Radio Badger episodes

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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.

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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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08 Mar 2017

Milking a cow with a joypad

Episode 49 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 62mb).

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

Shownotes

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

  • Horizon Zero Down
  • Nintendo Switch
  • New Nintendo cartridges size and a way to stop people from swallowing them
  • Hard disc memory constraints on Nintendo Switch
  • Milking a cow with joypads
  • Registering a drone with FAA
  • Geofencing and unlocking no-fly zones with DJI
  • Places to safely fly your drone in London
  • Gimbal performance on DJI Mavic
  • DJI Matrice 200 drone specs
  • Ways to follow local air traffic when flying your drone
  • Biggest fear when buying a new drone
  • Tesla Model X test drive experience
  • Car key triangulation
  • Amendment on keeping EU residents in the UK
  • All Out Politics podcast
  • Online tool by BBC for transcribing videos built with React
  • Challenges of translating UI:s across languages
  • Round trip to the dark side of the Moon
  • Trappist-1 system discovery and how Elite Dangerous is related to all this

Expect daily vlog episodes from our trip to SXSW 2017 on this Youtube channel

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21 Feb 2017

FOSDEM 2017, bot making, Estonian e-residentship unboxing

Episode 48 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, @alexsavinme, @marcelcutts and introducing @etiene_d chat about following hot topics.

  • Estonian e-residentship in practice
  • Inside of the Estonian consulate in London
  • Unboxing experience of a residentship
  • 2048-bit encryption key built into the Estonian e-card
  • Online certificates for marrying people
  • FOSDEM 2017 conf impressions
  • Organising your own mini-conference within a conference
  • The art of picking your schedule from 55 simultaneous tracks
  • Meeting your Eve Online clan people in real life
  • Trump 2 cash bot
  • Twitter bot generator in Clojure
  • React London 2017 conference - location, speakers and talks
  • Falsehoods about things
  • Problem with the year 2038
  • Standards to represent time
  • General relativity vs Special relativity
  • StackOverflow ustage stats on a weekend
  • Sci-fi book recommendations on a topic of dark dystopian future
  • Story of the Halo movie that was never made
  • Current count of marriage proposals to Alexa

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07 Feb 2017

Craigslist for carsharing

Episode 47 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 56mb).

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

Shownotes

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

  • Nintendo Switch
  • Businessman grey or boombastic neon
  • User experience of online Nintendo products
  • Nintendo voice chat over a phone
  • Prices of classic NES games
  • Dolphin VR
  • Giant train heads in Fallout 3
  • Fallout 4 VR is incoming
  • New Resident Evil (VR) and a joy of cut scenes
  • Elite Dangerous VR improvements
  • Hints at alien race in Elite Dangerous
  • Benefits of base-12 system
  • Alternative NASA Twitter accounts
  • User experience of protesting on Whitehall
  • Best pun slogans of the event
  • Update on droning in the UK
  • Grey areas in rules defining legal use of drones in the UK
  • Aquadrones
  • Danger of seagulls when flying drone seaside
  • Plausible deniability and the good old rubber hose cryptoanalysis
  • Uber (maybe) endorsing Trump?
  • LibreTaxi - Craigslist for ridesharing
  • Positive outcomes of the recent political events in the world
  • New (blue) spacesuits - and speculations on upcoming SpaceX spacesuites
  • The Expanse

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18 Jan 2017

Flying drones in London

Episode 46 of our podcast is released and available for download (MP3, 55mb).

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

Shownotes

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

  • Convenient ways of getting data to AWS Glacier
  • Self hosting storage for a music startup
  • How much hard drive performance occurs if you scream at a disc
  • Reasons to take hard drive apart
  • DJI Mavic first impressions
  • Unboxing experience
  • Intelligent flight battery
  • Return to home
  • Dronepad
  • CAA and drone code
  • Flying a drone (safely) in London
  • Reasons why drones are strictly forbidden in Royal Parks
  • Why you should avoid crashing your drone in central London
  • Controlled airspace
  • Where is it ok to fly drone in London
  • Issues with indoors flying
  • DJI cloud big data analysis
  • Mavic camera and gimbal review
  • Mavic vs GoPro Karma (which might be back this year)
  • Mavic's Sport mode
  • Top reasons in the UK to report a hovering drone to the police
  • Lifehack to get very close to Stonehenge
  • Faradey Future FF91 presentation at CES
  • DJI acquires Hasselblad
  • Kodak brings back the Ectachrome film
  • Apple QuickTake 100 digital camera
  • Atlassian acquires Trello

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