Tim and David look back on the big tech stories of 2018, including Cryptocurrencies, Facebook, Fortnite, Elon Musk, Disney takes Fox, while Comcast takes Sky, IBM buying Red Hat, the passing of Paul Allen, and Google.
Twitter joins in on the suspension of Alex Jones, Bethesda tramples consumer rights, hotels enforce their policies at DEFCON and Black Hat, and David and Tim look at CD-ROM and some of the most influential software from the era.
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Tim and David look at the Galaxy Note 9 news, Infowars getting banned, Windows 10 subscription rumor, Moleskine Smart Writing set, and an espresso coffee machine designed for space!
Apple decides to scrap their affiliate program, and Tim and David and not happy. Also, an eye doctor helping to bring sight to the poor, the Volkswagen dieselgate problem, and Instant Film.
- Time is running out for dieselgate Volkswagen owners to get their money
- The eye doctor who could not see the stars
- Apple Announces Apps and In-App Purchases Will Be Removed from its Affiliate Program October 1st
- Wikipedia – Instant film
Siri decides to interrupt a Commons statement, Samsung phones decide to randomly text your photos to people, and Fortnite cheaters get their just deserts. Then David and Tim get into their quasi-review of Solo, a Star Wars story and run out of time to talk WikiTrolling.
Gavin Williamson interrupted by Siri during Commons statement
Fortnite cheaters have unwittingly installed malware on their PCs
Samsung phones are spontaneously texting users’ photos to random contacts without their permission
Tim and David talks Star Wars and the rumors of LucasFilm changing leadership. Apple has a keyboard service program, and Facebook wants to access your microphone.
David and Tim discuss Marvel’s Netflix shows, Uber and a new patent, the idiocy of Flat Earth beliefs, Twitter does not learn, Game Boy camera hack, and Ray-Ban in our WikiTrolling sections
Tim and David discuss NeXT and Steve Jobs, the latest macOS and iOS coming this fall from Apple, CarPlay, Halt and Catch Fire, and much more.
Tim and David discuss the Echo sharing private audio as well as Amazon working with law enforcement in facial recognition services and the rule of unintended consequences. Our WikiTrolling segment focuses on Adrian Chase and the Vigilante
Tim and David discuss Google Duplex and possible cheating the demonstration phone calls, an essay writing company using clueless YouTube celebrities to promote their cheating service, and an idiot using Testa’s self-driving mode.
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Tesla driver banned for M1 autopilot seat-switch
The YouTube stars being paid to sell cheating
YouTube stars’ fury as videos promoting cheating removed
Guy Serle joins Tim Robertson this week to discuss the death of Apple’s Airport, NPR buying Pocket Cast, Macstock Expo, Cobra Kai, Star Trek Discovery, Orville, and the Santa Monica Pier.
Scheduling conflicts mean that neither Tim nor Owen can join David this week, so he is podcasting Solo! Topics include iPad management for kids, companies dropping social media, horrible scooter customers and a fabulous ChromeBook.