Technology for Good – episode twenty one with Gary Barnett

Welcome to episode twenty one of the Technology for Good hangout. In this week’s episode we had industry analyst Gary Barnett, as a guest on the show. As well as being a fellow industry analyst, Gary is an old friend, so we had a lot of fun discussing this week’s crop of stories. We had some connectivity issues at times during the hangout unfortunately, but that didn’t stop us from having a very interesting discussion about topics as diverse as climate, energy efficiency, and communications.

Here are the stories that we discussed in this week’s show:

World’s energy systems vulnerable to climate impacts, report warns
Peak Coal: Why the Industry’s Dominance May Soon Be Over


Cable TV boxes become 2nd biggest energy users in many homes
Microsoft Supercharges Bing Search With Programmable Chips


Amazon strikes back, launching speedy solid-state block storage one day after Google


Google’s Balloon Internet Experiment, One Year Later
Facebook has built it’s own switch
Antitheft Technology Led to a Dip in iPhone Thefts in Some Cities, Police Say
Google and Microsoft add phone kill switch
Fire Phone against the world: can Amazon take on iOS and Android


Ahead of Apple’s HealthKit, WebMD app now tracks health & fitness data from connected accessories


Harley-Davidson’s First Electric Motorcycle Surprisingly Doesn’t Suck


Microsoft launches new startup accelerator in Redmond, focusing on home automation and the ‘Internet of Things’
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