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Apr 15, 2015

On this week's Byte:

  • Guests:
    • Co-organiser of the Data Science Melbourne Meetup group Phil Brierly joins the team to discuss data science and its far-reaching uses and implications.
  • News in Brief:
    • iiNet users have been experienceing significant slowdowns since the launch of Netflix in Australia - iiNet is blaming their lack of bachkaul capability.
    • Scientists at Stanford University in the US have developed a mobile battery that can charge in one minute - seriously!
    • Apple have announced that they will attempt to eliminate queues by allocating customers wanting an Apple Watch a time to come in and pick them up.
    • Have you seen clothes that you love in movies or on TV? Now you can find it and buy it using Spylight - a Shazam for clothes!
    • Google Loon - the Google balloon that is designed to bring the Internet to remote areas - has been trialled in remote parts of Australia.
    • Infamous 1990's hacker Kevin Mitnick is coming to Australia for CeBIT - but should we be endorsing his attitudes?
  • Advice:
    • If you're having issues with your WiFi at home, James has some suggestions for you (Hint: it's all in the placement).
  • Events and Opportunities:
    • Mini-Make Day - bringing people together from all over Melbourne to share inventions, talents and discoveries, Sunday April 19, 2pm-4pm, Library At The Dock, Docklands
    • Melbourne Electric Vehicle Expo - explore the future of vehicles, Sunday April 19, 10am-4pm, The Atrium, Swinburne University of Technology, John St, Hawthorn
    • Melbourne International Design Week is seeking event submissions, aimed at celebrating international design excellence, May 11-17.

Presented by Vanessa Toholka, James Noble and Cade Diehm

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