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If you’re tired of the complicated and drawn-out explanations when it comes to technology, this is the podcast for you! Join us as we discuss and analyze the industry focusing on how it relates to you and influences your daily life. We cover the entire spectrum of technology – business, media, healthcare, government, space, security, education, social media, privacy, e-commerce, aeronautics, and more.
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Apple celebrated the iPhone’s 13th birthday and what has been such a lasting impact on the industry. Customer service continues to evade many large companies and the paying consumer is left to figure things out. In a rare event to expand their digital capabilities, Lululemon, a popular apparel company, acquired Mirror, a technology based fitness company. Lastly, Segway is officially shutting down as the once oddly weird transportation unit runs out of road.
Apartment scamming is on the rise with many renters losing out on thousands of dollars and owners managing fraudulent listings. Apple’s annual WWDC took center stage with iOS 14 updates becoming the focal point for users. For 25 years, CNET has covered the ins and outs of technology, and they recap their work with some unique throwback articles. With summer here, there is a host of new tech gadgets that are begging for our use and money.
The SpaceX and NASA launch from American soil was an absolute success, and we recap the uniqueness of the broadcast and event. Keeping with the space theme, a host of unique and useful inventions are linked with NASA missions and staff engineers. As the world begins to reopen, many are struggling with reestablishing their old routines and there are several tech tools to help you out. Lastly, WWDC is just around the corner and the event may eventually prove to be the most unique and successful to date.
Amazon Alexa offers a suite of business skills to save you time, energy, and efforts throughout the work week. Rwanda has incorporated five robots throughout a hospital in their fight against the global viral pandemic, offering critical health screenings to thousands per day. The upcoming manned SpaceX flight will make history as human space travel returns to USA soil through a successful public-private partnership. Facebook recently announced a plan to shift employees from the office to a permanent work from home situation.
Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, announced plans to allow workers to permanently work from home in the near future. More is being learned of the overall impact the virus is having on the ride sharing industry as Uber announces closures, layoffs, and losses. Music consumption has changed throughout the years, and we explore why there has been some lost artistry as a result. The Apple-FBI relationship is once again strained as the government points their finger at Apple for not doing enough in terms of personal phone access.
The Drone Racing League is going completely virtual in their competitive series by utilizing high-end flight simulation in their response to the health crisis. PayPal has been experiencing massive growth in transactions and new accounts as transactions shift to other  payment methods. Microsoft is beta testing their Family Safety app in an effort to provide care takers with screen time, application usage, and digital control measures. In an ongoing battle with coronavirus misinformation, Twitter is rolling out labels on tweets that do not meet specific standards. We extensively review the Jabra Elite 65t by detailing the ins and outs of the reasonably priced wireless headphones.
We are diving into how some rigid industries are changing with the current public health pandemic. Fast food restaurants serve a vital role in the economy and small to large corporations are adapting with the development of their own apps to create multiple ordering and pickup options for customers. The United States Supreme Court is being forced to move online and live for upcoming oral arguments, proving that no entity is immune to being adaptive and flexible. With video conferencing being ever so popular, we share five easy tips to create a safer and better video conferencing experience.
AT&T announced losses and gains during their quarterly earnings call showing a massive drop in television subscribers and financial gains in mobile operating revenues. Thanks to a great CNET article, more details are being shared regarding the opening of the 6GHz and what it may look like in the next coming year. With a significant gap in the medical supply chain, the commercial and residential 3D printing industry is stepping up to provide a large volume of units to state and regional hospitals.
The United States announced the return of human spaceflight from US soil, which is very exciting for many space geeks in America. Apple announced the second generation iPhone SE with some great integrated features along with some key standards missing.
Each day we are learning more about the Bluetooth contact tracing tool that Google and Apple are creating to assist with the global public health pandemic. Stateside, the IRS will be releasing their payment tool for taxpayers to receive their economic impact payments so be on the lookout. We revisit the 50 year anniversary of the near catastrophic event of Apollo 13, which occurred 200,000 miles from Earth. Lastly, we discuss how business should be reevaluating their business models and infrastructure as the impact to business and investment is shifting in the current state of affairs.
We are diving into some topics surrounding the existing public health crisis and how technology is taking a different angle. With limited access to applications and software, collaboration may be limited for work projects and we share multiple screen sharing and remote access apps to assist you. Infrared temperature body scanners are in high demand right now as employees seek to protect their workers, maintain the manufacturing process, and serve the needs of a nation. As the Sprint and T-Mobile merger completes, we now see John Legere stepping away as the most controversial and dynamic executives in the mobile communications industry.
We are diving head first into a great conversation about adapting to and surviving during the pandemic. We are finding new tools and resources to cope with our new reality including video applications, live streaming tools, and shifting manufacturing. As expected, scams are on the rise during the pandemic. We provide useful tips to keep yourselves safe and highlight some of the scams in circulation. Employees from Amazon and Instacart organized a strike / walkout to illustrate poor working conditions. A seventeen year old created an amazing coronavirus dashboard that provides real time data of the international public health crisis.
We are back and talking about Apple, Microsoft, and IBM. After an emotional two weeks of recording, we dive into the latest products to debut from Apple - the MacBook Air and iPad Pro. Microsoft accomplished an amazing milestone by reaching the one billion user base for Windows 10. The software giant also quietly teased a possible new user interface to their consumers. In talking about the coronavirus outbreak, we learned this week that IBM’s Summit, the world’s fastest supercomputer, is doing its part to inform scientists of possible usable drug compounds.
Discussion of the impact that the Coronavirus is having on people, community, resources, and technology. In the end, we are learning how much the technology industry is doing to help in this new reality of global pandemic situations. With several million people being quarantined and living on minimal supplies, tech is stepping up. Jack Ma is donating test kits and masks. Facebook and Apple are donating money to relief efforts. ISPs are not terminating service for non-payment and lifted data caps. Education services are providing services for free as millions of children have been sent home. Be safe, stay healthy, and make smart choices.
We kick off the show by sharing a recent experience of integrating application with the hospitality industry. Dragon 1 completed its final space mission this month and is set to retire after 9 years of delivery supplies and experiments to the International Space Station. Lastly, we cover the growing impact of Covid-19 on the domestic and international technology community as several companies do their part to limit exposure and spread.
The death of Katherine Johnson, famed NASA mathematician and leader in racial equality, shook the industry. The loss of Larry Tesler, the creator of cut/copy and paste, will be felt as his contributions in computing and user interface were powerful. Mike Hughes died after his homemade rocket crashed in the desert. Lastly, we learned the value of buying personal financial information with Intuit’s acquisition of Credit Karma.
Automation in the cockpit is drawing significant concern in the airline industry after the loss of hundreds of lives due to faulting automation systems. Redbox has jumped into the streaming game with their announcement of Free Live TV, a free ad-supported service. New York state dropped their fight against the T-Mobile Sprint merger leaving few hurdles left for the mega-deal. The courts are injecting themselves in the federal contract process as a judge halted the $10 billion cloud computing contract from the Pentagon to Microsoft.
First up, we are discussing the recent political movement to restructure the Federal Trade Commission so that it is able to meet the needs of consumer protection in a changing business and technology landscape. It was announced this week that China’s Liberation Army is solely responsible for the Equifax hack and it leads into a debate over how prepared the United States is for cyber warfare. Slack earned a big win this week as they will roll out their chat communication features to every IBM employee, a total of nearly 350,000. Lastly, Google may have inadvertently cloud stored your photos to someone else’s account.
We are talking about electric vehicles, numbers, earnings, commercials, and more! Supercharged is a new podcast that investigates the power of Tesla in the automotive industry and takes an honest look at the company’s past and future. Alphabet shared a tremendous amount of previously unreported earnings this week. YouTube Premium and Music is scaling 20 million subscribers, while YouTube is bringing in ad sales valued over $15 billion per year. GM announced plans during the Super Bowl that the manufacturing of the Hummer EV will begin in 2021. Lastly, Verizon made a big splash with their 5G commercials and the system’s capabilities.
Apple announced a new partnership with health clubs and gyms that provides perks and discounts to their users called Apple Watch Connected. Ten year ago, Steve Jobs announced the 9.7-inch iPad that would revolutionize the tablet and portable sector of the industry. Atari has signed a contract with a developer to create multiple video game themed hotels around the United States, providing a go-to spot for e-sports events and tournaments. Lastly, Nintendo announced the end of manufacturer repairs to their ever popular Wii console that will surely cause headaches for their users.
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