Sunday, July 01, 2018
Saturday, June 23, 2018
A huge thanks to Adam for sticking it out on the Jukebox and bringing such great music to our ears and all from the region in one way or another.
Big Hass joined us foer the last show, wow!
Sail Into Night
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Shazahd and Glenn
Abbo and James
CarTalk and CarClinic
TechTalk, Andrew, Jatin and Fo
In studio for the final show.
Elaine, Esther and Aieza
This was a fantastic final show.
We had all our regular guests in studio and we managed to get my 2 past producers on the phone, Masarat Daud and Natasha Vallen.
The End of Nightline on DubaiEye.
This is the dream team of techtalk and our new show coming soon to your favorite podcast channel is Sofaology!
Here is this week's Tech show.
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And the notes!
The Last show !
WOW, what a ride I started looking back at all the things we had talked about and the show began with Magnus Nystedt and it was mind boggling!
So, let us do as we have always done and get down to business
The end of yahoo messenger!
Last week we spoke about Google Lens and that I couldn’t get the app to download… well sorry Huawei and Sony it is actually already in the google images app and working! Not sure why I would use it it still needs some work and learning but the idea is cool, Bixby seems to work better at the moment.
When apps go down we freak, Apple Maps was one in the US, people may have been using it! So they had to freestyle! Oh Yea.
More AI use! (Why not on android????)
Google wants to use AI to help determine which emails you receive as notifications.
The Gmail app on iOS (it's not yet available on the Android version) now offers users an option to only get notifications for "high priority emails." The feature uses artificial intelligence to determine which messages recipients would deem important and lets them turn off notifications for all the others.
Do we want to know when someone screenshots our stories? YES and no.
Instagram gave lurkers a small heart attack when it announced earlier this year that it's testing a feature that tells users if someone took a screenshot of their Stories. It was yet another page out of Snapchat's book, but one that was welcome for those who want to know if someone's creeping on them. Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on which camp you belong to), the platform has told BuzzFeed News that it's no longer pushing through with its plan. It has officially stopped testing the feature and will no longer show that little pop-up notification, which lets you know that this specific person now has a record of your ephemeral post.
Dan Russell's Search ReSearch blog is my go-to resource for learning new strategies and for ideas on teaching search. His search challenge blog posts always provide a new way to think about search. At the end of May he conducted a survey of his readers. The survey was to determine what readers of Search ReSearch think are the most important search skills and attitudes toward search. The results of the survey were posted last week.
The survey results are noteworthy to me because the readers of Search ReSearch tend to be people who are skilled researchers and are often people who spend time teaching search skills to others. The survey results are divided into four sections. Those sections are most important skills, most important attitudes, how to ask good questions, and other advice. I encourage you to read the full survey results right here. The top tips from the first three categories are copied below.
Most Important Skill
Query formulation (and reformulation)
Most Important Attitude
How to Ask Good Questions
Be specific / be clear about what you’re asking
Oprah making content for apple!
Tools a wanna be web developer should master
More than ever, the world relies on data to drive business, commerce, entertainment, and other vital industries. And to parse that data and glean insights from it, those industries use SQL. With this language, anyone from data scientists to marketing analysts can create relational databases, manipulate them, and communicate with them. SQL and its various incarnations are used to manage the massive stores of data gathered by YouTube, Twitter, Wikipedia, and Microsoft, just to name a few.
While it may be old enough to be your grandpa, C still has plenty of life left in it. This general-purpose programming language has roots reaching back to the late sixties but continues to be used successfully in modern operating systems thanks to its ample portability. Many popular programming languages — like Python, Java, C++, etc. — interact with C, lending to its reputation as the lingua franca of web development.
Whats App for news????
Facebook dominates the service of apps where we get news!
Check this alarm clock out!
Seeing through walls with AI!