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Show on Feb. 20th 2011

Hello All,

We are still having a show tomorrow even though there is going to be a basketball preemption. You will not be able to listen to the show from the stream linked to on wrct.org, instead please go to this link to listen this week.
This is the last week that we will be on this stream, next weekend we will be back on the wrct stream.
Of course you will always be able to listen to the show, and download it for your viewing pleasure right here.
~MCB

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Thanks for listening live if you were, and thanks for downloading if you weren’t. We had a long show to make it easy on Chris with basketball transitions. This was a pretty good show today, we had some personnel problems, as our brains went on tangents for things, and then we didn’t know where we had ended up. Finally Nokia may adopt another OS for their smartphones, some Google stories, and our first email response to a story, please keep them coming!


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Egypt Restores Internet Service
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703960804576119690514692446.html

Google’s Wael Ghonim is missing in Egypt; company asks public for help finding him
http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/02/google-exec-missing-in-egypt


TSA to test privacy-enhancing software on whole body scanners
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9207679/TSA_to_test_privacy_enhancing_software_on_whole_body_scanners?taxonomyId=84

Wikileaks nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
http://www.switched.com/2011/02/02/wikileaks-nominated-nobel-peace-prize/


Verizon breaks first day sales record with iPhone 4 pre-orders — in only two hours
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/04/verizon-breaks-first-day-sales-record-with-iphone-4-pre-orders

AT&T to some iPhone users: stay with us and get a free microcell
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/02/att-to-some-iphone-users-stay-with-us-and-get-a-free-microcell.ars

Survey: 32% admit mooching neighbor’s Wi-Fi

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/02/wifi-users-guard-their-own-networks-happy-to-use-others.ars
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2011-02-04-wifimoochers04_ST_N.htm


Nokia Considering Windows Phone 7 Adoption: Rumors
http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Mobile-and-Wireless/Nokia-Considering-Windows-Phone-7-Adoption-Rumors-669936/


200GB to 25GB: Canada gets first, bitter dose of metered Internet
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/01/canada-gets-first-bitter-dose-of-metered-internet-billing.ars


Google will not bring Honeycomb to smart phones
http://www.bgr.com/2011/02/03/google-will-not-bring-honeycomb-to-smartphones/

Microsoft Brings H.264 support back to Chrome
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/interoperability/archive/2011/02/01/greater-interoperability-for-windows-customers-with-html5-video.aspx


Facebook Frackups!

Airlines offer free in-flight Facebook
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2011-02-01-facebook-inflight-wifi_N.htm


“Dating Site” steals Facebook data

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/02/dating-site-imports-250000-facebook-profiles-without-permission.ars


Science News

Kepler space telescope spots five Earth-sized planets in our galaxy
http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/02/02/nasa.kepler.planets/index.html?hpt=C2
http://news.discovery.com/space/kepler-exoplanet-count-increase-110202.html


National Treasures: Google Art Project unlocks riches of world’s galleries
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/01/AR2011020106442.html

Scientists working to grow meat in a lab
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110130/sc_nm/us_food_meat_laboratory_feature

Email!

A friend showed me this article,River of IPv4 addresses officially runs dry, and I thought it fit well following up what you talked about last week.

Basically they’ve given away the last IPv4 address blocks. We still haven’t run out of IP addresses yet, but once the internet registries won’t have any new addresses to give out after this batch. That is at least until IPv6 is introduced with IP addresses that are 39 digits instead of 12. I did have a few questions though. The article said that of the 4.3 billion addresses available with IPv4 3.7 billion of them were unusable. Can you explain why that is? The last five blocks were also split between five different internet registries, but yet with projected use some of these registries will run out of addresses almost a year before others. Why wasn’t there some priority given to, for example, the Asia-Pacific RIR, APNIC, who is, according to the article going to run out of addresses within months. It also mentions that things like video chatting will be made more difficult if you end up having to share your IP address. What does that really mean for the average Joe, and how would we know if we were using a shared IP?

Thanks!

Show on Sunday Feb. 6th 2011

Hello All,

We are still having a show tomorrow even though there is going to be a basketball preemption. You will not be able to listen to the show from the stream linked to on wrct.org, instead please go to this link to listen this week.
I will put up a post like this before every show that will be preempted by a basketball game that is on our own stream. Of course you will always be able to listen to the show, and download it for your viewing pleasure right here.
~MCB

BingTorrent

Today’s show went on air here at WRCT, the next few weeks there will be shows, but they won’t be found at the usual place. If you want to listen live, please go to This Stream to listen for the next few weekends. I will be posting the link before the shows, so you can check back in here for the link before we go on.


We had a nice, if slightly packed show today, but we got it all in. Definitely a fun time had by all as we hit internet protocols, and privay concerns, some quick hits. Also, it doesn’t really matter what your sign is because we al l have to live life.


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Complete Internet Blackout in Egypt
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/complete_internet_blackout_in_egypt.php
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/01/amidst-chaos-and-riots-egypt-turns-off-the-internet.ars


Internet body may use up IPV4 addresses this week
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/217572/internet_body_may_use_up_ipv4_addresses_this_w


FBI executes 40 search warrants in cyber attack investigation
http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/01/28/cyber.warrants/


Google Starts Censoring BitTorrent, RapidShare and More
http://torrentfreak.com/google-starts-censoring-bittorrent-rapidshare-and-more-110126/
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/01/google-flips-the-switch-on-autocomplete-censorship.ars


Google releases Honeycomb platform preview: Android’s biggest redesign yet
http://www.betanews.com/article/Google-releases-Honeycomb-platform-preview-Androids-biggest-redesign-yet/1296085886
http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-3.0-highlights.html


Quick Hits:

White iPhone 4 appears in AT&T’s online system
http://www.bgr.com/2011/01/24/white-iphone-4-appears-in-att-online-system/



Report: Amazon plans to expand grocery delivery service
http://www.techflash.com/seattle/2011/01/amazon-plans-to-expand-grocery.html

Facebook Frackups:

Science News

Astronomers using the Hubble Telescope believe they’ve found a ‘new’ star system that’s really the most distant ever seen
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/7399836.html


U.S. Navy thinks squids may hold the secret to invisibility
http://dvice.com/archives/2011/01/us-navy-thinks.php


Physicists call for an alien messaging protocol
http://www.itnews.com.au/News/246346,physicists-call-for-alien-messaging-protocol.aspx

Do horoscopes all say the same thing? Infographic heaven.
http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2011/horoscoped/

TDH – Half Apple Show

Welcome back to the new semester! We had a pretty packed show, even though we weren’t actually on the air (More on that in the show). Today was fun to get back in the sattle. We talked for a long time about Verizon iPhone, and then onto some Google news. Looking forward to getting a stream up for contingency purposes. More on that if it happens, check back here!


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Verizon iPhone — it’s real!
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20028073-266.html


Android likely to lose as Verizon gets iPhone
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-01-11/google-s-android-likely-to-lose-as-verizon-gets-iphone.html

Microsoft seeks to block App Store trademark
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-12173224


Apple Seeds iOS 4.3 Beta to Developers: Personal Hotspot, AirPlay Video Streaming, New iPad Gestures
http://www.macrumors.com/2011/01/12/apple-seeds-ios-4-3-beta-to-developers/



Which manufacturers deliver the timeliest Android updates?
http://blogs.computerworld.com/17649/android_upgrades


Science and Kickers
NASA spots smallest planet yet discovered outside Sun’s solar system
http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/01/10/nasa.planet.discovery/index.html?hpt=C2
IBM’s Computer Wins “Jeopardy!” Practice Round
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/01/13/tech/main7243091.shtml

TDH – So here I am playing Halo…

I apologize for the random title, but it is paying homage to my HS Principal, who said the line, and we told him that it was going to be the title. Today I felt like our show broke down a little, but winter break should fix that for us. The next show will be on January 16th.


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Apple patents glasses-less 3D projection
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20024309-260.html




World AIDS day: celebs go “dead” on Twitter
http://mashable.com/2010/11/28/world-aids-day-digital-deaths/


Facebook Frackups——————————–
You think you have embarrassing Facebook photos?

George W. Bush answered live questions at Facebook HQ Tuesday
http://thenextweb.com/facebook/2010/11/28/george-w-bush-to-answer-live-questions-at-facebook-hq-tomorrow/


Science News—————————————-
Too many one night stands? Blame your genes.
http://healthland.time.com/2010/12/02/too-many-one-night-stands-blame-your-genes/


Age reversed in mice
http://science.slashdot.org/story/10/11/29/0410239/Aging-Reversed-In-Mice


TDH – Vegas Makes People Happy

Erik and I are going into business to create Droid Incredible to iPhone conversion kits, all digital “tape” and were are going to trademark the phrase “Vegas makes people happy.” All this after a rant about the TSA and how nobody cares if Bill Nye passes out on stage.



Senate anti-piracy bill provokes battle between Hollywood and Web giants
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/posttech/2010/11/on_thursday_morning_the_senate.html



White iPhone conversion kits land teenage entrepreneur in hot water
http://www.tuaw.com/2010/11/17/white-iphone-conversion-kits-land-teenage-entrepreneur-in-hot-wa/




Facebook Frackups!



Science and Kickers

Nokia research team creates touchscreens out of ice


TDH – I don’t have a title

Like I said at the top of the broadcast, the week was a slow one for tech news, but you take what you get, there are ups and downs. I want to see the gold light emitting trees that we talked about on the show, and you can get a invisibility cloak soon, like when it funnels through the military, just like tooth cleaning gum.


Mozilla launches F1 button: declares war on AddThis, Tweet buttons, Facebook Like, etc?
http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2010/11/10/mozilla-launches-the-f1-share-button-as-in-one-to-rule-them-all/



Google Gives All Employees Surprise $1,000 Cash Bonus And 10% Raise
http://www.businessinsider.com/google-bonus-and-raise-2010-11

But you weren’t supposed to know about that
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20022512-71.html




Your cell phone will be able to tell if you have an STD
http://dvice.com/archives/2010/11/your-cellphone.php


Pedestrians are not the only ones blindly following google maps!

http://uktodaynews.com/10328/nicaragua-blames-google-maps-error-for-costa-rica-invasion/




————————————Facebook Frackups

Facebook’s Gmail killer, project Titan, expected Monday
http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/11/facebook-gmail-titan/

———————————–Kickers and Science

TDH – Beware the Digital Hazard

Again, Erik is off on holiday, and Chris joined me today. Chris should be joining me next week as well. Today we talked about the election, after everybody and their uncle has given you their take. I get a little confused on how LG can produce a dual core tablet, and why Apple should (or shouldn’t) actually pay out on a class action lawsuit, cause Google isn’t.

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Google Tool May Have Had Wrong Polling Place Locations for Hundreds of Thousands of Voters
http://www.fastcompany.com/1699701/google-polling-place-error-aristotle


Rick Boucher defeated: big loss for tech policy world
http://www.publicknowledge.org/blog/boucher-defeat-loss-tech-policy-world


Google Emails All U.S. Gmail Users About The Buzz Settlement — And To Say They’re Not Getting A Dime
http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/02/google-buzz-email/


LG Pad coming early 2011 with Android, Honeycomb dual-core processor
http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/03/lg-pad-coming-in-early-2011-with-android-honeycomb-dual-core-t/


Amazon’s 3G Kindle leaps ‘Great Firewall of China’
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h1yyXi97OU9cuMsAuiNQLKYdO_SQ

Michael Jackson: The Glove bundled with Wii version of Michael Jackson: The Experience
http://www.joystiq.com/2010/11/01/michael-jackson-the-experience-glove/

————————————Facebook Frackups
Facebook to Foursquare: You’re out
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-20021697-36.html


Mark Zuckerberg: “iPad’s Not Mobile…It’s A Computer…Sorry!”
http://www.businessinsider.com/mark-zuckerberg-ipads-not-mobile-2010-11


Worried about when you’ll break up? Facebook knows.
———————————–Kickers and Science
First road car produced with a 3D printer
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2010-11/02/printed-car


TDH – We are going to Everest

MWAHAHAHA! It was Halloween today on The Digital Hazard. I mean it was Halloween everywhere, but it permeated the show too. The only evil things we talked about were Firesheep and Facebook’s ad model. James Cameron is still monetarily focused, and we are going to podcast from Everest. If you’d like to support us, please send a paypal payment to digitalhazardpodcast[at]gmail.com.

(don’t actually do that).

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Is Apple About To Follow in Google’s Footsteps?
http://gigaom.com/2010/10/27/is-apple-about-to-cut-out-the-carriers/
http://techcrunch.com/2010/10/27/iphone-sim-cards/


The Nexus Two is real
http://gizmodo.com/5676008/


FTC: no fine in Street View probe (What kind of girls did Google send?
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20020893-281.html


James Cameron’s Next Movies: Avatar 2 and 3: the money tree grows…
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2010/10/avatar-sequels/


Firesheep boasts 100,000+ downloads in 24 hours–lazy hackers, unite!
http://techcrunch.com/2010/10/25/lazy-hackers-twitter-firesheep-boasts-100000-downloads-faceboo/


Firesheep usage leads to Idiocy
http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2010/10/26/firesheep-usage-leads-to-idiocy.html


Jobs: there won’t be a mute switch becomes orientation-lock option for iPad
http://www.9to5mac.com/31982/jobs-there-wont-be-a-mute-switch-becomes-an-orientation-lock-option-for-ipad


Android Market Surpasses 100,000 Apps
http://mashable.com/2010/10/25/android-100000-apps/

Facebook Frackups

Facebook Stalking: Evolved

http://www.pcworld.com/article/209178/facebook_friendship_pages_cool_but_creepy.html

Facebook applies for ad-targeting patent
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-20021141-36.html