Daily Tech News Show podcast

Daily Tech News Show

Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane and the team help you stay up to date with independent, authoritative and trustworthy tech news.

Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane and the team help you stay up to date with independent, authoritative and trustworthy tech news.

 

#1682

It's Not Easy Being a Green AI - DTNS 4791

How can the environmental impact from AI's increased power demand be mitigated? Plus the 1839 Color Photography Awards created a special category for AI-generated photos. And Microsoft's Recall feature saga has hit a lull as the company hits pause on the rollout. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Molly Wood, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Amos [Link] (https://wp.me/pboN3q-9qZ) to show notes. ... Read more

14 Jun 2024

34 MINS

34:07

14 Jun 2024


#1681

Apple Plays It's Own Game - DTNS 4790

The announced partnership between Apple and OpenAI at WWDC will see neither party paying the other for the privilege. What’s going on here and could monetary compensation eventually be part of the deal? Plus how does a desert beetle have to do with extracting water from the air around us? Starring Sarah Lane, Robb Dunewood, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the [Show Notes] (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQnXPRiZztILyNFBIipgZmCN6nIVL3Yv2pl0BBX0QRGs4krIjwAQNLrBYMqCdMc9srLk84k4MEYpINN/pubhtml?gid=819921813&single=true) . ... Read more

13 Jun 2024

27 MINS

27:57

13 Jun 2024


#1680

First Take on the iPad Pro M4 - DTNS 4789

X announced it’s making who likes which posts private so users can “like posts without getting attacked for doing so”. Plus Adobe is beta testing Wacom’s Yuify service, which allows artists to record ownership of their work on a blockchain. And Scott gives us a hands-on impression of Apple’s iPad Pro M4. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the [Show Notes] (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQnXPRiZztILyNFBIipgZmCN6nIVL3Yv2pl0BBX0QRGs4krIjwAQNLrBYMqCdMc9srLk84k4MEYpINN/pubhtml?gid=433323649&single=true) . ... Read more

12 Jun 2024

31 MINS

31:21

12 Jun 2024


#1679

Breaking Down Apple Intelligence - DTNS 4788

We pour over the details on how Apple’s AI works. And we look into a tiny 3D printer that uses a single, millimeter-scale photonic chip to print out objects. Plus we detail why Apple is rebranding Apple accounts from “Apple ID” to “Apple Account”. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the [Show Notes] (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQnXPRiZztILyNFBIipgZmCN6nIVL3Yv2pl0BBX0QRGs4krIjwAQNLrBYMqCdMc9srLk84k4MEYpINN/pubhtml?gid=1214937580&single=true) . ... Read more

11 Jun 2024

29 MINS

29:45

11 Jun 2024


#1678

All About WWDC 2024 - DTNS 4787

We breakdown all the big announcements from this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference. Plus we explain how Google’s Project Green Light and your smartphone can make regular traffic lights a whole lot smarter. Starring Tom Merritt, Nica Montford, Terrance Gaines, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the [Show Notes] (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQnXPRiZztILyNFBIipgZmCN6nIVL3Yv2pl0BBX0QRGs4krIjwAQNLrBYMqCdMc9srLk84k4MEYpINN/pubhtml?gid=1209993067&single=true) . ... Read more

10 Jun 2024

32 MINS

32:12

10 Jun 2024


#1677

Put a Preemptive Lawsuit on It - DTNS 4786

Why is Samsung suing smart ring maker Oura right before the launch of the Galaxy Ring? Plus why has social media platform for creatives, Cara, exploded in popularity this past week? And how an Australian invention is letting blind people see. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Ron Richards, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the [Show Notes] (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQnXPRiZztILyNFBIipgZmCN6nIVL3Yv2pl0BBX0QRGs4krIjwAQNLrBYMqCdMc9srLk84k4MEYpINN/pubhtml?gid=1713344352&single=true) . ... Read more

07 Jun 2024

33 MINS

33:18

07 Jun 2024


#1676

A.I. Antitrust Investigations - DTNS 4785

The US Department of Justice and US Federal Trade Commission divvy up their antitrust investigations into Nvidia, Microsoft and OpenAI. Plus Microsoft’s Windows Recall, a feature in its Windows 11 Copilot+ PC offering, is not being received well. And The Verge reports that Best Buy is shutting down its Samsung repair program. Is this because of recent revelations of Samsung’s policy of using non-authorized parts to repair its devices? Starring Sarah Lane, Robb Dunewood, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the [Show Notes] (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQnXPRiZztILyNFBIipgZmCN6nIVL3Yv2pl0BBX0QRGs4krIjwAQNLrBYMqCdMc9srLk84k4MEYpINN/pubhtml?gid=1005405873&single=true) . ... Read more

06 Jun 2024

30 MINS

30:14

06 Jun 2024


#1675

AI Reshaping the Game - DTNS 4784

At COMPUTEX hardware vendors are showing how AI’s impact in gaming will go beyond just NPCs and game developer tools. Plus the popular ‘Bartender’ Mac app has been acquired by a new unknown developer. And Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that Apple officially signed a deal with OpenAI to bring ChatGPT to iOS 18. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the [Show Notes] (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQnXPRiZztILyNFBIipgZmCN6nIVL3Yv2pl0BBX0QRGs4krIjwAQNLrBYMqCdMc9srLk84k4MEYpINN/pubhtml?gid=762618736&single=true) . ... Read more

05 Jun 2024

30 MINS

30:20

05 Jun 2024


#1674

Lunar Lake Highlights – DTNS 4783

The Verge’s Sean Hollister tells us about Intel’s unveiled Lunar Lake processor architecture for mobile. Plus over two dozen current and former employees from OpenAI, Google’s DeepMind and Anthropic posted a signed letter at righttowarn.ai called “A Right to Warn about Advanced Artificial Intelligence.” And Instagram confirmed it is testing unskippable ads in its feed. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Sean Hollister, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the [Show Notes] (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQnXPRiZztILyNFBIipgZmCN6nIVL3Yv2pl0BBX0QRGs4krIjwAQNLrBYMqCdMc9srLk84k4MEYpINN/pubhtml?gid=1892892969&single=true) . ... Read more

04 Jun 2024

30 MINS

30:52

04 Jun 2024


#1673

TV Is Out, YouTube Is In - DTNS 4782

YouTube CEO Neal Mohan believes YouTube creators are the new Hollywood. Is he right? Plus security expert Kevin Beaumont has demonstrated a way to exfiltrate from Copilot+ PC’s Recall feature. And AMD CEO Lisa Su states AI is now the “number one priority” for the company. Starring Tom Merritt, Shannon Morse, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the [Show Notes] (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQnXPRiZztILyNFBIipgZmCN6nIVL3Yv2pl0BBX0QRGs4krIjwAQNLrBYMqCdMc9srLk84k4MEYpINN/pubhtml?gid=1944460197&single=true) . ... Read more

03 Jun 2024

30 MINS

30:44

03 Jun 2024


#1672

AI Has a Story to Share - DTNS 4781

Can AI help small independent publishers succeed or will it allow larger companies to undercut them? Plus Meta is finally rolling out its new Tweetdeck-like column view to all users. And we go over Liz Reid’s, VP and Head of Google Search, post describing how Google is addressing odd results in AI Overviews. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Chris Mancini, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the [Show Notes] (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQnXPRiZztILyNFBIipgZmCN6nIVL3Yv2pl0BBX0QRGs4krIjwAQNLrBYMqCdMc9srLk84k4MEYpINN/pubhtml?gid=255043295&single=true) . ... Read more

31 May 2024

33 MINS

33:19

31 May 2024


#1671

The News Needs Money Too - DTNS 4780

What is a P(doom) and what does it have to do with a recent deal between OpenAI, Vox Media and The Atlantic. Plus why is Apple negotiating to use OpenAI’s GPT in iOS 18? And you can edit messages in Google Messages. Starring Sarah Lane, Robb Dunewood, Justin Robert Young, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the [Show Notes] (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQnXPRiZztILyNFBIipgZmCN6nIVL3Yv2pl0BBX0QRGs4krIjwAQNLrBYMqCdMc9srLk84k4MEYpINN/pubhtml?gid=319466825&single=true) . ... Read more

30 May 2024

31 MINS

31:17

30 May 2024


#1670

YouTube's Game & Watch - DTNS 4779

YouTube has rolled out Playables, its free-to-play casual games, to all users Tuesday. Plus, Fitbit Ace LTE is a fitness tracker for kids that appears to be a surprise hit. And on Monday internal documents describing what factors Google Search takes into consideration when ranking and displaying web results leaked. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the [Show Notes] (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQnXPRiZztILyNFBIipgZmCN6nIVL3Yv2pl0BBX0QRGs4krIjwAQNLrBYMqCdMc9srLk84k4MEYpINN/pubhtml?gid=1603163241&single=true) . ... Read more

29 May 2024

31 MINS

31:01

29 May 2024


#1669

It IS TV, It's Netflix- DTNS 4778

We discuss why traditional TV networks have more to fear from video streaming services than movie theaters. Plus is the slowdown in EV sales more of a blip than a trend? And examine the results of a Reuters Institute and Oxford University survey of 12,000 people across six countries about their habits with new AI tools like ChatGPT. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Charlotte Henry, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the [Show Notes] (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQnXPRiZztILyNFBIipgZmCN6nIVL3Yv2pl0BBX0QRGs4krIjwAQNLrBYMqCdMc9srLk84k4MEYpINN/pubhtml?gid=1180179236&single=true) . ... Read more

28 May 2024

31 MINS

31:43

28 May 2024


#1668

Atari purchases Intellivision - DTH

Daily Tech News Show is off for the US holiday. Here are the headlines from our companion show Daily Tech Headlines. Classic game company Atari purchases other classic game company Intellivision, China announces new funding boost of 47.5 billion USD to achieve semiconductor self-sufficiency, and robot umpires still aren't ready for the big leagues in the MLB for 2025. [Show notes] (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vSNS936l_b_gUubtZ5gUuSjqpcsNs4tFz_fDDPYtxf15CArkd1ZXEgaEKKwmviESfsx-WIJTi_IIV-G/pubhtml?gid=1684490235&single=true) ... Read more

27 May 2024

04 MINS

04:51

27 May 2024


#1667

Sustainable AI Computing - DTNS 4777

AI is disrupting major segments of the economy and job market. But what is its impact on the environment and climate change? Allison Sheridan shares her insights. Plus smart rings are now a thing. What are the options and what can and can’t they do? And Google is criticized as its AI-generated summaries on search results, AI Overview, makes some very obvious errors. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Allison Sheridan, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the [Show Notes] (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQnXPRiZztILyNFBIipgZmCN6nIVL3Yv2pl0BBX0QRGs4krIjwAQNLrBYMqCdMc9srLk84k4MEYpINN/pubhtml?gid=1189251402&single=true) . ... Read more

24 May 2024

34 MINS

34:15

24 May 2024


#1666

An AI PC That Isn't - DTNS 4776

404 Media reports independent repair shots are contractually required by Samsung to snitch on people who use aftermarket parts. Plus Elon Musk wants to make Likes on X private. And will Microsoft’s stringent requirements for Copilot+ PCs force users to upgrade or turn away from Microsoft’s integrated AI offering? Starring Sarah Lane, Robb Dunewood, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the [Show Notes] (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQnXPRiZztILyNFBIipgZmCN6nIVL3Yv2pl0BBX0QRGs4krIjwAQNLrBYMqCdMc9srLk84k4MEYpINN/pubhtml?gid=286538291&single=true) . ... Read more

23 May 2024

31 MINS

31:51

23 May 2024


#1665

They're All PCs in Console Clothing - DTNS 4775

The videogaming recovery of 2023 saw PC revenue increase while staying static for game consoles and dropping for mobile. The UK Information Commissioner’s Office, or ICO, wants to know more about Microsoft’s Recall feature for Copilot+ PCs citing privacy concerns. And CNBC sources say Amazon plans on offering an AI enhanced version of Alexa for a monthly fee later this year. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Scott Johnson, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the [Show Notes] (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQnXPRiZztILyNFBIipgZmCN6nIVL3Yv2pl0BBX0QRGs4krIjwAQNLrBYMqCdMc9srLk84k4MEYpINN/pubhtml?gid=426596736&single=true) . ... Read more

22 May 2024

33 MINS

33:30

22 May 2024


#1664

Radical Employment - DTNS 4774

Will AI come for all of our jobs? Andrew Mayne explains why this is an unfounded fear. We explain the legal tussle between OpenAI and actress Scarlett Johansson over the use of her voice in the company’s GPT-4o text-to-speech function. And Sonos announces its first over-the-ear headphones, the Sonos Ace. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Andrew Mayne, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the [Show Notes] (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQnXPRiZztILyNFBIipgZmCN6nIVL3Yv2pl0BBX0QRGs4krIjwAQNLrBYMqCdMc9srLk84k4MEYpINN/pubhtml?gid=503748436&single=true) . ... Read more

21 May 2024

36 MINS

36:17

21 May 2024


#1663

Copilot Gets on the "Plus" Bus - DTNS 4773

Microsoft reveals the “Copilot Plus PC” initiative that pairs future Windows NPU integrated notebooks with exclusive integrated Copilot tools, plus new features of Copilot integration in Windows 11, and announces a new ARM powered Surface Laptop. And Semafor reports that Apple News+ has become a major source of revenue for news publishers. Starring Tom Merritt, Chris Ashley, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the [Show Notes] (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQnXPRiZztILyNFBIipgZmCN6nIVL3Yv2pl0BBX0QRGs4krIjwAQNLrBYMqCdMc9srLk84k4MEYpINN/pubhtml?gid=1189996905&single=true) . ... Read more

20 May 2024

31 MINS

31:25

20 May 2024


#1662

Don't Count Out 2.5 Inch Drives Yet! - DTNS 4772

In a market where 2.5″ notebook drives have been supplanted by SSDs and NVMe, WD releases a new 6TB 2.5″ line. What are they thinking? Patrick Norton explains. Plus LG stops making the Signature OLED R TV that rolls down and hides within a stand. And the latest helping of OpenAI news. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Norton, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the [Show Notes] (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQnXPRiZztILyNFBIipgZmCN6nIVL3Yv2pl0BBX0QRGs4krIjwAQNLrBYMqCdMc9srLk84k4MEYpINN/pubhtml?gid=1309121965&single=true) . ... Read more

17 May 2024

31 MINS

31:39

17 May 2024


#1661

AI is Really a Tool, Not My Friend - DTNS 4771

OpenAI and Google both had LLM announcements this week. But which offered more compelling and consumer-ready products? Plus the joint sports streaming venture between Disney, Fox, Warner Brothers Discovery has an official name: Venu Sports. More importantly, what does this service entail? Starring Sarah Lane, Robb Dunewood, Jason Howell, Roger Chang, Joe. Link to the [Show Notes] (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vQnXPRiZztILyNFBIipgZmCN6nIVL3Yv2pl0BBX0QRGs4krIjwAQNLrBYMqCdMc9srLk84k4MEYpINN/pubhtml?gid=1920255784&single=true) . ... Read more

16 May 2024

33 MINS

33:38

16 May 2024