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Recent Episodes

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.

November 20, 2022

(Bonus) Vibe Shift (?) Twitter (Also ?) With @anildash

The great Anil Dash joined us to talk about... well, what do you think we talked about? But also, a broader discussion about the crazy year that the tech industry has had.

November 18, 2022

Fri. 11/18 - Giant Turkey Legs, The Quintessential American Snack

What’s the deal with those giant turkey legs they serve at renaissance fairs and Disney World? Plus, Coors Light has just launched a color-changing nail polish that lets you know when your beer is cold enough to drink. And Cambridge Dictionary’s perplexing choice of a word of the year that most Brits have never heard of.

November 18, 2022

Fri. 11/18 – Twitter: Not Dead At The Time Of This Posting

I’m here with you all as we wait for the end of Twitter together. Unless it doesn’t die. In which case, I dunno. Masa Son is actually personally in hock to the Vision Fund now that all its investments have gone pear shaped. A weird end of an era for Facebook. It’s not about status updates anymore. And, of course, the Weekend Longreads Suggestions.

November 17, 2022

Thu. 11/17 - Lab-Grown Meat Gets FDA Approval

The FDA has given approval for the first time to a lab-grown meat. Plus, another company is genetically modifying plants to work as superpowered air purifiers. And 500 new words like bae and subtweet have been added to the official Scrabble dictionary.

November 17, 2022

Thu. 11/17 – A Deepfake Detector

The guy who handled the Enron bankruptcy says FTX is the worst he’s ever seen. Xbox gets full Discord integration. Apple’s plans for Major League Soccer are revealed. Evernote finds a forever home. A new Deepfake detector from Intel and supercomputing in the cloud from Microsoft and Nvidia.

November 16, 2022

Wed. 11/16 - Fruitcake Flavored: The Pumpkin Spice of Christmastime?

Can wearing a mask yourself make it harder to recognize the faces of people, even when they’re not wearing a mask? Plus, why Kraft Heinz has upped the goof factor with so many off-the-wall stunts in recent years. And is fruitcake the new go-to holiday season flavor?

November 16, 2022

Wed. 11/16 – The Tesla Of Home Appliances

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon chip. DuckDuckGo’s App Tracking blocker but for Android, the latest headlines from the two stories you know we have to hit, and what if I told you there’s a new startup that wants to do for home appliances, what Tesla did for automobiles?

November 15, 2022

Tue. 11/15 - Chimps––They're Just Like Us!

In what feels like the start of a riddle, egg prices are surging, but chicken prices are going down. Plus, it turns out chimps like to share cool stuff as much as some daily podcasters. And Artemis I is supposed to launch late tonight, but if this mysterious “space prophet” continues to be right, the launch might not happen until 2023.