, including Ray-Ban and Oakley.

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DTNS 2478 – Don’t GeoFence Me In

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comLamarr Wilson and Justin Young are on the show to talk about Facebook’s skyrocketing video usage. Are you turning to Facebook instead of YouTube?

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Today’s guests:  Lamarr Wilson & Justin Robert Young

Headlines: 

TechCrunch reports that Xiaomi introduced its new Mi 4i smartphone at an event in New Delhi today. It has a 1080p display, Snapdragon 615 64-bit processor, two 4G SIM slots, 13-mpxl rear camera and a 3120 mAh battery. It runs Android Lollipop with the MiUI and will be available for 12,999 INR ($205) starting April 30 in India via flash sales.

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DTNS 2477 – Don’t Fear the Robots

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comJason Hiner and Lyndsey Gilpin are on the show and we’ll talk about Tesla batteries, Google new Phone Service and how you’ll need to get creative if you don’t want a robot to take your job.

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Today’s guests:  Jason Hiner and Lyndsey Gilpin from TechRepublic

Headlines: 

Google announced it’s wireless telephone service today for invitees with a Nexus 6, called Project Fi. TechCrunch reports the network promises to seamlessly switch customers between T-Mobile, Sprint and WiFi baed on whichever network is faster. The rate plan is similar to Ting. Subscribers pay $20 for unlimited talk and text and then $10 per gig of data. Customers pay only for what they use. You can request an invite at fi.google.com.

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