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TNT 1695: Let That Dongle Dangle

January 31, 201737 min
Apple posted record sales of its iPhone for the 4th quarter of 2016 with 78.3 million sold, continuing its trend of increasing revenue year after year. CEO Tim Cook also said that its Apple Watch was breaking records, though no numbers were shared.While everyone was deleting Uber, the ride-hailing service inked a deal with with Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz. Over the next few years the German car maker will operate their own self-driving cars on Uber's ridesharing network.Nintendo reported quarterly earnings of $569 million in profit, a major improvement over last quarter's $57.1 million loss. Nintendo credits Pokemon Sun and Moon for the 3DS for much of that movement with 14.69 million in sales.Yesterday we told you that ransomware had locked a hotel full of guests out of their rooms. According to The Verge the computers were attacked, but hotel patrons were neither locked in nor out of their rooms. Hotel staff had some trouble programming new keys, but that was it.The Nextbit Robin phone offered virtually unlimited storage thanks to smart cloud storage mechanics of low priority files. Now gaming company Razer announced that it bought Nextbit, and all 30 team members will now continue their work on Nextbit products as Razer employees.Adrienne Matei, editor of NUVO magazine, talks about chatbots to bring your dead friends and family back to life in a kind of augmented eternity.
Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell
Guest: Adrienne Matei
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