Tear Down Show #151: We can't guarantee this podcast isn't filled with fake news

Tear Down Show #151: We can't guarantee this podcast isn't filled with fake news

Here’s what David and Michael talk about during the show:
My Yelp and Lyft apps have been "Samsungized" and I don't know what that means
McDonalds has a Nutella burger (story)
Facebook's fake news problem (44% of Americans get their news from Facebook). They have objectivity concerns since the backlash on how they were suppressing conservative stories in the news feed. (story)
Google responsible as well. Their top result for "final election count" was a fake news site (story) 
Will my Facebook feed still be filled with Trump? 
Amazon wants to send a Merry Maid to your house (story) 
Parental tracking (not spying) on children - Do you do it? (story) 
What will Trump do with Twitter in White House? (story) 
Facebook responsible for a longer life? (story) 
Snapchat sells spectacles to lifelog, AR, etc (story) 
Mannequin challenge - Yet another viral video sensation (story) 
Amazon forced to pay back for kids making in-app charges on games (story) 
Heavyweight - Podcast Jonathan Goldstein - Wiretap
Patton Oswalt - Talking for Clapping
David Cross - Making America Great Again

Tear Down Show #150: Listen Through Your Favorite Wall-Mounted Fish

Here's what David and Michael talk about:
Research says 20% of people change mind because of social media (story) 
Fish are now talking (story)
Slack open letter in NYTimes (story) 
Bad idea or good idea? (story) 
Why so many friggin' open letters? Why not just a post? 
Google taps brakes on drone delivery (story) 
Speaking of drones, you gotta fight them off, right? (story) 
Macedonia becomes a hub of pro Trump information (story) 
Someone created a butter serving robot like on Rick and Morty (story) 
Samsung recalls exploding washing machines. Samsung has now become the exploding brand (story) 
Samsung releases full page apology ads (story) 
Trump's press page let you put in your own headline (for a while) (story) 
A company's created the flying car radar system (story)
Poof - Fitbit for pets. Poof isn’t the only pet fitness tracker on the market — it competes with others such as FitBark and PitPat, but Tran argues Poof is the most comfortable to wear and has the longest battery life. (story) 
Gawker media settled with Hulk Hogan for $31m, not $140m and removal of three "true stories." (story) 
Catastrophe
Westworld
Crazy Ex Girlfriend
Pandemic - Game

Tear Down Show #149: We're Shocked SHOCKED that Vine is Shutting Down

Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show:
Vine dead - Why it died (story) 
Twitter cuts 9% of its staff (story) 
Follow the #TwitterLayoffs Hashtag (story) 
Uber wants flying cars (story) 
Facebook's new voting app (story)
Dude gives up on self-driving car once he realizes it would be regulated (story) 
Cleantech is rebranding as smartcity (story) 
Microsoft made paint 3D (story) 
Facebook lets you exclude users based on ethnic affinity (story) 
Remember Jason Kilar of Hulu? He started a startup and it got bough and shut down (story) 
Drone hacking, now public (story) 
Screenagers
Muppet Babies is coming back
Hyperbole and a Half
Finished Luke Cage. Awesome series on Netflix. 
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TDS #148: DDoTDS - Distributed Denial of Tear Down Show

Here's what Michael and David discuss during the show:
IoT suffers black eye due to Mira botnet (story) 
Why we should be really scared about the massive Internet outtage - Small devices have turned against us. (story) 
One webcam company out of China issued a recall (story) 
Wirecutter sells to NYT for $30 Million (story) 
Hackers sabotage drone design, causing to crash (story) 
What is Samsung going to do about their reputation and how are they going to launch the poorly named phone Samsung Note 8? (story) 
Samsung parody videos being pulled off of Youtube due to Samsung copyright claims. (story) 
Here's a mattress that will detect if you're spouse is cheating on you (story) 
AT&T and Time Warner Merger - Apple angle. $85.4 billion (story) 
The smartwatch is dying (story)
Videogame voice actors on strike. They want a portion of game sales. They get $825 for a four hour session. (story) 
Pokeman Go players walked more, but not much. 1400 steps. About a 25% increase (story) 
Walking Dead - The spoiler avoidance
Far Out Space Nuts, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl

TDS 147: Michael and David Can’t Wait to Binge Hate-Watch Trump TV

On this episode of Tear Down Show, Michael and David discuss:
Three people hit $1.00 on Price is Right (story) 
Complete ban on Galaxy Note 7's on planes. You can't bring it on even if powered down. (story) 
Are you ready for Trump TV? (story) 
Peter Thiel to donate 1.25 million to Trump campaign (story) 
Dumping traditional sports for e-sports. (story) 
Are you ready for a marriage holiday? (story) 
Official word on not the official word on the Apple car is that it's failing (story) 
Meatless hamburgers that bleed have sold out (story) 
Google Flights will show you when prices are going to increase (story) 
Google Trips pretty darn cool as well
Netflix is killing it (story) 
Google to add fact checking to its news stories, but nobody's seen it (story) 
Divorce on HBO
Janet’s blog
Embedded podcast

Tear Down Show #146: Michael and David Wear Town Hall Debate Sweaters

Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show:
THE MOST IMPORTANT TOPIC IN AMERICA AND WORLD: CLOWNS (story) 
Tesla unveiling "mystery product". Let's guess what it is (story) 
Southwest flight evacuated after Samsung phone catches fire. And this was a replacement after the recall. (story) 
All the major carriers are offering replacement devices for Samsung Note 7 users. They halt sales of the phone. (story)
Comcast rolls out 1 TB caps. Scoble got one. His family got really close. Author used 1.2TB because of 4K video and gaming. (story) 
This week in singularity: lightly used robotics division for sale (story) 
Salesforce Shareholders weren't keen on Twitter deal so they squashed it. Fidelity Investments led the cause. (story)
Sony is trying to be the hip 40 something step dad and is releasing a movie starring...an emoji (story) 
Guardian buys ads on its own site only to discover that they're only getting 30% in worst case scenarios (story) 
Malcom Gladwell podcast on Toyota debacle. 
The Spoon
Luke Cage on Netflix - Erroneous that it took down Netflix

#145: If You Care About Your Children, You Won't Miss this Very Special Tear Down Show

On this week's episode of Tear Down Show, Michael and David interview two teenagers about their usage of social media. Is it as bizarre as you've been led to believe by the recent Wired article and episode of This American Life?

On the show we have two teenagers from opposite coasts who are very involved in social media.

Emi Powers. She has a protected account on Instagram www.instagram.com/emipowers.
Aidan Mitchell. He can be found on Twitter www.twitter.com/KillAidanMitch and he also wanted to give a shout out to his friend Elle Spurr at lespurr

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Creative Commons photo credit to Stefan Schmitz.

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Tear Down Show #144: Our Today Show performance is worse than Corey Feldman’

Here’s what Michael and David talk about during the show:

  • Do Women cost men money from a career perspective
  • Danny Bonaduce – David in Chicago Radio
  • Corey Feldman on Today show...What? Where? How? Why? (video)             
  • "unintended" consequences of free Internet kiosks in NYC were very expected (story)         
  • A bot to tell your wife you love her (story)                      
  • Coding with Swift Playgrounds – Apple (story)  
  • Mode media shuts down w/o notice (story)      
  • Binge watching can bring you closer to your spouse (story)       
  • This week in singularity: AI will eliminate 6% of jobs in 5 years (story)             
  • Watch streaming sports through TWITTER (story)                        
  • Guy at age 37 complaining about ageism. Created Old Geek Jobs             
  • 9-year old rugby player dominates        
  • Easy on Netflix

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Tear Down Show #143: Try listening to this episode without a headphone jack

  • Important news for pet owners (story)               
  • New iPhone has wireless earbuds - More for you to lose (story)
  • The new iphone: Missing the cycle (story)                       
  • Oculus wins an Emmy (story)    
  • Virginia Tech will get drone delivered burritos via Alphabet and Chipolte. (story)                   
  • This week in Singularity: Fake voices are getting less fake (story)                           
  • Galaxy Note 7 Users can't use their phones on planes (story)                  
  • Samsung's shares dropped as a result. A $10 billion loss (story
  • Twitter has an Alexa skill (story)                           
  • Half of people get mobile news alerts, but only half of those people actually look at them. (story)        
  • Elon Musk is starting conspiracy theories about its rocket (story)                                         
  • FCC's new plan reqires all cable companies to create apps to access their content (story)   
  • Don't write dating articles if you look like this dude                     
  • Adult coloring books – what’s up with that?                   
  • Rampant Media YouTube channel

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Tear Down Show #142: This episode is more explosive than a Samsung Galaxy 7

Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show:

  • 0 to $640M: Non-obvious Lessons Learned at BrightRoll (story)
  • SpaceX explodes (story)             
  • Apple owes $14.5 billion in back taxes (story)   
  • Why Ireland doesn't want Apple's money (story)           
  • When you're sad about a nerdy thing: Google kills Ara modular phone (story
  • IF you thought human soccer was dull, wait until you see robot soccer (story)               
  • This week in singularity: Watson makes a movie trailer (story)  
  • Galaxy Note 7 recalled due to exploding batteries (story)           
  • Mossberg says Jobs wanted to reinvent TV. And then he died.  (story)             
  • jean claude van johnson        
  • Unknown Caller by Debra Spark
  • Narcos - Season 2           

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Tear Down Show #141: Michael and David Host First Driverless Podcast

Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show:

  • Remember being mad about college textbook costs? Now its about online fees (story)        
  • Social Media Lives of Teens (story)                      
  • This week in singularity: Facebook fires 18 humans, promotes its algorithm (storystory 2
  • Should you charge your phone overnight? (story)                        
  • Netflix is a manbang knockoff. (story)   
  • Sports writer banned from Twitter for posting three Olympics GIFs (and then lifted after the story hit) (story)         
  • Are honorary corporate names the new honorary degrees? If you're a world class athlete, yes (story
  • Peter Thiel launches Legalist - Finance lawsuits you think will win (story
  • Forget Monet. Here's a Jobs. (story)      
  • Uber testing flat fare pricing in SF (story)           
  • First driverless taxis hit Singapore (story)           
  • Theater review: Pirates of Penzanz (that’s how Michael spelled it)             
  • The new Netflix arrivals are like digital Christmas (story)             
  • Louis CK and Jay Leno rip on each other              (video)
  • Unknown Caller by Debra Spark              (Get my sister’s book!)

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TDS #140: Our Sponsors Ask Us to Get Drunk and Lie

Here's what Michael and David talk about with their guest Dwayne Melancon (@thatdwayne), CTO of Tripwire.

 

 

  • The Poopocalypse: Robots are rubbing our nose in poop and we can't stop it (story)   
  • Uber auto driving cars in Pittsburgh (story)        
  • Dumb alibi story goes horribly wrong (story)     
  • NSA Hack (story)            
  • How Trolls are ruining the Internet (story)         
  • What is the deal with cheating in Pokemon Go? (story)
  • Pokemon Go SMS phishing (story)         
  • Finally, we're fighting back against the robot(calls) (story)          
  • Competitive pinball (story)        
  • Watch people play Pinball on Twitch (story)      
  • An iconic war photo (story)       
  • Oh Nothing, Just a Fake Human Sacrifice Near the Large Hadron Collider (story
  • Amazon launches a "featured on Product Hunt" section (story)
  • On The Morality Of Steve Miller’s “Take The Money And Run” (story)             
  • eero dramatically improved my home WiFi (so I can stream the following...) Mr. Robot and Silicon Valley           
  • Atlas Robot - Swearing Mod      
  • How to Hire 1M Security Pros    

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Tear Down Show #139: Michael and David's Podcast Preparation Now Involves Cupping

Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show:

  • The Pathetic Olympics   
  • The Lead Story: why are people cupping? (story)
  • eSports using more online traffic than the Olympics (story)                           
  • A Martin Skireli reply all email conversation happened today (story)  
  • GM wanted to buy Lyft. Lyft wants to continue dating around (story)  
  • Twitter is a honeypot for A-holes (story)
  • 40% of Americans have been harassed online (story)       
  • Twitter claims there are inaccuracies in the story (story
  • Target's adding a connected rubber ducky to their store.  Do you want one? (story)   
  • AdBlock Plus vs. Facebook - Cat and Mouse Game (story)
  • Another one-button control mechanism called Pop. Interested? (story)  
  • Health records are prime targets now for digital thieves (story)             
  • Arianna is leaving Huffpo. Should we care? (story)           
  • Vice Principals - coming around 
  • Don't celebrate too early sports fails

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Tear Down Show #137: David and Michael Voluntarily Leak Their Emails

Here’s what Michael and David talk about during the show:

 

  • Doug the Pug meets Mark Z's pooch (story)         
  • The hack of the DNC emails. Wikileaks lost the moral high ground (storystory2)                 
  • The election systems are probably hackable too (story)   
  • Amazon reaches new high of 268,900 employees — skyrocketing 47% in just one year (story)
  • Play Dungeons and Dragons on Roll20 (story)     
  • Instagram allowing control of comments (story
  • How Default settings rule the world (story)         
  • Buzzfeed editor reminds staff to not post political beliefs on social media (story)       
  • Second person is what makes you happy. Yes you! (story)
  • Oracle buys Netsuite for $9.3 billion (story)         
  • Millennials dig Word (story)
  • Musical.ly app - Make music videos to become famous (story)                           
  • HBO’s Ballers and Vice Principals           
  • Star Trek: Beyond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tear Down #136: Michael and David Desperately Try to Remember When Yahoo! Was Popular

Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show:

  • When is the right age to give your kids a smartphone? (story)         
  • #hackedbyjohnson give me your password request - This is amazing (story)              
  • Verizon Buying Yahoo (story)     
  • Yahoo original surfers (story)                   
  • Pokeman Go Sherpas (story)      
  • Milo Yiannopoulos banned from Twitter for going after Leslie Jones. Claims he's a conservative voice for Breitbart. Is it an act? (story1story2)                    
  • Redbox is testing new video streaming service (story)      
  • Dungeons and Dragons is now hip with A-list celebrities (story)             
  • Facebook launches first drone....for internet access (story)             
  • Selena Gomez getting $550K per social media post (story)             
  • This week in Singularity: Bots writing more fiction (story)
  • The VCR is officially dead (story)              
  • Mr  Robot         
  • Ballers is Back   
  • All last week with Colbert

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Tear Down Show #138: Lack of Physical Skill Dash Michael and David's Olympic Dreams

Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show:

 

  • Swimmers toes: we need to be paying attention to this important issue (story)  
  • IOC is cracking down on Olympics GIFS. Good luck on that. (story)  
  • New Apple Watch coming: are you ready to get one? (story)             
  • Apple converts its gun emoji to look like a watergun - People revolt (story)     
  • Walmart buys Jet.com for $3 Bs (story)  
  • Facebook changes its algorithm to avoid clickbait (story
  • Hulu's killing free, going all-paid (story)  
  • Pokémon Go drives a surge in smartphone backup battery sales (story)  
  • Blake Krikorian died (story)        
  • World's biggest cruise ship - Almost 9000 passengers (story)             
  • China's straddling bus hits the road (story)          
  • I'm going analog with a daytimer. Mock me if you want  
  • I finally listened to Malcom Gladwell's podcast and really liked it. Podcast episodes: The Stanford endowment; Elvis Costello and perfecting a song
  • Luke Aikins skydives without a parachute            
  • How do they score gymnastics    

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Tear Down Show #134: Meet The McEnroe-Borg of Podcasting

Here’s what David and Michael talk about during the show:

  • Facebook's Heavy Promotion of Live Video when dealing with gruesome live streaming (story
  • This week in the Singularity: Bomb robot used to kill Dallas suspect (story)  
  • Skill based casino games to attract Millennials (story)                                  
  • Dear Steve Miller segment:  Is it fair to ask an 80's hairband start to sing at your wedding? (story)     
  • Classic Blackberry and it's keyboard discontinued - end of an era (story)                       
  • Microsoft is betting future on AI (story
  • Snapchat gets a class action lawsuit over exposing sexually explicit content to minors (story)                          
  • How Valleywag changed my life: a post (story)   
  • VR porn festival in Japan (story
  • Bear live stream. You can't stop watching (story)              
  • startup: grooveshark episode     
  • McEnroe and Borg (watch on YouTube)  

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Tear Down Show #133: Our First In-Studio Video Podcast

Sure you could listen, but why not watch it here (www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwdH5oKbRRc)

Here’s what Michael and David talk about during the show:
Facebook favors friends and family over publications. Wasn't this always the case? Has been their second formal announcement. (story)
Fox News the most engaged site on Facebook (story) 
Uber tracking driving telemetrics for "safety." I argue it's to cover their legal behinds. (story)
AI chatbot lawyer overturns 160K parking tickets in London and NY (story) 
Olympic VR – DOA? (story) 
What's wrong with the 2D web? Why do we need at 3D web? 
Tony Hawk lands another 900 at 48
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Tear Down #132: Biggar and Better : Remembering Bill Biggar, Friend of The Tear Down Show

David begins the show talking about the tragic death of his friend and former guest on the show, Bill Biggar. Bill appeared on episode #120, which he wanted us to title “Biggar and Better” (the web address says that), so we’re titling this show “Biggar and Better.”

(if you want to hear the episode with Bill, that episode can be found here: Teardownshow – Tear-down-show-120-we-stand-in-line-to-buy-a-tesla-3-that-doubles-as-a-juicer)

Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show.
Brexit Brexit Brexit – John Oliver’s follow up after the vote
Twilio goes public. Shares close at 90% above starting price (story) 
Amazon's stealing new hires away from...Amazon (story)
YouTube livestream from your phone. (story) 
This week in Singularity: Boston Dynamics Dogs can't quite make it around the house (story) 
Matter media incubator opens in NYC. Should have started there. (story) 
What's wrong with VR. (story) 
Springer wins in German court against ad blocker Eyeo. (story) 
Dog influencers on Instagram (story) 
Miranda Sings heads to Netflix in October (story) 
UnREAL Season 2
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Tear Down Show #131: Michael and David Wait to be Acquired by Yahoo!

Here’s what Michael and David discuss during the show:
New segment: This week in the Singularity (story) 
Working long hours a sign of privilege (story) 
Ev Williams is the Forrest Gump of the Internet (story) 
Intense culture Netflix has created to remain competitive (story) 
Netflix juicers suing for higher pay and overtime (story) 
Yahoo's 53 acquisitions since Marissa Meyer. Most shut down. (story) 
Linkedin's other suitor (story) 
English Teacher Re-Titles Classic Poems As Clickbait In Last-Ditch Effort To Trick Students Into Learning (story) 
Beautiful stories about anonymous people (story) 
Season 3 Orange is the New Black
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