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#7: “Did you say washing machine?” (Careem breach & password management)
The t3chies review the news that ride sharing platform Careem reported a security breach that took place on Jan 14, compromising potentially 14 million user & 558,000 driver accounts. We also talk about how to better manage your passwords & take our first #askt3chtree question from Judhi Prasetyo.LinksEp 4: SmartphonesCareem: Important security informationRide sharing platform Careem says hit by cyber attackSecurity Wall: Researcher saved Careem from data breach (June 2017)Gulf News: Careem notified of vulnerabilities as early as 2016Register for Show & Tech 2018
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#1: “We’re calling everything smart these days” (Traffic drones, smart homes)
The t3chies get together in their inaugral episode talking about smart homes, and reviewing some interesting tech news—Dubai police using drones for traffic & Samsung bringing the headphone jack back.Subscribe here or look us up in a podcast player of your choice.Apple PodcastsRSSPodbeanOvercastStitcherPocket CastsTuneInOur title track is Pay No Mind by DJ Felix M.LinksDrones to monitor traffic in DubaiSamsung tipped to keep headphone jack on the S9One Plus caught collecting troves of user dataAlexa devices the best selling items on Black Friday
#2: “Let’s say it’s a honey cake” (Blockchain & smart homes)
NewsSmart Dubai is close to rolling out 20 blockchain-based services, so we explain blockchain as if to a 5-year-old (yes, really!).Smart Homes 2We continue our review of smart homes from episode 1 with a talk about devices & platforms, and things to consider. There may or may not be a platform war.Subscribe here or look us up in a podcast player of your choice.Apple PodcastsRSSPodbeanOvercastStitcherPocket CastsTuneInOur title track is Pay No Mind by DJ Felix M.LinksSmart home, AI dominate CES 2018Smart Dubai close to rolling out 20 blockchain-based servicesEstonia: Welcome to Blockchain NationApple HomeKitGoogle AssistantAmazon Alexa
#9: “Genesis” (Retro episode!)
A special episode where the t3chies reminisce about the technologies we grew up with and the early days of the internet. Do people still play with virtual pets?-—-All sounds are used under Fair Use as illustrative of the larger point & fall under the copyright of the owners of the respective software.This episode’s title track is an 8-bit chiptune version of our usual title track, Pay No Mind by DJ Felix.LinksWindows 95 Screensavers
#5: “Don’t look for me on Facebook”
We review the news that Cambridge Analytica used data collected via Facebook to potentially influence voter preferences. We also talk about what could this mean for users, whether it’s realistic to actually #deletefacebook, and things you should be aware of even if you feel you have nothing to hide.LinksMark Zuckerberg’s postCambridge Analytica responsesChirag: “Facebook: everyone’s doing it”Facebook scraped Android call data for years
#3: “Peaches & cream” (3D printing)
The techies try to break down the complexities around 3D printing how additive manufacturing differs from subtractive, and how to get started. Sheban & Partha share what they’ve been doing in the field of 3D printing—from fuselages to rovers.Our title track is Pay No Mind by DJ Felix M.Links3D printed Lab - DEWAABS vs PLA: What’s better for 3D printingHow FDM printers workWhat is SLS?What is Stereolithography?Events at The Assembly, DubaiUAE race car fitted with 3D printed partsStratasysDubai exploring world’s first 3D printed skyscraper3D printed titanium parts could save Boeing upto $3m per planeGallery: The Assembly workshop on making a 3D printed circuit board3D printer: Ultimaker3D printer: Makerbot3D printer: Prusa i3 mk 23D printer: Lulzbot3D Printer: Anet a83D Printer: Creality CR-103D Printer: MonopriceJacky’s Electronics 3D printingPrecise 3D Hub UAEImmensa Tech LabsAstroLabs Dubai
#6: “Think of business as kung fu” (grassroots innovation, mentorship, TiECon 2018)
GuestMita SrinivasanDirector of Events, TiE DubaiMita Ray (@mita56) | TwitterHome - Mita's Mental meanderingsWe talk grassroots innovation in our region, education & mentorship. Chirag & Sheban are joined by our first ever guest—Mita Srinivasan— chatting about TiECon 2018, to be held on April 18 in Dubai.We’ve also got a couple of TiECon ticket codes to giveaway! For more, you can DM us or reach out and we’ll get you in to the giveaway.Linkst3chtree #2: BlockchainRegister for TiECon 2018
#10: “Playing catch-up” (Drones)
Boy, are we glad to be back!Just two of us this week, and we bring you everything drones. Tune in to hear our resident drone expert Sheban break down all you need to know, current & future trends in drone tech and what needs to happen to make drone logistics a mainstream reality. Partha should be back for our next episode. Chirag apologises for his poor sounding audio.
#4: Custom-izable? (Smartphones)
The t3chies break down things you need to know about smartphones: what’s important, OS & ecosystem preferences, camera, battery & measuring durability. Plus Blackberry is suing Facebook for patent violations.What we use: Chirag uses an iPhone X, Partha an iPhone 7 and a OnePlus One, Sheban uses a Xiaomi A1.Also, we’re starting a Q&A segment, so fire us your questions on Twitter, or in a comment below!LinksBlackberry sues Facebook over messaging patentsSend us your questions!t3chtree #1: Smart homesiPhone XNokia 3110 specsCat S41 smartphoneOne Plus One specsQi wireless charging specApple supplier makes $10 million investment company that's developing long-range wireless charging techniques (Dec 2016)GSM Arena for phone specsHalide camera app for iOSSnapseed for AndroidSnapseed for iOSAdobe Photoshop ExpressOppo MobileXiaomi A1
#8: “Why are you doing my job?” (Google I/O & the Duplex call)
The t3chies discuss their thoughts on Google I/O & the Duplex call that sends either a cheer or a creep down your spine. Plus, a follow up question from Judhi Prasetyo on our answer last week.You can send us your questions on Twitter or leave us a comment here.Linkst3chtree follow up Q&AGoogle I/O in 14 minutesGoogle Duplex call
Apologies for the delays guys...
Just a quick note to let everyone know we’ve had a series of unavoidable events that have prevented us from recording but a new episode is on its way real soon. Thanks for your patience! Buy us a coffee, or an iced tea!
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Jan 4th, 2018
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Sep 13th, 2018
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