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Y. Karp? Why Not!

Technology Podcasts

A weekly podcast about technology, writing, gadgets, gizmos, and the stuff of life that makes it interesting!

A weekly podcast about technology, writing, gadgets, gizmos, and the stuff of life that makes it interesting!

Location:

Israel

Description:

A weekly podcast about technology, writing, gadgets, gizmos, and the stuff of life that makes it interesting!

Twitter:

@ykarp

Language:

English

Contact:

+972542044469


Episodes

Episode 39: Virtual Reality Goggles

8/4/2018
Yossi tries VR goggles and gives you a blow-by-blow description of the experience.

Duration:00:21:33

Episode 38: Working for Free

7/14/2018
We've all worked for free at some point. Why do we do it? Should we do it? Why do we work unpaid overtime hours and feel good about it?

Duration:00:16:08

Episode 37: Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Modern Living

6/30/2018
Our modern lifestyle can be toxic. Listen to this mind-blowing interview with Dr. Reuven Rosenberg - it will change the way you live for the better. Learn several easy things that you can do that will have a profound impact on your health today and in years to come. This is the real deal.

Duration:00:37:21

Episode 36: Welcome to the Postliterate Society

6/10/2018
What is a postliterate society and are we living in one? I dive into this question and include some of your thoughts on this in this episode of Y. Karp? Why Not!

Duration:00:19:19

Episode 35: Sleep Tech

6/2/2018
Getting the right amount of sleep, and good quality sleep is so important for your mental and physical well-being. The only way to know how to fix our sleep habits is to first measure them. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do at home with consumer sleep tech.

Duration:00:12:05

Episode 34: You're Fired!

5/26/2018
When you work for someone else, you never really know if when you get to work, the boss will call you into his office and tell you that you’re being let go. It can happen to anyone. Here are some of your stories about being fired.

Duration:00:18:41

Episode 33: The Google Duplex Fallout

5/12/2018
The unveiling of Google’s Duplex technology at Google I/O last week was so amazing and so controversial, I can’t stop thinking about it. Here's my take and how it might affect you.

Duration:00:20:12

Episode 32: We Have Your Personally Identifying Information

5/5/2018
Hacking attempts occur all the time. Are you protecting your customer's personal information? Does your business comply with GDPR? As a consumer, how do you minimize the risk of long-term damage caused by data breaches?

Duration:00:15:48

Episode 31: Giving Up

4/28/2018
What kind of motivation is good for you? What's the difference between motivation and manipulation? Is giving up always a bad thing? How do tech companies motivate and manipulate us?

Duration:00:14:24

Episode 30: In the Zone

4/7/2018
Completely immersing yourself in a task or activity can be difficult - but satisfying, and a little unnerving. What goes on in your brain when you concentrate and how can you train yourself to concentrate better? The answer will surprise you!

Duration:00:13:19

Episode 29: Inventions to Drive You Crazy

4/1/2018
From the buggy whip to interstellar travel, we are always thinking of new, different, and faster ways to get places. So here are four transportation-related inventions that didn’t quite make it into mainstream life.

Duration:00:15:57

Episode 28: Soft Skills Aren't Hard

3/24/2018
If some of the most important skills you need to be a professional are not your core technical skills, what are they?

Duration:00:18:53

Episode 27: Show Me the Money!

3/17/2018
Money makes the world go 'round. The cashless society is upon us, but what's in it for you?

Duration:00:15:38

Episode 26: Cue the Qubits

3/10/2018
What is quantum computing and why do we need it?

Duration:00:13:02

Episode 25: Mars: A Review

3/3/2018
"Mars" is the title of a TV series that dramatizes the challenges of colonizing the Red Planet, mixed with true-to-life interviews with experts in the field. This is my review of National Geographic's "Mars".

Duration:00:10:00

Episode 24: I Unplugged Myself

2/24/2018
We live in a face-down generation where everyone seems to be addicted to their phones. I tested myself to see how I would manage without my smartphone on a three-day vacation. How did I fare?

Duration:00:14:59

Episode 23: Is Seven Really the Lucky Number?

2/18/2018
"The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two" is a psychology paper by George Miller published in 1956. It contends that the human brain can only store up to seven chunks of information at a time. Therefore, says the theory, all information design must be based around this rule. Fact or fiction?

Duration:00:11:48

Episode 22: Bio Hacking

2/10/2018
There are times that you really want technology to step in and improve your life. Bio-Hacking isn’t something new. In fact, augmenting the body with technology has been around for centuries: Captain Hook’s hook, for example, or prosthetic limbs, eyeglasses and pacemakers. But would I implant a chip into my body for something other than medical reasons?

Duration:00:18:44

Episode 21: Look Who's Talking

2/3/2018
What's next in text-to-speech? In December 2017, Google presented a paper that showed a new technological advance in text-to-speech. Until now, Google says, pre-recorded words stitched together doesn’t do the trick. The computerized voice comes off sounding fake. No kidding. The new approach that Google took resulted in Tacotron 2 - a new method of parsing text to speech that can replicate many of the nuances of human speech.

Duration:00:09:27

Episode 20: The Family Business

1/27/2018
The problem with money is that it affects everything in our lives - from the food we eat, to the clothes w e wear, to the places we visit, and to the education we get. So I think that the truth is: Without a plan, you’re sunk. Here's a plan that just might help.

Duration:00:14:41