F5 Live: Refreshing Technology (Audio)

Hosted by Scott Ertz and Avram Piltch, F5 Live: Refreshing Technology is a livecast covering the worlds of gadgets, gaming, internet, and media.




The End of the Road for Devices and Security - Episode 667

July 07, 2024

This week, Amazon ends the Astro robot, Nintendo ends the Wii U console, hackers end your security, and Paramount+ ends its independence.


Streaming Sports and AI Spying - Episode 666

May 19, 2024

This week, AI is coming for your data, Adult Swim is giving back games, the EU is investigating Meta, and another streaming service is coming.


Failures and Bannings - Episode 665

April 28, 2024

This week, Apple Vision Pro ships less, Garry's Mod cuts Nintendo content, the FCC revives Net Neutrality, and TikTok's time is almost up.


Tech Dreams: Death and Rebirth - Episode 664

April 14, 2024

This week, Alexa Skills are in trouble, Pokmon Violet leads to jail, Broadband Labels are here, and Star Trek: Lower Decks is going.


Lawsuits and Shutdowns Abound - Episode 663

March 17, 2024

This week, Apple and Epic are at it again, Adult Swim is killing off some games, TikTok's clock is ticking, and NYT says it didn't hack ChatGPT.


Layoffs, Lies, and Mergers - Episode 662

March 03, 2024

This week, Wendy's wants dynamic prices, gaming studios lay off devs, Wikipedia doesn't trust AI, and Warner Bros. doesn't want Paramount.


Truth and Consequence - Episode 661

February 04, 2024

This week, Apple is maliciously complying, Microsoft is laying off eSports, Google is clearing the cache, and UMG is silencing TikTok.


The Ever-Changing Modern World - Episode 660

December 18, 2023

This week, Android is opening up, E3 is closing down, CMG Local wants your privacy, and Mickey Mouse wants to be yours.


Failed Project and New Beginnings - Episode 659

December 03, 2023

This week, Apple Card's future's in question, Netflix Games is adding Grand Theft Auto, Meta's in a privacy mess, and WB's proud of courageous cancelations.


Rough Beginnings and Ends - Episode 658

November 12, 2023

This week, Fire OS might be dropping Android, Modern Warfare 3 is losing maps, Omegle is leaving the net, and SAG-AFTRA is getting back to work.


New Products and Legal Battles - Episode 657

November 05, 2023

This week, Apple's sales drop, Blizzard's future is revealed, Sam Bankman-Fried's fate is sealed, and YouTube's Terms of Service is enforced.


Strikes and Lawsuits Affecting Your Life - Episode 656

October 01, 2023

This week, Panos Panay leaves Microsoft for Amazon, SAG-AFTRA strikes against games, Amazon is sued by the FTC, and the WGA strike is over.


The Results of Bad Decision-Making - Episode 655

September 19, 2023

This week, hackers disabled most of Las Vegas, Unity destroyed its value, Microsoft had an AI nightmare, and the EU fined TikTok.


September 10, 2023 - Episode 654

September 10, 2023

This week, Microsoft is defending Copilot users, ReedPop is abandoning E3, X wants to keep its secrets, and Sony sues a TV Museum for copyright violation.


September 4, 2023 - Episode 653

September 04, 2023

This week, Scientology fights Right to Repair, Lenovo is gaming on the Go, the FCC upholds broadband labels, and Spectrum customers are mad at Disney.


August 13, 2023 - Episode 652

August 13, 2023

This week, Cortana is dead, Netflix is bringing games to the TV, ChatGPT is crawling the web, and Disney is raising prices... again.


July 16, 2023 - Episode 651

July 16, 2023

This week, iOS 17 Public Beta is coming to your phone, Larry Hryb is leaving Xbox, Threads is out of the EU, and Miranda Sings into controversy.


July 9, 2023 - Episode 650

July 09, 2023

This week, Apple's wall is coming down, Robot Cache is growing up, Threads is confusing everyone, and Reddit is protecting users. Again.


June 11, 2023 - Episode 649

June 11, 2023

This week, Logitech G is taking over, Twitch is backing down, Instagram is planning a Thread, and Netflix is gaining new users.


June 4, 2023 - Episode 648

June 04, 2023

This week, Gigabyte is at your back door, Street Fighter is breaking records, Amazon is paying for privacy, and Hollywood is not breaking the strike.


May 23, 2023 - Episode 647

May 23, 2023

This week, Asus brings down the internet, Nvidia is bringing in Microsoft Game Studios, domains will cause problems, and YouTube videos are safe, for now.


May 1, 2023 - Episode 646

May 01, 2023

This week, Siri's future is in trouble, Microsoft's Activision acquisition is blocked, AI regulation is coming together, and Black Mirror is coming back.


April 23, 2023 - Episode 645

April 23, 2023

This week, the Metaverse is starting to unify, Netflix adds a Halo to its gaming plans, social media had to moderate hard, and Middle Earth is under attack.


April 17, 2023 - Episode 644

April 17, 2023

This week, SwiftKey can search and chat, Xbox can use Ubisoft Plus, FTX found a lot of money, and HBO Max is losing the HBO.


April 2, 2023 - Episode 643

April 02, 2023

This week, GM is traveling to the past, E3 is headed to the grave, the internet is becoming less safe, and Star Trek might be too available.


March 5, 2023 - Episode 642

March 05, 2023

This week, Chinese tech is in trouble again, GeForce Now is growing, online security is becoming important, and Reddit is defending users.


February 5, 2023 - Episode 641

February 05, 2023

This week, Apple's getting a little nervous, gamers are losing games, Bing wants to chat, and Paramount+ is getting a new name. Again.


January 29, 2023 - Episode 640

January 29, 2023

This week, peripheral sales are on the decline, Xbox is back on the rise, Prenda Law is on the prowl, and Justin Roiland is on his way out.


December 19, 2022 - Episode 639

December 19, 2022

This week, Meta's team is shrinking, Valve's lineup could be growing, Elon Musk might be leaving, and AI art is here.


December 4, 2022 - Episode 638

December 04, 2022

This week, Apple's in the crosshairs, Smash is canceling its tour, LastPass is sharing your secrets, and DC is keeping its own.


November 20, 2022 - Episode 637

November 20, 2022

This week, GeForce is getting hot, Blizzard is getting out of China, the internet is understandable, and Ticketmaster is falling apart.


November 13, 2022 - Episode 636

November 13, 2022

This week, Amazon is losing its robotics, Stadia is returning purchases, FTX is running away with customer assets, and Netflix is getting ready to go live.


October 23, 2022 - Episode 635

October 23, 2022

This week, smartphone sales are dropping, Silent Hills Games are coming, and Netflix charges are looming.The global smartphone market fellSilent Hill seriesStarlink Internet on jetsNetflix to charge f


October 16, 2022 - Episode 634

October 17, 2022

This week, Elon Musk is selling perfume, Netflix is setting up shop in NJ, and Apple is reportedly withholding benefits from union workers.Surface Studio 2Surface Laptop 5Surface Pro XThe Final Fantas


October 9, 2022 - Episode 633

October 12, 2022

This week, Elon does an about-face, Tim Cook Facetimes with the Pope, and Kim Kardashian is faced with a fine. We're teaming up with GNC Week in Review to bring you the latest tech news of the week.CE


September 18, 2022 - Episode 632

September 18, 2022

This week, EVGA is removing Nvidia, Nintendo is adding more 64, Uber is giving up security, and Amazon survived the NFL.


August 28, 2022 - Episode 631

August 28, 2022

This week, T-Mobile is headed to SpaceX, Sony is headed for higher prices, DuckDuckGo is protecting your email, and DC might be ready to take on Marvel.


August 21, 2022 - Episode 630

August 21, 2022

This week, TikTok's tracking your keyboard, Sega's giving you all new games, Google Search is limiting clickbait, and Cineworld is filing bankruptcy.


August 14, 2022 - Episode 629

August 17, 2022

This week, Elon Musk wants to have a debate about bots, Amazon buys Roomba for billions, and a mom is suing Facebook. We're teaming up with GNC Week in Review to bring you the latest tech news of the


August 7, 2022 - Episode 628

August 07, 2022

This week, Amazon's exploring your home, GameStop is selling your stuff, DuckDuckGo is protecting your privacy, and DC is canceling Batgirl.


August 2, 2022 - Episode 627

August 02, 2022

This week, new chips are coming from Arizona, TikTok is coming for casual games, and Instagram is going back to normal.


July 17, 2022 - Episode 626

July 17, 2022

This week, PlayStation Stars are "definitely not" NFTs, Celsius is almost certainly a Ponzi scheme, and Microsoft might just try to buy Netflix.


June 26, 2022 - Episode 625

June 26, 2022

This week, gaming is getting better in Microsoft Edge, results are getting better in Brave Search, and ads are closer to reality on Netflix.


June 13, 2022 - Episode 624

June 13, 2022

This week, Insteon rises from the dead, Microsoft reveals the future, and Meta is investigating an executive.


June 5, 2022 - Episode 623

June 05, 2022

This week, New York protects the Right to Repair, Sony shows off upcoming PlayStation games, and Netflix struggles with password sharing rules.


April 24, 2022 - Episode 622

April 24, 2022

This week, Insteon vanishes, ads could appear on Xbox and PlayStation games, and Netflix loses subscribers.


April 3, 2022 - Episode 621

April 03, 2022

This week, Samsung is eliminating waste, PlayStation is adding more to Plus, and Twitch is featuring inappropriate content.


March 27, 2022 - Episode 620

March 27, 2022

This week, Apple wants to rent you a phone, Netflix wants to give you more games, and YouTube is giving you free movies.


March 14, 2022 - Episode 619

March 14, 2022

This week, cars can lose their steering wheels, Blizzard will test their PvP, and gamers can listen to Square Enix music.


March 6, 2022 - Episode 618

March 06, 2022

This week, chips are getting harder to find, Steam Deck is getting easier to control, and Disney+ is getting cheaper to watch.