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Digital Trends Live: $6,000 Mac, portless iPhone, Golden Globe nominations

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, hosts Greg Nibler and Luke Larsen dive into the biggest tech topics of the day, including a $6,000 Mac Pro, a portless iPhone on the horizon, Tesla’s “premium connectivity,” Snapchat’s “harmless” deepfakes, Golden Globe nominations, and more.


Nibler then speaks with pro Fortnite player Myth, who talks about the 5G revolution, as well as his life in the fast lane as a pro gamer.

Don McGuire

Don McGuire, vice president of marketing at Qualcomm, speaks with Nibler at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit about how 5G technology is primed to make some major changes in our daily lives.

It’s then time for some awesome tech you can’t buy yet. Nibler is joined by DT Senior EditorDrew Prindle to talk about some amazing tech on the horizon, including a 3D SLA printer, a smartphone microscope, and a 2-terabyte keychain.

Øyvind Birkenes

We then speak with Øyvind Birkenes, chief executive officer of Airthings, about continuous air monitoring in your home.

Daryl Davis and Bill Ottman

Finally, DT Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Kaplan speaks with Daryl Davis, activist and musician, and Bill Ottman, CEO of, a new social media network that promotes civil internet discourse.

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Despite giving iOS users the ability to opt out of the service, recordings of unconsenting users were made and sent to Apple as the result of a bug in iOS 15.  The bug has since been fixed as of the iOS 15.2 update, and Apple addressed the issue by saying that it deleted "audio received from all affected devices" in a statement to ZDNet. In the same statement, Apple said that the bug turned on the Improve Siri and Dictation setting on unaware iOS users, but the company has turned the setting off again for those affected.

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