1×26: We Do Get To Make It Up

1×26: We Do Get To Make It Up

Posted by on Thursday, October 2, 2014 in Open Source, Politics, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

Jeremy Garcia, Bryan Lunduke, Jono Bacon, and Stuart Langridge present Bad Voltage, in which the team fail to laugh at one another’s jokes, succeed in laughing at one another’s approach to privacy, and discuss:

  • A company named Arubixs have started, and then had cancelled, a crowdfunding campaign for a wrist-strappable device named Portal, in the face of scorn from the Android Police site and disbelief. What’s going on? And how does crowdfunding work in this sort of situation? Should we think of crowdfunding as more like investment than like shopping? (1.55)
  • Bryan reviews the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, a point-and-shoot camera running Android
  • Xprize have launched the Global Learning Xprize and an associated crowdfunding campaign: we ask Jono to explain it and answer our questions on how it all works and what its open-source requirements could mean for the field (32.48)
  • We are going live. Live Voltage, the first Bad Voltage live show, will be the main evening entertainment at the Los Angeles SCALE conference in 2015! And we ask for your thoughts on how we make it happen and what you’d like to see there on the forum; let us know! (47.29)
  • Are there privacy implications to storing genetic information? A recent announcement and retraction by generic analysis and ancestry company 23andme prompted discussion around the nature of their business and what a big database of genetic information might be useful for (53.42)

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