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Host Keith Shaw and his expert guests discuss the latest technology news and trends happening in the industry. Watch new episodes twice each week or listen to the podcast.

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Host Keith Shaw and his expert guests discuss the latest technology news and trends happening in the industry. Watch new episodes twice each week or listen to the podcast.

    Has the hype around ‘Internet of Things’ paid off? | Ep. 145

    Has the hype around ‘Internet of Things’ paid off? | Ep. 145

    Before we all got obsessed with generative artificial intelligence, the technology world was obsessed with connecting everything to “the Internet of Things” – street lights, water sensors, buildings, locks, cameras, etc. Disruptions from the pandemic era quelled a lot of that movement, so where are IoT deployments happening now? Keith chats with David Howard, director of technical sales at Quectel and an industry leader on IoT matters, about where IoT stands these days.

    • 36 min
    Why the world will be wearing more technology in the future | Ep. 144

    Why the world will be wearing more technology in the future | Ep. 144

    Advances in battery performance, design, form factors and lightweight materials are all contributing to a potential boost in wearable computing devices that move beyond the smart watch. Whether devices will be worn on your face, neck, hands or even feet, companies are looking to find new ways for users to monitor their health or provide other data for convenience purposes. Keith chats with Semir Haddad, chief product and strategy officer for MicroEJ, about the new world of wearables we might see in the next five years.

    • 30 min
    Is AR/VR set for another growth spurt?| Ep. 142

    Is AR/VR set for another growth spurt?| Ep. 142

    With the arrival of the Apple Vision Pro and renewed interest in virtual reality offerings by Meta, it looks like shipments of the devices will grow in 2024 and beyond. Keith chats with IDC’s Ramon Llamas about the impact of Apple’s entrance into the market, and what the future holds for the augmented reality / virtual reality / mixed reality / spatial computing world.

    • 38 min
    Voice cloning, song creation via AI gets even scarier | Ep. 142

    Voice cloning, song creation via AI gets even scarier | Ep. 142

    OpenAI announces a tool that can clone a person’s voice based only on a 15-second audio clip, while a song generator can now generate a three-minute song from natural language prompts. Brandon Mahne joins the crew as guest co-host as they also discuss Amazon ditching its ‘Just Walk Out’ grocery technology, and we find out who was really responsible for the MGM Resorts hack.

    • 43 min
    The link between smartphones and social media addiction | Ep. 141

    The link between smartphones and social media addiction | Ep. 141

    The rise of social media addiction and behavioral issues has also corresponded with the rise of smartphone usage, especially among adolescents. When talking about the behavioral issues caused by social media addiction, how much of this can also be attributed to a device that we have attached to our hip almost 24 hours a day? Keith chats with Professor Joseph Trunzo, a professor of psychology at Bryant University about how smartphones are affecting behaviors, as well as whether there will be long-term effects of social media addiction as this generation moves into the workforce.

    • 27 min
    Sam Bankman-Fried gets 25 years in prison | Ep. 140

    Sam Bankman-Fried gets 25 years in prison | Ep. 140

    FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried will be in federal prison for a very long time for his role in conspiracy and fraud charges from the collapse of the crypto exchange he started. Guest co-host Brandon Mahne joins Keith and Chris to discuss these and other tech stories of the week, including the under-the-radar rise of NVIDIA and Anthropic, as well as the new AI song-writing tool that everyone is obsessed with.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

peacelove67 ,

Spot On!

This show helps me weed through advertising and industry hype. They ask the tough questions, not just about the tech but the ethical and societal consequences.

Topics range broadly so if your first listen doesn’t grab you, it will be worth your while to listen to next week’s show.

I tune in to know more about AI, Android, electric cars, home automation, iOS and more.

GavWrecker ,

Why is it not called Today in Apple?

Literally all they cover is Apple products and events.

AverageListener3000 ,

Bordering on Recklessness

I just listened to the first and last episode of this podcast, the one about FIDO security and a possible password-less future. The description of Zero Trust was inaccurate to put it mildly. But, the real problem was the core subject of passwords being replaced with biometrics. They did not discuss any of the problems with biometrics, like the fact that they cannot be changed or revoked like passwords can. They did not mention the risks of using SMS for 2FA due to SIM swap attacks, or the extreme measures some have suffered where criminals have cut off fingers to sign in to victims’ accounts. Hey, how about at least suggesting a password manager solution for the time being. These people know not of what they speak. Do not trust them.

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