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Tesla building ‘world’s biggest’ lithium-ion battery in Australia

Bottom Line IT
September 22, 2017 11:00 AM

Mike and Erik discuss Elon Musk’s latest and greatest challenge: to build the worlds biggest lithium ion battery in south Australia. According to Musk it will be ‘three times more powerful than anything on Earth.’

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Tech Giants Rally in Support of Net Neutrality

Bottom Line IT
September 22, 2017 10:00 AM

In response, a plethora of tech giants such as Amazon, Reddit, Facebook and Google (among many others) have planned a “day of action” displaying alerts on their homepages detailing what the Internet may look like without net neutrality. The response highlights a popular belief that without net neutrality, ISPs will slow down Internet traffic and throttle startup companies. Erik and Mike deliberate.

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Adobe will finally kill Flash in 2020

Bottom Line IT
September 22, 2017 9:00 AM

The well known freeware and Internet fixture Adobe Flashplayer is finally calling it quits in 2020. Chrome, Edge, and Safari have been partially blocking Flashplayer for a year. HTML5 standards are more secure, and the need for Flashplayer just isn’t there anymore. Erik and Mike discuss.

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Researchers Shut Down AI that Invented its Own Language

Bottom Line IT
September 21, 2017 4:00 PM

AI bots designed by Facebook invented their own language that was unreadable to humans in order to negotiate more effectively.

Elon Musk, despite being a known pessimist on the dangers of AI, suggest that we let computers develop their own languages. Erik and Mike ponder, will machines over rule their operators…

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China Declares Bitcoin Illegal

Bottom Line IT
September 21, 2017 2:00 PM

The Chinese Government declared Bitcoin to be illegal. Bitcoin value tumbled as much as 11.4 percent, the most since July. The ethereum cryptocurrency was down more than 16 percent Monday, according to data from Coindesk. Erik and Mike sit down to discuss.

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Latest Tech News!

Bottom Line IT
September 14, 2017 5:00 PM

On this episode of Bottom Line IT Mike Maddox and Erik Jacobsen talk about the latest technology trends and stories. While segement six resumes the series where Mike catches up with Josh Gembala, Manager of Enhanced Security at ASK.

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Discussion of Capital Area IT Council

Bottom Line IT
September 11, 2017 12:00 PM

Mike is joined in studio by Andrea Ragan, most recent Director of the Capital Area IT Council.  Andrea and Mike discuss the tremendous work being done by the council as well as the challenges and opportunities faced by the IT industry in the Capital area.

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ASK - Important Announcement Regarding Equifax Data Breach

Bottom Line IT
September 8, 2017 3:30 PM

I hope everyone has had a great week. Unfortunately, we share this announcement to you this afternoon related to yet another data breach. A very severe data breach that impacts most Americans. The following is a statement from ASK President Mike Maddox on the newly reported Equifax data breach. Mike also plans to do a Facebook Live message on Monday at 11:30am  https://www.facebook.com/justasknet  on this topic once more information is released.

Shared below is a message from Mr. Maddox: The Equifax breach appears to be the largest corporate breach in history. I am sure that, like most Americans, you have questions and concerns. ASK Enhanced Security Services is tracking this breach and getting information as it unfolds. We want to ensure that you have the initial information as soon as possible. Please contact your ASK Representative with any questions.

 

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Technology News And More For The Week Of August 1, 2017

Bottom Line IT
August 3, 2017 3:00 PM

In this weeks episode of Bottom Line IT hosts Erik Jacobsen and Mike Maddox discuss recent technology topics including Industry Disrupted- What the Amazon Acquisition of Whole Foods Means and more.

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Technology News and More for the Week of July 25, 2017

Bottom Line IT
July 27, 2017 5:00 PM

In this weeks episode of Bottom Line IT hosts Erik Jacobsen and Mike Maddox discuss recent technology topics including President Trump being sued over Twitter.

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