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Episode 22: Bio Hacking

There are times that you really want technology to step in and improve your life. Bio-Hacking isn’t something new. In fact, augmenting the body with technology has been around for centuries: Captain Hook’s hook, for example, or prosthetic limbs, eyeglasses, and pacemakers. But would I implant a chip into my body for something other than medical reasons?

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Episode 21: Look Who's Talking

What's next in text-to-speech?

In December 2017, Google presented a paper that showed a new technological advance in text-to-speech. Until now, Google says, pre-recorded words stitched together doesn’t do the trick. The computerized voice comes off sounding fake. No kidding. The new approach that Google took resulted in Tacotron 2 - a new method of parsing text to speech that can replicate many of the nuances of human speech.

Samples of Google's Tacitron 2: https://google.github.io/tacotron/publications/tacotron2/index.html

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Episode 20: The Family Business

The problem with money is that it affects everything in our lives - from the food we eat, to the clothes we wear, to the places we visit, and to the education we get. So I think that the truth is: Without a plan, you’re sunk. Here's a plan that just might help.

To learn about the economics of Star Trek, see Rick Web's article on Medium here.

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Episode 19: The Super-villain of Hacks

Months ago, researchers discovered two exploits that affect billions of computers, tablets, and mobile phones. These vulnerabilities were only recently announced. Find out about the two supervillains of hacks: Meltdown and Spectre.

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Episode 18: It' a Kodak Moment

Kodak announced at the recent CES exhibition that they are getting into the cryptocurrency game. It’s hard to know if this initiative by Kodak to ride the wave of cryptocurrency frenzy will drag the company back into the modern era, but they just might be getting some of their once-enviable mojo back. Here's the story of George Eastman, inventor, innovator, and founder of Kodak.

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Hey, everyone!

Just to let you know that I'm working on this week's podcast, which will be coming out on Monday night (IST), instead of Sunday.

Hang in there!

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Episode 17: Goodnight, Sweetheart

Do you stay up late? There’s always something interesting to do or important to take care of that you convince yourself has to be done right now. There’s that tweet that you have to read before it gets washed away. Facebook calls you to react to a post, and there are those videos of stupid people falling over that you need to watch so that you can be grateful that you aren’t one of them. All of these fascinating reasons for staying up far too late are seriously damaging to you and your brain.

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