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Ep. 082 - Covid-19 tech innovations, OBS Ninja, Twitter introduces fleets and more

Ep. 082 - Covid-19 tech innovations, OBS Ninja, Twitter introduces fleets and more

November 23, 2020

In this episode, Bob & Kevin discuss some of the interesting tech innovations that have been introduced during this time of COVID-19. The focus was on innovations around Zoom meetings and OBS Studio. One of the more exciting highlights is https://obs.ninja.

Bob & Kevin shared some things they have learned from their co-workers about working from home and work-life balance.

On the lighter side of things, Bob & Kevin talked about the new feature updated from Twitter, which they are calling Fleets. Have you fleeted yet?

As always, let us know what you thought of this episode, and feel free to ping us on social media with your thoughts on this episode or any of our others - Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow. 

Ep. 079 - Discussing GPT-3 and the Twitter cropper bias controversy

Ep. 079 - Discussing GPT-3 and the Twitter cropper bias controversy

September 28, 2020

In this episode, Bob & Kevin welcome our first paid sponsor - https://baty-barr.media to the show... well, technically, Josh has been our producer, editor, and engineer for a few episodes now, but this week he PAID US! Then, of course, we paid him to produce this week's show... LOL

Anyway, back to the episode description... Bob & Kevin discussed the recent tweets and discussions around the twitter cropper and racial bias and then shifted to the main topic of conversation GPT-3 (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) - a language-based General AI. Take a listen and find out all the ways it has been used thus far in a limited beta program and get our thoughts on where this tech might be headed.

As always, let us know what you thought of this episode and feel free to ping us on social media with your thoughts on this episode or any of our others - Follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow. 

Ep. 078 - Thoughts on the Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma”

Ep. 078 - Thoughts on the Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma”

September 14, 2020

In this episode, Bob & Kevin discuss the newly released, Netflix, documentary "The Social Dilemma"  (https://www.netflix.com/title/81254224). If you have not watched it, we strongly encourage you to do so. Topics covered range from AI to social engineering and the impact that social media has on our world today and its threat to freedom as we know it.

Shortly after the show was recorded, this article was posted to Medium and we think it adds some great flavor to the discussion: https://medium.com/@jeff_seibert/the-mechanics-and-psychology-behind-the-social-dilemma-719d618aa8ce 

As always, let us know what you thought of this episode and feel free to ping us on social media with your thoughts on this episode or any of our others - Follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow. 

Ep. 077 - Are you suffering from Zoom fatigue? And what is Facebook doing about QAnon?

Ep. 077 - Are you suffering from Zoom fatigue? And what is Facebook doing about QAnon?

August 31, 2020

This week Bob & Kevin discuss how Zoom fatigue has or has NOT affected them and some strategies to help reduce the potential effects of Zoom fatigue. They also discussed social media's role in the spreading of conspiracy theories, misinformation, and disinformation with a strong focus on QAnon.

As always, let us know what you thought of this episode and feel free to ping us on social media with your thoughts on this episode or any of our others - Follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow. 

Ep. 075 - Cancel Culture: is it a myth or malicious mob mentality?

Ep. 075 - Cancel Culture: is it a myth or malicious mob mentality?

August 3, 2020

In this episode, Bob & Kevin take a look at cancel culture and debate if it is fact or fiction. We found some very interesting definitions of cancel culture and discussed what (if anything) actually constitutes being #cancelled.

 

As always, let us know what you thought of this episode and feel free to ping us on social media with your thoughts on this episode or any of our others - Follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow. 

 
 
Ep. 073 - We are listening and trying to learn, but pretty convinced Mark Zuckerberg is not! Analysis of Mark’s recent letter to his employees

Ep. 073 - We are listening and trying to learn, but pretty convinced Mark Zuckerberg is not! Analysis of Mark’s recent letter to his employees

June 22, 2020

Things in the world are heavy right now, we get that. The Bob & Kevin Show is listening and we strongly believe that Black Lives Matter. We are also laser-focused on the impact companies like Facebook and Twitter have on the collective social and political mood of not just our nation, but the world. In this episode, we discuss some of Facebook's and Twitter's reactions and responses to world events addressing racial equality and some of the garbage being posted to social media by "dear leader" - you know the orange guy we are talking about!

Anyway, as always, let us know what you thought of this episode and feel free to ping us on social media with your thoughts on this episode or any of our others - Follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow. 

Ep. 072 - Did President Trump’s executive order just kill social media? And did Joe Rogan just re-define podcasting with his exclusive deal with Spotify?

Ep. 072 - Did President Trump’s executive order just kill social media? And did Joe Rogan just re-define podcasting with his exclusive deal with Spotify?

May 28, 2020

BREAKING NEWS!
Yup, just the day before President Trump's history-making, executive order related to social media giants like Twitter and Facebook, Bob & Kevin were already discussing the implications of Trump's tweets being labeled as "fact check required". In fact, the boys even played out a couple "what if" scenarios - how accurate were they? Take a listen and find out!

Oh, they talked about puzzles in the pandemic and Joe Rogan's big Spotify deal as well (weird, right?)

Let us know what you thought of this episode and feel free to ping us on social media with your thoughts on this episode or any of our others - Follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow.  

Ep. 071 - Terms of Service (too long didn’t read) and we talk thick and thin javascript clients for fun

Ep. 071 - Terms of Service (too long didn’t read) and we talk thick and thin javascript clients for fun

May 4, 2020

Pop quiz for you Bob & Kevin Show listeners - when was the last time you COMPLETELY read a terms of service agreement for a website or software you have used? Yeah, we don't think we ever have either. Enter the hero of our story (sort of) https://tosdr.org/!

Yup, this site has a plugin that we eventually determined is quite helpful, but the site itself also gives you a quick snapshot of how crappy most companies are about their terms of service. Anyway, check it out and let us know what you think.

We also took some time at the beginning of the episode to discuss React JS and other javascript frameworks and how they impact front end web development.

Let us know what you thought of this episode and feel free to ping us on social media with your thoughts on this episode or any of our others - Follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow. 

Ep. 069 - Social Engineering in the social distancing era and the creation of an official data monitoring service

Ep. 069 - Social Engineering in the social distancing era and the creation of an official data monitoring service

April 20, 2020

Bob & Kevin discuss the recent flood of "list your security question answers here" types of social engineering social media posts that have been all over our social feeds in the recent "COVID lockdown era" and a few more topics related to social engineering, personal data leakage and more.

Amazingly, we actually feel like we DID solve some things in this episode, you will just have to listen to see what it is that we solved. In all seriousness, some good practical content in this episode (well at least we think so).

Let us know what you thought of this episode and feel free to ping us on social media with your thoughts on this episode or any of our others - Follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow. 

Ep. 066 - Social media and your mental health

Ep. 066 - Social media and your mental health

February 28, 2020

In this latest edition, Bob & Kevin discuss the impacts of social media on our mental health. They also identify some common social media post types, give them names and discuss strategies on how to minimize the impact of social media on our health.

This episode was inspired by a conversation that Kevin recently had with an educator and by Bob's involvement as a school board member for the past two years. 

Bob and Kevin also share some of their own experiences with social media and how it has impacted their mental health at times.

Let us know if you miss the full transcripts - or if you have better ideas how we should include them instead of just dumping them in the episode description. Feel free to ping us on social media with your thoughts on this episode or any of our others - Follow us on twitter at https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow. 

Ep. 050 - Seven tips to monetize your podcast - plus we talk Atlas the robot, building your personal brand, Between Two Ferns the movie and more.

Ep. 050 - Seven tips to monetize your podcast - plus we talk Atlas the robot, building your personal brand, Between Two Ferns the movie and more.

October 9, 2019

In this episode we celebrated our 50th! Sure we had about 30 or so YouTube Shows (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmOHJDCtT0THNKW49Ghxtmg) but can you believe we have recorded FIFTY podcast episodes!?!?!

We have been tackling some heavy topics lately on the show, so today we decided to talk some tech headlines and see where things took us.

We talked about the latest iteration of the Boston Dynamics Atlas robot - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlas_(robot) in addition to how the idea of the "personal brand" has evolved since we got in "the game". 

We took a look at some recent press about podcast monetizing and the various options out there, plus much, much more! As always... if you want to leave us a comment, feel free to hit us up on twitter - https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow

Rumor has it, if you send us a DM, we will reach out to you with a very special gift! DO IT... DO IT NOW!

Ep. 043 - Sidewalk Labs Quayside proposal, new Twitter and alphabet soup

Ep. 043 - Sidewalk Labs Quayside proposal, new Twitter and alphabet soup

August 1, 2019

In this episode, Bob & Kevin discuss a planned neighborhood in Toronto, Ontario, Canada being proposed by Alphabet (formerly Google) subsidiary, Sidewalk Labs. We discuss both the technological and non-tech innovations that are being proposed and discussed. It actually gets a little intense when Bob & Kevin discuss the application of the word 'utopia'. In addition to Quayside, we discuss new Twitter, a recent podcast from Land of the Giants (https://pca.st/V7d9) on the topic of the rise of Amazon Alexa and where the future may be. We wrap up the episode going over the list of all the companies that make up Alphabet - https://abc.xyz . We hope you enjoy and would love for you to reach out to us on https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow - let's connect!

Ep. 033 - Mark Zuckerberg Wants More Internet Regulation and Article 13 is now Article 17?

Ep. 033 - Mark Zuckerberg Wants More Internet Regulation and Article 13 is now Article 17?

April 2, 2019

This week, your dynamic duo of Bob & Kevin discussed Mr. Z's 4 simple rules - or the biggest corporate cop out we have seen in quite some time. Anyway, we digress. In addition to discussing the op ed that appeared in the Washington Post, we discussed the recent events surround Article 13, or is it now Article 17? Anyway, we talk master copyright databases mixed in with a little bit of Star Trek governmental wisdom and we finally end up talking about Google's ethics committee for AI that apparently can't even sit at the same table with each other. As usual, you can find us on twitter as the @bobandkevinshow and we are instagram as @bobnkevinshow (not sure why they limit those characters... grrr) - drop us a line! You can also email the show directly at [email protected]. Thanks!

Ep. 032 - WTF: What the Facebook? Bob & Kevin discuss Facebook and their plain text password issues and Apple TV+

Ep. 032 - WTF: What the Facebook? Bob & Kevin discuss Facebook and their plain text password issues and Apple TV+

March 26, 2019

Join your favorite technology consumer advocates Bob & Kevin as they discuss Facebook giving us a real-time, Black Mirror prequel. Bob & Kevin also take a deep look at the "new monopoly" in tech, which is basically coming up with the most ubiquitous platform imaginable... hardware, software, original content... you know, what Apple is trying to become with the release of their fill in the blank plus original content platform. Oh, wow, guess what, this is also straight out of a potential Black Mirror prequel... have you seen 'Nosedive'? or watched our YouTube episode - https://youtu.be/wX-_GNGZXG8 ?

Like what you are hearing? Have a topic you want us to cover in an upcoming episode? Drop us a line at https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow

Until next week!

Bob & Kevin

Ep. 031 - Boeing Software Update and Parody Twitter Accounts - yes you @DevinCow

Ep. 031 - Boeing Software Update and Parody Twitter Accounts - yes you @DevinCow

March 21, 2019

This week might be one of our darkest episodes - at least early on. Bob & Kevin discuss the difficult subject of software and the recent Boeing tragedies. Unfortunately, the darkness carried on a bit when we discussed the responsibilities of tech/social giants like YouTube and Facebook in the wake of the New Zealand tragedy.

On an odd turn of events, we were able to look toward TWITTER to lighten the mood of the episode... all we can say is MOOOOOO! We closed things out with discussions around the recent Facebook outage and if we should have the rights to repair our super expensive cell phones.

We covered a lot, but we had some fun. Let us know if you liked what you heard! Hit us up at https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow 

Thanks,

Bob & Kevin

Ep. 028 - Flat Earth

Ep. 028 - Flat Earth

February 18, 2019

Well, it has been a minute, as the kids say, but Bob & Kevin are back at it with a fun new episode where we discuss about the control of truth, various conspiracies and how social media contributes. We discuss the roles that big social play in the spread of mis- and dis-information and the potential personal implications of our own social media accounts in the process!

Ep. 024 - The gender dropdown discussion

Ep. 024 - The gender dropdown discussion

November 15, 2018

I wish we could say we were sorry for the click bait, but one of the topics we covered tonight was the dropdown menu for gender. You will have to listen to the episode to hear how we covered it, but trust us... it is something worthy of discussion. We also discussed how our combined journalistic talents are on par with the rest of the world of tech news, in our humble opinions... LOL

As always, give it a listen and let us know what you think! Until next week...

Ep. 022 - Bob & Kevin catch up and cover all the random topics

Ep. 022 - Bob & Kevin catch up and cover all the random topics

October 31, 2018

We jump back into it this week after both of us have been crazy at work, traveling all over, and just dealing with everything that life has been throwing at the two of us the past couple of weeks. Don't worry, we still talk about twitter and facebook... we even discuss the new facebook video calling thingy??? What the heck is that all about anyway. Not gonna lie, we are both a little out of practice and we even forgot to really start AND end the episode... so, we hope you enjoy this completely raw and barely edited, very special episode. As always, feel free to hit us up on twitter (https://twitter.com/bobandkevinshow) and let us know what you think of the episode. Have a great week!

Ep. 020 - Bob & Kevin talk tech with self-produced rockstar and application developer Richard Terris

Ep. 020 - Bob & Kevin talk tech with self-produced rockstar and application developer Richard Terris

September 30, 2018

Richard Terris joins B&K from Glassgow to talk about producing an album and things that developers can do to fill their free-time. We talk travel, music, art and a little bit of the new Apple tech that was announced a couple weeks back. I hope you enjoy this one as much as we did recording it. You can check out Richards website at https://wailingrecluse.com/ and have a listen to a live cut from his album at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfRPc2oWmKQ which we also feature in this episode. Enjoy!

Ep. 001 - Bob and Kevin leave YouTube and start a podcast!

Ep. 001 - Bob and Kevin leave YouTube and start a podcast!

May 5, 2018

So, it looks like we are trying this #Podcast thing! The Bob & Kevin Show is dropping YouTube as our content platform in favor of doing a good ole fashioned podcast. On our first TRUE podcast episode, we talked about why we are leaving YouTube, how social media networks like FaceBook, YouTube, Twitter and more have monopolies and how there is virtually nothing we can do about it. Don't worry, we throw some shade toward eBay and Amazon as well... heck, we even do some Walmart bashing. We will still talk all things tech and entertainment moving forward... so sit back and enjoy a LISTEN to our new podcast!

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