Best Tech Podcasts This Week – 01/30/23

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled a list of the best new tech podcasts released in the last week (as of the time of writing):

“Walmart recently introduced a new way to shop: via text.”

“The escalating risks of Russia’s war in Ukraine have led scientists to study the unthinkable and model the aftermath of nuclear detonation.”

“Sales of electric vehicles have really picked up in the last year or so, but at just shy of 6% of all cars sold in the U.S. They’ve still got a long way to go before they hit mass adoption, like the long way to go to find a charger in many areas of the country. There are currently about 100,000 public chargers in the U.S. The federal government wants to reach about half a million chargers by the end of the decade, and the bipartisan infrastructure bill includes billions of dollars to help make that happen. Reporter Rae Solomon of KUNC in Colorado has this story about how rural areas fit into the electrification plan.”

“Plus, watch out for this important tax change when using Venmo or Paypal, access Netflix’s new workout hub, my favorite eBay tip and why white-collar workers should be worried about ChatGPT.”

Today we’re bringing back Haseeb Awan, the founder of Efani Secure Mobile – a bespoke cybersecurity-focused phone service, protecting high-risk individuals against mobile hacks. Haseeb will delve into the technicalities of SIM swapping, explaining the various techniques that hackers use to carry out this fraudulent activity. He will also provide insights into what telecommunication companies can do to prevent SIM swapping and what steps individuals can take to protect themselves from falling victim to this crime.”

“We celebrate iCircuit Pro, Frank’s long await update to iCircuit with a subscription! Then we break down the latest Apple hardware event with new Mac Book Pro models, Mac Minis, and oh… the HomePod?!?!”

“Across Africa FTX used brand ambassadors and glitzy events to attract new users . Many customers saw cryptocurrency as a way to protect against inflation in local currencies. But when the crypto exchange collapsed many lost their savings. WSJ reporter Alexandra Wexler joins host Zoe Thomas to discuss how FTX grew in Africa and what happened to investors.”

“A hacker discovered a copy of the US No Fly List, which contains the names of people banned from traveling in or out of the US on commercial flights, on an unsecured Jenkins server connected to a commercial airline.

Will AI-powered phishing become a threat for organizations?

Scientists from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a way to sense humans through walls using a deep neural network called DensePose that maps Wi-Fi signals to UV coordinates.”

“Business intelligence has gone through many generational shifts, but each generation has largely maintained the same workflow. Data analysts create reports that are used by the business to understand and direct the business, but the process is very labor and time intensive. The team at Omni have taken a new approach by automatically building models based on the queries that are executed. In this episode Chris Merrick shares how they manage integration and automation around the modeling layer and how it improves the organizational experience of business intelligence.”

“Josh and Kurt talk about the NSA guidance on using memory safety issues. The TL;DR is to stop using C. We discuss why C has so many problem, why we can’t fix C, and what some alternatives looks like. Even the alternatives have their own set of issues and there are many options, but the one thing we can agree on is we have to stop using C.”