Mobile Amber Alerts, electric cars, and Apple rumours

Episode 112 · February 20th, 2019 · 1 hr 4 mins

About this Episode

This week Marc and Riley talk about the Ontario Amber Alert that made its way to a number of Canadian cell phones, an Ontario MPP who wants Right to Repair in Canada, Twitter's practice of not actually deleting DMs, Amazon's investment in Rivian, Petro Canada's commitment to make a fast-charge EV corridor across Canada, the UK researchers hoping to train AI on a database of hands to combat child pornography, and all the Apple rumours we know so far.

Speed round:

  • Staples will give you a gift card for recycling old laptops, tablets, and smartphones
  • Telus launches a data management tool on February 25
  • Facebook is removing/de-prioritizing anti-vaccine content
  • Twitter is copying Instagram/Snapchat stories and calling it "News Camera"
  • TCL is working on a foldable phone that bends into a smartwatch
  • Samsung leaked almost all its wearables on its own app
  • Amazon cancelled HQ2 in Queens
  • Amazon wants to make half its shipments carbon neutral by 2030
  • Samsung won't make any new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray players anymore
  • Google Chrome will soon let you link directly to a word or phrase on a webpage
  • Telsa has two neat new modes called Dog and Sentry

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