All Things TechIE Podcast Audio Episodes 81-90 available to download

Join Justin Dawson and special guests, Kevin Hill from X2O Media and Joel Cruz from BZB Gear as they delve into the world of video technology and its impact on remote learning, accessibility, and event participation.

From the challenges and opportunities of remote learning to the evolving landscape of educational technology, this episode explores the practical application of video technology in live lessons, effective teaching methods, and the importance of visual engagement in virtual meetings. The panel discusses the importance of encouraging participants to keep cameras on for engagement, accessibility of remote learning and meeting solutions for users in different locations and rooms and adapting hardware and platforms to meet the requirements of individuals with additional needs.

We discuss:

Visual Engagement Matters: The importance of keeping cameras on in virtual meetings and remote learning environments for visualisation and engagement was emphasised. It's all about creating a sense of presence.

Inclusive Learning Environments: The conversation shed light on the challenges and solutions for creating inclusive learning environments through better technology, including tools for neurodiverse individuals and the importance of engaging all participants.

Evolving Classroom Models: The conversation touches on the importance of evolving traditional classroom models to create more engaging and inclusive learning spaces, with considerations for neurodiverse individuals and educators with autism or ADHD.

The guests navigate through the latest trends in audiovisual technology, the potential of 8k solutions in education and healthcare, and the importance of creating inclusive and engaging environments for all participants. 

All Things TechIE Podcast - Episode 89 recorded live at #ise2024

In Episode 89, our guest Erin from Johns Hopkins University shares insights on accommodating diverse tech preferences for educators, challenges in standardizing equipment, and exploring new solutions like transparent LEDs. Join us as we discuss the evolution of classroom tech, the impact of COVID on educational technology, and the exciting possibilities of immersive experiences, VR, and AI. 

This podcast is sponsored by X2o Media and BZB Gear. 

In Episode 88 of All Things TechIE Podcast , Iffat Chaundry joins us in studio about our incredible experiences at #ise2024 We dive into the exciting and chaotic world of conventions, discussing everything from brand booths to networking opportunities, and even some personal safety tips.

We touch on the overwhelming nature of the event, the need for calm spaces, and the importance of accommodating neurodiverse individuals. 

Happy New Year, tech enthusiasts! Episode 87 of All Things TechIE Podcast is here!

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In this episode, Justin takes us on a thrilling journey, reflecting on the highs and lows of tech and audiovisual wonders in 2023. Brace yourself as we dive headfirst into the heart of tech and AV in 2024, starting with the Consumer Electronic Show, CES 2024, rocking Las Vegas next week! But that's not all – pack your virtual bags, because Justin is gearing up for an incredible adventure in Barcelona at Integrated Systems Europe, ISE2024, just three weeks from now.

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All Things TechIE Podcast - Episode 86 #ISE2024 Pre show special

Joining us on the show today are the esteemed Mike Blackman, the managing director of Integrated Systems events, David Labuskes, the CEO of AVIXA, and Daryl Freedman, the global president and CEO of CEDIA. These industry experts will be sharing their insights and thoughts on the upcoming Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2024 event, which marks the 20th anniversary next year. 

We'll be diving deep into the evolution of multi-room audio and its impact on our daily lives, as well as exploring the game-changing potential of smart lighting for homes. Our guests will enlighten us on the ever-advancing technological landscape and how integrators can stay ahead of the curve to enhance homeowners' lives.

In a thrilling announcement, Mike Blackman confirms the acclaimed journalist, documentary maker, and content creator Charmaine Obey Chinoy as the keynote speaker for ISE 2024, setting the stage for an inspiring and informative event.

We'll be taking a close look at the Fira in Barcelona. From wider aisles to dedicated spaces for residential technology and comprehensive educational sessions, ISE 2024 promises to be a must-attend for tech enthusiasts and industry professionals.

As always, Justin Dawson, will be on the ground at ISE, bringing you live updates, interviews, and the signature All Things TechIE charm. Tune in to discover the exciting giveaways, competitions, and swag that Justin will have in store for lucky attendees at ISE 2024.

Don't forget to follow us on social media, register for ISE 2024 with our exclusive code, and visit our website for more information and exciting content.

Yesterday, as part of Episode 85 of All Things TechIE Podcast, I stepped into a world of magic and myth at the Lú Festival of Light in Drogheda. A meeting with Oisin O'Brien, the founder of Visual Spectrum and one of the masterminds behind this spectacle, was the cherry on top

Oisin and his team have transformed Drogheda into a living storybook, illuminating the city's historical sites with tales of Boann, the Salmon of Knowledge, Amergin, the Gods of Newgrange and many more.

Every corner of the city, from the Old Abbey to St Laurence’s Gate, is drenched in light and legend. The intricate stonework of Drogheda has become the canvas for spectacular projections, bringing to life heroic warriors, mythical creatures, and ethereal landscapes.

But it's not just about the visuals.

The festival is a sensory feast, with audio narrations accompanying the stunning visuals, immersing you deeper into Drogheda's mythological past.

And the streets? They're alive!

Stilt walkers, face painters, fire breathers - they're all there, adding to the vibrant atmosphere. Cafes, bars, and restaurants are buzzing, staying open late to cater to the festival crowd.

And for the little ones? A Viking Encampment at the Old Abbey carpark, promising a family fun area like no other.

The Lú Festival of Light is a free event, running over two long weekends, from 27th – 31st of October and 2nd – 4th of November.

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In Episode 84 of All Things TechIE Podcast:

Adobe's Project Primrose takes the spotlight as they showcase an awe-inspiring animated dress and AI editing tools at their prestigious Adobe Max conference. We delve into the innovative concept of a dress that can display patterns and designs, eliminating the need for a conventional wardrobe choice.

On a different note, we discuss the recent controversy surrounding Paddy Cosgrave's resignation as the chief executive of Web Summit. We explore the repercussions of his personal comments and the subsequent withdrawal of major tech companies from the event. Stay tuned as we uncover the details and implications of this significant industry shake-up.

We also delve into the latest tech news, including the European Commission's scrutiny of X (formerly known as Twitter) over potential terrorist content and Elon Musk's facing scrutiny from the European Union regarding illegal and terrorist content on X. TikTok's challenge against a hefty fine and Amazon's expansion of its drone delivery service across Europe are also on our radar.

We talk about drones a lot in the show with our special guest Ian Kiely from and the upcoming Drone Summit in the RDS in March 2024. 

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Welcome back to another episode of the All Things TechIE Podcast!

In today's episode, we dive into a wide range of tech-related topics that have been making headlines. From the soft launch of AVGroupIE, to the impact of social media and the latest in AI and cancer research, we have it all covered. We'll also discuss a tragic incident involving Google Maps, a hefty fine for TikTok, and the controversial construction of AWS data centres in North Dublin. So grab your headphones and get ready for an informative and captivating episode of All Things TechIE Podcast - Episode 83!

All Things TechIE Podcast - Episode 82

Episode 81 of All Things TechIE Podcast was recorded on Bank Holiday Monday 7th August.

In this episode:

Twitter has undergone a major rebranding, now known as The iconic Twitter bird logo has been replaced with a flashy x, reflecting owner Elon Musk's affinity for the letter. Musk has ambitious plans to transform Twitter into a multi-purpose app similar to China's WeChat. We'll discuss the implications and challenges faced during this rebranding process.

Google Maps introduces a game-changing feature combining street view and aerial images to create a highly detailed data model of the world. Discover bike lanes, sidewalks, intersections, parking, and even find information on air quality and weather changes along your routes. Join us as we unpack the incredible technology behind this innovation.

WhatsApp is introducing Telegram-like video messages, enabling users to send one-minute video clips to their friends. Secure and end-to-end encrypted, this feature will be available to all users in the coming weeks. We'll discuss how WhatsApp, Telegram, and Snapchat are expanding their video message capabilities and the impact it may have on communication.

Lastly, let's dive into a thought-provoking topic on children's smartphone usage. With smartphone usage among children under 16 on the rise globally, different regions are approaching this issue differently. From proposed restrictions in China to varying approaches elsewhere, we'll explore the potential effects and discuss whether limitations on mobile phone usage for children are necessary.

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