TDH – We are going to Everest

MWAHAHAHA! It was Halloween today on The Digital Hazard. I mean it was Halloween everywhere, but it permeated the show too. The only evil things we talked about were Firesheep and Facebook’s ad model. James Cameron is still monetarily focused, and we are going to podcast from Everest. If you’d like to support us, please send a paypal payment to digitalhazardpodcast[at]gmail.com.

(don’t actually do that).

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Is Apple About To Follow in Google’s Footsteps?
http://gigaom.com/2010/10/27/is-apple-about-to-cut-out-the-carriers/
http://techcrunch.com/2010/10/27/iphone-sim-cards/


The Nexus Two is real
http://gizmodo.com/5676008/


FTC: no fine in Street View probe (What kind of girls did Google send?
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20020893-281.html


James Cameron’s Next Movies: Avatar 2 and 3: the money tree grows…
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2010/10/avatar-sequels/


Firesheep boasts 100,000+ downloads in 24 hours–lazy hackers, unite!
http://techcrunch.com/2010/10/25/lazy-hackers-twitter-firesheep-boasts-100000-downloads-faceboo/


Firesheep usage leads to Idiocy
http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2010/10/26/firesheep-usage-leads-to-idiocy.html


Jobs: there won’t be a mute switch becomes orientation-lock option for iPad
http://www.9to5mac.com/31982/jobs-there-wont-be-a-mute-switch-becomes-an-orientation-lock-option-for-ipad


Android Market Surpasses 100,000 Apps
http://mashable.com/2010/10/25/android-100000-apps/

Facebook Frackups

Facebook Stalking: Evolved

http://www.pcworld.com/article/209178/facebook_friendship_pages_cool_but_creepy.html

Facebook applies for ad-targeting patent
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-20021141-36.html

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TDH – Powerful words from RIM, Jobs throws hissy fit

This week on the show, we start a new weekly segment, that won’t be hard to continue, Facebook Frackups! We talk about the Jobs hissyfit, and the RIM, Jobs back and forth, and how the internet is being used up, but Google will give you a birthday present!


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Facebook app breach gets the attention of Congress
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/10/facebook-app-breach-gets-the-attention-of-congress.ars


Is Facebook Outing Gay Users to Advertisers?
http://valleywag.gawker.com/5669316/is-facebook-outing-gay-users-to-advertisers


Networks Block Web Programs From Being Viewed on Google TV
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303339504575566572021412854.html
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-20020394-265.html

Sprint promises WiMAX in NYC on November 1, LA on December 1, and San Francisco a few weeks later
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/18/sprint-promises-wimax-in-nyc-on-november-1-la-on-december-1-an/

Angry Birds for Android gets over 1 million downloads in 1 day
http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/10/17/angry-birds-for-android-gets-over-1-million-downloads-in-1-day/
Over 2M
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20019862-17.html

Google’s First Personalized Doodle

http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2010/10/googles-first-personalized-doodle.html

Sales and Profit Surge for Apple, but Its Margins Slip

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/19/technology/19apple.html

Jobs comes out swinging against Android, tablets

http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20019957-260.html

http://www.businessinsider.com/steve-jobs-epic-5-minute-anti-google-rant-2010-10

The complete transcript http://www.macworld.com/article/154980/2010/10/jobs_transcript.html

RIM hits back at Jobs rant

http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/19/rims-jim-balsillie-hits-back-at-the-steve-jobs-rant-apples-d/

http://blogs.blackberry.com/2010/10/rim-responds-to-apples-distortion-field/


Apple Ginsu-book

http://www.apple.com/macbookair/

Kickers & Science:

Worse: IPv4 Net addresses now 95 percent used up
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20019836-264.html

World’s Most Considerate Computer Thief Backs Up Victim’s Data, Mails It to Him
http://www.thelocal.se/29636/20101015/

CMU involved in Google’s self driving cars:

http://www.cmu.edu/homepage/computing/2010/fall/driven-to-innovate.shtml


TDH First episode on Air!

This was the first episode to air on WRCT, and I had to do it on my own. Thankfully my producer Chris stepped to help me after the music break. The show was predominately about mobile phones, but we talked about the web, and other intersting developments of the week.


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Facebook announces groups, data download
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-20018796-36.html


Verizon to launch 4G in 38 markets
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20018768-266.html


Palm ‘Mansion’ coming: 800×480, no physical keyboard
http://www.precentral.net/palm-mansion-coming-800×480-no-physical-keyboard


Sony’s 16.41MP Sensor Shoots 1080p Video and Will Be in Phones Next Year
http://gizmodo.com/5657866/


With Antennagate over, is Glassgate next for the iPhone 4?
http://gdgt.com/discuss/with-antennagate-over-is-glassgate-next-iphone-ani/


Firefox 4 Beta for Android and Maemo is Now Available
http://blog.mozilla.com/blog/2010/10/07/firefox-4-beta-for-android-and-maemo/
“A good first effort”
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20019002-264.html


Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser falls below 50% of worldwide market for first time
http://gs.statcounter.com/press/microsoft-internet-explorer-browser-falls-below-50-perc-of-worldwide-market-for-first-time


W3C: Hold off on deploying HTML5 in websites
http://www.infoworld.com/d/developer-world/w3c-hold-html5-in-websites-041


Trouble In Clever Domain Land: Bit.ly And Others Risk Losing Theirs Swift.ly
http://techcrunch.com/2010/10/06/trouble-in-clever-domain-land-bit-ly-and-others-risk-losing-theirs-swift-ly/
http://techyum.com/2010/10/official-vb-ly-link-shortener-seized-by-libyan-government/


Google Gets a C- From the Better Business Bureau
http://www.readwriteweb.com/biz/2010/10/google-gets-a-c–from-better-business-bureau.php


Google starts showing full page previews in search results
http://www.blogstorm.co.uk/google-starts-showing-full-page-previews-in-search-results/


Shocking: Steve Jobs approves Bittorrent app for iOS
http://torrentfreak.com/shocking-apple-approves-bittorrent-app-for-iphone-app-store-101002/


Nobel for Physics awarded to Graphene duo
http://journals.aip.org/Nobel2010.html

TDH Pilot Number 2

Pilot number two on WRCT, I think this one went better, we should be up on the air next week! This week I was Joined by Erik Boyer, and we talked about everything from alien ambassadors to unfortunately hilarious Segway incidents… you’ll find out if you listen to the show.

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RIM unveils its tablet, the ‘PlayBook’
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-20017777-248.html


Yep, Amazon launching their own Android app store, too
http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/27/amazon-android-app-store/


UN plan for ‘alien ambassador’ a case of science fiction?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/blog/2010/sep/27/un-alien-ambassador-mazlan-othman


Robocop. That is all
http://www.raytheon.com/newsroom/technology/rtn08_exoskeleton/index.html


Windows Ph 7 coming Nov 8?
http://windowsphonesecrets.com/2010/09/26/windows-phone-us-launch-is-november-8/


US busts Google, Apple, Intel over secret employee poaching pact
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/09/us-busts-google-apple-intel-over-secret-employee-poaching-pact.ars


Study finds texting bans don’t reduce crashes
http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/09/28/5193951-texting-while-driving-bans-dont-reduce-crashes-institute-says


All Six Star Wars Films To Be Re-Released In 3D
http://gizmodo.com/5650577/all-six-star-wars-films-to-be-re+released-in-3d


HDCP Encryption/Decryption Code Released
http://developers.slashdot.org/story/10/09/29/0513225/HDCP-EncryptionDecryption-Code-Released?from=rss


Study: Audio recordings of US history fading fast
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100929/ap_en_ot/us_endangered_digital_recordings


Groupon launches dating service and $60,000 “Groupspawn” scholarship
http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/29/groupon-babies/

Segway company owner dies in apparent Segway accident
http://www.cnn.com/2010/BUSINESS/09/27/uk.segway.death/?hpt=T2