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Computer news, reviews and clues. Tech talk and opinionated chat with feature interviews and regular guests covering games, Linux and Open Source, legal, new and social media, gadgets, Apple and more. The Byte Into IT family includes: - Dan Salmon - Jo Eaton - Laura Summers - Maize Wallin - Paul Callaghan - Rowena Murray - Daniel Morganti - Vanessa Toholka (Byte co-producer) - Warren Davies (Byte co-producer) - Elizabeth McCarthy (RRR Talks producer) The intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras. https://andras.bandcamp.com/track/soft-illusion

Location:

Melbourne, VIC

Description:

Computer news, reviews and clues. Tech talk and opinionated chat with feature interviews and regular guests covering games, Linux and Open Source, legal, new and social media, gadgets, Apple and more. The Byte Into IT family includes: - Dan Salmon - Jo Eaton - Laura Summers - Maize Wallin - Paul Callaghan - Rowena Murray - Daniel Morganti - Vanessa Toholka (Byte co-producer) - Warren Davies (Byte co-producer) - Elizabeth McCarthy (RRR Talks producer) The intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras. https://andras.bandcamp.com/track/soft-illusion

Twitter:

@byteintoit

Language:

English


Episodes

2022: The Year in Tech

11/30/2022
Our hosts Vanessa Toholka, Lily Ryan and Rowena Murray break down the year that was with 2022's biggest winners and losers in the tech space, plus the latest local and global tech news. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3RRRFMByteIntoIT/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/byteintoit

Duration:00:43:28

Videogames and Real World Violence; Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical

11/23/2022
Hosts Dan Salmon and Warren Davies speak with Liam Esler from Summerfall Studios about their new interactive musical experience game, Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical; Laura Crawford, Swinburne University lecturer and co-course director in Games and Interactivity, explains new academic research into the relationship between real world violence and videogames; and Dan and Warren explore the latest in tech news from Australian and around the world. Website:...

Duration:00:43:54

Meena Thamarajah's Huey Books Bookbot, and The Field Job Hiring Service

11/16/2022
Meena Thamarajah, CEO and founder Huey Books, an ed-tech start-up using machine learning to create a bookbot to make it fun for kids to find books they love; and our hosts are joined by Ben Pettingill to get the story behind The Field, a job hiring and seeking platform designed for and by people with disabilities to connect with inclusive employers. Plus all of the latest local and global tech news. With presenters Vanessa Toholka, Paul Callaghan and Jo Eaton. Website:...

Duration:00:48:16

Comparing Mastodon to Twitter

11/9/2022
Hosts Ro Murray, Lily Ryan and Warren Davies are joined by Shlee, maintainer of aus.social Mastodon instance, and Aurynn Shaw, maintainer of cloudisland.nz Mastodon instance, to delve deep into the differences between Mastodon and Twitter. Plus all of the latest local and global tech news. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3RRRFMByteIntoIT/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/byteintoit

Duration:00:43:50

Get to know about Gubbins, Frog Detective 3 Review

11/2/2022
Our hosts Dan Morganti, Lily Ryan and Adam Christou interview Darcy Smith from Studio Folly, creator of Gubbins - a friendly puzzle game described as Solitaire meets Scrabble with a psychedelic visual component. There's also game reviews including for indie adventure game Frog Detective 3 - You're a detective, and a frog, and it's time to solve a mystery in the wild west. Plus all the tech and video games news from around the world.

Duration:00:44:54

Catering to Dietary Requirements with Foodini; The Budget Rundown

10/26/2022
Our hosts Vanessa Toholka and Dan Salmon speak with app developer Dylan McDonnell about Foodini, the app that connects the 1 in 3 people with food intolerances and allergies with the restaurants that can cater to them; Our hosts also bring us a rundown of what's to come out of the Federal Budget for tech innovation, policies, infrastructure and workforces. Plus tech news from around the world.

Duration:00:50:08

Ethical Use Of Facial Recognition Tech, and Dishbrain Plays Pong

10/19/2022
Hosts Paul Callaghan, Laura Summers and Jo Eaton speak to Professor Nicholas Davies from The Human Technology Institute at UTS, on building Australia's capability in ethical and responsible use of AI and facial recognition technology; Dr Brett Kagan and Dr Nhi Tran from Cortical Labs explain their research developing 'DishBrain', an experimental setup where in vitro neurons learn and exhibit sentience when embodied in a simulated game-world. Plus, all the latest tech news from around the...

Duration:00:51:51

How to Combat Data Breaches

10/12/2022
Hosts Dan Salmon and Rowena Murray are joined by Professor Carsten Rudolph, Department of Software Systems and Cybersecurity, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, to discuss what data breaches tell us about how we're treating out data online; Professor Sarah Pink speaks about how can we use data to improve our built environment and how we interact with it, plus all the tech news from around the globe. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook:...

Duration:00:40:14

Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW) Special

10/5/2022
Hosts Vanessa Taholka and Dan Morganti are joined by ex-Byte into It host, writer, composer and board member of Free Play, Dan Golding; plus Senior Producer of Schools Program at ACMI Vince Trundle, on special events at ACMI during Melbourne International Games Week. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3RRRFMByteIntoIT/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/byteintoit

Duration:00:17:38

Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW) Special

10/5/2022
Presenters Vanessa Toholka and Dan Morganti bring us a Melbourne International Games Week special episode. Our hosts chat with Dan Golding, PhD, about the 2022 edition of local game-maker showcase festival, Freeplay Parallels, and ACMI senior producer Vincent Trundle discusses using videogames to enhance learning, a topic of the Teacher Summit at Games For Change Asia Pacific festival. Plus the latest gaming news from around the world. Website:...

Duration:00:45:12

AI Perceptions of Gender and Australia's first Union for Games Workers

9/28/2022
Melbourne contemporary artist J. Rosenbaum talks about their show, 'AI Perceptions of Gender', on at Melbourne Fringe Festival; plus an interview with Tim Colwill from Game Workers Australia, Australia's first union for game workers, and how and why games workers wanted to unionise. With presenters Rowena Murray, Dan Salmon, and Lily Ryan. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3RRRFMByteIntoIT/ Twitter:...

Duration:00:41:04

Cybersecurity on Private Message Apps and Startup Communities

9/21/2022
Cybersecurity expert Dr Arash Shaghaghi from UNSW explores how messaging apps that don't offer end-to-end encryption means that private conversations might be accessed without your consent, and Fishburners CEO Alan Jones talks about startup communities. With presenters Vanessa Taholka and Jo Eaton. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3RRRFMByteIntoIT/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/byteintoit

Duration:00:45:42

Sex Ed and Wellness Tech and Digital Rights Roundup

9/14/2022
Hosts Lily Ryan, Vanessa Toholka and Dan Salmon speak with Lucy Wark, founder CEO of sex tech startup NORMAL, a sexual wellness and sex education company on a mission to change the conversation on sexual wellness; and privacy expert and program lead at Digital Rights Watch Sam Floreani provides a digital rights roundup. Plus, all the tech news from around the world. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3RRRFMByteIntoIT/ Twitter:...

Duration:00:48:08

Workplace Surveillance and New Levels of Machine Intelligence

8/24/2022
Hosts Lily Ryan, Warren Davies and Dan Salmon talk to Professor Peter Holland from the Business School at Swinburne University about post-pandemic workplace monitoring and what companies may have done to overstep privacy boundaries. Plus, what is the next level of machine intelligence and AI? The team explore the issues around this. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3RRRFMByteIntoIT/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/byteintoit

Duration:00:33:50

Support for Entrepreneurs with Gary Williams and Unpacking the Metaverse

8/17/2022
Hosts Rowena Murray and Vanessa Taholka talk to Garry Williams, founder of Tractor Ventures, about community building and support for entrepreneurs. Vanessa and Ro also unpack a recent publication on O'Reilly titled The Metaverse Is Not a Place. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3RRRFMByteIntoIT/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/byteintoit

Duration:00:45:36

Elon Musk's Twitter Lawsuit and the Dangers of Human and Robot Integration

8/10/2022
Hosts Lily Ryan, Dan Salmon and Warren Davies talk to Dr. Diana Bossio, Associate Professor of Media and Communication at Swinburne University, about Elon Musk's Twitter lawsuit; and Maria O'Sullivan, Deputy Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Faculty of Law at Monash University, explains the realities and dangers of human and robot integration, after a robot broke a seven-year-old’s finger during a chess game.

Duration:00:42:34

Gaming Special: ACMI Acquisition of Untitled Goose Game and 'Risk of Rain 2' Review

8/3/2022
Hosts Maize Wallin and Dan Morganti present their monthly gaming episode of Byte Into It, reviewing the game 'Risk of Rain 2' made by Hopoo Games. And Seb Chan, Chief Experience Officer from ACMI, talks about the acquisition of the smash hit game Untitled Goose Game. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3RRRFMByteIntoIT/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/byteintoit

Duration:00:41:00

Protection from Banking Scams and Unpacking Data Journalism

7/27/2022
Hosts Rowena Murray, Paul Callaghan, Vanessa Taholka talk to Gerard Brody, CEO of the Consumer Action Law Centre about what banks could be doing to stop scams and protect their customers. Plus, Associate Professor Sam Wilson unpacks what data journalism is and what it's going to mean for credibility and integrity in journalism. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3RRRFMByteIntoIT/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/byteintoit

Duration:00:43:07

Melbourne Accelerator Program, Humanoids in Aged Care and Tragic Shitposting

7/20/2022
Hosts Jo Eaton, Lily Ryan, and Rowena Murray talk to Grace Brown, co-founder of Andromeda, about The Melbourne Accelerator Program and how humanoid robots can improve lives in aged care; and translator and writer Jocelyn Deane talks about shitposting, ahead of the upcoming Melbourne Free University event 'The Tragic Art of Shitposting'. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3RRRFMByteIntoIT/ Twitter:...

Duration:00:45:44

Mobile Muster and Pros and Cons of 'Buy Now, Pay Later' Platforms

7/13/2022
Hosts Lily Ryan, Paul Callaghan, and Warren Davies talk to Choice Journalist Jarni Blakkarly about 'Buy Now, Pay Later' platforms, their pros and cons, and what Australian consumers can expect from them; and Spyro Kalos from Mobile Muster tells the team about the importance of recycling old mobile phones, and how to get involved in Mobile Muster's student film competition. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook:...

Duration:00:41:19