Thank you all for a great year!

Hello everybody,

I wanted to thank all of you loyal listeners (and bots that come visit the site) for being with the show for the past year. I always enjoy spending an hour on the air on Sundays, and I hope that you all enjoy what I have to say, whether you tune in live, or you download the shows later on.

 

Thank you again, and here is to another great year of The Digital Hazard in 2013!

 

I will see you on the radio at the start of the new semester.

~Matthew Baron

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TDH – Revisit Old Tech

This week on the show, the last one in 2012, I talk about the recent news of the UN “taking over” the internet, the NHTSA’s plan to have “black boxes” in all cars and how T-Mobile will get Apple devices. This all interspered in discussion of old technologies that are either leaving us behind or coming back, Payphones, Kodak’s imaging, and Cassette Tapes. You’ll have to listen to know what is getting a refresh. See you on the radio in 2013!

Download This Week’s Episode
UN Power  and the Internet
http://techcrunch.com/2012/12/06/explainer-what-power-the-un-actually-has-over-the-internet-hint-not-much/

Congress Opposes UN “takeover”
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/12/congress-declares-opposition-to-un-takeover-of-the-internet/

Black Boxes in Cars
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/12/federal-agency-wants-black-boxes-in-every-car-by-september-2014/

NYC Hosts Design Comp for Payphones
http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/08/NYC-wants-to-build-a-better-payphone/

AMD Halts Production
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/12/amd-puts-brakes-on-chip-manufacturing-as-sales-plummmet/

T-Mobile and the iPhone
http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/12/t-mobile-usa-will-finally-carry-apple-devices-in-2013/

Apple and Google Bid for Kodak’s Patents
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57558033-92/apple-and-google-making-joint-bid-for-kodak-patents-report-says/

Sony Kills Cassette Players
http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/09/putting-the-cassette-to-bed-sony-to-discontinue-handheld-tape-r/

Facebook Frackups
The COO Sells $26.2 Million in Stock
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57557917-93/facebooks-sheryl-sandberg-sells-$26.2m-in-stock

6-bit Byte
Robots Schmooze with Donors
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57557068-1/building-a-sensitive-robot-and-perhaps-a-future-politician/

Science News
SpaceX Gets a Military Contract
http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/12/spacex-gets-its-first-military-contract/

Super Accurate Accelerometers
http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/12/an-accelerometer-so-good-that-only-quantum-mechanics-limits-it/

TDH – Facebook’s Future

This week on the show I talk about Motorola’s attempt at an injunction against Microsoft, which was unsuccessful. I speak at length about Apple’s future operating system, which is to reported to be named Lynx. The main concentration of my rant this week is actually Facebook’s mobile experience, which I have talked at length about on previous shows, but I tried not to overlap with previous comments. Enjoy.

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Motorola Patents Can’t Get Injunctions
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/11/in-a-blow-to-android-judge-says-moto-patents-cant-get-injunctions/

Google Returning December to the Calendar
http://www.zdnet.com/google-working-on-returning-missing-december-to-android-4-2-users-7000007591/

Unboxing the New iMac
http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/11/taking-the-new-imac-out-of-its-weird-shaped-box/

Early Builds of OSX 10.9 to include Siri and Maps
http://9to5mac.com/2012/11/19/early-builds-of-apples-upcoming-os-x-10-9-include-siri-and-maps-integration/

OSX 10.9 to be called Lynx
http://applescoop.com/2012/11/17/exclusive-mac-os-x-10-9-will-be-named-lynx/

AT&T Named Worst Carrier (Again)
http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/11/in-annual-ritual-att-declared-worst-wireless-service/

Facebook Frackups
Facebook Shares Close at $28
http://www.insidefacebook.com/2012/11/30/fb-shares-close-at-28-highest-since-july/

You Have “No Fundamental Right to Facebook”
http://gigaom.com/2012/11/29/judge-says-no-fundamental-right-to-use-facebook-tosses-anti-trust-case/

Facebook Makes a Huge Data Grab
http://techcrunch.com/2012/12/01/facebook-photo-sync-data/

Science News
Mercury’s Craters Probably Have Organic Material
http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/11/craters-on-mercury-are-oases-for-water-ice-organic-molecules/