Thomas Andrew Merritt is a technology journalist, writer, and broadcaster best known as the host of several podcasts. He is the former co-hosts of Tech News Today on the Network.
Recent episodes featuring Tom Merritt
Xenobots Have Heart (Cells) - DTNS 3700
Scientists from Tufts University, the University of Vermont, and the Wyss Institute at Harvard published early research in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences about robots made from heart and skin cells derived from frog embryo stem cells that they call xenobots. What does this mean for robotics and what are the ethical issues at play?Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Len Peralta, Roger Chang, Annalee Newitz For information regarding your data privacy, visit
A Caucus of Apps - DTNS 3699
The Iowa Caucus takes place February 3 and Democratic Party will be using an in-house smartphone app to send out results. Justin shares hits thoughts the party's latest attempt to leverage smartphone technology.Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Justin Robert Young For information regarding your data privacy, visit
#372 - Hmmm... hmmm.
We’ve got Hugo nominations open! And a new Heinlein novel. I mean “new” to everybody but him, we guess. Plus, we kick off In the Company fo Others by Julie E. Czerneda.
Twitter Won't Edit Stance on Edit - DTNS 3698
When asked about an edit feature for Twitter, company CEO Jack Dorsey said "We'll probably never do it." What's the logic behind his statement and would an edit feature add or detract from the platform?Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang, Scott Johnson For information regarding your data privacy, visit
Live Livers, Body Not Included - DTNS 3697
Quibi insists it's not competing with traditional streaming incumbents like Hulu or Netflix. But then who is it for and what's the business case?Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, Roger Chang. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
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Jun 28th, 1970
Los Angeles, CA, USA
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2 weeks, 3 days