August 19th, 2014
Episode 355 of 417 episodes
On this week's Byte: Guests: Former Melburnian, now New Yorker Kate Kendall joins the Byte team in the studio. Those familiar with Kate's work will know her as CEO and co-founder of Cloudpeeps and founder of The Fetch. While in Denmark, Vanessa caught up with Andrea Hasselager, digital producer and designer from Playandgrow.dk and the Copenhagen Games Collective. Women in the gaming industry, bananas, and Hans Christian Andersen are up for discussion. News: EFA launches campaign to protest against proposed surveillance and intelligence laws. Yahoo to encrypt email (why has this not been done yet?). In the current spirit of transparency at large tech brands, Apple releases its diversity report. Wayfindr app helps blind navigate the Tube in London. Harvard and MIT create self-assembling robots, show disregard for the Robopocalypse. Lighter News: Yo! goes crazy. Call me sceptical but is this a parody? Amusing. But is it actually quite smart? Your lost Android phone can call you. Been around since 4.4 apparently. SKULLY AR-1, the World's Smartest Motorcycle Helmet, raises $800,000 on indiegogo in one day. Event: The Australian Internet Governance Forum runs 26-27 August 2014. It promises to have a compelling panel on day one, discussing the Government's proposed mandatory metadata retention laws with Dr Suelette Dreyfus, Jon Lawrence, Dr Paul Brooks, director of the Internet Society of Australia, and Graham Phillips from Thomson Geer Lawyers. Presented by Vanessa Toholka, Warren Davies, and James Nobel. Keep up with all things Byte on Twitter, Facebook, and G+. Radiothon begins on Friday! We hope you tune into our Byte to IT RADIOTHON SPECIAL next week. See you then!