Speaking in Tech

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

Speaking in Tech #248 - Serverless

This week the whole crew is together for a rare conclave of banter and tech news including remote workers, nerd dress codes, cloudy status reports and fake news.

The details…

(0:00) Sleeping on a plane
(4:25) Blowing glass
(6:50) The Lego Batman Movie review
(10:20) IBM roping in remote workers
(14:10) Our leaders wear jeans
(17:05) Trusting AWS status reports
(24:03) Verizon may be selling it’s cloud
(29:03) AWS won’t turn into IBM
(30:15) Serverless nonsense
(32:23) Uber blamed for divorce
(34:00) Apple boss: Fake news “killing minds”?

Direct download: SiT248.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 6:38pm EST

Speaking in Tech #247: Snapped

This week Ed Saipetch, Melissa Gurney and Peter Smallbone drive the podcast ship this week to discuss Snap, US travel bans, smart tv’s that are a bit too smart and laptop spies.

The details…

(01:42) Slippery trackpads
(04:43) Snap IPO’ing
(12:11) Snap’s $400M commitment to Google Cloud
(18:50) Tech leaders get legal on US travel ban
(30:47) Vizio collecting and selling your data
(37:40) Snooping laptop cams
(39:48) Fallout from the BIG game

Direct download: SiT247.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 11:37pm EST

Speaking in Tech #246: On Demand

Greg, Ed and Melissa are joined by Cory Minton, Dell’s Big Data man, to discuss the on-demand economy, Oracle licensing, Platform-as-a-Service and the holographic universe.

The details…

(00:00) Throwing down with Smallbone
(00:47) Introducing Cory Minton of Dell EMC
(01:54) Uber driving sucks
(08:47) Dumping Slack
(09:25) Magic virtual assistant gets expensive
(13:46) Biz travel with the family
(16:42) Big Data and the trough of disillusionment
(19:08) Oracle licensing fees jump in AWS
(24:05) Is PaaS dead?
(29:06) The convergence of containers and pass
(29:41) Mind blown: The holographic universe

Direct download: SiT246.mp3
Category:Technology -- posted at: 9:22pm EST