TDH – Some Hideous Box Art Microsoft

This week on the show, Erik joins me from his special crazy life, we talk at length about password security and how hideous the new Windows 8 box art is. We learn about how Android is making a foray into all of your appliances, so now your fridge can tell you when it is raining. We welcome the new proposed Nikola Tesla Museum, and the new cars that talk to each other.

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Password Security Today
http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/08/passwords-under-assault/

License Plate Scanners
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/08/license-plates-scanned-at-border-data-shared-with-car-insurance-group/

PayPal to Join with Discover
http://allthingsd.com/20120822/paypal-trumps-squares-deal-with-starbucks-by-partnering-with-discover/

T-Mobile’s Unlimited Gambit
http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/22/3258573/t-mobile-unthrottled-unlimited-data-plans

Apple’s Response to iPhone SMS vulnerability
http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/18/apple-responds-to-iphone-text-message-spoofing/

Wedded to your iPhone?
http://allthingsd.com/20120820/you-cant-live-without-your-iphone-because-thats-how-you-tell-if-its-raining/

Nikon’s Android Powered Camera
http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/22/nikon-coolpix-s800c-android-camera-pricing-ship-date-details/

Control Your Fridge with your Phone
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57497164-93/android-app-will-let-you-control-your-panasonic-appliances/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title

Windows 8 Pro Pricing and Details
http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/21/3257406/windows-8-pro-price-upgrade-price

6-Bit byte
Apple’s Proto-logo
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57497986-37/alleged-iphone-prototype-surfaces-and-check-out-that-logo/

Ann Arbor to Host ‘Social’ Cars
http://www.freep.com/article/20120822/BUSINESS01/308220118/Ann-Arbor-to-be-site-for-testing-ability-of-vehicles-to-talk-to-each-other-prevent-accidents

CMU and the Robot Hall of Fame
http://etc.cmu.edu/site/RHOF_Induction_Ceremony/RHOF2012.html

Science and Kickers

Nikola Tesla Museum
http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/08/the-oatmeal-internet-raise-850000-in-six-days-for-tesla-museum/

Science and Press Conferences
http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/08/why-you-dont-overturn-the-big-bang-via-a-media-interview/

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TDH – London to Blame for Metro?

A short show this week, but we hit some interesting stuff between Windows 8 news and Apple’s upcoming iPhone. Speculation, speculation. Also, we prove that not all Olympic athletes got to London for their intelligence.

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Sharp To start Shipping iPhone Screens
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/02/us-sharp-apple-shipments-idUSBRE8710GF20120802

Microsoft to Drop the name ‘Metro’
http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/2/3216545/microsoft-metro-branding-memo-european-partner

Leaked Windows 8 RTM
http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/2/3216103/windows-8-download-leak-enterprise-n

Illinois Passes No Employer Facebook Access Law
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/08/illinois-employers-can-no-longer-force-facebook-password-disclosure/

Olympic Athletes: Not the Most Security Minded
http://www.dailydot.com/news/olympic-security-threatened-athlete-pictures/

Facebook Frackups:
Judge Doubts Sponsored Stories
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57486052-93/judge-casts-doubt-on-facebook-sponsored-stories-privacy-deal/

Open Letter to Zuck
http://daltoncaldwell.com/dear-mark-zuckerberg

Facebook’s Fake User Population
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57484991-93/facebook-8.7-percent-are-fake-users/

6-Bit Byte
Trolling 50 Shades of Grey
http://www.dailydot.com/culture/diamond-club-crowdsourced-50-shades-spoof/