TDH – Good News for the Internet

This week on the show, I have two stories that continue my resolve when it comes to the power of the internet to be a resource of information for the human race. Specifically, the Wayback Machine surpassed 400 Billion indexed sites last week, and a UN report says that 40% of the world’s population will be internet users by the end of 2014. We also discuss what Apple’s purchase of Beats can and will mean, as well as one of Google’s new acquisitions, Appetas. NeoCities.org throttles the FCC, and the band Vulfpeck runs a scam on Spotify. Happy Mother’s Day!
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SpaceX Injunction dissolved

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/05/spacex-injunction-dissolved-us-can-buy-russian-rockets-for-space-launches/

 

Archive.org’s Wayback surpasses 400 billion indexes sites

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2014/05/09/wayback-machine-passes-400-billion-indexed-webpages-covering-web-late-1996-hours-ago/

 

UN Reports 3 billion users by end of year

http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/7/5690764/the-internet-will-have-almost-3-billion-users-by-the-end-of-the-year

 

Apple = Beats + $3.2 Billion

http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/9/5698158/what-apple-is-really-buying-with-beats

 

A Second (and third?) HTC-made Nexus device

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/05/htc-made-nexus-device-shows-up-in-android-source-code/

 

Google’s new GMail

http://www.geek.com/apps/google-is-testing-new-web-based-gmail-features-1593555/

 

Google buys Appetas

http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/07/to-battle-yelp-google-buys-appetas-a-website-builder-for-restaurants-will-shut-it-down/

 

Webhost throttles FCC as act of protest

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/05/web-host-gives-fcc-a-28-8kbps-slow-lane-in-net-neutrality-protest/

 

Hacking aboard Aircraft Carrier

http://www.wired.com/2014/05/navy-sysadmin-hacking/

 

6-Bit Byte:

Band Scams Spotify

http://gawker.com/an-enterprising-band-made-20-000-scamming-spotify-1573217228

 

Vibram loses class-action

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/05/vibram-required-to-stop-all-health-claims-about-its-fivefinger-shoes/

 

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TDH – Announcements All Around

This week on the show, we talk briefly about the injunction that SpaceX was granted against the United Launch Alliance on account of the Russian sanctions, as well as Target’s accelerated attempts to switch to Chip and Pin credit card security. We talk some Amazon news, shots of their new phone and expanded same-day delivery. Also the hardware cost of Google Glass, it may surprise you. All that and more this week on the show.

 

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SpaceX says rocket purchases violate Russian sanctions

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/05/spacex-says-rocket-purchases-violate-russian-sanctions-gets-injunction/

 

SanDisk announces 4TB SSD

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/print/9248070/SanDisk_announces_4TB_SSD_hopes_for_8TB_next_year

 

Bill Gates no longer Microsoft’s largest shareholder

http://www.geekwire.com/2014/milestone-bill-gates-longer-microsofts-largest-shareholder/

 

Microsoft fixes IE security flaw

http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/1/5671878/microsoft-internet-explorer-windows-xp-update

 

Google Glass hardware costs about $150

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/04/ok-glass-how-much-do-you-really-cost/

 

News about Amazon’s smartphone

http://bgr.com/2014/05/01/amazon-smartphone-photos-kindle-phone-images-exclusive/

 

Amazon’s same-day service in SF and Dallas

http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/1/5670630/amazon-offers-same-day-delivery-san-francisco-la-dallas

 

Target speeds switch to Chip and Pin

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/04/stung-by-data-breach-target-speeds-switch-to-chip-and-pin-card-readers/

 

6-Bit Byte

Yosemite bans drones

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/05/drones-banned-at-u-s-yosemite-national-park/

 

MIT bitcoin club giving $100 to all undergrads

http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/29/5664512/mit-club-giving-100-usd-in-bitcoin-to-all-undergrads

 

Science News

Neutrinos might be the key to breaking the standard model

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/04/forget-the-higgs-neutrinos-may-be-the-key-to-breaking-the-standard-model/