Join Adam Cogan as he breaks down some interesting tech news from August 2021.

00:00 – Introduction

00:18 – All of NSW is going into major lockdown https://www.theguardian.com/australia…

01:55 – Australian Schools to do their big HSC exams remotely: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-0…

03:27 – TikTok overtakes Facebook! https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Tech…

03:59 – Open GitHub editor with a fullstop “.” as a shortcut: https://twitter.com/i/status/14255058…

05:18 – Visual Studio 2019 .NET Hot Reload User Experience for editing managed code at runtime https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visu…

06:07 – Euclideon partnership: World’s largest geospatial data platform coming to Azure! https://news.microsoft.com/en-au/feat…

09:24 – Digital Twins – watch the whole video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVS-A…

10:45 – Michael Grieves: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/…

11:17 – Tesla’s Autopilot Full Self-Driving Hardware: https://www.tesla.com/autopilot

11:31 – Neurosurgery using Microsoft HoloLens 2: https://news.microsoft.com/apac/featu…

1:04 – OpenAI introduces new API to build on top of the existing code: https://www.infoworld.com/article/362…

18:04 – Samsung is using AI to automate the design of computer chips: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/…

18:42 – Chinese AI models are becoming Instagram influencers: https://www.insider.com/chinas-flawle…

19:22 – 600 million in Crypto stolen! 😧

https://arstechnica.com/information-t…

https://www.techbusinessnews.com.au/n…

21:04 – Classic Aussie comedy “The Castle” (1997) becomes highschool curriculum: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118826/

 

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About the speakers

About the speakers

Adam Cogan

Adam Cogan blogs at adamcogan.com and interviews for SSW TV frequently. He is the Chief Architect at SSW, a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner specializing in custom enterprise .NET and Azure solutions mostly using Angular and React. His solutions also involve Office365, SharePoint, Dynamics 365, and Power BI.

In addition to being a Microsoft MVP in Azure DevOps, Adam is one of only 3 Microsoft Regional Directors in Australia. In this role, he regularly presents in conferences such as TechEd (USA, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Malaysia). A couple of times a year, he visits Microsoft headquarters in Seattle to learn the latest on Microsoft strategic directions and to undertake training in development technologies. His favourite Microsoft teams that he loves to work with are Nat Friedman’s GitHub and Azure DevOps team, James Phillips’ Power BI team, and Jeff Teper’s SharePoint team.

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