On this episode of The New Screen Savers for Saturday, February 24, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Iain Thomson:
- Why have some farmers turned to hacking to fix their tractors? Jason Koebler from Motherboard talked to several farmers who are doing just this, and it all boils down to the "right to repair." Kelsea Weber from iFixit updates us on what is happening with this movement on the state and federal level.
- Jason Howell has a review of the new professional audio controller for musicians, the Universal Audio Arrow.
- Would you use a bot to lower your bills? Megan Morrone shows us Trim.
- We have two Calls for Help. One on setting up a smart speaker to make phone calls. The second, we'll try to solve a cellular signal problem on 80 acres of land!
- Plus in the Mail Bag, we'll answer a Spectre and Meltdown question, and another on Net Neutrality myths.
Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.
- The FCC’s order gutting net neutrality is now official — but the fight is just getting started
- In One Tweet, Kylie Jenner Wiped Out $1.3 Billion of Snap’s Market Value
- Tractor-Hacking Farmers Are Leading a Revolt Against Big Tech's Repair Monopolies
- Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware
- Washington Bill Would Make it Illegal to Sell Electronics That Don’t Have Easily Replaceable Batteries
- Apple Is Lobbying Against Your Right to Repair iPhones, New York State Records Confirm
- Echo Connect
- Verizon Signal Boosters