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TDH – Evil & Information

This week on the show I talk about, and get a little frustrated at how companies are being evil, when they collect, use and sell information about you and your habits. The House passed a bill to limit patent trolls, and I hope that the driver who got pulled over for wearing Google Glass gets the third degree. Online ads should be more clearly marked as such, and in the spirit of Christmas, Microsoft and Google are fighting over tracking Santa.

 

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Gates and Zuck put $9M into improving school’s broadband

http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/04/mark-zuckerberg-bill-gates-put-9m-into-educationsuperhighway-a-non-profit-to-improve-broadband-in-schools/

 

Online ads should be more clearly marked

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/04/usa-advertising-regulation-idUSL2N0JJ1HP20131204

 

Instagram invites for December 12th event

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57614627-94/instagram-invites-press-to-share-a-moment-at-nyc-event/

 

Youtube’s non existent music service

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57614446-93/youtubes-music-service-said-to-be-delayed-until-next-year/

 

Driving with Google Glass

http://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/A-California-Woman-Got-A-Traffic-Ticket-For-5032833.php

 

Data haul by Android flashlight app

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25258621

 

Microsoft and government agencies team up to fight botnet

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2069940/zeroaccess-clickfraud-botnet-disrupted-but-not-dead-yet.html

 

House passes Innovation Act

http://gigaom.com/2013/12/05/house-passes-innovation-act-325-91-a-small-solution-to-a-big-patent-problem/

 

Mulally, CEO of Ford won’t replace Balmer

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-05/ford-s-mulally-not-leaving-company-board-director-says.html

 

6-Bit Byte:

Microsoft, NORAD, and Google’s annual Santa tracking battle

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/12/03/microsoft-norad-go-head-head-google-track-santa-christmas/#!pcUoE

 

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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”

http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/20/googles-cerf-says-privacy-may-be-an-anomaly-historically-hes-right

 

Microsoft’s Xbox One Launch

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/22/5132732/microsoft-takes-over-times-square-xbox-one-launch-photos

 

Jury give $290 million more to Apple in Samsung case

http://gigaom.com/2013/11/21/jury-awards-290-million-to-apple-in-retrial-over-samsung-patent-infringement/

 

Carriers reject Absolute Lojack

http://news.yahoo.com/carriers-reject-kill-switch-stolen-smartphones-225739166.html

 

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

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/21/5130812/fcc-to-consider-cellphone-calls-on-us-flights

 

Not getting charged for Spam Texts

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/21/5131320/wireless-carriers-end-charges-for-spam-texts

 

Hydrobee to charge your phone off a river

http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/22/hydrobee/

 

Raspberry Pi now includes Mathematica

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/21/5130394/raspberry-pi-includes-mathematica-wolfram-language-free

 

The end of WinAmp

http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/11/after-15-years-of-llama-whipping-aol-shuts-down-winamp-for-good/

 

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 healthcare.gov. Will we get to the bottom of the genes that express mathematical aptitude?

 

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healthcare.org calls on tech companies for fixes

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-31/google-oracle-workers-enlisted-for-obamacare-tech-surge-.html

 

Google Nexus 5 actually announced

http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/31/nexus-5-announced-specs/

 

Cisco to open H.264 for WebRTC penetration

http://gigaom.com/2013/10/30/mozilla-will-add-h-264-to-firefox-as-cisco-makes-eleventh-hour-push-for-webrtcs-future/?t=t

 

New FAA guidelines to allow more device use

http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/31/new-faa-guidelines-permit-more-device-use-all-the-way-from-take-off-to-landing/

 

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

http://www.digitalbond.com/blog/2013/10/22/call-yourself-a-hacker-lose-your-4th-amendment-rights/

 

NSA may be tapping Google and Yahoo’s fiber

http://allthingsd.com/20131030/how-the-nsa-may-be-tapping-yahoos-and-googles-fiber-optic-cables/

 

badBIOS, an innovative form of malware spread

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/10/meet-badbios-the-mysterious-mac-and-pc-malware-that-jumps-airgaps/

 

6-Bit Byte

DNA source of mathematical aptitude

http://www.nature.com/news/root-of-maths-genius-sought-1.14050

 

Google was bored at Nortel patent auction

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/02/dealtalk-nortel-google-idUSN1E7601QM20110702

 

TDH – A Twick Twament

This week on the show I have not so twick twaments (quick comments) regarding piracy, and the ideas behind it, as well as how Google plans to keep updating Chrome on XP a year after Microsoft ditches the OS. We learn that Elon Musk wants to make the Lotus Espirit Bond prop that he bought into a real thing, we just aren’t sure if it will be branded Tesla yet.

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Many of the most Pirated movies aren’t available for streaming

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/10/15/people-pirate-movies-because-they-cant-get-legitimate-copies/

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YouTube is going more and more mobile

http://allthingsd.com/20131018/youtube-is-going-mobile-first-too/

 

Google’s stock price touches 1k

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/17/us-google-results-idUSBRE99G17Z20131017

 

Google to update Chrome for WinXP through 2015

http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/16/4844466/google-continuing-chrome-updates-windows-xp-through-april-2015

 

Canonical releases Ubuntu 13.10, along with Ubuntu Touch

http://thenextweb.com/mobile/2013/10/17/ubuntu-13-10-now-available-comes-first-stable-version-ubuntu-touch-smartphones/

 

Apple Refutes ability to read iMessage

http://allthingsd.com/20131018/apple-no-we-cant-read-your-imessages/

 

Square Cash

http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/15/square-cash/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000601

 

Lenovo signs NDA to review Blackberry

http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/17/lenovo-blackberry-bid/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000601

 

6-Bit Byte:

Elon Musk to make the James Bond Lotus submarine car a reality

http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/17/autos/musk-bond-sub-tesla/

 

Science News:

Tungsten optical disc to store data for 1 billion years

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/168548-tungsten-optical-disc-can-store-data-for-1-billion-years

 

TDH – Touch Texture

This week on the show, I talk about how the Internet governance agencies have split from the United States guidance, we see T-Mobile offer very generous roaming data rates, and how Disney has been working on touch screen textures. Chris joined us to talk about brewing beer in space, and how Google installed monorail cars in the Sydney office.

 

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Core Internet institutions abandon US government

http://www.internetgovernance.org/2013/10/11/the-core-internet-institutions-abandon-the-us-government/

 

Google to rebrand Google TV

http://gigaom.com/2013/10/10/google-tv-rebranded-android-tv/

 

US Army plans exoskeleton

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24474336

 

Skype under investigation in Luxemburg

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/oct/11/skype-ten-microsoft-nsa

 

Microsoft to roll out Remote Desktop to iOS and Android

http://www.engadget.com/2013/10/08/microsoft-remote-desktop-android-ios/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000601

 

T-Mobile launches unlimited international data for free

http://blog.laptopmag.com/t-mobile-international-unlimited-data

 

Disney invents touchscreen to feel textures

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/10/08/disney-invents-touchscreen-that-lets-you-feel-textures/?wprss=rss_business

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zo1n5CyCKr0#t=29

 

6-Bit Byte:

Google buys monorail cars

http://thenextweb.com/google/2013/10/10/google-engineer-submits-joke-support-ticket-asking-for-a-monorail-google-buys-monorail-cars/

 

6th grader to brew beer in Space

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/10/sixth-grader-wins-approval-to-brew-beer-in-space/

 

Science News:

Nobel Prize awarded for Higgs boson

http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57606460-76/higgs-boson-theory-nets-nobel-for-pair-of-physicists/

 

TDH – Mobile Focus

Back on the air after a basketball hiatus! Finally! This week on the show I talk about many things mobile, from getting Wikipedia in text message form, to Visa’s new mobile payment project. You’ll soon be able to access the internet on your cell phone in North Korea, but not before you see what Google wants to build an expansion to the Googleplex.

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Microsoft prepping public preview of Windows Blue
http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/24/4023724/windows-blue-public-preview-search-improvements

Google’s new building:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57570916-93/google-flexes-its-googleplex-with-planned-expansion/

Firefox to block third-party cookies
http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/23/4023078/firefox-to-start-blocking-cookies-from-third-party-advertisers

Mozilla, AT&T and Eriksson to partner for browser calls
http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/24/mozilla-att–ericsson/

Wikipedia to deliver content through text
http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/22/4017716/wikipedia-articles-via-text-messages-coming-months

Visa’s new mobile payments project
http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/22/visa-debuts-new-mobile-payments-and-nfc-partner-program-for-merchants-and-developers-ready/

Remember the 90’s slap bracelets? Thats Apple’s iWatch.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/02/21/172609637/watch-out-apple-patent-hints-at-something-for-your-wrist

North Korea allowing cellular data
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21546877

Chromebook Pixel allows Linux
http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/23/chromebook-pixel-linux-unverified-bios-slot-custom-bootloader/

PS4 comments and reactions
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/02/lets-talk-ps4-will-it-take-console-gaming-to-the-next-level/

Science and Kickers:
Obama administration backs open access to federal research
http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/02/obama-administration-backs-open-access-to-all-federal-research/