The full crew is back discussing the epitome of living in the South, Microsoft admits it was wrong about open source, the Joe Rogan Experience moving exclusively to Spotify, Netflix doing something that’s out of character for a subscription based service, GW-BASIC is open sourced by Microsoft, a grandmother in Europe runs afoul of GDPR, more money potentially coming to fund telehealth services, and a whole lotta laughs happen in this episode!Continue Reading …
Archives for May 2020
Donovan, Sam, and Shae (Oliver had a prior appointment) discuss permanently working from home with the announcement from Twitter that employees could work from home, forever, if their job allowed for it. Google Play Music is shutting down this year; move your music over to YouTube Music. Donovan also talks about how podcasting is connected to this move with Google’s announcement of the Google Podcast Manager. A technology review shows how the pandemic has gotten machine learning algorithms out of wack. The episode closes out with Sam’s “weird file” as the guys take a deep dive into something called E-Prime.
For their first episode of SouthGeek News, Donovan, Oliver, Sam, and Shae discuss the May 4th anniversary of The Love Bug pandemic that started on May 4, 2000. Oliver and Donovan both being in the broadband industry at the time don’t have much of a recollection about this particular worm that cost approximately $10 billion in damages in 2000.
Working in the Healthcare industry, Oliver delivers some very interesting information on pivoting to Telehealth and Telemedicine.
For some geeking-out space news, telescopes have picked up radio bursts from our very own galaxy!
With everyone having to social distance due to COVID-19, video conferencing software such as Teams, WebEx, Google Meet, and Zoom have come under heavy use and some heavy scrutiny in regards to privacy. Just how much data are they collecting?
Sam brings in a discussion on a device that is being developed and tested that could help monitor COVID symptoms.
Rounding out the discussions, Donovan points to the BBC releasing a series of backgrounds from their various shows for people to use in the Zoom meetings, etc.Continue Reading …
SouthGeek News has its roots in a wide variety of previous podcasts, specifically the origin of the first podcast that Donovan ever did — The SouthGeek Ramble & Review. It went for 63 episodes before life changes made him make some difficult choices…one of which was to kill off that first podcast.
Over the course of the following years, he’s launched a variety of different podcasts, some were tech news related, some were not. SouthGeek News is yet another attempt, a culmination, if you will, of all the previous tech related podcasts he’s created. There are plenty of technically oriented podcasts out there, but he can’t seem to get away from talking about the stuff.
So…here he goes again. LOL