Radio Badger episodes

Podcast on tech, science, art and internet
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14 Nov 2016

Web Accessibility in practice - Mozfest in London - new Macbook Pro - Empathy Lab by Facebook

Episode 44 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 41mb).

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

Shownotes

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

  • Importance of animated gifs in pull requests
  • Impressions on new Macbook Pro
  • Using a potato to implement an external Escape key
  • WatchOS and MacOS in the same device
  • 1Password to use fingerprint scanner on Macbook Pro
  • Personal computers are not getting cheaper
  • Keyboards with tiny displays as buttons
  • Pair programming while using a visual re-programmable keyboard
  • Pairing while using Spacemacs
  • Fart and trumpet buttons for software development
  • Mocha Trumpet Reporter
  • Mozfest in London
  • Accessibility on the web
  • BBC best practices for web accessibility
  • Disability champions
  • Empathy Lab by Facebook
  • A11y from developer perspective and feeling lost
  • Making assumptions about disabled users
  • Supporting legacy browsers vs investing into accessibility
  • Approaching accessibility on a large online grocery store project
  • Using Internet of Things to save home plants
  • Homekit enabled radiator controller
  • Outdoor going cats in London
  • VR game for punching sharks
  • Finding lost Martian probe within days after crash

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31 Oct 2016

Self driving cars, PlayStation VR special event, new hardware from Nintendo

Episode 43 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 44mb).

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

Shownotes

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

  • Tesla self driving tech announcement
  • Self parking cars dropping you off at the location
  • The most boring aspect of using a car
  • The metal (extremely sexual) snake prototype
  • Tesla Fleet is happening (maybe) next year
  • Self driving Tesla incompatibility with Uber
  • Apple Project Titan is in troubles
  • Using your fleet of environment aware cars to gather real world data and develop self driving software
  • PlayStation VR special event in Shoreditch
  • First impressions on the PSVR headset
  • Farpoint VR
  • Great White Sharks in real life are much bigger than you think they are
  • Batman VR as a motivation to go to gym
  • The most comfortable VR headset
  • Vanishing Realms VR
  • Sword fighting with a VR touch controllers
  • Facebook integration in Oculus Home
  • Remote working in VR for your Estonia registered company while residing at Bali
  • Pokemon Go Plus hardware live review
  • Lots of (good?) vibrations
  • Entire game reduced to a light and a button
  • Nintendo Switch with mini cartridges

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16 Oct 2016

Year of virtual assistants, developing apps for Alexa, Google Pixel

Episode 42 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 48mb).

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

Shownotes

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

  • Standalone VR device from Facebook
  • Not all USB 3.0 controllers are made equal
  • Facebook brand new VR experience
  • Virtual selfie sticks
  • Sex experiences in Second Life
  • Monster Factory channel on YouTube
  • The Boy-Mayor of Second Life
  • AltSpace VR initial impressions
  • UX of the virtual stand up comedy
  • Year of virtual assistants
  • Alexa first hand impressions by Monika
  • Alexa vs Siri
  • Siri, call me a [nickname]
  • Dangers of having Amazon Dash button at home
  • Google Pixel and Daydream VR
  • Viv and Samsung
  • SpaceX and Mars colonization plans
  • Sonos and AirPlay with RaspberryPi and npm
  • The Ultimate First World problem
  • HTC Vive room trackers vs Roomba

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04 Oct 2016

StrangeLoop conf, Apple Event, Cat-o-phobia and filming Transformers in London

Episode 41 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 38mb).

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

Shownotes

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

  • Renovation status and why we appreciate electricity
  • Radio Badger is 2 years now \o/
  • Recent Apple Event
  • Why you are not getting VR broadcasting capabilities on iPhone 7 Plus
  • Physics and ways of getting blurred background on photos
  • Ability to building a depth map when you have 2 cameras onboard
  • Running a marathon in under 5 hours
  • Series 0, 1 and 2 of the Watch
  • iPhone Plus compatible pants
  • Earbuds with lightning connector
  • Removing DRM free loopholes on iOS devices
  • Maybe new Macbooks soon
  • Impressions from Strangeloop conference
  • A programming language with no null
  • St Louis Missouri - the gateway to the West
  • Doing more of functional programming
  • Conference swag
  • Special interrogation experience on the US border
  • Tube station covered in pictures of cats
  • Cat-o-phobia
  • Stumbling on a Transformers movie set in the middle of London City
  • Breadxit

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01 Sep 2016

Monzo card while travelling in Russia, The Stranger Things, No Man's Sky

Episode 40 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 44mb).

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

Shownotes

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

  • 2 weeks in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Using Monzo bank card in Russia
  • Sleeper train experience in Russia
  • Vintage arcade Soviet video game machines museum
  • Arcade machines produced by weapon factories
  • Stranger Things
  • Nicolas Cage all nighter event in the local cinema
  • First 2 hours of No Man's Sky
  • Rewarding nature of the repetitive tasks
  • Procedurally generated games - Spelunky and Spore
  • Issuing voice commands to your GoPro camera
  • Reasons to use action camera while commuting on a bike in London
  • Dirt Rally for Oculus Rift

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