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Techmeme Ride Home

The day's tech news, every day at 5pm. From Techmeme.com, Silicon Valley's most-read news…

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Cool Stuff Ride Home

In just 15 minutes, the coolest stuff that happened in the world today. Science, progress…

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A live-audio creator collective. All the best Clubhouse Rooms and Twitter Spaces from the…

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Recent Episodes

December 01, 2022

Thu. 12/01 - Your Toilet Could Save Your Life

Was Mars once hit with an asteroid on the scale of Earth’s own dino-killer? Plus, what if there was a device that listened to your farts and let you know when you should go see a doctor? And the USDA program that’s recognizing indigenous food ways.

December 01, 2022

Thu. 12/01 – Elon And Apple Bury The Hatchet?

A summary of last night’s Sam Bankman Fried show. Elon visits Tim Cook and maybe they buried the hatchet? Now OpenAI has released a chat bot. Neuralink says it’s going to start implanting into humans very soon. And Arizona is gonna get the good stuff when it comes to chips.

November 30, 2022

Wed. 11/21 - Designing Spotify Wrapped

A dive into the design behind Spotify Wrapped, and some of the new features this years––including the Myers-Briggsification of your personal listening data. Plus, the baguette was just granted UNESCO world heritage status!

November 30, 2022

Wed. 11/30 – Am I On Your Spotify Wrapped This Year?

The Covid lockdown at that Foxconn factory has lifted. The surprising strength of the smartwatch sector. The surprising failure of the Kindle Scribe. Gorilla Glass Victus 2. And Sony has an actual new idea for the Metaverse.

November 29, 2022

Tue. 11/29 - Summer Drought Is Haunting Christmas

Drought and inflation are making it a tough year for Christmas trees. Plus, Japan has had to abandon what would’ve been their first-ever lunar landing, but a private Japanese company launching a lander tomorrow might still fulfill that milestone for the nation. And a round-up of the weirdest movies coming out next year, including the true story of Cocaine Bear.

November 29, 2022

Tue. 11/29 – Is Elon Going To War With Apple?

Elon says he’s willing to go to war with Apple. Why now? Is Apple really threatening Twitter’s status in the App Store, as he claims? Where, exactly, is the money for Binance’s crypto recovery fund coming from? Amazon wants kids to get in on the generative AI game. And with all the explosion of AI tools, why aren’t we seeing more adoption of AI for the very tangible and very important use case of medical imaging?

November 28, 2022

Mon. 11/28 - The World's Largest Active Volcano Is Erupting

The world’s largest active volcano has begun erupting for the first time in four decades. Plus, “monkeypox” has officially been renamed “mpox.” And insurance company State Farm has just released a jazz album.

November 28, 2022

Mon. 11/28 – The China Protests

All of the protests erupting in China have, not only a definite tech angle, but might have been triggered by those lockdowns at that Foxconn factory. BlockFi officially files for bankruptcy. Binance attempts to prove its reserves. How to message yourself on WhatsApp. And how Minecraft might have led to a major new breakthrough in AI.

November 24, 2022

(Bonus) Internet From Space! With The Internet Society

Check out the extensive paper on LEO satellites and Internet from space at InternetSociety.org/techmeme

November 23, 2022

Wed. 11/23 – Foxconn Riots?

Actual rioting happening at the major Foxconn factory that produces iPhones. Microsoft fully embraces Linux. Advertisers continue to flee from Twitter. What if your wifi router and mesh network was actually a fashionable home décor choice? And surprise! The weekend longreads suggestions.

November 22, 2022

Tue. 11/22 - Should 16-Year-Olds Be Allowed To Vote?

New Zealand is set to vote on lowering the voting age to 16. Scientists have added four new prefixes to the metric system. And a peek inside the wide world of Monster Energy drink collection and trading communities.

November 22, 2022

Tue. 11/22 – The Alexa Deathwatch Is Real

The contagion in crypto continues to teeter on a knife’s edge. Why were Sam Bankman Fried’s parents allegedly buying property in the Bahamas? Elon says Twitter is hiring again. Turns out the Alexa deathwatch is very real. And is Apple really the privacy company, or just like everybody else when it comes to ads?

November 21, 2022

Mon. 11/21 - A Ray of Hope For the "Tripledemic?"

Could the “tripledemic” be tamped down slightly by the viruses interfering with and preventing each other from spiking in the same place at the same time? Plus, public libraries in the US and Canada have been launching their own streaming platforms featuring local musicians.

November 21, 2022

Mon. 11/21 – More Crypto Trouble?

Ruh roh. Storm clouds gathering in crypto land again. This time it’s DCG and Genesis. The shocking CEO revolving door over at Disney. The surprising return of SwiftKey. What you missed this weekend in Twitter. And you’ve heard of Stable Diffusion; let me introduce you to Unstable Diffusion. Stable Diffusion but for porn.