Tear Down Show #162: This Episode is Snuggie Approved

Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show:
Consumer Reports will assess cybersecurity in product reviews (story) 
Snapchat's $34 billion valuation. 44% increase. David said they were morons for not taking Facebook's $3billion offer. (story) 
Snapchat is taking a beating (story) 
Twitter says its timeline tweaks are a success, but won't get too specific (story) 
MIT Reviews 10 breakthrough technologies for 2017 (story) 
Reddit to Trump in 24 hours (story) 
Google sorry for Google Home spitting out Obama conspiracy theory (story) 
Facebook tests a Dislike button in Messenger (story) 
The Snuggie has been classified as a blanket, not clothing (story) 
Girls final season
Logan
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Tear Down Show #161: Should We Purchase the Trump Troll Doll?

Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show:
How stoned are you quiz
Cloudbleed: Big web brands leaked crypto keys, personal secrets thanks to Cloudflare bug (story) 
An inside look at the failure of Disney's Maker deal (story) 
#DeleteUber - We are deeply saddened response only went out to 40 people (story) 
Uber sued by Google's Waymo for stealing 14000 sensitive documents (story) 
Another passenger sues Uber for sexual assault (story) 
The Trump Troll is killing it on Kickstarter (story) 
Toughest job interview questions – Glassdoor (story) 
Eagles are the new drone killers (story)
Drones are going to kill us somehow (story) 
Missing Richard Simmons Podcast
The Detour
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Tear Down Show #160: David eats a candy bar LIVE on the show!

Here’s what Michael and David talk about during the show:
David has the Lion candy bar from Dwayne Melancon. He saves it to eat on the show for the first time.
RSA highlights - Future of hacking. Worst malware stories. Vendors. Ransomware. Privacy issues. Role of security journalists now. 
Snap starts selling its augmented reality glasses online at spectacles.com (story) 
Sexual harassment at Uber. (story) They're going to look into it. (story) 
Everyone is offering unlimited plans now (story) 
Screens on planes being phased out (story) 
This guy was managing Sweden's Twitter acct when Trump named another fake terrorist attack (story) 
What could happen if you refuse to unlock your phone at the US border? (story)
The UW has a class called Calling BS in the era of big data (story) 
Big apartment management company sues Airbnb (story) 
Lego Batman, Siri reference
30 for 30 XFL
Pixar training on storytelling

Tear Down Show #159: A sandwich told us we're young actors looking for our big break

Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show:
David, do you know what my subway sandwich habits tell me? (story) 
Hot topics in Cybersecurity for RSA: Security poverty line, Ransomware, machine learning/automation/analytics
Cybersecurity is the new hotness (story) 
Ford dropped a B on self-driving car startup (story) 
Russians engineer a slot machine hack (story) 
The super bowl commercial set off a bunch of Google Homes (story) 
Hard Drive failure rates. 2016 edition from BackBlaze (story) 
New bot lets you autoinvest when Trump mentions a company (story) 
Coding is the new blue collar (story) 
New 24. Comedy series on CNN

Tear Down Show #158: We Want Everyone to Know What We Leaked to the Press

Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show:
How to Leak something to the press (story) 
Google has an app to design a dress for you: "Data Dress" (story) 
Hotel thermostats are placebos (story)
Tinder for orangutans (story)
Uber is still working on flying cars (story) 
Are Adult film stars in danger of losing their job to technology? (story) 
Facebook photo key to getting a job interview (story) 
Electrolux bought Anova, my headline sponsor! (story) 
A smartphone you can wash with soap and water (story) 
Should Elon Musk be advising Trump? (story) 
An app to mend the broken heart. It's called Mend. (story) 
Hater dating app (story) 
Trumpcast on slate
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Tear Down Show #157: In a Panic, Michael and David Hit Amazon's Random Candy Button

Here's what Michael and David talk about during the show:
Trump Strategist Stephen Bannon Says Media Should Keep its Mouth Shut (story) 
Trump still using his insecure Android phone (story) 
Trump staff using private server (story)
The rich are now doomsday preppers (story) 
Apple joins AI ethics consortium with other big 5 (story) 
Biggest Tech IPO in 2016, Line, is losing ground in 2017 (story) 
Managing fake news is not easy (story) 
Amazon has a random-candy button you can press (story) 
What Would Happen If You Never Took Your Earbuds Out? (story) 
There's yet another fat-content startup with big names: Axios (story) 
Facebook says it will promote longer videos with high completion rates in News Feed (story) 
Is Verizon looking at Charter? (story) 
Uber passes Starbucks as business travelers #1 expense (story) 
New music by Flobots
Society is collapsing
The Young Pope on HBO - The big three networks are dead

Tear Down Show #156: We Believe 5 Million Illegal Votes Were Cast Against Us

We recorded on Inauguration Day and here’s what we discussed:

  • Michael’s big announcement
  • The awkward gift exchange       
  • Two carrots hugging (see the picture)   
  • Spark Media Solutions celebrates 10 years in business (story)                 
  • Trump's POTUS Twitter used an Obama Inaguration pic (story
  • Apparently there's ANOTHER social app name we have to learn (story)             
  • Google products appear on top in Google searches (story)         
  • Sonos has a new CEO, who apparently wants to do the things his previous CEO didn't (story)    
  • Uber settles for $20 million overstating income potential (story)             
  • Kristen Stewart wrote a research paper (story)               
  • IDG sold to Chinese investors just before inauguration day (story)             
  • Zuckerberg may be harboring political ambitions (story)             
  • Zuckerberg has a team of people managing his digital presence (story)             
  • Disco Demolition Night - UNDONE         
  • Netflix advertising how much content it's pushing out. 21 shows in 4 days

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Tear Down Show #155: This Episode is PACKED with Fake News, Real News, “Who Cares” News

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

  • CES!     
  • Michael’s AMAZING Mexico border story
  • Trade show of trade shows
  • Amazon to hire 100K new jobs in 18 months (story)      
  • Russia's state TV network took over CSPAN for 10 minutes
  • Journalism, Media And Technology Trends And Predictions 2017 (story
  • Andy Rubin is creating new AI powered consumer hardware (story)             
  • Fake news debunkers: BBC (story)         
  • Chrone Extension from First Draft News (story)
  • Daimler invests in Starship, a robot delivery company   
  • Apple to create original content (story)
  • YouTube institutes Superchat on live streams. Paid messages (story)             
  • Michael Lewis - Undoing Project            
  • Why Oh Why podcast - Randy stories   

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Tear Down Show #154: Michael and David's "How To" Guide to Getting Banned from Uber

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

  • Beacon technology at conferences        
  • Are you using Signal?    
  • Amazon Go: Amazon wants to reinvent the grocery store (story)             
  • Clean Your Desk - Amazon interview experience (story)
  • Pebble is no more.
  • How to get banned from Uber (story)   
  • Is the era of gadgets over? (story)          
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will no longer charge after the next update (story
  • The very best "How To" Guide to failing at CRM (story
  • 70 of the Most Useful websites
  • Trumpcast on Slate
  • Moana  

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Tear Down Show #153: We're acquired! Spread it around, even if it's not true

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

  • Buzzfeed does groundbreaking story on the horror of sharting (story)             
  • Along Came Polly          
  • Gooligan Malware (story)          
  • Are you ready for virtual eating, David? (story
  • Pebble rumored to be acquired by Fitbit (story)             
  • When tech is a problem child (story)     
  • Buzzfeed names fake news expert as editor (story)        
  • AT&T and T-Mobile fighting against Net neutrality with zero rating data (story)       
  • Amazon creating new touchscreen device (story)           
  • It's getting worse for retail stores. Amazon Prime members double or triple their spending after they join. This goes into building more fulfillment centers. (story)         
  • You can now download Netflix movies (story)  
  • Man in the High Castle 
  • The Gist with Mike Pesca           
  • Free to Play: The Movie             

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Tear Down Show #152: How Can It Be a Meme if We Never Heard of It?

Tear Down Show #152: How Can It Be a Meme if We Never Heard of It?

Here’s what Michael and David talk about during the show:
Memes of 2016: it's time to decide (story) 
Friend of show has had his company acquired (story) 
Fewer than 3% of cars sold are sold with manual transmission (story) 
Another Gigafactory is coming, this time to Europe (story) 
Airbnb is getting into tour guides (story) 
Social media is altering global events, most notably our election (story) 
Fake news is more viral than real news - Quantity doesn't matter. What matters is the number of people who share it. (story) 
Post Truth: Oxford's word of the year. First used in 1992. But used 2000% this year vs. last year. (story) 
A reviewer got his hands on a $1500 computer-powered oven, and he wasn't happy (story) 
How to remove Trump or anything else from your feeds (story) 
Twitter new controls for hate speech - Not far enough (story) 
Dude sets up netcam, gets infected by malware botnet within minutes (story)
Guy steals credit card and uses it to buy home security camera (story) 
The story of Aardman
Jimmy Fallon - Metallica - Enter Sandman on classroom instruments
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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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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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