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151: The Ethics of Facial Recognition, Neumorphism

MacBook rumours, Big Sur re-introducing drop shadows with Neumorphism (or ‘Soft UI’), Facebook’s lightweight hologram VR glasses and should we allow law enforcement to use facial recognition technology?

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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150: What is the Naked Tech Podcast?

For our 150th episode, we take time out to chat about ourselves a little bit – who we are, why we started a technology podcast, and what makes us tick. Thank you for your ongoing support and here’s to another 5 years!

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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149: All About Apple’s WWDC 2020

WWDC 2020 or Android Lollipop announcement? The sneering is coming in thick and fast, but we think this is quite a substantial set of updates for all of Apple’s platforms – iOS, macOS, watchOS etc etc.

Moving away from Intel chips for Macs allows Apple to control the whole supply chain for all their devices and the move will define the company for the next 10 years. What are the new features and how will they affect you? Listen in to find out!

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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148: Tech Behind BLM, Brave Browser, Battle of the Billionaires

As the world rages on, Facebook employees hold a virtual walkout, Google Docs become the social tool of choice, while our favourite browser, Brave, takes its first misstep. We also take a look at the history of the beef between Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, as they battle it out to save the human race.

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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147: SpaceX Launches America, Microsoft Kills The File

Microsoft announces a new modular framework called Fluid that seeks to kill the concept of a ‘file’, SpaceX ubers Nasa crew members to the ISS, and could a new Twitter business model save the world?

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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146: Spotify Buys Joe Rogan, Apple Glasses, Facebook Shops

Joe Rogan secures an exclusive licensing deal with Spotify for $100m+, more detaiils emerge on Apple’s rumoured AR glasses, and Zuckerberg announces Facebook Shops.

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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145: Facebook Buys Giphy, Apple Leaks, WFH Permanently

Apple’s AR glasses rumours, a permanent state of working from home, Facebook takes over another popular creation tool, Ubisoft goes to war with Google and Apple. And why we think Dave Filoni should take over Star Wars.

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144: Baby Musk, Dark Patterns, Killed By Google

Hello to our listeners in Sweden! You guys are trending around these parts and we’re not quite sure how.. please tell us!

Another thing trending (still) is Australia’s COVIDSafe contact tracing app and its ills. While Elon Musk continues to dominate the news cycle by having a baby, going on a podcast to talk about brain-to-computer interfaces and defying the state of California – all in one week!

In our questions for the week – What’s Chris Hemsworth got to do with ‘dark patterns’ and what products is Google killing now?

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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.