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Lytro Illum Hands On, Ignore No More, God in Games08/23/14
We get hands on with the camera that produces photos you can refocus and reframe after the photo is taken. Also: Is Ignore No More the perfect app for parents? And when have video games forced you into a moral quandary?
Facebook Messenger Evil? TouchPico, Swivelcard
Why does Facebook's new messenger app demand the power to change your network status and turn on your micophone? It's sent the internet into a rage but is it really the phone manufacturers forcing Facebook to make these changes. We also examine why...
Data Retention, women coders, second Second Life?
Everything you need to know about the Government's proposed scheme to retain your communications data for two years. Also, We examine the rise of coding parties to encourage women to develop more software. And the Second Life was a big deal in 2003;...
Anti-piracy Proposals, Raising Digital Kids, Coub
The end of torrenting? The government have released their discussion paper for solving piracy and so we do just that: Discuss everything that affects you (and your apparently unreasonable desire to legally watch Game of Thrones for less than $300 a...
Midyear gadget forecast 2014
Dazzled by high-tech consumables? Smart watches, lifehacking, driverless cars and even the end of food – what’s the high-tech product you most want in your hand and your house? From the sophisticated and strange to the silly and scary, this week Marc...
Huffington post to launching In Australia and hi-tech contraception
The Huffington Post is opening shop in Australia. Koda M. Wang, General Manager of International at The Huffington Post—the liberal American online news aggregator and blog—talks about the company's business model and who they'll partner with when...
Amazon Firephone, App Learning, Nanotransactions
The power of apps to teach: We sit down with one of Australia's leading education app developers to talk about how to make touchscreens and interactive play effective tools for instilling concepts of maths and language. And why coaxing kids into...
Facebook Experiments, Netflix in Aus, Qleek
Graham Burke is the head of Village Roadshow Films and he insists Netflix is coming to Australia and that Piracy will kill off Australian film but do his claims stack up? Plus: Qleeks: the little wooden hexagons that’s trying to make digital music...
Robot Toys, Google I/O, Yo vs Slingshot, Vessyl cup
Google's I/O conference where they announced (amongst other things) a virtual reality headset made of cardboard. Facebook launch their supposed 'Snapchat Killer' app Slingshot. Is the app 'YO' the most pointless thing that's ever existed? We sit down...
YouTube v. Musicians, Chromecast and more
They are accused of having the worst clickbait on the internet but this week on the show we’re pulling apart what make's Upworthy's headlines so effective with their editorial director Sara Critchfield. Plus, it’s a tiny USB dongle that attaches to...
Spoiler Filters, E3, Gadget Design with Gadi Amit
We often make our tech purchase decisions on the 'cool' factor over price and the technical specifications. This week we're sitting down with Gadi Amit, the man who designed the Lytro Camera and the Fitbit wearables range to pick apart the art of...
Underage Teens on Tinder, Forget me Google, WWDC
Should 13 year olds be allowed to use the dating app Tinder? Plus, Google has launched a new service allowing European citizens to request the removal of information about themselves from its search results. And all of the latest from Apple's WWDC...
What SHOULD Apple & Android steal? Hao Li and more
Why just watch movies.. when you can be the star? This week on Download This Show meet Hao Li. He's a man who believes the future of 3D animation and character building is you. Also: are Facebook about to start listening in on your phone...
YouTube & Buzzfeed on What Makes Viral Content
The head of BuzzFeed Australia, YouTube, Junkee, InTheMix & FasterLouder give their tips for making great online content. Content is king as they say and the tools of the digital age mean that now everyone is potentially a broadcaster. YouTube stars...
Printing body parts, Snapchat Video, Aaron Swartz
Imagine a world where you can print off a new leg. Well, you can't do it yet but how far off is the world of biofabrication? Plus, he was one of the creative driving forces behind Reddit and RSS, an activist and to some a hero, until it all ended at...
Weev talks, Spring.me & Quantified Sex with Nipple.io
He's one of the most hated trolls on the internet, so why are respected technology experts and lawyers defending American hacker Weev? We speak to Weev and find out what he means for computer security everywhere. Plus Quantified Sex. Oh yes. Is there...
Wearable Tech at a Crossroads, BugCrowd, HBBTV
Wearable technology at a crossroads: Google is launching its own operating system for smart watches while Nike is killing off their fitness bracelets hardware division. So where to next for the fledgling trend of wearable technology? And somewhere in...
Killing Comic Sans, SELFIE Mirror, Password Managers
Comic Sans comeback: Created for Microsoft in the mid-90s, Comic Sans might just be the internet’s most-hated font. But this week we meet the guy who’s trying to save its reputation and reintroduce Comic Sans to a new generation, by making it look...
Heartbleed, GalaxyS5 Review, App Costs, JustGiving
Heartbleed is the virus that has IT managers the world over terrified. Relax, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about it. Also: Charity in the digital age. How has technology changed the nature of charity giving? Marc Fennell sits down with...
Firechat, OzApp Awards, Facebook buys Oculus
Look mum, no wi-fi: Apple's new messaging app FireChat allows you to chat with people around you even if there is no internet connection or mobile phone coverage. It might be about to revolutionise the way we stay connected, particularly at sporting...
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