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Andrew Mayne incorporated OpenAI's latest GPT-3 model into a project to help him develop dialogue for characters real and fictitious called AI|Writer. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Andrew Mayne, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the Show Notes.
Unreal Fans - DTNS 3831 July 27, 2020
First it was canned audio played over loudspeakers now its virtual fans in the stands. How is the technology that powers video games making virtual audiences for live games? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Andy Ihnatko, Roger Chang and Joe. Link ...
Intel’s next-gen 7nm chips are delayed until at least 2022 and it would consider farming out more work to outside semiconductor foundries, eroding a founding principle that manufacturing is key to its success. What's ailing Intel and what do they ...
On an investor, CEO Jack Dorsey said the company is actively exploring additional ways to make money from its users, including a potential subscription model. TikTok announced a new $200 million creators fund to support US creators who “are seeking opp...
Tap to Cheer - DTNS 3828 July 22, 2020
Crowd noise is being piped into stadiums for sports played without fans using foley from video game companies like EA sports and Sony Interactive. With life now seemingly imitating video games where do we go from there? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah ...
Xbox's Phil Spencer is pushing for developers to make their games cross compatible across Xbox One, PC and xCloud including the first slew of titles for the upcoming Xbox Series X next-gen console. Will Microsoft pursuit of non-platform specific t...
Unwanted and inappropriate sexting is an all too common problem. Katelyn Bowden, CEO of Badassarmy, with some advice on how to navigate the issue Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Katelyn Bowden, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the Show Notes.
It's World Emoji Day and Google and Apple revealed their versions of the 117 new emoji coming later this year as part of Unicode's emoji 13.0 update. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Robb Dunewood, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the Show Notes.
Twitter was the subject of a major hack compromising the accounts of high profile accounts including Bill Gates, President Obama, and Elon Musk. What was behind the activity and what are the ramifications. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Rob...
Facebook are revising their estimates for their VR hardware upwards and Sony is ramping up production of their upcoming PS5 console. Are these moves based on hard numbers or generous assumptions? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane,Scott Johnson, Ro...
Can a skinny minimalist robot that resembles a coat rack be the future of robots in the home? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane,Patrick Beja, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the Show Notes.
Tik Tok faces new scrutiny as companies and political parties urge employees and members to delete the app from their personal Android or iOS devices due to security concerns. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane,Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the Show Notes.
Deepfakes often feature in contentious debates regarding news and the dissemination of information. But exactly is a deepfake and how should society approach the issue in an informed manner? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Shannon Morse, Alyssa Mil...
What can your operation do to keep its data secure? We examine the key elements of infosec every business needs to know. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Justin Robert Young, Allan Alford, Mike Johnson, Roger Chang and Joe. Link to the Show Notes.
With an increase in the number of people working from home securing your home data infrastructure has never been more urgent. Seth Rosenblatt from The Parallax breaks down the things you need to know to ensure your telecommute is as secure as possible....
There's a lot of fear, uncertainty and doubt about malicious attackers hacking the power grid, the water system and other industrial systems. What does it take to secure those facilities and who's responsible? Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah La...
Despite what movies tell us, the number one way thieves and hackers access our bank accounts, credit information and other sensitive data is through socially engineering. Infosec engineer, Stephanie Ihezukwu, is here to explain ways to know you're...
A consortium led by the UK government purchases the satellite operator OneWeb, Reliance Jio Platforms launches JioMeet, and EU regulators are looking into Google's acquisition of FitBit.
As over 500 join in a boycott of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg stated there would be no change in company policy telling staff he believes that advertisers will return to the platform eventually. Is he right or just blind to obvious discontent from users a...
Swiss decentralized computing company Dfinity announced its Internet Computer is now open for third-party developers to build serverless apps that do not need a host to run from the cloud. Internet Computer runs across multiple independent data centers...