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On Becoming a Teenage IT Prodigy in Northcote and AirSticks

Otto CEO Milan Rajkovic talks about starting an IT support business in Secondary school; and instrument designer and researcher Dr Alon Ilsar talks about AirSticks. Plus the latest in tech news, with presenters…

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Older Australians Online and The Way We Pay

Swinburne lecturer in Media and Communications Dr Diana Bossio talks about new research into why 50% of older Australians want to do more on the internet, but are reluctant to take selfies and…

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Exploring Generative Landscapes and Mealmates

Indie game creator Ian MacLarty talks about capturing the wonder of exploration in his upcoming Mars First Logistics; and the team review the surreal party game Mealmates and discuss everything indie. With presenters…

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The Science Behind Data

Dr Linda Mclver joins the team to discuss the skepticism people have towards data, how it is used, and what we can learn from it. Dr Lina Mclver is the Executive Director at…

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How Do Emojis and Dating Work?

Professor Kath Albury, Co-leader of Swinburne University's Digital Inclusion Program, discusses navigating dating communications and the latest research into particular trends within dating, including the use of emojis. And Jake Goldenfein, Senior Lecturer…

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Machines Making Art

Hosts Dan Morganti, Maize Wallan and Warren Davies present gaming news, reviews and interviews featuring games producer Mitchell McCausland from Blowfish studios; and Doctor Ollie Brown from the school of Art and Design…

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The Real Cost of Cryptocurrencies and Transgender Visibility Day

Swinburne University Dean of Digital Research, Yang Xiang, explains the environmental implications of blockchain, NFTs and crypto; then, We celebrate Transgender Visibilty Day 2021 by talking with non-binary games developer Fenreliania about their…

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Safety Vs Censorship

Gala Vanting, National Programs Manager of the Scarlet Alliance and escort/ProDom performer Sia Jaden Lilleth join the byte team to chat about how changes to the Online Safety Act may impact sex workers…

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How Much Can Machines Really Learn?

Dr Lea Frermann from the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne talks about bias in tech language; and PhD researcher Emma Ahmed-Rengers from the University of Birmingham discusses…

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Digital Inclusion for Older Australians

Anthony McCosker, Deputy Director of Swinburne’s Social Innovation Research Institute, discusses a new Department of Social Services report on digital inclusion for older Australians; and hosts Warren Davies & Paul Kellahan chat about…

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New Surveillance Powers Legislation

New powers in surveillance legislation are discussed by Kieren Pender, Senior Lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre; and presenter Maize Wallan reviews a selection of independent Australian games developed by Frazer Brumley…

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Phone Addiction and Tracking Wage Theft

Professor John Howe, Director of the University of Melbourne School of Government, explains how we can use data science to track wage theft. Eric Bigalk, CEO of Smart Solutions discusses MoodOff day; an…

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Digital Rights Watch Annual Report and Linux Conference Swag Badge

Privacy and Technology Specialist, Samantha Foriani, and Electronic Frontiers Australia Board Member, Justin Warren, present the findings of the Digital Rights Watch annual report; FastMail chief of staff Nicola Nye, and Hacker at…

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Julian Burnside on Wikileaks; Venessa Paech on Online Abuse of Women Journalists

Julian Burnside, QC, human rights advocate and contributing author to the new book ‘A Secret Australia’, reflects on the impacts of Wikileaks; Venessa Paech, community expert and University of Sydney academic, discusses new…

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Biggest Tech Stories of 2020

From Zoom bombing to election fraud; Hosts Vanessa Toholka, Paul Kellahan, Dan Morganti & Warren Davies look back over 2020’s greatest tech news in chronological order, and review gift ideas for geeks. 

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Can freedom of speech laws be applied to coding?

Special guest Rob Kovacev of Norton Rose Fullbright questions whether freedom of speech can be applied to the language of computer programming. And Karen Bentley, CEO of WESNET, shares findings of how perpetrators…

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Drone Piloting & NBN

We speak to The Sizzle reporter Anthony Agius and learn about the big trends in renewable energy and where Australia is at with the NBN rollout. Then, Joseph McMahon, Program Director at Suas…

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Collaborating with AI & Big Sur Privacy Issues

We explore how AI and ideas come together with Dave King, founder and CEO of machine intelligence company Move 37; and we speak to Lucie Krahulcova from Digital Rights Watch about the kerfuffle…

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Spams, Scams, and The Lab Network

Nicola Nye, Chief of Staff at FastMail, explores the rise of spam and scams in the time of COVID; and Stefan Schutt and Alan Morgan from The Lab Network, talk about the technology…

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Brain-Machine Interaction and The End of the World

Tali Faulkner, director of Origame Digital, talks about Umurangi Generation, a photography-based game where users create beautiful portraits of the end of the world; and Tan Le, former Young Australian of the Year…

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Online Learning & The Tertiary Sector

Dr Matthew Butler, Deputy Dean of Education at Monash University, explores tertiary education as it intersects with technology in the unusual year that has been 2020; and Monash lecturer Dr Emily van der…

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Australian Cyber Week & the National Missing Persons Hackathon

AustCyber CEO Michelle Price talks about what’s been going on during National Cyber Week; and we speak to National Node Manager and founder of the Australian Cyber Week’s National Missing Persons Hackathon, Lynda…

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Get Online Week & Exit Interviews

Good Things Foundation's Jess Wilson tells us about Get Online Week, a campaign to support the 2.5 million Australians who are not online; and we speak to Noon van der Silk and Gala…

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Digital Rights Update & Moving Australian Schools Online

Digital Rights Watch Programme and Partnerships Director Lucie Krahulcova discusses new measures to secure our metadata; and Associate Professor Therese Keane of Swinburne University explains the mammoth task of moving Australian education online…

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How to Decode Reality & Rig an Election

The director of RMIT's Centre for Cyber Security, Research and Innovation, Professor Matt Warren, discusses the cyber threats facing the upcoming US election; and artist and game designer Dr Troy Innocent investigates code…

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Digital Mischief-Makers

Journalist Johanna Leggatt unpacks the unique harassment faced by women on Twitter; and ‘Code name Alex’ shares details of his career as a hacker. With presenters Warren Davies, Ro Murray and Dan Salmon. 

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Are Australians Suspicious of Artificial Intelligence?

Professor Neil Selwyn Of Monash University’s Education faculty discusses a nationwide survey of Australian attitudes to artificial intelligence; and the team talk about the highs and lows of being a reddit moderator. With…

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Smart Design for a Utopian Future

Dr. Jenny Kennedy, co-author of new book The Smart Wife, explains why Siri, Alexa and other smart home devices need a feminist reboot; And the team critique The Social Dilemma, a documentary…

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How to Startup Smart: The Future of Australian Business

Aun Ngo, community lead at Start Space, launches the Future Founders festival for smart StartUps; And Sam Hemphill, founder of Meeum, explains their free mentoring and training for Victorian businesses. Hosted by Vanessa…

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The Real Cost of Staying Informed

CEO and founder of the Climate Clever suite of apps, Vanessa Rauland, details a pocket-sized climate solution which helps users to reduce their energy bills; And Associate Professor Johan Lidburg from Monash University…

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Teen Quantum Engineers & The Future of Open Banking

Professor Andrea Morello of UNSW talks about the world’s first undergraduate degree in Quantum Engineering; and Anson Parker, head of product at Up Bank, explains the evolution of open banking. Hosted by Vanessa…

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Robots With A Conscience & Dating Rules

Journalist and author Emily J Brooks asks the question: Do successful women face a penalty in romance? She explores this in her new book 'The First Move: Break The Dating Rules to Find…

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Bridging the Information Gap: Phones Without a Fixed Address

Description: Spyro Kalos, Manager of Mobile Muster, shares why and how consumers can recycle mobile phones; & Co-Health Executive Lead Chris Turner, explains how Co-Health are helping Australia’s homeless to stay connected via…

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Coping with COVID: Australia’s Online Sentiments

Dr Verity Trott, lecturer in digital media research from Monash University, reports on how Australians are expressing themselves online during the pandemic. Plus tech news and discussion with presenters Warren Davies, Dan Morganti…

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Has social media changed the way we have sex?

Doctor James Meese, RMIT media law researcher, explains a scheme to improve consumer data rights; and Doctor Emily van der Nagel chats about her new book Sex and Social Media. With presenters…

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Can Australia's Games Sector Save Us?

Ron Curry, CEO of the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA), explains how Australia’s games industry could be positioned to bring us out of a recession; and Cecile Richard, game developer, and Nick…

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2035: The year of clean energy?

Dr John Söderbaum FTSE, Chair of ATSE’s Energy Forum, explores whether Australia could lead the way in low emissions energy technologies; and Bushfire Volunteers Executive Officer Darren Brown talks about a new app…

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Portrait of a modern-day cyber threat

Dr Lennon Chang, Senior Lecturer, Criminology, School of Social Sciences, Monash University, explores Australia’s latest cyber security threats; and Dr Katharine Kemp, Senior Lecturer at UNSW Law examines consumer data consent in the…

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Bellish and World Wide Developers Conference

Megan Elizabeth, co-founder of new knitting app, Bellish, joins the team; and Lilly Ryan explores facial recognition software. With presenters Vanessa Toholka and Dan Salmon.

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Facebook walk-out and Cognition-aware computing

University of Melbourne PhD candidate, Tilman Dingler, discusses his research regarding technologies that support and augment our cognitive abilities. And Dr Belinda Barnet from Swinburne University explains the recent virtual Facebook walk-out. With…