TDH – We are 99.97%

This week on the show, we talk a little heavily about Apple in the A block, but interesting conversation, certainly. Windows XP hits double digits, and Quantum Computing may be closer than you think. This all assumes that Congress and the MPAA don’t make the internet illegal.

Apple open-sources audio codec
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/10/after-seven-years-apple-open-sources-its-apple-lossless-audio-codec.ars

Sprint and the iPhone
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20125762-94/sprints-iphone-early-pain-long-term-gain/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20

Apple’s patent for slide to unlock
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/10/26/0414206/apple-granted-patent-for-slide-to-unlock

RIM: We have 99.97% uptime
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20125768-17/rim-we-have-an-unprecedented-track-record-of-reliability/

Android and Fragmentation
http://theunderstatement.com/post/11982112928/android-orphans-visualizing-a-sad-history-of-support

Nokia Windows Phones
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-nokia-to-give-25000-windows-phones-to-committed-developers/11094

BitTorrent and Netflix
http://torrentfreak.com/bittorrent-and-netflix-dominate-americas-internet-traffic-111027/

Bi-partisan Internet Regulation
http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2011/10/technology-a-bipartisan-attempt-to-regulate-the-internet.htm

6-bit Byte
Google+: Now Facebook + picassa
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/10/google-adds-powerful-photo-editing-suite-free.ars

PBS and Steve Jobs
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-20125988-248/pbs-to-air-steve-jobs-documentary-nov-2/

XP, its 10 years
http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/25/windows-xp-turns-10-enjoys-its-golden-years-and-slow-transition/

Facebook Frackups:
0.06% of all logins compromised
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/10/facebook-sees-600000-compromised-logins-per-day006-of-all-logins.ars

Security features
http://gigaom.com/2011/10/27/facebook-trusted-friends-app-passwords/

Facebook’s Levittown
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/8850575/Facebook-to-build-server-farm-on-edge-of-Arctic-Circle.html

Science News
Quantum Computing
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/10/could-this-quantum-computer-be-the-real-deal.ars
E-paper forever
http://www.geek.com/articles/gadgets/aous-flexible-e-paper-never-needs-plugging-in-for-a-charge-20111027/

TDH – Money Speaks

A fair amount of trading and money changing hands this week as the iPhone 4S came out, and Skype is bought by Microsoft and Hulu isn’t good enough to sell. Averill was in town this week, so she sat in on the show. Congress pulls some interesting moves, and the designer of C has passed away. Our condolences go out to the Ritchie family. There will not be a show next week, since I will be in Philadelphia, but check back for our annual Halloween show!

Microsoft Closes $8.5 Billion Skype Deal
http://allthingsd.com/20111013/microsoft-closes-8-5-billion-skype-deal/

Its iOS5 and iPhone4s Week
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/10/week-in-apple-ios-5-released-icloud-transition-begins.ars

What is Sprint doing about it?
http://www.macworld.com/article/163003/2011/10/sprint_clarifies_iphone_4s_unlocking_policy.html

Hulu: Not valuable enough to be sold
http://techcrunch.com/2011/10/13/why-hulus-owners-couldnt-find-a-buyer/

Google cutbacks
http://techcrunch.com/2011/10/14/google-axes-more-services-jaiku-code-search-more/

Google Music Store:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20120072-261/google-music-wants-to-open-mp3-store-report/?

Congress doesn’t want to soften up to Sillk
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/10/congress-wary-of-amazons-silk-browser-demands-answers-on-privacy.ars

Senators need 4G too
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20119627-94/senators-aim-to-cut-through-4g-baloney/

Ice Cream Sandwich and Nexus Prime
http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/13/samsung-confirms-ice-cream-sandwich-event-on-october-19/

Dennis Ritchie Dies at age 70
http://boingboing.net/2011/10/12/dennis-ritchie-1941-2011-computer-scientist-unix-co-creator-c-co-inventor.html

6-Bit Byte:
Kudos to LibreOffice:
http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2011/10/libreoffice-gaining-momentum-heading-to-android-ios-and-the-web.ars

Siri Says some odd things:
http://thisismynext.com/2011/10/12/siri-weird-things-iphone-4s/

FBI vs. Germany a Trojan war
http://arstechnica.com/security/news/2011/10/impressed-by-fbi-trojan-germans-write-their-ownand-national-scandal-ensues.ars

Science News
Physical Storage limits: it just needs some salt
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/10/researchers-increase-hard-drive-density-sixfold-with-salt.ars

Your Pencil Lead could be in your next smartphone camera
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/10/atom-thick-graphene-sheets-could-make-great-camera-sensors/

TDH – Steve Jobs Remembered

I think that the previous post has pretty much served as an introduction to the content on today’s show, but I will just give you all an overview. The only stories Erik and I talked about on the show today was the iPhone 4S announcement and the death of Steve Jobs. I will just let you all listen, the first ~35 minutes are iPhone and then we talk about Steve.

The Digital Hazard October 9th

Hello All,

As many of you know Steve Jobs has passed away, and although many of you also probably know my feelings for the man, I feel it is only fair to him that we at The Digital Hazard talk about the man the mystic and his company (as if they don’t get enough airtime already) Anyway, the purpose of this post is simply to inform you, dear readers and loyal radio listeners that on the October 9th show of The Digital Hazard, Erik and I will devote the entire show to two stories, Steve Jobs, and the iPhone 4S.

Those of you who know me well might be in shock and awe that I would devote an entire hour to Steve Jobs and Apple Inc, but it seems only fair. I promise that the hour won’t be me ragging on the guy, but Erik and I will have an informed discussion about the facets of his life and the most recent Apple product. Rarely there exists enough body of material in the tech world during the week of an Apple announcement, so we will devote the show this week to Apple.

 

I will not say anymore here, but I will urge you to tune in to WRCT Pittsburgh online at wrct.org on the 9th at 1pm to hear our discussion.

TDH – Amazon Stole the Show

Well I was all alone today, and I felt like I put together a good show with good commentary and well researched stories. Unfortunately, at the end WRCT’s transmitter went down, so I had to end my show without a signoff, but you all are here for the audio, so you know how to go about that. Please go read the self-healing materials story that I didn’t get to finish talking about, it is some pretty interesting stuff. Erik should be back on next week, and we will still be delivering a high quality show.

Amazon’s Kindle Silk Road
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/09/amazon-to-unveil-199-70inch-kindle-fire-tablet.ars?
Silk: A Smooth Browser
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20112847-93/amazon-silk-weaving-a-new-browser/

B&N Don’t forget the Nook!
http://allthingsd.com/20110928/barnes-noble-25-off-the-nook-color-if-you-leave-our-stock-price-alone/

HTC Tablet Sales:
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/09/kindle-fire-sets-off-more-sales-htc-flyer-price-drops-by-200.ars

Amazon to Buy Palm?
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-20113792-92/palm-on-amazons-own-wish-list-report-says/?

MeeGo No More
http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2011/09/meego-rebooted-as-intel-and-samsung-launch-new-tizen-platform.ars

IceCream Sandwich Available on eBay
http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/28/ice-cream-sandwich-gets-a-two-minute-tour-courtesy-of-a-lucky-e/

LibreOffice: A year later
http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2011/09/a-year-after-the-fork-libreoffice-still-going-strong.ars

The Death of the Scroll Wheel
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/09/why-apple-is-ready-to-kill-off-the-ipod-classic.ars

Apple Stores go Down
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-20113964-52/some-apple-stores-temporarily-closed-reasons-unknown/

Airport maps in Bing:
http://www.bing.com/community/site_blogs/b/maps/archive/2011/09/29/new-airport-maps-for-bing.aspx

Facebook Frackups:
Facebook isn’t a “Super Cookie”:
http://paidcontent.org/article/419-facebook-pushes-back-against-supercookie-charges/

Facebook iPad App: As Elusive as the white iPhone:
http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/29/facebook-ipad-spartan-event/

6-bit Byte:
15-Year-Old Girl Wins Microsoft Excel World Championship Which Apparently Exists
http://www.geekosystem.com/15-yo-is-world-excel-champ/

MS says Chrome is a Virus
http://tech.slashdot.org/story/11/09/30/176230/Microsoft-Security-Products-Flag-Google-Chrome-As-a-Virus

Science and Kickers:
Self-healing Materials
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15096393