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TechStuff is a show about technology. And it’s not just how technology works. Join host Jonathan Strickland as he explores the people behind the tech, the companies that market it and how technology affects our lives and culture.
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A world where customers can buy everything they want, whenever and wherever they want isn’t 100% there—but it’s pretty close. And perhaps no company has been up for that challenge as much as Lowe’s.   In this episode of The Restless Ones, I had the chance to sit down with Seemantini Godbole, EVP and CIO of Lowe’s Companies, Inc., whose early start as an engineer has fueled problem-solving throughout her career. From helping customers prepare for projects via virtual appointments and designs, to making sure their local stores have the physical products needed to complete them, Seemantini is arming Lowe’s teams with the technology solutions to infuse more joy into home improvement without the usual friction.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The promise of autonomous vehicles and machinery has been on the minds of industries, consumers and science fiction writers for many years. While advancements in AI, Robotics, Edge Computing and 5G Connectivity have gotten us closer to that vision, we are still quite far from computers solely running the show. The brain’s ability to compute and react to real-life situations is still a critical component to most operations, and companies such as Phantom Auto are working hard to combine these two forces - the advancements in machine learning  and the power of human decision making, opening entire sectors of the labor force previously unseen.    In this episode of The Restless Ones, I had the pleasure of sitting with the founding partners of Phantom Auto, Elliot Katz and Shai Magzimof who are actively merging the world’s needs for autonomous machine operation and dynamic employment opportunities. With skilled labor as a key problem for their clients, Phantom specializes in creating remote controlled solutions for everything from forklifts, to factory and warehouse vehicles and more, all made possible through connecting the power of technology and human intelligence. Their work is also bridging the worker divide, allowing blue collar workers to enjoy the benefits of remote work that their counterparts enjoy, avoiding the hazardous and other physical challenges typically associated with their work. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Apple still plans to launch a more affordable mixed reality headset before the end of next year, but the Vision Pro sounds like a one off. Plus, Nvidia, Microsoft and Apple vie for the title of most valuable company in the world. And much more!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
How did a nuclear engineer end up inventing the Super Soaker water gun? This is the story of Lonnie Johnson, an inventor and engineer who, among many other things, revolutionized the backyard water pistol fight.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Smart Talks with IBM returns with a new season on Tuesday, June 25th. This season, we’re diving back into the world of artificial intelligence, but with a focus on the powerful concept of “open,” and how it applies to AI. Host Malcolm Gladwell will invite curious colleagues from Pushkin Industries to explore how openness is already reshaping industries, ways of doing business, and our very notion of what's possible.   This is a paid advertisement from IBM.   Visit us at ibm.com/smarttalksSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
GMDs and EMPs

GMDs and EMPs

2024-06-1751:331

Geomagnetic disturbances and electromagnetic pulses have the potential to cause a lot of problems for us. We learn what causes these events and how they can impact electronic systems.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Elon Musk says he'll ban Apple products from his company following the announcement that Apple is partnering with OpenAI. Plus, Microsoft recalls Windows Recall before it can launch next week. And much more! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Back in the late 1970s, toy company Mattel waded into the video game console market with the launch of the Intellivision. This year, Atari SA purchased the rights to the Intellivision brand and IP. We look at the story behind this early video game console.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Origins of Tesla

The Origins of Tesla

2024-06-1050:50

While Elon Musk owes much of his wealth to Tesla, the truth is that he's not the company's founder. That honor goes to a pair of engineers named Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning. We explore the origins of Tesla.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Two different consumer products with AI integration have flopped recently, and even big companies like Google have had to backtrack on AI implementations. Is AI just not yet ready for the public? And if so, who the heck will tell AI companies? Plus lots more.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We've got more data breaches and leaks to talk about. From an attack that targeted Microsoft corporate customers to one affecting three billion accounts, we look at how hackers and poor data security practices put people and their information at risk.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
TicketMaster recently acknowledged a massive data breach that has affected more than half a billion customers. Where would it fall on a list of the worst data breaches in US history? We look at instances from LinkedIn to Home Depot.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Reuters reports that TikTok is developing a US-only version of its recommendation algorithm, but the company disputes the report's accuracy. Plus, could AI make your next favorite TV show?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In the late 19th century, a French experiment demonstrated the power of stereo sound. A century later, experiments in binaural audio would help create rich soundscapes that could immerse the listener in audio environments. We learn about the evolution and tech of 3D audio.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We learn who invented the lawnmower, how lawnmowers evolved, and why we even have lawns in the first place. Hint: it has to do with castles in the Middle Ages.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Tech News: AI Oh No

Tech News: AI Oh No

2024-05-2427:02

OpenAI is in the hot seat. Scarlet Johansson thinks OpenAI might have used her voice without her permission. Former employees are compelled to sign non disparagement agreements or face losing their equity in the company. And much more! Plus, non AI stories too!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
After a tumultuous 2013, Hulu would enter the next phase of its evolution. But corporate maneuvers in huge media empires and growing competition in the streaming space would determine Hulu's path forward. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Origins of Hulu

The Origins of Hulu

2024-05-2048:07

In 2007, News Corp and NBCUniversal announced a joint venture. It would be a video streaming service that would deliver film and broadcast TV content online. Detractors called it the Clown Co, but it took the name Hulu and would become an important force that would shape the business of online streaming.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Both OpenAI and Google dominated the tech news this week with announcements relating to AI, and like it or not it seems like AI is bound to become deeply integrated into our tech in the near future. Plus, Elon Musk tussles with the SEC (again) and two brothers are accused of stealing around 25 million dollars in cryptocurrency.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
From always-on DRM to the heartbreak of online games getting shut down, we look at the issues gamers encounter with the live service game model.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Nik Porosky

as soon as this idiot started talking to cats I unsubsribed

May 26th
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philip koekemoer

"musky" words of a small minded loser

Apr 19th
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philip koekemoer

move to brasil or Scotland, all the authoritarian speech and thought control to your heart's desire

Apr 12th
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farnaz farhand

I hope you become increasingly better by the time and never back to hospital. I think one episode per a week or even two weeks is also resonable as we cannot manage to stay tune by more than that. So relax and thank you so much for keeping us up with technology breakthroughs.

Jan 24th
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Jan 16th
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baby rock

one hashtag is meaningless, and of course tictok would antcipate that, and of course it would manipulate data differently in different countries. Very naive take.

Nov 6th
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philip koekemoer

got covid, " you won't get it,you won't spread it"

Oct 6th
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stephen accardo

I love to listen to you. Keep up the great work. I just looked up Annual pass

Oct 1st
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Gabriel Sesto

this episode hits different. ᕕ🤨ᕗ

Sep 8th
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Gabriel Sesto

funny Peter Pan

Sep 6th
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Shahjan RASULY

I want to having text podcast

Sep 5th
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philip koekemoer

"journalist", the CA train was supposed to be done in 2020, and go from LA to SF now it is double the cost, goes from Bakersfield to Merced, will never make money and won't be done by 2030 no mention of any of this. at least try to pretend you are somewhat clued up

Sep 1st
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philip koekemoer

children should be able to read books so that it is easier for them to decide to mutilate themselves, tech news

Aug 16th
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philip koekemoer

"journalist" can't handle CEO who doesn't have the correct opinion rent free

Jul 29th
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philip koekemoer

Funny how this is now a legitimate concern, not like Elon musk has said it before.

May 14th
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philip koekemoer

Did you even listen to the Musk interview? He discussed OpenAi, not chatgpt He said twitter DM's are open and not encrypted

Apr 22nd
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philip koekemoer

Slate is not a credible news source. Parroting talking points is not news. Npr is as credible as Slate , same narratives

Apr 14th
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Apr 8th
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philip koekemoer

When are you going to fix your reporting on the incorrect story about Elon Musk? Kinda ironic isn't it.

Feb 21st
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philip koekemoer

Elon got rid of 5000 useless employees That is a $1B cut in twitter expense

Jan 29th
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