Category Archives: Shows
We went a little long this week, but I don’t mind, I enjoyed my topics. We talked about Tom Wheeler, the FCC Chairman’s feelings regarding the upcoming auction in the 600MHz band, some new revelations regarding the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability, as well as the one year anniversary of the Digital Public Library of America. I got to geek out about how vinyl works, and in Science News we talked about blood sugar levels, as well as something that might be a new satellite of Saturn.
FCC Chair ‘regrets’ AT&T and Verizon having prime spectrum
Heartbleed vulnerability further exploited
The end of password based authentication?
Apple confirms aftermarket CarPlay support
Digital Public Library of America to add millions of records
Nike denies FuelBand shutdown
Longaccess is a new long-term digital storage solution
Followup to the Pono Player
In honor of Record Store Day, let’s talk about vinyl
Facebook’s friend model, and how we’ve changed
Facebook on the World Cup
Saturn’s new moon
Hunger and self-control, how Voodoo dolls showed the connection
This week on the show, I talk about a number of cool things, between why Wi-Fi is not harmful to you, that there is an internal network in each Tesla model S, and how supersymmetry may or may not be a natural phenomenon. The message I drove home from other stories is that the political and social battles that we wage shouldn’t be waged in the technology sphere.
Ubuntu One shutdown by Canonical
Ad cookies Trace Internet Activity
Google’s Trademark “Glass”
Steve Jobs email about Samsung strategy
Conservatives slam Mozilla
Tesla model S Internal Network
webOS team releases interface to community
Royal Society of Canada concludes wi-fi is safe
NASA suspends contact with Russia
Exotic materials exhibit super-symmetry
This week on the show I follow up with the Huawei/NSA espionage developments we talked about last week, as well as the Turkey/Twitter and DNS story. Mark Zuckerberg backed Internet.org’s plan to use drones to bring the internet everywhere, and we learn about an asteroid that seems to have rings.
Huawei on NSA
Supreme Court revisits Software Patents
Google Claims Turkey intercepts DNS
Twitter accessible in Turkey, still banned
New information regarding Aaron Swartz
Mozilla Employees tell CEO to stepdown
Zuckerberg on the Future of the Internet
Facebook Designer on most recent redesign
Asteroid body has rings
This week on the show, I talk about how Mt. Gox found some of the missing Bitcoins, which isn’t as unbelievable as it may seem, how the California DMV might have compromised your credit cards, and a 1,000 mph car. This among the academic exercise of Netflix as a P2P distribution model, and my attempt to wane reporting on the NSA and information spying.
Mt.Gox Suddenly finds $115M in bitcoin
Turkey institutes IP level ban on Twitter
NSA Spied on Chinese Government & Networking Firm
NSA speaks at a TED conference
Credit Card breach at California DMV
Netflix and a switch to P2P video service
Intel’s Latest Processor Announcements
Dust kept CO2 down historically
Bloodhound SSC building a 1000mph car
This week on the show I speak to more egregious violations of citizen’s privacy via NSA initiatives, either current or former, as well as some good will to be earned back by distributing the DNS root. I get frustrated with Neil Young’s desire to include ultra-sonics in your music, but you can have Brian Greene explain String Theory to you for free.
Sprint owner vows price war if it buys T-Mobile
NATO websites DDoS’d over Crimea
Stanford CS Students Meta-data Report
NSA’s Facebook Malware Tool
CIA-Senate Spying Clash
And the irony therein
US to give up control of DNS root
Neil Young’s Pono Player on Kickstarter
And why it is worthless:
Learn Physics from World Science University for Free
This week on the show, I talk at length, and keep returning to the message of where information comes from, who you can trust with it, and why you might not want to. This conversation was spurned on by the new handsets announced at Mobile World Conference in Barcelona this past week, as well as the RSA conference, and the counter-conference TrustyCon in San Francisco also this past week. We learn about a major win for the 4th Amendment in Texas as well as particle physicists’ desire for more powerful supercolliders.
Ferrari, Volvo And Mercedes to unveil iOS in car
RSA Conference this past week
Mt. Gox collapse, and Bitcoin Regulation
Open Cellular technologies for developing nations
FBI & Secret Service cellular interception via Google Maps
In Texas, if you are in jail, your call records are safe
Boeing’s Deep Black (a la Blackphone)
Twitch beats Pokemon
Revival of the SSC, in search of more POWER
This week on the show, we have news of many ways that 3D printing is going to be a lot easier thanks to Adobe Photoshop and Hershey’s Chocolates. It is all about 3D printing going mainstream. In other news, we might have quite a number more augmented reality experiences coming in the near future, that is assuming that small content creators won’t get run off the internet by Netflix and Google.
Federal Appeals Court rules against FCC
New Jersey Drone Law
Tesla’s “Reckless” Growth
Facilitating Augmented Reality
3D Print from Photoshop
Or 3D print a chocolate bar
Samsung’s Galaxy Glass Woes
Blackphone: a Smartphone Based on Security
Uber to Branch Out
Microsoft Employees Refer to Win 8 as “the new Vista”
“Trashcan” Mac Pro
This week on the show, I talk about the security community, both in how they try to prove strength, and how the NSA could improve it’s public image. We learn that Google is assembling more robotic companies under their perview, and those crazies with tape over their laptop cameras might be able to say “I told you so”. Facebook lets you donate to non-profits, and hopefully the IEC will make all laptop chargers a standard.
Obama Urged to Curb NSA Activity
Google Buys Boston Dynamics
$200,000 to crack Telegram
New Mac Pros Onsale
IEC Laptop Power Charger Standard
Delta CEO Prohibits In-Flight Calls
Dish’s Interest in T-Mobile
Launch of ‘Donate’ Button
Collins Dictionary’s Word of The Year
The show this weekend will be an hour earlier, running from noon to 1 ahead of WRCT’s airing of a Holiday Concert starting at 1pm.
You will, as always, be able to get your very own copy of the show right here following the airing.
Please tune in on the radio if you are in Pittsburgh, or online if you are not.
Thank you listeners for a great year, and here is to 2014!
This week on the show, I follow up on both the story of Instagram’s announcement and about Alan Mulally being the new Microsoft CEO. It seems like you can now text your friends pictures through Instagram and we have another name to cross off the Microsoft CEO short-list, Qualcomm’s Mollenkopf. Google may be doing you a favor when it comes to email advertisements, and may be trying to cut Intel out of the server chip market. All that and more this week.
GMail change with relationship to images
Google considers making own server chips
Qualcomm taps Mollenkopf as new CEO
Ongoing FCC decision regarding cell phones on planes
Instagram’s announcement, Instagram Direct
Amazon rumored to announce Sams Club competitor
Microsoft joins FIDO Alliance
Norway is digitizing all books, and making them free online
Groupon counters Amazon drone plan