Blue Origin’s New Shepard skims space in successful 8th test launch

Blue Origin conducted the 8th launch of its New Shepard sub-orbital rocket and crew capsule today out in Texas, and things couldn’t have gone better for the growing space tourism…

Tech News Today 1629: The Dongle Philosophy

Ron Richards joins Jason Howell to discuss Apple’s new MacBook Pro lineup that includes the much-rumored Touch Bar in place of the function keys. Apple also announced a new app…

FCC Approves AT&T’s $49B Acquisition of DirecTV: Tech News Today 1310

The Federal Communications Commission approved Friday AT&T’s $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV. For the full episode, go to http://twit.tv/tnt/1310. source

T-Mobile and Sprint have finally announced a merger agreement

Sprint and T-Mobile, after years of going back and forth as to whether they are going to tie up two of the largest telecom providers in the U.S., have announced…

Tech News Today 1737: Sexier Lemurs

Reuters reports that Comcast and AT&T claim that despite the house and senate’s votes against broadband privacy rules, they will not sell customers’ individual internet browsing information…. source

Original Content podcast: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is even more intense in season two

While streaming and bingeing seem increasingly synonymous, Hulu’s biggest hit The Handmaid’s Tale actually feels like an anti-binge. Some of that is just Hulu’s release strategy, where it doesn’t release…

Tech News Today 1730: Fix for the Switch

Airbnb says it has a plan to succeed where so many other big names in tech have failed: China. On Wednesday, Airbnb announced that it is doubling investment in China…

Is the world ready for the return of the PDA?

I want to live in the Gemini’s universe. It’s one where the promise of on-demand hardware has been fulfilled. Where crowfunding, rapid prototyping, scalable manufacturing all of those good things…

Emissary wants to make sales networking obsolete

There is nothing meritocratic about sales. A startup may have the best product, the best vision, and the most compelling presentation, only to discover that their sales team is talking…

Redd Foxx & Andy Kaufman: Tech News Today 1373

Two comedy icons will perform their routines back from the grave, thanks to Hologram USA. Maybe the phenomenon will catch on in Vegas someday. For the full episode visit https://twit.tv/tnt/1373……