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Shayne Johnston and Phil Edwards bring you My Tech Opinion, a program that takes a longer look at whats happening in the world of tech. Each episode Shayne and Phil take a brief look at the latest in tech news and then take a deeper look into a technology based topic. They will be joined at times by experts in the field to give their view on whats happening in their world.

Episodes will appear weekly!

My Tech Opinion Phil Edwards and Shayne Johnston

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Shayne Johnston and Phil Edwards bring you My Tech Opinion, a program that takes a longer look at whats happening in the world of tech. Each episode Shayne and Phil take a brief look at the latest in tech news and then take a deeper look into a technology based topic. They will be joined at times by experts in the field to give their view on whats happening in their world.

Episodes will appear weekly!

    No 5G for you!!! - The Huawei Ban

    No 5G for you!!! - The Huawei Ban

    On this episode of My Tech Opinion - Phil and Shayne talk about the Huawei Ban and what it means.

    In The News:
    Telstra are first with their 'beta' 5G network
    https://www.news.com.au/technology/gadgets/telstra-are-first-with-their-beta-5g-network/news-story/f593cd8b743ac0ba26967c4efbe13318

    Speed doesn't come cheap with new Samsung 5G phone
    https://www.news.com.au/technology/gadgets/mobile-phones/speed-doesnt-come-cheap-with-new-samsung-5g-phone/news-story/7465479531ac2da045e4767e67942470

    Google to add game changing new feature to Maps
    https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/motoring/on-the-road/google-to-add-game-changing-new-feature-to-maps/news-story/bc04a40f4a92e43b855c41acecfbdbaf

    https://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/kogan-in-court-for-alleged-false-or-misleading-discount-advertisements

    Telstra 5G is live.

    Feature Topic: Huawei Ban
    https://www.techradar.com/au/news/googles-huawei-android-restrictions-heres-what-it-means-for-you

    https://www.techradar.com/au/news/huawei-may-be-building-an-ark-os-as-it-prepares-for-life-after-android

    Telstra Responds to Ban
    https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2019/05/telstra-responds-to-huawei-ban/


    China has no good options for retaliating against Trump's Huawei ban

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/29/18637291/huawei-ban-trump-trade-war-china-united-states-tariffs
    Huawei Founder

    https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/i-will-ignore-him-billionaire-huawei-founder-takes-aim-at-laughable-trump-20190527-p51rrn.html

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Come fly with me, come fly, lets fly away! - The Space Race.

    Come fly with me, come fly, lets fly away! - The Space Race.

    On this episode of My Tech Opinion, Phil and Shayne talk about the private space race (from an australian perspective)

    In The News:

    Telstra to offer 5G connectivity.... But its only free for the first year.

    https://www.itnews.com.au/news/telstra-to-offer-free-5g-connectivity-for-first-year-525542

    Google has revoked Huawei's Android Licence. But its back... for now.

    https://www.xda-developers.com/google-revoke-huawei-android-ban-blacklist/

    Instagram investigates after private details of 50 million users found on server
    https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/security/instagram-investigates-after-private-details-of-50-million-users-found-on-server/news-story/7818b6a1555159b6c58c516a79bd2e6b

    Feature Topic: Space Race
    Private Space players
    https://www.alphr.com/space/1003058/private-space-travel-spacex-blue-origin-virgin-galactic

    https://www.rocketlabusa.com/

    Pro's and Con's of privatising space.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2017/04/04/the-pros-and-cons-of-privatizing-space-exploration/#7b251aa13319

    Implications of privatising space.

    https://publicpolicy.wharton.upenn.edu/live/news/1619-the-implications-of-the-privatization-of-space

    How will private space travel transform NASA

    https://www.space.com/42113-nasa-future-private-spaceflight.html

    Australian Space Agency
    https://www.industry.gov.au/strategies-for-the-future/australian-space-agency

    They are responsible for regulation:
    https://www.industry.gov.au/regulation-and-standards/space-regulation

    Australian Industry Group:
    https://www.spaceindustry.com.au/


    Australian Businesses:

    Gilmour Space Technologies:
    https://www.gspacetech.com/launch-vehicles

    Black Sky Aerospace
    https://bsaero.space/

    • 59 min
    Giggidy Giggidy - The Gig Economy

    Giggidy Giggidy - The Gig Economy

    On this episode of My Tech Opinion, Phil and Shayne talk about the Gig Economy!

    In The News:

    The ACCC Blocks the Merger of TPG and Vodafone

    https://www.accc.gov.au/media-release/accc-opposes-tpg-vodafone-merger


    MS Build Conference - 10 Cool Things
    https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2019/05/06/10-cool-things-to-check-out-at-microsoft-build-2019/

    Google I/O - Highlights
    https://www.techradar.com/news/google-io-2019-keynote

    Feature Topic: Gig Economy

    https://insightsresources.seek.com.au/gig-economy-changing-world-work

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/abdullahimuhammed/2018/06/28/4-reasons-why-the-gig-economy-will-only-keep-growing-in-numbers/#4482893b11eb

    Labour rights in a gig economy

    https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/publications/research-papers/download/36-research-papers/13869-labour-rights-in-the-gig-economy-an-explainer

    Online gig economy

    https://smallbiztrends.com/2017/02/gig-websites.html

    Exploitative nature of the gig economy
    https://truthout.org/articles/the-exploitative-gig-economy-is-not-the-future-of-work/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    I have a massive election...... - Australian technology related election promises.

    I have a massive election...... - Australian technology related election promises.

    Episode 37 - Election Technology Policies
    In The News:
    Putin signs controversial bill seen as preparation for internet warfare
    Facebook bans Milo Yiannopoulous, Louis Farrakhan and Alex Jones and for hate speech
    Feature Topic: Elections - Technology
    Election Tech Policy Scorecard:

    https://www.innovationaus.com/2019/05/Election-tech-policy-scorecards

    NBN outlook post election:
    https://finance.nine.com.au/2019/04/12/09/22/news-national-the-current-state-of-the-nbn-and-what-the-federal-election-means-for-australian-internet-technology

    Labor promises to fund block chain academy in perth:
    https://thewest.com.au/politics/federal-election-2019/federal-election-2019-labor-pledges-funding-for-blockchain-academy-in-perth-ng-b881183786z

    Libs promise funding for to develop cyber security skills
    https://ia.acs.org.au/article/2019/-156m-boost-for-australian-cyber.html

    Liberal Policies
    https://www.liberal.org.au/our-policies

    Labors plan for the NBN:
    https://alp.org.au/policies/labors-plan-to-improve-the-nbn/

    Labors plan for space:
    https://alp.org.au/policies/australia-in-space/
    Labors plan for national centre for AI\
    https://alp.org.au/policies/labors-plan-for-a-national-centre-for-ai-excellence/

    Labors plan for cleaner cheaper renewable energy:
    https://alp.org.au/policies/cheaper-cleaner-renewable-energy/

    Battery Metal Manufacturing
    https://alp.org.au/policies/battery-metal-manufacturing/

    Labors plan top uncap university places:
    https://alp.org.au/policies/more-university-places/


    Greens Policies:
    https://greens.org.au/platform/public-ownership#telecomms

    • 1 hr 23 min
    I've been charged with a volt. - Electric Cars!

    I've been charged with a volt. - Electric Cars!

    Episode 37 - Electric Vehicles
    In The News:

    • Samsung Galaxy Fold is not off to a good start: - (Update) Launch delayedhttps://www.news.com.au/finance/business/retail/samsung-galaxy-fold-launch-cancelled-with-just-days-to-go-after-bendy-screen-breaks/news-story/0f1b8017e7c3e42a7cf60e6f21d2fee9

    • Phil has an update on FTTC - Technology Choice Program.

    Feature Topic: Electric Vehicles
    Pros & Cons of EV's: https://www.energysage.com/electric-vehicles/101/pros-and-cons-electric-cars/

    EV Availability in Australia: https://www.whichcar.com.au/car-advice/electric-vehicles-coming-to-australia-in-2019

    https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/electric-fueltype/?WT.z_srchsrcx=makemodel

    ELECTION: ALP STRATEGY FOR EV's
    https://www.billshorten.com.au/a_strategy_for_a_cleaner_transport_future_monday_1_april_2019

    https://futureofworking.com/10-advantages-and-disadvantages-of-hydrogen-fuel-cells/


    EV Plug Standards:
    https://jetcharge.com.au/resources/ev-guide/vehicle-plug-types

    https://store.jetcharge.com.au/

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Back by unpopular demand. YOU CANT GET RID OF US. - Random Chat.

    Back by unpopular demand. YOU CANT GET RID OF US. - Random Chat.

    Phil and Shayne are back. Finally.

    We talk about where we have been, what we are doing and whats in store for My Tech Opinion.

    We also talked about:

    In The News:

    • Julian Assange has been kicked out of the equadorian embassy in london. Whats Next for him? https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/what-s-next-julian-assange-after-ecuadorian-embassy-eviction-n993806
    • Microsoft moves Edge to Chromium based browser. - https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/04/15/microsofts-edge-browser-reborn-after-chromium-makeover/
    • Phil's NBN Experiences - TCP/HFC etc..
    • Facebook continue to be naughty - https://mashable.com/article/facebook-email-password-uploaded/?utm_campaign=hp-hh-pri&utm_source=internal&utm_medium=onsite
    • Samsung Galaxy Fold is not off to a good start: https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/17/18411510/samsung-galaxy-fold-broken-screen-debris-dust-hinge-flexible-bulge

    ON OUR NEXT EPISODE - WE TALK ELECTRIC CARS IN AUSTRALIA

    • 1 hr 4 min

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