If it’s early June, odds are the technology-news business will be dominated by announcements coming out of Apple’s annual World Wide Developers Conference. However, new revelations about Facebook’s privacy practices did draw attention and even CEO Tim Cook found time to comment — as Apple unveiled new tools designed to hamper companies like Facebook who have … Continue reading PTJ 275: Apple v. Facebook
Even without the NBA finals in the mix, it’s been a busy time out in California with a fierce net-neutrality bill passing a hurdle in the state senate and Mary Meeker’s mega-slideshow on Internet trends. El Kaiser and J.D. surf through the week’s tech news before stopping to ponder life without Twitter — if only … Continue reading PTJ 274: Golden State
J.D. was out sick and tripping NyQuil on Pop Tech Jam’s recording day, so Episode 274 is postponed until next week. Apologies! In the meantime, here’s a curious co-brand of Symantec’s security software with a crack team that has somewhat of a reputation for… working with gangsters: Pop Tech Jam will return next week!
Yanny or Laurel? El Kaiser was too busy mixing up podcasts to weigh in, and J.D. thought the whole thing was dumb and tuned into Queen Ida and the Bon Temps Zydeco Band instead — but The New York Times built a handy little tool to demonstrate how audio frequencies factor into the matter. Beyond all that, … Continue reading PTJ 273: Still the Right Stuff
This past week saw two big developer conferences unload several boxes of announcements, as Google I/O and Microsoft Build fought for media attention like Godzilla vs. Gamera. El Kaiser and J.D. discuss the ramped-up interest in artificial intelligence coming out of both conferences, along with other headlines from around the technosphere. J.D. also offers suggestions for … Continue reading PTJ 272: Foiled Again!
Fresh off the latest Facebook user-abuse apology media tour and visit with the U.S. Congress, Mark Zuckerberg made a slew of announcements at this week’s F8 Developers Conference in California, which El Kaiser and J.D. discuss on this week’s episode — along with other news from the tech realm. Episode 271 also sports a quick … Continue reading PTJ 271: Hand of F8
California fires a shot across the bow of the FCC’s net neutrality repeal, Amazon’s Alexa has a new do-it-yourself project for users and even aquariums aren’t safe on the Internet of Things. El Kaiser and J.D. sort through the technology news of the past 10 days before discussing a great vacation destination for aviation and … Continue reading PTJ 270: On the Hook
Hi, there! You’re probably wondering about the new episode of Pop Tech Jam. Are they on vacation again? Are they in line for the new Avengers movie? Did they do a show this week? If they did a show, well, where is it? Did something get unplugged? Here’s the scoop: We’re switching podcast hosts — … Continue reading And Now, a Word…
Mark Zuckerberg lands in the Congressional hot seat this week over Facebook’s role in user privacy protection and the social network’s influence on life, culture and election interference. After a march through the current tech headlines with J.D., El Kaiser has a roundup review of earplugs for those times when you need to screen out … Continue reading PTJ 269: Flying Solo
El Kaiser and J.D. return from Spring Break and head right into the news of the week, which includes Spotify’s initial public offering, an iPad update from Apple, background information on the latest credit-card hack and this year’s collection of April Fools jokes by corporate America. J.D. also takes a look at the revamped version … Continue reading PTJ 268: Rock ‘Em, Shock ‘Em