In terrible and difficult news, a man videoed himself murdering an elderly man and then posted the video to Facebook, calling into question Facebook’s policies and our roles as social media users. Next, Burger King is trying to capturing your Android device’s attention by using “OK Google” to tell you about their Whopper burger line. Over the weekend, we picked up a newspaper (yep, a newspaper) and share the stories of tech that covered the headlines of the business section. And concluding the podcast, HP took over the Coachella Music and Arts Festival with a 60-foot dome, product displays, and a 360-degree portrait concept. Thanks for tuning in!
We touch on the growing retail business of Apple as they venture deeper into Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina. The tech industry is investing heavily in a new type of hire – MBAs from prestigious business schools from across the US and it is having an impact around the business and tech fields. Hackers in the Dallas area sounded 156 emergency alarms late at night, causing fright, stress, and reaction from Dallas city officials and residents. And finally, the FCC is moving to ban a 2013 proposal that would allow passengers to make Wi-Fi enabled mobile calls while in air.
We dive into a huge variety of topics that influence and impact our daily lives. First up, we debate the story of Apple refusing to unlock the iPad of a deceased 18-year old so that his family can have access to his photos and videos. Next, Tesla continues it’s grand movement in the auto industry with the lofty goal of manufacturing nearly 25,000 SUVs in the near future. Continuing in the auto industry, Ford is hiring nearly 400 mobile connectivity engineers to help the company move into vehicle-2-vehicle communications and autonomous cars. Next, Facebook jumps into the crowdfunding business with their newest Personal Fundraisers feature. And finally, a controversy in women’s golf draws attention to the influence live television is having on the purity and officiating of the game. Thanks for tuning in!
The Waves of Tech, we are talking all about tech-xpectations today – the good, the bad, the ugly, and the future. There are a tons of expectations when it comes to the tech industry, ranging from for users, businesses, companies, and so many more. In this episode, we dive into the tech-xpectations to be extremely responsive to phone calls and texts, the expectation for quick service from IT professionals, and users expectations of free services. We further discuss the expectation for the protection of our personal information online and how we are now living in the age of limited and throttled data. Finally, looking into the future and what consumers are expecting, we dive into the live streaming of sporting events online, the advancement of classroom technology, and the rise of competitive video gaming.
We cover the Yahoo breach, talk some drones, and explain why Raspberry Pi is in the news. The United States Justice Department and FBI issued indictments of four individuals, including 2 Russian intelligence agents and notorious hacker, related to the massive Yahoo account breach. In drone talk, we review Steve’s presentation at a local association meeting and then give our takes on the patent filed by Wal-Mart to fly drones inside their stores. Hint…we are not a fan of the plan. And finally, we speak to the significance of Raspberry Pi becoming the third best selling general purpose computer.
On Episode 345 of The Waves of Tech, we cover a range of technological topics that are impacting the way we use and experience the Internet and live online. We dive right into one of the most annoying user experiences – CAPTCHA. With the introduction of Invisible reCAPTCHA from Google, the Internet just became a little bit less annoying. March Madness is in full effect and that means a few things – plenty of lost productivity time from employees and spiked frustrations for employers. The Dress For STEM campaign, led by thousands of female meteorologists, is an amazing display of community aimed at encouraging more women to enter into STEM fields and industries. And finally, we share a story of how the elderly often times are the first to be left behind when it comes to technological advancement. Enjoy the podcast…and continue to ride…The Waves of Tech.