April 15th, 2015
Episode 369 of 438 episodes
On this week's Byte: Guests: Co-organiser of the Data Science Melbourne Meetup group Phil Brierly joins the team to discuss data science and its far-reaching uses and implications. News in Brief: iiNet users have been experienceing significant slowdowns since the launch of Netflix in Australia - iiNet is blaming their lack of bachkaul capability. Scientists at Stanford University in the US have developed a mobile battery that can charge in one minute - seriously! Apple have announced that they will attempt to eliminate queues by allocating customers wanting an Apple Watch a time to come in and pick them up. Have you seen clothes that you love in movies or on TV? Now you can find it and buy it using Spylight - a Shazam for clothes! Google Loon - the Google balloon that is designed to bring the Internet to remote areas - has been trialled in remote parts of Australia. Infamous 1990's hacker Kevin Mitnick is coming to Australia for CeBIT - but should we be endorsing his attitudes? Advice: If you're having issues with your WiFi at home, James has some suggestions for you (Hint: it's all in the placement). Events and Opportunities: Mini-Make Day - bringing people together from all over Melbourne to share inventions, talents and discoveries, Sunday April 19, 2pm-4pm, Library At The Dock, Docklands Melbourne Electric Vehicle Expo - explore the future of vehicles, Sunday April 19, 10am-4pm, The Atrium, Swinburne University of Technology, John St, Hawthorn Melbourne International Design Week is seeking event submissions, aimed at celebrating international design excellence, May 11-17. Presented by Vanessa Toholka, James Noble and Cade Diehm Keep up with all things Byte on Twitter, Facebook, and G+ - see you next week!