Tech Musings and Outtakes - Part One

Episode 5: Tech Musings + Outtakes – Part One

Show notes:

In Episode 5 of The Rebel Devs Podcast, Tom and Jonah discuss technology news and what you should read between the headlines.

Topics discussed:

  1. EU: Smartphones will need to have replaceable batteries by 2027
  • All phones, including iPhones, released in the EU must have a battery the user can easily replace with no tools or expertise
  • Phones will also need to become more recyclable as well as produced with a higher percentage of recycled materials
  • This comes after several other “consumer friendly” laws, such as requiring Apple to replace lightning with USB C on future iPhones and warning them against limiting speeds of “uncertified” cables like they do today.
  1. Vivint security systems
  • Buy it because it has ‘cool features’
  • Cellular backup – admittedly pretty useful
  1. A lawsuit claims Google has been ‘secretly stealing everything ever created and shared on the internet by hundreds of millions of Americans’ to train its AI
  • If the product is free, you are the product
  • This likely isn’t just Google
  • This is also why many companies, such as Reddit and Twitter, claim to be charging for their API usage now instead of offering it for free
  • Antitrust
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With over twenty years of experience in the industry, Thomas May, CEO of Different Dev, is a respected member of the IT community and a Veeam Vanguard. He leads a professional team dedicated to providing the best in disaster recovery and business continuity services.

Jonah May is a Veeam Certified Engineer, a Veeam Certified Architect, and has been a Veeam Vanguard for three years. Jonah's contributions to the Veeam community have been invaluable, and he has played a key role in shaping the future of the industry.

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