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Homeschooling Entrepreneur Mom – Kid Entrepreneurship, Work From Home, Homeschool Basics, Making Money FUN
86: Hoping things will get Better at your Kids school, but it's Not? What to do when you're on the Verge of Homeschooling.

Homeschooling Entrepreneur Mom – Kid Entrepreneurship, Work From Home, Homeschool Basics, Making Money FUN

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 15:03


I wasn't ready to homeschool, so I sent my kid to public school. But I continued to see that my kid was not flourishing. I wasn't placing my kids needs first, I was pushing my own hopes first. "Hoping that things would get better", even when everything showed it wasn't. Here's what to do when you're on the Verge of Homeschooling but you're just not sure & How to come to a decision.   What do you expect for your kid's school/ education would do for your child? List the reasons you continue to send your kid for school. Are they meeting your expectations? List the reasons homeschooling would benefit your child. Would this meet your expectations more or less? List your fears, excuses or doubts for homeschooling. What can you do to ease those concerns. Make a timeline for your decisions.       -Kawai     Let's be Friends! -> https://www.instagram.com/kawai_ahquin Community -> https://bit.ly/HEMsupportgroup Website -> http://www.homeschoolingentrepreneurmom.com Email -> support@homeschoolingentrepreneurmom.com Homeschooling Basics Bootcamp → http://www.homeschoolingentrepreneurmom.com/hbb.html

Marketing School - Digital Marketing and Online Marketing Tips
On the Verge of Bankruptcy, What Do You Do? #2101

Marketing School - Digital Marketing and Online Marketing Tips

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 4:59


In episode #2101, Neil and Eric talk about what to do if you're on the verge of bankruptcy. It's okay to fail and try new things, and bankruptcy shouldn't be associated with shame or stigma. Tune in to learn about our experience with making tough decisions and how to make the best choice based on your situation.  TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES: [00:25] Today's topic: On The Verge of Bankruptcy, What Do You Do? [00:30] Eric's experience with Single Grain and how they turned the company around. [01:37] How to evaluate what your outcome will be depending on the decision you make. [02:09] Why your decision will depend on your circumstances and your stage in life. [04:14] Why there is no shame in bankruptcy. [04:22] That's it for today! Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to this podcast! [04:29] Go to https://www.marketingschool.io to learn more!   Links Mentioned in Today's Episode:   Subscribe to our premium podcast (with tons of goodies!): https://www.marketingschool.io/pro   Leave Some Feedback:     What should we talk about next? Please let us know in the comments below Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review.     Connect with Us:      Neilpatel.com Quick Sprout  Growth Everywhere Single Grain Twitter @neilpatel  Twitter @ericosiu    

The CultCast
REDESIGNED Apple Watch incoming, + new *cheaper* Apple TV (CultCast #544!)

The CultCast

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 63:47


This week: Apple Watch Series 8 getting the redesign we've ALL been waiting for, a cheaper smaller Apple TV is in the works, Apple's mixed reality headset is ALMOST ready, and working from home vs the office — how much would YOU need to get paid to go back to the office full time? We reveal our numbers! This episode supported by Remotely manage your Mac, iPhone, or iPad with Jamf. Manage 3 devices for FREE at jamf.com/beyond Easily create a beautiful website all by yourself, at Squarespace.com/cultcast. Use offer code CultCast at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain. Cult of Mac's watch store is full of beautiful straps that cost way less than Apple's. See the full curated collection at Store.Cultofmac.com CultCloth will keep your Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone 13, glasses and lenses sparkling clean, and for a limited time use code CULTCAST at checkout to score a free CarryCloth with any order at CultCloth.co. This week's stories Sound familiar? Apple Watch 8 display might be flat Remember last year when rumors were flying that Apple Watch Series 7 would feature a flat display and squared-off edges? DIDN'T HAPPEN. But a new rumor suggests those traits might define this year's Apple Watch Series 8. More affordable Apple TV might launch soon A new Apple TV streamer will launch in the second half of 2022, according to a trusted analyst. And there's a hint in the prediction that the device will cost less than its predecessors. Apple shows off AR/VR headset to board of directors Although Apple's VR/AR headset is still supposed to be a secret project, the company's board of directors reportedly got a look at the device recently. This could be a sign the product is moving close to a release. COVID-19 throws off Apple's return-to-office plan yet again Apple reportedly slowed the pace at which it will require its corporate employees to return to the office. They were scheduled to be back at their desks three days a week starting later this month, but rising numbers of COVID-19 cases supposedly pushed that back. Apple's Director of Machine Learning Resigns Due to Return to Office Work Apple's director of machine learning, Ian Goodfellow, has resigned from his role a little over four years after he joined the company after previously being one of Google's top AI employees, according to The Verge's Zoë Schiffer.

Tech Won't Save Us
(Un)Stablecoins and the Crypto Crash w/ Bennett Tomlin

Tech Won't Save Us

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 55:00


Paris Marx is joined by Bennett Tomlin to discuss last week's crash of Terra and Luna, the problems with stablecoins, and whether this collapse will finally force regulators to take action on cryptocurrency.Drew Pendergrass is a co-host of Crypto Critics' Corner and writer of the FUD Letter. Follow Bennett on Twitter at @BennettTomlin.Tech Won't Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its worldview, and wider society with the goal of inspiring people to demand better tech and a better world. Follow the podcast (@techwontsaveus) and host Paris Marx (@parismarx) on Twitter, support the show on Patreon, and sign up for the weekly newsletter.Find out more about Harbinger Media Network at harbingermedianetwork.com.Also mentioned in this episode:Paris wrote about the Terra/Luna collapse and why we can't let those who promoted crypto scams escape blame for their actions.Bennett references George Soros' attack on the British pound in 1992, also known as Black Wednesday.Do Kwan was behind the failed Basis Cash stablecoin.Vitalik Buterin backed a proposal for an FDIC-like response to rescue “small holders” who lost money in the Luna collapse.Investors recently pulled $7 billion out of Tether, which still won't be open about its reserves. It was hacked in 2017.FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried described yield farming as a Ponzi scheme.Justin Sun has already launched a copycat of the failed Terra algorithmic stablecoin. The Verge did a deep dive on him in March.a16z says the crypto winter is here.Support the show

Odbita do bita
Izklop traktorjev na daljavo, slovo iPoda in orodja za lastno uporabo – Simon Belak

Odbita do bita

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 39:20


Simon Belak je bil eden prvih inženirjev podjetja Metabase v Silicijevi dolini, tehnični direktor podjetja Go Opti, je soustanovitelj Hekovnika, danes pa tudi svetovalec različnim podjetjem. Komentiramo aktualno dogajanje v Ukrajini, Rusi so v mestu Melitopolj zasegli kmetijsko mehanizacijo podjetja John Deere, ki je stroje izklopilo na daljavo. Podjetje sicer ne slovi po dobrodelnosti, si lasti veliko količino podatkov in kmetom ne dovoli posega v stroj brez pooblaščenih oseb podjetja. Spominjamo se še iPoda, 21 let starega izdelka, ki je spremenil način poslušanja glasbe. Apple je najavil, da se od njega poslavljajo in ga umikajo iz proizvodnje. Traktorji so računalniki John Deere turned tractors into computers — what's next? - The Verge iPod je šel po gobe The music lives on - Apple Apple releases iPod - Slashdot Priporočilo Airtable | Create apps that perfectly fit your team's needs Notion – One workspace. Every team. Metabase | Business Intelligence, Dashboards, and Data Visualization   Pišite nama na odbita@rtvslo.si. Na tem naslovu zbirava ideje za teme in odgovarjava na vprašanja. 

Recode Decode with Kara Swisher
The videos that don't work on YouTube and the future of the creator business, with Nebula CEO Dave Wiskus

Recode Decode with Kara Swisher

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 75:33


One of our recurring jokes at The Verge is that every YouTuber eventually makes a video where they talk about how mad they are at YouTube. Whether it's demonetization or copyright strikes or just the algorithm changing, YouTubers have to contend with a big platform that has a lot of power over their business, and they often don't have the leverage to push back.  On this episode of Decoder, I'm talking to Dave Wiskus, the CEO of two really interesting companies: one is called Standard, which is a management company for YouTubers, and the other is Nebula, an alternative paid streaming platform where creators can post videos, take a direct cut of the revenue, and generally fund work that might get lost on YouTube.  What really stood out to me here is that Dave is in the business of making things: this conversation was really grounded in the reality of the creator business as it exists today and how that real business can support real people. You'll hear it when we talk about Web3 and NFTs a little bit — Dave just thinks that stuff is bullshit, and he says so because it's not a business that exists now. That's an important dynamic to think about — and one for more platforms to take seriously. Links: Dave's subscriber tweet Nebula Transcript: https://www.theverge.com/e/22840704 Credits: Decoder is a production of The Verge, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network. Today's episode was produced by Creighton DeSimone and Jackie McDermott and it was edited by Callie Wright. The Decoder music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Our Sr Audio Director is Andrew Marino and our Executive Producer is Eleanor Donovan.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Soccer Cards United
87. Luber in the backyard, Messi under the microscope, AC Milan on the verge.

Soccer Cards United

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 68:07


Welcome to Episode 87 of SC Utd. This week: the podcast is also available on YouTube. You can get in touch on Twitter @SoccerCardsUtd, follow us on Instagram @SoccerCardsUnited, or email us soccercardsunited@gmail.com. Your questions, comments and suggestions could and probably will be featured on the show if you reach out to us! Please rate and review the podcast on Apple Podcasts or out loud on the street to passers-by. The music for the show is: Modern Jazz Samba by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4063-modern-jazz-samba License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses

#5Things
Running On Vibes

#5Things

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 26:44


Instagram tests NFT display options, Elon Musk unveils his new plans to Twitter investors, TikTok shares insights into emerging gaming trends and more on this weeks' #5Things! The Things: Elon Musk unveils plans for Twitter Instagram to test NFT display options Podcasting to become a $4 Billion Industry by 2024 New Study based on 14,000 campaigns outlines Snapchat Best Practices TikTok shares insights into emerging gaming trends Sources: NYT, The Verge, Instagram, Social Media Today, TikTok Hosts: Joey Scarillo, Amanda Davis, and Tommy Boyce Email us: Podcasts@Grey.com

Reset
The crypto crash

Reset

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 13:44


Meme stocks, crypto, and fintech are in their flop era, and it would be funny, except that they're dragging real people down with them. Liz Loppato from The Verge explains. Read Liz's story: https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/11/23067404/meme-stocks-gamestop-crypto-sell Today's episode was produced by Taylor Maycan, engineered by Melissa Pons (Hemlock Creek Productions) and hosted by Adam Clark Estes. Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! bit.ly/givepodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Solidaris
Dret a l'avortament: ni universal, ni assegurat

Solidaris

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 72:13


Recode Decode with Kara Swisher
Vergecast: Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Google I/O 2022

Recode Decode with Kara Swisher

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 32:32


Google I/O was this week and Nilay Patel and David Pierce had a chance to sit down with Google CEO Sundar Pichai to talk about the event and the products that were announced. This interview was recorded for The Vergecast, another podcast from The Verge. You can listen to The Vergecast wherever you get your podcasts – or just click here. We hope you enjoyed the interview. Decoder will be back again on Tuesday with an all new episode. See you then. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Leafs Convo
Hype And Hope With The Leafs On The Verge Once Again

The Leafs Convo

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 41:15


Thanks for listening! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theleafsconvo/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theleafsconvo/support

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT
Episode 371: Smart screws and massive IoT

The Internet of Things Podcast - Stacey On IoT

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 61:32


This week's show was recorded a few hours before the annual Google I/O event so we didn't discuss the new Pixel Watch, but we do discuss Google's thoughts on the Matter smart home standard from an article in The Verge, which Kevin also tied to a discussion about Sonos launching its own voice assistant. Then … Continue reading Episode 371: Smart screws and massive IoT The post Episode 371: Smart screws and massive IoT appeared first on IoT Podcast - Internet of Things.

Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots
422: Verge HealthTech Fund with Joseph Mocanu

Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 36:52


Joseph Mocanu is Co-founder and Managing Director of Verge HealthTech Fund, which invests globally in seed-stage healthcare technology startups relevant to emerging Asia that focus on disease prevention and management, digital therapies, and health system efficiency. Chad talks with Joseph about the healthcare landscape in different places of the world, funding criteria for companies, and how the pandemic has changed prospects for the fund and the market in general. Verge HealthTech Fund (https://www.vergehc.com/) Follow Verge HealthTech Fund on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/verge-healthtech-fund-i/). Follow Joseph on Twitter (https://twitter.com/jmocanu) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmocanu/). Follow thoughtbot on Twitter (https://twitter.com/thoughtbot) or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/150727/). Become a Sponsor (https://thoughtbot.com/sponsorship) of Giant Robots! Transcript: CHAD: This is the Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots Podcast, where we explore the design, development, and business of great products. I'm your host, Chad Pytel, and with me today is Joseph Mocanu, Co-founder and Managing Director of Verge HealthTech Fund, which invests globally in seed-stage healthcare technology startups relevant to emerging Asia that focus on disease prevention and management, digital therapies, and health system efficiency. Joseph, thank you for joining me. JOSEPH: Thanks so much, Chad, for having me. CHAD: So you have been focused on emerging Asia healthtech for a little while both at Verge HealthTech Fund, and prior to that, how did you get involved in this space? JOSEPH: I wish I had a really cool, deliberate story that made it sound like it was a smooth transition from point A to point B. But I simply have to owe it to an opportunity to transfer to the region through my old employer which is Oliver Wyman, a global management consultancy. So I joined this consultancy in 2011 after doing my Ph.D. and MBA really to understand how to be a better investor, which, again, sounds a little bit backwards. But I had worked at a hedge fund in China just after my MBA, and I learned that they use management consulting techniques to add value to their portfolio companies. And I thought that's a great skill to learn. And it'd be great to even learn it in English and doing it in healthcare 100% of the time. So I had joined Oliver Wyman in 2011 in Toronto office back home, where I spent a lot of my life. And they asked me one day if I wanted to transfer to the Singapore office to help start healthcare over there. And when I went to Singapore, of course, it's this futuristic city, really well planned. It's got a lot of fine names and a reputation globally of being a modern cosmopolitan place to do business. Some people refer to it as Asia-lite. But the surrounding areas have a lot of issues when it comes to their health systems. I knew this from an academic perspective, having studied about the region before moving to Singapore but seeing it firsthand was a completely different experience. At the time, I was working for primarily pharmaceutical clients, helping them with market access and other commercially relevant activities. And they were faced with a fundamental challenge of trying to sell their product, which was usually placed in the premium category to markets that had difficulty affording this. And not only did it have difficulty affording this, it had difficulty in delivering it as well as in using the product appropriately, making sure it gets to the patients when it's needed at the right time, at the right dose. And so they were looking for partners. They were looking for partners on the ground that could assist with this delivery education, the technology, and the financing around it as well. Now, there was a real shortage of said partners on the ground. At the same time, there were also insurance companies that wanted to expand their business. They also realized that the policies tended to be a bit simple, and they tended to resemble one another across competitors. And also, to manage increasing claims, they had a tendency to increase the premium that they charged. This was not possible to do indefinitely. And at some point, they needed to actually manage the medical conditions, which you're probably seeing more and more of in the U.S. and in Western markets, less so of in this part of the world. And then lastly, you had conglomerates and investors who said, "Hey, we hear healthcare is going to be a pretty hot field. How do we get started? How do we invest?" And all of this basically set me on a mission of target hunting. And during the course of this, well, I met a lot of interesting companies, a lot of them really, really early in their journey and really too small for any of my clients to find a meaningful way to engage with them. And unfortunately, they couldn't get to the point where they are relevant and large enough to engage with without a lot of capital. This is where, you know, you'd have a nice investment ecosystem coming in to fill in the gaps. This, unfortunately, did not really exist at the time. And I had the hubris of thinking that I could do something about it by being an angel investor and starting to support these founders directly, which, thankfully, seemed to work to a certain degree. It worked to the point where one day, I woke up, and I realized I had 13 angel investments, 9 of which were in healthcare technology, and not a lot of money left in my bank account to do other things with. CHAD: Uh-oh. [laughs] JOSEPH: Yeah. And at the same time, I also realized that the work that those founders are doing is a whole lot more impactful than me sitting up until 3:00 o'clock in the morning every night writing PowerPoint slides or begging analysts to write the PowerPoint slides that would more or less sit and collect dust on my clients' shelves for various reasons. So I came to the realization that I need to do this full time. I didn't have, you know, $10 million in my pocket as reference to spending all my money on angel investments. So I realized that I have to use other people's money, and the way to do that is to join a fund. Now, the problem with that idea is that there weren't any funds that were doing this, like really, really early investing in healthtech companies in the region that was really geared to helping solve some of these really big access challenges. So then I realized I had to start a VC fund that did this and only this. So that's really kind of a long-winded introduction as to how I got started with this. CHAD: Yeah, I want to come back to the process of actually starting a VC fund in a bit. But I'm curious, were the companies that you were doing angel investment in and now doing seed-stage investment in do they tend to be local companies, or do they tend to be international companies that are planning to solve a problem locally? JOSEPH: It's funny you ask that. At the beginning, they were local. Well, actually, if I really were to take a step back, the very first angel investment I made was for a mentee, and she was based in Toronto. But I'd say that the first true angel investment I made, you know, it was in Singapore, first and foremost, because I was there. And then I started branching out. I started making investments in the Philippines. I started looking at companies in Taiwan and other parts. And actually, that opened my eyes to the fact that there may be other companies around the world that are trying to solve a problem that may not necessarily be in my own backyard. So I started to, you know, cheekily, I sent my wife to tech conferences around the world. And she herself is an entrepreneur from the tech industry; hardware was her specialty. And we started identifying companies from all over the world. And the second angel investment where I was the very first investor was actually from a company in South Africa with similar challenges. So the things that we saw as major health system deficiencies or maybe shortages in infrastructure and human capital were very much true not just in Southeast Asia but in a lot of parts of the world. And we noticed that while there were different reasons for why they ended up in that position, the outcome was similar. CHAD: I'm not sure that everyone listening has a good sense of what the healthcare landscape actually looks like in these different places of the world. So let's take insurance, for example; what is the insurance landscape, generally speaking, in Southeast Asian countries? JOSEPH: So, in Southeast Asia, we do have insurers. I mean, private insurance is certainly there. But it's just not -- CHAD: Do most companies have public insurance, too, like universal healthcare? JOSEPH: That depends on which country you're in. Now, the one interesting thing about our entire region is that they've all committed to universal healthcare coverage. I would say that the implementation thereof has been heterogeneous; let's put it that way. Out of Southeast Asian countries that are not Singapore, I'd say that Thailand probably has the strongest public healthcare system. And in fact, they even do health technology assessments, which is really looking at the true cost-effectiveness of a new intervention versus what's currently done in practice to make decisions as to whether they're going to pay for it. And they cover a pretty high percentage of their population with this. And then there are other places where the financing mechanisms are in place, but you don't necessarily have the doctors or the hospitals where they need to be to address the needs of the population. Still, we are dealing with places that are not fully urbanized. And in fact, a good deal of the population is still working on the pharm, basically. One of the other complexities of our region is that just between the Philippines and Indonesia, which together has a combined population of 380 million at least, maybe it's 390 now, you've got 25,000 islands, and not all of those islands tend to hold major tier-one cities, even though they can hold a lot of people. And if there is one thing about healthcare that seems to be a universal truth is that highly skilled workers like to live in the rich cities. CHAD: And so what I'm hearing is that on an individual island, if there's not a major city there, the access to the actual healthcare might be really limited. JOSEPH: That is exactly it. CHAD: In these economies in these countries, it's typical to have private insurance layered on top. But the pharmas probably aren't doing that, right? JOSEPH: Oh, no, no, unfortunately not. There are some pilots of trying to do co-ops or collective insurance or micro-insurance policies. But again, when you look at the amount of premium that they could pay in, the kind of coverage they get is pretty basic. CHAD: So, how does that landscape influence the solutions that startups are creating? JOSEPH: Well, first and foremost, you've got to try to get some sort of mechanism by which you can seek care without having to travel too much. And I think that concept is extremely familiar to all of us thanks to the global pandemic that I hope we're coming out of right now, although there's always a new strain surprising us. The idea of basic telemedicine is one that can have a great deal of impact in these populations. But even before that, just understanding the importance of healthcare, like, what the concept of healthcare is, what the concept of the modern medical system is, is something that a fair number of people never really had awareness of. And I'll call out an example country, and I try not to call out too many examples. But Indonesia did a really good job of educating people about the concept of healthcare when they promoted their universal healthcare coverage. Even if they didn't have the ability to deliver it as well as they wanted to or as widespread as they wanted to, at least they got people paying attention to this concept called health. So awareness is really the first step. The second challenge is all right, so you know health exists. When do you know when you need it? Where are you going to find a doctor? How do you know if a doctor is even good? And how do you know that the products that you're going to get are appropriate? So there are so many challenges that you have to face when you are in a lack of access situation. CHAD: I assume you're getting pitched on a lot of ideas coming to your fund, a lot of startups. Correct me if that's wrong. [laughs] JOSEPH: No, no, that's absolutely true. So one of the blessings and curses of being one of the very few super early-stage healthtech venture funds out there is that there aren't many of us out there. And when we started...let's just put it this way, if I could find a fund that was doing what I wanted to do, I would have sent my CV in, and I couldn't. And starting a fund was basically the last thing I wanted to do, having never worked at a VC before or ever raised money in my life before. So I still think that we are the only truly global impact-oriented seed - I hate the term pre-seed, but I'll use it because of the audience's familiarity with it- investment fund out there right now for healthtech. So by virtue of that, we do see a lot of companies. CHAD: So what are some of the criteria? JOSEPH: So I'd say some of the criteria that we look for is number one, are you solving a real problem? And we define a real problem by the breadth of the problem, like, how many people are suffering from it or how systemic is this problem if it's an infrastructural one? And depth being how severe is this problem: is it life or death, or is it a minor inconvenience? So first and foremost, it's got to be solving a real problem. Second, it's really around the team. You need a lot of clinical, technical, and commercial experience in order to pull off a healthtech startup successfully. And even before that, we want to understand why are you doing this? Because this is not easy. I'd say on a scale of 1 to 10, doing a startup is like an eight, and then doing a healthtech startup is like an 11. It's slow; it's technical, it's regulated, it's super risky. And health systems are very pathway-dependent in the intent to not have many things in common with one another. So it is really, really hard. So we want to know the motivation. Are you going to stick through the thick and thin, or are you doing this healthtech startup because you think healthtech is cool or hot this particular period in the market cycle? So that's another criterion. Another criterion is, well, what's your edge? I mean, okay, you can have a great team, and I think that is definitely a prerequisite. You can solve a problem. But do you have something that could make sure that you are going to be competitive and remain competitive? CHAD: Given the barriers to market entry that you just outlined, do most of the companies that you're investing in have any sort of traction already in the market, or where are they in the product development or business development cycle? JOSEPH: I'm going to give the ultimate cop-out answer of it depends. CHAD: [laughs] Yeah. JOSEPH: But I will qualify that by saying it depends on whether it's hardware or software, and it depends whether it's regulated or non-regulated. So if you are a software company that's unregulated so, what does this mean? It could be like a marketplace. It could be health education. It could be some telemedicine in a loosely regulated market. We'd really like to see user traction. We'd really like to see revenue even. However, if you're a device company and you need to get FDA before you can earn a single dollar, we're okay with it being a science experiment or a prototype on the table as long as the science part of it has been de-risked. So if we know that the fundamental scientific principles are sound, then we're willing to take the productization and regulatory risk because we've been through this journey ourselves. CHAD: And also, you said a team is really important, so if it's a team that has never gone through that before, that's less attractive than a team that has done it before, I assume. JOSEPH: Yeah, absolutely. However, one of the challenges is that outside of the U.S., certain European markets in Israel, it's really difficult to find a team that's gone through the entire medical device development process before. So you are going to rely heavily on your professional service providers, consultants, advisors, other investors who've done this before. And as long as you have at least a path to getting to a point where you can unlock and utilize that expertise, that's okay. But if you don't, then that's a really, really big risk. Mid-Roll Ad I wanted to tell you all about something I've been working on quietly for the past year or so, and that's AgencyU. AgencyU is a membership-based program where I work one-on-one with a small group of agency founders and leaders toward their business goals. We do one-on-one coaching sessions and also monthly group meetings. We start with goal setting, advice, and problem-solving based on my experiences over the last 18 years of running thoughtbot. As we progress as a group, we all get to know each other more. And many of the AgencyU members are now working on client projects together and even referring work to each other. Whether you're struggling to grow an agency, taking it to the next level and having growing pains, or a solo founder who just needs someone to talk to, in my 18 years of leading and growing thoughtbot, I've seen and learned from a lot of different situations, and I'd be happy to work with you. Learn more and sign up today at thoughtbot.com/agencyu. That's A-G-E-N-C-Y, the letter U. CHAD: Earlier, you said FDA. FDA is a United States thing. Do most countries in Southeast Asia have a local regulatory agency like the FDA that things need to be approved through? JOSEPH: Yep, every single one. The question is, what's the process to go through that? Generally speaking, the FDA, as well as the European equivalent, which is the CE Mark, are used as predicates in order to kind of shortcut the process, make it go a little bit faster. Because then you don't have to create a bunch of new work or get the local regulator to really try to do things that they're unfamiliar with. CHAD: You said it's fairly rare for teams to have concrete experience doing that in the local market. Does that mean that most of these markets have been served by, I don't know, large companies previously? JOSEPH: Yeah, and still are. A fair number of emerging markets don't even have the manufacturing capability to even do local production, so they require a lot of importation. I'd say that this is a different case when it comes to generic pharmaceuticals and maybe vaccines and some consumables. But complex devices and biologics are generally manufactured in more developed markets or larger economies. CHAD: Yeah. Well, you mentioned the pandemic, and I'm curious how the pandemic has changed either your prospects for the fund but also the market in general. JOSEPH: I would say, again, it's both a blessing and a curse. So during the start of the pandemic, there was a great deal of societal and economic uncertainty around where are we going to be as a species in six months? And I remember early 2020; it was kind of these Hollywood movies that would paint this kind of semi-apocalyptic picture of where we're going to end up. And as a consequence, people really puckered up and stopped investing in things. I would say that the other side of it is now much of the world understands what it's like to not have access to quality healthcare or even access to healthcare. You see people not going to the hospital for things that they ought to and then suffering the consequences at home, like, let's say, not going for that heart checkup, and then you having a heart attack at home and passing when you otherwise wouldn't have. Or even cancer patients having to delay their therapy because the hospital is just too full. So this concept of telemedicine which has always been resisted by both the payers and providers for being infeasible, or inaccurate, or impossible to fund properly, suddenly had to be done. And the concept of telemedicine is fairly old. I mean, how else would you treat your astronauts in space in the '60s if they got sick? So this is something that NASA thought of and invented and implemented, you know, decades and decades ago. And finally, this came forward. And I was pleasantly surprised to see...and again, I'll quote the U.S. here where The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services or CMS actually reimbursed a bunch of remote procedure codes, which is pretty amazing. And I think that was opening Pandora's Box. There's no going back from that. So I think telemedicine is absolutely here to stay. And the real challenge now is really how to make it more user-friendly, how to improve it, how to improve the decisions that come from it. I really don't think it's going back. And as a consequence of this, it's really benefited a lot of our startups that were trying to build this remote-connected future anyway. CHAD: Has there also been an influx of those kinds of startups? JOSEPH: Absolutely. I would say that there has been a veritable Cambrian explosion of startups where everyone and their uncle is starting a healthtech startup as well as a healthtech fund. I see a lot of new funds coming up promising to invest in this space. So I think it's good in that there's going to be a lot of really new ideas, and hopefully, it's going to improve the standard of care for everyone around the world. But at the same time, it is creating a lot of noise, and it's becoming increasingly difficult to filter through that. CHAD: Do the solutions tend to be local? I guess the nature of my question was, you know, like messaging apps. [laughs] Different countries have different popular messaging apps. What do you see as the penetration of different telemedicine solutions in the different countries? Do you think it's going to be, oh, you know, this is popular in this country? Or do you think it's possible for one company to come in and really have a significant impact in the market across multiple markets? JOSEPH: Yeah, I think it's eventually going to be the latter. So at the start, you do see that you have your national champions. And like instant messaging apps, it's kind of like a 90-10 rule where the number 1 player takes 90% of the market, number 2 takes most of what's left, and then number 3 player caters to some niche or another. And I see two competing forces here; one is, yes, there may be a big player like Babylon or Crew who comes in and rolls up everything backed by heaps of capital. But the other thing could also be that all the health systems start saying, "You know what? Why are we working with an external company? Why don't we just develop all these capabilities ourselves and then keep the patient captive?" And you are starting to see middleware providers who are basically providing that telemedicine layer, white-labeling it, or giving API access to the providers themselves, the legacy providers themselves, and then allowing them to do that. And I actually saw this statistic...I don't know how accurate it was, but I saw a chart in the U.S. that white-labeled or internal telemedicine consults exceeded the number of Teladoc consultations, which is the largest platform in the U.S., at some point last year. CHAD: I'm wondering, do you know if Teladoc uses Twilio? JOSEPH: I really should know the answer to that question, but unfortunately, I do not. CHAD: Because my sense is the real winner in this game might be companies like Twilio because I think everyone is using them. [laughs] JOSEPH: That makes a ton of sense. So when we do look at some investments, we actually want to invest in middleware because why duke it out to be the platform when you're the utility provider? CHAD: So let's turn our attention to the actual creation of the fund. And I know you just opened your second fund last month, right? JOSEPH: Actually, this month. I mean, last month was the paperwork, but it takes time for stuff to get approved. CHAD: Yeah, fair enough. So you already said actually starting a fund was, I think you said, the last thing on earth that you wanted to do. Why was that the last thing you wanted to do? JOSEPH: Frankly, it was a whole lot more uncertainty than I was prepared to handle at the time. And I was either blessed or cursed with this momentary clarity of purpose where I knew with all my being that this is what I wanted to do with myself for, if not the rest of my life, a very long time. And the only alternative, or rather the only choice to pursue this at the time, was really starting a fund. So that's what I had to do, right? CHAD: And how large was the first fund? JOSEPH: It was pretty small; it was $7.6 million, which in local currency equates to a nice number of just above 10 million sings. CHAD: And where did you...I'm going to ask where that ended up coming from. But in terms of the mechanics of actually starting a fund, what did that look like? JOSEPH: Well, it depends on each market. But typically, what happens is you need to first have permission from the regulator in order to actually start and run a fund. So in Singapore, you need to apply for a venture capital fund management license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore. That's what had to be done first, and we got that approved in a pretty good time, actually. I think we might have captured a lull period because now, with all the funds coming out, I've heard the queue is months long in some cases. And then came the business of incorporating the fund itself and then starting to draft all the legal paperwork, the conditions, the private memorandum or prospectus, depending on which geography and how regulated you are, that you show around to investors once they've expressed interest in learning substantially more details about your fund beyond what a simple PowerPoint deck or a casual coffee conversation can yield. And then you start collecting commitments, and then you start collecting the money. And at some point, you have enough money to say, all right, we'll do a close or first close, and that then gives you permission to start deploying that money into investments. And some funds they'll only do one close, some funds will do a first close, and then a final close when they get the rest of the money in or some money committed and then calling the rest of it to come in. Or some will do multiple closes just so that they have the ability to keep deploying continuously while they're doing this fundraising process. And in our case, we were doing rolling closes. So we would close every few months, and we'd continue to deploy. And by the time we finished fundraising, we actually already had nine companies out of the 15 that we have in our portfolio done. So it really depends on all sorts of different factors, which we probably don't have that much time to get into. And I risk perhaps putting my foot in my mouth and misspeaking if I give too many examples. CHAD: [laughs] When it comes to starting a fund, how cookie-cutter is it? Or do you find yourself having to create everything from scratch, all the legal documents, whatever platform you might be...or access you might be giving to the people who are contributing to the fund? JOSEPH: I'd say, again, it depends where you are. I think in the U.S. and especially with the advent of great service providers platforms like AngelList and Assure, it is super cookie-cutter. In our part of the world, I still think it's somewhat cookie-cutter, but we got a little too cute. CHAD: [chuckles] JOSEPH: We thought, okay, it's our first time doing a fund. I've been an LP in other funds. What did I wish I had as an LP? And as a consequence, we introduced some hurdle rates of tiered carry, and even zero carry if we don't hit a certain return. And all that really did was just create more questions from the investors. So we should have probably done it as cookie-cutter as possible in hindsight. CHAD: So I often hear from founders who talk about how it's important to have a VC fund behind you that you agree with, and want to work with, and are excited about, and that can be value additive. Do you need, as someone raising a fund, do you need to consider things like that or other things when it comes to the people you're taking money from the fund? JOSEPH: Absolutely. Maybe knock on wood here, but our relative inexperience when starting a fund probably selected out all the folks who might not have gotten along with us anyway. And the fact that we're pretty straightforward and direct with what we want to do in our objectives probably helped with that selection process as well on the positive side. But I absolutely, absolutely can recommend having that alignment of values and mission with those who are on the journey with you for a good decade. It's like getting married, right? CHAD: Yeah. Well, so when you're planning a fund and thinking about time horizons, is a decade what you're thinking about? JOSEPH: Yeah, all things considered. So our fund lifetime was eight years from final close. But still, it takes time to raise the fund and plan the fund, and you have people that are on board even before the fund begins. So it is a decade-long relationship, at least. And then some of the larger funds because they want to have a longer investment period, will push that out even further where they're going to be a 10-year fund from final close. And if you have enough of your portfolio that hasn't exited yet but still has some value to be uncovered, you may ask your investors to extend the fund life even further. So this is a supremely long relationship that you have. And aside from evergreen funds that don't have a fund lifetime, I think this is about as long as it gets, although I have seen some people float the idea of a 20-year fund or a 50-year fund, but that's really not widely practiced. I think five years is the fastest I've seen, and ten seems to be the average. CHAD: Where did that first fund come from? How did you drum up the interest and decide who would be a part of it? JOSEPH: It's really the folks who have known me the longest or worked with me. So you know how they say when you're raising money for a startup, you get it from the three F's, Friends, Family, and Fools? For funds and for first-time fund managers, I think it's a pretty analogous group of people, although I don't think we have any fools. CHAD: [laughs] JOSEPH: And, unfortunately, don't have family either. So it's really all friends, old co-workers, old clients, and then the people that they introduced us to. There were some serendipitous moments where people liked what I said at a conference, or we asked a tough question. And people asked, "Well, how can you ask such a tough question?" Then they got to know us and then decide to invest from there. But majority of it was just introductions, warm introductions. We never did any cold emails. CHAD: Have there been any exits in the first fund? JOSEPH: Not just yet. We do come in as either the first or second investor in these companies. So there is quite a long journey that we expect before we, you know, see some exits. There may be some this year. But if I look back at my angel investments, there was only real serious talk of an exit at the six-year mark for one of the companies that's doing really well. And even that exit turned out to be just another, you know, the investor changed their mind, and instead of buying the company, they decided to just invest more money into it. So this is a long journey. CHAD: Yeah, definitely. Did that make putting together the second fund any harder, or is that what everyone expects? JOSEPH: I am cautiously optimistic because we're still so early in our journey that the only folks we've really spoken with are the ones who invested in our first fund or passed on our first fund because they don't back first-time fund managers. They come to expect that your second fund is built on the momentum of the first fund. And it's really your third fund that's built on the exit and actual realized track record of your first fund. CHAD: That makes sense. What do you think is next for Verge HealthTech? JOSEPH: Well, first things first, we got to get started with the second fund and see if we can build something to scale. I mean, the first fund was an experiment. It was a small fund, you know. Could we build the world's seed-stage global impact healthtech fund on basically a shoestring? And the second fund is now let's take everything that we wish we had for the first fund and scale it up so bigger initial ticket sizes because we want to own more, the ability to follow on properly, the ability to do more deals, which requires a much bigger team which we now have. As well as to go back and support the winners of our first fund as well as some of the companies that maybe we made a mistake on and passed but still have a strong enough relationship to revisit and get them on the next round or the round after that, or just new companies that the market has moved. You know, the area that we might have been really interested in at the seed stage is now a pre-A stage or an A stage. So that's really what we want to do with the second one. And it would be amazing to see where this goes. I'm thrilled that we actually have, well, I think, one of the best healthtech investment teams in the world; maybe I'm slightly biased with this. CHAD: [laughs] JOSEPH: And I'm excited to see what we can do together. CHAD: That's great. Well, I wish you the best. And I really appreciate you for stopping by and sharing with us. If folks want to follow along with you or get in touch with you, where are the best places for them to do that? JOSEPH: Probably LinkedIn is the best way to do it. Also, I have a blog on Medium, which I'm sure can be linked in the show notes. I've been really bad...I've been traveling intensely in the past half-year. But I promise my next blog post will be interesting. CHAD: [laughs] JOSEPH: Because I just got back from Rwanda and Saudi Arabia, which are two very, very different countries, however, with a great emphasis on improving healthcare, especially on the digital side. CHAD: Well, that's exciting. So folks definitely can find the links for that in the notes, which you can find the notes; you can subscribe to the show and a full transcript of the episode at giantrobots.fm. If you have questions or comments, email us at hosts@giantrobots.fm. And you can find me on Twitter at @cpytel. This podcast is brought to you by thoughtbot and produced and edited by Mandy Moore. Thanks for listening, and see you next time. ANNOUNCER: This podcast was brought to you by thoughtbot. thoughtbot is your expert design and development partner. Let's make your product and team a success. Special Guest: Joseph Mocanu.

The Vergecast
How Google is trying to make ambient computing work

The Vergecast

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 24:01


Google has big visions for the future of computing. It's working on building what it calls an ambient computer: a virtual helper that can accomplish anything, anywhere, any way you want. But that vision won't come easy. Ahead of Google's I/O developer conference, The Verge sat down with some of Google's most important executives to talk about the company's vision, its new hardware and software, and how the company is changing to build the future it imagines. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Wireless Future
29. Six 6G Technologies: The cases for and against

Wireless Future

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 61:46


The research towards 6G is intense and many new technology components are being proposed by academia and industry. In this episode, Erik G. Larsson and Emil Björnson identify the key selling points of six of these 6G technologies. They discuss the potential for major breakthroughs and what the main challenges are. The episode covers: 1) Semantic communications; 2) Distributed/cell-free Massive MIMO; 3) Reconfigurable intelligent surfaces; 4) Full-duplex radios; 5) Joint communication and sensing; and 6) Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM). The following paper is mentioned: “Is Orbital Angular Momentum (OAM) Based Radio Communication an Unexploited Area?” by Edfors and Johansson (https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/ws/files/4023050/2339120.pdf). Music: On the Verge by Joseph McDade. Visit Erik's website https://liu.se/en/employee/erila39 and Emil's website https://ebjornson.com/

The Health Ranger Report
DIESELGEDDON - Citizens' Log - May 11th, 2022 - America's diesel supply on verge of catastrophic collapse

The Health Ranger Report

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 79:40


0:00 DIESELGEDDON 26:45 Heat or Eat 46:32 Finance For more updates, visit: http://www.brighteon.com/channel/hrreport NaturalNews videos would not be possible without you, as always we remain passionately dedicated to our mission of educating people all over the world on the subject of natural healing remedies and personal liberty (food freedom, medical freedom, the freedom of speech, etc.). Together, we're helping create a better world, with more honest food labeling, reduced chemical contamination, the avoidance of toxic heavy metals and vastly increased scientific transparency. ▶️ Every dollar you spend at the Health Ranger Store goes toward helping us achieve important science and content goals for humanity: https://www.healthrangerstore.com/ ▶️ Sign Up For Our Newsletter: https://www.naturalnews.com/Readerregistration.html ▶️ Brighteon: https://www.brighteon.com/channels/hrreport ▶️ Join Our Social Network: https://brighteon.social/@HealthRanger ▶️ Check In Stock Products at: https://PrepWithMike.com

90MinuteCynic | Football Podcast
The Cynic Weekly – On the Verge

90MinuteCynic | Football Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 88:15


The Cynic Weekly – The original 90 Minute Cynic Podcast.In today's episode host Louis McCaffrey is joined by a panel of Chris Sermanni and Lorenzo Pacitti.The panel start by discussing todays press conference, which leads into a debate on expectations for Celtic in European competition . We look back at the game against Hearts and discuss player and team performance. We finish by looking ahead to the games versus Dundee United and Motherwell.The full press conference from today is available straight after the show.Our Intro music is from Glasgow band – The Cherry Wave.

The Daily Dive
Your Next Covid Booster Shot Could Be a Nasal Vaccine

The Daily Dive

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 20:02


Researchers are constantly working on new vaccine delivery methods for Covid and are hoping that nasal vaccines could be better at preventing transmission and infection.  Several candidates are in the works and in early clinical trials but the hope is that it could work better by taking hold in mucus membranes where the virus enters the body.  Karen Weintraub, health reporter at USA Today, joins us for how you next booster could be taken up the nose.   Next, many people took advantage of programs that paused federal student loan payments and interest and saved money or put it into other financial priorities.  But there were also some that remained diligent and continued to make payments as they could.  The result for them was being able to pay off completely or a huge chunk of their federal loans.  For those that did pay them off, now it's about building new savings since this debt is now gone.  Julia Carpenter, reporter at the WSJ, joins us for more.   Finally, less than six months ago, Netflix launched a website called Tudum that was supposed to build more fandom for their properties.  Billed as place to offer news about shows, in-depth interviews, and exclusives, they site has had to lay off employees already.  Current and former employees say that it suffered from lack of direction and strategy.  Mia Sato, reporter at The Verge, joins us for what happened at Tudum. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Recode Decode with Kara Swisher
Can automation fight the great resignation? UiPath CEO Daniel Dines thinks so

Recode Decode with Kara Swisher

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 70:07


Today Nilay Patel talking to Daniel Dines, the founder and CEO of UiPath, one of the biggest automation companies in the world. But not the automation you might think; UiPath sells software automation, or what consultants call “robotic process automation” so they can sound fancy and charge higher fees. UiPath and other software automation companies have a different approach to solving issues with your legacy software: just hire another computer to use software for you. Seriously: UiPath uses computer vision to literally look at what's on a screen, and then uses a virtual mouse and keyboard to click around and do things in apps like Excel and Salesforce. The automations can be mundane, like generating lists of people to contact from public records, or intensely complicated: UiPath can actually monitor how different software is used throughout a company and suggest automations. Huge companies like Uber, Facebook, Spotify, and Google all use UIPath. Links: The robots are coming for your office UiPath AI Computer Vision Transcript: https://www.theverge.com/e/22828061 Credits: Decoder is a production of The Verge, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network. Today's episode was produced by Creighton DeSimone and Jackie McDermott and it was edited by Callie Wright. The Decoder music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Our Sr Audio Director is Andrew Marino and our Executive Producer is Eleanor Donovan.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

ESPN FC
Haaland on Verge of Man City Move

ESPN FC

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 57:23


The FC crew discuss reports surrounding Erling Haaland making his long-anticipated move to Manchester City and discuss whether this transfer is beneficial to the competitiveness of the Premier League in the long run. Plus, the panel argue over Pep and Klopp's comments on whether more fans prefer Liverpool to win the Premier League than Manchester City and debate whether UEFA should implement single-legged semifinals in the Champions League. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

That's Cool News | A weekly breakdown of positive Science & Tech news.
106. Portal Starlink, Investment in Battery Recycling, Device Detecting Skin Cancer

That's Cool News | A weekly breakdown of positive Science & Tech news.

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 24:42


Starlink's new Portability feature brings internet to vanlifers - The Verge (01:02) Starlink's internet-from-SpaceX service has gone mobile with a new Portability feature.It costs an additional $25 each month, on top of monthly subscriptions that already start at $110 after a one-time hit of $599 to purchase the Starlink kit. Starlink subscribers can now take their “dishy” anywhere on their home continent that provides active internet coverage. That opens up connectivity to remote places that will likely never be covered by 5G  Starlink doesn't support use while driving yet, but the company says it's actively working on a solution for moving vehicles. Musk has previously tweeted about working on a power-efficient solution that can plug into a car's 12V cigarette lighter and still maintain connectivity. Starlink reportedly draws between 60-70W, an improvement on the 80-100W draw from just a year ago. Starlink is offering Portability on a “best effort basis,” the company says, with users at their registered service addresses receiving priority for network resources.   Rocket Lab launched and recovered a rocket mid-air in a world first | Interesting Engineering (05:31) Rocket Lab, a private aerospace firm, launched a Rocket Lab Electron rocket from Launch Complex 1A on Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand, at roughly 6:48 PM EDTPayload of 34 picosatellites and cubesats into orbit Less than 30 minutes after launch, the rocket's first stage was actually caught mid-air by a flying helicopter.They captured the rocket's drogue chute line. A few seconds after recovering the rocket, the helicopter pilot opted to release the rocket — which plummeted into the deep blue ocean, where it was picked up by a ship  From a tweet from Reuters' Joey Roulette: “Rocket Lab's Murielle Baker says the helicopter pilots [decided] to drop the rocket booster in the ocean after noticing "different load characteristics" than what they experienced during previous testing” Murielle Baker is Rocket Labs' Senior Communications Adviser This is real, it's happening. A flying helicopter successfully caught a first-stage booster rocket, in mid-air. This may not have been a full recovery and reuse of the rocket, but Rocket Lab has just taken us a major step closer to comparatively cheap ways of recycling used booster engines.   Lithium-ion recycler Li-Cycle lands $200 million to power future EVs | TechCrunch (09:54) Metals and fossil fuels behemoth Glencore is pumping $200 million into battery recycler Li-Cycle as part of a larger, symbiotic supply deal inked by the two firms. The Swiss materials giant, Glencore, will ship burnt-out batteries and scraps to Li-Cycle, which will recover the high-demand metals so they can be reused in electric vehicle batteries and other applications. Li-Cycle's Process:Shred spent batteries and use a water-based system, known as hydrometallurgical processing, to begin to break down the batteries. Hydrometallurgy involve the use of aqueous solutions for the recovery of metals from ores, concentrates, and recycled or residual materials In Li-Cycle's own hubs, they separate black mass into a variety of materials, including those that can be used to make new lithium-ion batteries. In this partnership, Glencore will be providing Li-Cycle with black mass for processing as well as manufacturing scrap. Securing a supply of scrap could be advantageous for the startup since it is easier to recycle than whole batteries. Why is Glencore doing this?Glencore has been advancing efforts to boost recycling of the batteries that power electric vehicles, including its  plans to build a U.K. plant as part of a deal to help Britishvolt Ltd. develop Britain's first large-scale EV battery plant. Electric automakers, mining companies and chemical suppliers are racing to control more supplies of materials that are key to transitioning the world to cleaner energy sources.Car manufacturers and industry analysts expect recycled batteries to play a vital role in addressing supply constraints over the long term. Why is battery recycling important?An estimated 62,000 tons of used EV and stationary storage packs reached their end of life last year, and that will rise to 4 million tons by 2035, according to BloombergNEF, Bloomberg's energy and data analysis unit.   Lunar Soil Can Be Used To Generate Oxygen and Fuel for Moon Astronauts   | SciTechDaily (14:17) Soil on the moon contains active compounds that can convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and fuels, according to a new study by scientists in China. Nanjing University material scientists Yingfang Yao and Zhigang Zou hope to design a system that takes advantage of lunar soil and solar radiation, the two most abundant resources on the moon.  After analyzing the lunar soil brought back by China's Chang'e 5 spacecraft, their research team found the sample contains compounds—including iron-rich and titanium-rich substances—that could work as a catalyst to make desired products such as oxygen using sunlight and carbon dioxide. How would this work?Mainly, the system uses lunar soil to electrolyze water extracted from the moon and in astronauts' breathing exhaust into oxygen and hydrogen powered by sunlight. Carbon dioxide exhaled by moon inhabitants is also collected and combined with hydrogen from water electrolysis during a hydrogenation process catalyzed by lunar soil. While the catalytic efficiency of lunar soil is less than catalysts available on Earth, The researchers are testing different approaches to improve the design, such as melting the lunar soil into a nanostructured high-entropy material, which is a better catalyst. In the end, the process yields hydrocarbons such as methane, which could be used as fuel.  The strategy uses no external energy but sunlight to produce a variety of desirable products such as water, oxygen, and fuel that could support life on a moonbase, the researchers say. The team is looking for an opportunity to test the system in space, likely with China's future crewed lunar missions.    New imaging tech promises cheap, handheld skin cancer scanner | New Atlas (19:09) A team of researchers from the Stevens Institute of Technology has demonstrated the effectiveness of a new kind of non-invasive skin cancer detection tool. Leverages a technology called high-resolution millimeter-wave imaging. Initial testing shows that it is 97 percent effective at detecting cancerous tissue and the researchers are now working to miniaturize the system into a low-cost handheld device.The device returns results in about 20 seconds! I should mention that this system was not tested on tissue in a lab, but on human subjects! The researchers recruited 71 patients with 136 suspicious skin lesions. Following assessment with the new high-resolution millimeter-wave imaging device the lesions were biopsied.This preliminary test showed the system had 98 percent specificity (meaning two percent of its results were false positives) and 97 percent sensitivity (meaning it accurately detected all but three percent of malignant cancers). Negar Tavassolian, a researcher working on the project, said their new system is not the first to use sophisticated imaging technology to automatically flag dangerous skin cancers.Those are  big, expensive, and require trained operators. This new technology is proposed to be engineered into a small, handheld device that can be used by doctors as part of a straightforward clinical checkup. Tavassolian states:“We're creating a low-cost device that's as small and as easy to use as a cellphone, so we can bring advanced diagnostics within reach for everyone… That means doctors can integrate accurate diagnostics into routine checkups, and ultimately treat more patients.” The current iteration of the device is far from portable but the researchers are confident handheld millimeter-wave diagnostic devices are possible.Tavassolian predicts within a few years a handheld skin cancer detection device could be manufactured for under US$100.

Locked On Avalanche - Daily Podcast On The Colorado Avalanche
Avalanche on Verge of Another 1st Round Sweep. The Darcy Kuemper Accident...Yes, Accident

Locked On Avalanche - Daily Podcast On The Colorado Avalanche

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 38:25


For the second time in as many years the Colorado Avalanche are on the verge of sweeping their first round opponent. Last year the Avs took care of the St. Louis Blues in four games, this year they could do it to a different division rival in the Nashville Predators. The Avs have been nothing but dominant in this series and there is zero reason to believe that won't continue in game 4. The Avalanche threw 42 shoots on goal in Game 3 and 51 the game prior. That is a lot to ask of a rookie goalie in Ingram, so the question now becomes will Nashville, down 3-0, bring in their star goalie Juuse Saros if he's even somewhat ready to go? The goalie situation for the Avs is in question as well. Ryan Johansen's stick perfectly found it's way between the opening in Kuemper's mask and the results looked scary. Kuemper went down to the ice and did not return. Early reports are things are not as bad as it looked and there is even an outside change Kuemper plays in Game 4. The online reception to believing Johansen intentionally pushed the stick further to try and deliberately injure Kuemper and potentially take away his eyesight is disturbing. Chris and Kyle break it down. Tune in and subscribe! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

HomeKit Insider
Sonos Voice Assistant, Leviton Decora for Older Homes, and Alexa Uses Voice Data for Ads

HomeKit Insider

Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 50:33


Onvis releasing an updated contact sensor with Thread and new 5-button HomeKit controller, Arlo indoor camera gains HomeKit support, Leviton launches no-neutral wire solutions, Sonos releasing entry-level sound bar and its own voice assistant, plus a new report shows Alexa uses voice data for advertising. Send us your HomeKit questions and recommendations with the hashtag homekitinsider. Tweet and follow our hosts at @andrew_osu and @stephenrobles or email us here. Find us in your favorite podcast player by searching for "HomeKit Insider" and support the show by leaving a 5-Star rating and comment in Apple Podcasts. Sponsored by: Hunter Douglas: Take advantage of the Season of Style rebate savings event at: hunterdouglas.com/homekit HomeKit Insider YouTube Channel Subscribe to the HomeKit Insider YouTube Channel and watch our episodes every week! Click here to subscribe. Links from the show Onvis Set to Release New Thread-Enabled Devices Nanoleaf Remote Arlo Essentials Indoor Camera Gets HomeKit Integration Leviton announces HomeKit-enabled Decora home lighting solutions for older homes Report shows that Amazon uses data from Alexa smart speakers to serve targeted ads - The Verge Exclusive: Sonos' next soundbar will be called the Sonos Ray - The Verge Sonos releasing its own privacy-focused voice assistant in June Fibaro Flood, Water & Temperature Sensor Subscribe and listen to our AppleInsider Daily podcast for the latest Apple news Monday through Friday. You can find it on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Those interested in sponsoring the show can reach out to us at: andrew@appleinsider.com

The Pilgrim's Odyssey
On The Verge Of Despair

The Pilgrim's Odyssey

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 11:40


“A life that is without problems may literally be more hopeless than one that always verges on despair.” Thomas Merton

On The Verge - BSL Radio - Baltimore Orioles & Orioles Minor League Talk

With our 100th episode starring Mike Elias just around the corner and our pending contest for a Julio Rodriguez or Bobby Witt Jr signed baseball close to being unlocked we thought we'd give our regular listeners a taste of a podcast that we release to patrons six days a week. This daily update featured DL Hall and Adley Rutschman's final appearances with AA Bowie before being promoted to AAA Norfolk following the game, a surprising baby bird of the day, and finally a break out of sorts for the Delmarva offense. Help push us to 100 patrons before our 100th episode by signing up for as little as $3 a month at this link: https://www.patreon.com/OnTheVerge

Ready Press Play
#121 - Another Day Another Buyout

Ready Press Play

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 88:57


Dan and Luis talk about Coke Starlight/Pixel, Embracer acquiring studios and IPs, Free Timed Game Trials being mandated by PlayStation, and Yuji Naka's remarks on Square Enix! All this and plenty more. 00:00 - Intro / Shenanigans 17:00 - Embracer Acquires Studios via Engadget 29:47 - Yuji Naka talks bad about Square Enix via The Verge 40:34 - Timed Trials a Requirement for PlayStation via Game Developer Sony Disables PS Plus Stacking via Polygon 49:30 - NFT Sales are Flatlining via WSJ 57:33 - Check This Out! Elden Ring Demake via YouTube 59:21 - Extra News #1 - Xbox Game Studios holding a gaming showcase on Sunday, June 12 via Polygon #2 - Meta is planning to release four virtual reality headsets via The Information #3 - Disney Dreamlight Valley is coming to Switch in 2023 via NIntendoLife #4 - The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake has changed studios via Polygon #5 - Footage from Skull & Bones has leaked online via PC Gamer #6 - Gearbox announced Tales from the Borderlands series will return via Polygon #7 - New York City has filed a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard via Axios #8 - Raven Software's quality assurance employees possibly to unionize via The Verge #9 - Call of Duty's latest measure to thwart cheaters is rather novel via Call of Duty Blog #10 - SEGA is delisting Sonic 1, 2, 3 & Knuckles on May 20th via IGN #11 - Netflix has shared a first look at their upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog animated series via IGN #12 - Techland announced free Dying Light upgrade to Enhanced Edition via The Gamer #13 - A report indicates that a new Mafia game is in early development via Kotaku Roundup: Blizzard announced Warcraft Arclight Rumble, coming to Android and iOS, Diablo Immortal is now coming to PC in addition to mobile on June 2nd, Splatoon 3 is coming to Switch on September 9th, and Nintendo delayed the Super Mario movie to 2023 1:06:23 - Out This Week 1:18:21 - RPP's List of Best Games of All Time 1:23:20 - Recommendations - Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, and Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness 1:26:46 - Ready Press Play Full Theme by Joel “WAZ” Perez Follow Dan Lima (@PowerUpDan) and Luis Menchaca (@Chacalaca88) on Twitter. If you like our intro and would like to support the artist, go check out Waz on Spotify and Bandcamp. Thank you!

Best Supporting Podcast
Episode 128: BSA's on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Best Supporting Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 53:59


We are kicking off a month of Pedro Almodóvar with his 1988 classic "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown." Almodóvar regulars Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Maria Barranco, Julieta Serrano, Rossy de Palma, Kiti Mánver, Guillermo Montesinos and Chus Lampreave all show to up for a farcical, melodramatic and totally compelling story of scorned lovers, spiked gazpacho, hot sex with Shiite terrorists, a Mambo-themed taxi cab, and through it all, a beautiful message about forgiveness and empathy. Join us for the Best Supporting Aftershow AND get early access to main episodes on Patreon: www.patreon.com/bsapod Email: thebsapod@gmail.com Instagram: @bsapod Colin Drucker Instagram: @colindrucker_ Nick Kochanov Twitter: @nickkochanov Instagram: @nickkochanov

The Vergecast
"After Steve" author Tripp Mickle / Fortnite's back on iOS / Sonos's voice assistant

The Vergecast

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 80:39


Nilay Patel and David Pierce chat with Tripp Mickle, a New York Times reporter and the author of a new book titled After Steve: How Apple Became a Trillion-Dollar Company and Lost its Soul. They talk about the rise of Jony Ive and Tim Cook, the power struggle between the two, and how Apple is grappling with everything from building a car to managing its relationship with the Chinese government. After that, Verge managing editor Alex Cranz joins the show to talk about Starlink's new Portability mode, HP's super high-end new Chromebook, Fortnite coming back to iOS courtesy of Xbox Cloud Gaming, Sonos's upcoming soundbar and voice assistant, and why Siri can't seem to successfully close Nilay's garage. After Steve: How Apple Became a Trillion-Dollar Company and Lost Its Soul Starlink's new Portability feature brings internet to vanlifers Now you can play Fortnite on iPhone or Android for free with Xbox Cloud Gaming Exclusive: Sonos' next soundbar will be called the Sonos Ray Exclusive: Sonos is about to introduce its own voice assistant The HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook will start at $1,149 - The Verge Leak confirms Sony flagship headphone design, casts doubt on improved battery life Sennheiser's Momentum True Wireless 3 earbuds have a fresh design and better ANC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

AppleInsider Podcast
Fitness+ studio tour, Alexa voice data used for advertising, and Jony Ive on utilitarian design

AppleInsider Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 51:36


Developers can apply to attend WWDC in-person, YouTuber gets a behind-the-scenes look at Apple's Fitness+ studio, and Amazon shares Alexa voice data with over 40 advertising partners. Contact our hosts Send tips on Signal: +1 863-703-0668 @stephenrobles on Twitter @WGallagher on Twitter Sponsored by: VogDuo: Attractive GaN chargers wrapped in leather! Available in 65 Watt and 100 Watt versions! Buy 65 Watt Model Buy 100 Watt Model Support the show Support the show on Patreon or Apple Podcasts to get ad-free episodes every week, access to our private Discord channel, and early release of the show! We would also appreciate a 5-star rating and review in Apple Podcasts Links from the show Uncovering the sounds of a galaxy far, far away with Mac - Apple Apple showcases how 'Star Wars' sound artists use 280 Macs Developers can apply for the WWDC in-person event starting May 9 YouTuber given rare tour of Apple Fitness+ studios Apple Fitness+ executives talk about the service's ambition, and post-pandemic future Apple's first retail store union will get an employee vote on June 2 Sonos releasing its own privacy-focused voice assistant in June Report shows that Amazon uses data from Alexa smart speakers to serve targeted ads - The Verge Faster, redesigned 1Password 8 for Mac launches with catalogs, improved autofill Keychain, LastPass, 1Password, Dashlane, Nordpass: Keep your passwords safe Apple clarifies conditions for App Store app removal, extends update deadline to 90 days Young filmmaker given 'Dream Studio Makeover' by Apple A foldable iPhone isn't the future, but a folding iPad or MacBook might be Former Apple executive Tony Fadell shares details of iPod, iPhone development Apple considered edge-to-edge iPod nano display years before iPhone X Jony Ive's exit from Apple caused by company culture changes and growing frustration More AppleInsider podcasts Tune in to our HomeKit Insider podcast covering the latest news, products, apps and everything HomeKit related. Subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Overcast, or just search for HomeKit Insider wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe and listen to our AppleInsider Daily podcast for the latest Apple news Monday through Friday. You can find it on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Podcast artwork from Basic Apple Guy. Download the free wallpaper pack here. Those interested in sponsoring the show can reach out to us at: steve@appleinsider.com

Tech News Weekly (MP3)
TNW 233: Big Tech Reacts to Roe v. Wade - Calif. Crypto Regulations, Roe v. Wade, Sonos Voice, Vinyl Upgrade

Tech News Weekly (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 67:37


Governor Gavin Newsom of California has signed an executive order regarding the regulation of cryptocurrency in the state. With the Supreme Court's potential Roe v. Wade ruling around the corner, Big Tech is responding. Sonos will reportedly launch a virtual assistant of its own aimed at voice controls for music. Vinyl gets an upgrade to aluminum and lacquer. First, Ben Pimentel of Protocol stops by to discuss California Gov. Gavin Newsom's new executive order aimed at cryptocurrency regulation. The order builds on the Biden Administration's own rules regarding crypto. Then, Protocol's Lizzy Lawrence details how tech companies are responding to the Supreme Court's leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. Tech companies are now working to outline and update their policies on abortion coverage. Then, Mikah shares a story from The Verge that provides an in-depth look at Sonos's long-rumored virtual assistant. The company will reportedly launch the music-controlling voice-based assistant on June 1. Lastly, Jason shares three stories he's excited about: MIT has developed a portable, briefcase-sized desalination machine; the Brooklyn Public Library is offering digital library cards to every teen in the U.S., giving them access to banned books; Producer T Bone Burnett has created the next iteration of the vinyl album — it's made of aluminum and lacquer. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Ben Pimentel and Lizzy Lawrence Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: expressvpn.com/tnw itpro.tv/tnw promo code TNW30 hover.com/twit

Tech News Weekly (Video HI)
TNW 233: Big Tech Reacts to Roe v. Wade - Calif. Crypto Regulations, Roe v. Wade, Sonos Voice, Vinyl Upgrade

Tech News Weekly (Video HI)

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 67:56


Governor Gavin Newsom of California has signed an executive order regarding the regulation of cryptocurrency in the state. With the Supreme Court's potential Roe v. Wade ruling around the corner, Big Tech is responding. Sonos will reportedly launch a virtual assistant of its own aimed at voice controls for music. Vinyl gets an upgrade to aluminum and lacquer. First, Ben Pimentel of Protocol stops by to discuss California Gov. Gavin Newsom's new executive order aimed at cryptocurrency regulation. The order builds on the Biden Administration's own rules regarding crypto. Then, Protocol's Lizzy Lawrence details how tech companies are responding to the Supreme Court's leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. Tech companies are now working to outline and update their policies on abortion coverage. Then, Mikah shares a story from The Verge that provides an in-depth look at Sonos's long-rumored virtual assistant. The company will reportedly launch the music-controlling voice-based assistant on June 1. Lastly, Jason shares three stories he's excited about: MIT has developed a portable, briefcase-sized desalination machine; the Brooklyn Public Library is offering digital library cards to every teen in the U.S., giving them access to banned books; Producer T Bone Burnett has created the next iteration of the vinyl album — it's made of aluminum and lacquer. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Ben Pimentel and Lizzy Lawrence Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: expressvpn.com/tnw itpro.tv/tnw promo code TNW30 hover.com/twit

Tech News Weekly (Video LO)
TNW 233: Big Tech Reacts to Roe v. Wade - Calif. Crypto Regulations, Roe v. Wade, Sonos Voice, Vinyl Upgrade

Tech News Weekly (Video LO)

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 67:56


Governor Gavin Newsom of California has signed an executive order regarding the regulation of cryptocurrency in the state. With the Supreme Court's potential Roe v. Wade ruling around the corner, Big Tech is responding. Sonos will reportedly launch a virtual assistant of its own aimed at voice controls for music. Vinyl gets an upgrade to aluminum and lacquer. First, Ben Pimentel of Protocol stops by to discuss California Gov. Gavin Newsom's new executive order aimed at cryptocurrency regulation. The order builds on the Biden Administration's own rules regarding crypto. Then, Protocol's Lizzy Lawrence details how tech companies are responding to the Supreme Court's leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. Tech companies are now working to outline and update their policies on abortion coverage. Then, Mikah shares a story from The Verge that provides an in-depth look at Sonos's long-rumored virtual assistant. The company will reportedly launch the music-controlling voice-based assistant on June 1. Lastly, Jason shares three stories he's excited about: MIT has developed a portable, briefcase-sized desalination machine; the Brooklyn Public Library is offering digital library cards to every teen in the U.S., giving them access to banned books; Producer T Bone Burnett has created the next iteration of the vinyl album — it's made of aluminum and lacquer. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Ben Pimentel and Lizzy Lawrence Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: expressvpn.com/tnw itpro.tv/tnw promo code TNW30 hover.com/twit

Tech News Weekly (Video HD)
TNW 233: Big Tech Reacts to Roe v. Wade - Calif. Crypto Regulations, Roe v. Wade, Sonos Voice, Vinyl Upgrade

Tech News Weekly (Video HD)

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 67:56


Governor Gavin Newsom of California has signed an executive order regarding the regulation of cryptocurrency in the state. With the Supreme Court's potential Roe v. Wade ruling around the corner, Big Tech is responding. Sonos will reportedly launch a virtual assistant of its own aimed at voice controls for music. Vinyl gets an upgrade to aluminum and lacquer. First, Ben Pimentel of Protocol stops by to discuss California Gov. Gavin Newsom's new executive order aimed at cryptocurrency regulation. The order builds on the Biden Administration's own rules regarding crypto. Then, Protocol's Lizzy Lawrence details how tech companies are responding to the Supreme Court's leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. Tech companies are now working to outline and update their policies on abortion coverage. Then, Mikah shares a story from The Verge that provides an in-depth look at Sonos's long-rumored virtual assistant. The company will reportedly launch the music-controlling voice-based assistant on June 1. Lastly, Jason shares three stories he's excited about: MIT has developed a portable, briefcase-sized desalination machine; the Brooklyn Public Library is offering digital library cards to every teen in the U.S., giving them access to banned books; Producer T Bone Burnett has created the next iteration of the vinyl album — it's made of aluminum and lacquer. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Ben Pimentel and Lizzy Lawrence Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: expressvpn.com/tnw itpro.tv/tnw promo code TNW30 hover.com/twit

All TWiT.tv Shows (Video LO)
Tech News Weekly 233: Big Tech Reacts to Roe v. Wade

All TWiT.tv Shows (Video LO)

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 67:56


Governor Gavin Newsom of California has signed an executive order regarding the regulation of cryptocurrency in the state. With the Supreme Court's potential Roe v. Wade ruling around the corner, Big Tech is responding. Sonos will reportedly launch a virtual assistant of its own aimed at voice controls for music. Vinyl gets an upgrade to aluminum and lacquer. First, Ben Pimentel of Protocol stops by to discuss California Gov. Gavin Newsom's new executive order aimed at cryptocurrency regulation. The order builds on the Biden Administration's own rules regarding crypto. Then, Protocol's Lizzy Lawrence details how tech companies are responding to the Supreme Court's leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. Tech companies are now working to outline and update their policies on abortion coverage. Then, Mikah shares a story from The Verge that provides an in-depth look at Sonos's long-rumored virtual assistant. The company will reportedly launch the music-controlling voice-based assistant on June 1. Lastly, Jason shares three stories he's excited about: MIT has developed a portable, briefcase-sized desalination machine; the Brooklyn Public Library is offering digital library cards to every teen in the U.S., giving them access to banned books; Producer T Bone Burnett has created the next iteration of the vinyl album — it's made of aluminum and lacquer. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Ben Pimentel and Lizzy Lawrence Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: expressvpn.com/tnw itpro.tv/tnw promo code TNW30 hover.com/twit

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)
Tech News Weekly 233: Big Tech Reacts to Roe v. Wade

All TWiT.tv Shows (MP3)

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 67:37


Governor Gavin Newsom of California has signed an executive order regarding the regulation of cryptocurrency in the state. With the Supreme Court's potential Roe v. Wade ruling around the corner, Big Tech is responding. Sonos will reportedly launch a virtual assistant of its own aimed at voice controls for music. Vinyl gets an upgrade to aluminum and lacquer. First, Ben Pimentel of Protocol stops by to discuss California Gov. Gavin Newsom's new executive order aimed at cryptocurrency regulation. The order builds on the Biden Administration's own rules regarding crypto. Then, Protocol's Lizzy Lawrence details how tech companies are responding to the Supreme Court's leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. Tech companies are now working to outline and update their policies on abortion coverage. Then, Mikah shares a story from The Verge that provides an in-depth look at Sonos's long-rumored virtual assistant. The company will reportedly launch the music-controlling voice-based assistant on June 1. Lastly, Jason shares three stories he's excited about: MIT has developed a portable, briefcase-sized desalination machine; the Brooklyn Public Library is offering digital library cards to every teen in the U.S., giving them access to banned books; Producer T Bone Burnett has created the next iteration of the vinyl album — it's made of aluminum and lacquer. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Ben Pimentel and Lizzy Lawrence Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: expressvpn.com/tnw itpro.tv/tnw promo code TNW30 hover.com/twit

The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast
How to Protect Yourself From Digital Abuse with Adam Dodge

The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 49:28


Digital abuse is becoming an increasingly large problem. In this episode, Adam Dodge joins me for a discussion about the ways in which current or former partners may be misusing the internet and tech to harm individuals in unhealthy and abusive relationships.  Adam is a licensed attorney whose work is characterized by his dedication to preventing and addressing the ways adults and children are harmed online and via their devices. He is the founder of EndTAB and is an internationally recognized digital safety expert who believes you do not have to be a tech expert to stay safe in the digital age. Together we discuss all things digital safety, autonomy, and abuse. Adam shines a light on unauthorized account access, digital gaslighting, and tracking devices. This episode is a reminder that you can prevent the violation of your digital safety, often more easily than you think. Online abuse is deeply traumatic and harmful. You deserve to be safe in your relationships, whether you are offline or online. Show Highlights How technology is used as a tactic in abuse (4:53) Unauthorized account access: personal autonomy includes consent to your accounts, technology, and apps (6:01) What you need to know about password safety and other steps to take in order to protect your online accounts (9:19) Dealing with harassment on social media, why blocking someone could have unintended consequences, and why you might want to mute/restrict instead (17:03) Adam answers the question, “Can my Amazon Echo be used for eavesdropping?” (25:39) How to figure out if you have a spy device in your home (26:38) Everything you need to know about stalkerware (39:10) Can your ex mirror your computer or device and see everything you are inputting? (34:28) Adam tells us about Smartphone air tags which are being used as a tracking device (41:19) Learn more about Adam Dodge: The founder of EndTAB, Adam is an internationally recognized digital safety expert who believes you do not have to be a tech expert to stay safe in the digital age. His work is characterized by his dedication to preventing and addressing the ways adults and children are harmed online and via their devices. He has written and presented extensively on digital safety, online abuse prevention, technology-enabled abuse, and co-authored the first safety advisory on the emerging threat of ‘deepfakes.' A frequent speaker and lecturer at universities and national conferences, Adam is also a special advisor to the Coalition Against Stalkerware and sits on the World Economic Forum's Digital Justice Advisory Committee.  His work and expertise has been featured on CBS and in Vogue, the MIT Technology Review, Washington Post, NBC News, the Verge, Mashable, Wall Street Journal, SELF Magazine, Los Angeles Times, GQ, HuffPost and others. Adam is a licensed attorney in California and prior to founding EndTAB, he spent 9 years leading the legal department at Southern California Domestic Violence Nonprofit.  He earned his B.A. from UC Santa Barbara and his J.D. by way of McGeorge School of Law and Hastings College of the Law. Resources & Links:Information and resources may also be found at: https://kateanthony.com/podcast/how-to-protect-yourself-from-digital-abuse-with-adam-dodge All New Should I Stay or Should I Go? programAdam's websiteAdam on InstagramAdam on Twitter Adam on LinkedIn Fing App Stopstalkerware.org Consumer Reports security planner TODAY'S EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY: THE DIVORCE SURVIVAL PROGRAM As one of the pioneers of the divorce coaching industry, I've been helping women (most of whom are moms) navigate the divorce process for the last decade. AND NOW, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, ALL OF MY DIVORCE WISDOM IS AVAILABLE IN ONE ONLINE PROGRAM. This program is 100% for you if… You're a mom looking for a clear roadmap to a divorce that won't destroy your kids You're looking for answers and a roadmap You understand that divorce is a long game You're willing to put away your boxing gloves You want this to be a respectful and collaborative process in service of your kids You understand that divorce is, first and foremost, an emotional process and you're ready to ‘go there' Are you ready to learn from one of the world's top divorce experts and set yourself on the path towards the best possible outcome? YEAH, Y'ARE!!! JOIN THE SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO FACEBOOK GROUP

How Soccer Explains Leadership Podcast
The Gut-Brain Connection and Optimal Performance with Cara Bradley, Best-Selling Author and Podcast Host

How Soccer Explains Leadership Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 44:53


In Episode 80, Cara Bradley, best-selling author of On the Verge, host of the On the Verge Podcast, Soccer Resilience Ambassador, Rollerblader extraordinaire, and one of the “12 Most Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement,”, talks with Phil about the gut-brain connection, mental fitness, performing in the “flow” and how we can get there, how we can reach optimal performance more often, and how she performed on Rollerblades in front of one of the world's iconic buildings. Specifically, Cara discusses: Her story, how she developed his passion for mental fitness, the gut-brain connection, and optimal performance, and how she got to be where she is today (1:54) How we can intentionally create and recreate being in flow (or in the “Zone”) (9:17) The concept of STER and what it has to do with “flow” (11:10) Mental cross-training, including the importance of sleep, clean eating, breathing, and other critical aspects of mental health (16:36) Why it's important for us and our kids to participate in unstructured play alongside the intense, structured training (20:21) Gut-Brain Health and what it has to do with optimal performance and mental health (23:49) Her personal why and how she is living it out every day (33:32) Her and her husband's decision to go “house-free” and what she has learned from her journey (34:40) Cara's various resources and how you can find them (38:11) Cara's experience as a professional Rollerblader (40:40) How she has used lessons learned directly from sports in her marriage and parenting (41:56) Her recommendations for us (42:38) Resources and Links from this Episode Cara's Website On the Verge: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine, by Cara Bradley On the Verge Podcast, by Cara Bradley Cara's Mental Fitness Playbook and Grid Cara's Recommended Gut-Brain Protocols Cara's email address Uncut Video of the Episode HSEL Facebook Group Coaching the Bigger Game information Warrior Way information Phil Darke's email address Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Ted Lasso (TV show on Apple TV+) Find a Way: The Inspiring Story of One Woman's Pursuit of a Lifelong Dream, by Diana Nyad

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1455: 04 May 2022 | VW EVs ‘basically sold out' in the US & Europe

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 15:43


Show #1455 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily, you trusted source of EV information. It's Wednesday 4th May, it's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. VW'S 2022 SUPPLY OF EVS IS ‘BASICALLY SOLD OUT' IN THE US AND EUROPE - Volkswagen's CEO, Herbert Diess, says that the company is “basically sold out on electric vehicles in Europe and in the United States” for the year, according to a report from the Financial Times. This means that anyone hoping to get an EV from VW, Audi, or any of the group's other brands may have to wait until 2023, as the company tries to navigate the chip shortage and production issues from COVID shutdowns in China. - According to the report, VW expects its backlog of orders to keep growing. It currently has plenty of people on the list waiting to get an EV and expects to add more throughout the year. - According to the Financial Times, VW sold just under 100,000 electric cars in Q1 2022. Tesla, according to its latest earnings, sold around 310,000 in the same time period. - When Diess spoke to The Verge earlier this year, he said that the company is trying to grow its presence in America. In his Decoder interview, he said that he expected the company's growth in the States to “mostly come from EVs,” though he did admit the company would likely see supply constraints throughout 2022. Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/4/23057268/volkswagen-vw-electric-cars-sold-out-supply-chain VOLKSWAGEN SOLD ~99K EVS OUT OF 1.9M IN Q1 - Volkswagen recently released its January-March 2022 interim report, reporting 1.9 million vehicle sales and deliveries in the first quarter. VW's all-electric vehicle sales and deliveries made up 5.2% of total deliveries, amounting to 99,064 EVs. - Volkswagen is specifically interested in growing in the United States with plans to build a dedicated battery cell production factory in the country. The German automaker announced a $1.7 billion commitment to boosting its BEV product lineup, R&D, and manufacturing in North America. - The legacy automaker aims to achieve 10% market share in North America by 2030 as it bolsters expansion in global growth markets. Battery-electric vehicles are central to its goals. VW plans to have more than 25 electric vehicles in its BEV portfolio by the end of the decade. Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/volkswagen-electric-vehicle-sales-q1-2022/ CARIAD SELECTS QUALCOMM'S SNAPDRAGON RIDE PLATFORM - Volkswagen Group's software unit CARIAD announced on Tuesday that it has selected Qualcomm Technologies to supply system-on-chips (SoCs) for its vehicle software platform designed to deliver up to SAE level-4 autonomous driving capabilities. - Volkswagen believes that a vehicle's software and hardware must be perfectly matched in order to achieve the best possible performance and efficiency of central computer systems in the long term. - Qualcomm's Snapdragon Ride platform was first announced at CES in Jan 2020. Since its unveiling, it has gained momentum with global automakers and Tier 1 suppliers worldwide for its robust capabilities. It's also being adopted by BMW. - In March, Volkswagen announced the addition of anonymous "swarm data" from other Volkswagen vehicles to help its advanced driver assist systems make better decisions over time, such as performing automatic lane changes. The addition of swarm data marks the next step towards vehicle systems that support fully-automated driving, according to Volkswagen. - Among its features, it can automatically keep the vehicle in the center of the lane, but can also adapt to an individual's driving style, including driving further to the left or right of the lane instead of exactly in the middle. Original Source : https://www.futurecar.com/5381/Volkswagens-Software-Unit-CARIAD-Selects-Qualcomms-Snapdragon-Ride-Platform-to-Enable-Autonomous-Driving-Functions-in-Future-Vehicles FORD MOTOR APRIL U.S. VEHICLE SALES DOWN 10.5%; ELECTRIC VEHICLE SALES UP 139% - Ford Motor Company (F) posted total U.S. vehicle sales of 176,965 units for the month of April, a decline of 10.5% from a year ago. Retail sales were down 12.3%, for the month. Trucks sales were down 17.8% to 79,768. SUVs were up 2.7% to 92,809. Sales of Ford electric vehicles increased 139 percent over last year on the strength of Mustang Mach-E and E-Transit sales. Original Source : https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/ford-motor-april-u.s.-vehicle-sales-down-10.5-electric-vehicle-sales-up-139 MUSTANG MACH-E GETS BOOST - Ford's Mustang Mach-E receives a boost in braked towing capacity to 1,000 kg for extended range models in both rear wheel drive and all-wheel drive - The Mustang Mach-E also received updates to reduce the charging time between 80-90 per cent capacity from 52 minutes to 15 minutes, a recalibration of the one-pedal driving feature for even smoother performance at lower speeds and enhancements to driver comfort. - Now on sale in Europe for over one year, the Mustang Mach-E continues to win fans. Around 88 per cent of customers to-date have moved from other car brands to Ford to experience the fun-to-drive characteristics, bold styling and driving range of the vehicle. Existing owners can also benefit from many of the recent upgrades through software or homologation updates, with future over-the-air updates planned to keep the Mustang Mach-E continuously improving. Original Source : https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/feu/en/news/2022/05/03/mustang-mach-e-gets-towing-capacity-boost-as-fords-all-electric-.html 2023 POLESTAR 2 PRICING INCREASES, UPDATED EPA RANGE ANNOUNCED - Polestar has announced the US pricing of the 2023 Polestar 2, along with other updates that go with the new model year. As far as the numbers go, there's an increase – though it's important to note that the company has also given the fastback EV substantial updates, including an increase in vehicle range. - The 2023 Polestar 2 Single Motor now starts at $48,400 – a $1,200 increase from before. The Dual Motor variant now starts at $51,900. Both prices are before the applicable $1,400 destination charge and Federal Tax Credit valued at $7,500. - Polestar 2 Dual Motor gets a bump, with a preliminary estimated 260-mile US EPA range. This increase is thanks to software improvements, implementing an 11-mile increase from the 2022 model year. The 2023 Polestar 2 Single Motor model is still rated at 270 miles by EPA. - The US-spec Polestar 2 will have an upgraded heat pump designed for better cold-weather performance, new design options across the interior and exterior of the car, and a more advanced air quality sensor. - There's a new performance software upgrade for the Performance Pack for the 2023 model year. The upgrade adds 68 horsepower and 15 lb-ft of torque to the car. The Performance Pack is only available for the dual-motor variant, but will also be available to purchase as a separate software upgrade for both existing and future dual-motor cars, with and without the Performance Pack. 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Recode Decode with Kara Swisher
How big companies kill ideas — and how to fight back, with Tony Fadell

Recode Decode with Kara Swisher

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 77:29


Tony Fadell was instrumental in the development of the iPod and iPhone at Apple and then co-founded Nest Labs, which kicked off the consumer smart home market with its smart thermostat in 2011. Tony sold Nest to Google for $3.2 billion in 2014 and eventually left Google. He now runs an investment company called Future Shape.  Links: Inside the Nest: iPod creator Tony Fadell wants to reinvent the thermostat General Magic - Trailer Inside Facebook's metaverse for work Silicon Graphics Google is reorganizing and Sundar Pichai will become new CEO Fire drill: can Tony Fadell and Nest build a better smoke detector? Google purchases Nest for $3.2 billion Twitter accepts buyout, giving Elon Musk total control of the company Nest is rejoining Google to better compete with Amazon and Apple Apple Music Event 2005 - Motorola Rokr E1 / iTunes Phone Activision Blizzard hit with another sexual harassment lawsuit Nest buying video-monitoring startup Dropcam for $555 million What matters about Matter, the new smart home standard ZIGBEE ON MARS! Directory: Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel Pat Gelsinger, current CEO of Intel Sundar Pichai, current CEO of Alphabet Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, and The Boring Company Jeff Williams, COO of Apple Matt Rogers, Nest co-founder Jeff Robbin, VP of consumer applications at Apple Steve Hoteling, former CEO gesture recognition company Finger Works Jon Rubinstein, senior VP of the iPod division at Apple Steve Sakomen, hardware engineer and executive at Apple  Avie Tavanian, chief software technology officer at Apple Scott Forstall, senior VP of iOS software, Apple Jony Ive, chief design officer, Apple Transcript: https://www.theverge.com/e/22817673 Credits: Decoder is a production of The Verge, and part of the Vox Media Podcast Network. Today's episode was produced by Creighton DeSimone and Jackie McDermott and it was edited by Callie Wright. The Decoder music is by Breakmaster Cylinder. Our Sr Audio Director is Andrew Marino and our Executive Producer is Eleanor Donovan.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices