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Tech Support Episode 86 - Down and dirty with the world of tech support

8/21/2018
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This week, Al and Jen talk news, game putty and more. Discussion at Facebook // Episode notes ↓ WHYBTD? Al and Jen navigate Facebook live. It does not go well. NEWS Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro survives apparent assassination attempt https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/04/nicolas-maduros-speech-cut-short-while-soldiers-scatter Germany lifts total ban on Nazi symbols in video games https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45142651 Reddit surpasses Facebook to become the 3rd most...

Duration:00:51:47

Tech Support Episode 85 - Switchin' it up

8/16/2018
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WHYBTD? Al: HTC Vive Jen: National Science Week NEWS Facebook loses $120b https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/25/fallbook/ Foldable phone race: Hwawei v. Samsung https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/7/26/17616224/huawei-samsung-foldable-phone-flexible-oled-boe A disappointing 3D printing story: GUNS https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45018513 Google Has Made YouTube Slower on Edge and Firefox, Mozilla...

Duration:00:52:22

Tech Support Episode 84 - UHack 2018 coverage

7/29/2018
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In this special episode of Tech Support, find out what a hackathon is and why business knowledge and pitch style can be just as important as your idea. Al and Jen are talking UHack 2018! They met some truly great people such as Dr Michelle Dickinson who is a proponent of innovation and women in STEM. We also talked to industry professionals like Shaun Webber from Parallo who provides cloud solutions for business and Damien Margaritis who does the cloud thing too at his company, Insync...

Duration:01:10:52

Tech Support Episode 83 - TESLAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

7/14/2018
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This week Al is upset about corporations and privacy, and Jen talks cars. In the news, PRIVACY! And Kim Dotcom is F'd. In the discussion, Al and Jen mull over the situation at Tesla and dissect all the Musky whispers. In Game Putty, Al looks back to his childhood. Discussion at Facebook // Episode notes ↓ WHYBTD? Al: Mega Corporation Will Own You Jen: Carz NEWS Controversial copyright law rejected by EU parliament https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44712475 Kim Dotcom loses New...

Duration:00:49:25

Tech Support Episode 82 - New OS for Apple & Android

7/8/2018
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This week Al does a shoddy survey and Jen finds tech gems while moving. In the news, lots of data breaches and new hacks. This is how Skynet starts. Al has a special report on the new operating systems for Apple and Android mobile devices. In Game Putty, Viva Pinata and Pillars of Eternity get mashed up to create perhaps the worst game ever. Discussion at Facebook // Episode notes ↓ WHYBTD? Al: Why do surveys suck? Jen: Moving house NEWS Tasmanian voters' details, including addresses...

Duration:00:45:47

Tech Support Episode 81 - That's whose Musk?

6/30/2018
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This week Al and Jen talk about Al getting verbally assaulted in a popular retail store, they cover the tech news, and mull over what is going on with Elon Musk and Tesla. In Game Putty, Tasmanian game Party Golf and The Witcher 3 have a baby. Discussion at Facebook // Episode notes ↓ WHYBTD? Al: To buy a cartridge or a printer? Jen: Facebook’s extreme video copyright algorithm NEWS Bad news for tech...

Duration:00:46:07

Tech Support Episode 80 - Hacking data for good

6/25/2018
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This week Al and Jen talk about what they've been tech doing including Jen's surprise XBox, the news includes Optus Australia's World Cup gaff, and Jen interviews Melissa from UHack Tasmania. Halo 5 and L.A. Noire get the Game Putty treatment. Discussion at Facebook // Episode notes ↓ WHYBTD? Al: More PI of the Raspberry Type Jen: XBox! NEWS SBS World Cup v Optus https://www.sbs.com.au/news/sbs-to-air-all-world-cup-group-stage-games-optus-offers-refunds Cortana Hack Lets You Change...

Duration:00:52:14

Tech Support Episode 79 - E3 2018 y'all

6/23/2018
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This week Al and Jen talk about what they've been tech doing including the complexities of moving and deciding what to get rid of, they navigate the news, discuss all the E3 game announcements, and create their worse game yet in Game Putty. Even Tim McGraw isn't sure about this one! Discussion at Facebook // Episode notes ↓ WHYBTD? Al: Wants to become a Twitter influencer by talking garbage Jen: The Great Tech Purge of 2018 NEWS Uber’s new panic button is now live in the...

Duration:00:51:32

Tech Support Episode 78 - Return of the hosts

6/11/2018
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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