TDH – Privacy: A Social Construct

This week on the show I talk at length about the comment from Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist about privacy. He claims that ‘privacy’ as we know it is an anomaly of society, and I say that is a bad argument for getting rid of it. I also rebuke Samsung’s idea of pre-installing anti-theft software on your smartphone, and we pour one out for WinAmp, which will be no more after December of 2013.


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Google’s Cerf, “Privacy may be an anomaly”


Microsoft’s Xbox One Launch


Jury give $290 million more to Apple in Samsung case


Carriers reject Absolute Lojack


FCC to consider allowing cell calls at 10,000 ft.


Not getting charged for Spam Texts


Hydrobee to charge your phone off a river


Raspberry Pi now includes Mathematica


The end of WinAmp



TDH – Free Information

This week on the show, I jump into the policy decisions of the new FCC chair, Tom Wheeler, as well as a big win for access to information out of the eight year long court case regarding Google Books. We look briefly at a new technology to replace the credit cards burning a hole in your pocket, and how and where people are turning for their news these days. All that and more this week.

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New FCC chair

Google wins book scanning case under Fair Use

IBM releases Watson API

Amazon enters virtual desktop space

Coin: to replace your wallet

CBS to air JFK footage

6-bit byte:

Adobe password leak turns into crossword, yet another thing that exists only because XKCD

Facebook Frackups

Facebook bids $3Billion for Snapchat

People turn to multiple social news outlets.

Science News:

Dramatic improvement of conductivity

TDH – NQS (Not Quite Speechless)

This week on the show I am left, not quite speechless regarding a couple of things, some of which are rather scary when you extrapolate the precedent, like the loss of your 4th amendment rights if you auto-identify as a hacker, or the high frequency spread of BIOS level malware. We explore what it means for the Obama administration to partner with reliability engineers from Google, Oracle and Red Hat to fix the issues with Will we get to the bottom of the genes that express mathematical aptitude?


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Google Nexus 5 actually announced


Cisco to open H.264 for WebRTC penetration


New FAA guidelines to allow more device use


If you believe in the 4th amendment, don’t say you are a Hacker


NSA may be tapping Google and Yahoo’s fiber


badBIOS, an innovative form of malware spread


6-Bit Byte

DNA source of mathematical aptitude


Google was bored at Nortel patent auction