Podcast: Season 1

Give Me My Data Money – The Tech Jawn 118

Shomax, an African streaming service has dethroned Netflix for the top spot in the motherland and all but made Amazon Prime Video quit with its vast library of local content. Many early adopters of the Apple Vision Pro have returned their devices citing reasons from discomfort to a lack of applications Social media platforms that…

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Credit Checking Dating Apps

Meta won’t algorithmically share political content with you in Threads from accounts you don’t already follow.  The question is do we trust  Meta to determine what content is and is not political? Score is a new dating app conceived at last year’s AfroTech and requires you to have a credit score of 675 or better…

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An Apple Vision Pro Review With Lamarr Wilson

Although things aren’t as bad as last year, layoffs at big tech companies are dominating the news.  Tech hiring at companies generally not thought of as tech companies, however, can’t seem to happen fast enough. Big tech, particularly, social media companies was on trial last week.  CEO’s from Meta, TikTok, X, Snap, and Discord testified…

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Black Twitter Is Not Bothered By X

Apple announced plans for alternative iPhone and iPad app stores in the EU, but, developers still feel some kind of way. Should linear television be concerned about live events moving to streaming platforms like Netflix and Peacock? Google Deepmind proposes a new AI to assist doctors with wellness checks.    And Black Twitter is not bothered…

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Using DNA To Draw Criminal Sketches?

Fujitsu and the UK Postal Service knew about bugs in Fujitsu software that sent UK postal workers to jail from the time when the Postal Service started using it. Apple sold between 160,000 and 180,000 Vision Pro devices over the weekend and analysts believe Apple could sell as many as half a million units in…

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OpenAI Says Naw To GPT Girlfriends – The Tech Jawn 113

Meta will stop treating teens like adults by curbing harmful material and reducing unwanted interactions from their Facebook and Instagram timelines. Peacock’s AFC Wild Card game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins is the most viewed live-stream event in U.S. history.  OpenAI removes military application limits, bans the use of its tools in…

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Apple Officially Announced The Vision Pro Release Date Slick Right Before CES – The Tech Jawn 112

The Consumer Electronics Show, the largest tech show in the world kicks off this week and we’re excited about all the announcements, especially the things that actually exist. Apple officially announced the pre-order and launch dates of the Vision Pro mixed reality headset and guest host TechSavvyDiva is contemplating getting one.The Black tech talent gap…

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Kinfolk Keep Trying To Warn Companies About The Potential Harms AI Can Do To Underserved Communities – The Tech Jawn 111

A DEI lead at Facebook has admitted to embezzling 4 million dollars in a scheme that involved fake expense reports, payments via CashApp, and all kinds of easily “firgureoutable” types of fraud. Elon Musk has declared that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives need to die and has even equated DEI to being a different type…

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The FDA Approves Gene Therapy For Sickle Cell Disease: The Tech Jawn 110

The FDA has approved the first-ever gene editing therapy we talked about in episode 106 that treats sickle cell disease which affects over 100,000 mostly Black Americans in the United States. Rumor has it that Apple’s iMessage will not be classified as a gatekeeper service under the EU’s Digital Markets Act and will not have…

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Dang, Colleges Collect A Lot Of Data On Students: The Tech Jawn 109

Happy belated birthday to ChatGPT. OpenAI’s generative AI chatbot that kicked off the AI craze of 2023 officially turned 1 year old on November 30th. Spotify has laid off 17% of its workforce eliminating around 1500 jobs. This is the music streaming company’s third reduction in staff this year. Do we need to worry about…

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