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/

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