Spending Bitcoin on an Alexa-Enabled Big Mouth Billy Bass

Episode 60 · December 3rd, 2018 · 37 mins 4 secs

About this Episode

In this Episode:

  • Ohio becomes first state to accept bitcoin for tax payments (5:40)
  • Google Employees Protest Company Actions…Again (7:24)
  • Apple Confirms T2 Chip Can Brick Macs After Third-Party Repairs (9:50)
  • Supreme Court may let consumers sue Apple over App Store monopoly claims (12:45)
  • Who's Most Valuable? Apple Is Still the Champ Over Microsoft (14:07)
  • LinkedIn cuts off email address exports with new privacy setting (17:17)
  • Toys and apps often track your kids and collect information about them (22:38)
  • USPS exposed data of 60 million users (24:38)
  • The internet is evolving: HTTP will no longer use TCP (25:42)

Weird & Wacky Tech:

  • Hospital in China denies links to world’s first gene-edited babies (27:40)
  • You can preorder an Alexa-enabled Big Mouth Billy Bass for $40(29:29)
  • Silentmode’s PowerMask is a $200 connected relaxation mask(30:55)
  • Holy cow! Giant steer 'Knickers' stands head and shoulders over herd (32:03)

Tech Recommendations (32:44):

  • Sanjay - Kanguru USB (with physical read/write switch)
  • Adam - Text Expander
  • Shannon - [The Morning Brew](morningbrew.com/?kid=f04b86)

Ad music is from "Partly Cloudy" by A Tape Full of Mistakes
Weird & Wacky theme music is from "Brainwavves" by Strong Suit

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