TechFan 378 – 2018

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.

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OWC’s Annual Area of 51 Sale!
Metro Vacuum ED500P DataVac

TechFan 361 – CD-ROM


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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TechFan 359 – Instant Film


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.

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TechFan Episode 356 – Not Solo


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.

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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

TechFan Episode 355 – Kennedy Keyboard


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.

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Facebook patent turns phone mics on to record reactions to ads
Keyboard Service Program for MacBook and MacBook Pro

TechFan Episode 354 – Flat Ray-Ban


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

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Looking for Life on a Flat Earth
Uber applies for patent to spot drunk passengers
Ray-Ban via Wikipedia

TechFan Episode 350 – Cheating?


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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The YouTube stars being paid to sell cheating
YouTube stars’ fury as videos promoting cheating removed


TechFan 348 – Privacy on the Pier


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.

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How the states got their shape
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TechFan 346 – Solo A David Cohen Story


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.

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Qustudio for Families
Wetherspoons shutters social media accounts
Terrible Scooter Customers
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