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Episode 38: Working for Free

We've all worked for free at some point. Why do we do it? Should we do it? Why do we work unpaid overtime hours and feel good about it?

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4 Reasons You Should Work for Free - Amy MorinThe Economic Man Click here to listen on Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=152797&refid=stpr
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Episode 37: Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Modern Living

Our modern lifestyle can be toxic. Listen to this mind-blowing interview with Dr. Reuven Rosenberg - it will change the way you live for the better. Learn several easy things that you can do that will have a profound impact on your health today and in years to come. This is the real deal.

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Some reference material mentioned in this podcast episode:
The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Katzf.lux makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day for reduced blue light.Biochemical Individuality by Roger Williams Click here to listen on Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=152797&refid=stpr
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Episode 36: Welcome to the Postliterate Society

What is a postliterate society and are we living in one? I dive into this question and include some of your thoughts about this topic in this episode of Y. Karp? Why Not!

Some reference material used in this podcast episode:
37 Staggering Video Marketing Statistics for 2018Did Video Kill Text Content Marketing?WikipediaE-books - Statistics & FactsThe State of Online VideoGlobal Audiobook Trends and Statistics for 2018January 2018 Report: US online book sales, Q2-Q4 2017Question and answer on Quora Click here to listen on Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=152797&refid=stpr
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Episode 35: Sleep Tech

Getting the right amount of sleep, and good quality sleep is so important for your mental and physical well-being. The only way to know how to fix our sleep habits is to first measure it. Luckily there’s a lot you can do at home with consumer sleep tech.

Some reference material used in this podcast episode:
Is sleep tracking bad for you?Nature of Science and Sleep (PDF)Technology of Sleep Monitoring: Consumer Beware Click here to listen on Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=152797&refid=stpr
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Episode 34: You're Fired!

When you work for someone else, you never really know if when you get to work, the boss will call you into his office and tell you that you’re being let go. It can happen to anyone. Here are some of your stories about being fired.

Click here for an article about the side effects of being fired from your job.

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Episode 33: The Google Duplex Fallout

The unveiling of Google’s Duplex technology at Google I/O last week was so amazing and so controversial, I can’t stop thinking about it. Here's my take and how it might affect you.

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Audience Contribution Time: You're Fired!

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New guy, around 20 years old or so, called in sick saying he thinks he had a stroke. Since he lived across the street from the store where we worked, we all then stood and watched through the store's glass door as he packed up his truck with beach gear and drove off with his girlfriend. Fired the next day. - From Refinery29.com

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Episode 32: We Have Your Personally Identifying Information

Hacking attempts occur all the time. Are you protecting your customer's personal information? Does your business comply with GDPR? As a consumer, how do you minimize the risk of long-term damage caused by data breaches?

Some interesting links about cybersecurity and GDPR:
EU GDPR Portal
Major data breaches and hacks
Google Search: How to protect yourself from data breaches

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Episode 31: Giving Up

What kind of motivation is good for you? What's the difference between motivation and manipulation? Is giving up always a bad thing? How do tech companies motivate and manipulate us?

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Episode 30: In the Zone

Completely immersing yourself in a task or activity can be difficult - but satisfying, and a little unnerving. What goes on in your brain when you concentrate and how can you train yourself to concentrate better? The answer will surprise you!

Some resources used for this episode:

The neuroscience of concentrationHow focus worksScientific benefits of playing computer games
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Episode 29: Inventions to Drive You Crazy

From the buggy whip to interstellar travel, we are always thinking of new, different, and faster ways to get places. So here are four transportation-related inventions that didn’t quite make it into mainstream life.

Some resources used for this episode:
A list of weird inventions.
The Goodyear glowing tire.
The Highway HiFi
Early 20th Century road accident statistics
The Pedestrian Safety Net (article)
The Pedestrian Safety Net (YouTube video)
WIPO Invention Statistics (PDF)

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Episode 28: Soft Skills Aren't Hard

If some of the most important skills you need to be a professional are not your core technical skills, what are they?

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Episode 27: Show Me the Money!

Money makes the world go 'round. The cashless society is upon us, but what's in it for you?

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Episode 26: Cue the Qubits

Computers have come a long way since the Z1 - the first programmable computer built in the 1930s. We are now at the edge of a new computer revolution. So what is quantum computing and why do we need it?

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Some resources about quantum computing used in this episode Bernard Marr in an article on Forbes in 2017:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2017/07/04/what-is-quantum-computing-a-super-easy-explanation-for-anyone/#56290c841d3b

Marianne Freiberger in Plus Magazine in 2015:
https://plus.maths.org/content/how-does-quantum-commuting-work

Phillip Ball in QuantaMagazine January 2018:
https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-era-of-quantum-computing-is-here-outlook-cloudy-20180124/

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Episode 25: Mars: A Review

"Mars" is the title of a TV series that dramatizes the challenges of colonizing the Red Planet, mixed with true-to-life interviews with experts in the field. This is my review of National Geographic's "Mars".

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Episode 24: I Unplugged Myself

We live in a face-down generation where everyone seems to be addicted to their phones. I tested myself to see how I would manage without my smartphone on a three-day vacation. How did I fare?

Click here to read my blog post from March 2012 "Meet Tim", mentioned in this week's podcast episode.

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Episode 23: Is Seven Really the Lucky Number?

"The Magical Number Seven, Plus or Minus Two" is a psychology paper by George Miller published in 1956. It contends that the human brain can only store up to seven chunks of information at a time. Therefore, says the theory, all information design must be based on this rule. Fact or fiction?

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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

Online text-to-speech resources used in this episode:
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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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