This ain’t y0 mama’s tech podcast. We talk about tech with a slant towards mature subjects, comprised of both a lifelong nerd plus a nearly-technophobic co-host – complex subjects are analyzed and explained.
016 : Keyloggers, Hackers, RansomWare, and a Bunch of Weird Tech News
Oh, snap! A Big Hack! Yes, yes, of COURSE we talk in-depth about the huge multi-country, multi-target WannaCry / WannaCrypt / WannaCrypt0r hack. In fact, we even discuss motives, methods, history, and resolution of the hack by way of Mitcz over-explaining boring technical details of the code involved. But, like any good sandwich, the meat is in the middle where we talk about security, Artificial Intelligence, Apple, Amazon, our boyfriend Elon Musk, Netflix, and a whole lot more weird news in and around the tech world.
Also, for the first time ever, this one features a “coming up next time on Vulgar Tech…” teaser. There’s just so much going on!
015 : AI Style Assistants, Robot Voices, Robot Sex Toys, Augmented Reality, and Lab Grown Meat
We kick things off this week with some exciting Riffopolis Network news, before delving into Amazon’s latest whacky Echo product : a style assistant? Yes, an AI Style Assistant in a webcam. Alex gets very upset about it and rants and raves wildly. We discuss a new software API for artificial voiceover creation – and debating the merits of such a tool. Moving into one of our favorite topics, we discuss the new Arlan Robotics “Service Droid” (which is just a fancy way of saying it’s a robot that sucks your… well, you get the idea) and get into very detailed and lewd discussion of technique and enjoyment.
Other topics include : Larry Page (of Google)’s new “flying car” project, why Mark Zuckerberg is insane, commercials that utilize voice-based assistant tech to advertise on their behalf, and rounding out with an in-depth discussion of the nascent Lab Grown Meat industry.
014 : Hackers, Mandelberg’s Law, Lyft & Uber Morality, Autopilot, and More!
Hey look! We’re kinda keeping something of a schedule here! Okay, let’s talk about the episode…
We start off with tangents about Amazon’s Alexa, then move into a proposed “pinball for rent” business idea while also discussing tech that only the uber-rich have (and can afford). From there, we discuss why Lyft doesn’t understand April Fools’ Day (aka “Internet Douchebag Day”) before delving into a discussion about a hacked camera-dildo device, which leads to Alex defining a new term : “Mandelberg’s Law” which, distilled to its core, is “any device with a computer inside of it will inspire someone to hack it”, while Mitcz tries to propose an easy and secure solution for the lackluster security standards for the Internet of Things.
We also discuss the maybe-devil of internet startups (seriously, you might punch something when you hear about it), some exciting Apple news (they pretend to care again about their pro users), before delving into two of our favorite topics : Elon Musk and the growing industry of self-driving vehicles.
It’s a long, but — we think — entertaining and perhaps fascinating episode that’ll keep you busy until we stop being lazy long enough to do this again. But we’re getting better! Let us know what YOU wanna hear about and maybe we’ll talk about it.
013 : Predictions, Flying Cars, Human Head Transplants, Trolls, Dating Apps and More!
We’re baaaaack! Hello 2017! This being our first podcast in the new year, we kick things off with our weird tech predictions (spoiler : Mitcz’s predictions are weird and nerdy, Alex’s are lofty). We also discuss other company’s predictions like Uber’s master plan for flying cars, and Amazon’s master plan for automated grocery stores. We explore Twitter and Facebook’s tech reactions to the 2016 U.S. Elections (and what Twitter is doing about trolls), before moving into our favorite discussions of morality and utility as we learn about the first planned head transplant to take place this December, 2017.
To round it all out, we touch on Alex’s favorite topic – SPORTS! – by way of exploring the world of dating apps and Mitcz blows Alex’s mind by showing him the private, invite-only “Tinder for Celebrities” (that both of them aren’t allowed to be on).
012 : Elon Musk is a robot. Also, tech updates that aren’t Apple-related!
Since we finally started doing new VT episodes again, we’re doing time-relevant tech updates and speculation again! And almost none of them are Apple-related! We discuss the restaurant industry, Alex’s fascinating theory on McDonalds, Netflix, Snapchat’s weird new hardware device that will usher in the acceptance of a loss of privacy, how s****y Yahoo is – was – and continues to be, a rat birth control product, and SO much about self-driving & autonomous cars.
Finally, we end on a discussion of madman (and suspected robot) Elon Musk, and his plans to bring SpaceX to Mars and just WTF that means for humanity, space exploration, technology, and the human race.
011 : Apple iPhone 7 Event, Alex Makes the Switch, and More Tesla Stuff
The Apple iPhone 7 / Watch 2 event went down the day before this episode was recorded and we sat down to discuss it. Mitcz makes his attempt at an impassioned case for the removal of the headphone jack, while Alex gets pissy about the price on the AirBuds. We also talk a lot about Alex’s recent switch from a Samsung Android phone to an iPhone 6. Tesla Autopilot saves a man’s life, so… of course we talk about self-driving cars.
This is posted much later than it was recorded because we didn’t like the audio quality of it, but after recording another take a week later, we realized the content was more important than the audio quality. Sorry.