It’s not Lupis

A fun show today, I was a little worried about getting it all in, but we did, and had a good time doing it. We had a lively discussion about the new features in OS X Lion, and Intel’s new Thunderbolt (formerly LightPeak) technology that Apple rolled out in the new Macbook Pros. Robots will eventually outrun us, or they will help us realize that, in fact, it isn’t lupis.


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Intel details Thunderbolt (Lightpeak), says Apple has full year head start

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/02/24/intel_details_thunderbolt_as_exclusive_to_apple_until_2012.html
http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/02/24/apple-has-significant-head-start-with-thunderbolt-but-not-exclusive/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-20036033-76.html

Apple Release new MacBook Pro line
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/02/24/apple-launches-macbook-pros-with-thunderbolt-quad-core-cpus-amd-gpus/

Mac OS X Lion developer Preview is released
http://www.apple.com/macosx/lion/


Motorola Xoom rooted in two hours flat
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/25/motorola-xoom-rooted-in-two-hours-flat-sinister-transforming-ex/


Verizon Asked to Probe ‘Alarming’ Dropped 911 Calls
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-18/fcc-asks-verizon-about-alarming-number-of-dropped-911-calls-in-snowstorm.html

Internet ‘kill switch’ bill gets a makeover

Lenovo Flaunts ThinkPad with 30 hour battery life
French search company lobs new antitrust Complaint at Google

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/02/french-search-company-lobs-new-antitrust-complaint-at-google.ars


Facebook Frackups

Facebook seeking encryption for apps, mobile
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20036172-245.html

Facebook app lets you stalk — er, monitor relationships
http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/social.media/02/21/facebook.relationship.status/index.html

Kickers and Science

Robocalypse update: Japan holds first robot marathon
http://dvice.com/archives/2011/02/robocalypse-upd.php

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Boyer’s iPhone

This should be the last show on our stream, next time we should be back to the WRCT stream, and on the air on WRCT 88.3. Today we talked about Erik’s new iPhone, a bunch of Apple stories, and the current status of mobile development. This was a really great show, and I hope you can join us live next time!


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Apple to expand iPhone screen size to 4-inches

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/02/14/apples_next_iphone_could_have_4_inch_screen_with_next_gen_a5_processor.html
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fasterforward/2011/02/iphone_5_rumors_indicate_a_4-i.html

Apple rumored to be evaluating 3 new iPhone prototypes, one with slideout keyboard
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/02/14/apple_rumored_to_be_evaluating_3_new_iphone_prototypes_o


Apple’s Subscription Rules Raise Possible Antitrust Issues
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704409004576146613997208194.html
http://www.pcworld.com/article/219790/apples_new_subscription_model_pros_and_cons.html

Google to launch subscription service
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703373404576148142926860706.html


Full-duplex radio breakthrough can double Wi-Fi capacity
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/021611-duplex-radio-wifi.html?hpg1=bn

Nvidia pushing tablets to quad-core chip this year
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-20032113-64.html

Mobil World Conference (Sorry to link to product pages)

http://reviews.cnet.com/mobile-world-congress/

Nokia to delay Windows phone beyond October
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/feb/16/nokia-windows-phone-microsoft-delay


IBM’s Watson victorious in Jeopardy; Our new computer overlord?
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/ibms-watson-victorious-in-jeopardy-our-new-computer-overlord/45002


Creators: Watson has no speed advantage as it crushes humans in Jeopardy
http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2011/02/creators-watson-has-no-speed-advantage-as-it-crushes-humans-in-jeopardy.ars


Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt and Mark Zuckerberg to Meet With President Obama Thursday in San Francisco
http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2011/02/steve-jobs-and-eric-schmidt-to-meet-with-president-obama-thursday-in-san-francisco.html

Facebook Frackups!

HTC Facebook Phones: First Press Shots [Update x2]
http://pocketnow.com/android/htc-facebook-phones-first-press-shots
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/15/htc-salsa-and-chacha-bring-the-dedicated-facebook-button-to-andr/

First Facebook SIM Card Released
http://www.allfacebook.com/first-facebook-sim-card-released-2011-02


Kickers and Science:

First Kiss Is More Powerful Than First Sexual Encounter
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/valentines-day-romance-kiss-memorable-sexual-encounter/story?id=12887206

Solar Flares Could Disrupt Energy Grid and Telecommunications Network
http://www.energydigital.com/sectors/utilities-electric/solar-flares-could-disrupt-energy-grid-and-telecommunications-network
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2380425,00.asp

Pentagon’s Tiny New Spy Drone Mimics Hummingbird
http://www.aolnews.com/2011/02/18/pentagons-tiny-new-spy-drone-mimics-hummingbird/

Show on Feb. 20th 2011

Hello All,

We are still having a show tomorrow even though there is going to be a basketball preemption. You will not be able to listen to the show from the stream linked to on wrct.org, instead please go to this link to listen this week.
This is the last week that we will be on this stream, next weekend we will be back on the wrct stream.
Of course you will always be able to listen to the show, and download it for your viewing pleasure right here.
~MCB

a long show

Thanks for listening live if you were, and thanks for downloading if you weren’t. We had a long show to make it easy on Chris with basketball transitions. This was a pretty good show today, we had some personnel problems, as our brains went on tangents for things, and then we didn’t know where we had ended up. Finally Nokia may adopt another OS for their smartphones, some Google stories, and our first email response to a story, please keep them coming!


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Egypt Restores Internet Service
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703960804576119690514692446.html

Google’s Wael Ghonim is missing in Egypt; company asks public for help finding him
http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/02/google-exec-missing-in-egypt


TSA to test privacy-enhancing software on whole body scanners
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9207679/TSA_to_test_privacy_enhancing_software_on_whole_body_scanners?taxonomyId=84

Wikileaks nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
http://www.switched.com/2011/02/02/wikileaks-nominated-nobel-peace-prize/


Verizon breaks first day sales record with iPhone 4 pre-orders — in only two hours
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/04/verizon-breaks-first-day-sales-record-with-iphone-4-pre-orders

AT&T to some iPhone users: stay with us and get a free microcell
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/02/att-to-some-iphone-users-stay-with-us-and-get-a-free-microcell.ars

Survey: 32% admit mooching neighbor’s Wi-Fi

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/02/wifi-users-guard-their-own-networks-happy-to-use-others.ars
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2011-02-04-wifimoochers04_ST_N.htm


Nokia Considering Windows Phone 7 Adoption: Rumors
http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Mobile-and-Wireless/Nokia-Considering-Windows-Phone-7-Adoption-Rumors-669936/


200GB to 25GB: Canada gets first, bitter dose of metered Internet
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/01/canada-gets-first-bitter-dose-of-metered-internet-billing.ars


Google will not bring Honeycomb to smart phones
http://www.bgr.com/2011/02/03/google-will-not-bring-honeycomb-to-smartphones/

Microsoft Brings H.264 support back to Chrome
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/interoperability/archive/2011/02/01/greater-interoperability-for-windows-customers-with-html5-video.aspx


Facebook Frackups!

Airlines offer free in-flight Facebook
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2011-02-01-facebook-inflight-wifi_N.htm


“Dating Site” steals Facebook data

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/02/dating-site-imports-250000-facebook-profiles-without-permission.ars


Science News

Kepler space telescope spots five Earth-sized planets in our galaxy
http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/02/02/nasa.kepler.planets/index.html?hpt=C2
http://news.discovery.com/space/kepler-exoplanet-count-increase-110202.html


National Treasures: Google Art Project unlocks riches of world’s galleries
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/01/AR2011020106442.html

Scientists working to grow meat in a lab
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110130/sc_nm/us_food_meat_laboratory_feature

Email!

A friend showed me this article,River of IPv4 addresses officially runs dry, and I thought it fit well following up what you talked about last week.

Basically they’ve given away the last IPv4 address blocks. We still haven’t run out of IP addresses yet, but once the internet registries won’t have any new addresses to give out after this batch. That is at least until IPv6 is introduced with IP addresses that are 39 digits instead of 12. I did have a few questions though. The article said that of the 4.3 billion addresses available with IPv4 3.7 billion of them were unusable. Can you explain why that is? The last five blocks were also split between five different internet registries, but yet with projected use some of these registries will run out of addresses almost a year before others. Why wasn’t there some priority given to, for example, the Asia-Pacific RIR, APNIC, who is, according to the article going to run out of addresses within months. It also mentions that things like video chatting will be made more difficult if you end up having to share your IP address. What does that really mean for the average Joe, and how would we know if we were using a shared IP?

Thanks!

Show on Sunday Feb. 6th 2011

Hello All,

We are still having a show tomorrow even though there is going to be a basketball preemption. You will not be able to listen to the show from the stream linked to on wrct.org, instead please go to this link to listen this week.
I will put up a post like this before every show that will be preempted by a basketball game that is on our own stream. Of course you will always be able to listen to the show, and download it for your viewing pleasure right here.
~MCB