It's Electric

Episode 140 · June 22nd, 2020 · 43 mins 58 secs

About this Episode

In this Episode:

  • ‘Hey Siri, I’m getting pulled over’: iPhone feature will record police interaction, send location
  • Ditch These Racist Terms From Your Tech Vocabulary
  • GitHub announced it will change the term “Master repository” to “Main repository” due to the former term’s references to slavery, and will be abandoning the terms “whitelist” and “blacklist” to remove any racial connotations from their use.
  • Other organizations that have made similar pledges include: Android Open Source Project (AOSP), Apple, Drupal, Grammarly, Microsoft, Python
  • The UK Government’s cybersecurity branch
  • Netflix Chief Reed Hastings Donates $120 Million to Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • T-Mobile hit by phone calling, text message outage
  • You can now pay thousands of dollars to talk to celebrities for 10 minutes. Thanks, Cameo
  • Dog-like robots now on sale for $75,000, with conditions
  • Bose shuts down AR development
  • Lyft vows ‘100 percent’ of its vehicles will be electric by 2030
  • Twitter starts rolling out audio tweets on iOS

Weird and Wacky:

  • What the Cluck? KFC Announces New Video Game Console

Tech Rec:

TV/Movie Rec:

  • Sanjay - Trancers
  • Adam - Get Smart

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