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Treksperts Briefing Room

Treksperts Podcast Network

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From the creators of the hit INGLORIOUS TREKSPERTS podcast comes TREKSPERTS BRIEFING ROOM with hosts LISA KLINK (writer, Star Trek: Voyager) and PETER HOLMSTROM (author, The Center Seat) bringing you a series of in-depth curated audio commentaries of STAR TREK episodes and movies featuring leading Treksperts along with special guests from in front of and behind the camera including stars, writers, producers and notable fans. trekspertsplus.com
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Dive into the ”AI Briefing Room” for a quick update on the latest tech trends and innovations. Each episode, generated by AI, delivers fresh insights into AI advancements, tech disruptions, and more. Tune in from Monday through Friday morning to stay ahead in the tech world! For advice, reach out to us at aibriefingroom@gmail.com.
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USSC Briefing Room

United States Studies Centre

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The USSC Briefing Room is a podcast from the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. It gives you a seat at the table for a briefing on the latest US news and foreign policy. Co-hosts Mari Koeck, Jared Mondschein and Victoria Cooper talk to experts to cover what you need to know and what's beneath the surface of the news.
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Terrorism, espionage and romance, oh my! Welcome to The Briefing Room, the weekly podcast on Film Geek Radio devoted to the Showtime series HOMELAND Join Andrew and Charlie as they analyze each episode of the third season. Are there any clear answers to be gleaned from a show with so many moral grays? What secrets lie hidden in Saul's beard? Tune in to find out!
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Have you ever wondered what really goes on out in the field with our Special Forces Units, law enforcement and military and federal agencies? What about the stories of the people behind the mission? How did their life shape their service? How did their service shape their current careers? How about hearing from some of the best shooters in the world? Any interest in learning how the Special Operations Combatives program came to life? If you're anything like us, you want to hear the true stor ...
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Last week, NATO leaders gathered in Washington DC for their annual summit, this year celebrating the 75th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. However, much of Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s final summit was overshadowed by scrutiny of President Biden and then quickly followed by the assassination attempt on former president…
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i'm wall-e, welcoming you to today's tech briefing for tuesday, july 16. apple ios 18 public beta: an early look at the upcoming software update with changes to the lock screen, home screen, and control center, but without the anticipated apple intelligence service featuring chatgpt integration and enhanced siri capabilities. google's $23 billion a…
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Machine learning has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years. Bigger, more powerful computers can crunch ever more amounts of data, analysing complex information just as accurately, it’s claimed, as the best specialists and at speeds humans can never achieve. With the potential to make a significant difference to healthcare - helping to diagnos…
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THIS VOYAGE hosts Peter Holmstrom (author, The Center Seat: 55 Years of Trek) and Lisa Klink (screenwriter, Deep Space Nine, Voyager) get the tempo going as they are joined by Strange New Worlds screenwriter/producer, Bill Woolkoff to discuss one of the most sung about episodes of Star Trek ever made, Subspace Rhapsody. Dance numbers abound from a …
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welcome to wall-e's tech briefing for monday, july 15! dive into today's top tech stories: at&t cybersecurity breach: call and text records exposed from nearly all wireless customers due to a third-party cloud platform breach. at&t confirms no personal identifiable information was leaked and is working with law enforcement. trump's social media res…
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welcome to wall-e's tech briefing for friday, july 12th! dive into today's top tech stories: tesla robotaxi delay: tesla shares drop 8% after delaying its robotaxi unveiling to october, impacting investor confidence. softbank acquires graphcore: softbank finalizes its acquisition of uk ai chipmaker graphcore, aiming to scale its ipu technology. app…
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welcome to wall-e's tech briefing for thursday, july 11th! dive into today's top tech stories: elon musk's legal victory: a federal judge ruled that x corp., formerly known as twitter, does not owe $500 million in severance to former employees, dismissing claims from ex-staff related to musk's 2022 acquisition of the platform. samsung galaxy ring: …
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Surveys suggest that at least one in four of us will suffer from anxiety and depression during our lifetimes. The prevalence of these conditions is one of the reasons given for poor school attendance. And it's estimated that these mental health disorders account for 12.5% of all sickness leave in the UK. So what’s caused such an explosion in mental…
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Half the UK population will get cancer during their lifetime - and rates are rising. Each year, around 385,000 people in the UK are diagnosed and around 167,00 lives are lost to the disease. But scientists are developing new therapies, including personalised vaccines and targeted drugs, that attack cancer cells directly and more effectively. It's h…
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The US Supreme Court handed down their ruling in former president Trump’s immunity case and it granted far broader immunity than most experts anticipated. Why was the ruling so expansive? What does this mean for Trump’s criminal trials? How will this change the presidency going forward? To discuss these issues, we welcomed Chas Licciardello from AB…
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i'm wall-e, welcoming you to today's tech briefing for wednesday, july 10th. dive into today's top tech stories: hebbia raises $130 million: ai startup hebbia secures significant series b funding at a $700 million valuation, with andreessen horowitz leading the round. known for its generative ai used by 30% of asset managers, hebbia is expanding in…
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i'm wall-e, welcoming you to today's tech briefing for tuesday, july 9th. startup valuations rebound: valuations for u.s.-based companies reached new heights in the first half of 2024, indicating a recovery from the 2022 slump. despite the rise, deal volumes remain sluggish. ai-powered robots investments: amazon, tesla, and microsoft are heavily in…
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President Biden’s approval rating is at an all-time low and the number of “double haters” who want neither candidate is at an all-time high. The US system is driving the selection of candidates further and further away from the mainstream. Campaign financing contributes to this. How did Trump and Biden become their party’s nominee with so little pu…
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i'm wall-e, welcoming you to today's tech briefing for monday, july 8. dive into today's top tech stories: tesla's stock surge: tesla shares surged 27% this week, fueled by a better-than-expected q2 deliveries report, closing friday at $251.55. samsung electronics' record profits: samsung's shares reached their highest level since january 2021, pro…
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i'm wall-e, welcoming you to today's tech briefing for friday, july 5th. here are today's top stories: bitcoin under pressure: bitcoin slides to a two-month low, affected by the federal reserve's stance on interest rates. price dropped to around $56,837 before a slight recovery to $57,932.57. cybersecurity breach: russian hacking group midnight bli…
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2024 is the year of elections and already hundreds of millions of people around the world have been to the polls. A few months ago The Briefing Room looked ahead to elections in South Africa and India. Both have since delivered shocks to their ruling parties which failed to win parliamentary majorities. So why did the main parties in both countries…
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welcome to wall-e's tech briefing for thursday, july 4th! here's what we're covering today: amazon discontinues astro for business: amazon will end support for astro's business version to focus on its home robot side, offering full refunds and an additional $300 credit for a replacement solution. twilio authy app breach: threat actors accessed phon…
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welcome to wall-e's tech briefing for wednesday, july 3rd! dive into today's top tech stories: tesla’s second-quarter success: tesla shares surged 10% after exceeding analysts' expectations with 443,956 vehicle deliveries and 410,831 production numbers for q2 2024. this marks a 14.8% increase from the first quarter. spacex's ambitious launch schedu…
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welcome to wall-e's tech briefing for tuesday, july 2nd! explore today's top tech stories: anthropic's ai benchmark program: initiative to fund ai benchmarks for assessing capabilities like cyberattacks, information manipulation, and national security threats, aiming to set industry standards for safer ai practices. robinhood acquires pluto: aiming…
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welcome to wall-e's tech briefing for monday, july 1! today's tech updates include: amazon's ai acquisition: amazon bolsters its ai capabilities by hiring co-founders and team members from adept, an ai startup known for developing ai-powered agents to automate software tasks. avid luan, adept's co-founder, along with others, joins amazon to drive i…
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Joe Biden and Donald Trump’s debate in Atlanta was always going to be one for the history books. Never before had a general election debate occurred before the party conventions officially named them as their presidential nominees. But following a debate performance that even President Biden conceded was not his best, the most historical aspect of …
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welcome to wall-e's tech briefing for friday, june 28th! dive into today's top tech stories: hebbia raises $100 million: the ai-powered document search startup raises nearly $100 million in a series b funding round led by andreessen horowitz, valuing the company between $700 and $800 million. meta tests user-created ai chatbots: meta starts testing…
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As American politics has become increasingly polarised, experts and analysts have explored avenues for electoral reform to shift voting to be more representative. One solution is ranked-choice voting (RCV), which is standard in Australia, but only appears in a fraction of jurisdictions in the United States. Why is ranked-choice voting so rare in th…
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i'm wall-e, welcoming you to today's tech briefing for thursday, june 27th. nasa's $843m contract with spacex: significant boost for spacex to develop a spacecraft aimed at de-orbiting the international space station by 2030, ensuring safe reentry. amazon hits $2 trillion market cap: achieving this milestone reflects a 3.9% share increase, driven b…
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David Aaronovitch and guests dissect Sudan's ongoing civil war. This conflict is now one of the world's worst humanitarian disasters. How can it be brought to an end? Guests: James Copnall - presenter of Newsday on the BBC World Service and former BBC Sudan correspondent Mohanad Hashim - Sudanese journalist working on Newshour on the BBC World Serv…
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welcome to wall-e's tech briefing for wednesday, june 26th! dive into today's top tech stories: waymo expands in san francisco: waymo's robotaxi service, waymo one, is now open to all users in san francisco, aiming to provide reliable and eco-friendly transportation. chatgpt now on macos: openai's chatbot app for macos is gradually rolling out, all…
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welcome to wall-e's tech briefing for tuesday, june 25th! dive into today's top tech stories: openai's acquisition spree: after acquiring rockset, openai has now purchased multi, an enterprise-focused, video-first collaboration platform. this move aligns with openai's strategy of enhancing enterprise solutions. nvidia's stock slide: nvidia's shares…
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i'm wall-e, welcoming you to today's tech briefing for monday, june 24. here’s what we cover: cruise fined: cruise, general motors' self-driving subsidiary, agrees to a $112,500 fine to the california public utilities commission, allowing them to resume operations after an accident involving a robotaxi running over a pedestrian. corrective measures…
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THIS VOYAGE, hosts Peter Holmstrom (author, The Center Seat: 55 Years of Star Trek), and Lisa Klink (screenwriter, Deep Space Nine, Voyager) are joined by current Star Trek era science advisor, Dr. Erin MacDonald to discuss one of her favorite episodes of the franchise, Pathfinder, from Star Trek Voyager's sixth season. The return of Barclay, Deann…
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i'm wall-e, welcoming you to today's tech briefing for friday, june 21. dive into today's top tech stories: kaspersky antivirus software ban: u.s. government bans sale of kaspersky software due to national security and privacy concerns. anthropic's new ai model: introduction of claus 3.5 sonnet, a nuanced ai model enhancing real-time collaboration.…
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David Aaronovitch and guests examine Joe Biden's ceasefire deal and ask whether - despite some positive noises from both sides - Israel and Hamas are interested in making it work. Guests: David Makovsky, Ziegler Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute and director of the Koret Project on Arab-Israel RelationsAnshel Pfeffer, columnist and I…
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welcome to wall-e's tech briefing for thursday, june 20th! here are today's top tech stories: critical windows vulnerability patch: microsoft released a patch for a critical vulnerability in windows 11 and 10 (cve-2024-30078) that allows hackers to exploit devices on public wi-fi networks without user interaction. make sure to update your systems. …
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welcome to wall-e's tech briefing for wednesday, june 19. dive into today's top tech news: nvidia becomes world's most valuable company: nvidia overtakes microsoft with a market cap of $3.335 trillion, driven by a 160% stock surge in 2024. microsoft email spoofing vulnerability: a bug allows phishing attacks by spoofing microsoft employees’ emails,…
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On 17 June 2021, President Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, making the day a federal public holiday. What did this new holiday celebrate? What role does Juneteenth play in American history? How is it different from Martin Luther King Jr Day? To discuss these questions Senior Lecturer in American Studies at the United State…
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welcome to wall-e's tech briefing for tuesday, june 18th! here's today's lineup of top tech stories: adobe faces lawsuit: the u.s. department of justice has filed a lawsuit against adobe, accusing the company of deceptive practices related to early-termination fees and the subscription cancellation process. adobe denies these claims, asserting that…
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welcome to wall-e's tech briefing for monday, june 17! catch up on today's tech highlights: tempus ai's successful nasdaq debut: the google-backed healthcare diagnostics company closed its first trading day up nearly 9%, raising $410 million with a market cap of around $6.65 billion. european commission charges: apple and meta may soon face charges…
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i'm wall-e, welcoming you to today's tech briefing for friday, june 14. tesla shareholders approve musk's pay plan: tesla shareholders ratified ceo elon musk's 2018 pay plan despite previous legal challenges, marking a public relations win for musk and potentially aiding future performance plans. the company also voted to shift tesla’s incorporatio…
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The war in Ukraine was a wake-up call for nations around the world as they saw how quickly one crisis could consume the national supply of certain munitions. The Australian Government addressed this in both its 2023 Defence Strategic Review and 2024 National Defence Strategy through the prioritisation of the Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance (G…
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David Aaronovitch and guests assess the fallout from France's EU elections and President Macron's subsequent decision to call parliamentary elections later this month. Guests: Hugh Schofield, BBC Paris CorrespondentSophie Pedder, Paris bureau chief at The EconomistMujtaba Rahman, Managing Director for Europe at Eurasia Group who advise investors on…
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welcome to wall-e's tech briefing for thursday, june 13th! dive into today's top tech stories: apple's ai ambitions: apple briefly overtook microsoft as the world's most valuable company, driven by announcements of integrating generative ai technology into its apps and devices, branded apple intelligence. oracle's cloud surge: oracle's shares soare…
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i'm wall-e, welcoming you to today's tech briefing for wednesday, june 12. apple's record high: apple shares closed at $207.15, a 7% increase, following the announcement of new ai software at its developer conference, including enhanced siri features and integration with openai's chatgpt. ftc's big tech crackdown: ftc chair lina khan highlights a f…
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THIS VOYAGE on the TREKSPERTS BRIEFING ROOM, hosts PETER HOLMSTROM (author, The Center Seat) and LISA KLINK (writer, Star Trek: Voyager) are joined by writer ERIC STILLWELL to discuss the making of one of The Next Generation's most beloved episodes, "Yesterday's Enterprise." Let history always remember the name "Yesterday's Enterprise," this week o…
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welcome to wall-e's tech briefing for tuesday, june 11th! dive into today's top tech stories: apple wwdc 2024 keynote highlights: introduction of apple intelligence, a major entry into the generative ai space focused on enhanced personalization and privacy, integrated across ios, macos, and visionos. apple intelligence details: runs mainly on-devic…
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welcome to wall-e's tech briefing for monday, june 10th! here's a glimpse of today's top tech news: waystar's ipo: waystar shares dropped more than 3% on their nasdaq debut. despite pricing its ipo at $21.50 per share, the stock closed at $20.70. the company aims to use the proceeds to pay off existing debt. microsoft copilot+ update: microsoft ann…
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The Treksperts Briefing Room is BACK for another voyage. This week, hosts Peter Holmstrom (author, The Center Seat) and Lisa Klink (screenwriter, Deep Space Nine, Voyager), are joined by screenwriter and video game writer, LEE SHELDON, to discuss his fourth season episode, "Remember Me" in which Dr. Crusher finds herself as the only one left onboar…
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i'm wall-e, welcoming you to today's tech briefing for friday, june 7. spacex's starship success: spacex completes its fourth starship test, achieving a soft landing in the indian ocean despite damage. elon musk highlights the milestone for the reusable vehicle, marking a step towards revolutionizing space travel. antitrust investigations in ai: u.…
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David Aaronovitch and guests discuss Donald Trump's conviction in the hush money case, examine the cases yet to be heard and ask whether any of this hurts his election chances? Guests: Anthony Zurcher, BBC North America correspondentJack Chin, Professor of Criminal Law at the University of California, DavisWendy Schiller, Professor of Political Sci…
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welcome to wall-e's tech briefing for thursday, june 6th! dive into today's top tech stories: nvidia's market cap milestone: nvidia surpasses apple, reaching a $3 trillion market value, fueled by its dominance in ai chips for data centers. google acquires cameyo: aim to integrate virtualized windows app support into chromeos, enhancing the virtual …
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i'm wall-e, welcoming you to today's tech briefing for wednesday, june 5th. elon musk redirects nvidia ai chips: a major shipment of nvidia ai chips has been redirected from tesla to musk's social media company, x (formerly twitter). this could delay tesla's plans for autonomous vehicles and humanoid robots, raising shareholder concerns and slightl…
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In November, Americans will head to the polls to cast their vote for who will hold the most powerful office in the world – Joe Biden or Donald Trump. But it isn’t only Americans who are impacted. What would a Trump administration vs Biden administration 2.0 mean for allies and partners around the world? What will stay the same regardless of who win…
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