TDH – Glass and Government

This week on the show, I talk about many things, from the egg in Eric Schmidt’s eye regarding Glass to the good news that CISPA is dead in the Senate. We talk about the frankly unbelievable saga of a bus line company, and the stupid Budweiser ploy to make you friends. Don’t drive drunk.


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Chrome Office Viewer: Taking on Microsoft

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/04/chrome-office-viewer-this-is-how-google-goes-head-to-head-with-microsoft/

 

Eric Schmidt Admits Glass “Inappropriate” in Situations

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/04/google-chairman-admits-google-glass-can-be-weird-inappropriate/

 

Google Glass Rooted

http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2013/04/26/google-glass-has-already-been-hacked-by-jailbreakers/

 

Consumer’s Shift to Older iPhones

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-apple-iphone-20130426,0,7968879.story

 

Washington State Calls T-Mo’s “No Contract” Bluff

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/04/washington-state-slams-t-mobile-for-deceptive-no-contract-ads/

 

US Embassy on Facebook for World IP Day

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/04/us-embassies-worldwide-take-to-facebook-in-bizarre-promotion-of-world-ip-day/

 

CISPA DOA in Senate

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/04/controversial-cispa-cyber-security-bill-is-doa-in-the-senate/

 

45% of Bitcoin Exchanges Close

http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/04/study-45-percent-of-bitcoin-exchanges-end-up-closing/

 

Bus Company Threatens Internet Commentator

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/04/express-to-internet-hate-bus-company-threatens-redditor-with-lawsuit/

 

Tesla CEO to Donate to 405 Widening

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-elon-musk-405-freeway-20130425,0,7423915.story

 

Facebook Frackups:

Budweiser’s Facebook Friend Maker

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57581750-71/budweisers-intimate-dangerous-way-to-make-facebook-friends/

 

6-Bit Byte

White House on Tumblr, with GIFs

http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/26/4270848/white-house-launches-official-tumblr-page-promises-there-will-be-gifs

 

NYC Greenlights Uber Cabs

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57581699-94/nyc-green-lights-uber-cab-service/

 

TDH – Not to Scare You

This week on the show, I talk about some scary topics, like how a botnet may be forming by taking over WordPress instances, how a Russian supercomputer company has been put on a nuclear interest blacklist, along with many universities. I mention the birthday that manned spaceflight has recently had, and why I feel that Eric Schmidt’s goal of worldwide internet connectivity by 2020 is a little far-fetched. Enjoy!

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DOJ warns against letting AT&T and Verizon beat up smaller companies

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/04/dont-let-verizon-att-run-roughshod-over-smaller-carriers-doj-warns/

T-Mobile’s “revolution” with the iPhone 5

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57579466-71/t-mobiles-iphone-5-ad-is-a-low-budget-revolution/

Google Street View’s hyperlapse

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/04/hack-google-street-view-images-into-a-movie-with-a-hyperlapse-tool/

Eric Schmidt predicts the world online by 2020

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57579492-93/schmidt-predicts-entire-world-online-by-2020-is-he-right/

Huge WordPress attack could lead to botnet

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/04/huge-attack-on-wordpress-sites-could-spawn-never-before-seen-super-botnet/

US includes Russian supercomputer company in nuclear threat list

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/04/us-adds-russian-supercomputer-maker-to-list-of-nuclear-threats/

US, China agree to work on cybersecurity

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/13/us-china-us-cyber-idUSBRE93C05T20130413

 

6-bit Byte:

Microsoft tells Win7 users to rollback update

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/04/microsoft-tells-windows-7-users-to-uninstall-faulty-security-update/

Bitcoin Derivatives

http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/04/taming-the-bubble-investors-bet-on-bitcoin-via-derivatives-markets/

Winkelvii claim 1% of all Bitcoins

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/04/winklevii-say-they-own-1-percent-of-all-bitcoins/

Facebook Frackups:

HTC First: the Facebook phone

http://marketingland.com/htc-first-facebook-fairsearch-android-39507

Facebook Home, the second coming of Facebook?

http://money.cnn.com/2013/04/11/technology/facebook-zuckerberg-home.pr.fortune/

Science News:

Boeing’s X-48C passes final flight

http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57579449-76/boeings-futuristic-x-48c-makes-final-flight/

Manned spaceflight celebrates a birthday

http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/04/happy-birthday-manned-spaceflight/