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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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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?

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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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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128: FaceApp, Elon’s Neuralink, MCU Phase 4

By the time you’re as old as you make yourself on FaceApp, we will surely be uploading our thoughts to the interwebs and it may all be thanks to Elon Musk’s brain-to-machine interface called Neuralink. Telepathy is closer than you think, and it may involve bluetooth! Comic Con 2019 was all about Marvel Studios as Kevin Feige took 90 minutes to update the world on phase 4 of the MCU. What was your favourite announcement?

As always, we cover all angles using clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on The Lazy Couch podcast.

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126: Review of Samsung S10 and coverage of WWDC and E3

And we’re back after a slight hiatus! We start off with Kelvin’s shiny new toy, then all of the gratuitous Apple fanfare at this year’s WWDC, and end with our favourite and not-so favourite bits from a jam-packed E3, with a notable few absentees. For a week or so there, Keanu stole the internet while Elon Musk made a surprise visit to the world’s largest gaming conference.

As always, we cover all angles using clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on The Lazy Couch podcast.

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123: Google Stadia, Zuck Wants Regulated Internet

We catch up with Google’s Stadia announcement where it seeks to supersede the way you play and consume games without the need for hardware. Is this real? While Zuckerberg writes another op-ed asking for help and specifically tighter regulation of the internet. This could be the start of something big and the web as we know it. There are also some April Fools’ gags and Elon Musk’s foray into being a rap artist and at the same time resurrecting a 3-year old meme. R.I.P. Harambe. Just a small sample of a wild episode 123.

As always, we cover all angles using clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on The Lazy Couch podcast.

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113: Foldable Phones, Web Summit, Elon’s New Boss

The foldable smartphone is closer to being reality as Samsung unveils its plans to make that a thing in 2019. Web Summit is also a thing that happened in Lisbon, and somehow it involves climate change. Australia’s Robyn Denholm is Elon Musk’s new boss for the next 3 years – how does the world feel about that?

As always, we cover all angles using clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on The Lazy Couch Podcast.

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107: NVIDIA’s Ray Tracing Future, Elon’s Tesla Woes

NVIDIA’s CEO Jensen Huang wowed SIGGRAPH by unveiling the world’s first real-time ray tracing graphics card but is he telling us everything? We deep dive into this new method of rendering computer graphics and the implications to the world of next-gen gaming and entertainment. Elon Musk has had quite a fortnight with regretful tweets and missteps all around. His mental health has come into the spotlight but we are still impressed with his genius and work ethic. However, the question remains – Could he survive 2018 and keep his stewardship of Tesla?

As always, we cover all angles using clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on The Lazy Couch Podcast.

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105: Apple shows off its FAANGs, Google to China?

It’s official – Apple is the first US company to be valued at over $1 trillion, with the other FAANGs hot on its heels. Also, did you know what a FAANG is? You will after you hear this episode! Meanwhile Tesla stocks surge after Elon’s big apology but is that real reason for the bounce back? Google is reportedly heading back to China – the world is not very happy about that. In local news, we go nuts about a bank innovating in the blockchain space and perhaps uprooting the way we trade internationally. Is it news?

As always, we cover all angles using clips from different sources so you get everything you need to know, right here on The Lazy Couch Podcast.

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101: E3 Highlights, Amazon Prime in Australia

Another year, another E3 is done. We cover all the console announcements from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo as well as all the publisher news from EA’s Battefield V to Ubisoft’s Beyond Good & Evil 2. We also had a quick look at this month’s top tech stories and talk about Amazon Prime coming to Australia and Elon Musk’s Boring company drilling through Chicago. This and more on episode 101 of The Lazy Couch podcast.

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