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Episode #215: Unshackle the robot man!

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The FTC rules that you can legally open your electronics and not violate warranty, AI is starting to take shape that will combat journalistic bias, New York power companies can charge bitcoin miners more for electricity and a look at a slick match 3 game that provides you with the right amount of enjoyment.

Episode #214: The movie looks stupid… but what happens?

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AI & Robots may not be taking as many of our jobs as feared, Monolith’s Shadow of War game is dropping all microtransactions, Uber and Lyft drivers are paid less per hour than you think and a new feature in Google makes looking up movie times and info a breeze.

Episode #213: Don’t just eat the SPAM

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Geforce Now lets you stream games by the hour, vinyl and CD sales are outpacing digital downloads, cord-cutting is rapidly increasing and satellite tv is starting to suffer and a new Firefox add-on can help prevent Facebook from tracking you.

Episode #212: Pizza! Please don’t leave me behind!

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Ford is testing autonomous pizza delivery vehicles, the ESRB responds to loot box controversy by creating warning labels for games, dog cloning is now a thing and cryptocurrency mining is aiding AMD’s market position.

Episode #211: Look into our AIs

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A new AI can predict heart disease by just looking at your eyes, Google has removed its view image option from results, Bitcoin’s transaction fee has dropped massively and AT&T defies the idea of net neutrality with its sponsored data service.

Episode #210: Our musical taste peaked in our teens

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According to a recent analysis of Spotify data, our music tastes peak in our teens, ESPN Plus, the streaming service to launch this Spring, starting in July Chrome will mark all websites using HTTP as “Not Secure” and over half of Activision Blizzard’s revenue comes courtesy of microtransactions.

Episode #209: Big chips, but not many Oreos

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eBay is dropping PayPal as its main payment provider, Samsung is now the world’s largest chip maker, Android Oreo is on less than 1% of devices, and Android P is nearly here and songwriters are poised to make a larger portion of money from streamed songs.

Episode #208: Cryptocards, cost a pretty penny

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Facebook is challenging Twitch and YouTube at streaming professional games, Unlimited data plans are apparently back on the mobile menu, Nvidia puts a half-hearted foot down about Crypto miners using video cards and Amazon Go opens to the public, one of the first cashier-less stores.

Episode #207: Shooting space junk with lasers

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One in 6 Americans owns a smart speaker, China plans to take aim at space junk with lasers, after advertiser backlash, YouTube has raised eligibility requirements for monetized videos and the Nintendo Switch is officially the fastest selling game console in history.