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Computer news, reviews and clues. Tech talk and opinionated chat with feature interviews and regular guests covering games, Linux and Open Source, legal, new and social media, gadgets, Apple and more. The Byte Into IT family includes: - Dan Salmon - Jo Eaton - Laura Summers - Maize Wallin - Paul Callaghan - Rowena Murray - Daniel Morganti - Vanessa Toholka (Byte co-producer) - Warren Davies (Byte co-producer) - Elizabeth McCarthy (RRR Talks producer) The intro and outro theme is Soft Illusio ...
 
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Presenters Lily Ryan, Jo Eaton & Warren Davies speak to Rowan Castan, the founder of new dating app BOOP; the team discuss the latest NFT news; and they speak with StartSpace Community Lead, Aun Ngo, about StartSpace a new scholarship program for early stage business founders that the State Library of Victoria has just launched. Website: https://ww…
 
Presenters Laura Summers, Vanessa Toholka and Dan Salmon delve into the work of the University of Melbourne’s Victorian Pollen Forecast with Dr. Edwin R. Lampugnani. Plus the latest news from the many frontiers of technology and their intersection with modern life. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook: https://www.…
 
Presenters Rowena Murray, Paul Callaghan and Warren Davies explore some of the new content generating technology keeping us creating during lockdown, featuring chats with Melbourne filmmaker and MIFF XR Commission recipient Ling Ang; and Corey Marie Green, Audio Engineer and author of ‘The Podcaster's Audio Handbook: A Technical Guide for Creative …
 
Presenters Vanessa Toholka, Jo Eaton & Lily Ryan explore the complex relationship between the Chinese state and technology, featuring interviews with Dr Dimitrios Salampasis, Cryptocurrencies expert and Course Director of Swinburne’s Master of FinTech, and Deakin University PhD candidate Fan Yang, who researches the effects of large-scale internati…
 
Our monthly games special with hosts Dan Morganti, Maize Wallin and Lily Ryan discussing Melbourne International Games Week, and featuring an interview with Riley Neville and Noah Seymour, the creators of Australian indie video game ’Webbed’. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3RRRFMByte…
 
Dr Stefan Schutt chats about upcoming Games For Change Asia-Pacific virtual festival; and Monash University’s Mark Andrejevic explains what the Australian Ad Observatory Project is and why making online marketing transparent for consumers is critical for our society. Plus all the latest news in tech, gaming and development news with presenters Warr…
 
The Dark Art of Facebook Marketing Monash University Communication & Media Studies Lecturer Dr Robbie Fordyce talks about his recent research into the impact of Facebook marketing on our individual worldviews; plus, all the latest news in tech, gaming and development news with presenters Vanessa Toholka, Jo Eaton and Laura Summers. Website: https:/…
 
Artists Tamara Saulwick and Alisdair Macindoe talk about their cutting-edge multimedia performance work SYSTEM_ERROR; and cybersecurity expert Ajay Unni discusses security concerns over the delivery of the government’s vaccine certificate program. Plus all the latest tech, gaming and development news with presenters Warren Davies, Dan Salmon and Ma…
 
Presenters Dan Morganti and Maize Wallin host the Byte Into It monthly gaming special, featuring an interview with Melbourne Queer Games Festival lead organiser Luke Miller and a review of PvPvE action-horror FPS Hunt: Showdown. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3RRRFMByteIntoIT/ Twitte…
 
Author of ‘Design for Safety’ Eva PenzeyMoog talks designing digital products with the most vulnerable users in mind; and Jeannie Marie Paterson, Professor of Law at the Melbourne Law School, addresses Tik-Tok’s controversial attempt to harvest and use the biometric data of their users. With presenters Vanessa Toholka, Dan Salmon, Paul Callaghan, a…
 
The team explore the many flaws present in machine learning and AI with Monash University Department of Neuroscience’s Dr Jarrel Seah and Ines Montani from Explosion AI & Prodigy. Featuring the latest news from the intersection of science and tech from presenters Laura, Jo and Lily. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Face…
 
Author Suneel Jethani discusses his recent publication ‘The Politics and Possibilities of Self-Tracking Technology’; and Senior Criminology Lecturer at Monash University, Dr. Lennon Chang, provides some insight into the connection between cybercrime and China. Featuring all the latest in tech news, with presenters Vanessa, Jo & Dan. Website: https:…
 
Presenters Dan Morganti and Maize Wallin present BIIT’s monthly gaming special, featuring reviews, interviews, and news for the gaming community. The team take control of some steampunk flying trains in their review of Sunless Skies and interview Frog Detective creator and game designer Grace Bruxner. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/program…
 
The team talk ingestible tech and gaming with artist Zhuying Li ahead of her exhibit at RMIT’s Future U; and a chat with Professor Mark Andrejevic, from Monash University’s School of Media, Film and Journalism, about a new collaborative research project focusing on how we use search engines. With presenters Warren Davies, Laura Summers and Dan Salm…
 
Otto CEO Milan Rajkovic talks about starting an IT support business in Secondary school; and instrument designer and researcher Dr Alon Ilsar talks about AirSticks. Plus the latest in tech news, with presenters Vanessa Toholka, Dan Morganti and Rowena Murray. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook: https://www.facebo…
 
Swinburne lecturer in Media and Communications Dr Diana Bossio talks about new research into why 50% of older Australians want to do more on the internet, but are reluctant to take selfies and share posts on social media; and Pin Payments Founder Grant Bissett talks about the tech behind the way we pay. With presenters Warren Davies, Dan Salmon, an…
 
Indie game creator Ian MacLarty talks about capturing the wonder of exploration in his upcoming Mars First Logistics; and the team review the surreal party game Mealmates and discuss everything indie. With presenters Dan Morganti, Maize Wallin, and special guest Frankie Wallin. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook:…
 
University of Swinburne Professor in Extractive Metallurgy and Metals Recycling, Akbar Rhamdhani, talks e-waste recycling; and QC Julian Burnside talks about his client Julian Assange. Also featuring all the latest tech news with presenters Vanessa Toholka, Jo Eaton and Paul Callaghan. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it F…
 
Australian Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow speaks about the just-released 2021 Digital Rights Report, exploring the fairness of emerging technologies and how that could impact human rights. Also featuring the latest tech news with presenters Warren Davies, Dan Salmon, Maize Wallin, and Laura Summers. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/…
 
What happens to our libido after our brains, evolved over eons, collide with modern technology? Deep dive into the world of artificial intimacy with author and Scientia Professor of Evolution at the University of New South Wales Rob Brooks, as he unpacks his new book, 'Artificial Intimacy: Virtual Friends, Digital Lovers, and Algorithic Matchmakers…
 
Technology needed to perform surgery on teeny, tiny babies is explored with Wei Xin Sue and Mubin Yousuf from Navi Medical Technologies; and a discussion with Usabilityhub.com Director of Product Milly Schmidt about the Federal Government’s failed consent awareness campaign, a.k.a. ‘that Milkshake video’. With presenters Laura & Jo.…
 
Ricardo Garcia Rosas, the CEO of Virtetic VR Prosthetic Rehab, talks about how virtual reality can be used in the rehabilitation process for patients who have lost limbs in traumatic accidents. The team are also joined by Professor Majid Sarvi, director of the University of Melbourne’s Australian Integrated Multimodal Ecosystem (AIMES) to discuss h…
 
The team catch up with Rys Farthing, Children’s Data Policy director at Reset Australia, to talk about whether proposed privacy laws should be extended to all children under 18, which would prohibit the collection of a minor’s data by big tech companies such as Instagram and Tik Tok. Doing so would stop targeted advertising, and data harvesting of …
 
The team catch up with Dr Kim Lee, a psychiatrist specialising in technology and gaming addiction in children and adolescents, to talk about the impact of smartphone addiction on well-being, changing our behaviour with our smartphones, and his role as host of Are You Addicted To Technology? which is available to watch via SBS On Demand. The team al…
 
The team catches up with Emma & Andy from True Crime Games to talk about their new augmented reality game, Eastern Market Murder. Delve into a world of fortune-tellers and phrenologists in this twisted tale of murder and madness! With options to play at home, or at the actual locations in Melbourne, you can explore the crime scenes, question witnes…
 
The team catch up with data scientist, entrepreneur, and director of Women Who Code, Akanksha Malik to talk about her career path, and her new podcast 'Paths Uncovered'; and Dr. Xin Gu, Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies at Monash University, speaks about the social, legal, technological and health implications of living in a world where i…
 
Dr Linda Mclver joins the team to discuss the skepticism people have towards data, how it is used, and what we can learn from it. Dr Lina Mclver is the Executive Director at the Australian Data Science Education Institute and is the author of the upcoming book "Raising Heretics: How Data Science Education Can Change the World”. Also on the show is …
 
Professor Kath Albury, Co-leader of Swinburne University's Digital Inclusion Program, discusses navigating dating communications and the latest research into particular trends within dating, including the use of emojis. And Jake Goldenfein, Senior Lecturer at Melbourne Law School, provides a legal perspective on the implications of mishandling data…
 
Swinburne University Dean of Digital Research, Yang Xiang, explains the environmental implications of blockchain, NFTs and crypto; then, We celebrate Transgender Visibilty Day 2021 by talking with non-binary games developer Fenreliania about their contribution to gaming. Hosted by Vanessa Toholka, Jo Eaton and Dan Salmon. Website: https://www.rrr.o…
 
Dr Lea Frermann from the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne talks about bias in tech language; and PhD researcher Emma Ahmed-Rengers from the University of Birmingham discusses her work on the CAIDE summer program. Hosted by Vanessa Toholka, Dan Salmon and Laura Summers. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explor…
 
Anthony McCosker, Deputy Director of Swinburne’s Social Innovation Research Institute, discusses a new Department of Social Services report on digital inclusion for older Australians; and hosts Warren Davies & Paul Kellahan chat about developments in the gaming industry. With presenters Warren Davies, Paul Kellahan and Dan Salmon. Website: https://…
 
New powers in surveillance legislation are discussed by Kieren Pender, Senior Lawyer at the Human Rights Law Centre; and presenter Maize Wallan reviews a selection of independent Australian games developed by Frazer Brumley. With presenters Vanessa Toholka, Maize Wallan & Dan Salmon. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Fac…
 
Professor John Howe, Director of the University of Melbourne School of Government, explains how we can use data science to track wage theft. Eric Bigalk, CEO of Smart Solutions discusses MoodOff day; an international awareness day for smartphone addiction. With presenters by Warren Davies, Jo Murray & Dan Salmon. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/exp…
 
Privacy and Technology Specialist, Samantha Foriani, and Electronic Frontiers Australia Board Member, Justin Warren, present the findings of the Digital Rights Watch annual report; FastMail chief of staff Nicola Nye, and Hacker at Large Andy Gelmy report on the brand new Linux Conference ‘Swag Badge’. With presenters Vanessa Toholka, Ro Murray & Da…
 
Julian Burnside, QC, human rights advocate and contributing author to the new book ‘A Secret Australia’, reflects on the impacts of Wikileaks; Venessa Paech, community expert and University of Sydney academic, discusses new resources to support female journalists and their employers in confronting online threats and abuse. With presenters Warren Da…
 
From Zoom bombing to election fraud; Hosts Vanessa Toholka, Paul Kellahan, Dan Morganti & Warren Davies look back over 2020’s greatest tech news in chronological order, and review gift ideas for geeks. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3RRRFMByteIntoIT/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/byte…
 
Special guest Rob Kovacev of Norton Rose Fullbright questions whether freedom of speech can be applied to the language of computer programming. And Karen Bentley, CEO of WESNET, shares findings of how perpetrators of domestic violence are misusing technology and how best to combat this. Hosted by Laura Summers, Dan Salmon & Warren Davies. Website: …
 
We explore how AI and ideas come together with Dave King, founder and CEO of machine intelligence company Move 37; and we speak to Lucie Krahulcova from Digital Rights Watch about the kerfuffle caused by the macOS Big Sur update. Hosted by Warren Davies, Ro Murray and Dan Salmon. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Faceboo…
 
Nicola Nye, Chief of Staff at FastMail, explores the rise of spam and scams in the time of COVID; and Stefan Schutt and Alan Morgan from The Lab Network, talk about the technology clubs they run supporting young people on the Autism spectrum. Hosted by Vanessa Toholka, Laura Summers and Dan Morganti. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs…
 
Tali Faulkner, director of Origame Digital, talks about Umurangi Generation, a photography-based game where users create beautiful portraits of the end of the world; and Tan Le, former Young Australian of the Year and Emotiv Systems co-founder, talks about human-machine interaction and devices that interact with our brain. Hosted by Warren Davies, …
 
Dr Matthew Butler, Deputy Dean of Education at Monash University, explores tertiary education as it intersects with technology in the unusual year that has been 2020; and Monash lecturer Dr Emily van der Nagel reveals the challenges and weaknesses of remote teaching and learning and asks ‘what might solution design look like?’ Hosted by Ro Murray, …
 
AustCyber CEO Michelle Price talks about what’s been going on during National Cyber Week; and we speak to National Node Manager and founder of the Australian Cyber Week’s National Missing Persons Hackathon, Lynda Cavanagh. With presenters Warren Davies, Maize Wallin and Dan Salmon. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/byte-into-it Faceb…
 
Good Things Foundation's Jess Wilson tells us about Get Online Week, a campaign to support the 2.5 million Australians who are not online; and we speak to Noon van der Silk and Gala Camacho, to find out what we might learn if Melbourne conducted exit interviews for people who move overseas for work. Hosted by Vanessa Toholka, Laura Summers and Dan …
 
Digital Rights Watch Programme and Partnerships Director Lucie Krahulcova discusses new measures to secure our metadata; and Associate Professor Therese Keane of Swinburne University explains the mammoth task of moving Australian education online. Hosted by Warren Davies, Maize Wallin and Dan Salmon. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs…
 
The director of RMIT's Centre for Cyber Security, Research and Innovation, Professor Matt Warren, discusses the cyber threats facing the upcoming US election; and artist and game designer Dr Troy Innocent investigates code in mixed reality as part of Melbourne International Games Week. Hosted by Vanessa Toholka, Paul Kellahan, Dan Morganti. Website…
 
Journalist Johanna Leggatt unpacks the unique harassment faced by women on Twitter; and ‘Code name Alex’ shares details of his career as a hacker. With presenters Warren Davies, Ro Murray and Dan Salmon. Website: https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/podcasts/byte-into-it/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3RRRFMByteIntoIT/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/b…
 
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