Robb Dunewood

Is Subscribing to Cars What We’re Doing Now? – The Tech Jawn 81

Juice Jacking may not be as big of an issue as the FBI and literally every other media outlet made it out to be last month seeing how there are no reports of it ever happening on record. Monthly subscriptions for features on new cars may be the wave of the future, but, not many…

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EV Charging At Walmart… Makes Sense: The Tech Jawn 78

Rumor has it that Sony is working on a new handheld PlayStation built for remote play.  The “Q Lite” is designed to stream games over the internet from a PlayStation 5. Walmart plans to build a nationwide EV charging network at thousands of stores. It’s a smart move that would make charging up convenient while…

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A.I. Is Finessing Humans For Real For Real: The Tech Jawn 75

The U.S. is threatening to ban TikTok if its Chinese owners don’t sell their stake, but, the social media giant argues that a forced sale won’t address security issues. Google cancels Google Glass, again.  Is this just Google being Google or a sign that augmented and virtual reality is nowhere near becoming mainstream?A potentially landmark…

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Bias and Racial Inequality in Ed Tech: The Tech Jawn 73

The August 2022 LastPass breach just keeps getting worse and worse.  It turns out that a developer with “literal” keys to the kingdom was hacked on his home computer which, ultimately, lead to a series of unfortunate events. The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee voted to give the President the power to ban TikTok, but,…

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Wrapping Up Before The Holidays: The Tech Jawn 64

Apple decides not to scan your iCloud photos against the Child Sexual Abuse Material database, or, CSAM, and has other plans to expand its Communication Safety features. The Federal Trade Commission filed an antitrust complaint against Microsoft alleging that its bid to acquire Activision Blizzard violates U.S. law. Meta’s content moderation policy for Facebook and…

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An Hour With Black, Female, Mechanical Engineer, Cherish Samuels: The Tech Jawn 63

We’ve got something special in this week’s episode of The Tech Jawn.  We interview Cherish Samuels, a unicorn of unicorns, as she is a Black, female, mechanical engineer. We talk about everything from her journey getting into engineering at a young age, for years being the only face on the job that looks like hers,…

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The Tech Winter Is Getting Colder: The Tech Jawn 60

Google is set to pay nearly $400 million to settle lawsuits with 40 state’s attornies general over location data it wasn’t supposed to be collecting. Regardless of how you feel about Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, the new Twitter non-verified blue check mark, right now,  is creating confusion and making Twitter even less reliable. The…

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Hiring Freezes And Layoffs In Big Tech

Kanye West, after having his Instagram and Twitter accounts restricted for antisemitic comments, agrees to buy the right-leaning social media platform Parler. TikTok has raised the age requirement for live streaming from 16 to 18 and is introducing adult-only streams. The website for the Biden administration’s student loan relief program goes live in Beta on…

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Will Remote Work Lead To Overseas Outsourcing: The Tech Jawn 54

James Earl Jones is retiring as the voice of Darth Vader but his menacing tones will live on through A.I. supplied by Ukrainian startup, Respeecher.   Apple reportedly won’t boost iPhone 14 Production because it appears that the new hotness is selling as Apple predicted it would. Square makes Tap to Pay on iPhone available to…

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IBM Expands Its Cybersecurity Leadership Centers to 20 HBCUs: The Tech Jawn 53

The Windows 11 22H2 Update is out.  It’s the first major update of Windows 11 and we break down some of the new features and old features that Windows users should check out. The latest version of WhatsApp allows users to join calls by typing a link.  Call Links aims to make it easier for…

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