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Author: Steve and Dave

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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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NASA handed out another round of million dollar contracts related to battery life, cryogenic fueling systems, and power supply. With Apple making a big splash with 5G enabled phones, the question we are asking consumers is - do we actually need 5G in our life? The United States government indicted six military officers within the Russian government for their involvement and role in the world’s worst cyber attacks since 2015. Amazon is reporting another record dollar amount in sales as a result of Prime Day, netting a cool $10.4 billion in sales.
SpaceX was granted a multi-million contract to build and deliver a satellite capable of tracking missile launches from space via infrared sensors. Under Apple’s bug bounty program, five guys hacked the internal network of the Cupertino-based giant and found 55 vulnerabilities, some of which were critically severe. Amazon’s Prime Day is upon us and thousands of deals from smart home devices, school supplies, Echo products, and kitchen goods. The iPhone 12 is set to be announced this week as Apple tries to grab more of the 5G enabled phone marketplace.
Crew-1, the first official NASA commercial crew rotation mission, is set to send four astronauts to the International Space Station October 31 for science experiments and maintenance. The tech job market continues to boom under the pandemic as major growth is seen in security, retail, manufacturing, and finance. A Canadian artist has created amazing and realistic renderings of 50 plus Roman emperors through the use of machine learning, Photoshop, and historical photos. In true Amazon fashion, the company released 15 new items overnight including new Echo devices, Eero wifi systems, security systems, and much more.
We welcome Anaya Lee, Dave’s wife and Steve’s daughter-in-law, to chat about a few things. Anaya shares her in-depth story of how storage capacity on her iPhone became so problematic that even AppleCare could not diagnose the problem accurately. As a lecturer and supervising teacher at a local university in the teacher education department, Anaya has first hand experience with assisting new teachers in the classroom with distance learning and the overwhelming complications of virtual teaching. She shared her thoughts about where we are in distance learning, how teachers are succeeding, and how everyone is adapting to the difficult scenario we find ourselves in.
Food and grocery delivery services may be threatened in California after a new law is changing the manner in which these companies operate. Samsung earns a potential huge bump in recognition after earning a multi-billion contract for 5G expansion with Verizon. The United States government has determined, after a 11 month court delay, that Microsoft was properly awarded a $10 billion cloud computing contract for domestic defense work. Lastly, we learn of the mental and physical benefits of introducing virtual reality into the routine of senior citizens living in nursing centers.
The battle of ride sharing operations continues in California as we see Uber and Lyft perhaps forced out of California due to a new law. It was 25 years ago that we all experienced the release of Windows 95, so we relive that moment and share our memories. Amazon is expanding their line of Fresh grocery stores in California and are introducing their Dash Cart enabling customers instant check-out. Lastly, the FAA granted approval this week to Amazon to begin testing their drone delivery fleet, but details are limited at this time.
Airbnb has officially filed paperwork in the United States to become a publicly traded company amidst a global public health crisis. Apple is the first domestic based corporation to hit a $2 trillion valuation, thanks in major part to their surge in services and subscription revenues. Back in 2005, Apple and the US government secretly teamed up to redesign an iPod to be used as a device to detect radioactive materials. Finally, the sunset of Internet Explorer after 25 years is upon us as Microsoft is moving away from the original browser to Edge.
Amazon is looking to rebound the local mall industry buy leasing empty buildings left behind from former competitors such as Sears and JC Penney. Toshiba is no longer in the laptop business but is proving to be a very profitable and focused company through the industry worldwide. Recent surveying captured the most common tech support issues hitting users today and most are not that surprising. Famed computer scientist Frances Allen passed away at 88 and acknowledging her contributions in parallel computing is necessary.
After 500 episodes of the podcast, we briefly reminisce about the past 13 years of producing the show. Another milestone and celebration is the safe and flawless return of SpaceX’s Dragon capsule to Earth, proving their investment safe and successful. The potential banning of TikTok in the United States dominated the headlines for a few days as Microsoft pursues the acquisition. The giant tech CEOs were brought into a virtual questioning by lawmakers with little no impact after the five hour hearing. Finally, Revel’s moped service is suspended from New York City operations after a second death is reported.
Twitch gaming, voice over work, call center specifics, and the return of Dragon. In 2020, corporations have announced new streaming services with much anticipation and fanfare only to ignite the streaming wars conversation again. Twitch is an ever growing live streaming service which can be used to build community and create a positive outlet for creators and audiences alike. Running a call center is not an easy feat and Shannon provides a behind the scenes look of the difficulties of customer relationships. Lastly, the Dragon capsule is set to return to Earth next week to much fanfare, excitement, and stress.
As the workforce quickly shifted to remote work, it has come at a cost of security threats and compromised systems for IT professionals. To add to that, several VPN services were hacked that resulted in over 1-terabyte of data leaks. In international space news, the United Arab Emirates successfully launched a research probe - Hope - to Mars to gather novel science information from the planet. Web browsers have also been highly debated about in the tech industry and we rehash that conversation.
The retail giant Walmart announced a new paid subscription service, Walmart Plus, centered on grocery and general merchandise expedited delivery. As the world moves to contactless technology to limit the spread of disease, Coca-Cola has introduced a software push to make soda dispensers contactless using your cell phone and QR codes. For flight simulator fans, the news of Microsoft’s Flight Simulator 2020 release in August is creating heightened support and intrigue. Finally, a rare and minted condition Super Mario Bros. NES game went for a world record setting $114,000 at an international auctioning event.
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.
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