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Episode 135 - Killing IT Live - Contract for the Web, Losing AI, and Smart City Overload

The Killing IT Podcast

Release Date: 10/26/2021

Episode: 147 - Sonos vs. Google; McDonalds Goes 100% Green; Tesla vs. the DMV show art Episode: 147 - Sonos vs. Google; McDonalds Goes 100% Green; Tesla vs. the DMV

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Announcement: Do not miss Killing IT Live! next Wednesday. Register at .  Topic 1: Sonos Patent Infringement Sonos has a major win against Google in their patent infringement. We this to launch into a discussion of patents (use and abuse) in the technology industries. Link:   Topic 2: McDonalds sees massive recycling and carbon neutrality Is this the future of building? The future of franchising? Look for this to affect other industries as well. Link:   Topic 3: CA DMV ‘revisiting’ its approach to regulating Tesla’s public self-driving test For years, Tesla has tested...

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Episode 146 A Dose of Reality for High Tech show art Episode 146 A Dose of Reality for High Tech

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Reminder: Killing IT Live is January 19th Register now   ----- Topic 1: A Dose Of Reality: Big Promises vs. Small Results in Emerging Tech Money makes innovation possible. But there seems to be a disconnect between big, big investments and successful innovations. We look at the failure of big market growth through actual, tangible products. How do we reconcile this divide?   ----- Topic 2: Revisiting Remote Work Predictions for 2022 Any favorite remote work predictions? We have long-term trends that have been overwhelmed by the pandemic changes. Will remote go back to what it was?...

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Episode 145 - The Cyberdemic continues; Fighting Open Source Attacks; A More Human Approach show art Episode 145 - The Cyberdemic continues; Fighting Open Source Attacks; A More Human Approach

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Note: Don't miss Killing IT Live - January 19th at 9am Pacific - Register now at   Topic 1: The “Cyberdemic” will continue, according to Experian. Record breaking number on cyber breaches. Many elements conspire against us. What can you do? Link:   Topic 2: OpenSource and the internet. Solid code, to a point. Should we have a way to hold someone responsible? Is a "Software Bill of Materials" a good idea or bad idea? Links:   Topic 3: Winning by being human? When cyber criminals are doubling down on AI and expensive programming, perhaps we need to take a lower-tech...

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Episode 144 - Complexity, Transforming the Local Store, and Microsoft's Metaverse show art Episode 144 - Complexity, Transforming the Local Store, and Microsoft's Metaverse

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Note: Don't miss Killing IT Live - January 19th at 9am Pacific - Register now at   Topic 1: Is troubleshooting possible when complicated becomes complex? If no one person can make a technology, can anyone fix it? What does complexity mean for our industry? Will we need to change our troubleshooting practices going forward? Give us your feedback. Link:   Topic 2: Can the corner store get digitally transformed? Here's some good news: The corner store might be your next gold mine! It's actually amazing how few of these shops have made their way into modern technology. This might keep...

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Episode 143 - Birds Aren't Real; China's Influencers; Hybrid Workplaces show art Episode 143 - Birds Aren't Real; China's Influencers; Hybrid Workplaces

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Topic 1: Fake Fake news . . . Birds Aren’t Real Birds Aren’t Real, or Are They? Inside a Gen Z Conspiracy Theory. Links:   Topic 2: China uses American influencers to promote their version of reality Links:     Warning: This page is (oddly) very poorly designed. If your system autoplays, it will play about twenty videos all at once. Topic 3: What to know before you take a job in a hybrid workplace It’s hard to maintain culture. And it’s not a good fit for everyone. Link:   ----- Register NOW for Killing IT Live - January 19th - Register now   ----- Sponsor...

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Episode 142 - Unnecessary Chip Merger, Future Smartphones, and Digital Twins show art Episode 142 - Unnecessary Chip Merger, Future Smartphones, and Digital Twins

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Topic 1: F.T.C. Sues to Stop Blockbuster Chip Deal Between Nvidia and Arm Arm provides technology that other chip makers need. Does this give Nvidia an unfair advantage? And is the merger a completely unnecessary move prompted by the need for investors to show a profit? What is the channel takeaway? Link:   Topic 2: What will smartphones be like in ten years? We actually come to a consensus on this for a variety of reasons. We think we know what phones will look like; we have different ideas about the functionality. Link:   Topic 3: AWS Announces IoT TwinMaker to Accelerate the...

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Episode 141 - China Cyber Warfare, Robots and Humans, Amazon Private 5G show art Episode 141 - China Cyber Warfare, Robots and Humans, Amazon Private 5G

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Topic 1: China mucking around with Iran and Israel China attacks Israel and makes it look like Iran did it. Meanwhile, Iran really is attacking Israel. And now Israel is attacking Irananian fuel supplies and Iran is exposing personal dating profiles of Israelis. It looks like Israel is attacking Iranian train systems, and Iran is attacking Israeli water systems. Attacks against citizens are causing political unrest in both countries. Links:       Topic 2: Robots are not yet smart enough to take most jobs Robots are getting better, but still require lots of human interaction....

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Episode 140 - Apple Privacy, Internet of Ice Cream Things, and Asteroid Armageddon show art Episode 140 - Apple Privacy, Internet of Ice Cream Things, and Asteroid Armageddon

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Topic 1: Apple goes after the NSO Group Apple takes companies to court to prevent them from cracking into Apple phones. This touches on privacy as well as treating huge corporations as nation-states. Science fiction or reality? Links:       Topic 2: McDonald’s and the ice cream machine - update We covered the "right to repair" issue regarding McD's ice cream machines. Now the picture is a lot more complicated. You never know where intrigue can be found. We also touch on the value of service contracts and how that fits in the mix. This might also be the first use of IOICT -...

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Episode 139 - Work from Work, EV Craziness, and Apple DMV show art Episode 139 - Work from Work, EV Craziness, and Apple DMV

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Topic 1: New Fad - Work from Work Wednesdays Zooming from the office is what the NYT calls the “Worst of both worlds.”   Topic 2: Apple has killer deals with several State DMVs Apple having states pay for their tech rollout -- how much is their responsibility, when Apple controls the tech?   Topic 3: Electric Vehicles are super hot - including used. Overview   Rivian   Used EVs   -- -- -- Sponsor Note: Cisco Did you know Cisco helps Managed Services Providers directly? Know about the Cisco Partner Program? Focused on helping partners combine managed services...

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Episode 138 - Skimpflation, China's Privacy Law, and Future Hacking show art Episode 138 - Skimpflation, China's Privacy Law, and Future Hacking

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Topic 1: Skimpflation: Will this affect us? Aside from basic inflation, will the labor shortage cause this for IT services?   Topic 2: China’s Privacy Law China's new policy looks "western" at first, but is used for strick tracking of citizens. The Personal Information Protection Law allows the government to blacklist companies, including those outside the country. Will companies go along or opt out of the largest market in the world? Do providers really care?   Topic 3: Hackers are stealing data today so quantum computers can crack it in a decade It makes sense once you hear it....

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Topic 1: After much fanfare, what’s up with The Contract for the Web two years later?

Sir Tim Berners-Lee's project - The Contract for the Web - promised to encourage governments to ensure access and privacy; corporations to encourage the best and discourage the worst in people; and citizens to be both creators and collaborators.

Well, two years later, we don't think much has changed.

Links:

https://contractfortheweb.org/ 

https://contractfortheweb.org/2021/10/07/save-the-date-join-us-to-launch-the-tech-policy-design-lab/ 

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Topic 2: Has the Dream of AI Died? Faded? Evolved?

One article on this topic asks whether "losing AI" would be a bad thing. The trend looks like China is way ahead of the west, except with regard to the moral use of artificial intelligence. Another article reports that some computer experts think ending human oversight is a very bad idea.

What are the stakes of us losing our edge because we have ethics?

Links:

https://www.vox.com/recode/22725044/china-ai-race-pentagon-wechat 

https://www.zdnet.com/article/even-computer-experts-think-ending-human-oversight-of-ai-is-a-very-bad-idea/#ftag=RSSbaffb68 

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Topic 3: Smart Cities Produce Unfathomable Amounts of Data.

This topic ties together several of our ongoing discussions: AI, analytics, 5G, privacy, automation, simulation, environmental impact, tech impact on real life, and big business opportunities.

But are we any smarter or better off?

https://www.axios.com/smart-city-5g-data-privacy-0f8e6535-3cad-4ceb-86a2-dd4cefcd28a7.html 

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