Weekly Refresh


Hosted by Jacob Goldfischer& team (weeklyrefresh@wnyu.org). Weekly Refresh is a technology news show airing every Saturdays from 4-4:15pm EST on WNYU in the NYC tri-state area and worldwide on wnyu.org. The program focuses on social and cultural debates with a weekly topic surrounding a presence (or lack thereof) of technology. The show features this week’s tech news and highlights alongside a variety of guests. Join the conversation live on air or online with most social medias.

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A weekly podcast on WNYU-FM full of technology news and topics from all areas. Featuring a diverse panel of individuals; both hobbyist and everyday consumers. Live every Wednesday 7-7:30pm EST 89.1fm // wnyu.org
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2017-06-22 18:18
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2017-06-06 19:30
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Weekly Refresh #2.30 "Netflix and Chill"

News https://techcrunch.com/gallery/everything-apple-announced-at-its-wwdc-keynote/ https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2017/6/6/15745062/apple-pencil-case-ipad-accessory https://www.engadget.com/2017/06/06/dont-compare-apple-homepod-to-amazon-echo/ http://w...
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Weekly Refresh #2.29 "Tech Etiquette"

News Is “I forget” a valid defense when court orders demand a smartphone password? (https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/05/jail-looms-large-for-suspects-ordered-to-reveal-forgotten-passwords/) Court Finds Man Guilty for Liking Defamatory Comments ...
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Weekly Refresh #2.28 "Don't Doxx Me Bro"

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Weekly Refresh #2.27 "Social Media Meltdown"

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Weekly Refresh #2.26 "Angela Grammatas Makes Noise"

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Weekly Refresh #2.25 "We Are All Fake News"

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Weekly Refresh #2.24 "THE Uber Refresh"

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Weekly Refresh #2.22 "Kids These Days"

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Weekly Refresh #2.21 "Weekly FCC-fresh"

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Weekly Refresh #2.20 "ItS tHe enD of THe WORLD as wE KNOw IT??"

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Weekly Refresh #2.19 "#NYCDFF and Switch Impressions"

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Weekly Refresh #2.18 "Spring Fever"

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Weekly Refresh Show #52 "The Meta Show" - Radio/Podcasts

Google to offer no limit on Google Photo uploads anymore for Nexus phones Amazon Echo now to be available on web browsers (echoism.io) Europe wants more control over digital streaming services Facebook begins tracking non-users around the internet—————...
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Weekly Refresh Show #51 "Meltdown" - Nuclear Tech

AT&T Begins Capping Broadband Users on May 23rd Foursquare using bots to predict restaurants for you Google Chrome To Disallow Backspace As a‘Back’ Button Microsoft just being savage now Twitter follow-up—————————— https://www.dslreports.com/showne...
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Weekly Refresh Show #50 "Tech Crunch Disrupt Coverage"

News:—————————————————————————————————- What We Want to Know from Google I/O Twitter may exclude links and pictures from tweet limit Google will pay Arizona rivers $20 per hour to test self-driving cars A bezel-free iPhone with Touch ID sensor in the d...
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Weekly Refresh Show #49 "Freemium" - Price of Free

Newz!———————————————————————- Scientists warn of‘global sleep crisis’ from data collected on smartphone app Nvidia reveals their most powerful graphics cards yetIBM wants everyone to try a Quantum Computer Google to restrict ads for payday loans Uber a...
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Weekly Refresh Show #48 "What if we lived to 200?" - Longevity

What is going on in the tech world? Google and Fiat Chrysler announce driverless cars deal Oculus Rift will be sold at Best Buy WhatsApp ban in Brazil overturned after less than 24 hrs 10 year old finds flaw in instagram, gets 10 grand Hide your passwo...
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Weekly Refresh Show #47 "passw0rd" - Cybersecurity

Facebook Hack OneDrive causes a fuss yet again The future of Smartphone cameras is to add more of them. Selfies in the Voting Booth? Snapchat Fights for the Right————————————————————— http://fortune.com/2016/04/25/facebook-two-hackers/ http://www.unive...
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Weekly Refresh Show #46 "MLG" - Gaming

HLS warns about Quicktime for WindowsWWDC Prediction House Passes Bill to Sabotage Net Neutrality No new Data Was Found on the San Bernardino iPhone Don Quixote in tweets————————————- http://www.networkworld.com/article/3057214/security/homeland-securi...
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Weekly Refresh Show #45 - Quantum Computing

Special Thanks Benjamin Burdick——————————————————WhatsApp is now fully encrypted Personal Facebook posts on the decline Facebook is getting into the VR Camera Business Panama Papers Tesla Easter egg lets you drive on Mario Kart’s Rainbow Road——————————...
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Weekly Refresh Show #44 - NYU Hyperloop

Tesla Model 3 is giving people Apple fever (James) The Feds Ordered Google to Help Unlock Phones, and Google Didn’t Fight Back (Keenan) Reddit’s Robin (Ben) Reddit’s transparency report (Ben)——————————————— http://www.slashgear.com/i-tried-the-tesla-mo...
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Weekly Refresh Show #43 - SXSW Part 2

Microsoft Build 2016 (James) Netflix throttles data (James) Microsoft deletes‘teen girl’ AI after it became a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours (Keenan) Google Maps mistake leads to the wrong house being torn down by demolishers (Keenan) Apple wa...
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Weekly Refresh Show #42 - SXSW Part 1

Carl’s Jr.CEO wants to try automated restaurant where customers ‘never see a person’ (Keenan) ProtonMail (James) Google drops Boston Dynamics (James) UnderwaterCRACUNS Drone is cool. (Jacob) Your Instagram feed will be going through some changes(Jacob)...
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Weekly Refresh Show #41 "Internet for Hire" - IoT

Project Fi for all Seagate to release fastestSSD ever New 3D video game streaming. Amazon wants some VR action too Fingerprint scanners can be fooled by inkjet printers. Verizon’s “supercookies” violated net neutrality transparency rule Amazon to Resto...
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Weekly Refresh Show #40 "NYC Drone Film Festival”

Inventor of email and savior of the @ sign, Ray Tomlinson, is dead at 74 Why OEMs should stop using different chips in the same phone Google’s Self-Driving Car Caused Its First Crash Microsoft no longer to purchase Slack Article all aboutDJI. Samsung S...
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Weekly Refresh Show #39 "Killer Drones" - Drones in the Military

Sprint brings back contracts, keeps choices The Raspberry Pi 3 adds Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Apple Doesn’t Have to HelpFBI in New York iPhone Case, Judge Says / Congress tellsFBI that forcing Apple to unlock iPhones is‘a fool’s errand’ Android and the death of...
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Weekly Refresh Show #38 "HackNYU 2016"

Apple vsFBI Getting closer for Google’s Self-Driving Cars Cable Boxes andFCC Samsung and LG launch new flagships and VR Htc vive has announced a price and release date. Facebook reactions————————————— http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/02/17/4...
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Weekly Refresh Show #37 "The Weekly Rewind" - Old Tech

What is old tech? Old news articles about old technology. (Univac, Cassette Tapes, Color TV, Steam Engines??) Our firsts (Phones, Computers, TV’s) Examples of tech you thought were super cool back in the day? Old tech that never took off / total flops ...
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Weekly Refresh Show #36 "The Cheap Seats" - Super Bowl 50/ Concussions

Mobile World Congress 2016 1-Terabit InternetFROMSPACE Safe Internet Day– Google drive Ad Blocking wins on Android The Grammy Trophies Are Watching You ——————————————- http://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/#230ff6a51dfb http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/10...
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Weekly Refresh Show #35 iRIP - Digital life after Death

Smartphones at ATMs Tom Wheeler fires back at cable lobby, says cable box fees are too high Apple in a slump Study Finds That If You Spend More Than an Hour A Day on Social Media, You’re Probably Not Sleeping Well Free Google Fiber in Low income housin...
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Weekly Refresh Show #34 "The Rainforest of Products" - Amazon

Verizon first to the 5G game Shodan Apple Car head bails Nearly third of owners don’t use a lockscreen passcode—————————————— http://www.techtimes.com/articles/126858/20160123/verizon-gears-up-to-pilot-blazing-fast-5g-technology-in-us-this-year.htm htt...
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Weekly Refresh Show #33 "Big Bad Providers" - Carriers and Service Providers

Only Win 10 is supported on new hardware Verizon FreeBee Plan No more backwards S-Pen jams on newer Note 5 Facebook’s “Friend Finder” ruled unlawful in German high court Google Tests “Tap 10,” A Rewards Program For Android Pay Users—————————————— http:...
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Weekly Refresh Show #32 “Cutting the Cord” - Streaming Services

We broke 1K Views/downloads online! Unlimited AT&T Data NetflixCEO Says Account Sharing Is OKRIP iPhone Headphone Jack AndRIP Internet Explorer 4G e-cig smartphone Once Again, Piracy Is Destroying The Movie Industry… To Ever More Records At The Box...
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Weekly Refresh Show #31 "Sharing is Caring" - Sharing Economy/Disruptive Tech

Oculus Preorder but with a high price GM partners with Lyft LG takes theCES show yet again Mike Tyson’s Bitcoin Wallet The Mike Tyson BitcoinATM————————————————————————- https://www.oculus.com/en-us/blog/oculus-rift-pre-orders-now-open-first-shipments-...
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Weekly Refresh Show #30 "Belated Buyers Guide" - Best of 2015

The future of Messaging New Google Glass model hits theFCC website Linux Pioneer Ian Murdock Dead at 42 Here’s how Apple synchronized all your Apple Watches —————- http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2015/12/28/future-messaging-app-spells-end-googl...
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Weekly Refresh Show #29 Behind the Scenes Special

Take a look behind an episode of Weekly Refresh and hear some of the show’s history and off microphone moments.
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Weekly Refresh Show #28 "The anti-Techie" - Neo-Luddism

6 Consecutive Star Wars– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB1Pq1_M-Wg—————- Weekly Refresh Moves back to Wednesday at 7pm Object programmingFAA announces drone owners must register by February 19th, 2016 Never not Online Google: We have proof that our q...
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Weekly Refresh Show #27 "ThisIsNotaDrill.mp3" - Technology in an Emergency

Google Tracking Kids U.S. Agent Gets Six Years Prison for Silk Road Bitcoin Theft Tag Smartwatch International Robotics Exhibition in Tokyo—————————— http://www.pcworld.com/article/3011076/privacy/google-accused-of-tracking-school-kids-after-it-promise...
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Weekly Refresh Show #26 “Can You Hear Me Now?” - Communication

Li-Fi Amazon Prime Air V-tech was hacked Comcast– Net Neutrality Raspberry Pi Zero——————————————— http://nation.com.pk/snippets/29-Nov-2015/li-fi-100-times-faster-than-wi-fi http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/11/amazon-shows-off-prototype-drone-for-f...
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Weekly Refresh Show #25 "Show me the Money" - Digital Currency

Weekly Refresh Show #25“Show me the Money”– Digital Currency——————————————— Break up with Facebook Paris Attacks Fan Encryption Debate Internet Cafes Yahoo Mail Blocks Users Who Block Ad——————————————— http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015...
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Weekly Refresh Show #24 "Teaching Tech" - Education

What happens when Google’s cars get pulled over? Permeable concrete The new SteamOs is a pile Better App Store searching————————- http://qz.com/549062/what-happens-when-a-self-driving-car-gets-pulled-over-by-a-cop-nothing/ https://www.inverse.com/artic...
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Weekly Refresh Show #23 "Mad Men" - Advertisements

Release of the FullTPP Text After Five Years of Secrecy Confirms Threats to Users’ Rights More VW Trouble Artificial intelligence: ‘Homo sapiens will be split into a handful of gods and the rest of us’ Portable Particle Accelerators Google standardizin...
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Weekly Refresh Show #22 "The Device Food Chain" - Devices

Lenovo’s new tablet. It has a projector and is wierd.RIP Chrome OS Comcast 300GB Data Cap The new Apple TV————————————————————- http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/landingpage/yoga/yoga-tab.html?cid=us:paidsocial:p9h1pn http://www.capitalberg.com/say-goodbye-...
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Weekly Refresh Show #21 - Wearhacks NYC Special

Nextbit Robin available for pre-order Oslo just declared that it will become the first major city to ban cars TheWSJ reports nintendo shipped out dev kits of new consoleFCC Votes to Stop Prisons from Charging $14 a Minute for Phone Calls Jack Dorsey is...
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Weekly Refresh Show #20 - Techweek Special

A Second Snowden Has Leaked a Mother Lode of Drone Docs Amazon targets 1,114‘fake reviewers’ in lawsuit iPhone “Chipgate” 3D printed teeth to keep your mouth free of bacteria Samsung Pay UpdateFCC Investigating AT&T, Verizon For Unfair Business Pra...
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Weekly Refresh Show #19 "ABCs" - Everything Google/Alphabet

Hulu VR App Judge declines to order Apple to disable security on device seized by U.S. Amazon will ban sales of Apple TV and Google Chromecast Dell andEMC Merger——————————————- http://www.hngn.com/articles/138868/20151010/hulu-launch-virtual-reality-ap...
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Weekly Refresh Show #18 "eBallot" - Politics

DDOS Attacks QR Codes on gravestones Peeple App Amazon violates retail neutrality——————————— www.computerworld.com/article/298703…-for-ddos.html www.theatlantic.com/technology/arch…he-dead/370901/ www.cnn.com/2015/10/01/opinions…eple-app/index.html www...
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Weekly Refresh Show #17 - Maker Faire NYC Special

Netflix VR Facebook Notes Update—————————————— www.engadget.com/2015/09/25/how-n…y-its-not-in-hd/ www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/f…more-blogging/—————————————— The companies we talked to: Re-Phone– www.seeed.com/rephone Consumer Reports– consumerre...
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