37 minutes | May 13, 2016

techslant #122 – There’s No Contingency Plan for Stupid - techSlant

On this episode of techSlant, Sam and Donovan talk about Hulu’s plan to offer a web subscription of on-demand programming from networks such as ESPN, ABC, Fox and FX, Windows 10 doesn’t care if you’re playing and streaming video games or not – it has updates to install!  Amazon attempts to go head to head with YouTube, but Donovan and Sam don’t think they’ll succeed or at the very least, they aren’t targeting the true nature of YouTube. Charter gets dinged for preventing users from using their own cable modems, just in time for the merger that will make them the 2nd largest cable company in the U.S., when using Cortana on Windows 10, you’ll be locked into using Edge and Bing, a new ruling is poised to give the government even more power by allowing them to remotely seize your computer and other electronic devices, and alternative energy wins the day in Germany when enough was produced on May 8th that commercial customers were being PAID to use electricity.  What a world! Full Show Notes 2:17 – Hulu plans web subscription with top programmers 3:14 – Windows 10 updates in the middle of game stream 4:56 – Amazon attempts to take on YouTube with Amazon Video Direct 9:13 – Charter Communications fined for preventing customers from using their own cable modems 13:14 – Cortana searches on Windows 10 will ONLY use BING and Edge 17:15 – The government soon may be able to seize your computer remotely and it will be legal 22:00 – Germany’s alternative energy initiatives produce enough power on May 8th that commercial customers were paid to use electricity amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_enable_interest_ads = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "slantfm-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "auto"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "9c57458bfdff460e66a2aab75bf73cbf"; amzn_assoc_fallback_mode = {"type":"search","value":"computers, smartphones, music, movies, television"}; amzn_assoc_default_category = "All"; amzn_assoc_emphasize_categories = "13900871,5088769011,979455011,301668,229534,468642";
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