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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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Kottke Ride Home

The official podcast of Kottke.org. In just 15 minutes, the coolest stuff that happened i…

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Recent Episodes

Tue. 05/11 - The Real Voice Behind Alexa

May 11, 2021

A new book digs into the origins of Amazon’s Alexa and allegedly reveals the woman who provided the…

Tue. 05/11 – It’s New Chip Tuesday!

May 11, 2021

It’s new chip day. Intel unveils it’s 11th-gen Core Tiger Lake-H 10nm chips, while Nvidia unveils t…

Mon. 05/10 - Got Wood? America's Mounting Lumber Problem

May 10, 2021

America is off candy. All we want is chicken wings and lumber. At least according to the market. A …

Mon. 05/10 – No PlayStation For Me Until 2023?

May 10, 2021

Sony warns that it might be literal years before I can finally win one of those PlayStation 5 sales…

(TWTR SPC) Tip Jar, Basecamp And Doge

May 8, 2021

We talk about the Tip Jar and all the other big changes Twitter has been making. We get into the Ba…

Fri. 05/07 - No Shrooms on Mars, Just Misinformation

May 7, 2021

No, there is not evidence of mushrooms on Mars, and the story of how that misinformation spread yes…

Fri. 05/07 – Twitter Introduces Tip Jar

May 7, 2021

Twitter introduces a tip jar, literally called Tip Jar. Why crypto trading juicing Square’s earning…

Thu. 05/06 - Is This Podcast Cheugy?

May 6, 2021

Are you cheugy? Am I cheugy? What the heck is cheugy? The more we post photos of ourselves online, …

Thu. 05/06 – Rage, Rage Against The Dying Of Moore’s Law

May 6, 2021

IBM says it has created the world’s first 2nm chip. Google really wants everyone to use two factor …

Wed. 05/05 - Professional Mermaids Are Taking Over

May 5, 2021

Company tries running Facebook ads that transparently point out how Facebook ads work. Facebook blo…

Wed. 05/05 – Facebook Oversight Board Upholds Trump Ban

May 5, 2021

Facebook’s Oversight Board upholds the Trump account suspension. Signal trolls Facebook using its o…

Tue. 05/04 - The Closest to a Real Lightsaber We'll Probably Get

May 4, 2021

The physics of jumping to hyperspace, Disney teases their retractable lightsaber, and more Star War…

Tue. 05/04 – How Many People Still Pay For AOL?

May 4, 2021

Twitter opens up Space more broadly, and buys the startup Scroll. So, what is the larger endgame he…

Mon. 05/03 - Can We Expand Human Life Spans?

May 3, 2021

Average human life expectancy doubled in the last century. Has it reached its cap or can we double …