Rank #1: Episode 140 - Talking about the Olympics, Firefox Servo and China's new bus
This week Hrishi and Sergey discuss the Olympics, Firefox going multithreaded and China's new bus. - Hrishi’s mobile phone contract coming to an end. He will get out of the bill contract - Sergey against bill pay and has a month-to-month contract - Best time to upgrade is early next year - Olympics have started: Where do we watch it? There are no live streams as such. - The media is a very critical of Brazil -Hrishi is boycott the olympics since is a corporate money splurging - Hong Kong based bitcoin exchange got hacked - Bitcoin has been out of the news, it is a good thing. - It is great Bitcoin is still around, the tech is maturing - Also good that Ethereum is developing rapdily. - The real test of Bitcoin is how many new people are joining the ecosystem: how many new retailers supporting bitcoin? - Coinbase now supports Ethereum, - Pokemon gets tons of 1 star reviews for some update on the tool - iPhone has a music industry model, one or two become superstars - Firefox goes multi threaded: the ececltrolysis project. - It is slow now compared to other browsers. Firefox needs to innovate and move the stack forward. - A great example of this is the new Firefox Servo engine - Mozilla is a non profit committed to keep internet open so there is a conflict of interest. - Mozilla needs to focus on the basics - Windows 10 Anniversary update is out: How do you tell if you have it? - People are having a lot of issues with drivers including Sergey whose camera does not work properly on Skype. - Bash is now on Windows is quite good - Some people are reporting data corruption issues. - Finally China launches rollin bus, it is a bridge on wheels - It is good they are trying something out and trying something new, kudos to them.
Rank #2: Episode 138 - Discussing the new iPhone and Google DeepMind
It is a slow news week!. Hrishi and Sergey talk about cloudy weather and the Irish summer. - Sergey is moving his operating system becuase he bought a new SSD. Fun! - Slow news week, everyone is playing Pokeman and hrishi does not get it. - Is Pokemon more social than playing Halo. - Ingress vs Pokemon - Iphone remove headphone jack so what happens to all the existing head phones? - Hrishi is indifferent and Sergey is concerned / against it. - Sergey breaks down the audio internals and the changes - Earphones will be more expensive for everyone now. - All of a sudden you will need a earphone for Android and one for iPhone - Google implements DeepMind to their Data Centers - DeepMind predicts the power consumption to turn on or off servers and save millions of dollars. - Google collects all the data so they are moving forward with AI at a pace much faster than others, at least it appears so publicly,
Rank #3: Episode 136 - Foodtech - is it the future?
Ben is back in the studio today! Hrishi is on his way to Brazil for Geodesign Hub. Sergey considering whether to MacBook or not to MacBook. It is time to replace his 5-year-old Macbook Air. Ben is TechCraft’s Guinea pig when it comes to food... He finds Food Tech fascinating: Burgers out of meat cultivated in vitro, meals that have all that you need, like Soylent. In blendrunner.com you can see a comparison of foods similar to Soylent, made out of natural ingredients. There are quite a few brands in Europe with different ingredients. Are foodtech companies trying to solve the scarcity of food in the world and avoid food waste. The likes of Soylent give you all the nutrients, and they are easy to store, but for now, they are not targeting third world countries and seem quite expensive to produce. Maybe this will change in the future… If you like the show please subscribe to us on iTunes, or any other podcatcher of your choice. Also follow us on Twitter @TechCraftNation. Follow Sergey on Twitter @SergeySlash and Google+ Follow Hrishi on Twitter @HrishiBallal and Google+ Follow Ben on Twitter @bcurdy and Google+ Follow Ashish on Twitter @AshPingle and Google+