TDH – Good News for the Internet

This week on the show, I have two stories that continue my resolve when it comes to the power of the internet to be a resource of information for the human race. Specifically, the Wayback Machine surpassed 400 Billion indexed sites last week, and a UN report says that 40% of the world’s population will be internet users by the end of 2014. We also discuss what Apple’s purchase of Beats can and will mean, as well as one of Google’s new acquisitions, Appetas. throttles the FCC, and the band Vulfpeck runs a scam on Spotify. Happy Mother’s Day!
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SpaceX Injunction dissolved’s Wayback surpasses 400 billion indexes sites


UN Reports 3 billion users by end of year


Apple = Beats + $3.2 Billion


A Second (and third?) HTC-made Nexus device


Google’s new GMail


Google buys Appetas


Webhost throttles FCC as act of protest


Hacking aboard Aircraft Carrier


6-Bit Byte:

Band Scams Spotify


Vibram loses class-action


TDH – Announcements All Around

This week on the show, we talk briefly about the injunction that SpaceX was granted against the United Launch Alliance on account of the Russian sanctions, as well as Target’s accelerated attempts to switch to Chip and Pin credit card security. We talk some Amazon news, shots of their new phone and expanded same-day delivery. Also the hardware cost of Google Glass, it may surprise you. All that and more this week on the show.


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SpaceX says rocket purchases violate Russian sanctions


SanDisk announces 4TB SSD


Bill Gates no longer Microsoft’s largest shareholder


Microsoft fixes IE security flaw


Google Glass hardware costs about $150


News about Amazon’s smartphone


Amazon’s same-day service in SF and Dallas


Target speeds switch to Chip and Pin


6-Bit Byte

Yosemite bans drones


MIT bitcoin club giving $100 to all undergrads


Science News

Neutrinos might be the key to breaking the standard model


TDH – Governmental Affairs

This week on the show I start by going over the news of the possible net neutrality reversal by the FCC, and move on the track of governmental affairs, from Pennsylvania’s sting on Uber and Lyft to SpaceX and their goal of an Air Force contract. Amazingly, Carnegie Mellon Computer Club successfully recovered some of Andy Warhol’s computer art from 1985. All that and more this week.

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FCC’s new opinion of Net Neutrality


Ride-sharing, and the cities they affect


SpaceX sues Air Force to block contract award


Microsoft becomes a phone manufacturer


Apple’s iPhone sleep/wake button replacement


RasberryPi powered cell phone


Verizon relaying desktop browsing to Ad agencies,0,2539606.column#ixzz2zvGVdsdK


Tech Giants agree to fund OpenSSL


Stanford’s password guidelines


Carnegie Mellon Computer Club finds Warhol images


Facebook Frackups

Facebook funds retrofit of Menlo Park police department

TDH – Everything’s Interesting

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.


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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 Frackups:

Facebook’s friend model, and how we’ve changed


Facebook on the World Cup


Science News

Saturn’s new moon


Hunger and self-control, how Voodoo dolls showed the connection


TDH – Technology isn’t Political

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.

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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


Science News:

Royal Society of Canada concludes wi-fi is safe


NASA suspends contact with Russia


Exotic materials exhibit super-symmetry



TDH – Follow-ups and Design

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’s plan to use drones to bring the internet everywhere, and we learn about an asteroid that seems to have rings.

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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


Facebook Frackups

Zuckerberg on the Future of the Internet


Facebook Designer on most recent redesign


Science News

Asteroid body has rings



TDH – Take A NSA Break

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.

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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


Science News:

Dust kept CO2 down historically


Bloodhound SSC building a 1000mph car


Fern Fossils



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