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143: Elon Meltdown, COVIDSafe App Teardown, Pandemic Drones

This week, Elon Musk walks the fine line between trolling the world and controlling the world with calculated tweets. Will he eventually go full Elon?

Despite the Australian government not releasing the source code, the tech community have already conducted a teardown and reverse engineered the COVIDSafe app. What did they find?

While ‘pandemic drones’ may soon be deployed to track your vitals like temperature, heart rate and the way you cough to detect whether you have the virus or not. Where do you draw the line in terms of tech being used to limit the spread?

As always we cover all angles using audio clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on the Naked Tech Podcast.

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142: Tax on News Content, Facebook takes on Zoom, MacBook Rumours

The Australian Government have seized this opportunity to not just roll out a contact tracing app with questionable optics this week, but also going HAM on the tech titans, as they seek to have our mainstream media compensated with payments from Google and Facebook for reusing their precious content.

All the while Zuckerberg tries to get into the e-commerce game in India and plays catchup to Zoom by announcing a new video conferencing service on Messenger.

We also discuss Apple’s potential pivot to ARM chipset architecture and chat about our favourite streaming shows we caught up with during the week.

As always we cover all angles using audio clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on the Naked Tech Podcast.

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141: iPhone SE, Zoom Dramas, Contact Tracing App

If you had an inkling that technology fully permeates through modern society, you sure as hell do now, as we settle into a pandemic driven world of self-isolation. As it is, our longing to connect with one another is mostly satisfied through the internet and the scores of apps and services most of us have never heard of.

Zoom is one such service that everyone is fully aware of. It’s so easy to use, it may come at a cost. What are they doing to mitigate some of the security concerns? Should you still use Zoom and what are the alternatives?

There is a new iPhone SE! It’s the cheapest iPhone in some time. It looks the same but should you still consider buying it?

We will all soon be asked by the government to download an app that tracks how you interact with the community. We break down the underlying tech so you have all the info before installing it to your device.

As always we cover all angles using audio clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on the Naked Tech Podcast.

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140: Oscars, Being Cookied, Razr Fold Test

“The internet is your enemy but also your friend.”

Yes, this pretty much sums up the Naked Tech Podcast as we delve into how we’re all being tracked by cookies (or are we?) and how the coronavirus is affecting the tech industry in surprising ways.

We also get all caucus-y and break down the Iowa caucus fiasco and see how our friends at Cnet break down the newest foldable flip phone, the Motorola Razr.

As always we cover all angles using audio clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on the Naked Tech Podcast.

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139: Coming to Disney+, New Ways to Pay with Klarna

Super Bowl day means we get to watch a bunch of trailers for upcoming films and shows, including WandaVision and Falcon & Winter Soldier. What else is coming to Disney+, you may ask? Well we’ll list out some of our favourites.

In tech news, Uber and Apple find ways to tackle the #coronavirus outbreak and perhaps save humanity itself, and what’s with big banks thinking they’re technology companies? In wheelbarrow news, some dude comes up with a genius way to create a virtual traffic jam. What a time to be alive…

As always we cover all angles using audio clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on the Naked Tech Podcast.

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138: Microsoft’s New Browser, Apple Encryption Drama

Bit of a break in the tech event cycle and we get serious by chatting all things encryption and iCloud backups. Yay! We’ll tell you what the media isn’t and break down some of the mixed messages you may have been hearing from the press.

We have also been trialling the new browser, Edge, by Microsoft and we tell you why you should try it out yourself.

As always we cover all angles using audio clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on the Naked Tech Podcast.

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137: CES 2020 – Robots and other Weird Stuff

Part 2 of our coverage of CES 2020 includes a holographic virtual yoga trainer, a chef bot that can make 35 different types of salad, a tennis ball that follows you around and bosses your other home appliances, and a bionic cat that adjusts its personality based on how you talk to it.

You want more weird stuff? Well how about Segway’s new S-Pod? It’s a self-balancing chair on wheels, which makes us think our prediction of a Wall-E future is starting to come true!

As always we cover all angles using audio clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on the Naked Tech Podcast.

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136: CES 2020 – TVs, Foldables, Future of Transport

The “nerd nirvana” that is CES is on again from Las Vegas and this is the first of a 2-part episode series to cover all the news and announcements from the world’s biggest tech expo. We will go through the latest in 8K TVs, new form factors of a range of digital products that bend and scroll and is basically all screen with no bezels. While chip-makers Intel and AMD continue to battle it out for world domination to support the manufacturers.

In the show’s biggest surprise, Sony showed off their electric concept car, and what did James Cameron have to say at CES anyway?

As always we cover all angles using audio clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on the Naked Tech Podcast.

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135: Our Bold 2020 Predictions

Happy new year listener! And as per tradition, we will give our top 3 predictions for the calendar year. As always, our predictions are measurable and quantifiable with a view to properly mark ourselves at the end of the year. This time round, our soothsayer-ing abilities include topics like gaming, Apple Inc’s moves and a whole lot of space. Find out more on episode 135 of the Naked Tech Podcast.

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134: The Rise of Skywalker Spoiler Review

The Skywalker saga finally ends (or rises?) and the fandom galaxy is as divided as ever. Mixed emotions all over the place as we dissect the film in great detail, with easter eggs, callbacks and choices, good and bad, JJ made along the way. What now for the Star Wars universe? Can Disney ever bring balance to the nerd force? As always, we cover all angles using clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on the Naked Tech Podcast.