Waves of Tech

Waves of Tech

Steve & Dave

Description: Technology news and information and its impacts to your life

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Summit Supercomputer, The Gig Economy, And Astra Labs Apps Are Saving Lives

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The United States is now owner to the most powerful supercomputer in the world - Summit. The computer has the ability to compute 20 quadrillion calculations in just one second and is optimized for artificial intelligence specific applications. The gig economy is changing the way people lives their...

L’Oreal Buys Augmented Reality Company, Chrome’s HTTPS Default Setting, and New iPhone Features

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We dive into what the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are and how it is affecting companies, benefiting consumers, and changing the definition of personal data. L’Oreal, the French health and beauty giant, is adapting their digital strategy to include augmented reality to allow their c...

Adobe Creative Cloud for Educators, Senate Forces Net Neutrality Vote, and Square Acquisitions

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Adobe is offering the suite of Creative Cloud to educators for an absurd discount - $5 per student per year. Students will have access to Lightroom, Audition, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and more. In net neutrality news, the United States Senate has forced a vote on the floor to reinstate the 2015 Op...

Episode 400 Celebration, Twitter Passwords, Android Controls And Microsoft’s Future

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We are celebrating another milestone on the podcast - the 400th episode! Over ten years ago, we hit record with no idea of where this podcast would go and it’s been an adventure. First up, we discuss how tech has changed since our first episode and then dive into a celebration of the iMac turnin...

Apple Leaked Memo, Amazon Prime Rate Hike and T-Mobile & Sprint Merger

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Apple has issued a memo (which was in fact leaked) warning employees that the leaking of confidential and sensitive information is punishable with termination, fines, jail time, and more. The cost of your Amazon Prime membership has been increased by 20% after Amazon executives stated that more dig...

In-Car Gas Purchasing, California’s Net Neutrality Bill And Hubble Telescope Turns 28

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Chevrolet and Shell have partnered to provide drivers to ability to pay for gas inside their vehicle via the infotainment center. With a modest rollout in three cities, look for the nationwide announcement soon. The state of California is moving forward with their own version of net neutrality in r...

Apple Music Growth, Apple Watch Solves Crime, ESPN’s Streaming Service And The End of Passwords

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Facebook Messenger is a great way to communicate, and in this story Steve shares how the application brought together friends that haven’t spoken in 25 years. Apple Music continues its accelerated growth in the streaming service market, boasting a subscribing base of over 40 million, and becoming...

Google View Image, Oregon Enacts Net Neutrality And Facebook Commentary

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Google has removed the ‘View Image’ function, safeguarding image rights and limiting image piracy, after after facing an antitrust lawsuit filed by Getty Images. The State of Oregon has signed a bill enacting their own form of net neutrality that prohibits state agencies from working with inter...

Facebook-Cambridge Analytica, Tech’s April Fools’ Jokes, Space Junk And CUE18 Exhibitors

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The Facebook data mishandling is still at the top of the discussion list as we share our thoughts on the matter, how that fits into their business model, and why things will not change. A number of technology companies played pranks on April Fools’ Day, creating some fun and entertaining concepts...

CUE18 Conference Conversations

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We are featuring CUE18 conference conversations with a technology coordinator, an IT coach, an institute director, and fellow podcasters. CUE (Computer Using Educators) recently celebrating 40 years of bringing technology resources and tools to educators, administrators, students, and attendees...
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