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For nerds who like science, gaming, entertainment, space exploration, energy, and anything else tech-related.




Understanding High Dynamic Range Video - Episode 072

Today we talk about potential uses for that spare mac mini you have sitting around, how much I hate to love my new phone, Solar roof sales are… through the roof (deal with it), Intel and AMD’s new CPU architectures, converting 80 years of film to HDR, I’m not a millionaire, two deathwatch discussions, Today I Learned and more - but we’ll lead off with your spare Mac Mini, Ethan. WHAT SHOULD ETHAN DO WITH A SPARE MAC MINI? 16GB, i7, 1TB Fusion drive.Home automation center? Is there such...

Duration: 01:06:53

The Internet Can’t Be Neutral - CoT 070

Today on the menu we’ve got: Net neutrality, Macrophage heart-throbs, Cassini’s crash and burn (for science), is EV market interest really as high as full size pickups?, renewable energy is more appealing in the long term than fossil fuels, CIL, TIL and other complete nonsense.

Duration: 00:54:42

Should Automakers Use Android Auto + Apple CarPlay Only? - CoT 068

Today on the show we have In-Car Edu-navi-tainment, The USA’s conspicuous lack of space travel, Microsoft Murdering Another of Ethan’s Beloved Apps, Credit cards with your fingerprints stored inside, Uber are a bunch of jerks, CIL and TIL!

Duration: 00:53:14

Garmin Goes After A Patent Troll - CoT 067

Today on the show: Solar power, a new EV from Honda, Patent trolls, How Many FPS can the human eye actually see?, Haiku, Nintendo, Content I Like, and Today I Learned.

Duration: 00:52:08

Scientists Running For Office - CoT 066

Citizens of Tech Episode 66 proves that, like Schrodinger’s cat, we can be both here and gone at the same time. Now that Eric and I have found compatible calendar space, we have cleverly cornered in canny cohesion the craftiest conversation starters we could connect with

Duration: 00:54:25

Robots Wearing Your Skin - CoT 065

Robots wearing your skin (and other pieces!), 94 year old Goodenough battery tech, AMD Ryzen, Youtube TV, Nokia 3310 redux, Privacy Watch, Content I Like, and Today I Learned!

Duration: 00:59:56

Brain-Computer Interfaces For The Locked-In - Episode 62

Today we’ve got Tesla getting pushback from legislators, unlocking brains, the most reliable hard drives, the Chevy Bolt reviewed, a Hackintosh Dell-enstein, and of course Content I Like and Today I Learned.

Duration: 01:03:05

Booze Makes You Think You’re Starving - Episode 59

In this episode: AT&T unlimited data gets more expensive, healing teeth with an Alzheimer’s drug, your brain on booze, encrypted cell phone messaging, (Ge)Forcing Mac gaming not to suck, Deathwatch and Today I Learned!

Duration: 00:52:45

Shining Light on Antimatter - CoT 057

Today: Antimatter is exactly the same as regular matter, only completely different. Also, Machine Learning makes Bach-style music, Solar (shocking, right?), 2 tech items get added to deathwatch and much, much more!

Duration: 01:04:29

The Tesla of Trash - CoT 056

This week on the show we dive into Bluetooth 5, Phones on a Plane, dinosaur feathers in amber, the Tesla of Trash, cooling off the globe with aerosols, along with Content We Like and Today I Learned.

Duration: 00:48:26

Giving Away Our Privacy One Click At A Time - Episode 55

In today’s show, the Citizens of Tech take on the news from the industries of energy, electric vehicles, off-the-grid living, consumer espionage, wireless networking, and medicine. Eric Sutphen and Ethan Banks go back and forth discussing these nerdy stories, starting out with our very first debunking. Yeah. We think the wireless power network for drones story is a steaming load of…uh…laundry. Uh-huh.

Duration: 01:08:36

Ay yai yai, it’s AI. - CoT Episode 052

Today we’ll discuss creatine, polling, blockchain, HyperLoop, earthquakes, AI, along with our regular features of content we like and today we learned. Body tech: creatine http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/263269.php What is it? A “nitrogenous organic acid produced in the liver.” It’s for supplying energy to cell, muscle cells especially. Train harder. Push out more reps. Obtain stronger musculature. Eric uses it. So, take that non-believers. We will shun you! How did the...

Duration: 00:47:56

Our Electric Future w/ Tony Posawatz - CoT 049

Today on Citizens of Tech, we interview Tony Posawatz, President & CEO of Invictus iCAR LLC. Tony’s had a long history in the automotive industry and electric vehicles specifically working at GM, Fisker, and currently Invictus. BACKGROUND Please introduce yourself and what you do to the CoT audience.

Duration: 00:57:38

Go home, you’re drunk - CoT 047

HP printer ink & vendors of evil http://boingboing.net/2016/09/19/hp-detonates-its-timebomb-pri.html https://www.buzzfeed.com/higgypop/top-10-most-expensive-liquids-on-earth-6qcr [...]

Duration: 00:44:40

Less Human Than Human - CoT 046

On Citizens of Tech today, a thought experiment. Eric and I are going to discuss whether or not our lives immersed in technology has made us less human. I Used to Be a Human Being http://nymag.com/selectall/2016/09/andrew-sullivan-technology-almost-killed-me.html

Duration: 01:15:10

Have we lost our ability to think critically? - CoT 045

Have we lost our ability to think critically? http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/08/its-almost-impossible-to-correct-scientific-papers-once-they-are-published/

Duration: 00:51:01

It’s Dangerous Flying at 60,000 km/s - CoT 044

Take me to the Opera.

Duration: 00:53:09

Giant Magellan Telescope w/ Dr. Patrick McCarthy - Citizens of Tech 043

Today on Citizens of Tech, we interview Dr. Patrick J. McCarthy, interim president of the Giant Magellan Telescope Observatory. The GMT project is in early days, but promises to be the largest telescope in the world once it’s operational.

Duration: 00:46:43

Double Angular Adams - Citizens of Tech 042

Today on the show we have trivia about Douglas Adams, Streaming Music services compared, new Lithium battery tech, cords being cut all over the place, Orbital Angular Momentum, the END OF THE WORLD and AMD’s new CPU tech.

Duration: 00:54:10

Acoustic Garden Trailers - Citizens of Tech 041

Nice to have you aboard for this week’s show where we’ll discuss pothole energy recovery, No Man’s Windows, beating air-gap security, garden automation, acoustic prisms, barber poles, and the Beaker people. Who…were not Muppets, as far as we know.

Duration: 00:40:17

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