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Tech Support Episode 78 - Return of the hosts

6/10/2018
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This week Al and Jen talk about what they've been tech doing, navigate the news, Jen interviews a cool French engineer about mobility devices used in cars, and what gets created in Game Putty? Listen to find out! Discussion at Facebook // Episode notes ↓ WHYBTD? Al: Google WiFi Jen: The Great PC build NEWS Russian router hack https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-routers/fbi-warns-russians-hacked-hundreds-of-thousands-of-routers-idUSKCN1IQ2DY Microsoft Will Acquire Coding...

Duration:00:50:06

Tech Support Episode 77 - Your photocopier wants to kill you

5/21/2018
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This week Al and Jen discuss the possibility that your photocopier might be trying to kill you. Well, at least ruin lives and destabilise governments. In Game Putty, Mario gets real fast, and real furious. Discussion at Facebook // Episode notes ↓ WHYBTD? Al: Gets flooded Jen: Game stuff NEWS iOS 11.4 Disables Lightning Connector After 7 Days, Limiting Law Enforcement Access https://www.macrumors.com/2018/05/08/ios-11-4-usb-restricted-mode/ Google Duplex: An AI System for...

Duration:00:50:30

Tech Support Episode 75 - May the 4th be with you

5/6/2018
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This week Al and Jen talk about what they've been tech doing, navigate the news, and make another new game in Game Putty. Discussion at Facebook // Episode notes ↓ WHYBTD? Al: Buys a UPS (not a postal service) Jen: Researching a computer for ??? NEWS China Assigns Every Citizen A ‘Social Credit Score’ To Identify Who Is And Isn’t Trustworthy http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/04/24/china-assigns-every-citizen-a-social-credit-score-to-identify-who-is-and-isnt-trustworthy/ Pinterest...

Duration:00:51:24

Tech Support Episode 74 - Facebook junkies

4/29/2018
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This week Al and Jen talk about what they've been tech doing, navigate the news, and make another new game in Game Putty. Al and Hannah also try to wean themselves off Facecaine. Discussion at Facebook // Episode notes ↓ WHYBTD? Al: Recommends apps to Jenni & 30 laptops arrive at the station Jen: Buying a new phone is hell these days. Bonus: update on video game movie discussion. NEWS Cops used dead man's finger in attempt to access his phone. It's legal, but is it...

Duration:00:52:23

Tech Support Episode 73 - It's Friday the 13th!

4/15/2018
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This week Al and Jen talk about what they've been tech doing, navigate the news, and make another new game in Game Putty. Discussion at Facebook // Episode notes ↓ WHYBTD? Al: Linux vs. Windows. FIGHT! Jen: Old projector vs. laptop & mansplaining that did not help NEWS Bookface! Update on Facebook data storyhttps://www.theverge.com/2018/4/7/17209890/facebook-suspended-canadian-data-firm-aggregateiq-cambridge-analytica-privacy Zuckerberg struggles to name a single Facebook...

Duration:00:49:27

Tech Support Episode 72 - Microntransactions

4/14/2018
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This week Al and Jen talk about what they've been tech doing, discuss the news, and introduce a new segment called Game Putty. In the deep dive, Al explains the world of microtransactions in gaming. Do you know where your kids are? Discussion at Facebook // Episode notes ↓ WHYBTD? Al: Deletes tweets https://www.tweetdelete.net/ Jen: Writing for Camp NaNoWriMo and a surprisingly good photo backdrop from eBay Bonus: a good beginner photography video NEWS Apple is moving on from Intel...

Duration:00:52:25

Tech Support Episode 71 - Privacy vs.Privacy: A Mozilla Story

4/14/2018
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AUDIO EDITING BELOW REGULAR STANDARD. WE'RE SORRY! This week Al and Jen talk about what they've been tech doing, discuss the news, and figure some things out in The Pitch. Discussion at Facebook // Episode notes ↓ WHYBTD? Al: Destroys Linux and Episode 70 Jen: Ordering dodgy photo shoot backdrops off eBay and Mom’s got an iPhone NEWS Zuck v. your soul news https://www.engadget.com/2018/03/25/facebook-apologizes-for-privacy-breach-with-newspaper-ads/ Elon Musk deletes own, SpaceX...

Duration:00:50:53

Tech Support Episode 70 - Jenni forgot to post the description

4/14/2018
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AUDIO EDITING BELOW REGULAR STANDARD. WE'RE SORRY! Jen sucks, she is the worst (we still love her). Also some tech stuff. Discussion at Facebook // Episode notes ↓ WHYBTD? Al: Is still using Linux. Jen: Teaching Alexa (she’s dumb), 3D print pic on fb page, EndNote NEWS Cambridge Analytics https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/20/17144796/facebook-cambridge-analytica-crisis-mark-zuckerberg http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43465700 Autonomous car kills...

Duration:00:52:41

Tech Support Episode 69 - NICE

3/20/2018
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This week Al and Jen celebrate episode 69 (NICE). Al has been trying to build one of the more complex 3D printers, Jen filmed and edited a short music video and installed Amazon's Echo (Alexa, when will I die?). In the news: a stealth TV, why you need to update the box that gives you internet right now, and Canadian Mounties bust drug cartel enablers. Really. Your hosts farewell one of the greatest minds of our time, Professor Stephen Hawking, and try out a new segment called The...

Duration:00:49:28

Tech Support Episode 68 - Jeff Murray from UHack

3/20/2018
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In episode 68, Al and Jen discuss what they've been 'tech doing' including a visit to Dronefest. They chat about tech news and interview Jeffy Murray, CIO at the University of Tasmania. They also sadly say goodbye to everyone's favourite segment, Krap Krowdfunding. Discussion at Facebook // Episode notes ↓ WHYBTD? Al: Dronefest report (More info: http://howrahrotary.org.au/dronefest/) Jen: Vero is apparently evil and finding the Oscars... NEWS SkyNet update...

Duration:00:50:03

Tech Support Episode 67 - Tech's diversity problem

3/6/2018
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Al and Jen discuss what they've been 'tech-doing', update you on the Broadcom/Qualcom street fight, and discuss diversity in tech. Discussion at Facebook // Episode notes ↓ WHYBTD? Al: Moves some bitcoin around. Raspberry PI stuff. Jen: Remember the social media burn out? VERO (Update: This app is owned by a Russian billionaire. Oh boy...) NEWS Broadcom/Qualcom...

Duration:00:48:25

Tech Support Episode 66 - Jen's a billionaire!

2/25/2018
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In Episode 66, Al and Jen discuss what they've been tech doing including mining bitcoin and getting social media fatigue. In the news, Elon Musk and some other things. Al asks Jen to pose as a tech billionaire in a pretty silly interview style segment. And in Krap Krowdfunding, another app for predators everywhere! Discussion at Facebook // Episode notes ↓ WHYBTD? Al: Does all the things. Linux, Android x86, Fixes Apple Mac Mini, Open Source Radio Automation and more crypto...

Duration:00:54:24

Tech Support Episode 65 - Wearables-ish

2/12/2018
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This week, Al and Jen discuss the terrible fragility of the iPhone and if tech can be romantic. In the news, hackers, big company moves, and a little bit o' Musk. Some guy makes an anti-laser thingy in Krap Krowdfundng. Discussion at Facebook // Episode notes ↓ WHYBTD? Al: Dedicates a Docker container to a girl for some reason... Jen: Discovers private Instagrams. Cracked iPhone screen. NEWS Lenovo's Fingerprint Scanner Can Be Bypassed via a Hardcoded...

Duration:00:49:24

Tech Support Episode 64 - Andrew Mendlik, Game Developer

2/4/2018
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This week, Al and Jen get Musky, interview local game and software developer Andrew Mendlik, and peruse the world of fast food in Krap Krowdfundng. Discussion at Facebook // Episode notes ↓ WHYBTD? Al: Dat Switch Jen: First cold water dive and all the tech involved NEWS Update on those world destroying chip bugs https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/28/intel-reportedly-notified-chinese-companies-of-chip-security-flaw-before-the-u-s-government/?ncid=rss Ol’ Musky’s flame...

Duration:00:48:01

Tech Support Episode 63 - Al is an Oracle for Tech in 2018

2/1/2018
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Al has cheated on Jen with another radio program. Find out what happens in another exciting ep of Tech Support, including news, Krap Krowdfunding and more! Discussion at Facebook // Episode notes ↓ WHYBTD? STRAYA DAY EDITION Al: Keeps the Linux abuse up by installing Debian and Arch Jen: Researching cars and car loans, photographing a dog show NEWS iPhoneX is out. Eight outsells it in Q4. https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/iphone-x-end-of-life/ Apple CEO Tim Cook Says Power...

Duration:00:49:22

Tech Support Episode 62 - Balls!

1/18/2018
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This week, Al and Jen discuss what they've been tech doing including Jen's real-life tech support incident. "As you wish." The news is silly, then super serious, then silly again, ending with a pill that can track your farts. Aussie aussie aussies created it! Al has brought back Yahoo Answers. Seriously, what is wrong with the human race?! In Krap Krowdfunding, some MMA balls and breath freshener wearables. Geesus H Krist. Discussion at Facebook // Episode notes ↓ WHYBTD? Al: Revisits...

Duration:00:51:13

Tech Support Episode 61 - Special guest Aaron from Press Play on Tape Podcast

1/16/2018
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Al and Jen welcome Aaron from the Press Play on Tape Podcast. That's 2/3 hosts. Will we get Tony on one day? Aaron talks retro gaming, associated machines, the joys of trying to put together a working 3DO Blaster, and more. Also on the show, what we've been tech doing, the heinous chip bug that basically makes the last 20 years of computers vulnerable, and of course, Krap Krowdfunding - this time with a chilling twist. Discussion at Facebook // Episode notes ↓ WHYBTD? Al: Raspberry PI...

Duration:00:54:08

Tech Support Episode 60 - 2018 Predictions

1/3/2018
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Al and Jen talk tech news, predictions for 2018, and there is finally another toilet themed Krap Krowdfunding item. Emi also updates us from Japan. Discussion at Facebook // Episode notes ↓ WHYBTD? Al: Makes the cloud office thing... Jen: Storage solutions - a photography nightmare NEWS https://www.axios.com/facebook-drops-fake-news-flags-because-they-had-reverse-effect-2520310212.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic The US Library Of Congress Gives Up...

Duration:00:52:26

Tech Support Episode 59 - Brad is back and we wrap up 2017

12/29/2017
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Look, 2017 was a dumpster fire. But we're choosing to ignore what went down - we don't say the T word - and instead we chat about what we really loved. Games, tech toys, drones and more! We also welcome back our good mate Brad who is a total legend. We have a feeling 2018 might be a bit better...(don't @ us). Discussion at Facebook // Episode notes ↓ WHYBTD? Find out what Jen, Al and Brad's favourite tech gadgets of 2017 were... BRAD & THE YEAR OF TECH THAT WAS General chit chat about...

Duration:00:48:25

Tech Support Episode 58 - Your Tech Sex Life

12/8/2017
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In Episode 58, Jen wraps up NaNoWriMo and starts learning Lightroom like it's 2007. Al creates a home server network. In the news, Facebook wants your children! Amazon wants your pets! Sex robots want...conversation? Emi reports live from Japan and we wonder what she found in the Gashopon machines! Krap Krowdfunding features a novel way to carry your watermelon. Discussion at Facebook // Episode notes ↓ WHYBTD? Jenni: Lightroom + NNWM wrapup Al: Epic home server, encrypted data, oh...

Duration:00:52:54