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

Sprint and the iPhone

Apple’s patent for slide to unlock

RIM: We have 99.97% uptime

Android and Fragmentation

Nokia Windows Phones

BitTorrent and Netflix

Bi-partisan Internet Regulation

6-bit Byte
Google+: Now Facebook + picassa

PBS and Steve Jobs

XP, its 10 years

Facebook Frackups:
0.06% of all logins compromised

Security features

Facebook’s Levittown

Science News
Quantum Computing
E-paper forever


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

Its iOS5 and iPhone4s Week

What is Sprint doing about it?

Hulu: Not valuable enough to be sold

Google cutbacks

Google Music Store:

Congress doesn’t want to soften up to Sillk

Senators need 4G too

Ice Cream Sandwich and Nexus Prime

Dennis Ritchie Dies at age 70

6-Bit Byte:
Kudos to LibreOffice:

Siri Says some odd things:

FBI vs. Germany a Trojan war

Science News
Physical Storage limits: it just needs some salt

Your Pencil Lead could be in your next smartphone camera

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 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
Silk: A Smooth Browser

B&N Don’t forget the Nook!

HTC Tablet Sales:

Amazon to Buy Palm?

MeeGo No More

IceCream Sandwich Available on eBay

LibreOffice: A year later

The Death of the Scroll Wheel

Apple Stores go Down

Airport maps in Bing:

Facebook Frackups:
Facebook isn’t a “Super Cookie”:

Facebook iPad App: As Elusive as the white iPhone:

6-bit Byte:
15-Year-Old Girl Wins Microsoft Excel World Championship Which Apparently Exists

MS says Chrome is a Virus

Science and Kickers:
Self-healing Materials