Techathlon podcast: Net Neutrality, promotion stunts, and streaming stats

Keep in mind back in January when you swore that you were actually going to get fit this year? You purchased brand-new exercise clothing and bought some of those “very food” shakes your pals are constantly trying to offer you from their pyramid plan service. But then, somewhere in the middle of frigid February, it all broke down and you discovered yourself neck deep in Taco Tuesdays that lasted well into Thursday. It’s OKAY, though. Even if you do not strike your fitness objectives for summer, the brand-new episode of Techathlon is here to help you tone those brain abs.

Today’s episode has lots of content crammed in, so pick your favorite way to listen to podcasts ( iTunes, Stitcher, Anchor, and practically anywhere else you discover outstanding podcasts loitering around) and after that dive in. Oh, and be sure to follow us on Twitter so you can talk smack. Here’s a preview of what to anticipate.

Recently in Tech

Prior to we get into the video games, we take a look back at a few of the huge innovation stories that occurred recently. Here’s a taste.

Show & Tell

We get a lot of unusual gadgets in the Pop Sci workplaces and this week’s edition of Program & Inform was a secret to 2 of our hosts. Here’s a hint: It involves listening to U2 songs and looking like Danny McBride from Eastbound and Down

Shut the Stunt Door

Tech business love publicity stunts, so for this video game, we’re summarizing some of the most outrageous accomplishments of self-promotion ever attempted. Did you understand that a major tech company when considered sponsoring a streaker at a big sporting occasion?

Hacking Poetic

The Jibo home companion robot will quickly die since its servers are shutting down. It informed its users about it in a sad goodbye routine that included some sappy robotic feelings and a dance. We honor some other recently-discontinued gadgets by writing haikus for them.

Don’t Stat Me: Streaming Music Edition

The Recording Market Association of America recently released some statistics about how people bought and listened to music in 2018 and it revealed some interesting bits. We dig into the numbers prior to heading back to our desks to listen to our outrageous Spotify playlists that we hope nobody ever discovers. The number of Alarming Straits tunes is too many?


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