1×20: Private Poetry Slam

Posted by on Thursday, July 10, 2014 in Open Source, Politics, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

The Bad Voltage team present tasty things for your ears, here for the twentieth time. Jeremy Garcia, Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Bryan “Stopped Clock” Lunduke bring you the Knowledge, specifically this time of:

  • The Bad Voltage Versification Perversification: the community gave us a selection of words around which to compose a poem and here are the distinctly poetic results, followed by some poetic justice
  • Uber and Lyft: are taxis relics of the last century? Does having an iPhone app exempt you from the law? Comparing the new cabs with the old, and whether disruption is inherently a good thing
  • We review the Dropcam: a webcam to protect your house and make the footage easy to review in the cloud, specifically by talking mostly about the privacy implications of this approach and not very much about the actual device at all, unless you have a meth lab in your front room
  • The Blackphone is “the world’s first smartphone to put privacy and control ahead of everything else”. Following on from our discussion of privacy implications, we look at a device aiming to change the public debate on the topic
  • Bad Voltage apps for many platforms, and feedback on Firefox OS and free software from the community

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