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Beth Kindig is launching a tech podcast called Tech Lightning Rounds, sponsored by Intertrust Technologies. The goal of the new tech podcast is to deliver information quickly in short “lightning rounds” so you can learn about new technologies while you commute, get ready in the morning, while you’re at the gym, or wherever else your busy life takes you.

Surviving 14 Days of Darkness on the Moon: Podcast with NASA

In this podcast interview, Lee Mason of NASA discusses the ultimate energy challenge; sustaining life on the Moon and Mars. Mason talks about the Kilopower project, which is an effort to develop preliminary concepts and technologies that can be used for an affordable fission nuclear power system to enable long-term stays on planetary surfaces. The nuclear power source helps the astronaut crews survive 14 days of darkness and helps to power mining resources, such as In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) plants. NASA is planning lunar missions with humans as early as 2024 with a goal for sustainable presence by…

Space and Solar Energy Podcast with NASA, Stanford and Intertrust

As Stephen Comello points out in the podcast episode, the prices of solar systems have been coming down quarter over quarter, for about 10 years. The cost to produce one kilowatt of solar electricity is competitive with wind, and is the cheapest form of electricity available when looking at utility scale systems installed in locations that receive full sun.

We also speak with Lee Mason of NASA about the ultimate energy challenge; sustaining life on the Moon and Mars. Mason talks about the Kilopower project, which is an effort to develop preliminary concepts and technologies that can be used for an affordable fission nuclear power system to enable long-term stays on planetary surfaces…

Podcast: How Mobile Modules Will Help Bees

In episode 5 of Tech Lightning Rounds, Beth Kindig goes directly to the source of expertise in hardware devices and hosts discussions with technologists who specialize in the field. Interviews are held in “lightning round” format, which are rapid interviews with tech experts for immediate depth on each topic. The GSMA, or the Global System of Mobile Communications, is the hub of the mobile industry. The GSMA is a trade body with over 800 mobile operators and a further 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem as associate members and is tasked with organizing the largest world’s largest mobile conference,…

PODCAST: Is the Mobile Market Saturated? Mobile Experts Answer

The mobile market is beginning to show signs of saturation with Samsung’s operating profit dropping 60% recently and Apple issuing warnings in Q4 2018. The mobile market contracted in 2017 to 1.462 billion units and in 2018 to 1.42 billion units, and is expected to return to minimal yet positive growth percentages at a CAGR of 2.5%. IDC estimated Apple will sell 242 million smartphones by 2022 up from 221 million in 2018. The most up to date number available from IDC is an anticipated decline of 0.8% in worldwide mobile sales in 2019, published on March 6th. GSMA Discusses the…

Podcast: Twilio Discusses the Importance of a No-Shenanigans Approach to Privacy for the One-Year Anniversary of the GDPR

In episode 6 of Tech Lightning Rounds, Beth Kindig interviews privacy experts to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) enacted by the European Union on May 25th, 2018. Interviews are held in “lightning round” format, which are rapid interviews with tech experts for immediate depth on each topic. Twilio provides the messaging, voice, and video inside mobile and web applications for nearly 40,000 companies, such as Uber, Lyft, Yelp, Airbnb, Salesforce and many more. You can think of Twilio as a telecom in the cloud, which places Twilio in a unique position when it comes…

Podcast: Privacy Experts Discuss the One-Year Anniversary of the GDPR

May 25th, 2019, marks the one-year anniversary of the General Data Protection Regulation or the GDPR, which are regulations enacted by the European Union on data protection and privacy. The GDPR aims to give control to individuals over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international businesses. The privacy regulations divided companies into data processors and data controllers. Any company who has customers in the EU must comply regardless of where the company is located. The GDPR sent a shock wave through tech companies who had previously gone unrestrained in data collection. In episode 6 of Tech…

How Investors Use Artificial Intelligence in the Stock Market

In episode 3 of Tech Lightning Rounds, Beth Kindig goes directly to the source of artificial intelligence expertise and hosts discussions with technologists who specialize in the field. Interviews are held in “lightning round” format, which are rapid interviews with tech experts for immediate depth on each topic. Artificial intelligence makes it possible for machines to learn from experience. To adjust for superior intelligence, the machines are trained as more data is analyzed. Highly publicized uses for AI include chess matches or self-driving cars. The most potent application for artificial intelligence, however, may be the way it’s being used right…

Mastercard Discusses How to Fight Fraud with Artificial Intelligence

In episode 3 of Tech Lightning Rounds, Beth Kindig goes directly to the source of artificial intelligence expertise and hosts discussions with technologists who specialize in the field. Interviews are held in “lightning round” format, which are rapid interviews with tech experts for immediate depth on each topic. Mastercard pioneered the idea of electronic payments, and in many regards, was the first “fintech” company in the market. With this follows great responsibility, especially as the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners reported a 42% frequency of fraud across small businesses costing an average of 5% of gross revenues. Mastercard is using…