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Sep 15, 2020

Can tech prevent Forest Fires? Wildfires are the worst they’ve ever been in the Western US. On this episode we take a look at how tech has changed the way we fight them, and how the tech on the horizon could prevent this kind of devastation in the future.

Sep 1, 2020

Would you still attend a regular convention? This would normally be the time for IFA which is one of the world’s largest tech conventions. But that’s not really happening and neither is anything else. Do we need conventions? How can we gather when we can’t actually gather? We’ll talk about tech that could make...

Aug 25, 2020

Can robots save us all? Robotic development and adaptation has seen a huge increase during the pandemic, from Dr. Spot, to the companion named Pepper. We’ll take a look at whether the increase in robots in our lives can help save us all, or if this is the start of the fall….of the robots.

Aug 18, 2020

Can Fortnite force Apple to change the App Store? Epic Games laid down the gauntlet against both Apple and Google by baiting them into removing Fortnite from their respective app stores. But what now? Can Epic win? Or are the two tech giants too big to change?

Aug 11, 2020

Fun Times for Facebook. Despite an antitrust hearing, an advertising backlash, and concern of election meddling via it’s platform, Facebook continues to seemingly be….just fine! Should it be broken up? Could it even be broken up? We’ll discuss the pros and cons on this episode.