Can the principals behind computer gaming solve world hunger and untangle the GFC? We examine the quirky world of Gamification. Plus, what happens when you combine a 3D printer with the world’s largest illegal downloading network? Hilarity, that’s what. And If you’re sick of your mobile phone running out of juice (and aren’t we all?) Download explains the future of the cell phone battery. Plus we investigate whether Google has found the lost city of Atlantis.
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Mobile payments, Piracy and Facial Recognition - Download This Show - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Imagine doing away with your password and logging on to a website using facial recognition technology. We also examine the possibility of your mobile phone replacing your credit card. Also we wade though the numbers to find out just how much damage piracy is really doing to the entertainment industry. This week’s guest panel includes Nick Ross, Editor of the ABC’s Games and Technology website and Patrick Gray, cybersecurity journalist from Risky.Biz
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Beginning January 29, Download This Show will be presented by Marc Fennell (Hungry Beast, triple j) on Sundays at 9:30pm (with a repeat broadcast on Thursdays at 2pm), and will be available to podcast and listen online.
Grindr hacked, Music Subscription & Twitter Censorship - Download This Show - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
It’s the 4 billion dollar industry that wants to see you get more sex. We examine the psychology and business behind Digital Dating in light of the gay hook-up iPhone App Grindr being hacked by a NSW Teenager. And only in our second episode we declare that Radio is Dead! Long Live RDIO. Do music subscription services like Spotify and the newly launched RDIO mean a genuine competitor for iTunes? We also examine Twitter’s decision to allow country-by-country censorship - is it actually a good thing? And as a little treat, imagine if you could take over the official twitter feed of an entire nation… what would you say?
Buy Drugs off the Web, Hack a New Arm, Kickstarter - Download This Show - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Can you hack a new arm? We meet the man who has hacked Microsoft Kinect to help people who suffer from phantom limb syndrome. We slip into the Dark Web and go shopping on the infamous online pharmacy The Silk Road. Along the way we examine Bitcoin and the world of virtual currencies and whether they truly have a future. Plus how virtual pan-handling can give you one million dollars as we evaluate the world of crowdsourcing and Kickstarter.