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SmartTechCheck: Legislation curbing teenage social media use, AI regulations, India Inc.

Proposed legislation aimed at curbing teenage social media use, common sense ways to regulate AI, and the growth of tech manufacturing in India are all topics tackled in this week’s SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and my fellow journalists … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Smartphone Commoditization, ChatGPT, Bard, Washington vs. Tech 

I join host SmartTechCheckMark Vena and tech journalist Rob Pegoraro to discuss the of the smartphone market, tech industry battles with the Federal government, the rise of ChatCPT and Bard, and how the big tech companies are trying to reduce … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast Matter, Apple Watch Series 8, Supreme Court and Section 230

I join host Mark Vena along with fellow tech journalists John Quain, Rob Pegoraro and Angela Moscaritolo to discuss the finalization of the Matter interoperability spec, new smart watches from Apple and Google, and the Supreme Court agreeing to take … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: CarPlay, Apple deal wit MLS, laws aimed at Facebook/Amazon/Google/Apple

Host Mark Vena and and I opine on the new version of CarPlay announced at WWDC, Apple’s streaming deal with MLS and potential Federal legislation aimed at curbing anti-competitive practices by Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon. Watch this podcast here … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast The Slap, Intel Arc, Meta false flag on TikTok. Quantum batteries

We chat about “The Slap” at the Oscars, Intel’s Arc discrete graphics announcement, Meta’s false flag attack on TikTok and Quantum battery tech potentially reducing EV charging times. Watch this discussion here on YouTube.

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Broadband role in Infrastructure law, Facebook woes, hacking arrests

My November 10, 2021, appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporters John Quain and Rob Pegoraro. This week we discussed how legislation can’t keep up with technology, Facebook’s ongoing woes, and recent hacking arrests. … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast Facebook’s rebranding as Meta, old school OTT and compiler security

My November 3, 2021, appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporter John Quain. Watch the video of the podcast here, or listen to the audio here.

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Social media algorithms, Matter and Samsung, FCC nominations

My October 27, 2021, appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporters John Quain and Rob Pegoraro. This week we discuss social media regulation, the Matter smart home standard, and adding the last FCC commissioners. … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Facebook, Apple/Dell deal, Theranos, Amazon Astro

My October 7, 2021, appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporters John Quain and Rob Pegoraro. This week we discuss the Facebook whistleblower hearings, the Theranos trial, Amazon’s Astro home robot, and the “what … Continue reading

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Can/Should the Internet Be Regulated?

Trolling. Phishing. Online scams. Dark web. Identity theft. Click bait. Ransomware. Spyware. Adware. Malware. Cyber attacks. Zero day attacks. Trojan horses. User data tracking, collection and selling. Algorithm amplification and manipulation. Election hacking. Deep fakes. Anonymity. The growing misuse and … Continue reading

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