Radio Badger episodes

Podcast on tech, science, art and internet
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11 Aug 2017

Open Office Brefugees

Episode 54 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 42mb).

Shownotes

In this episode @robbiemccorkell and @alexsavinme chat about following hot topics.

  • Brexodus and Brefugees
  • The best passport in the world and thoughts on dual citizenship
  • Using remote locations of the world as prisons
  • Rumours on the office layout inside new Apple Campus
  • Open space layout for software development
  • Types of offices in London
  • Important role of noise cancelling headphones
  • Curvature of the walls and its effect on your brain
  • Dangers of having snack table in the open space office
  • Remote first culture
  • Tesla Model 3 go to production announcement
  • Good cheap electric car
  • Cheap?
  • DJI Spark drone first hands impressions
  • Jailbreaking of the drones
  • Calculating effective flight time on a single battery
  • Ready Player One
  • Teaser review of Dunkirk (no spoilers)

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27 Jul 2017

What is a software engineer, what is a cookie, biomethane and importance of hats

Episode 53 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 65mb).

Shownotes

In this episode @robbiemccorkell, @alexsavinme, @AJCumine and @zoeabryant chat about following hot topics.

  • Careers day at the secondary school
  • Explaining software engineer job to a bunch of teenagers
  • Age limits of modern social networks
  • How to convince a young person to take interest in software industry
  • Learning web development by looking at the source of webpages - today and 10 years earlier
  • Coding career vs mechanical engineering career
  • Age when it is too late to start programming
  • Privacy concerns of the younger generations
  • What is a cookie?
  • Disabling location feature on Snapchat
  • The Facebook algorithm mom problem
  • Power of targeted ads on Facebook
  • Alex's new job in energy industry
  • Biomethane
  • Tv pickup energy phenomenon in the UK
  • Storing the energy by pumping the water high up
  • Tesla Power Wall challenges when trying to install it in a normal British household
  • The reason why hot and cold taps are separated in the UK
  • Instantly hot water
  • SoundCloud is about to die
  • P2P version of Soundcloud
  • Importance of selling hats in games

Bonus track: Germain primes

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04 Jun 2017

DIY drones, Google IO, smart malware

Episode 52 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 52mb).

This episode is also available on Soundcloud, iTunes and Sticher.

Shownotes

In this episode @robbiemccorkell, @karismafilms and introducing @AJCumine chat about following hot topics.

  • Google IO impressions
  • New features in Chrome devtools
  • Neural networks designing neural networks
  • Upgrading firmware on a light bulb
  • New kind of stand alone VR headset
  • Inside out positional tracking
  • Robbie is maybe building his own drone
  • Open platform for DIY drones
  • Price range of drone components
  • FPV options for DYI drones
  • Strong magnetic interference vs drones
  • Destiny 2 not coming out on Steam, or how you can spend your WoW gold
  • Strikes, dungeons and raids
  • Special Blizzard currency
  • Wannacry
  • How to check if you are in the security sandbox when you are malware
  • Perfectly working hardware that requires Windows XP

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12 May 2017

Whispering Alexa and super deep planetary tunnels

Episode 51 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 67mb).

This episode is also available on Soundcloud, iTunes and Sticher.

Shownotes

In this episode @robbiemccorkell, @alexsavinme, @Midnite_ and @zoeabryant chat about following hot topics.

  • Top sport watches according to Monika
  • Samsung Gear S3 watch
  • Apple Watch recent update
  • Heavily discounted (and discontinued) Pebble Round
  • Phantom vibrations phenomenon
  • Open sourcing (discontinued) Pebble platform
  • Smart jewellery
  • American Gods
  • Guy on a Buffalo
  • Whispering Alexa - human-like update
  • Understanding context by robots
  • Making robots more human
  • Amazon Echo Look
  • Nintendo Switch proper review
  • Taste of the Nintendo game card
  • Stardew Valley
  • DJI Goggles
  • Controlling drone with movements of your head
  • Effective geofencing for drones
  • AR games for drones
  • The Boring Company
  • Boston's The Big Dig
  • Grace period for autonomous traffic
  • Benefits of having tunnels through the core of the planet

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09 Apr 2017

SXSW 2017 special - a week in Austin, Texas. AI, wearables, chatbots, NASA, Snapchat Spectacles.

Episode 50 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 57mb).

This episode is also available on Soundcloud and Sticher.

Shownotes

In this episode @robbiemccorkell, @karismafilms, @Midnite_, @zoeabryant and @mveritym chat about following hot topics.

  • A week in Austin, Texas
  • Overwhelming experience of enormous scale
  • Ray Kurzweil on future of AI
  • Problems of AI understanding a comic book
  • Augmented intelligence
  • Issues with books on AI
  • Benefits of having a Neuralink
  • Blockchains and chatbots
  • Conversational interface vs GUI
  • Steven Wolfram on giving powerful computational tools to everyone
  • Neural networks in Wolfram Alpha
  • CIA talk on data processing and training
  • The world of quantified self
  • Wearables
  • Dangers of bad internet security on wearables
  • Using wearables to track your intimate life (sometimes accidentally)
  • Yasmine Green from Jigsaw company on fake news
  • Downsides of algorithmic detection of news source reliability
  • Apollo Mission Control documentary world premiere
  • Space on SXSW
  • Docking experience of the Orion spaceship
  • Spectacles by Snapchat first hand experience
  • Glassholes with Google Glass
  • Immutable reality

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