(Season 2) Episode 7 – DRM (not the boots)

DRM, also known as Digital Rights Management, is the mechanism from which the Netflix is provided for your Chill. How do publishers retain control of their copyrighted content, all while allowing you to still enjoy it? That’s DRM at work. The issue is, DRM has invaded many different industries (see: video games as well as tractors). How does this affect you? Tune in and find out!


Sources:

On John Deere Tractors:


Website: https://techthoughts.gay
Instagram: https://instagram.com/techthoughtspodcast/

Opening Music: Another World by BETTOGH

(Season 2) Episode 6 – Right to Repair

Your smartphone, your smartwatch, your… ventilator? What could all of these things possibly have in common? That’s right!- they’re expensive. Worse than that, none of these devices can be easily repaired, if at all. Why is this the case, and is there anything we can do about it?



Sources:

Apple Centric Issues:

“Warranty Void If Removed” is illegal:

Medical Device Repair:

On Right to Repair:


Website: https://techthoughts.gay
Instagram: https://instagram.com/techthoughtspodcast/

Opening Music: Another World by BETTOGH

(Season 2) Episode 5 – Gettin’ (SaSS)y

Software as a Service- with an acronym like that, how bad could it really be? Many pieces of software these days require a subscription, or at least, an always-on internet connection. Examples include Adobe’s Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and… your favorite video games? How did this even happen? Better yet, is there anything that you can do?


EPISODE NOTES/MISTAKES: Adobe CS6 is no longer available to purchase, Creative Cloud is the only option for the Adobe suite.


Sources:

Alternatives:


Website: https://techthoughts.gay
Instagram: https://instagram.com/techthoughtspodcast/

Opening Music: Another World by BETTOGH