TDH – I Don’t Believe Zuckerberg

This week on the show, I talked at length about the latest DMCA exemptions, Apple’s latest hardware offerings, and about how Iceland crowd-sourced the writing of their new Constitiution. I wish the country the best of luck, and I hope that it all works out for the best for them, as a model for the future of government in this digital age. Also folks, be safe about your phones this flu and cold season.

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New York Times Readers Pay More Than Ever
http://allthingsd.com/20121025/readers-pay-more-for-new-york-times-advertisers-pay-less/

New DMCA Exceptions
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/10/jailbreaking-now-legal-under-dmca-for-smartphones-but-not-tablets/

Tim Cook on the iPad Mini
http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/25/3555876/tim-cook-we-would-never-make-a-7-inch-tablet

New iMac 21.5 No User Upgradable RAM
http://www.macrumors.com/2012/10/23/21-5-imac-has-no-user-upgradable-ram-27-has-four-accessible-ram-slots/

Apple to Release Pandora Competitor in 2013
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-10-25/apple-s-online-radio-service-to-challenge-pandora-in-2013

Nexus 4 Product Page From UK Retailer
http://www.zdnet.com/uk/nexus-4-outed-by-uk-retailer-brings-jelly-bean-4-2-along-for-the-ride-7000006387/

Windows 8 Debut
http://www.eweek.com/mobile/surface-windows-8-debut-as-big-stakes-product-launches-for-microsoft/

Windows 8 is Too Far for Enterprise
http://www.informationweek.com/windows/operating-systems/windows-8-a-bridge-too-far-for-enterpris/240009702

6-Bit Byte
Icelanders Approve Crowdsourced Constitution
http://gigaom.com/europe/icelanders-approve-their-crowdsourced-constitution/

Facebook Frackups
Zuckerberg Still Touting Mobile
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57538627-93/zuckerberg-people-dont-get-how-good-mobile-is-for-us/
Science News
New Wireless Protocol to Increase Bandwidth
http://www.technologyreview.com/news/429722/a-bandwidth-breakthrough/

Smartphone Germs
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444868204578064960544587522.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

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TDH – Politics from the Edge of Space

This week on the show, I was a little distracted with Felix Baumgartner’s record setting jump from the edge of space as I talked about the science and technology policies of the two presidential candidates, among some other time filling stories. If you are interested in the jump, at the time of writing, Felix was able to break all the records he set out to break with the exception of the longest time in free fall, that record will remain with his mentor Joe Kittinger. Thanks for listening, and go Vote!

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Presidential Policy Segment

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/10/10/romney-obama-show-little-love-for-tech-policy
http://thenextweb.com/us/2012/10/13/obama-and-romney-talk-technology-policy-in-letters-to-the-ny-tech-meetup/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57531912-38/obama-romney-outline-policies-toward-tech-startups/

Acoustic Barcodes
http://chrisharrison.net/index.php/Research/AcousticBarcodes

Apple and the Swiss Rail’s Clock
http://blog.evernote.com/opportunitynotes/2012/10/time-stands-still/

Reading someone’s Gmail isn’t an Offense
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/10/reading-someones-gmail-doesnt-violate-federal-statute-court-finds/

3D Printer DRM
http://torrentfreak.com/3d-printer-drm-patent-to-stop-people-downloading-a-car-121012/

Science News
Nobel Awarded to Quantum Computing
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/backissues/2012/10/quantum-computing-wins-a-nobel.html

TDH – Some Real Discussion

This week on the show, I talk about a fair amount of things, ranging from Microsoft’s rumored acquisition of the streaming service Rdio, to the possibility of a wristwatch that could replace the smart features of your smart phone. It is a real point of change for people as they have the power to comment on politics on Twitter, and have access to many books through Google’s library project. Enjoy!

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Sony Halts New Xpieria Rollout
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19845239

Microsoft to Acquire Rdio?
http://thenextweb.com/insider/2012/10/03/rumor-microsoft-is-in-talks-to-buy-rdio-beefing-up-xbox-music/

Sprint to Fight T-Mo for MetroPCS
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-04/sprint-said-to-eye-metropcs-bid-to-rival-t-mobile-offer.html

MegaUpload Users MIGHT Get Data Back
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57526409-93/megaupload-users-will-get-their-day-in-court/

Google and Book Publishers Settle
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57525928-93/google-book-publishers-settle-long-running-copyright-case/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title

Google Patent Hints at Glass Wristwatch
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57525456-1/new-patent-hints-at-google-glass-wristwatch

Lockitron, Unlock you Door with a Phone
http://allthingsd.com/20121002/new-lockitron-the-keyless-lock-will-message-your-iphone-when-someone-knocks/

Apple Remembers Jobs
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57526614-37/apple-remembers-steve-jobs-on-first-anniversary-of-death/

Presidential Debate saw 10.3 Million Tweets
http://techcrunch.com/2012/10/04/first-2012-presidential-debate-saw-10-3m-tweets-and-gave-politics-a-new-dimension/

Facebook Frackups
Facebook Hits 1 Billion Active Users
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57525797-93/facebook-hits-1-billion-active-user-milestone/

Facebook Tries to Convince People that It and The Internet are Synonymous
http://qz.com/5180/facebooks-plan-to-find-its-next-billion-users-convince-them-the-internet-and-facebook-are-the-same/

6-bit Byte
Republicans out Democrat on WoW
http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/ingame/republicans-out-democrat-world-warcraft-witch-hunt-6283586

Our Robot Overlords can Already Play Catch
http://boingboing.net/2012/10/02/quadcopters-playing-catch.html