Tech News Today

Aug 8th 2017

Tech News Today 1827

This Podcast Is for the Dogs

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Records every weekday at 7:00pm Eastern / 4:00pm Pacific / 23:00 UTC.
Guests: Evan Ackerman
Category: News

The author of the so-called "anti-diversity manifesto" has been fired from Google. CEO Sundar Pichai said publicly that the contents of the memo violated Google code of conduct, giving those who claim Google isn’t open to dissenting opinions more ammo to back their claims. The leaves are starting to change and so have the iPhone rumors, coming faster and more furious every day. KGI's Ming Chi Quo says this fall we'll see an Phone 8 and an iPhone 7s in three colors. The Impossible Burger, made with genetically engineered yeast, would bleed like an actual burger made from cow's bodies. But until the Food and Drug administration says that soy leghemoglobin isn't an allergen, they won't confirm that its safe for humans to eat. And hackers who stole 1.5 terabytes of data from HBO last week dumped a new lot of that data, releasing more scripts, emails and the phone numbers of some of the actors on Game of Thrones.

Megan Morrone and Jason Howell also talk to Evan Ackerman, contributing editor at the iEEE Spectrum blog about a mechanical robot that's going to Venus and how hackers could trick neural networks into thinking a Stop sign is a 45 mph speed limit sign. Plus, find out if dogs like audiobooks.

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