Everyday Tech - Apple and its Fight Against Child Predators
On this week's show:
- Apple has delayed its controversial child protection features, Jeremy has thoughts...
- Hulu is raising its prices again...
- YouTube says it has 50 million premium subscribers...
- Speaking of YouTube, TikTok has overtaken the tube in average watch time...
- GM has temporarily shut down North American factories because of the chip shortage...
- and...AI computers cannot patent their own inventions...yet.
This week's tech news links:
- Apple delays controversial child protection features after privacy outcry
- Hulu Is Raising Its Prices Again Oct. 8
- Why You Should Stop Using Your Facebook Messenger App
- YouTube reports having 50 million Premium and Music subscribers
- TikTok reportedly overtakes YouTube in US average watch time
- AI computers can’t patent their own inventions — yet — a US judge rules
- GM temporarily shuts down North American factories because of chip shortage
- Microsoft Start is a personalized news feed designed for Windows 11, mobile, and more
- Twitter is testing an official ‘soft block’ feature
- WhatsApp fined $267 million for breaching EU privacy law
- Texas is set to pass a new law banning Facebook from censoring conservatives
- Twitter has plans to let users hide their old tweets
Everyday Tech - Everyone Hates AT&T
The boys take several call from listeners about cloud storage, surface-like tablet or laptop options, and of course, everyone's distain for AT&T.Here are some tech headlines from the last week:YouTube’s “Premium Lite” trial offers ad-free YouTube for €7 a month | Ars TechnicaSpotify is testing whether free users will pay a dollar to skip tracks | EngadgetAmazon is offering $10 in credit for your palm print | EngadgetGoogle TV for Android gets new discovery features and morestreamingapps - The VergeValve issues scathing reply over the facts behind a Steam antitrust case | Ars TechnicaZoom to pay $85M for lying about encryption and sending data to Facebook and Google | Ars TechnicaAwful transaction and timing: AT&T finally ditches DirecTV | Ars TechnicaThe State Department and 3 other US agencies earn a D for cybersecurity | Ars TechnicaPutting the PS5’s 10 million sales in context | Ars TechnicaTwitter Spaces updates makes it easier to share and discover live audio | EngadgetHBO returns to Dish's lineup after a protracted absence | EngadgetNetflix thinks games matter more than buying movie studios - The VergeTwitter is testing upvote and downvote buttons on tweets - The VergeClubhouse is no longer invite-only - The VergeFacebook brings cloud games to iPhone, iPad via web app - The VergeTesla will pay $1.5 million to settle Model S battery throttling complaints | EngadgetAmazon handed record $888 million fine from EU data privacy watchdog | EngadgetSgt. Pepper’s to get new Atmos mix because current version ‘doesn’t sound quite right’ - The VergeSpotify’s paid subscribers hit 165M as podcast listening ‘improved modestly’ - The VergeFacebook upgrades Oculus Quest 2 storage and recalls foam face masks - The VergeAmazon reportedly has a ‘key’ to thousands of apartment buildings in US - The VergeMLB will try encrypted transmitters and bone conduction to stop sign stealing - The Verge
Everyday Tech - New TVs and Broken Laptops and Flip Phones! Oh my!!!
This week on Everyday Tech, our Skype call with Jeremy and Wiltz blows up....cause tech show, of course.The boys take calls about a dropped laptop, a new TV with the wrong connectors, Amazon sharing your wifi signal with all the neighbors "safely", where/how to get a non-contract flip phone, a laptop camera on the fritz, transferring info from one laptop to another and more. Also, we have dates for Amazon Prime Day for 2021.Send your tech questions to EverydayTech@MPBOnline.org!