Speaking in Tech (technology)

Speaking in Tech #258: Juiced

Google just can’t avoid privacy fights whether its fighting legal requests for emails or fending off criticism from the Electronic Freedom Foundation. This week Greg, Ed, Melissa and Peter are joined this week by John Rakowski, Director of Product Marketing for Application Performance Management and analytics at AppDynamics to discuss privacy issues, the new Galaxy S8, Docker branding and valley juicers.

The details…

(0:00) Application performance and AppDynamics
(2:52) The new Samsung Galaxy S8 review: the good, the bad and the return
(12:27) Judge tells Google to turn over emails
(18:36) EFF slams Google over student privacy
(26:32) Infosec company caught using real hospital IT in product demos
(29:31) Huh? Docker renames container project as “Moby”
(35:35) Valley of the Dulls: $120 million in VC funding for a $400 Juicer
(39:30) Juice drones and UberEats

Direct download: SiT258.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 5:39pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #257: Nice Hackers

Hacking Microsoft Windows? Been there, done that. Ed, Melissa and Amy are joined by Chris Wysopal, noted hacker and CTO/Co-founder of Veracode on this week’s tech podcast. The crew talks about how hacking has evolved and the importance of secure software.

The details…


(0:00) Out and about
(2:40) Over Slacking
(4:30) Wysopal: raising awareness of insecure software
(8:55) Hacking Windows
(10:19) “Nice hackers” testifying to Congress
(16:07) Taking down the internet in 30 minutes
(19:02) Building a security company
(26:21) Automating code review
(30:59) Veracode just acquired by CA
(41:16) Making secure software
(46:50) NSA hacking tools in the wild
(51:29) Burger King hijacks Google Assistant
(53:23) Re-gifting Alexa

Direct download: SiT257.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 4:01am EDT

Speaking in Tech #256: United We Fight

In this week's episode Amy and Melissa are joined by Rebecca Fitzhugh from Rubrik. They discuss the merits and struggles of the vcdx, United's new fight it out standby policy, dragging switches out of the datacenter, Microsoft buying in to container hype and neural network pick up lines. 

(1:40) Throw it on the ground
(3:24) VCDX- I'd rather be back in the Marine Corps
(12:10) United- Fight for your right
(17:29) Dragging switches out of the Datacenter
(23:18) Containers aren't just a fad. Wait. What?
(25:20) Ginger extinction event
(31:41) Neural Network pick up lines
(39:36) Military invading Tech- come get us!

Direct download: SiT256.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:15pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #255: One Yuan

Cloud for less than a penny? Tencent recently won a bid to provide the city of Xiamen with cloud services for one Yuan. The President of Alibaba claims the bid “destroyed the entire industry”. On this week’s podcast we discuss China’s cloud race, privacy rules in the US and the impact GDPR might have on those rules as well as Ford’s grab for Blackberry engineers. Our special guest this week is Mark Twomey, AKA “Storagezilla” from Dell EMC.

The details…

(0:00) Brexit back through time
(2:00) Zilla finishing biz school
(5:09) Tencent bags Chinese cloud for one yuan
(14:47) Google Cloud rises
(18:52) ISP’s respond to US privacy rules
(28:12) Role of GDPR globally
(33:09) Ford picks up Blackberry engineers
(48:07) Peter’s Butte of a story
(49:35) DEW it

Direct download: SiT255.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #254: The AI Apocalypse

This week the techcasters tackle rumors of Citrix being sold, the coming AI apocalypse, WhatsApp encryption and Deepak Chopra tweets as well as special interviews with Greg Mulholland of VMware and Simon Sharwood of The Register.

The details…

(00:10) Things not to do when you travel
(04:45) In defense of vegemite… and the state of IT in Australia
(08:06) Spitting podcasters
(12:13) Dell EMC World around the corner
(14:05) Rumors: Microsoft and Citrix hookup
(18:18) Elon Musk and the AI apocalypse
(22:14) The Donald Trump of tech
(29:27) WhatsApp encryption under fire
(37:50) Deepak Chopra tweets or BS?
(41:26) Simon Sharwood interview from Melbourne VMUG

Direct download: SiT254.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:58am EDT

Speaking in Tech #253: Lego Tape

This week Ed, Melissa and Peter are together to chew on the week’s tech news from Apple, Uber, Nimble and Reduxio before diving in on the implications from Brexit.

The details…

(0:00) Lost in Slovakia
(7:18) Lego tape
(10:40) Apple and augmented reality
(17:50) Uber’s continued downward spiral
(22:19) Nimble snatched by HPE
(27:52) Reduxio raises funding
(31:26) Brexit 201

Direct download: SiT253.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:33pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #252: Bacon and Bourbon

This week Greg, Ed and Melissa are joined by Amy Lewis who has recently been added as a co-host for the show. This week the team discusses Intel’s big move to redefine themselves, bitcoin problems and Uber podcasts.

The details…


(0:00) Bacon and Bourbon in Seattle
(2:43) Amy Lewis officially joins the podcast
(4:25) New 70’s porn intro music
(7:40) Aussie and Singapore recap
(14:09) Intel nabs Mobileye and buzz words for over $15B
(24:07) Bitcoin minors huff and puff
(29:30) SXSW crowd get whiney over Uber
(30:54) Uber pushes anti-union podcasts
(37:15) Secret Uber drivers
(42:50) Boxing orangoutangs Thailand

Direct download: SiT252.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:11pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #251: Blame Millennials

This week Greg is down under in Melbourne Australia with guests Adrian DeLuca Head of Solution Architecture Amazon Web Services, Michael Heffernan, Director Infrastructure Technology HDS, David Merrill, Chief Economist HDS and Matthew Greensmith, Enterprise Solutions Director HDS. The roundtable discussion covers the AWS outage, Uber gaffs, digital money and streaming content.

The details…

(0:00) Digging in down under
(6:52) AWS S3 goes down
(8:32) The value of High Availability
(11:54) Blame outage on millennials
(14:15) Uber CEO steps in it, again
(24:37) China jumps on digital currency
(28:15) Blockchain as transformation
(35:40) Impact of digital currency in international markets
(37:55) Cutting the cord with YouTube
(43:45) What about Apple TV?

Direct download: SiT251.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:38pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #250: Hacked

Ed Saipetch and Peter Smallbone steer the podcast this week with very special guest Samy Kamkar, a world renowned privacy and security researcher, computer hacker, whistleblower and entrepreneur.

The details…

2:15 Samy’s Myspace worm
8:27 Curiosity
9:49 Skyjack - Hijacking drones
16:13 PoisonTap - Sniffing all the traffic
19:15 How to hack
22:28 Google’s SHAtter attach on SHA-1
27:49 AI disrupting Intel
35:39 Waymo suing Uber and Otto
39:00 Hacking Autonomous Driving
43:47 Are open systems safer?

Direct download: SiT250.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT

Speaking in Tech #249 - Stunting Innovation

Greg and Ed are joined by Josh Atwell of NetApp to discuss the rapid pace of innovation and automation and the impact on employment and society. The crew also discuss sexual harassment in the tech industry and Oracle “clawbacks”.

The details…

(0:00) Building walls
(4:35) Gold status
(6:27) Bill Gates and automation
(12:45) Taxing innovation
(15:05) Bringing back code
(18:56) Elon Musk meets Star Trek
(24:05) The oasis in Ready Player One
(25:10) Investigating harassment at Uber
(37:35) Oracle being sued for sales “clawbacks”

Direct download: SiT249.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:59am EDT