Podcast: Season 1

Interview With “The CEO Of Tech Unboxings”, Lamarr Wilson – The Tech Jawn 95

In most of episode 95 of The Tech Jawn, we’ll be talking to our featured guest, but before we get to the interview we discuss another case of facial recognition misidentifying a person of color leading to their wrongful arrest.  In our interview, we talk with Lamarr Wilson, the unofficial  “CEO of Tech Unboxings” and…

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From The Archives – Minoritizing: The Tech Jawn 76

Will Melody Hobson’s $1.45 billion Project Black fund which plans to “minoritize” existing businesses help to narrow the wealth gap? Spotify has invested less than 10% of the $100 million it pledged to its Creator Equity Fund during the Joe Rogan controversy, and it doesn’t appear it ever took the pledge seriously from the jump….

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Zoom Says Remote Work Ain’t Working: The Tech Jawn 94

An Asian MIT student asked Playground AI to make her profile pic look more professional, and it turned her into a white woman. Local governments can’t wait on Washington to implement federal guidelines for the use of Artificial Intelligence so they are taking matters into their own hands. The conservative activist behind the Supreme Court…

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Black Wall Street Is On A Come Back: The Tech Jawn 93

Samsung held its Galaxy Unpacked event last week and officially announced the Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Z Fold 5, the Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic, and the Galaxy Tab 9 series of Tablets. TikTok is getting into the music streaming service game it isn’t necessarily coming for Apple Music,  Spotify, or YouTube…

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X Marks The Spot: The Tech Jawn 92

Nearly 200 school systems are suing the parent companies of Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, and TikTok in a class-action lawsuit over alleged harms to students via their social media platforms. Several streaming services including Netflix, YouTube Premium, Spotify, and Youtube Music recently told consumers that “Yesterday’s price is not today’s price.Black Tech Week in Cincinnati took…

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You’d Better Hold Off On Binge Watching: The Tech Jawn 91

Google’s new privacy policy indicates the search giant wants to scrape all your data for use with its A.I. Not just all Google data. Like, literally, all your data on the internet. The Actor’s union, SAG-AFTRA, joined its sister union the Writer’s Guild of America in going on strike. Both unions list demands for A.I….

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Meta’s Twitter Clone Threads Is A Thing: The Tech Jawn 90

Did an A.I.-powered robot give a reporter the side-eye when questioned about rebelling against humans? It did appear that the bot felt some type of way about the question. NYC’s anti-bias law for hiring algorithms went into effect. Employers using A.I. to hire or promote must submit the algorithms for independent review and make the…

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Twitter is Trippin: The Tech Jawn 89

Adult website Pornhub blocks access in Mississippi and Virginia over age verification laws.  Will constituents push back against lawmakers? Bipartisan support for a proposed bill eying a ban on TikTok has analysts recommending that investors buy Meta properties.   Microsoft CEO, Satya Nedalla, would love to end exclusive titles on gaming consoles, but, admits that the…

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Canceling Amazon is Like a Trap: The Tech Jawn 88

Meta is yanking news off Facebook and Instagram in Canada because the country’s newly passed Online News Act will force the company to pay news organizations for their content. We’re learning the fallout from the Reddit Blackout where subreddit mods took their channels private to protest the company’s new API pricing model is far from…

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Happy Juneteenth: The Tech Jawn 87

Timnit Gebru, co-founder of Black in AI, advocate for diversity in technology, and founder of the DAIR, believes that we should have some type of government oversight for Artificial intelligence. The European Parliament, a main legislative branch of the European Union, passed a draft law known as the A.I. Act, which would put new restrictions…

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