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Episode 85 – Interview with Hypergiant Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, John Frémont

Published a few months ago in AI , Bitcoin , China , Crypto , Dave Copps , Hypergiant , IBM , IBM Think 2019 , ONUG , Pivocity - 0 Comments

We discuss the past, present and future of Artificial Intelligence with industry leader, expert and entrepreneur, John Frémont. John was very candid about the opportunities as well as the competition in the space.

We definitely enjoyed (as we always do) waxing philosophical. John did a great job as we hovered over the “trough of despair”. He wasn’t scared one bit and is HUGELY optimistic. We hope he’s right!

Come watch and/or listen and find out why Tech Talk doesn’t have to SUCK!

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Episode 84 – The Polar Vortex, Business, Batteries & Boy Bands

Published a few months ago in AI , Apple , Azure , China , ConRes , Facetime , FireEye , Iran , JEDI , Oracle , Pivocity , Russia , ServiceNow - 0 Comments

Chang’e 4 wakes and Yutu 2 stretches its solar panels for another day… on the friggin’ moon . https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/31/change_4_wakes/

Polar vortex: Your phone’s battery will die if it’s too cold out… https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/31/your-phone-will-turn-off-if-its-too-cold-heres-how-to-keep-it-warm.html

Oracle keeps bangin’ their head….with a gavel… https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/31/oracle_jedi_denied_access_government_documents/

Azure…Soooo…about your data….uh….yeah…. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/30/azure_sql_delete/

ServiceNow and the consumerization of employee tech… https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/01/30/servicenow-ceo-talks-mobile-coming-to-enterprise-after-earnings.html

Facetime bug…They messed with the wrong Texan… https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/01/31/texas_lawyer_sues_apple_eavesdropping_facetime_bug/ *

The One Hundred MELLION faces of IBM… https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/29/ibm-releases-diverse-dataset-to-fight-facial-recognition-bias.html

Cyber threat intelligence for China, Rusia, Iran & Korea…https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/29/china-russia-could-disrupt-us-infrastructure-with-cyber-attacks-odni.html

FireEye Report on Iran… Goodness… https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2019/01/apt39-iranian-cyber-espionage-group-focused-on-personal-information.html

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Bad Ass Shirts For The Holidays!

Published 6 months ago in Apparel , China , Hack , Uncategorized - 0 Comments

It's That Time of Year!

The Tech Fugitives only wear cool shirts (this is actually a new thing for Mark).  Because we care about you and want you to be cool as well, we've created branded shirts for you to purchase for yourself, friends and family!  Christmas is here and to create some cheer, let you're support show and allow the coolness to flow (sorry, I'm listening to rap right now).

Option 1 - Show Love

This is our classic Tech Fugitives Logo.  Simple, clean, and maximum swagger.  This uses custom thread synthesized by squeezing swag out of some of the coolest people in the world!  It's a complicated process that's too hard to explain.

Option 2 - Take a Stance!

Our listeners know that we're not a fan of China stealing IP and that we like video games, so we created this as an homage to the awesomeness that is the famous Zero Wing meme mashed up with Xi Jinping playing the bad guy CATS.

Episode 71 – Stan Lee And The Death of Underoos

Published 7 months ago in 5G , AI , Alibaba , Azure , Biometrics , China - 0 Comments

The Homage and we also discuss deep throat informant at Google, regarding Dragonfly.

Also up…

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/09/young-couples-are-sharing-fingerprints-to-unlock-each-others-phones.html
  • As smartphones like those made by Apple and Google increasingly move toward biometric access, younger users lean on the convenience of a single tap or look, over traditional passcodes.
  • And with the option to store multiple fingerprints or facial appearances, couples are lending a finger for easing unlocking of their significant other’s device.
  • Experts caution the practice is risky.
https://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2018-11-13/exclusive-german-officials-raise-china-alarm-as-5g-auctions-loom
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-11-08/google-never-stopped-trying-to-go-to-china
CEO Sundar Pichai thinks the search engine should be willing to work with Chinese censors. Will employees go along with the plan?
https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/8/18074806/ai-news-anchor-china-xinhua-digital-composite
“It seems that Xinhua has used footage of human anchors as a base layer, and then animated parts of the mouth and face to turn the speaker into a virtual puppet. “
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/09/alibaba-ceo-says-cloud-computing-will-be-its-main-business-in-future.html
  • Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang told CNBC that “every business in the future will be powered by cloud.”
  • He said that cloud computing will be the “main business” for Alibaba in the future.
  • The company has seen huge growth in its cloud computing over the past few quarters as it has expanded internationally.
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/11/amazons-hq2-spectacle-should-be-illegal/575539/
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/08/microsoft-azure-picks-up-cloud-business-from-gap.html?fbclid=IwAR0-BZeP2A8wOelB4qBl0BVQlCecDDh98wXJ7LdUOOKPPKjStRRMcdWFfVw
  • The five-year deal involves Microsoft’s Azure cloud and the Microsoft 365 package.
  • Earlier this year, Microsoft announced a cloud deal with Amazon archrival Walmart.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/09/amazon-offering-50-percent-cheaper-shipping-than-ups-to-some-sellers.html
  • Amazon is offering steep discounts for its pilot shipping program that is being tested in the Los Angeles area.
  • One seller says Amazon’s shipping service was 50 percent cheaper than what was offered by UPS.
  • The discounts show how far Amazon is willing to go as it expands its logistics network.

 

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Episode 68 – Red Hat’s Impact on IBM Enterprise Storage Business

We discuss the potential of disruption to the IBM Storage Portfolio… AND….Mark gets worked up over male dumbness… Kyle throws cold water.

 

https://www.foxnews.com/us/georgia-construction-workers-find-roughly-1000-human-teeth-hidden-inside-wall
https://www.webmd.com/balance/features/negative-ions-create-positive-vibes#1
Columbia University studies of people with winter and chronic depression show that negative ion generators relieve depression as much as antidepressants. “The best part is that there are relatively no side effects, but we still need to figure out appropriate doses and which people it works best on,” he says.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/30/apple_launch_kill_laptop/
It’s so good that you just don’t need that musty old laptop. And here’s Apple CEO Tim Cook to make it real clear. Here’s a chart showing the past four quarters – and there’s the iPad alongside… other companies’ notebooks: Dell, HP, Lenovo.
“What you might not know is we’ve sold more iPads in the last year than the entire notebook lineup of all of the biggest notebook manufacturers,” he said. The Macs were also in the list – down there in the middle of the chart.
Half of the 90-minute launch was dedicated to the iPad Pro – with every effort made to point out that it is just as good, if not better, than a laptop.
https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/1/18051186/ios-12-1-exploit-lockscreen-bypass-security
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/31/us-charges-10-chinese-spies-hacking-aerospace-firms-steal-engineering/
https://www.businessinsider.com/google-walkout-live-pictures-of-protesting-google-workers-2018-11
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/01/google-employees-walk-out-in-protest-of-sexual-misconduct-handling.html
  • Hundreds of Google employees will walk out of more than 20 offices around the world to protest the company’s handling of sexual misconduct in the wake of a bombshell New York Times report.
  • The protest is meant to send a message that the company needs more transparency around its handling of sexual harassment as well as more employee empowerment overall.
  • This is the latest in a string of employee activism events at Google.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/01/microsoft-ceo-tech-companies-need-to-defend-privacy-as-a-human-right.html
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella called privacy a “human right” in a keynote speech Thursday in London.
  • Nadella said Europe’s new data laws set a worldwide standard for protecting privacy.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook also praised Europe’s data privacy rules last week and called for similar laws in the U.S.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/29/fujitsu_upgrade_dx8900_array/
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/10/30/big_blue_and_big_red_storage/
There are the two big ones, Red Hat Ceph (object storage with file and block access) and Red Hat Gluster (Scale-out NAS).
  • IBM Spectrum Control™
  • IBM Spectrum Virtualize™
  • IBM Spectrum Accelerate™
  • IBM Spectrum Protect™
  • IBM Spectrum Archive™
  • IBM Spectrum Scale™
  • IBM Cloud Object Storage
  • IBM Spectrum Protect Plus
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Episode 66 – AT&T’s Massive Internet Outage. Expect Birthrate surge, July 2019

Published 7 months ago in AI , AT&T , ATT , Censorship , China , JEDI , Microsoft , VMWare - 0 Comments

In addition to ATT debacle, we also discuss MIT’s sweaty wad of cash and why China is the biggest threat to Intellectual freedom.

 

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/15/17979974/att-uverse-tv-internet-service-outage-fire
https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article220079330.html
https://www.cnet.com/news/mit-to-push-the-rise-of-ai-with-new-college-1-billion-funding/#ftag=CAD-09-10aai5b
The Schwarzman College of Computing is intended to be “an interdisciplinary hub” for work in computer science, artificial intelligence, data science and related fields. The research conducted there will focus on breakthroughs in AI, as well as its ethical applications.
https://gizmodo.com/employees-protest-microsoft-bid-for-huge-military-contr-1829740921
The biggest Social Engineering op in the history of forever
https://www.wired.com/story/us-china-cybertheft-su-bin/
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/2167973/chinese-spy-charged-stealing-us-aviation-secrets-and-extradited
https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/11/17962274/google-censorship-presentation-leak-free-speech-china
https://www.businessinsider.com/china-likely-laid-out-how-google-can-help-persecute-uighur-minority-2018-10
https://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2018/10/14/the-current-state-of-cybersecurity-shows-now-is-the-time-for-zero-trust/#7d88297a5f15
https://www.businessinsider.com/vmware-ceo-pat-gelsinger-security-products-2018-10
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeldelcastillo/2018/10/15/fidelity-launches-institutional-platform-for-bitcoin-and-ethereum/#3c51da5b93c4
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/fake-software-update-turns-computers-cryptocurrency-miners-n919691
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/11/bitcoin-price-nearly13-billion-wiped-off-cryptocurrency-market.html
https://www.wired.com/story/us-china-cybertheft-su-bin/
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Episode 59 – DARPA Just wants our Vacuums to Work Better.

DARPA feels a 2 Billion Dollar injection will accelerate  AI effectiveness.  The byproduct of this, apparently, is our vacuums will work better…hmmm…OK.

We also discuss:
Elon says for better security, “All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I’m fine.”  Gnarly dude!
https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/10/17842136/tesla-key-fob-hack-theft-spoofing-relay
China cracks down on Mus-pop.
MIT advances AI-Robot Visual acuity.
Chronicle & VirusTotal.
Coolness from Cisco Converged space.
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/10/cisco_ai_server_nvlinked_tesla_gpu/

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