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If you're wondering, whether tech can be fun? Why should you care as a Pakistani? Find out the answer! Tune in every week and listen to two fanatics explain, argue, learn and discuss how tech continues to shape the world around us. Hosted by Saqib Tahir and Khayyam Jafri - www.sknexus.com

Tech Made Fun Saqib Tahir, Khayyam Jafri

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If you're wondering, whether tech can be fun? Why should you care as a Pakistani? Find out the answer! Tune in every week and listen to two fanatics explain, argue, learn and discuss how tech continues to shape the world around us. Hosted by Saqib Tahir and Khayyam Jafri - www.sknexus.com

    13 - Apples You Can't Buy

    13 - Apples You Can't Buy

    Apple had their event, released their products, and revealed their price tags - now we are here to discuss why you should care about it and why you should probably not buy anything just yet, this and much more in this week's episode of Tech Made Fun.

    Hosted by Saqib Tahir and Khayyam Jafri

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    References:
    Apple Event Press ReleaseGoogle sets return to the office for April with majority of work in-personMusk and Biden Twitter feud Man given genetically modified pig heart diesAzure may have finally toppled AWS in the global cloud battleAmazon announces 20-for-1 stock split, $10 billion buybackStartup NayaPay Raises Pakistan’s Biggest Fintech Funding RoundPakistan’s IT companies, freelancers get complete tax waiverNVIDIA DLSS Source Code LeakedLapsus$ strikes again, this time SamsungDev corrupts NPM libs 'colors' and 'faker' breaking thousands of apps
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    12 - Put’in Tech In War

    12 - Put’in Tech In War

    We cover why you should rethink what war is in this day and age, join us in the special episode of Tech Made Fun covering what you need to know about modern warfare.

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    Chapters:
    00:00 Intro
    01:20 Big companies like Facebook, TikTok, and Twitter ban state accounts for Russia
    02:15 Musk activates Starlink for Ukraine internet needs while Apple, Nike and Google limit services in Russia
    02:38 Swift payment protocol decides to delist Russia, ruble devalued almost 50%
    04:42 CD Projekt Red decided to stop sales in Russia whereas EA will remove Russian teams from its games
    05:45 Netflix will limit its access to Russian consumers and Spotify has removed its Russian based music and songs
    06:24 Russian authorities attempt to ban Wikipedia 
    06:53 Crypto exchanges to ban Russian accounts
    08:02 How wars in the future will be dependent on not just war tech but consumer tech
    10:06 How will consumers be affected by new-aged wars
    15:14 How not to depend on technology in emergency situations and how to protect your data 
    20:24 Ways to save and protect your online financial documentation 
    25:02 Importance of P2P network as an offline mode of communication and entertainment
    27:45 Is there an offline mode of education for students in war-like conditions?
    30:32 Can remote healthcare services help in emergency conditions like war?


    References:
    Apple, Nike and Google join brands limiting services in Russia https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-60579641 Reddit bans links to Russian state media across the entire sitehttps://www.engadget.com/reddit-restricts-russia-state-media-rt-sputnik-173155541.htmlCD Projekt Red will no longer sell games in Russia and Belarushttps://www.engadget.com/cd-projekt-red-russia-belarus-ukraine-cyberpunk-2077-151853498.htmlNetflix Has Defied the Russian Government, for Nowhttps://www.wired.com/story/netflix-russia-ukraine/Wikimedia says it ‘will not back down’ after Russia threatens Wikipedia blockhttps://www.theverge.com/2022/3/3/22960007/russia-wikipedia-wikimedia-foundation-censorship-demandThe world’s largest airline ticket-booking service cuts ties with Russia’s Aeroflothttps://www.theverge.com/2022/3/3/22959816/sabre-cuts-ties-aeroflot-russian-invasion-ukraineSpotify removes content from Kremlin-backed RT and Sputnik and closes Russia officehttps://www.theverge.com/2022/3/3/22959636/spotify-removes-rt-sputnik-russia-kremlin-ukraine-conflictU.S. Treasury warns crypto firms on Russia cybersecurity threat - sourcehttps://www.reuters.com/technology/us-treasury-warns-crypto-firms-russia-cybersecurity-threat-source-2022-Support the show

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    11 - Truth Behind Trump’s App

    11 - Truth Behind Trump’s App

    The world has a new the best, the most amazing, the greatest App - learn why you should care and why Trump isn’t in over his head. This and much more in today’s episode of Tech Made Fun.

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    Chapters:
    01:07 Intro
    00:23 Donald Trump launches his own social media app called Truth Social
    03:43 Is Trump’s Truth Social app getting the right traction?
    10:25 Has Google Pixel 6 failed as a contemporary smartphone? 
    11:52 How has Samsung beaten its competitors to become the best android OS?
    14:15 Taxes in Pakistan drastically affect the smartphone market 
    20:48 Facebook loses $250 billion in the biggest dip on stock in All American Tech History
    25:00 Facebook groups might be the only valuable feature in Facebook now
    33:08 DAO Proptech scaling to new heights
    39:45 Forces behind zameen.com invest in Dafterkhwan coworking spaces
    45:46 What does the Sehat Sahulat Program launched by Govt Pakistan offer? 
    51:06 Russia moves onto cyberattacks on Ukraine such as DDOS attack
    55:17 The problem with fake discounts being offered by e-stores in Pakistan
    1:01:52 Ragpickers in Islamabad selling tech gadgets 

    References:
    Trump Social Media App
    https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/what-is-truth-social-donald-trumps-social-network-explained Pixel Bugs update
    https://www.androidpolice.com/google-pixel-6-bug-tracker/Samsung is the best OS now?
    https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-sets-the-new-standard-with-four-generations-of-os-upgrades-to-ensure-the-most-up-to-date-and-more-secure-galaxy-experienceSamsung S22 release
    https://www.theverge.com/22955139/samsung-galaxy-s22-plus-reviewFacebook sees the biggest dip on the stock in All American Tech History
    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-60255088DAO Proptech continues to grow
    https://startuppakistan.com.pk/pakistans-first-innovative-proptech-platform-expands-team/EMPG invests in Dafterkhwan
    https://www.wamda.com/2022/02/uae-empg-invests-pakistani-daftarkhwanGovernment health program that actually works
    https://www.pmhealthprogram.gov.pk/Russia-backed hackers behind powerful new malware, UK and US say
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/feb/23/russia-hacking-malware-cyberattack-virus-ukraine 


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    10 - Buy iPhone 13, Get Nokia 3310

    10 - Buy iPhone 13, Get Nokia 3310

    Touching on topics that keep PTA and Tesla in the news as well as learning why your computer might be able to mine Crypto behind your back - this and much more on the 10th episode of Tech Made Fun.

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    Chapters:
    00:00 Intro
    00:24 How PTA tax and Sales Tax will affect the smartphone market in Pakistan
    06:00 The main reason for introducing PTA Tax
    07:55 PTA fines Jazz 30 million rupees 
    09:44 Government focuses on quantity not quality of websites and apps in Pakistan
    16:48 Punjab Govt installs solar plants in 528 villages 
    21:51 German Teen hacks Tesla’s API through breaching third-party systems   
    24:20 Elon Musk offered teen $5K to stop tracking his private jet on Twitter
    27:13 Podcast feedback
    32:02 Oladoc Pakistan’s top Health Tech startup raises $1.8m in pre-Series A funding
    34:16 The rise of Telehealth services across the globe
    44:22 Why antivirus software are not good for you
    48:04 Norton 360 uses a consumers system to mine crypto without consent
    53:31 Now you can buy tea using cryptocurrency in London
    54:33 Journalist uses Apple AirTags to identify an intelligence agency HQ
    56:28 Dominos Pakistan’s extremely poor customer service

    References:
    PTA tax increased yet againPTA Rate ListPTA fines 30 million to Jazz for poor servicePunjab Govt instals solar plants in 528 villages Teen hacks teslaTesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ beta has an ‘assertive’ driving mode that ‘may perform rolling stops’Elon Musk offered teen $5K to delete Twitter tracking his private jetOladoc raises $1.8m in pre-Series A fundingNorton AntiVirus mining your PCsCrypto Chai Ada in London Researcher claims to have found a secret intelligence agency with an apple deviceTech Made Fun By SK NEXUS


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    9 - Ban Crypto, Save Pakistan

    9 - Ban Crypto, Save Pakistan

    From discussing Pakistan Govt banning crypto, death of Blackberry to Theranos founder indictment - this and a lot more hot news on tech, we’ve covered it all on the 9th episode of Tech Made Fun.

    P.S: This week’s episode again got delayed because of unforeseen circumstances, hoping to catch back up with everything in the next episode.

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    Chapters:
    00:00 Intro
    00:53 Pakistan Government decides to ban crypto in Pakistan
    05:17 The basics of crypto
    06:47 Drawbacks of banning cypto in Pakistan 
    20:47 Blackberry is officially discontinued   
    21:15 Apple crosses 3 trillion dollar market evaluation 
    25:08 Samsung showcases its new TV remote that uses radio waves to charge at CES 2022
    28:06 Realme Introduces its Most Premium Flagship Realme GT 2 Pro
    29:47 Why is RAM called Random Access Memory
    29:47 Why is RAM called Random Access Memory
    33:10 Elizabeth Holmes founder of Theranos found guilty
    35:40 Was Theranos a scam?
    39:37 Pakistani startup providing Free WiFi service to cafes, restaurants etc
    44:24 New technology parks being set up in Pakistan
    47:10 Covering DevNation’s project Study Now, Pay When You Land a Job
    57:38 Apple AirTags being misused by a criminal syndicate in Canada
    1:00:51 Can you buy a 20,000 laptop? 

    References:
    Govt decides to ban all cryptocurrenciesDeath of blackberryApple crosses 3 Trillion Usd market evaluationSamsung new TV remote uses radio waves from the router to stay chargedRealme Introduces its Most Premium Flagship Realme GT 2 ProTheranos CEO found guiltyEzwifi 6 figure pre-seed fundingFirst Electronic Technology park at National Institute of Electronics Study Now, Pay When You Land a Job – First Time in Pakistanhttps://www.techjuice.pk/study-now-pay-when-you-land-a-job-first-time-in-pakistan/ https://www.thedevnation.com/grow Apple AirTags are being used to track luxury cars by a criminal syndicate in Canada
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    8 - Finger Lickin Good Television

    8 - Finger Lickin Good Television

    Tasty TV, Smelly Glasses, Touchy Gloves - yes you read that right. Why having taxes can stifle innovation, Pakistan to launch another e-powered system, this and much more in this week’s Tech Made Fun.

    P.S: This week’s episode got delayed by a week due to a new addition to the SK NEXUS family, more details on the next episode.

    Hosted by Saqib Tahir and Khayyam Jafri

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    Chapters:
    0:00 Intro
    01:36 Exploring immersive technologies like a lickable TV screen, Haptic Gloves and smell sensors
    06:54 Will mixed reality take us humans away from reality?
    13:28 KPK Government launches e-stamp paper
    16:56 CDA to leverage drone technology for wildlife conservation and preservation
    23:37 PTA introduces live fingerprint detection devices
    24:40 How does the live fingerprint detection technology work?
    29:22 Founder of OnePlus launches a new phone called nothing phone 1
    33:10 Chikoo App receives multi-million dollar investment seed round led by the JS Group
    35:20 Difference between e-commerce and marketplaces
    39:47 Pakistan’s Airlink partners with Realme
    48:04 TikTok launches a service for game streaming and its implications with OBS
    50:13 How to start your streaming channel
    51:54 How can content creators benefit from streaming using OBS

    References:
    Tasty TV, Smelly VR, Touchy Gloves - what will immersion tech do for the future


    https://www.reuters.com/technology/lick-it-up-japan-professor-creates-tele-taste-tv-screen-2021-12-23/https://www.pcmag.com/news/can-smell-o-vision-save-vr?amp=truehttps://www.euronews.com/green/2020/04/30/revolutionary-new-device-simulates-the-feeling-of-touch-in-virtual-reality
    e-Stamping System to be Implemented in KPK


    https://pk.mashable.com/digital-pakistan/14385/kpk-to-implement-e-stamping-system
    CDA to purchase Rs6.8 million worth of drones to monitor wildlife, forests


    https://www.techjuice.pk/cda-to-purchase-drones-to-monitor-wildlife-forests/
    PTA to Introduce Live Fingerprint Detection Devices for SIM Issuance


    https://techburaq.com/2021/12/27/pta-to-introduce-live-fingerprint-detection-devices-for-sim-issuance.html http://kb.supremainc.com/knowledge/doku.php?id=en:tc_whitepaper_suprema_live_finger_detectionhttps://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-0-387-73003-5_68 
    OnePlus Returns? Kinda….


    https://www.yankodesign.com/2021/12/23/nothing-phone-1-breaks-the-ice-with-transparent-design-and-rear-fingerprint-sensor/
    Chikoo App for retailers


    https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/915163-brandverse-launches-chikoo-app-to-enable-retailers-to-launch-ecommerce-store-in-one-minute 
    Pakistan’s Air Link announces distribution agreement with Realme


    https://www.techjuice.pk/pakistans-air-link-announces-distribution-agreement-with-realme/
    Tech Ke Totkay


    TikTok Enters Game Streaming and does illegal stuff


    https://www.theverge.com/2021/12/20/22847213/tiktoks-live-studio-obs-open-source-policyhttps://www.theverge.com/2021/12/16/22839213/tiktok-live-studio-desktop-live-streaming-twitch
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