The New Screen Savers

Feb 24th 2018

The New Screen Savers 145

Farmers Turned Hackers and the Right to Repair

Right to repair, boosting cell signals, Samsung S9 leaked
Records live every Saturday at 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific / 23:00 UTC.
Category: Help & How To

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. 

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