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Tech Talk with Amit & Rinat
57 minutes | May 22, 2022
Finance is a word we have all heard of. Be it banking, loans, investments, insurance or payments, finance encompasses many areas of our lives. And for decades it was governed by highly old systems that never kept pace with increasing technology. All that changed with Fintech (Financial Technology). It has literally transformed the way we interact with different financial systems/products. Its made our lives so much easier. In this week's talk, Amit and Rinat talk about Fintech, what is it, what are the different Fintech products, and a lot more!
45 minutes | May 7, 2022
Data is the new king of the internet and every company is competing for your data. But what they do with your data is the most interesting thing. They create track your activities, create a profile of you and then target you with personalized ads. All this happens in the background without any knowledge to you. And to interpret that data in various ways, there is something called Analytics. In this week's talk, Amit and Rinat talk about Analytics, what is it, what companies use, how do they use it and a lot more!
44 minutes | Apr 30, 2022
Software development used to follow the waterfall model for a long time before a group of people came together to create something better. This meeting happened in 2001 and it changed the world of software development forever. Agile has been the most popular method of software development for over two decades and it is showing no signs of slowing down but simply evolving to cater to even bigger challenges in software development. In this week's talk, Amit and Rinat talk about Agile, what is it, why its so popular, what are the different agile principles/methodologies and a lot more!
59 minutes | Feb 13, 2022
When we buy a piece of art in the real world, its easy to verify its authenticity and prove ownership. But how do you verify digital ownership of a digital art, as one can easily create multiple copies of the same art? NFTs were created to solve this very problem of proving ownership. And its been possible now thanks to the blockchain. In this week's talk, Amit and Rinat talk about NFTs, what it is, what problem is it trying to solve, what can we do with it and a lot more!
40 minutes | Jan 26, 2022
We know about the universe. We also think we know about the multiverse. But what is this metaverse? Why did the company Facebook change its name? Well we are living most of our lives these days on our smartphones or in the digital realm. What if we could live there just like we see in the movies Tron and Ready Player One? Metaverse is coming here to stay and we better understand what it is now before we are hooked into it. In this week's talk, Amit and Rinat talk about Metaverse, what it is, why it exists, what can we do in it and a lot more!
40 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
Cleaning our houses take up a lot of our time normally. But its a necessary chore. With the advent of a washing machine and dishwasher, it was only time till we got our first robot vacuum and these days you can buy a smart one, with full capabilities from auto schedule, auto empty, etc. Imagine so many hours freed from your day. In this week's talk, Amit and Rinat talk about smart vacuums, its various types, how it works, and a lot more!
68 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
We are so used to the concept of cash and the anonymity it offers during every transaction that its impossible to think of something that can replace it one day. As more and more of our transactions are shifting online, its imperative that sooner or later we will come with a digital form of cash. Crypto currencies and other products offer some form of digital cash but there is something else on which many countries are working on. Its called the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). It won't replace paper cash but compliment it. In this week's talk, Amit and Rinat talk about CBDCs, its various types, how it works, and a lot more!
45 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
What if you can get your internet wirelessly just like Cable TV? What if all you need for high speed internet is an access to a clear sky? What if you can post on social media from the remotest locations of Earth? This is what Elon Musk's company SpaceX is trying to do with Starlink. It's launching 1000s of satellites to provide high speed internet, with no data caps, anywhere in the world. In this week's talk, Amit and Rinat talk about Starlink, its plans, how it works, and a lot more!
47 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
The future of software is in the cloud. So what if we had the operating system (OS) on our laptops also hosted in the cloud? The most popular Google Chrome web browser led to the creation of Chrome OS. A cloud OS used to access all Google apps plus any other apps using their Play Store. Its a laptop but with a cloud OS installed. And chromebooks run Chrome OS. In this week's talk, Amit and Rinat talk about chromebooks, their features, why they are popular, and a lot more!
76 minutes | Aug 6, 2021
Collaboration and communication. That's what we think when people work together. But what happens when people have to work remotely without being together in the same office space. How do you collaborate and communicate with your peers? Do you use email, chat, voice call, video call, etc.? What can we achieve using these tools? Are there any more features that the companies in this space are thinking about? In this week's talk, Amit and Rinat talk with Sabreena Ali, a Sales Engineer at Blue Jeans by Verizon, about unified communications, the different tools in UC, the different features of a UC product, the future trends, and a lot more! Sabreena Ali's LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sabreena-ali-10282827/
43 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
How to start a Podcast
We regularly consume information by reading text, by watching a video or by listening to an audio. But the consumption of content through podcasts (or audio) has increased a lot during the pandemic. People regularly listen to them while driving a car, while running or walking and while doing chores at home. But have you ever wondered what is a podcast? Why are people so crazy about podcasts? And how can you a create one? In this week's talk, Amit and Rinat talk about how to start a podcast, what tools do you need, where to host your podcast, and a lot more!
60 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
There will come a day soon when robots will do most of the mundane tasks on behalf of humans and we will be free of all drudgery. But have you ever wondered how these fascinating machines work? What can they actually do today? Are the robots we see in movies even possible in real life? In this week's talk, Amit and Rinat talk about Robotics, the branch of technology that deals with the design, construction, operation, and application of robots, the different types of robots, their uses, and a lot more.
73 minutes | May 31, 2021
In current times we are so accustomed to using the internet that we take it for granted. No matter what information you want to find, the internet has your answers. But does the internet work for everyone in the world? Does it work for people with disabilities, mental or physical or cognitive? How do we make the internet user friendly for all types of users? In this week's talk, Amit and Rinat talk with Eric Bailey, one of the active maintainers on the A11Y project - a community-driven effort to make digital accessibility easier, about accessibility, why is it important, how can people make their websites accessible, and a lot more! Eric Bailey's Website - https://ericwbailey.design/ Eric Bailey's Twitter - https://twitter.com/ericwbailey Eric Bailey's Github - https://github.com/ericwbailey Eric Bailey's LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericwbailey A11Y Project - https://www.a11yproject.com/ A11Y Project's Checklist - https://www.a11yproject.com/checklist/
60 minutes | May 22, 2021
When Netflix released the Queen's Gambit, it shone a bright light on the chess community and there was a sudden surge of chess players online and also a demand for chess boards on various online shops. In the world of the internet, chess.com has always been on top when it comes to playing chess online. But there is an open source chess server that has a clean interface, doesn't require you to register, there are no ads nor any plugins on the platform, and you can play chess without paying a single penny online. Do you know the name of this chess server? In this week's talk, Amit and Rinat talk with Thibault Duplessis, the creator of Lichess - a free online chess server second only to chess.com, about how he started Lichess, what are the various features of Lichess, what has he seen with chess games over the years, and a lot more! Thibault Duplessis's Twitter - https://twitter.com/ornicar Thibault Duplessis's Github - https://github.com/ornicar Thibault Duplessis's Lichess profile - https://lichess.org/@/thibault Lichess homepage - https://lichess.org/ Lichess donation page - https://lichess.org/patron
93 minutes | May 16, 2021
Rapid Software Testing
Software is everywhere. And good quality software has become very important and sometimes even critical as well. But with rapid progress in development cycle, testers don't often get enough time to test software. What if there is a better way to test software without compromising quality, which is more focused and which can be completed rapidly. In this week's talk, Amit and Rinat talk with Michael Bolton, co-author (with James Bach) of Rapid Software Testing (RST), about software testing, context driven testing, Rapid Software Testing, and a lot more! Michael Bolton's Twitter - https://twitter.com/michaelbolton Michael Bolton's LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-bolton-08847/ About RST - https://rapid-software-testing.com/about-rapid-software-testing/ RST Methodology - https://www.satisfice.com/rapid-testing-methodology RST Courses - https://rapid-software-testing.com/rst-courses/
74 minutes | May 10, 2021
Do you know which device is the most popular after the PC and the Macintosh? Do you know which device has sold more than 40 million pieces worldwide and costs $35? Do you know which platform runs a 64-bit ARM processor and still consumes less than 15W of power? Do you know which device can control almost anything from a drone to a robot to a doorbell? In this week's talk, Amit and Rinat talk with Eben Upton, the creator of Raspberry Pi and co-founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, about Raspberry Pi, how it all started, what you can do with it, about the Raspberry Pi foundation, and a lot more! Eben Upton's Twitter - https://twitter.com/ebenupton Eben Upton's LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ebenupton/ Raspberry Pi Foundation - https://www.raspberrypi.org/ Raspberry Pi YouTube - https://youtube.com/raspberrypi Raspberry Pi Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/raspberrypi/ Raspberry Pi Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/raspberrypi Raspberry Pi Twitter - https://twitter.com/Raspberry_Pi Raspberry Pi Projects - https://projects.raspberrypi.org/ Raspberry Pi Donate - https://www.raspberrypi.org/donate/
78 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Have I Been Pwned
We regularly share a lot of information these days with various websites over the internet. Be it our email address or phone number. And we trust that the private information we share willingly stays with these websites. But sometimes, for various reasons, this data gets leaked to the public domain. It means anyone now has access to our data which we shared online with a trusted source. Now, how do we know what data was leaked and by which organisation? How do we protect ourselves in case our data is in that breach? In this week's talk, Amit and Rinat talk with Troy Hunt, an Australian security researcher and founder of the data breach notification service, Have I Been Pwned, about his website, the various ways an individual can try protecting their data, and a lot more! Troy Hunt's LinkedIn profile - https://au.linkedin.com/in/troyhunt/ Troy Hunt's blog - https://www.troyhunt.com/ Troy Hunt's Pluralsight courses - https://www.pluralsight.com/authors/troy-hunt Have I Been Pwned website - https://haveibeenpwned.com/
59 minutes | Apr 25, 2021
Search has become a very crucial part of the Internet when you have more than a billion sites. And Google has dominated this area really well. But search has been important ever since we started creating and storing information. There has always been a need to quickly search for something. But do you know how these search engines work? How do these websites quickly return information that you might find useful? In this week's talk, Amit and Rinat talk about what are search engines, the history of search over the internet, their applications, and a lot more!
78 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Building a PC
We all work with computers these days. Be it for working or for gaming. Be it for editing videos or for storing pictures. There is a use case for desktop computers, even today, even when using a smartphone/tablet/laptop has become the defacto way. But how do you build one? Or do you buy a PC? Or do you buy a macPro? In this week's talk, Amit and Rinat talk about how to build a PC, the different components of a PC, its applications, and a lot more!
49 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
As long as we have known the skies, humans have had the urge to fly. We looked at birds and wanted to fly like them. Thus, was born the aircrafts. But these were all operated by pilots sitting inside the aircraft. What if we could fly an aircraft without the pilot anywhere in the world. Enter UAVs. In this week's talk, Amit and Rinat talk about what are UAVs, the different components of a UAV, its applications, and a lot more!
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