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Covering Every Angle of Technology

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.

Reclusive Amazon Tribe Found by Drone And Facebook Watch

A once unknown Brazilian tribe in the Amazon was located via drone and it’s drawing intrigue and interest. Two years after the FAA commercial drone rules, we are seeing an incredible rise in use and application in industries such as emergency response, academia, and construction. Facebook Watch, their on-demand video streaming service, is going global as they attempt to compete with the other giants in the industry. A new breed of real estate companies, known as iBuyers, are popping up offering 3-day turnarounds for home sales.

Rebecca Olson Executive Director of 59 Days of Code

Rebecca Olson – Executive Director of 59 Days of Code. 59 Days of Code is based in Fresno, California and envisions a community and city using technology for good by finding solutions to local issues. The nonprofit is creating a community that uses technology to create more sustainable, richer, and efficient ways of conducting business and resolving problems. The main highlight is their expo, dubbed #thecompetition, which throws developers, designers, and entrepreneurs against each other. We dive into the origins, the now, and the future of the nonprofit as they look to expand and create a new environment to live and work.

Spotting Fake Amazon Reviews And Netflix Deletes Users Reviews

We are diving head first into technology stories changing and influencing your lives. During a recent hacking conference in Las Vegas, several children (ages 8-17) took only a few hours to hack into voting machines and systems highlighting the well known problem of security and vulnerability in the democratic process. Fake reviews on Amazon, TripAdvisor, and Yelp continue to grow in scale. Spotting fake reviews can be very simple, so let’s not get caught up in the mayhem. Netflix had hinted at deleting all user reviews a few months ago and they lived up to their word. All reviews are gone and we share why.

IBM PC Introduced 37 Years Ago, Snapchat Dysmorphic Disorder, and Tribal Communities Fight for Broadband

On Episode 412 of The Waves of Tech, we are covering the old and the new in technology. The IBM PC – Model 5150 – was introduced 37 years ago and we explain its lasting impact on the personal computing marketplace. Plastic surgeons across America are reporting higher than average requests from patients to receive surgery to look more like the filtering options in apps like Snapchat and Instagram. The FCC lost a court battle as the agency attempted to eliminate a $25 Internet and phone service subsidy provided to the tribal communities and small regional carriers. And beware of your Craigslist postings, as people are finding new places to squat and also posing as property owners for rental transactions. Modern Issues. Modern Discussions. Enjoy the podcast and continue to ride…The Waves of Tech.

InfoWars Banned And Common Tech Courtesy

Alex Jones and his InfoWars content has been banned and removed from multiple platforms for inciting violence, harassment of individuals, and violation of hate speech conditions. Outside of the major social networks, there are several niche and unique networks out there to join – beer drinkers, creative artists, supernatural, film, and more. The AT&T and Time Warner Cable deal received a slight setback with an appeal filed by the Justice Department. And finally, we cover the lack of common courtesy when people utilize devices in public.

Walmart’s Autonomous Vehicle Partnership, Disney Buys Fox Assets, Girl Scouts Add STEM Badges

Waymo has partnered with Walmart to provide their customer base in Phoenix with an option to use autonomous vehicles for grocery pickup. Disney and 21st Century Fox announced a $71 billion deal that could be sending a number of entertainment brands, including Hulu and animation studios, under the Disney umbrella. The Girl Scouts of America are adding thirty science, technology, and engineering badges to inspire and encourage their members to choose a career path in technology. Lastly, Chrome is still working to improve the unencrypted and encrypted web by established a new default setting in their browser.

5G Heads to USA, Apple Faces iPhone Ban, Live Streaming of Uber & Lyft Passengers

We are discussing topics that matter to you in the technology industry.  AT&T is bringing 5G Evolution to 12 United States cities after testing in specific markets for 7 months. 5G brings 10 times the capacity of 4G and offers capacity to fuel virtual reality and autonomous vehicle innovation.  The Indian government is mandating the use of a spam-filtering app on all networks because users are facing major spamming issue the past three years. Apple has until January 2019 to comply by offering the app to users or they must leave the Indian market.  An Uber/Lyft driver live streamed his rideshare experiences with his Twitch channel leading to a major debate in the industry to the legal, moral, and ethical use of video in today’s technology space. Lastly, the results are in from Prime Day 2018. Amazon set a number of new records selling over 100 million products.

Customer Service Woes And Calls to Regulate Facial Recognition

First up, we are diving into the growing issue of customer service in the technology industry as automation and in-store cuts become a common function of business – who is doing it right and who is getting is terribly wrong. An ex-Apple employee has been arrested for the theft of autonomous vehicle schematics and technical documents as he was getting ready to board a plan to his new job overseas with a self-driving car startup venture. Facial recognition technology is growing in popularity for many corporations, but very little is out there in the form of government regulation. Some Silicon Valley companies are saying the tech industry needs guidance on the ethical uses of software recognition now and in the future.

IGTV, Facebook Marketplace, AT&T Privacy Update And AppNexus

Instagram surprised everyone this week with the release of IGTV – a stand alone long-form video application for content creators and consumers. The Facebook Marketplace is a feature of the social media giant that is often under reported on but has some great benefits for buyers and sellers of goods. Following their acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T released a privacy policy update. The FAQ page is one of the most comprehensive pages out there. And finally, AppNexus has been bought by AT&T as the telecom giant pushes into digital advertising to compete with the likes of Facebook and Verizon.

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