Tech Talk with Mathew Dickerson
Glassholes making a comeback, tracking your luggage and jet fuel from H2O and CO2.

Glassholes making a comeback, tracking your luggage and jet fuel from H2O and CO2.

August 8, 2022

Forget the airlines – track your own luggage! 

Smart locks harvesting NFC power from your phone. 

EV Live from GM wants to educate you about your next electric vehicle purchase. 

Production of jet fuel with solar power, water and carbon dioxide. 

Robots winning the fight with chess players – literally! 

Glassholes may be coming to a face near you. 

Internet issues with leap seconds. 

How different are search results from different search engines? 

All-in-one video doorbell and smart lock with solar power. 

ACT banning petrol cars, new emojis for 2022 and home batteries generating income.

ACT banning petrol cars, new emojis for 2022 and home batteries generating income.

August 1, 2022

New emojis for 2022: Shaking head and mean goose and 29 others.

A wearable vest to fix your bad posture. 

Do you have Internet Gaming Disorder? 

Amazon targets fake review sites. 

Installing a home battery to generate some additional income. 

Electric passenger planes are being further developed. 

Drone superhighway being created in the UK. 

Will you use a ‘sand-battery’ to heat your home? 

ACT is the first jurisdiction in Australia to ban the sale of ICE vehicles. 

Airbus up in the air, better Bluetooth and scams, scams and more scams.

Airbus up in the air, better Bluetooth and scams, scams and more scams.

July 25, 2022

Everything is better with Bluetooth – but now there is a better Bluetooth. 

Heat your car seats for just $18 per month. 

Airbus sets a new record for the longest flight of an unmanned aircraft. 

Enhance your healthcare and run faster with pressure sensing mats. 

Trust us…we are health insurers with lots of data on you. 

Telcos trying to protect Aussies from text message scams. 

Beware the ATMs skimming credit card details. 

Restaurants being extorted with bad online reviews. 

Indian farmers create their own fake cricket matches to dupe Russian gamblers. 

Katy Perry creating drone problems, FIFA using AI and a pothole solution.

Katy Perry creating drone problems, FIFA using AI and a pothole solution.

July 18, 2022

Finally a technology solution to the offside call in soccer! 

Forget fixing potholes – just use a car that scans the road and adjusts the suspension. 

Too much demand for Netflix. 

Scams have cost Aussies over $2 billion in the last year. 

The new Apple watch will reportedly be able to detect a Fever, be it Fahrenheit or Centigrade. 

Spot the robot dog at work in the Snowy Hydro scheme. 

Underwater autonomous drones now being used for drug smuggling. 

Aerial drones risking passengers at Cairns airport while trying to spot Katy Perry. 

Predict crime in advance with lots of data and AI. 

Hydrogen fuel trucks, augmented reality and ’Mum and Dad’ scams.

Hydrogen fuel trucks, augmented reality and ’Mum and Dad’ scams.

July 11, 2022

Apparently it is illegal to mislead consumers in advertising. 

Watch out for the ‘Mum and Dad’ scam. 

Hybrid ships on the horizon. 

Augmented reality tools to help you replace furniture in your home. 

Need new friends? Smell here! 

Netflix dropping prices and adding advertisements. 

Hydrogen fuel cells for long-haul trucks. 

Take your satellite Internet service on the road. 

Take your off-the-grid power system on the road as well. 

Cryptocurrencies according to Bill Gates, nuclear desalination ships and what tattoos can do for blood pressure.

Cryptocurrencies according to Bill Gates, nuclear desalination ships and what tattoos can do for blood pressure.

July 4, 2022

Internet Explorer dies at 26 – long live the Internet. 

Bill Gates believes NFTs and cryptocurrencies rely on the greater fool concept. 

Identification of plants with your phone. 

Google starts charging for free e-mail. 

Tattoos to monitor blood pressure. 

Toyota faces $2 billion class action after faulty diesel particulate filters used. 

IDs of Aussies on the Dark Web for just a handful of dollars. 

Lime shared electric motorbikes. 

Nuclear desalination ships on the move. 

Medicare scam texts, recycling EV batteries and Kate Bush reaches the top of that hill.

Medicare scam texts, recycling EV batteries and Kate Bush reaches the top of that hill.

June 27, 2022

Tesla Model Y changing the EV landscape in Australia. 

Find fresh air – with Google Maps. 

Plasma Gasification to turn waste plastic in to energy. 

Warning! Medicare scam texts are costing us millions. 

Robotic Surgery is safer and improves patient recovery times. 

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN has had an upgrade. 

Google engineer claims AI is sentient. 

Kate Bush has reached the top of that hill. 

What to do with old EV batteries? 

3D printed ears, robotic Peregrine Falcons and fake social media accounts.

3D printed ears, robotic Peregrine Falcons and fake social media accounts.

June 20, 2022

Get paid just to surf the ‘net! 

Look! Up in the sky. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a…robotic Peregrine Falcon! 

The end may be nigh for fake social media accounts. 

See your pet from every angle. 

EV conversions of classic old cars. 

USB Type-C will soon dominate Europe. 

3D printing human body parts. 

A drone with a taser. What could go wrong? 

Announcements from the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference. 

Gen Xers with sore thumbs, robots galore and crypto regulation.

Gen Xers with sore thumbs, robots galore and crypto regulation.

June 13, 2022

Why Gen Xers have sore thumbs. 

Aussies spending big on video games. 

Great Scott! DeLorean Alpha 5 EV revealed. 

Singapore filling workforce gaps with robots. 

Dyson creating robots for your household chores. 

US reclaims Supercomputing crown with an AMD powered beast. 

AI helping you see fewer red traffic lights as you drive. 

Apple activates nudity blurring for children in Australia. 

Crypto scams result in more calls for regulation of crypto markets. 

Smartphone sales plummet, Contact Lens computer screen and white noise generator.

Smartphone sales plummet, Contact Lens computer screen and white noise generator.

June 6, 2022

The humble Contact Lens may be the ultimate computer screen. 

Video Games do not destroy the brains of kids – they might even help! 

Put your face on your fridge. 

Smartphone sales plummet. 

COVID-19 changing the modern home. 

Tesla opening up their Supercharger network to other brands. 

Crispr tackling malarial mosquitos. 

Garmin combines a radar, camera and taillight. 

How to conveniently produce white noise. 

Solar power at night, gravity batteries and wireless charging sweaters.

Solar power at night, gravity batteries and wireless charging sweaters.

May 30, 2022

Pet ownership has increased along with pet technology. 

If you are sick of plugging in your phone just wear a sweater with wireless charging. 

What is the difference between Netflix Livestreaming and Live Free-to-Air TV? 

Banks keeping up with millennials with 10-minute online mortgage approvals. 

The next solution to EV range anxiety is battery swap stations. 

Gravity batteries to solve our energy storage solutions. 

Google to pay more than 300 EU publishers for their news. 

The Tesla Effect on snowmobiles; boats; mowers; chain saws… 

Solar power generation at night! 

Supercar for under 2 grand, lab on your skin and smart socks.

Supercar for under 2 grand, lab on your skin and smart socks.

May 23, 2022

Bringing tennis from the outside world to the inside world. 

Electric supercar for less than 2 grand! 

Smart socks to help people with dementia. 

iPod is no more. 

Roll up your TV. 

Remote control to rev your engine. 

Continuously monitor glucose, alcohol and lactate levels with a lab on your skin. 

NASA’s 747 space observatory reaches the end of its flight plan. 

Portable solar generators to help you be at one with nature. 

Beijing robotaxis, ultrasonic mouth haptics and desalination in a briefcase.

Beijing robotaxis, ultrasonic mouth haptics and desalination in a briefcase.

May 16, 2022

Spiders on your lips with ultrasonic mouth haptics. 

Snapchat wants you to use their drone. 

Beijing now has robotaxis with no safety driver. 

A briefcase to turn seawater in to drinking water at the push of a button. 

Scammers steal $730,000 from one person in a property scam. 

16 states in the US sue the postal service over their plan to buy gas-guzzling mail trucks. 

Scientists set to redefine the length of a second. 

How to shoot criminal drones from the sky. 

Qantas will soon introduce the longest commercial flights in the world. 

EU backs USB-C, meat in space and EV news roundup.

EU backs USB-C, meat in space and EV news roundup.

May 9, 2022

A robot vacuum that can mop and vacuum and clean itself. 

Fitness mirrors to tell you who is the fairest of them all. 

Automated pram movement device to help frustrated parents. 

EU moves forward with a one charger fits all plan. 

The latest mobile hotspot has C-band 5G; Wi-Fi 6E and 2.5Gbps ethernet. 

COVID-19 breath tests. 

Can meat be grown in space? 

Californian garden landscapers being driven to change to electric mowers and blowers. 

EV news roundup. 

SMS scam filters, building a better mouse and charging batteries without a charger.

SMS scam filters, building a better mouse and charging batteries without a charger.

May 2, 2022

The greatest change in the mouse since...the mouse itself. 

QR Codes instead of Jersey numbers. 

Charging batteries without a charger. 

Airlines to use Starlink's LEO satellite Internet. 

Mercedes-Benz EV with more than 1,000km of range. 

New drones take the skill out of flying. 

Capturing solar energy and storing it for 18 years. 

New records with solar cell efficiency. 

SMS scam filters to slow down the deluge of dodgy text messages. 

COVID-19 cough detection, microchipping humans and Google suing scammers.

COVID-19 cough detection, microchipping humans and Google suing scammers.

April 25, 2022

Cough once for COVID-19. 

Microchip implants without a vaccine. 

Blur the lines between your bed and your gaming chair. 

FDA clearance for Fitbit passive heart rhythm monitoring. 

How does a cop tell a driverless vehicle to “step out of the car”? 

Puppy fraudsters being sued by Google. 

Why not collect solar power in space where the energy is eleven times stronger. 

The future of bicycles – not just an e-bike but a folding e-bike. 

Lithium-ion batteries are the greatest technology in EV batteries…until they aren’t. What is next? 

Hertz charging ahead, cloning your pet and the electric resurrection of the DeLorean.

Hertz charging ahead, cloning your pet and the electric resurrection of the DeLorean.

April 18, 2022

Dyson combines pure air and pure sound. 

You may not be able to make your dog immortal, but what about a clone? 

FedEx is now looking to drones for the ‘middle mile’ logistics. 

Great Scott! DeLorean sets a date for its electric resurrection. 

DreamHack is on its way to Melbourne. 

CARS24 pushes all the right buttons for car sales. 

Solar panels come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. 

The future of home energy storage may well be the community battery. 

Hertz charges ahead with 65,000 Polestar Electric Vehicles. 

Scam texts from yourself, sunrise alarm clocks and Putin’s car.

Scam texts from yourself, sunrise alarm clocks and Putin’s car.

April 11, 2022

Scam texts are now coming…from yourself. 

Oxford 16-year-old teen accused of being multi-millionaire cyber-criminal. 

Apple TV+ just won the Oscar for best picture and everything is different now. 

Practice your swing with a new golf simulator. 

Take your 2D photos and create a 3D-rendered scene. 

Sunrise alarm clocks help you rise and shine every day. 

‘The Frame’ can be your TV and your artwork. 

Squid skin could help keep your takeaway coffee warm. 

What sort of car would you build if you had unlimited funds and you wanted to be safe? 

Roboburgers flipping burgers, dust-repelling solar panels and foot-tickling machines no laughing matter.

Roboburgers flipping burgers, dust-repelling solar panels and foot-tickling machines no laughing matter.

April 4, 2022

Roboburgers flipping burgers at a vending machine near you. 

Apple don’t want to sell you a phone – they want to lease you one instead. 

Australia needs to play catch-up with EVs or suffer for lack of choice. 

Imagine having solar panels that repelled dust. Imagine no more! 

Do you find a foot-tickling machine a laughing matter? 

Binge while you can! Netflix is cracking down on password sharing. 

Fall asleep in 30 minutes. Guaranteed. Without drugs. 

Optus and TPG pay back $6.5 million to customers because of slow Internet. 

Four-word Facebook Messenger scam to ignore. 

Hydrogen powered aircraft, air quality monitors and print your lipstick colour.

Hydrogen powered aircraft, air quality monitors and print your lipstick colour.

March 28, 2022

Printable lipstick to perfectly match the colour of your outfit. 

Air raid alerts directly to your phone. 

Play the GENIGMA app and help cancer research. 

Monitor the quality of your indoor air with these devices. 

Airbus powering aircraft with Hydrogen. 

Hang Ten on your surfboard at your nearest inland surfing lake! 

CDs are making a comeback after 17 years. 

Apple’s iOS 15.4 can turn your phone in to an EFTPOS machine. 

Less flower, more power with the modern VW Kombi Van. 

Gorillas in ads, spotting hidden cameras and an electronic device to save your marriage.

Gorillas in ads, spotting hidden cameras and an electronic device to save your marriage.

March 21, 2022

The science behind putting a gorilla in an ad. 

How do you spot a hidden camera in your holiday accommodation? 

Is an electric vehicle a car with technology added or technology on wheels? 

Telstra has signed a deal with satellite constellation provider, OneWeb. 

Electric boats are coming but water can be a real drag. 

Coles delivering your groceries…by drone. 

An electronic device for the bedroom that can save your marriage. 

Type to talk and back the other way. 

Greener fuel options for shipping companies. 

20TB of space, serious water pistol fun and a solar-powered outdoor oven.

20TB of space, serious water pistol fun and a solar-powered outdoor oven.

March 14, 2022

Time to get serious about fun with your water gun. 

If you want to be heard, you need HyperWhistle! 

For your next camping trip, try the solar-powered outdoor oven. 

Use your earbuds to monitor your body temperature. 

The humble wristwatch can now track your arterial health. 

The Hydrofoil electric boat is set to rise above the competition. 

That isn’t a hard drive…this is a hard drive! 20TB of space. 

Google turns off live traffic data in the Ukraine. 

Breaking news…Tasmanians had to talk to each other after the island’s Internet was cut off. 

Green thumbs go electronic, no more flats and wandering eyes.

Green thumbs go electronic, no more flats and wandering eyes.

March 7, 2022

How green is your thumb? 

Are you sick of checking your tyre pressure? 

Careful where your eyes wander. 

Only Donald Trump has the real answer. 

Future conflicts being fought from a keyboard. 

Selling picks and shovels is more profitable than being a gold prospector. 

Adaptive headlights lighting the way. 

Eye-watering prospect of more renewable power. 

Keep your natural circadian rhythm in check with simulated lighting. 

V2G & V2H 4 EVs in OZ; costly romances and not enough space in space.

V2G & V2H 4 EVs in OZ; costly romances and not enough space in space.

February 28, 2022

The high cost of romance. 

For the Superbowl, simple is good. 

B-cycle those old batteries. 

Glamping with the Airstream eStream. 

Oh No! Changes to Wordle by the New York Times. 

V2G and V2H for EVs in OZ. 

Track your toddlers in childcare. 

Is there not enough space in space? 

Portable monitors to keep you productive on the go.

Jail time for a grossly offensive tweet, new regulations for porn sites and EV prices about to drop.

Jail time for a grossly offensive tweet, new regulations for porn sites and EV prices about to drop.

February 21, 2022

High polluters be aware – your number plate is being tracked. 

Do you have the problem with teenagers tracking your private jet? 

BYD may change the EV world but what does it stand for? Before You Die or Build Your Dreams? 

Porn sites in the UK will be legally required to prove users are over 18. 

Health apps are proving to be effective early warning devices for COVID-19. 

A grossly offensive tweet can land you in jail! 

Lifeline’s new texting service. 

Engineering creates the impossible – a material stronger than steel but lighter than plastic. 

Sell your shares in Square because Apple will let you accept contactless payments. 

A modern lie detector, electric aeroplanes and ordering cars online.

A modern lie detector, electric aeroplanes and ordering cars online.

February 14, 2022

Wardle said his blood would curdle if a hurdle was placed in front of Wordle…or has that all changed now?

Don’t forget to charge that battery…on your plane!!! 

And the best-selling Electric Vehicles in Australia in 2021 were… 

What injuries do you need to be careful of when playing online games? 

Lie detection is adding a dose of technology. 

The present for someone who has everything. 

Do you buy items online? Are you prepared to order a car online? 

Would a helicopter drawing by Leonardo da Vinci from 1480 actually fly? 

Charging ahead with wound management. 

Sex in space, temporary tattoos and smartphone market share figures.

Sex in space, temporary tattoos and smartphone market share figures.

February 7, 2022

Infrared goggles to help the blind see. 

Who can you sue when an autonomous car crashes? 

Boeing investing in flying taxis. 

Tattoos that don’t last forever. 

Amazon craving electric vans. 

Sex in space – strictly for research. 

Can artificial nature help our mental health? 

The New York Mayor is paid in cryptocurrency. Is this a good idea? 

Latest global market share data for smartphones. 

Norway setting new EV records, passwords to avoid and sucking on bacteria straws.

Norway setting new EV records, passwords to avoid and sucking on bacteria straws.

January 31, 2022

Airbags on the outside of vehicles.

Avoid these passwords!

Aspire to earn the same money as these YouTubers.

Which video just passed 10 billion views on YouTube?

Norway sets new records with sales of Electric Vehicles.

Throw away those plastic straws and suck on a bacteria straw.

Large offshore wind farms are charging ahead.

Google promotes a gift card scam – whoops!

Twitter and Snapchat warn government against online anonymity.

Apple now opens up your Hyundai.

Big dollars for old video games, change your car colour in an instant and BlackBerry is dead!

Big dollars for old video games, change your car colour in an instant and BlackBerry is dead!

January 24, 2022

The BlackBerry is dead! Long live innovation. 

Change the colour of your car with the touch of a button. 

Change the colour of your hair with the wave of a wand. 

Use your watch to enter your house. 

Smart locks are so yesterday. Now there is the smart door! 

Google accuses Apple over bullying with exclusivity of iMessage. 

Cash in your old video games for big dollars. 

Robots are now swimming through blood vessels to clear blockages. 

Stop wasting time selecting weights. Just tell Alexa your required dumbbell. 

RIP Professor Michael Gore AO, founder of national science institution Questacon. 

Harvest electricity from the air, air bags to silence snoring and nailing a solar roof.

Harvest electricity from the air, air bags to silence snoring and nailing a solar roof.

January 17, 2022

You have your smartwatch. Does your dog need a smart collar? 

Has one company nailed the solution for a solar roof? 

How to harvest electricity from the air. 

Replace your kitchen tap with one that has no handle. 

Use your voice to fill and empty your bath tub – at just the right temperature. 

Silence sleep snoring with a pillow full of air bags. 

Find a Rapid Antigen Test with a new Web site. 

Mining companies are looking to greener transport solutions with hydrogen-electric trains. 

Use bathroom scales to deliver a segmented body composition reading. 

5G protection necklace, robotic gecko hand and gift vouchers for young online gamers.

5G protection necklace, robotic gecko hand and gift vouchers for young online gamers.

January 10, 2022

Anti-5G necklace to protect you against…what? 

Gift vouchers being offered to children in online games. 

If you are sick of passwords, consider a USB Biosecurity key. 

GM starts delivering electric Hummers to excited clients. 

Phase shifting substance to keep the heat out and the heat in! 

Keen to try solar but you don’t have roof space? A solar garden may be for you. 

Wireless induction charging for EV parking spaces. 

Designing a robotic hand that grips like a gecko. 

Ford Mustang Mach-E joins New York City’s yellow taxi fleet. 

SPECIAL EPISODE: Season 1 highlights.

SPECIAL EPISODE: Season 1 highlights.

January 3, 2022

Season 1 highlights episode. 

Season 1 has now finished and this episode is the first episode of Season 2. 

Season 1 consisted of 40 episodes with more than 360 separate tech stories with over 26 hours of content. 

This episode has 29 of the stories from Season 1 that generated the most feedback. 

EVs being powered by fried chips, flying cars and using your phone as a hotel key.

EVs being powered by fried chips, flying cars and using your phone as a hotel key.

December 27, 2021

Finally the flying car is here with the Jetson ONE. 

If you are sick of losing your hotel keys use your phone instead. 

Love your spreadsheets? Enter the Financial Modelling World Cup! 

Fried chips being used to power EVs across the Nullarbor. 

AirTags are being used by ingenious thieves to steal cars. 

AI will help you read the Terms and Conditions on your apps. 

Ford has over 200,000 reservations for the F-150 Lightning. 

Learn more about your dog with a DNA testing kit. 

Do you like to play video games or watch TV while you drive?

Earth‘s black box, careful the nude household run and which emojis do we love the most? 🤔

Earth‘s black box, careful the nude household run and which emojis do we love the most? 🤔

December 20, 2021

Which emojis are we using the most at the moment? 🤔 

What will be the next big thing from Apple? 

Earth is getting a black box so the future can see why we crashed. 

COVID-19 vaccine certificates for sale on the dark web…or are they? 

COVID-19 surveillance robots to the rescue for social distancing. 

Uber surveillance audio…for your safety. 

Think twice before you do that next nude run from the shower to the laundry – someone may be watching you. 

A new option for that big-screen TV you so desperately want. 

Ready to start travelling overseas again? Don’t leave home without this device. 

Antarctica Internet upgrade, Trolls be gone and what your creepy boss is monitoring.

Antarctica Internet upgrade, Trolls be gone and what your creepy boss is monitoring.

December 13, 2021

Using technology to stop drink driving. 

Mobile checkout to save time at Christmas. 

Your important certificates officially digitised. 

Trolls be gone! 

Teaching a computer to read an analogue clock. 

First ever 3D printed eye – without the Steve Austin beeps. 

Finally Antarctica will be receiving an Internet upgrade. 

2021 News Corp EV Car of the Year Finalists. 

What can your boss monitor when you work from home? 

5G for Christmas - Great Geek Gadget Gift Guide for Christmas.

5G for Christmas - Great Geek Gadget Gift Guide for Christmas.

December 6, 2021

Top 20 Gadgets to give to the Geek in your life! 

Coffee mug for lazy stirrers. 

Beer counting bottle opener. 

Invisibility cloak. 

Wireless charging photos frame. 

Smart ball for automated fetch. 

Toothbrush steriliser. 

LED light ring for better selfies. 

Novelty sound effects machine. 

Smart sock. 

Distract annoying dogs. 

Emergency affirmation button. 

Wearable fan. 

Reusable cup with tap to pay. 

Levitating speaker. 

Turtles in Time. 

Thermodynamic hand boiler. 

Project the world. 

Connect to your iPad. 

Personal alarm. 

The Useless Box. The name says it all! 

Wi-Fi with 1km range, maths on pornhub and robot bartenders.

Wi-Fi with 1km range, maths on pornhub and robot bartenders.

November 29, 2021

Wi-Fi HaLow announced by the Wi-Fi Alliance with range of 1km. 

What is more important when you buy a house? The number of bedrooms or fibre Internet? 

How a maths teacher makes his living on Pornhub - and no, it isn't what you think! 

Portable EV charger to address range anxiety. 

And for the latest trick by scamsters...blackmailing Insta users! 

Controlling your iPad with your eyes is now possible. 

Twentieth anniversary of the Xbox. Now I feel old! 

Will Hydrogen be the solution to climate friendly aviation solutions? 

Will a robot bartender listen to your woes? 

Cycling over the water, electronic brakes and technology in coffee.

Cycling over the water, electronic brakes and technology in coffee.

November 22, 2021

The hydrofoil bike could revolutionise the triathlon: finish the swim and the cycle legs at the same time! 

Nespresso trying to keep you away from imposter pods. 

The latest revolution in stopping your car – electronic brakes. 

When you over-binge on Netflix streaming, there is now Netflix gaming! 

Diesel cars making way for EVs in the UK. 

Fancy your cycling skills? The Defence Force has a role for you. 

Facebook to delete all facial data. 

Video gaming to connect with family and friends. 

VW will bring their ID.3 to Australia sometime after we have some new government policies. 

5D data storage, Squid Game casting for extras and say hello to the hoverbike!

5D data storage, Squid Game casting for extras and say hello to the hoverbike!

November 15, 2021

Hoverboards aren’t here yet so would a hoverbike suffice? 

Time may be running out to capture old memories from cassette tapes. 

Toyota is charging slowly in to the EV space. 

Forget about 3D printing a house. Why not 3D print an entire community? 

Storing massive amounts of data in the fifth dimension. 

Is Carbon Capture going to solve our Climate Change problems? 

Want to be a background extra in Squid Game? Just click this link! 

The now ubiquitous QR Code is being used by the wool industry. 

“Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” A hologram is coming to your board room. 

UK tapping in to the desert sunshine…in Morocco! 

Solar-powered headphones, tablets to clean water and breeding virtual racehorses.

Solar-powered headphones, tablets to clean water and breeding virtual racehorses.

November 8, 2021

Solar panels on headphones! Really? 

Use this tablet to clean up your drinking water. 

Having trouble getting to sleep at night? Maybe try these glasses before bed. 

Want to own a racehorse but it all seems a bit messy? Go virtual. 

Net zero by 2050 seems a long way off – but it will start right now. 

Driving forward with Electric Buses (EBs) on the streets of Sydney. 

Australia could save half a trillion dollars by going EV. 

Make that next hire car an EV. 

New affordable EVs soon to hit the streets of Australia. 

Smart doorbell legalities, virtual cattle fences and iPod memories.

Smart doorbell legalities, virtual cattle fences and iPod memories.

November 1, 2021

Classic cars with a new lease on life. 

Keeping cattle in with virtual fences. 

Nokia relies on nostalgia for sales. 

After COVID-19 will we need QR Codes? 

How big is big when it comes to wind turbines? 

Smart doorbells might soon show you the image of a judge! 

Toyota might finally be saying, “if you can’t lick ‘em, jine ‘em.” 

UK schools have come up with a way of stopping bullies stealing lunch money. 

Do you remember your first iPod? It may have been up to twenty years ago. 

 

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Internet censorship, opting-out of scam texts and unbreakable phone screens.

Internet censorship, opting-out of scam texts and unbreakable phone screens.

October 25, 2021

Making millions playing games. 

Mobile phones to control your car systems. 

Internet censorship. Do we want it? 

Cooling down your sweaty mouse hand. 

New third-party in-app payment system for Apple apps. 

Unbreakable glass inspired by nature. 

Smart headbands to help you think about…nothing! 

UK winning the ‘Ashes’ of the renewable energy landscape. 

Should you opt-out of receiving scam messages? 

 

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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. 

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