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Angry Tech News #46: Nefarious Inefficiencies

CES 2023 rundown, Another phone vulnerability, Xbox likes to think it’s green, and more EV stories than I meant to put in this show!

Also, angry thanks to Baron Spud the Mitey, whom I forgot to call out, but who still supports the show immensely.

Links:

Alexa smart toilet from Kohler
https://www.theverge.com/2022/12/19/23510864/kohler-numi-smart-toilet-alexa-ces-2022
CNET: Upcoming CES Products
https://www.cnet.com/tech/ces-products-coming-in-2023/
Earspy vulnerability
https://www.androidpolice.com/earspy-attack-eavesdrop-using-motion-sensors/
Consumer spending on apps dropped 2%
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/app-downloads-stagnant/ar-AA16Jjlo
Zenimax testers vote to unionize
https://www.reuters.com/business/microsoft-videogame-testers-form-companys-first-us-union-2023-01-03/
UK – EV charge costs more than petrol
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/consumer/average-ev-fast-charging-costs-soar-above-petrol
US – EV charge costs more than gas
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2023/01/30/nolte-cheaper-drive-gas-powered-car-100-miles-than-average-electric-car/
WY legislators introduce bill to ban gas-powered cars
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/wyoming-lawmakers-push-for-electric-car-ban-and-to-limit-sales-by-2035/ar-AA16rHNN
Heavier EVs raise safety concerns
https://techaeris.com/2023/01/13/ntsb-raises-concerns-that-evs-might-be-unsafe-as-curb-weights-rise/
Copper thieves stripping electric charging stations
https://evol.news/news/copper-thieves-have-new-target-electric-vehicle-charging-stations/
Xbox pretends they’re green
https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/shopping/xbox/ar-AA16ec2c

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Angry Tech News #34: Quarterly Incomprehensible

Russia takes Silicon Valley to court, Investors take Silicon Valley to court, SEC takes Silicon Valley to court, Ransomware shuts down college, Ransomware shuts down planting season, Instagram gets NFTs, Discord Hackers get NFTs, and Xbox sucks!