SciTech Culture

by Small Wave Films

SciTech Culture
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 110
  • Last: 17 Mar 2018
Hosted by Steve Kern and Ben Warner, this podcast offers content that examines science, technology and culture in our modern, 21st century world and the way they are changing our lives.

Episodes (110)

  • Apple HQ Glass Wall Problem
    Apple HQ Glass Wall Problem
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    Published: 17 Mar 2018 Duration: 11:11
    Apple has been known to prioritise form over function with its founder Steve Jobs infusing this approach in to the company’s DNA. However, this approach has its drawbacks when that form interferes with proper functionality, with a recent ex... Read more →
    Apple has been known to prioritise form over function with its founder Steve Jobs infusing this approach in to the company’s DNA. However, this approach has its drawbacks when that form interferes with proper functionality, with a recent ex... Read more →

  • Dog Directed Speech
    Dog Directed Speech
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    Published: 13 Mar 2018 Duration: 09:15
    Humans and dogs have had a connection and relationship for thousands of years, with dogs being able to understand and respond to certain basic words and commands from their owners. A recent, unscientific study has suggested that dogs respon... Read more →
    Humans and dogs have had a connection and relationship for thousands of years, with dogs being able to understand and respond to certain basic words and commands from their owners. A recent, unscientific study has suggested that dogs respon... Read more →

  • Smartphone Addiction
    Smartphone Addiction
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    Published: 1 Mar 2018 Duration: 11:06
    We use them every day and we cannot imagine a time when we did not have them as part of our lives. Smartphones have added much capability and functionality to our lives to get things done while on the go, but are we using them in a way that... Read more →
    We use them every day and we cannot imagine a time when we did not have them as part of our lives. Smartphones have added much capability and functionality to our lives to get things done while on the go, but are we using them in a way that... Read more →

  • Hash Tag Boycott NRA
    Hash Tag Boycott NRA
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    Published: 26 Feb 2018 Duration: 13:16
    The recent Parkland school mass shooting highlighted once again that the United States of America is still grappling with how to handle gun rights, gun control and the rights for ordinary citizens to be safe in public spaces. Previous attem... Read more →
    The recent Parkland school mass shooting highlighted once again that the United States of America is still grappling with how to handle gun rights, gun control and the rights for ordinary citizens to be safe in public spaces. Previous attem... Read more →

  • Real World iPhone Life Cycle
    Real World iPhone Life Cycle
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    Published: 22 Feb 2018 Duration: 11:58
    Tech giant Apple makes product to last, but how much life can you squeeze out of an iPhone? Scouring the internet via Google will yield varying results with different sites and forums claiming different success with getting the most of thei... Read more →
    Tech giant Apple makes product to last, but how much life can you squeeze out of an iPhone? Scouring the internet via Google will yield varying results with different sites and forums claiming different success with getting the most of thei... Read more →

  • Russians Indicted For Using Social Media
    Russians Indicted For Using Social Media
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    Published: 19 Feb 2018 Duration: 14:17
    The latest shoe to drop in the Robert Mueller investigation of Russia's meddling in the 2016 US Presidential Election dropped in the last few days with the stunning indictment of thirteen Russian nationals on various charges, the most inter... Read more →
    The latest shoe to drop in the Robert Mueller investigation of Russia's meddling in the 2016 US Presidential Election dropped in the last few days with the stunning indictment of thirteen Russian nationals on various charges, the most inter... Read more →

  • Tech Giants Changing Society
    Tech Giants Changing Society
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    Published: 16 Feb 2018 Duration: 15:33
    In the past two decades, and particularly in the last decade, tech giants Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and more have had major impacts on society and its behavior through the hardware and software services they have created an... Read more →
    In the past two decades, and particularly in the last decade, tech giants Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and more have had major impacts on society and its behavior through the hardware and software services they have created an... Read more →

  • Tesla Roadster In Space
    Tesla Roadster In Space
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    Published: 12 Feb 2018 Duration: 10:03
    It may have been a great publicity stunt, but the decision by Elon Musk and his team at Tesla to switch a required dummy weight for the top of their new rocket for a Tesla Roadster instantly made news around the world and generated a number... Read more →
    It may have been a great publicity stunt, but the decision by Elon Musk and his team at Tesla to switch a required dummy weight for the top of their new rocket for a Tesla Roadster instantly made news around the world and generated a number... Read more →

  • Pop Culture Degrade
    Pop Culture Degrade
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    Published: 31 Jan 2018 Duration: 14:21
    When was the last song that captured your heart? When was the last movie that generated broad discussion of its themes, characters and stories? Why did it take the rise of Netflix and streaming services to bring back strong television shows... Read more →
    When was the last song that captured your heart? When was the last movie that generated broad discussion of its themes, characters and stories? Why did it take the rise of Netflix and streaming services to bring back strong television shows... Read more →

  • Trump Season 2
    Trump Season 2
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    Published: 23 Jan 2018 Duration: 15:04
    The second season of the Trump Presidency had an explosive start with a barrage of tweets from the main star Donald Trump, a new book which while lite on the facts paints an extraordinary depiction of the activities within the White House t... Read more →
    The second season of the Trump Presidency had an explosive start with a barrage of tweets from the main star Donald Trump, a new book which while lite on the facts paints an extraordinary depiction of the activities within the White House t... Read more →

  • The 2017 Wrap-Up
    The 2017 Wrap-Up
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    Published: 28 Dec 2017 Duration: 11:11
    From a review of Star Wars The Last Jedi to dealing with the growing cultural anxiety of 2017 through Trump, Brexit and more, Steve and Ben wrap up 2017 in their final show for the year, as well as reflecting on the 100th episode of SciTech... Read more →
    From a review of Star Wars The Last Jedi to dealing with the growing cultural anxiety of 2017 through Trump, Brexit and more, Steve and Ben wrap up 2017 in their final show for the year, as well as reflecting on the 100th episode of SciTech... Read more →

  • Meteoric Rise Of Bitcoin In 2017
    Meteoric Rise Of Bitcoin In 2017
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    Published: 19 Dec 2017 Duration: 13:29
    From its nebulous origins to its volatile trading and valuations, Bitcoin has always had an aura of Wild West mystery attached to its existence which have led many to consider it as either the next big invention in currency technology or an... Read more →
    From its nebulous origins to its volatile trading and valuations, Bitcoin has always had an aura of Wild West mystery attached to its existence which have led many to consider it as either the next big invention in currency technology or an... Read more →

  • Smartphone Myths And Its Future
    Smartphone Myths And Its Future
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    Published: 12 Dec 2017 Duration: 13:18
    Will your smartphone cause a plane to crash if you don’t switch on flight mode? Will the petrol bowser explode if you use a smartphone in the near vicinity? Does prolonged use of calls while on a smartphone cause cancer? Steve and Ben exami... Read more →
    Will your smartphone cause a plane to crash if you don’t switch on flight mode? Will the petrol bowser explode if you use a smartphone in the near vicinity? Does prolonged use of calls while on a smartphone cause cancer? Steve and Ben exami... Read more →

  • Recycle Your Old Mobile Phone
    Recycle Your Old Mobile Phone
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    Published: 23 Nov 2017 Duration: 10:00
    What do you do with your old mobile phones? Do you sell them, hand them down, gift them to others? Or do they collect dust in the bottom of a drawer somewhere in your home? If it’s the latter, recycling your old mobile phone, and any other ... Read more →
    What do you do with your old mobile phones? Do you sell them, hand them down, gift them to others? Or do they collect dust in the bottom of a drawer somewhere in your home? If it’s the latter, recycling your old mobile phone, and any other ... Read more →

  • Apple's iPhone X Is Here
    Apple's iPhone X Is Here
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    Published: 18 Nov 2017 Duration: 14:31
    Years in the making, and with almost two months of anticipation since Apple first announced it in September, the tech giant’s high profile new iPhone X is finally out for sale and shipping as of the beginning of this month. Sales point to a... Read more →
    Years in the making, and with almost two months of anticipation since Apple first announced it in September, the tech giant’s high profile new iPhone X is finally out for sale and shipping as of the beginning of this month. Sales point to a... Read more →

  • The Trump Presidency Reality Show
    The Trump Presidency Reality Show
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    Published: 15 Nov 2017 Duration: 14:29
    The reality show of the Trump Presidency continues to roll on, with several big episodes being run recently including the first indictments in the Robert Mueller Russian investigation of ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and Rick Gates,... Read more →
    The reality show of the Trump Presidency continues to roll on, with several big episodes being run recently including the first indictments in the Robert Mueller Russian investigation of ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and Rick Gates,... Read more →

  • Implications Of Facial Recognition Tech
    Implications Of Facial Recognition Tech
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    Published: 12 Oct 2017 Duration: 11:25
    Facial recognition technology is becoming ever more present and used in our day-to-day lives, whether it be by law enforcement and governments through CCTV networks and other camera systems, to tight integration in our smart devices, with t... Read more →
    Facial recognition technology is becoming ever more present and used in our day-to-day lives, whether it be by law enforcement and governments through CCTV networks and other camera systems, to tight integration in our smart devices, with t... Read more →

  • London Rejects Uber
    London Rejects Uber
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    Published: 9 Oct 2017 Duration: 11:05
    The city of London has determined that Uber is unfit to run its unique-style taxi service within the city, sighting a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implica... Read more →
    The city of London has determined that Uber is unfit to run its unique-style taxi service within the city, sighting a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implica... Read more →

  • Apple's iPhone X and Beyond
    Apple's iPhone X and Beyond
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    Published: 18 Sep 2017 Duration: 27:13
    It’s September, which means Apple is rolling out the latest updates to its flagship product, the iPhone. 2017 is the tenth anniversary of the original iPhone, and in acknowledging this, Apple released the iPhone X, a new all-screen, no home... Read more →
    It’s September, which means Apple is rolling out the latest updates to its flagship product, the iPhone. 2017 is the tenth anniversary of the original iPhone, and in acknowledging this, Apple released the iPhone X, a new all-screen, no home... Read more →

  • A Look Back At Windows 95
    A Look Back At Windows 95
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    Published: 15 Sep 2017 Duration: 11:25
    The operating system that sold the graphical user interface to the mainstream masses was Microsoft’s very own Windows 95 operating system, released twenty-two years ago to huge fanfare and supported by a brilliant marketing campaign that go... Read more →
    The operating system that sold the graphical user interface to the mainstream masses was Microsoft’s very own Windows 95 operating system, released twenty-two years ago to huge fanfare and supported by a brilliant marketing campaign that go... Read more →

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