Technology Voice – Episode 10

00:00:11 Introduction

  • John Breslin @johnbreslin,
  • Fergal Gallagher @gallagherfergal
  • Marie Boran @pixievondust
  • Andrii Degeler @shlema
  • Tom Murphy @tom_murphy
  • and Jack Harty

00:02:08 Pocket Anatomy http://www.pocketanatomy.com
00:06:42 Antivirus-Symantec http://symantec-norton.com
00:10:58 Watson – Debate Function http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/ibmwatson/
Monty Python Argument Clinic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNy3ld_1OXo
00:13:21 Vkontakte http://vk.com
00:19:10 John discussing opportunity for European social network.
00:20:12 Ali Baba Sale http://www.alibaba.com
00:23:13 Biz Stone Part One http://jelly.co
00:30:40 Jack Harty Re: Gately & Cunningham “The Contributions and Disconnections Between Writing a Business Plan and the Start-Up Process for Incubator Technology Entrepreneurs”
00:44:16 eCars http://www.esbecarsblog.ie
00:49:51 3D printing pen http://the3doodler.com
00:52:41 Smart Bikes
00:55:00 Neuromorphic Chips http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/526506/neuromorphic-chips/
00:57:11 Oculus Rift Finance http://www.oculusvr.com
00:59:54 Battery Charger http://www.store-dot.com
01:04:10 Biz Stone Part Two http://jelly.co
01:10:48 Rails Girls Galway http://railsgirls.com/galway
01:11:27 StartApp Competition http://www.startappcompetition.com
01:12:54 End Show
01:13:24 End Music

Episode #9: Apps-tention

Hosts: John Breslin, Tom Murphy and Fergal Gallagher.
Special guest: Jack Harty

News on tax breaks for startups from our New York correspondent. Show also includes discussion on Trustev, Carplay, Pebble, WhatsApp, Microsoft, Project Siena, GoldieBlox, Tether Cell, Blackphone and Phonebloks.

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Technology Voice is brought to you by Cinema Listings Ireland, available now from the Google Play store.

Running time: 60:00


00’10” Introduction
01’05” FlirtFM Acknowledgement
01’22” Fergal Gallagher in New York http://startup.ny.gov/
08’53” Rochester Institue of Technology
10’10” Capital Gains Tax Ireland
11’10” Shutterstock
Kickstarter
Etsy
11’45” Trustev
13’10” Carplay
16’00” Apps-tention
17’53” Pebble
18’30” WhatsApp
26’05” Stephen Howell: Academic Engagement Manager at Microsoft
30’10” Project Siena
32’06” Jack Harty
Kickstarter
GoldieBlox
51’10” Cool Tech
Tether Cell
52’43” Blackphone
54’21” Phonebloks
56’04” Outro
56’42” End
60’00” End of Music.

Special thanks to Flirt FM http://www.flirtfm.ie
Intro/outro music is “Alone But Not Lonely” by Stefan Ternemar http://archive.org/details/mtk121
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Episode #8: Wearables, Wifi & Wii U

Hosts: John Breslin, Marie Boran and Tom Murphy.

Facebook response to Princeton, Google acquisitions, DeepMind, Nest Technologies, iRobot, Internet of Things, Google[x] Loon, Nintendo Wii U, Samsung, Android, Eurapp, Startup Galway, Startup Digest,
Entrepreneur of the Year, Engineer’s Week, Apps4gaps, Apple 1984, CES – Wearable Devices, and Shimmer

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For additional show notes, visit the full page for this episode.

Technology Voice is brought to you by Cinema Listings Ireland, available now from the Google Play store.

Running time: 48:47

00’09” Introduction
01’18” Acknowledgement: FlirtFM
01’46” Facebook response to Princeton
08’41” Google acquisitions
08’50” DeepMind http://deepmind.com
10’25” Nest Technologies https://nest.com
12’50” iRobot http://www.irobot.com/global/ga-ie/
14’15” Internet of Things
15’50” Google[x] Loon http://www.google.com/loon/
18’42” Nintendo Wii U http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu
22’55” Samsung http://www.samsung.com/ie/#latest-home
24’35” Android
25’16” Privacy & apps
26’33” Eurapp http://eurapp.eu
30’49” Startup Galway http://startupgalway.org
32’33” Startup Digest https://www.startupdigest.com/digests/galway
33’00” Upcoming Events
33’04” Ernest & Young, EoY http://www.eoy.ie
33’25” Engineer’s Week http://www.engineersweek.ie/events-2014/
33’53” Apps4gaps http://www.apps4gaps.ie
38’38” Apple 1984
42’30” CES – Wearable devices
47’47” Shimmer http://www.shimmersensing.com
48’47” End

Special thanks to Flirt FM http://www.flirtfm.ie
Intro/outro music is “Alone But Not Lonely” by Stefan Ternemar http://archive.org/details/mtk121
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Episode #7: Dark and Disposable Tech

Hosts: John Breslin, Marie Boran, Fergal Gallagher, Tom Murphy.

Disposing of your iPhone, alternatives to post-IPO Twitter, Snapchat offers, Bitcoin booms, Cicada 3301 and the dark web, advice for startups from our tech finance guy Jack Harty, Dublin Web Summit interviews with MongoDB co-founder Dwight Merriman and Huffington Post CEO Jimmy Maymann, dark silicon, Motorola Ara and Moto G, Qualcomm Toq and Google smart watch, Patchblocks, and more.

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For additional show notes, visit the full page for this episode.

Technology Voice is brought to you by Cinema Listings Ireland, available now from the Google Play store.

Running time: 1:30:00

00:30 Introduction by John Breslin @johnbreslin
–:– Marie Boran @pixievondust
–:– Fergal Gallagher @gallagherfergal
–:– Tom Murphy @tom_murphy
01:38 Disposing of your iPhone
05:03 Alternatives to post-IPO Twitter
07:28 Snapchat offers
11:46 Bitcoin booms
14:36 Cicada 3301
18:46 Ads
–:– Cinema Listings Ireland
19:02 Advice for startups from our tech finance guy Jack Harty
31:03 Dublin Web Summit interviews
31:28 Interview with MongoDB co-founder Dwight Merriman
36:45 Audio from talk by Professor Leonard Kleinrock
51:24 Interview with Huffington Post CEO Jimmy Maymann
58:37 Interview with NewsWhip founder Paul Quigley
62:39 Interview with Viddyad founder Gráinne Barron
66:12 Interview with Vizibee CEO David Tomchak
69:16 Interview with Adtruism founder Brian McCormick
71:26 Dark silicon
77:06 Motorola Ara
80:49 Moto G
82:40 Qualcomm Toq and Google smart watch
84:47 Patchblocks

Special thanks to Flirt FM http://www.flirtfm.ie
Intro/outro music is “Alone But Not Lonely” by Stefan Ternemar http://archive.org/details/mtk121
Queries and suggestions to editor@technologyvoice.com
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Congregating in Cong with CongRegation

CongRegation is a social media conference taking place in Cong, County Mayo this Saturday. It has the novel attendance requirement that entrance to the event can only be had by the prior submitting of a blog post.

The net effect of this strategy is to recreate the online level playing field that you find on services such as Twitter and Facebook on the ground, in real life, with real people.

It is a safe assumption that anyone reading this would be using social media for a number of purposes, probably on a daily basis.

We know it is not a perfect medium. There are concerns with privacy issues, intrusive advertising, control over how far and how fast a post can propagate, and so on.

But there are also tremendous benefits of the sort that often lead me to reflect on how I ever got by without the life enhancing ability to share a passing thought or a fleeting experience with friends and strangers as I go about my day.

On top of that is the killer plus of being able to easily and cheaply stay in touch with loved ones and old friends who are distant in time and space but not in my heart.

To help assemble your thoughts there are four general themes:

Research Stream: For those into analysis
How to Stream: For the sharing of tools and techniques
Social Stories: Share your edifying tales of derring do
Social Media Rants: Who doesn’t have one of those to share?

Eoin Kennedy instigated CongRegation as a response to two specific challenges.

The first one is that at many conferences and seminars when it comes to consider the material presented in conversation with others and discuss any gleaned insights it is time for everyone to go home. A vital opportunity to share information is missed.

“By creating a structure where people can share what they are going to talk about [beforehand] they can use the blog as a catalyst to share insights. People would learn from each other rather than from the ‘experts’.”

His second challenge was to prove that rural locations in Ireland could host and support activities such as this. “If they coordinate everything effectively and are creative about it, they can run these type of events.”

The cost of entry is simply to take half an hour or so to jot down a few words on a service that, very likely, you use daily and, equally likely, have an opinion that is just calling out to be shared. Plus, I can personally vouch that Cong is one one the nicer places to spend a day out in Ireland.

Stimulating an Interest in App Development Amongst Galway’s Students

This month, CodeNinja – an app competition for third-level students in Galway – is back on Galway’s college campuses and is gearing up to give students the skills and knowledge required to create their own apps. CodeNinja is open to teams from NUI Galway and GMIT who want to build an innovative web or mobile app, with prizes to be awarded to the top entries in February 2014.

The competition has been designed by local businesses and academics to train and encourage students to be creative in the cultivation of their own technology ideas. Students will be encouraged to build web and mobile applications, and will be given a number of tutorials and workshops along the way.

Clodagh Barry, CodeNinja organiser says “CodeNinja represents a unique opportunity for students from any discipline to innovate at the leading edge of app technology. Multidisciplinary teams of students can learn new skills, network with the technology entrepreneurs and academic experts, with a view to fostering a culture of creativity and excitement as well as adding value to their curriculum vitae”.

Galway technology entrepreneurs like Mic FitzGerald from OnePageCRM and Paul Killoran from ExOrdo have supported the CodeNinja initiative, agreeing that this is an opportunity which sows more seeds to build on the blossoming tech startup culture that exists in Galway, whilst building links between Galway’s tech scene and its third-level colleges.

Organiser Dr John Breslin of NUI Galway says: “CodeNinja is a collaborative effort where our colleges and industry partners are connecting to share a combined skillset and knowledge to meet the demands of the on-campus population.

“The app economy is credited with having created nearly 800,000 jobs in the EU according to a recent study from ACT 4 Apps. We had quite a successful outcome from previous CodeNinja events with competition winners finding employment with local app companies and also achieving recognition through subsequent global app competitions.”

More information is available at codeninja.ie.

Episode #6: It’s Almost Like Getting a New Phone

Hosts: John Breslin, Marie Boran, Fergal Gallagher. Producer: Tom Murphy.

iOS 7, BlackBerry, Nokia, Skype, Stripe, MOR Solutions, New York Times incubator, “Can We Trust Our News?” at DCU, Andy Carvin interview, Loebner Prize in Derry and interviews, Enterprise Ireland’s “IT’s Happening Here”, GuideCentr.al, Tile, BitTorrent bundles, BioBeats, and more.

Download or subscribe to this show at technologyvoice.com/show.

For additional show notes, visit the full page for this episode.

Technology Voice is brought to you by BuilderEngine, a next-generation cloud-based website builder. And by the BuilderSpace Accelerator, a new incubator space for technology companies in Galway City.

Running time: 1:00:00

00:30 Introduction by John Breslin @johnbreslin
–:– Marie Boran @pixievondust
–:– Fergal Gallagher @gallagherfergal
01:00 Ads
–:– BuilderEngine http://builderengine.com/
–:– BuilderSpace Accelerator https://foursquare.com/v/builderspace-accelerator/52299860498e94135fe58182
01:17 Topical news
–:– iOS 7 http://www.apple.com/ios/
04:44 BlackBerry http://www.wired.com/business/2013/09/blackberry-sold/
10:00 Nokia http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2013/sep13/09-02announcementpr.aspx
11:00 Skype http://www.microsoft.com/OEM/en/products/other/Pages/skype.aspx
13:21 Stripe, MOR Solutions http://blog.morsolutions.com/2013/08/mor-solutions-first-to-add-stripe.html
15:32 New York Times incubator http://www.nytimes.com/timespace/
18:32 “Can We Trust Our News?” at DCU http://www.mediaconferencedcu.com/
19:57 Interview with Andy Carvin from NPR http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Carvin
30:40 Loebner Prize in Derry http://culturetech.co/event/2013-09-14/international-loebner-prize-contest-in-artificial-intelligence
33:52 Interview with Hugh Loebner, founder of the Loebner Prize http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Loebner
38:25 Interview with Steve Worswick, winner of the 2013 Loebner Prize http://www.mitsuku.com/
42:50 Interview with Noel Sharkey, judge for the 2013 Loebner Prize http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noel_Sharkey
46:18 Interview with Anne Lanigan from Enterprise Ireland’s “IT’s Happening Here” http://www.itshappeninghere.ie/
50:10 GuideCentr.al http://www.guidecentr.al/
51:20 Cool tech
–:– Tile http://www.thetileapp.com/
53:37 BitTorrent bundles http://bundles.bittorrent.com/
55:33 BioBeats http://biobeats.com/

Produced by Tom Murphy
Special thanks to Flirt FM http://www.flirtfm.ie
Intro/outro music is “Alone But Not Lonely” by Stefan Ternemar http://archive.org/details/mtk121
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Episode #5: Does It Rain on Mars?

Hosts: John Breslin, Marie Boran, Fergal Gallagher and Tom Murphy.

A one-way ticket to Mars, sociometrics, how tech is changing the way we buy books, Jeff Bezos buys the Post, growing the European app economy, hyperloop with Dr Eoghan Clifford, Chromecast, UPC Horizon, Google Fiber, Rubbee, intercepting Gmail, and more.

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For additional show notes, visit the full page for this episode.

Technology Voice is brought to you by StreamGlider, the real-time streaming newsreader for iPad. And by Seevl, a music discovery service for YouTube and Deezer.

Running time: 1:00:00

00:30 Introduction by John Breslin @johnbreslin
–:– Marie Boran @pixievondust
–:– Fergal Gallagher
–:– Tom Murphy @poweredbygenius
01:15 Ads
–:– StreamGlider http://streamglider.com/
–:– Seevl http://seevl.net/
01:45 Topical news
–:– A one-way ticket to Mars
05:39 Sociometrics
11:50 How technology is changing the way we buy books
18:00 Jeff Bezos buys the Post
24:42 Growing the EU app economy http://eurapp.eu/
–:– Martin Hahn, European Commission
–:– David Card, VP of Research, GigaOM
–:– Mark Mulligan, Midia Consulting
–:– Kevin Mobbs, InnoCentive
–:– Kumardev Chatterjee, President and Founder, EYIF
32:53 Cool tech
–:– Hyperloop discussion with Dr Eoghan Clifford http://www.irishtimes.com/business/sectors/technology/hyperloop-pod-speeds-into-the-popular-mind-1.1493262
37:25 Chromecast
43:24 UPC Horizon
46:45 Google Fiber
53:20 Rubbee http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1732543648/rubbee-the-electric-drive-for-bicycles
54:49 Intercepting your Gmail messages
57:50 Upcoming events
–:– Hacks and Hackers Dublin http://hujo.deri.ie/
–:– Eurapp innovation challenges http://eurapp.eu/competitions/

Special thanks to Flirt FM http://www.flirtfm.ie
Intro/outro music is “Alone But Not Lonely” by Stefan Ternemar http://archive.org/details/mtk121
Queries and suggestions to editor@technologyvoice.com
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Episode #4: 091 Heatwave

Hosts: John Breslin, Marie Boran, Fergal Gallagher and Tom Murphy.

Doug Engelbart obituary, 3D printing, Bitcoin and the Winklevii, Bebo buyback, interview with Padraic Harley from 091 Labs, national broadband plan for Ireland, Philips Hue, Nokia Lumia 1020, Webseam, and more.

Download or subscribe to this show at technologyvoice.com/show.

For additional show notes, visit the full page for this episode.

Technology Voice is brought to you by StreamGlider, the real-time streaming newsreader for iPad. And by Seevl, a music discovery service for YouTube and Deezer.

Running time: 1:10:00

00:42 Introduction by John Breslin @johnbreslin
01:16 Marie Boran @pixievondust
–:– Fergal Gallagher @gallagherfergal
–:– Tom Murphy @tom_murphy
01:32 Ads
–:– StreamGlider http://streamglider.com
–:– Seevl http://seevl.net/
02:04 Topical news
–:– Doug Engelbart obituary http://sloan.stanford.edu/mousesite/1968Demo.html
12:52 3D printing http://www.maplin.co.uk/3d-printer
22:18 Bitcoin and the Winklevoss twins http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23140904
27:03 Bebo buyback http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/jul/02/bebo-founder-buys-back-site
31:27 Interview with Padraic Harley, Chairman of 091 Labs http://091labs.com
42:10 Another national broadband plan for Ireland http://tch.vc/nationalbroadbandplan
51:37 Cool tech
–:– CloudDock http://twitter.com/TheCloudDock
–:– SixMinute http://www.sixminute.com/
54:12 Philips Hue connected bulb https://www.meethue.com/
59:12 Nokia Lumia 1020 http://www.nokia.com/global/products/phone/lumia1020/
61:38 Webseam http://www.webseam.com/
63:13 Upcoming events
–:– Free legal and business workshop http://www.meetup.com/Legalworkshopsdublin/events/126249792/
–:– CoderDojo Coolest Projects http://coolestprojects.org/
–:– Hacks and Hackers Dublin http://hujo.deri.ie/
–:– National survey of Irish journalists’ use of social media https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/IrishSocialJournalism

Special thanks to Flirt FM http://www.flirtfm.ie
Intro/outro music is “Alone But Not Lonely” by Stefan Ternemar http://archive.org/details/mtk121
Image of Doug Engelbart from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SRI_Douglas_Engelbart_1968.jpg
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DERI launches national survey on journalists’ use of social media

Social media has become a vital tool for the contemporary journalist. From Syria and Turkey to Brazil, international news stories are broken by ordinary citizens on social media every day, and it’s not just serious news. The latest football transfer rumours or celebrity scandal is now more likely to break on Twitter than by conventional means. The emergence of these new technologies is fundamentally changing the way journalists work and source stories.

Despite the proliferation of social media – particularly among journalists – until now no formal study on Irish media professionals’ use of social media has been carried out. Researchers at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) at NUI Galway have launched the first national survey on how Irish journalists use social media.

Similar studies have been carried out in the UK, Europe and worldwide, but this is the first comprehensive survey on Irish journalists’ use of social media.

This new study aims to measure the function of social media for professional journalists in Ireland, and the frequency and prevalance of social media as a tool for journalists. The researchers are calling on all journalists working in print, TV, radio and online media to take 10 minutes out of their busy schedules to fill out the online survey.

“The ubiquity of social media is quickly changing the global media landscape, leading us to query Ireland’s contemporary journalistic practices”, said Dr. Bahareh Heravi, the project manager and leader of the Digital Humanities and Journalism group at DERI.

“This survey will help to not only delineate these practices, but the data collected has the potential to ultimately result in more informed and accurate reporting”, she added.

The project is being run by the newly-formed Digital Humanities and Journalism group, which leads a number of projects exploring how new technologies are impacting the world of journalism and other digital humanities like archiving.

The survey can be accessed at surveymonkey.com/s/IrishSocialJournalism and more information on the research group can be found at hujo.deri.ie.