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TDH – Some Hideous Box Art Microsoft

This week on the show, Erik joins me from his special crazy life, we talk at length about password security and how hideous the new Windows 8 box art is. We learn about how Android is making a foray into all of your appliances, so now your fridge can tell you when it is raining. We welcome the new proposed Nikola Tesla Museum, and the new cars that talk to each other.

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Password Security Today
http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/08/passwords-under-assault/

License Plate Scanners
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/08/license-plates-scanned-at-border-data-shared-with-car-insurance-group/

PayPal to Join with Discover
http://allthingsd.com/20120822/paypal-trumps-squares-deal-with-starbucks-by-partnering-with-discover/

T-Mobile’s Unlimited Gambit
http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/22/3258573/t-mobile-unthrottled-unlimited-data-plans

Apple’s Response to iPhone SMS vulnerability
http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/18/apple-responds-to-iphone-text-message-spoofing/

Wedded to your iPhone?
http://allthingsd.com/20120820/you-cant-live-without-your-iphone-because-thats-how-you-tell-if-its-raining/

Nikon’s Android Powered Camera
http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/22/nikon-coolpix-s800c-android-camera-pricing-ship-date-details/

Control Your Fridge with your Phone
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57497164-93/android-app-will-let-you-control-your-panasonic-appliances/?part=rss&subj=news&tag=title

Windows 8 Pro Pricing and Details
http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/21/3257406/windows-8-pro-price-upgrade-price

6-Bit byte
Apple’s Proto-logo
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57497986-37/alleged-iphone-prototype-surfaces-and-check-out-that-logo/

Ann Arbor to Host ‘Social’ Cars
http://www.freep.com/article/20120822/BUSINESS01/308220118/Ann-Arbor-to-be-site-for-testing-ability-of-vehicles-to-talk-to-each-other-prevent-accidents

CMU and the Robot Hall of Fame
http://etc.cmu.edu/site/RHOF_Induction_Ceremony/RHOF2012.html

Science and Kickers

Nikola Tesla Museum
http://arstechnica.com/business/2012/08/the-oatmeal-internet-raise-850000-in-six-days-for-tesla-museum/

Science and Press Conferences
http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/08/why-you-dont-overturn-the-big-bang-via-a-media-interview/

The Digital Hazard October 9th

Hello All,

As many of you know Steve Jobs has passed away, and although many of you also probably know my feelings for the man, I feel it is only fair to him that we at The Digital Hazard talk about the man the mystic and his company (as if they don’t get enough airtime already) Anyway, the purpose of this post is simply to inform you, dear readers and loyal radio listeners that on the October 9th show of The Digital Hazard, Erik and I will devote the entire show to two stories, Steve Jobs, and the iPhone 4S.

Those of you who know me well might be in shock and awe that I would devote an entire hour to Steve Jobs and Apple Inc, but it seems only fair. I promise that the hour won’t be me ragging on the guy, but Erik and I will have an informed discussion about the facets of his life and the most recent Apple product. Rarely there exists enough body of material in the tech world during the week of an Apple announcement, so we will devote the show this week to Apple.

 

I will not say anymore here, but I will urge you to tune in to WRCT Pittsburgh online at wrct.org on the 9th at 1pm to hear our discussion.

TDH – Privacy

Today on the show, Erik was off, and Chris joined me to talk about everything from environmentally friendly datacenters to your privacy in the face of Dropbox. I’m not trying to paint Dropbox as the bad guy here, but you should be a little concerned. The 6-Bit Byte, Facebook Frackups and Science and Kickers rejoin our show today, as new concerns about Google Streetview cars and the power of 9-Volts are explored. Enjoy!

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Greenpeace Criticizes Apple, Twitter, Facebook for ‘Dirty’ Data Centers
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2383915,00.asp

Apple location tracker file: Congressman asks Steve Jobs to explain by May 12
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/04/congressman-asks-apple-about-location-tracker-file.html

Android users “hate” Apple
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20055181-71.html


EU Decides against Net Neutrality rules

http://paidcontent.org/article/419-eu-decides-against-stricter-net-neutrality-rules/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13134494


Oracle gives up Control of OOo

http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2011/04/oracle-gives-up-on-ooo-after-community-forks-the-project.ars


Dropbox Growth
and Woes

6-Bit Byte
Judge: Is Wi-fi Packet Sniffing Spying?

Facebook Frackups

Facebook Ramps Up Lobbying Spend In Q1 2011, Up 400 Percent To A Record $230K

http://techcrunch.com/2011/04/21/facebook-ramps-up-lobbying-spend-in-q1-2011-up-400-percent-to-a-record-230k/

Facebook accidentally turns on all e-mail notifications for some users
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/TECH/social.media/04/20/facebook.email.glitch/


Science and Kickers
A 9V Battery To Your Brain Can Improve Your Gaming
http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110413/full/472156a.html

NASA Ponies up $270 Million for Commercial Spaceflight


TDH – Tom Merritt Interview

This week on the show, we have an interview with Tom Merritt of twit.tv! Erik and I really enjoyed talking to Tom, hearing about his career history, and talking about some major tech topics concerning us today. We definitely enjoyed ourselves. No show next week due to Carnival here at Carnegie Mellon.


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Career History


Tom Merritt: a guide to success


Net Neutrality


Mobile Space Competition


Cloud Storage


Social Media


Keeping Yourself Safe Online


TDH – Less than Impressed

I was less than happy with today’s show in general, and then the stream got reset so we don’t even have a full recording of the show. Everything should be okay for the Tom Merritt interview next week. I am definitely looking forward to interviewing him about his experiences in the tech industry. Today was a nice smattering of stories, and I enjoyed discussing them. Please feel free to read the articles, and listen to the first quarter and last quarter of our show. Positive outlook for next week!


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Amazon faces backlash over music locker service
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/29/us-amazon-idUSTRE72S13H20110329
http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20110329/amazons-cloud-service-is-a-legal-b-illegal-c-probably-here-to-stay/

Amazon Cloud Player Doesn’t Work On iOS — But It’s Not A Flash Issue
http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/28/amazon-cloud-player-ios/


Google Reaches Agreement On FTC’s Accusations Of “Deceptive Privacy Practices” In Buzz Rollout
http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/30/google-reaches-agreement-on-ftcs-accusations-of-deceptive-privacy-practices-in-buzz-rollout/


And the winner of the Google ultra-fast Internet is …
http://mashable.com/2011/03/30/google-fiber-kansas-city/


How fast is the Internet at Google? Mind blowing.
http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2011/03/29/how-fast-is-the-internet-at-google-mind-blowing/


6-bit Byte:
Verizon’s spring portfolio leaked: DROID Charge, Incredible 2, Galaxy S 2 in tow
http://www.bgr.com/2011/03/30/verizons-spring-portfolio-leaked-droid-charge-incredible-2-galaxy-s-2-in-tow/

Paul Allen rips ‘mercenary’ Bill Gates in autobiography
http://www.itworld.com/tech-society/142004/paul-allen-rips-gates-autobiography

Obama says federal fleet to run on alternative fuels starting in 2015
http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/31/obama-says-federal-fleet-to-run-on-alternative-fuels-starting-in/

@jack is back @twitter — Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey …
http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2011/03/28/jack-is-back-at-twitter/

Science News:

TDH – Happy Sun

A very fun show today, as Google underestimates the nerdiness of its Android users, and we talk about how the US Air Force uses a PS3 based super computer. The title of our show comes from one of our many ideas for projects or products… most of which will never actually come to fruition. Just listen…


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ATT buys Tmobile for $39B
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20045184-94.html

…regulatory hurdles
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20045236-266.html

…why it’s bad for consumers
http://gigaom.com/2011/03/20/in-att-t-mobile-merger-everybody-loses/

ATT press annc
http://www.mobilizeeverything.com/home.php

FCC official: AT&T’s T-Mobile deal will face “steep climb”
http://venturebeat.com/2011/03/24/fcc-att-tmobile/


Iran-linked attack spoofs Yahoo, others
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20046340-281.html


Mac software VP Bertrand Serlet leaving Apple
http://gizmodo.com/#!5784786

The 6-bit Byte:
Porn store for Android targeted in Apple’s ‘App Store’ trademark defense
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/03/23/porn_store_for_android_targeted_in_apples_app_store_tradem

Duke Nukem Forever delayed … no, seriously
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2382536,00.asp

Facebook Frackups:


Science and Kickers:

(Neuro Marketing) NeuroFocus makes first wireless EEG sensor headset, don’t call it a thinking cap
http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/23/neurofocus-makes-first-wireless-eeg-sensor-headset-dont-call-i/

Holy Smoke! New Tech Creates 3D Images Projected Into Mist
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2382559,00.asp

TDH – A Half Show

Hey, I was bored and in the station at 8:30 on a Wednesday, and a guy didn’t come for his show. I had been wanting to try to do a show production and hosting all on my own, and what a better way to try it out? This is only 30 minutes long, and I enjoyed doing it. I need to learn a little more about the switching because that didn’t exactly go well. Erik didn’t join me for obvious reasons.

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At&t To Aquire T-Mobile
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20045184-94.html

The Nexus S for Sprint
http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2011/03/introducing-nexus-s-4g-for-sprint.html

Depressed Male Mice Will Do Anything
http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/03/serotonin-lacking-male-mice-not-picky-about-sex-of-their-mates.ars

Only 9% of US Internet Users Are Criminals
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/03/only-9-and-falling-of-us-internet-users-are-p2p-pirates.ars

Copy right Trolls
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/03/copyright-troll-righthaven-achieves-spectacular-fair-use-loss.ars

Firefox 4 and IE9
http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/03/23/6327891-firefox-4-soars-thanks-to-microsofts-luddite-customers

Science and Kickers
The Mercury Messenger Probe Gets Toasty
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/messenger/media/MESSENGERPoisedInsertion.html

TDH – Absolutely Unacceptable

Today’s show was marked with a number of Absolultey Unacceptable things, first off, we started 30 seconds late, and then when you get to the stories, well, lets just say we will be looking back to the good old days of the internet. We enjoyed the show, and I hope that you do too.



The 6 bit Byte:

Mozilla: Firefox 4 launching on March 22nd
http://www.bgr.com/2011/03/17/mozilla-firefox-4-launching-on-march-22nd/#


A glimpse at Amazon’s app store
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/18/amazon_app_store/


Apple’s Phil Schiller confirms white iPhone to be available this spring
http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/13/apples-phil-schiller-confirms-white-iphone-to-be-available-th/\


Microsoft is finally killing the Zune
http://www.businessinsider.com/zune-2011-3?op=1


Facebook Frackups:

Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/mar/17/us-spy-operation-social-networks


Facebook not happy with poking inventor action figure
http://micgadget.com/11698/facebook-is-not-happy-with-the-poking-inventor-action-figure/


Science and Kickers:

Nasa is considering shooting space junk down with lasers (Cool Artist rendering of satellites orbitting the earth)
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/03/lasering-space-junk/#

Large Hadron Collider could be world’s first time machine
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-large-hadron-collider-world-machine.html

It’s not Lupis

A fun show today, I was a little worried about getting it all in, but we did, and had a good time doing it. We had a lively discussion about the new features in OS X Lion, and Intel’s new Thunderbolt (formerly LightPeak) technology that Apple rolled out in the new Macbook Pros. Robots will eventually outrun us, or they will help us realize that, in fact, it isn’t lupis.


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Intel details Thunderbolt (Lightpeak), says Apple has full year head start

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/02/24/intel_details_thunderbolt_as_exclusive_to_apple_until_2012.html
http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/02/24/apple-has-significant-head-start-with-thunderbolt-but-not-exclusive/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-20036033-76.html

Apple Release new MacBook Pro line
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/02/24/apple-launches-macbook-pros-with-thunderbolt-quad-core-cpus-amd-gpus/

Mac OS X Lion developer Preview is released
http://www.apple.com/macosx/lion/


Motorola Xoom rooted in two hours flat
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/25/motorola-xoom-rooted-in-two-hours-flat-sinister-transforming-ex/


Verizon Asked to Probe ‘Alarming’ Dropped 911 Calls
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-18/fcc-asks-verizon-about-alarming-number-of-dropped-911-calls-in-snowstorm.html

Internet ‘kill switch’ bill gets a makeover

Lenovo Flaunts ThinkPad with 30 hour battery life
French search company lobs new antitrust Complaint at Google

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/02/french-search-company-lobs-new-antitrust-complaint-at-google.ars


Facebook Frackups

Facebook seeking encryption for apps, mobile
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20036172-245.html

Facebook app lets you stalk — er, monitor relationships
http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/social.media/02/21/facebook.relationship.status/index.html

Kickers and Science

Robocalypse update: Japan holds first robot marathon
http://dvice.com/archives/2011/02/robocalypse-upd.php

Boyer’s iPhone

This should be the last show on our stream, next time we should be back to the WRCT stream, and on the air on WRCT 88.3. Today we talked about Erik’s new iPhone, a bunch of Apple stories, and the current status of mobile development. This was a really great show, and I hope you can join us live next time!


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Apple to expand iPhone screen size to 4-inches

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/02/14/apples_next_iphone_could_have_4_inch_screen_with_next_gen_a5_processor.html
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fasterforward/2011/02/iphone_5_rumors_indicate_a_4-i.html

Apple rumored to be evaluating 3 new iPhone prototypes, one with slideout keyboard
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/02/14/apple_rumored_to_be_evaluating_3_new_iphone_prototypes_o


Apple’s Subscription Rules Raise Possible Antitrust Issues
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704409004576146613997208194.html
http://www.pcworld.com/article/219790/apples_new_subscription_model_pros_and_cons.html

Google to launch subscription service
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703373404576148142926860706.html


Full-duplex radio breakthrough can double Wi-Fi capacity
http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/021611-duplex-radio-wifi.html?hpg1=bn

Nvidia pushing tablets to quad-core chip this year
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-20032113-64.html

Mobil World Conference (Sorry to link to product pages)

http://reviews.cnet.com/mobile-world-congress/

Nokia to delay Windows phone beyond October
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/feb/16/nokia-windows-phone-microsoft-delay


IBM’s Watson victorious in Jeopardy; Our new computer overlord?
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/ibms-watson-victorious-in-jeopardy-our-new-computer-overlord/45002


Creators: Watson has no speed advantage as it crushes humans in Jeopardy
http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2011/02/creators-watson-has-no-speed-advantage-as-it-crushes-humans-in-jeopardy.ars


Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt and Mark Zuckerberg to Meet With President Obama Thursday in San Francisco
http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2011/02/steve-jobs-and-eric-schmidt-to-meet-with-president-obama-thursday-in-san-francisco.html

Facebook Frackups!

HTC Facebook Phones: First Press Shots [Update x2]
http://pocketnow.com/android/htc-facebook-phones-first-press-shots
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/15/htc-salsa-and-chacha-bring-the-dedicated-facebook-button-to-andr/

First Facebook SIM Card Released
http://www.allfacebook.com/first-facebook-sim-card-released-2011-02


Kickers and Science:

First Kiss Is More Powerful Than First Sexual Encounter
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/valentines-day-romance-kiss-memorable-sexual-encounter/story?id=12887206

Solar Flares Could Disrupt Energy Grid and Telecommunications Network
http://www.energydigital.com/sectors/utilities-electric/solar-flares-could-disrupt-energy-grid-and-telecommunications-network
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2380425,00.asp

Pentagon’s Tiny New Spy Drone Mimics Hummingbird
http://www.aolnews.com/2011/02/18/pentagons-tiny-new-spy-drone-mimics-hummingbird/