Tech Talk with Mathew Dickerson
Squid Game breaking the Internet, DC beating AC and cropping going vertical.

Squid Game breaking the Internet, DC beating AC and cropping going vertical.

October 18, 2021

Has ‘Squid Game’ broken the Internet? 

The longest subsea power cable in the world saving the planet. 

Tesla sales bucking the chipageddon trend. 

Is the future of cropping high-rise buildings? 

Episode sponsor Crestron improving the videoconference experience. 

“Where no man has gone before!” William Shatner, at 90 years of age, taking to space. 

Computer monitors to make you look your best on a video call. 

There is USB-C and there is USB-C. New labelling standards. 

Are we any closer to having our very own Rosie the Robot like Jane Jetson had? 

 

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China banning cryptocurrencies, Kiwi tricksters and the end of Facebook community pages.

China banning cryptocurrencies, Kiwi tricksters and the end of Facebook community pages.

October 11, 2021

Europe gangs up on Apple. 

How to lose money with cryptocurrencies - especially in China. 

New Zealand Councillors tricking the world. 

Public backlash for Police trying to find missing people. 

The first step towards mood rings with Bluetooth. 

The real-world equivalent of a Babel Fish for language translation. 

Japan making CRISPR tomatoes. 

US Army 3D printing buildings and bridges. 

Facebook community pages under threat from the High Court. 

 

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LASER powered Internet, forgotten passwords and guns that shoot around corners.

LASER powered Internet, forgotten passwords and guns that shoot around corners.

October 4, 2021

Microsoft recommends you forget about passwords. 

Magical wireless desktop charging. 

New EV to hit Australian shores. 

Loony lasers for Internet access. 

Guns that shoot around corners. 

Lucid Air cracks the 800km barrier. 

COVID-19 immunity tests. 

Potty training cows. 

NASA to launch the James Webb telescope. 

EMF protection stickers, Roomba P.O.O.P. and a spoonful of sugar for your EV battery.

EMF protection stickers, Roomba P.O.O.P. and a spoonful of sugar for your EV battery.

September 27, 2021

Smart glasses or dumb glasses? You decide. 

Who won the epic battle of Apple V Fortnite? 

Can a sticker protect you from mobile phone radiation? 

Foxtel modernises and removes the satellite. 

Is it an ad or a TV show with product placements? 

Replacement Roomba if it fails to fulfil its P.O.O.P. 

Mitsubishi complaining governments in Australia are doing too much for EVs! 

Everything is better with Bluetooth – including the Rubik’s Cube. 

A spoonful of sugar helps the battery in your EV. 

 

Tech Talk is featured this week as the Podbean 'Podcast of the Week' 

Bicycles with electric generators, coffee table board games and smart toilets.

Bicycles with electric generators, coffee table board games and smart toilets.

September 20, 2021

Fly by wire is coming to a bicycle near you. 

Is it a coffee table or a board game? Can it be both? 

AI creating accents on the run. 

Watches checking temperature; blood sugar levels and sleep patterns. 

Smart toilets to monitor your health. 

World EV Day brings new models from Mercedes Benz. 

Long-lasting disinfectants using nanotechnologies. 

Ferrari with a patent based on comfort! 

Japan is building a 'city of the future' with high-tech and high-hopes. 

Note: Due to continuing lockdowns, this episode was not recorded in a studio but as the first walking talking version of Tech Talk.

BONUS EPISODE: Overview of new Apple products announced on 15 September 2021

BONUS EPISODE: Overview of new Apple products announced on 15 September 2021

September 15, 2021

0:50 - iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini 

4:23 - iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max 

8:07 - iPad mini (6th generation) 

11:30 - iPad (9th generation) 

13:15 - Watch Series 7 

Noisy air guitars, thorium nuclear power and stuttering weaponry.

Noisy air guitars, thorium nuclear power and stuttering weaponry.

September 13, 2021

iPhones making satellite phone calls. 

Nuclear power plants with thorium. 

Old is new again with Nissan e-Power hybrids solving range anxiety. 

30 seconds for a better toothbrush. 

US Navy weaponry that can make the best orator a bumbling stutterer.  

Air guitar with Bluetooth! Need I say more? 

Global EV sales numbers. 

Nanoparticle bullet-proof vests. 

Bifacial solar cells break all records. 

140-inch TV under $1000, battery swapping EVs and 3-factor authentication.

140-inch TV under $1000, battery swapping EVs and 3-factor authentication.

September 6, 2021

Would you like a 140-inch TV for less than $1000? 

Oversized Tablets are now hitting 40 inches! 

Forget two-factor. Do we need three-factor authentication? 

Suffer from diabetes? Find out the latest technology solution. 

Forget charging your EV – just swap the battery! 

Nintendo loving lockdowns. 

Car key transponders = more home invasions! 

Promises of an interconnected smart home. 

Sun-reflecting nanoparticle metafabric to solve climate change? Maybe. 

Robot lawyers, lab-milk, subscription overload and watching body fat.

Robot lawyers, lab-milk, subscription overload and watching body fat.

August 30, 2021

Do we really need automated parking fines? 

Would you drink lab-made milk? 

Watching your body fat (excuse the very bad pun!) 

PSA. Beware the Flubot! 

Record your cough to detect COVID-19. 

Would you trust a Robot Lawyer? 

Mandatory solar panels and batteries. 

Subscription overload. 

Would you buy a car without kicking the tyres? 

11 finger pianists, vaccination proof, NBN speeds and Apple privacy.

11 finger pianists, vaccination proof, NBN speeds and Apple privacy.

August 23, 2021

COVID-19 vaccination status. 

11 finger pianists. 

Bushfire readiness? There is an app for that! 

Would you fly in a solar plane? 

Biden is going electric and going American! 

Technology to help the novelist inside of you. 

Apple: protection or privacy? 

ACCC hauls the big Telcos to court over NBN speeds. 

Paid enough taxes? What about a bitcoin tax? 

Making a splash with electric boats, free payphones and recycling EV batteries.

Making a splash with electric boats, free payphones and recycling EV batteries.

August 16, 2021

Payphones that are free! Huh? 

Tesla sharing their Superchargers. 

Video streaming passwords. 

Make a splash with an electric boat. 

Star Wars Tamagotchis! Why not? 

Latest stats in Tablet sales. 

Digital health insurance cards. 

Zoom privacy = US$86 million. 

Recycling mobile phones into Gold medals. 

What to do with old EV batteries? 

Perpetual motion EVs, chilling eternal life and bloody drone deliveries.

Perpetual motion EVs, chilling eternal life and bloody drone deliveries.

August 9, 2021

Perpetual motion electric vehicles. 

Drone deliveries to the battlefield. 

Living forever is a chilling prospect. 

Delivery drivers with a universal key. 

Baseball catchers and their modern signs. 

Technologically advanced windscreens. 

E-BIKE subsidies. 

TRUST required to legally fly a drone. 

EV snippets. 

Pregnant man emoji, Pegasus spy software and COVID-19 breath test.

Pregnant man emoji, Pegasus spy software and COVID-19 breath test.

August 2, 2021

COVID-19 breath test. 

How big is too big when it comes to TVs? 

NASA and their 30-year-old computer. 

'In Good Faith' deals with tech organisations. 

Finalists for new emojis. 

Eye tests on your phone. 

Worldwide sand shortage solutions. 

Energy at your fingertips! 

Do you have Pegasus spy software on your phone? 

Electric Harleys, poo power, lab meat and pollution eating cars.

Electric Harleys, poo power, lab meat and pollution eating cars.

July 26, 2021

Winning the space race. 

The power of poo! 

Facing gaming curfews. 

Education under attack. 

Growing lab meat. 

Cars that eat, not produce, pollution. 

Quiet Harleys. 

Robot bees. 

PC market share. 

Jetpacks, flying cars, 6G and the exact time.

Jetpacks, flying cars, 6G and the exact time.

July 19, 2021

Jetpacks finally taking off! 

Race for flying cars gathers speed. 

Vacuum cleaners for super cleaners. 

More ransomware attacks. 

What is in 6G? 

Deep space atomic clocks. 

Bird wheelchairs. 

New iPhone specs. 

Rethinking car ownership. 

Nuclear battery, cryptocurrency investment and water from air.

Nuclear battery, cryptocurrency investment and water from air.

July 12, 2021

Windows 11 is here! 

THOR to fry a swarm of drones. 

Water from thin air. 

Space race is on - for tourists. 

Cryptocurrency investment lessons. 

Power from a nuclear battery. 

Quieter flying with graphene based aerogel. 

Naming the new Honda SUV EV. 

Needle free vaccines. 

Cryptocurrency deterrents, doctors playing AR and Land Rover leapfrogging EVs.

Cryptocurrency deterrents, doctors playing AR and Land Rover leapfrogging EVs.

July 5, 2021

Smile! You are at work. 

Expect more widespread outages. 

Land Rover sidestepping the EV revolution. 

New EV tax for NSW drivers. 

A simple solution to trypanophobia. 

Cryptocurrency deterrent. 

Wind energy driving down electricity bills. 

Flying car Grand Prix series. Yes, really! 

Doctors playing with Augmented Reality. 

Irish passwords, watching your blood glucose and dishonour among hackers.

Irish passwords, watching your blood glucose and dishonour among hackers.

June 28, 2021

Technology robbing you of sleep. 

There may be honour among thieves – but not among hackers. 

Police revealing passwords in Ireland. 

Mobile phones revitalising ancient languages. 

Watch your blood glucose levels on your...watch. 

The end is nigh for Windows 10. 

Hydrogen or Ammonia for Japan? 

New phone features for the vision impaired. 

Mobile phone? Do you want a vax with that? 

Supersonic flights, Jeff Bezos in space and cost of scams.

Supersonic flights, Jeff Bezos in space and cost of scams.

June 21, 2021

Internet connected thermometers. 

Q1 2021 smartphone sales data. 

Supersonic flights post Concorde. 

Stretchable OLED screens. 

Atari gaming console. 

Jeff Bezos in space. 

Cost of scams in Australia. 

E-mobility in Brisbane. 

Zoom meeting transcriptions. 

Fully charged in minutes, snore scores and pilotless flights.

Fully charged in minutes, snore scores and pilotless flights.

June 14, 2021

Charge your phone in eight minutes. 

An app to show you how local your products are. 

Detecting your snore score. 

Growing drugs or mining coins? 

Fully autonomous planes. 

A real-world Stargate between Lithuania and Poland. 

More efficient transparent solar panels. 

Green hydrogen in regional Australia. 

Wages in bitcoin. 

 

F-150 game changer, concrete batteries and prison from social media.

F-150 game changer, concrete batteries and prison from social media.

June 7, 2021

Will the Ford F-150 Lightning EV be a game changer? 

Do you like the idea of a big-screen TV but don't like the clutter? 

Batteries can be made from lithium or cobalt or nickel or...concrete? What? Concrete? 

13 years in prison for a photo of your hand on social media. How? 

How do you create a natural sleep cycle when you are live on a submarine? 

Watch out for smishing...but what is smishing? 

Are you one of millions now using a Digital Driver Licence? 

Finally. Which State in Australia is now offering free rego for Electric Vehicles? 

Would you be happy with someone else to pay to control your life? 

VR to cure phobias, future petrol stations and where to store photos.

VR to cure phobias, future petrol stations and where to store photos.

May 31, 2021

Can VR technology help with a fear of spiders and needles? 

Can robots be used to comb and untangle hair? 

Why are NBN installations and repairs being delayed? 

How secure are your security cameras? 

Have you ever thought about renting out your driveway space? 

Would you pay a monthly fee to use Twitter? 

What is all the hype about lossless streaming and should you care? 

What options do you have to store your photos? 

What does a petrol station of the future look like? 

Bending light, lasering weeds and Johnnycabs drive off the screen.

Bending light, lasering weeds and Johnnycabs drive off the screen.

May 24, 2021

How many people does it take to remove the weeds from 8 hectares of onions? 

Can light travel around corners? 

Would you like to try an EV before you buy? 

Tax time = scam time? 

The gentlemen of the cyberattack industry. 

Can a smartphone help you “see” in the dark? 

What is Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer doing at BMW? 

Is Ford about to revolutionise the ‘truck’ market in the US? 

Are you ready to jump in a robotaxi yet? 

Power from skin, smart glass with Krypton and saving the birds.

Power from skin, smart glass with Krypton and saving the birds.

May 17, 2021

Is there a technology solution to stop birds slamming in to tall buildings and masts? 

Can we charge our smart watch with body heat? 

Is one Australian state about to encourage residents to purchase Electric Vehicles (EVs)? 

What does it take to be tagged a 'smart' glass? 

The city of Eindhoven, known for innovation, is the first in Europe to do what? 

Apple V Epic Games in a battle over what? 

How do you actually know a QR Code is legitimate? 

Is a spinning propeller blade the most efficient shape for a wind turbine? 

Be careful with your car - thieves are looking for palladium! 

Bluetooth stalkers, Wikipedia wars and jail time from faulty software.

Bluetooth stalkers, Wikipedia wars and jail time from faulty software.

May 10, 2021

Did the UK Post Office place too much faith in their software? 

Could someone use Bluetooth tracking devices to stalk your every movement? 

What is the topic of the latest Wikipedia editing wars? 

Which major car manufacturer has announced their fossil-fuel end date? 

Fancy a new domain name for your business? 

Are scientists any closer to a truly biodegradable plastic? 

Have we now reached the end of the line for the landline phone? 

Is Airbus about to take a giant leap forward in flying safety? 

Will the US Congress change the landscape for autonomous vehicles? 

Whiter white paint, replacing garbage trucks and Spotify hardware.

Whiter white paint, replacing garbage trucks and Spotify hardware.

May 7, 2021

Is there a modern alternative to rubbish bins along the footpath? 

Is it possible to create a whiter white paint? 

Why is Spotify about to venture in to the hardware space? 

How has Google fared in the Australian Federal Court? 

Would you be happy to let a smart speaker watch you sleep? 

Green energy is good for the environment but is it good for the economy? 

How can you tell if it is confirmation bias or your phone really spying on you? 

Surveys show Australians want to buy electric cars, so why are sales stalled at around 0.7%? 

Which is the latest US State to put a ban in place for the sale of gas-powered vehicles? 

Losing keys, pet passwords and Queenslanders catching up.

Losing keys, pet passwords and Queenslanders catching up.

May 6, 2021

What new feature from Android helps us while we walk down the street? 

Do you have trouble stopping your kids from playing on their phones? 

Keep leaving your keys “somewhere” but just can’t remember where? 

Like the new Xbox? Need a new fridge? Why not combine them both? 

Do you need a CyberLandr with your Cybertruck? 

Segway motorbike. 

To stop using easy passwords people are turning to their pets. 

Do you want a new guitar but you don’t want it to look like a new guitar? 

Are Queensland drivers finally going to catch up to their NSW counterparts? 

A Hummer EV, social media ID checks and drone light shows.

A Hummer EV, social media ID checks and drone light shows.

May 5, 2021

Specs of the new Hummer EV. 

Who is the one person you don’t want to send an X-rated video of yourself to? 

Will it soon be harder to create a social media account? 

How many drones should you use if you want to do a spectacular light show? 

Who is Microsoft going to make AR headsets for? 

Another social media site has had a date breach. Who was it this time? 

How can you check if your data was part of the Facebook data breach? 

Which company has given up on their smartphone business? 

Do you want a way to make a million in a couple of weeks? 

No more flats, fleeceware robbing us and magically enhancing photos.

No more flats, fleeceware robbing us and magically enhancing photos.

May 5, 2021

Sick of punctures on your bicycle? Why not use the same technology that NASA uses on its rovers? 

Have you checked your mobile for ‘Fleeceware’ apps? They may be costing you hundreds of dollars. 

Movie scenes that show a photo magically ‘enhanced’ when an IT expert clicks on a button are just fictional, right? 

Meet Stretch, a new robot from Boston Dynamics. 

Can cows be part of the solution to our electricity needs? 

Chipageddon is having the most impact on what product? 

Fancy going back to the future with a VW Combi? 

How is renewable energy impacting gas pipelines? 

Remember the Apple AirPower that disappeared before it existed? Has another company delivered on the Apple promise? 

Bushfire fighting satellites, EVs beating Tesla and Internet access up in the air.

Bushfire fighting satellites, EVs beating Tesla and Internet access up in the air.

May 5, 2021

Are satellites the answer to Australia's bushfire problems? 

Which tiny EV is beating Tesla as the best-selling EV in the world? 

Why has the consumer protection agency in Brazil slapped Apple with a $2 million fine? 

When we can finally fly internationally again, will the Internet on planes be any better? 

Who are sex offenders targeting on dating apps? 

Who will win the battle to put satellite Internet in to your backyard? 

Whoops! Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp down in global outage! How did they inform the world they were having problems? 

Huawei was going to take over the world – until the West intervened. What is its new plan to now generate profits? 

What do you do when the manufacturer of Grand Theft Auto (GTA) won’t fix a known annoying problem? 

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