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Episode 54 – Future Cities, LLC Partners Pete DeNagy & Mark Caracio

Today’s guests are Marc Caracio, President & CEO of The Harvard Group and Pete DeNagy, President and Co-Founder of IoT America.  Marc & Pete are also Founding Partners of Future Cities, LLC.  Future Cities holds “Smart Cities” events in the USA which gathers municipal IoT stakeholders, Federal and State policy advocates, as well as academic and industry thought leaders to address critical Smart Cities topics like Smart Grid, Smart Building, public Safety and Cyber.

Today we explore the future of IoT in both rural and urban environments.  We talk about the applications in Smart Grid, Smart Buildings, Cyber and (of course) Public Safety.

To learn even more about this topic, Register for their next event at smartcitiesntx.com

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Episode 53 – Crypto Crash. Who Knew? The Tech Fugitives Knew

Published last year in 5G , AI , Bitcoin , China , Chipsets , Hack , HPE , IBM , IoT , Network , Security , Storage - 0 Comments

In addition to some crazy crypto news, China threatens to enforce their cybersecurity standards amid trade war disputes.  By “cybersecurity standards” they mean…hand over your source code.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/15/us-china-trade-war-chinese-cybersecurity-standards-could-be-employed.html
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/crypto-market-crash-prompts-suicide-concerns-135248250.html 
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/15/att_sued_cryptocurrency
We also discuss:
HPE COTS in Space
Tesla goes it alone on AI chiptech
IBM’s Storage Menu
IoT WAN Tech

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Episode 52 – Defcon…Feel the Fear and Log in Anyway

Published last year in Amazon , Apple , AWS , Bitcoin , Defcon , Google , Oracle , Security - 0 Comments
Reading about hacks at Defcon is starting to feel a bit like watching Jaws trailers.  It’s fascinating, but you’re pretty sure someone’s getting eaten….whole.  The Tech Fugitives cover some of the more interesting hacks.
We also discuss:
Employee burnout…suck it up, cupcake!
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/14/5-ways-workers-can-avoid-employee-burnout.html
How Google maps rebrands neighborhoods.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/05/new-york-times-digital-rebranding-by-google-maps-hits-home.html
Dropbox disses Linux users
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/14/dropbox_encrypted_linux_support/
Oracle Foul Plan?
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/13/oracle_sued_cloud_numbers/
Headline dolts misrepresentin’
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/13/charts-point-to-trouble-for-nvidia-on-earnings-this-week.html
….And here’s why we know they’re wrong…
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/14/nvidia-shares-rise-after-chipmaker-announces-utterly-awesome-new-tu.html
Amazon signs longer term deals
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/01/amazons-cloud-business-now-sits-on-16-billion-of-unrecognized-revenu.html
What does an IPO mean if you’re communist China
 
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Episode 51 – Oracle, I don’t Like Your Stupid Cloud ANYWAY!

Amazon will Spend 60 Million dollars this year with Oracle.  But that won’t stop Ellison from dissing the Hyper Juggernaut.  Amazon can’t do without Oracle, he claims.
Nonetheless, Ellison will sit at the Kids table and he will like it.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/02/oracle_amazon_shift_from_database_2020/
We also discuss:
Never…ever taunt the hackers….ever.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/01/unhackable_bitfi_wallet/
Microsoft fiddles with the storage bits.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/01/onedrive_storage/
Solid state heaven for Netapp & Pure:
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/07/27/gartner_solid_state_array_magic_quadrant_2018/
Gaming…VR Gaming….YES!
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/6/6/17434432/dave-busters-arcade-virtual-reality-htc-vive
We cover China Ban list… Yes, The Tech Fugitives are on it.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/1/17638480/google-china-search-engine-censored-report
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Websites_blocked_in_mainland_China

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Episode 50 – AI Breakdowns and Red Mercury…mmmmmm.

Artificial Intelligence is obviously getting better, smarter, faster.  But there are some … uh… glitches.
Amazon Rekognition “accidentally” matched 28 lawmakers to mugshots…Heh!  AND……Watson also given a black eye by the haters.  Watson AI fed bad data….C’mon people!!
We also discuss:
Amazon rolls out LOTR spinoff…. We can’t WAIT!
https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/28/amazon-lord-of-the-rings-show-writers/
Python’s awesome…blah, blah, blah
https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2018/07/26/python-is-becoming-the-worlds-most-popular-coding-language
https://www.wired.com/story/china-blocks-qualcomms-attempt-to-buy-a-dutch-chipmaker
More Kickass ways that Crypto fails
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/07/hackers-find-creative-way-to-steal-7-7-million-without-being-detected/
This just in…The Russians may not be our friends
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/16/extradition-has-been-tough-for-accused-russian-hackers.html
Facebook plunge
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-26/facebook-growth-prospects-stalled-by-scandal-regulation?utm_campaign=news&utm_medium=bd&utm_source=applenews
Prime Day
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/19/amazon-internal-documents-what-caused-prime-day-crash-company-scramble.html
Bombs in the cloud
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/26/pentagon-takes-step-closer-to-awarding-10-billion-cloud-contract.html
IBM launches BlockChain trial for financials
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/30/ibm-trials-blockchain-platform-aimed-at-banks.html

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