Life & Technology – 2GB 15th May, 2021

On the show this week, we invited Professor Alana Maurushat, Professor of Cybersecurity and Behaviour, School of Social Sciences from Western Sydney University. She discussed about the Federal Government’s funding on CyberSecurity Aid Centre in Parramatta. 

The Federal Government has announced $745,920 in new funding for Western Sydney University to establish the ‘Cybersecurity Aid Centre’ to train and support small business with Cyber Incident Response.

The project will enhance cybersecurity resources through the development of a Cyber Suite and Toolkit for Small Businesses — a hotline for assistance with cybersecurity incidents, and will integrate applied support with learning and skills development for Western Sydney University students.

We also invited Dr. Belinda Barnet, Senior Lecturer in Media, Swinburne University of Technology. Dr. Barnet shared about the happenings on WhatsApp data privacy update, what it means to users, what happens if you accept (or not) the new privacy settings. Dr Belinda talked about Signal as the messaging app used on a daily basic.

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Life & Technology – 2GB 8th May, 2021

This week we invited Mitchell Whitaker, Director of Harvey Norman New Castle, back on the show and shared some last minute gift ideas for Mum. Mitch went through the following items and why they are popular for Mum’s this year:
4) Cricut makers from $294
3) Galaxy Buds and Airpods, wireless ear buds generally
2) Fitbits and Smart Watches
1) 5g Smart Phones

We also re invited Ron Curry, CEO of Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA). Ron shared the latest update on tax support that the game industry is getting. What this update means for the industry, what video games can our older listeners play and how to start playing!

“This is a very welcomed day for Australian-made video games. We congratulate the Prime Minister, Minister Hume, and the Minister for the Arts the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, for recognising not only that video games have an important place alongside TV and film in Australian screen production and storytelling, but also their unparalleled potential for supercharging Australia’s exports, attracting vast inward investment, and up-skilling a whole new generation of Australian digital workers”,

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Life & Technology – 2GB 1st May, 2021

On this week’s show, we invited Brad Hales, National Marketing Manager from Uniden and discussed about dashcams, why you need one, what range of Dash Cams are available and options from Uniden.

We also re invited Dr. Ross Walker, a Cardiologist, Dr. Walker discussed about the latest ECG technology from Apple watch, how it can help you monitor your health, it’s implications and benefits. We talked about Apple Watch with ECG and also Withings with ECG.

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