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Tired of all the complicated, drawn-out explanations when it comes technology and how it relates to you? Waves of Tech podcast is dedicated to technology and how it influences and impacts your daily life.




Equifax Messed Up, What is Slack’s Value, and Customer Service Frustrations

More details of the Equifax security breach are surfacing and it is now known that the credit reporting agency neglected to provide adequate patches to identified security vulnerabilities, leaving the public at risk. Slack, the chosen workplace messaging application, went through another round of funding and now are valued at over $5 billion. How and why they have risen to the top is an interesting discussion. Customer service is always a sore subject. In an age where profits over chosen...

Duration: 00:41:28

Tragedy And Technology

September 11, 2001 is without question a terrible time in American history. Before YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook, we relied on 24-hour news outlets for updates and information. We remember 9-11 and show the difference 16 years make. In the face of tragedy and natural disaster, we have some great tech tools in our back pockets for use. Facebook’s “Checked In As Safe” feature is an excellent means of communication to inform friends and family of our safety. Drone deployment is second nature...

Duration: 00:34:37

The Biggest Mistakes in Tech History

Yahoo faces lawsuits over data breaches, the upcoming Apple event, and the biggest mistakes in tech history. Yahoo was ordered by federal courts to face charges related to their massive data breaches from 2013 and 2014, potentially setting precedence in the tech community for cyber security and litigation moving forward. Apple’s September 12 event will be help in the Steve Jobs Theatre at Apple Park, where we expect to hear announcements of a new iPhone, updates to Siri and HomePod, iOS...

Duration: 00:29:41

Top Tech Cities and Walmart Expands Grocery Delivery with Uber

The Texas hurricane tragedy is bringing out the best and the worst of people. Some are rescuing strangers, while others are playing on tragedy with tech-based hoaxes. After our trip to Podcast Movement last week, a premier podcasters conference, we share the technological elements that made the conference excel and succeed. We breakdown the top tech cities in the United States, explain why they thrive, and share the tech industry that the city is focused and built upon. Finally, Walmart is...

Duration: 00:35:42

Solar Eclipse Craze, Original Programming, and the Computer Chip Industry

The solar eclipse captured the attention of the American people. We share some highlights and learn how business and government agencies leveraged the event. Apple has spent nearly $1 billion on original programming. We ask the question of “How have they spent that much” and “Will they ever compete with Netflix and Amazon?” And finally, the computer chip industry was shaken up this week with the announcement that Samsung is now the leading chip manufacturer. We breakdown what has changed...

Duration: 00:35:32

Space Station Sightings, Solar Eclipse and Smog-Filtering Bicycles

The International Space Station passes over several thousand worldwide locations on a regular basis without most of us no knowing. We share how and when you can spot the spacecraft above you. The total solar eclipse is scheduled for August 21st and we can’t imagine the amount of technology behind tracking the event around the world. In China, scientists and a startup are manufacturing smog-filtering bicycles to clean the well documented poor air quality. In closing, we share some personal...

Duration: 00:35:09

British Data Protection Laws, #MessageToVoyager, Fake News, T-Mobile’s Unlimited 55+ Plan

We dive into international data protection laws, cover domestic issues on fake news, and share new unlimited data options. In the United Kingdom, the government is intending to enhance and improve personal data protection laws by making deep and sweeping changes. Forty years ago, NASA sent Voyager into space with a Golden Record that contains images, sounds, and voice recordings. Forty years later, we can send our own messages to Voyager. Facebook and Google are considering additional...

Duration: 00:37:48

Goodbye iPod, Adobe Flash Flames Out, Pandora Thriving In Homes.

On Episode 363 of The Waves of Tech, we dive into some tech platforms that are being sent to the grave and some that are being resurrected. First up, we share the ease and need for Anker Box - a new phone charging rental unit available in the metropolitan Seattle area. With the announcement that Apple would be soon discontinuing their line of iPod Shuffles and Nanos, we trace the history of the iconic portable media player and relive the meaning of the product line in music evolution. In...

Duration: 00:30:43

App Store Scams, AWS Grant Funding and Amazon Meal-Kit Trademark

On Episode 362 of The Waves of Tech, it’s the Amazon show! We kickoff the podcast sharing some quick tips to be aware of to avoid being scammed in your mobile app stores. Trust us, it’s a real thing. The rest of the podcast is dedicated to Amazon. Amazon Web Services handing out 19 grants for funding to improve city’s and businesses’ cloud based tools to improve public and transportation services. Amazon filed a trademark for a Meal-Kit that created a drop in Blue Apron’s stock by 12%,...

Duration: 00:32:19

Best Buy Stock, Prime Day, What Makes a Tech Company and Net Neutrality Protest

On Episode 361 of The Waves of Tech, we cover a variety of tech topics and share what influence they will have in your life. Fox Sports main website have removed all written content, transitioning to a video only based format. Best Buy’s stock dropped 7% after Amazon announced a competing in-home network of installation…

Duration: 00:42:07

FCC Lays Down Huge Fine, Snap Maps, and Beating Fraud Through Biometrics

The FCC announced a $120 million fine to a robocalling agency for using “neighborhood spoofing” in an attempt to scam nearly 100 million people into buying exclusive travel packages. Snapchat's newest feature - Snap Maps - is location based function where users can share their location in real time with their friends. The feature is coming under attack from personal privacy and child safety groups. Sears, J.C. Penney, and many more companies are closing hundreds of brick-and-mortar stores...

Duration: 00:42:31

Amazon Buys WholeFoods, Tech Leaders to DC and Email Migration

On Episode 359 of The Waves of Tech, it is all about unpacking and breaking down Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion in cash. Amazon is now directly positioned to heavily influence the grocery and market industry by owning nearly 500 brick-and-mortar grocery stores. Amazon may immediately look to introduce integration with their distribution channels and offer up delivery services for fresh foods and produce. Amazon has tinkered with highly automated store fronts, which...

Duration: 00:44:49

Verizon Officially Owns Yahoo, Clutter Raises $64 Million And Uber Shake-Up

We kick off the show with the news that Verizon now wholly owns Yahoo after spending $4.5 billion. Oath, the new company, will now boast 50+ media partners, several former Yahoo companies, and a consumer base of over 1 billion. Yahoo will now become a part of the tech history books. In tech, we usually speak of cloud and flash storage, but not today. Clutter, a tech-based storage company, raised $64 million in venture capital funds and is looking to expand beyond their primary focus of 10...

Duration: 00:33:32

WWDC 2017 And Pollution Data Collection

We kickoff the podcast by sharing some of the exciting announcements from WWDC, which includes a new iMac Pro, HomePod, and ARKit. Following up that discussion, we debate as to whether the lack of diversity in the top 5 tech firms is something to be bothered and worried about and whether it spells trouble in the near future. Next, we breakdown a case heading to the Supreme Court as they will decide how law enforcement may collect location data associated with criminal activity from a...

Duration: 00:35:25

Google For Jobs, Recreational Drone Registry, and Teen Smartphone Addiction

We are covering everything from job searching and drone registration to teen smartphone addiction and brick-and-mortar stores. We kick off the show dissecting Google for Jobs. Google is diving into the job search industry and may have found a way to connect the job seeker to job opportunity. Next, an appeals court struck down the FAA’s push to register recreational drones stating that the statute only regulates commercial drone use. In a shocking survey, 59% of parents state that their...

Duration: 00:41:06

FCC Ends Net Neutrality, IBM Employees And Startups Outside Silicon Valley

The FCC, on a 2-to-1 vote, introduced a rule to effectively end net neutrality and roll back regulations of ISPs as a utility. In an interesting move, IBM is bringing back nearly 400,000 employees back to office as they attempt to consolidate and build directed, focused working teams. Believe it or not, Silicon Valley is not the only hotbed for startups. Cities such as Madison, Phoenix, and Salt Lake City are thriving by becoming attractive landing homes for tech innovation and vision. And...

Duration: 00:43:54

Amazon Echo Show, Ransomware Attacks And Apple R&D Investments

We kick off the podcast with Amazon’s announcement of the Amazon Echo Show, their newest in-home entertainment devices which may drive smart home technology integration, shows you news video highlights, allows you to make hands-free video calls, and much more. Kaspersky Labs, a Russian cyber-security firm is being unfairly questioned by US Senators about their reported role in Russian attacks. Following that discussion, we dissect another ransomware attack that hit Russian, British,...

Duration: 00:32:41

Landline phones, Mother’s Day Flowers, Microsoft in Education, and USA Today Fighting Bots

On Episode 353 of The Waves of Tech, we are talking about landline phones, Mother’s Day options, Microsoft’s education initiative, and fighting bots on Facebook. We kick off the show by discussing a major milestone in the United States – for the first time, cell phones as the primary device in the home have now…

Duration: 00:37:11

Healthcare Fraud, ESPN Layoffs, Webroot And Facebook Targets Youth

On Episode 352 of The Waves of Tech, we are discussing a wide range of topics including healthcare fraud, ESPN layoffs, Webroot problems, and Facebook targeting youth. To kickoff th show, we share recent and personal experiences in dealing with questionable statements from healthcare providers and the steps we can all take to keep ourselves,…

Duration: 00:40:46

Email Migration, ShotSpotter, Bye Bye Passwords And Yahoo Execs Out

We dive into the world of email migration, as Dave and his office move from GroupWise Novell to Office365 Outlook. There will be bumps and roadblocks along the way, but ultimately the migration will be worth it. ShotSpotter Technology was used last week in the City of Fresno, to geolocate gun fire resulting from an individual’s attempt to take several lives. The technology triangulates gun fire and provided law enforcement with actionable, real-time data. Microsoft is moving toward the...

Duration: 00:36:25

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