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If you are looking for special events coverage of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA), or any other major convention around the country, look no further. The staff of PLUGHITZ Live travels all over the country to bring you news, reviews, and previews. Special shows air throughout the week of the events and can be found in this feed, as well as exclusive interviews and sneak, peeks right from the show floors. PLUGHITZ Live is a proud member of the Tech Podcasts Network and is part of the PLUGHITZ Live Family of content.

    Kiwi TCMS can help you automate testing and increase productivity

    Kiwi TCMS can help you automate testing and increase productivity

    DescriptionLooking for a comprehensive test management system that can help you automate your testing process and increase productivity? Look no further than Kiwi TCMS! Kiwi TCMS is the leading open-source test management system and allows you to see pending work, execute tests, mark results, and report bugs. Additionally, plugins let you collect automation results for popular testing frameworks.
    With Kiwi TCMS, you can create test plans and cases, track progress and assign work across multiple teams. Plus, with instant insight into your testing process, you'll be able to make better decisions about when to release your product!
    What is Kiwi TCMS?Kiwi TCMS is an open-source test management system that was designed to be easy to use and straightforward. The platform provides a web interface for managing test cases, plans, and runs. In addition, the system has plugins for popular testing frameworks such as JUnit and TestNG. The platform also has a REST API which makes it easy to integrate with other tools in your development process - even custom tools you have created.
    How can Kiwi TCMS improve your development?Kiwi TCMS can improve your development process in multiple ways. It provides an easy-to-use web interface for managing test cases, plans, and runs. This means that you can access it from anywhere, whether you are at your development computer or not. Management can see reports from wherever they are, and developers can see that their code is working to plan.
    Kiwi TCMS plugins make it easy to collect automation results for popular testing frameworks such as JUnit and TestNG. The platform's REST API makes it easy to integrate with other tools in your development process. If you have internal corporate tools, including reporting tools, you can develop your own plugins and API interfaces to extend the functionality into your existing workflow.
    How can Kiwi TCMS be deployed?Kiwi TCMS can be deployed in a number of ways. It is written in Python and can be run on any platform that supports Python. The development and management team provides pre-built virtual machines for those who want to use the system in the cloud. Additionally, the test suite can be deployed using Docker containers.
    Because the system is open source, there is no cost to use Kiwi TCMS. You can find the code on GitHub. If you are looking for assistance in setting up the system, or you don't want to self-host, you can sign up for support and hosting plans instead.
    If you want to contribute to the project, you can do so through GitHub as well. The development team welcomes contributions and is always looking for ways to improve the system.
    SummaryKiwi TCMS is available right now in free and paid versions. To learn more about the system, try out the full demo, or begin your journey, head over to the company's website or GitHub.
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    ParticipantsScott ErtzHost, Episode AuthorScott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.
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    Credivera is changing the landscape of verifiable credentials

    Credivera is changing the landscape of verifiable credentials

    DescriptionImagine a world where everyone can share and control their digital credentials. Credivera makes this a reality, with seamless credentials verification that optimizes personal privacy and trust. Their Exchange ensures up-to-date verified credentials are secured in a digital wallet, resulting in reduced risk for all. Verifiable Credentials meet global security standards and prove your workforce is qualified. The platform helps everyone keep their credentials safe, up-to-date, and readily at hand. The value of verified digital credentials has never been higher - Credivera empowers you to securely share and control your own!
    What is Credivera?Credivera is a credential verification platform that allows users to share and control their digital credentials. The system connects employers, issuers, and workforces with seamless credentials verification. The Credivera Exchange optimizes personal privacy and trust, with up-to-date verified credentials secured in a digital wallet, resulting in reduced risk for all.
    What are Verifiable Credentials?Verifiable Credentials are secure, tamper-proof, and independently verifiable using globally recognized standards. They prove your workforce is qualified and protect your organization. The platform helps everyone keep credentials safe, up-to-date, and readily at hand.
    The value of verified digital credentials has never been higher. Credivera empowers everyone with the ability to securely share and control their credentials while supporting compliance requirements.
    How does Credivera help employees?Credivera helps employees keep their credentials safe, up-to-date, and readily at hand. The platform makes it easy to share and control their credentials while supporting compliance requirements. It also allows employees to prove their qualifications and experience with verified digital credentials.
    Imagine when you leave an employer, you get to take your data with you. This includes certifications that were acquired under the employer, as well as personal information. But, more importantly, imagine being able to restrict the amount of information that your employer keeps in their possession.
    For example, when you leave a job, that company no longer needs to know everything they did when you worked there. Sure, there is some data that they are required to maintain for up to 7 years, depending on local requirements. However, once they issue you your final check, there's no need for them to have access to your bank account information. In fact, it's a liability for them to maintain in their systems. With Credivera, you have the ability to revoke that information following your departure.
    How does Credivera help employers?Credivera helps employers verify the qualifications and experience of their workforce. The platform provides up-to-date verified credentials that are secured in a digital wallet, resulting in reduced risk for all. Credivera also helps employers meet compliance requirements by providing a secure way to share and control employee credentials.
    Employers don't want to be responsible for maintaining certain pieces of data. The process produces huge legal liabilities for companies that don't properly purge data as soon as they can. But, more importantly, it's a personal liability for employees, whose data could be stolen and used against them.
    SummaryCredivera is available for employers to put into action today. To learn more about the platform or to begin the process of integrating it into your company's HR department, head to the company's website.
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    ParticipantsScott ErtzHost, Episode AuthorScott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game communi

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    Infāque: An easy way to give regularly to your favorite charity

    Infāque: An easy way to give regularly to your favorite charity

    DescriptionDo you want to make a difference in the world but don't know how? Infāque is the perfect solution for you! It is a digital engagement and giving platform that makes it easy for donors to contribute on a recurring or ad-hoc basis to their favorite nonprofits. With Infāque, it has never been easier to make a difference!
    What is Infāque?Infāque is a digital engagement and giving platform that makes it easy for donors to contribute on a recurring or ad-hoc basis to their favorite nonprofits. With the platform, donors can easily set up recurring donations or make one-time contributions to a nonprofit organization of their choice. Additionally, it provides donors with the ability to see how their donation is being used by the nonprofit, as well as receive updates on the impact of their donation.
    Why use Infāque?There are many reasons why you should use Infāque to donate to your favorite charity. First, the system makes it easy for you to donate on a regular basis without having to remember to do so each time. Simply set up a recurring donation and the system will take care of the rest! Additionally, it provides donors with complete transparency into how their donation is being used. You can see exactly how your donation is making an impact and feel good knowing that your money is going towards a cause you care about.
    How does Infāque work for non-profits?Infāque is the perfect solution for nonprofits who want to engage with their donors in a more meaningful way. With the app, nonprofits can easily send updates and impact reports to their donors, as well as receive feedback on their programs. Additionally, Infāque makes it easy for nonprofits to accept donations from individuals or businesses.
    Simply create your organization's profile and add your initiatives. For example, our partners at FCDI have initiatives around youth robotics, entrepreneurship, community enrichment, and more. So, for them, those would be the initiatives that are listed on their profile. Then, whenever activities using funds dedicated to those initiatives are used, FCDI can send updates, including photos and videos, that show how those funds are supporting the initiative.
    The platform gives the organization the ability to recruit new donors who align with their own initiatives, as well as keep those donors and supporters engaged with the process and outcomes of those initiatives.
    How does Infāque work for supporters?Infāque makes it easy for supporters to find nonprofits that align with their own philanthropic goals. Simply create a supporter profile and select the causes you care about. The system will then match you with nonprofits that have initiatives in those areas. You can also browse through all of the available nonprofits and learn more about their work before making a donation.
    When you find a nonprofit you would like to support, simply make a donation and Infāque will send your donation directly to the organization. You will also receive updates on how your donation is being used, as well as impact reports so that you can see the difference your contribution is making.
    SummaryWhat are you waiting for? To learn more about Infāque or to sign up for the platform today, head over to their website.
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    ParticipantsScott ErtzHost, Episode AuthorScott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and

    • 10 min
    Etha: The social network that helps you cut through the nonsense

    Etha: The social network that helps you cut through the nonsense

    DescriptionDo you feel overwhelmed and stressed by the news? You're not alone. Almost two-thirds of the people in the U.S. are stressed by the news, according to a study by The American Psychological Association. We are helpless and hopeless in the face of diverse misinformation, and our civic engagement inevitably suffers as a result. Etha is here to help address these issues.
    What is Etha?Etha is an interactive news social media application that aims to introduce more transparency into the political system by providing the general public with a way to hold politicians accountable. The app is free for everyone, in order to make sure that information is accessible to everyone. Etha's AI makes sure to provide credible and factual information, as well as mitigate the spread of misinformation, in order to promote intelligent political discourse.
    How Etha WorksEtha is designed to be as user-friendly as possible. Simply download the app and create an account. Once you're logged in, you can start reading articles and sharing your thoughts with the community.
    HomeThe Home screen of the app looks like a news version of Tinder or Hot or Not. You are presented with a public figure, their relevance to the public, and a statement they have made. You can then decide whether or not you agree with the statement with a swipe of your finger. It is important to note that the actions are backward from normal, with agree to the left and disagree to the right.
    LeaderboardThe Etha Leaderboard ranks public figures according to their statement accuracy and user approval. The more accurate a public figure is, and the more users that approve of them, the higher they will be ranked on the leaderboard.
    TrendingTrending looks like a traditional newsfeed, but with a few Etha-specific features. The list shows the trending statements for the platform, with the sentiment bar below it. Under that, you've got your agree and disagree buttons, a comment button with the total count, and a share button.
    ProfileYour Etha profile is where you can manage your account settings and view your activity on the app. To access your profile, simply click on the profile icon in the top-right corner of the Home screen. On your profile
    Why Etha?In these times of stress and anxiety, it's more important than ever to be informed about what's going on in the world around us. However, it can be difficult to sift through all of the noise and find reliable sources of information. Etha provides a solution by offering a platform for transparent news and discussion. The platform doesn't restrict the viewpoints of those who make statements, but it does give users and the AI the ability to show the accuracy and public sentiment of those statements.
    Etha is the social network that helps you cut through the nonsense and get informed about what's really going on in the world. To learn more about the platform or to give it a try, head over to the company's website.
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    ParticipantsScott ErtzHost, Episode AuthorScott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.
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    • 12 min
    AdHash's case for first-party data: Why you should own your data

    AdHash's case for first-party data: Why you should own your data

    DescriptionIt's no secret that data is one of the most valuable commodities in today's economy. Advertisers and publishers have long fought over who should control this precious resource, but there is a new player in town that is changing the game: AdHash. AdHash believes that advertisers should own their data, and for the first time, they can collect and store campaign performance data directly on their servers. This means no more data loss, discrepancies, or theft. Advertisers now have complete transparency into where their data is stored and how it is being used.
    What is AdHash?AdHash is a decentralized AdTech platform that cuts out the middlemen to bring efficiency, trust, and privacy to digital advertising. The platform makes transparency the default state of digital advertising. This means that advertisers can see exactly where their ads are being shown, who is seeing them, and how much they are paying for each impression.
    AdHash also allows advertisers to collect first-party data directly from users with consent. This data is stored on the advertiser's own hardware or infrastructure and can be used to improve ad targeting and measurement. This is a major change from the traditional model of the advertising network owning the data and sharing it with your competitors.
    Why should you own your data?First-party data are your most valuable proprietary asset. They allow you to understand your customers better than anyone else and give you a competitive advantage in the marketplace. When you control your data, you can be sure that it is being used to maximum effect.
    But, owning your data also means that you have the power to control how it is used and by whom. AdHash believes that advertisers should have the final say in how their data is used and shared. This includes being able to choose who can access your data, setting limits on how it can be used, and having the ability to delete it at any time. AdHash gives you the power to collect, store, and use your data the way you want.
    There are many benefits to owning your own data.
    TransparencyYou know exactly where your data is stored and how it is being used. With AdHash, you can store it on the network or protect it behind your own network to ensure privacy.
    ControlYou have complete control over who can access your data and how it can be used. No more worrying about whether your hard work in cultivating an audience will be used against you by an advertising network.
    SecurityYour data is stored securely on AdHash's decentralized network. This means that only those who are supposed to see and use the data may do so.
    PrivacyAdHash respects your privacy and will only collect data with your consent.
    Why AdHash?AdHash is the only platform that allows advertisers to own their data. They are changing the AdTech landscape by making transparency the default state of digital advertising. The platform gives you the power to collect, store, and use your data the way you want. To learn more about AdHash's vision of the future of digital advertising, check out their website.
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    ParticipantsScott ErtzHost, Episode AuthorScott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab

    • 12 min
    Pictory: AI-powered video editing for engaging videos @ CES 2022

    Pictory: AI-powered video editing for engaging videos @ CES 2022

    DescriptionIf you're a content creator, you know how important video can be to your success. But, unless you are specifically focused on creating video, it can be a real challenge to turn your talents in that direction. Filming a short video can be easy enough, but what about the editing? That's where Pictory comes in, bringing AI directly into the video editing process.
    What is Pictory?Pictory is the world's first AI-powered video editing platform that makes it easy for content creators and marketers to produce engaging videos automatically. With the platform, you can create video highlights, add captions to videos, and more in minutes. The company is based in Seattle and was founded in 2019 by a team of experienced marketing and technology executives. Pictory is backed by world-class investors and is changing the way we create video content.
    How Pictory worksPictory uses AI to automatically edit videos based on engagement data, so you can be sure that your videos are optimized for maximum impact. The system also makes it easy to repurpose existing long-form content such as webinars, podcasts, and blogs into social snippets.
    You upload your raw video into the Pictory system and the platform does the initial tedious work for you. It is able to look for spacer words, such as "um" and "ah" and automatically remove them. You can even customize which words are considered spacers so the AI can adapt to your personal speaking patterns.
    Pictory's AI then analyzes your video and provides you with a range of options for how to proceed. You can choose to have the AI automatically edit your video based on engagement data, or you can select from a variety of editing options to create the perfect video for your needs.
    Videos from textPictory can also create videos from text, so you don't even need to have a video to start with. Just upload your blog post, podcast episode, or other written content and the system will turn it into a beautiful video that you can share on social media or your website.
    Videos can be pictures and video clips laid over music, or Pictory can convert a script into speech. This is done through digital voice synth technology. That means that a virtual voice will be used to speak the lines in your script. As AI technology has improved, so have synthetic voices, meaning your video will still sound natural.
    Who is Pictory for?Pictory is perfect for content creators who want to add video to their repertoire but don't have the time or expertise to edit videos themselves. It is also great for marketers who need to create videos at scale. With the platform, you can easily turn existing written content into videos, or create short video highlights from longer videos.
    SummaryPictory is changing the way we create video content and making it easier than ever for content creators to get started with video. To learn more about the platform and how it can help you create engaging videos automatically, visit the company's website.
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    ParticipantsAllante SparksSpecial CorrespondentAllante - also well known as Wolff - is the newest member and co-host for PLuGHiTz Live! Radio. A gifted artist, he is usually found drawing up a character or two or sketching up whatever comes to mind. Do not think that he is not a hardcore gamer because he is about as hardcore as it gets! His favorites range from fighting games to RPGs, adventure and even a racing game here and there. Fighting games are his forte and he relays this message for all who oppose: You mess with the Wolff and you get the fangs!

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    Scott ErtzEpisode AuthorScott is a developer who has worked

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