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Welcome to another episode of the Tech for Good Live podcast! If you're new here and you’re wondering what the hell you’ve stumbled into, we’re a bunch of pals that gather together once a week to talk about technology being used to make the world a better place. Well, in all honesty, we often end up talking about tech being used for evil but “Tech for Bad Live” isn’t as catchy is it?! And there are still glimmers of hope out there of wonderful people doing amazing things with tech.
So as we soldier on into murky corridors of tech, this week we are talking about the food price index, a new internal aid charity campaign, fancy offices and dogs!
Discussed in this episode:
Stat of the week
The CPI and the retail price index (RPI) are used interchangeably to document the rising price levels of groceries and household goods across the UK. Yet they only tell a fragment of the story of inflation, and grossly underestimate the true cost-of-living crisis. In 2012, 10 stock cubes from Sainsbury’s Basics range were 10p. In 2022, those same stock cubes are 39p, but only available in chicken or beef. The cheapest vegetable stock cubes are, inexplicably, £1 for 10.
Charity news of the week
Major international aid charities combine forces in a new campaign "We the helpers".
Tech news of the week
Even the guy who designed Google's headquarters thinks "fancy" tech office are a bad idea:
Google nest are trying to gamify saving energy:
Nest Renew - Google
Nice of the week
#DronesForGood dog saved from rising tide by a sausage dangled from a drone:
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