Category Archives: Shows
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
This week on the show I talk about, and get a little frustrated at how companies are being evil, when they collect, use and sell information about you and your habits. The House passed a bill to limit patent trolls, and I hope that the driver who got pulled over for wearing Google Glass gets the third degree. Online ads should be more clearly marked as such, and in the spirit of Christmas, Microsoft and Google are fighting over tracking Santa.
Gates and Zuck put $9M into improving school’s broadband
Online ads should be more clearly marked
Instagram invites for December 12th event
Youtube’s non existent music service
Driving with Google Glass
Data haul by Android flashlight app
Microsoft and government agencies team up to fight botnet
House passes Innovation Act
Mulally, CEO of Ford won’t replace Balmer
Microsoft, NORAD, and Google’s annual Santa tracking battle
This week on the show I talk at length about the comment from Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist about privacy. He claims that ‘privacy’ as we know it is an anomaly of society, and I say that is a bad argument for getting rid of it. I also rebuke Samsung’s idea of pre-installing anti-theft software on your smartphone, and we pour one out for WinAmp, which will be no more after December of 2013.
Google’s Cerf, “Privacy may be an anomaly”
Microsoft’s Xbox One Launch
Jury give $290 million more to Apple in Samsung case
Carriers reject Absolute Lojack
FCC to consider allowing cell calls at 10,000 ft.
Not getting charged for Spam Texts
Hydrobee to charge your phone off a river
Raspberry Pi now includes Mathematica
The end of WinAmp
This week on the show, I jump into the policy decisions of the new FCC chair, Tom Wheeler, as well as a big win for access to information out of the eight year long court case regarding Google Books. We look briefly at a new technology to replace the credit cards burning a hole in your pocket, and how and where people are turning for their news these days. All that and more this week.
New FCC chair
Google wins book scanning case under Fair Use
IBM releases Watson API
Amazon enters virtual desktop space
Coin: to replace your wallet
CBS to air JFK footage
Adobe password leak turns into crossword, yet another thing that exists only because XKCD
Facebook bids $3Billion for Snapchat
People turn to multiple social news outlets.
Dramatic improvement of conductivity
This week on the show I am left, not quite speechless regarding a couple of things, some of which are rather scary when you extrapolate the precedent, like the loss of your 4th amendment rights if you auto-identify as a hacker, or the high frequency spread of BIOS level malware. We explore what it means for the Obama administration to partner with reliability engineers from Google, Oracle and Red Hat to fix the issues with healthcare.gov. Will we get to the bottom of the genes that express mathematical aptitude?
healthcare.org calls on tech companies for fixes
Google Nexus 5 actually announced
Cisco to open H.264 for WebRTC penetration
New FAA guidelines to allow more device use
If you believe in the 4th amendment, don’t say you are a Hacker
NSA may be tapping Google and Yahoo’s fiber
badBIOS, an innovative form of malware spread
DNA source of mathematical aptitude
Google was bored at Nortel patent auction
This week on the show I talk at length about the Nokia announcement, and the implications of Apple releasing Mavericks for free. We get into a long series of stores on new things going on in the internet these days, from nationalization of internet within countries to the decline of Wikipedia. It should be a no brainer, but don’t text, call or be distracted while driving, it comes up with the announcement of Chrome coming to Tesla Model S in 2014.
OSX Mavericks is free for all
Mozilla’s Lightbeam helps you understand tracking
3D-printed ‘gun-parts’ may not be for a gun
Decline of Wikipedia
YouTube to launch Spotify competitor
Internet is damaging to your sleep schedule
Tesla Model S to get apps and Chrome by 2014
⅔ of US adults get news from Facebook