Covering Every Angle of TechnologyIf 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.
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.
We are talking about the other side of tech and touching on topics not everyone is thinking about. SpaceX successfully completed their second in-flight abort test that demonstrated the ability to launch a capsule into space in the event of a catastrophic rocket loss. Neal Agarwal is a computer scientist and coder that is presenting cool ideas, such as deep sea exploration and size of space, in a fun, creative, and interesting manner. One of the unknown consequences of streaming services is the rise in electric guitar sales thanks in part to a generation that now has access to some of the most iconic and legendary guitarists of all time.