This week on the show, I talked about some upcoming Apple news ahead of the SEptember 10th announcement, we recap the smartwatch bandwagon, and Google really wants Chrome to be an OS. Really really. Make sure it supports biometric passwords, and they might be onto something. All that and more this week.
New Apple TV ahead of Sept. 10th
OSX Mavericks for end of October
Chrome Apps to take on Windows
Android KitKat, the background story
Hints at Nexus 5
Maxthon to put browser on all chips
New Eastman Kodak
HDMI 2.0: 18Gbps
Vimeo starts funding indie films
Qualcomm Toq: Mirasol screen
Nymi wristband for passwords
Fear of creepy ads and hackers outway spying
California to implement electronic license plate
Facebook Ice Cream
How Feds get our data
This week on the show I talk about a fair number of policy and governmental programs, as well as the possible public reactions to the decisions, things from the $10 billion per year crypto-cracking program and the FISA orders to the useage spike of Tor in recent weeks. Stick around for a defense of STEM graduates and I’m sure we will talk about tech products next week on the show.
Text-based Bug fixed for 10.9 and iOS 7
iPhone 5S on September 20th?
Google’s smartwatch WIMM
Gag order on Google and Microsoft regarding FISA orders
$10 Billion in Federal crypto-cracking program
Tor usage spike
New Zealand abolishes software patents
Attention seekers on Facebook
STEM is going strong
Milky-way Black Hole is a picky eater
This week on the show, I focus on the silliness of many people, both bureaucratic, and general stupidity. Everything from the Indian thief who fell for a fake Facebook profile, later on the show, to the raiding of a Chinese ex-employee of a NASA contractor’s work laptop, filled with porn and pirated movies. Thankfully however, Tor Books’ decision to go DRM free hasn’t hurt their bottom line.
The Case of Kiera Wilmont
Ebay and the Feds
Software Bug in Poker Game? That’s a Federal Crime
IE Exploit Targets Nuclear Weapons Researchers
“Google Palestine” Receives Criticism
World’s First 3D printed Handgun
Chinese “Spy” Stole NASA Laptop
Top Bitcoin Exchange Hit with $75 mil Lawsuit
Qualcomm’s in-flight Internet Could Affect Satelites http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/05/in-flight-internet-plan-might-be-blocked-due-to-satellite-interference/
Facebook Leads to Psychosis
Facebook App on Glass to be a Hit
Thief in India Falls for Facebook Love Trap
This week on the show, I talk about many things, from the egg in Eric Schmidt’s eye regarding Glass to the good news that CISPA is dead in the Senate. We talk about the frankly unbelievable saga of a bus line company, and the stupid Budweiser ploy to make you friends. Don’t drive drunk.
Chrome Office Viewer: Taking on Microsoft
Eric Schmidt Admits Glass “Inappropriate” in Situations
Google Glass Rooted
Consumer’s Shift to Older iPhones
Washington State Calls T-Mo’s “No Contract” Bluff
US Embassy on Facebook for World IP Day
CISPA DOA in Senate
45% of Bitcoin Exchanges Close
Bus Company Threatens Internet Commentator
Tesla CEO to Donate to 405 Widening
Budweiser’s Facebook Friend Maker
White House on Tumblr, with GIFs
NYC Greenlights Uber Cabs
This week on the show, I talk about some scary topics, like how a botnet may be forming by taking over WordPress instances, how a Russian supercomputer company has been put on a nuclear interest blacklist, along with many universities. I mention the birthday that manned spaceflight has recently had, and why I feel that Eric Schmidt’s goal of worldwide internet connectivity by 2020 is a little far-fetched. Enjoy!
DOJ warns against letting AT&T and Verizon beat up smaller companies
T-Mobile’s “revolution” with the iPhone 5
Google Street View’s hyperlapse
Eric Schmidt predicts the world online by 2020
Huge WordPress attack could lead to botnet
US includes Russian supercomputer company in nuclear threat list
US, China agree to work on cybersecurity
Microsoft tells Win7 users to rollback update
Winkelvii claim 1% of all Bitcoins
HTC First: the Facebook phone
Facebook Home, the second coming of Facebook?
Boeing’s X-48C passes final flight
Manned spaceflight celebrates a birthday
This week on the show, we outlaw Google Glass while driving, uphold your ability to sell, mame, or burn that copy of that book you (legally) own, and discuss the resignation of Julius Genakowski, the Chair of the FCC. I hope to put up a pre-record for next week, but worst comes to worst, you will be treated to an older episode. Enjoy!
Ban Google Glass While Driving:
Google’s Universal Analytics
Kevin Lynch, Now and Apple Employee
Microsoft and Patriot Act Reports
FCC Chair Steps Down
Bidding for Dell
First Sale Doctrine
At Facebook, Don’t go on Facebook
Facebook Events Page Includes Weather
Nexus S, in SPACE!
This week on the show, we talk about some gaffs regarding mobile in honor of the end of MWC in Barcelona, including the ban on unlocking cell phones, Mozilla’s Firefox OS, and Sergey Brin’s ‘emasculating’ comment. If you are an Evernote user, you should login to reset your password, and if you are a really curious cat, you can find other felines in and around London on the web. I will be back next week.
FCC to examine ban on unlocking cell phones
Firefox OS release path
Sergey Brin’s ‘emasculating’ comment
TWC claims there is no interest in gigabit internet
Do Not Track bill reintroduced
Evernote resets passwords after security breach
“Download this gun” a 3D printed semi-automatic
Teens tiring of Facebook
Map all of London’s cats
IBM’s Watson: the new Top Chef
5-year-old apologizes for racking up $2500 bill
Back on the air after a basketball hiatus! Finally! This week on the show I talk about many things mobile, from getting Wikipedia in text message form, to Visa’s new mobile payment project. You’ll soon be able to access the internet on your cell phone in North Korea, but not before you see what Google wants to build an expansion to the Googleplex.
Microsoft prepping public preview of Windows Blue
Firefox to block third-party cookies
Mozilla, AT&T and Eriksson to partner for browser calls
Wikipedia to deliver content through text
Visa’s new mobile payments project
Remember the 90’s slap bracelets? Thats Apple’s iWatch.
North Korea allowing cellular data
Chromebook Pixel allows Linux
PS4 comments and reactions
Science and Kickers:
Obama administration backs open access to federal research
I wanted to thank all of you loyal listeners (and bots that come visit the site) for being with the show for the past year. I always enjoy spending an hour on the air on Sundays, and I hope that you all enjoy what I have to say, whether you tune in live, or you download the shows later on.
Thank you again, and here is to another great year of The Digital Hazard in 2013!
I will see you on the radio at the start of the new semester.
This week on the show, the last one in 2012, I talk about the recent news of the UN “taking over” the internet, the NHTSA’s plan to have “black boxes” in all cars and how T-Mobile will get Apple devices. This all interspered in discussion of old technologies that are either leaving us behind or coming back, Payphones, Kodak’s imaging, and Cassette Tapes. You’ll have to listen to know what is getting a refresh. See you on the radio in 2013!
Congress Opposes UN “takeover”
NYC Hosts Design Comp for Payphones
T-Mobile and the iPhone
Apple and Google Bid for Kodak’s Patents
Sony Kills Cassette Players
The COO Sells $26.2 Million in Stock
Robots Schmooze with Donors
SpaceX Gets a Military Contract
Super Accurate Accelerometers