How to See the Consumer Electronics Show

hwms.coverart What should you see at CES? Or perhaps more to the point, how should you see CES? It is a massive show and is not easy to grasp, even when you are standing in the midst of it.

In this episode, we bring back our good friend (and in this case, real friend) Tom Coughlin to talk about how you should look for trends at the Consumer Electronics Show. Tom is a familiar figure at the CES and is an organizers of the International Conference on Consumer Electronics.

In this episode, he is joined by two cast members (who are real to us, but perhaps not in the same way), Sulley, the Policy Director and Jameela, the Manager of our Bangalore Office, to talk about the most important new technologies. (And, it appears, none of them are autonomous drone based coffee delivery systems.) Augmented Reality is probably on the top of the list, followed by Machine Intelligence and Virtual Reality. Tom explains.

Cast:

  • Sulley, from Policy – Josh LaForce
  • Jameela, Bangalore Office Manager – Sonam Powar
  • Himself – Tom Coughlin 

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CES 2018: Automotive Cybersecurity

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Not only does it have to be good, it has to be secure. That’s the problem. And it’s now the problem with everything. Everything including cars.

It’s such an issue, that the ICCE, the Engineering Conference on Consumer Electronics, is devoting its entire session to cybersecurity.

To bring attention to the important issues of automotive electronics, we have invited retired Formula 1 Champion Mario Sciocco to talk about his experiences with Automotive Cybersecurity. And to offer a bit of advice, just a bit, to our cast.

Cast

  • Rohit from IT – Noah Masur
  • Anna the Intern – Sarah Corbyn Woolf
  • Mario Sciocco, F1 Champion – Ron Bianchi

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Retrospective: CES 2017 & The Trillion Shot Latte

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The story of the 2017 CES was drones. Drones to deliver packages. Drones to inspect oil pipelines. Drones to follow traffic. Drones to spy on you neighbor. One company offered drones to bring the last remnant of paper mail to beleaguered offices. Another upped the ante by suggesting that drones could bring food to those office workers who were either chained to their desks or intent on impressing their bosses with their dedication to work. The IT director of the podcast HWMS, Rohit, went one step further with his Autonomous Drone Latte Deliver System (ADLADS). Prior to the 2017 CES he demonstrated the system by draining Lake Mead and filling it with the trillion shot late.

Cast

  • Rohit from IT – Noah Masur
  • Anna the Intern – Sarah Corbyn Woolf
  • Bix the Master Scrum Master – John C. Havens
  • Tourist 1 – Debbon Ayer
  • Tourist 2 – Josh LaForce
  • Himself – Stan Freberg

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Consumer Electronics Show 2018: Preview

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A pair of guests. A Blue Screen of Death. The Perils of Live Podcasting.

The time is rapidly approaching for the Consumer Electronics Show and its engineering counterpart, the International Conference on Consumer Electronics. Anna, our intern, wanted to give a preview to the show and talk about how it will be emphasizing cybersecurity but events got in the way.

CES: January 7-12, Las Vegas Nevada

ICCE: January 12 -14,  Las Vegas Nevada
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Cast:

  • Anna-the-Intern                                        Sarah Corbyn Woolf
  • Rohit-from-IT                                              Noah Masur
  • Jim from Chippewa Falls                       Josh LaForce
  • Becky from Chippewa Falls                 Zoe Anastassiou

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Why Do We Code? (Computer Science Week)

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Why do we need to learn to code? Really. Can’t we just get an app and be done with it? A bunch of tech people are giving us a bunch of reasons to do it but they are, in all honesty, silly. Fix a web page? Add a function to your spreadsheet? Have these people never heard of the law of comparative advantage?

In this episode, reposted from Computer Science Week, Maddie, our model of the perfect CEO gets to the point. We need to learn to code because that is how we now think. We live in a world of programs and code. Hence we need to understand what programs and code do to our thinking.

Featuring:

  • Zoe Anastassiou as Maddie the CEO
  • Noah Masur as Rohit from IT

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17510: Remembering Gertrude Blanch

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Once computing was work. Hard work. Paper. Pencil. Nothing more.

Once, thousands of people calculated in mass computing labs. Now, they are generally forgotten.

This November, The National Institute of Standards and Technology has corrected our memory by honoring their chief computer from the 1930s, Gertrude Blanch.   Blanch was the director of the Mathematical Tables Project, a WPA work relief effort that was once the largest computing office in the world.

Our cast adds their appreciation.

Featuring:

  • Zoe Anastassiou as herself
  • Noah Masur as himself

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17315: Working in the Neighborhood

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How do you fix a troubled startup? How do you mend a broken heart?

When your startup is in trouble, you can look for solutions in every possible direction but the right one. Vinny considers the possibility of a simple technical fix for Maddie’s increasingly complex Watcher Dogz.

Featuring:

  • Zoe Anastassiou as Maddie-the-8-year-old-entrepreneur
  • Geoffrey Grier as Vinny the Board Chair
  • Margaux Amie as Evelyn the Office Manager
  • Ron Bianchi as Ernesto from Tenderloin Angels

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17310: A Meeting At Bucks

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What do you know about tech leadership?

Try this one.

There’s a meeting.  It’s in the center of Silicon Valley deal-making.  The young CEO has assembled two confidants.  The questions begin.

Is the purpose of the get together for technical advice?  Or is it something else?

Maddie meets with Rohit and Sulley in Buck’s of Woodside.  At her special table.

Featuring:

  • Zoe Anastassiou as Maddie-the-8-year-old-entrepreneur
  • Josh LaForce as Sullivan from Policy and PR
  • Noah Masur as Rohit from IT
  • Debbon Ayer as Val the Waiter

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