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TDH – Product Heavy Show

This week on the show, we spend quite a fair amount of time on Apple, and the news of this past week, and the speculation on what will undoubtedly be the news of the week to come. The iCloud hack serves as a good Public Service Announcement for understanding how secure your personal effects actually are in the cloud. Not to be completely overshadowed, Motorola announced updated versions of the Moto X and Moto G smartphones, as well as the 360 smartwatch, and something called the Hint. We take a quick look through the latest from Nest, the home automation company, and talk about Tom Wheeler’s lofty goals for 25Mbps data speed broadband competition in the US. All that and more this week.

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Apple’s iCloud Breach

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/09/fbi-apple-investigating-celebrity-photo-hacks/

 

iCoud and the false security of two-factor

http://www.tuaw.com/2014/09/02/think-iclouds-two-factor-authentication-protects-your-privacy/

 

Apple to ramp up security alerts

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/05/us-apple-cybersecurity-idUSKBN0H005N20140905

 

Apple to launch new iPhones and the iWatch

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/05/technology/apple-smartwatch-and-bigger-iphones-to-be-introduced.html

 

Moto updates the Moto X and Moto G

https://gigaom.com/2014/09/04/motorola-updates-the-moto-x-and-g-and-debuts-its-swish-new-smartwatch-the-moto-360/

 

Actually wearable circuitry

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26145-fabric-circuits-pave-the-way-for-wearable-tech.html

 

Nest pushes update to Protect

http://gigaom.com/2014/09/04/nest-tweaks-protect-to-be-a-bit-less-sensitive-still-no-wave-function-though/

 

White House names Megan Smith the next CTO of the US

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/09/04/white-house-names-googles-megan-smith-the-next-chief-technology-officer-of-the-united-states/

 

FCC recognizes 25Mbps as competitive ground

http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/09/most-of-the-us-has-no-broadband-competition-at-25mbps-fcc-chair-says/

 

Dyson’s Roomba competitor

http://www.engadget.com/2014/09/04/dyson-robot-vacuum-leak/

 

Facebook Frackups:

Netflix teams with Facebook to disseminate movie recomendations

http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/02/netflix-taps-facebook-to-let-you-privately-recommend-content-to-friends/?ncid=rss

 

6-Bit Byte:

Ikea’s new bookbook

http://www.tuaw.com/2014/09/05/ikea-releases-apple-parody-bookbook-ad/?ncid=rss_truncated&cps=gravity

 

TDH – Confusion and Sadness

This week on the program, we start off by talking about technology that needlessly makes life ‘simpler’, Keurig’s new anti-copying K-Cup system and GE’s foray into Phillip’s smartphone controlled lighting market. Nielsen reports what we already suspected, that streaming is taking market control from downloads, at least in the US, and Google’s anti-webspan chief, Matt Cutts is taking leave for a few months. After talking about DARPA’s emergency response robot challenge, we go into examples of things that are threats to the open internet by 2025, misuse of the ECJ’s ‘right to be forgotten’, and revelations about how little you have to do for the NSA to follow up on your internet traffic. You also might want to steer clear of Facebook, especially if your mood is volatile. All this and more this week!
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Keurig’s DRM for Coffee

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/30/5857030/keurig-digital-rights-management-coffee-pod-pirates

 

GE to get into the smart lights market

http://www.engadget.com/2014/07/01/ge-link/?ncid=rss_truncated

 

Music Streaming continues market hold

http://techcrunch.com/2014/07/03/streaming-is-killing-downloads/

 

What will kill the free internet by 2025

http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/3/5868359/free-internet-2025-pew-report

 

Google’s anti-spam chief to take some time off

http://www.zdnet.com/googles-embattled-webspam-chief-matt-cutts-is-taking-a-few-months-off-7000031242/

 

DARPA sets finals for robotics challenge

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249481/Ready_the_robots_DARPA_sets_finals_for_robotics_challenge

 

BBC doesn’t want Merrill Lynch article to be ‘forgotten’

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-03/the-bbc-doesnt-want-to-be-forgotten-by-google

 

Goldman Sachs got Google to delete a ‘sensitive’ email

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/03/us-google-goldman-leak-idUSKBN0F729I20140703

 

Simple file encryption

http://www.wired.com/2014/07/minilock-simple-encryption/

 

NSA targeting any private conscious individuals

http://daserste.ndr.de/panorama/aktuell/nsa230_page-1.html

 

Facebook Frackups:

Privacy Group files over Facebook’s mood experiment

http://www.ibtimes.com/privacy-group-files-complaint-ftc-over-facebook-mood-experiment-1619126

TDH – The Digital Hazard for OSX

This week on the show, I talk about some of the cool announcements out of Google’s I/O conference this past week, including the new form of phone unlock, and a refactoring of the runtimes in the OS. Also in Google news, they have begun compliance with the EU ‘right to be forgotten’ law. Meanwhile, Apple has discontinued Aperature, and plans to build a 4.7” iPhone. A potential win for the state of Missouri when it comes to personal security of digital communications. We talk about the NSA transparency report and Facebook’s attempt to recover bulk data that was turned over to New York state. All that and more!

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Google’s I/O conference this past week, Announces new unlock type

http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/25/google-makes-phone-logins-easier-with-personal-login-feature-for-android-l/

 

Android to move from Dalvik to ANT

http://phandroid.com/2014/06/25/android-l-migrates-to-art-runtime-abandons-dalvik/

 

Google Chromecast to jump air-gap, and talk to devices not on same network

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/26/5846726/chromecast-will-use-ultrasonic-sounds-to-connect-nearby-devices

 

Google begins removing search results under EU law

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/26/5844982/google-begins-removing-search-results-under-EU-right-to-be-forgotten

 

Apple discontinues Aperature

http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/27/apple-to-cease-development-of-aperture-and-transition-users-to-photos-for-os-x/?ncid=rss

 

Apple to begin production of 4.7” phone

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-24/apple-s-big-iphones-said-to-start-production-next-month.html

 

Simon & Schuster to make all ebooks available to libraries

https://gigaom.com/2014/06/26/simon-schuster-makes-all-its-ebooks-available-to-libraries-following-successful-trial/

 

NSA posts first full transparency report

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/27/5849618/the-nsa-just-posted-its-first-ever-transparency-report

 

Missouri to amend state consitiution to require warrant for digital searches

http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/23/missouri-may-amend-its-constitution-to-require-warrant-for-digital-searches/

 

Linux continues to dominate supercomputer operating systems

http://www.zdnet.com/linux-dominates-supercomputers-as-never-before-7000030890/

 

Facebook Frackups:

Facebook tries to recover bulk data from New York law enforcement

http://www.networkworld.com/article/2401462/facebook-tries-to-recover-bulk-user-data-seized-by-new-york-law-enforcement.html

 

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

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/16/5108920/new-fcc-chairman-tom-wheeler-starts-term-on-pro-consumer-note

Google wins book scanning case under Fair Use

http://gigaom.com/2013/11/14/google-wins-book-scanning-case-judge-finds-fair-use-cites-many-benefits/

IBM releases Watson API

http://gigaom.com/2013/11/14/have-at-it-programmers-ibm-makes-watson-available-via-api/

Amazon enters virtual desktop space

http://www.zdnet.com/amazon-want-you-to-run-windows-7-on-its-cloud-with-workspaces-7000023170/

Coin: to replace your wallet

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/14/5103820/coin-electronic-card-to-hold-all-your-credit-cards

CBS to air JFK footage

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/16/5111096/cbs-stream-four-days-of-its-live-coverage-of-president-kennedys

6-bit byte:

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

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/16/5111750/adobes-colossal-security-leak-becomes-a-playable-crossword-puzzle

Facebook Frackups

Facebook bids $3Billion for Snapchat

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/11/13/snapchat-spurned-3-billion-acquisition-offer-from-facebook/

People turn to multiple social news outlets.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/11/14/pew-study-social-media-news/3544443/

Science News:

Dramatic improvement of conductivity

http://news.wsu.edu/2013/11/14/accidental-discovery-dramatically-improves-electrical-conductivity/#.Uojs_8SkppU

TDH – Nokia and All the Internet

This week on the show I talk at length about the Nokia announcement, and the implications of Apple releasing Mavericks for free. We get into a long series of stores on new things going on in the internet these days, from nationalization of internet within countries to the decline of Wikipedia. It should be a no brainer, but don’t text, call or be distracted while driving, it comes up with the announcement of Chrome coming to Tesla Model S in 2014.

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Nokia News!

http://thenextweb.com/mobile/2013/10/22/heres-everything-nokia-announced-nokia-world-today/

 

OSX Mavericks is free for all

http://allthingsd.com/20131023/whymavericksisfree/

 

Nationalized Internet

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/25/us-usa-spying-germany-idUSBRE99O09S20131025

 

Mozilla’s Lightbeam helps you understand tracking

http://thenextweb.com/apps/2013/10/25/mozillas-lightbeam-firefox-add-lets-users-visualize-sites-tracking/?utm_campaign=social%20media&awesm=tnw.to_c0cTH&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Spreadus

 

3D-printed ‘gun-parts’ may not be for a gun

http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/25/5027282/uk-police-seize-3d-printed-gun-components

 

Decline of Wikipedia

http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/520446/the-decline-of-wikipedia/

 

YouTube to launch Spotify competitor

http://thenextweb.com/google/2013/10/24/billboard-youtube-launch-spotify-music-videos/

 

Internet is damaging to your sleep schedule

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/10/22/heres-how-much-the-internet-hurts-your-sleep-schedule-productivity-and-personal-life/

Tesla Model S to get apps and Chrome by 2014

http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/22/tesla-model-s-to-get-app-support-and-chrome/

 

Facebook Frackups

⅔ of US adults get news from Facebook

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/24/net-us-facebook-study-news-idUSBRE99N0SV20131024

 

TDH – Policy Heavy

This week on the show I talk about a fair number of policy and governmental programs, as well as the possible public reactions to the decisions, things from the $10 billion per year crypto-cracking program and the FISA orders to the useage spike of Tor in recent weeks. Stick around for a defense of STEM graduates and I’m sure we will talk about tech products next week on the show.

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Text-based Bug fixed for 10.9 and iOS 7

http://9to5mac.com/2013/08/29/text-based-bug-that-crashes-apps-in-os-x-10-8-ios-6-discovered-fixed-in-os-x-10-9-and-ios-7/

iPhone 5S on September 20th?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/27/iphone-5s-release-date_n_3796403.html

Google’s smartwatch WIMM

http://gigaom.com/2013/08/30/google-wimm-labs-smartwatch-acquisition/

Gag order on Google and Microsoft regarding FISA orders

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/08/us-wont-let-microsoft-google-reveal-more-data-on-fisa-orders/

$10 Billion in Federal crypto-cracking program

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/08/feds-plow-10-billion-into-groundbreaking-crypto-cracking-program/

Tor usage spike

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/08/tor-usage-doubles-in-under-a-week-and-no-one-knows-why/

New Zealand abolishes software patents

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/08/29/new-zealand-just-abolished-software-patents-heres-why-we-should-too/?tid=rssfeed

Facebook Frackups

Attention seekers on Facebook

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/30/active-facebook-users-crave-approval_n_3843094.html

Science News

STEM is going strong

http://spectrum.ieee.org/at-work/education/the-stem-crisis-is-a-myth

Milky-way Black Hole is a picky eater

http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/08/the-milky-ways-black-hole-like-cookie-monster-loses-more-than-it-eats/