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Technology Labs is a podcast about new technology. We will talk about tech news and have various guests to talk about interesting subjects!

Technology Labs Tom, Rik & Daniel

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Technology Labs is a podcast about new technology. We will talk about tech news and have various guests to talk about interesting subjects!

    Science fiction of the past is the reality today (with Johan Steyn)

    Science fiction of the past is the reality today (with Johan Steyn)

    Technology is evolving rapidly. We can hardly keep up with research done on AI and its commercial implications. With AI thought leader Johan Steyn from Johannesburg, South Africa, we discuss the latest developments on AI and automation. During this podcast we talk about current generations not needing a driving license, solar powered headphones, brain interaction and the name change to Meta from Facebook.

    Let us know your thoughts on AI or any questions you have on the topics. We are scheduling a series of AI episodes with Johan Steyn. Any questions for him we will make sure to ask him in one of er next podcasts.r

    Let us know your thoughts on AI or any questions you have on the topics. We are scheduling a series of AI episodes with Johan Steyn. Any questions for him we will make sure to ask him in one of er next podcasts.

    The links to the tech topics are:

    Facebook changes its name to Meta as part of company rebrand

    https://news.sky.com/story/facebook-changes-its-name-to-meta-as-part-of-company-rebrand-12453440

    Solar powered headphones

    https://www.theverge.com/22738229/urbanista-los-angeles-solar-powered-noise-cancelling-wireless-headphones-powerfoyle

    Bionic limbs

    Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

    • 53 min
    Quantum computing (with Julian van Velzen)

    Quantum computing (with Julian van Velzen)

    Together with Quantum expert Julian van Velzen we discussed the current state of Quantum computing. We encounter a lot of quantum computing links when discussing heavy computing calculations. In this podcast we take a look to some news items and their link to quantum computing (can you do crypto mining with quantum computing for example). To take things to the next level we even get the improbability drive from the book by Douglas Adams "Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy" into our quantum discussion. In under an hour you have your update on quantum in your ears.

    Microsoft says it mitigated the largest DDoS attack ever recorded

    https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/12/22722155/microsoft-azure-biggest-ddos-attack-ever-2-4-tbps

    No crypto locks on Intel arc GPU's

    https://tweakers.net/nieuws/188022/intel-arc-videokaarten-krijgen-geen-ingebouwde-cryptomininglock.html

    James Bond uses Nokia

    https://www.nokia.com/phones/en_int/no-time-to-die

    • 49 min
    Current state of test automation (with Vincent Wijnen)

    Current state of test automation (with Vincent Wijnen)

    It is not a question of what to automate but when to start with test automation. Vincent Wijnen talks with us on the current state of test automation. Products or applications that are (automatically) tested are evolving rapidly. Should test automation evolve just as fast? Before answering this question, Vincent shows us the values of test automation and that it needs to be quantified. 

    Be sure to check out the current state of test automation in the technology labs podcast!

    Starting the podcast we always look at some tech updates and in this episode we discuss the take over of MailChimp for $12B. An astonishing amount of money. Is it worth it? New vendors are entering the smart glasses market. Ray-ban, Xiaomi and facebook are busy with this technology. During the podcast Rik even weighs his own glasses to compare it with a smart version. Listen to find out our conclusions!


    Intuit to acquire Mailchimp (Intuit Inc. - Intuit to Acquire Mailchimp)
    Xiaomi shows off concept smart glasses with MicroLED display (https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/14/22673144/xiaomi-smart-glasses-announced-microled-display-ar)
    Ray-ban smart glasses (https://www.theverge.com/2021/9/9/22662809/facebook-ray-ban-stories-camera-smart-glasses-hands-on)

    • 42 min
    QXDay 2021

    QXDay 2021

    Quality Experience Day 2021 

    Theme: Level Up! with Quality Engineering

    The QX Day is an annual event organized for and by Sogeti. It is the largest event in the Netherlands in the field of quality engineering and testing! The event is interesting for anyone who is concerned with IT quality. So certainly not just for the specialists and testers themselves.

    We offer a complete and inspiring program full of keynotes, practical stories and workshops, both in Dutch and a number of tracks in English. Learn from other organisations, meet colleagues and let yourself be updated. 

    SIGN UP HERE to be part of the QXDAY 2021:

    https://event.onliveevent.nl/qxday2021

    This year's theme is: Level Up! With Quality Engineering. Speed

    and quality are more important than ever, transformations to Agile and DevOps are in full swing. We are constantly looking for the next level in our field. Quality at speed, fast feedback; even better and even faster with the aim of adding value to development processes and of course the business. How do you get better at that?

    Topics that will certainly be covered are:


    Quality improvement in DevOps teams
    Security within DevOps
    Quality of code and architecture choices for software development
    Quality in the chain with test automation
    Application of artificial intelligence in quality engineering
    Specification and Example approaches (such as BDD and TDD)
    Quality Engineering Strategy
    Gamification in test strategy

     Selected presentations will be in English

    • 6 min
    Artificial Intelligence and Quality Engineering (with Johan Steyn)

    Artificial Intelligence and Quality Engineering (with Johan Steyn)

    New technologies are invading the world of test engineering. Johan Steyn is a lead architect in automation in South Africa and an authority on quality engineering. He joins our podcast from Johannesburg. The use of AI in test engineering and test automation is explained with the analogy of an old car with a new F1 motor: Go fast and break fast including an exponential increase in maintenance with a set of expert engineers. :)

    Listen with us and learn about the history of CAPTCHA as well as servers that boil liquids for cooling purposes.


    Why CAPTCHA's have gotten so difficult: https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/1/18205610/google-captcha-ai-robot-human-difficult-artificial-intelligence
    Use of liquid to cool data center servers: https://news.microsoft.com/innovation-stories/datacenter-liquid-cooling/

    • 47 min
    Strategic Leadership (with Ron Meyer)

    Strategic Leadership (with Ron Meyer)

    Ron Meyer is managing director of the Center for Strategy & Leadership, an international consulting and management development organization, dedicated to improving companies' competences in the areas of strategic thinking, leadership, entrepreneurship, business innovation and change management. We connected a tech outlook with making strategic business choices. In this podcast we find out that the answer to a good strategic tech outlook is probably that there is no answer. A reassuring thought for some maybe. Ron explains strategic choices if your company should "marry" or should be the "bachelor". How this holds for a clothing company compared to a car manufacturer is what you will find out in the 18th episode of the Technology Labs podcast.



    The tech items present in this podcast are:

    AI Could Soon Write Code Based on Ordinary Language

    https://www.wired.com/story/ai-write-code-ordinary-language/

    Visual chart of the levels of autonomous driving of SAE (former society of automotive engineers)

    https://www.sae.org/binaries/content/assets/cm/content/blog/sae-j3016-visual-chart_5.3.21.pdf

    • 53 min

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