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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

 

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TDH – Tastes Like Sugar

This week on the show, I talked about some upcoming Apple news ahead of the SEptember 10th announcement, we recap the smartwatch bandwagon, and Google really wants Chrome to be an OS. Really really. Make sure it supports biometric passwords, and they might be onto something. All that and more this week.

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New Apple TV ahead of Sept. 10th

http://gigaom.com/2013/09/03/apple-tv-likely-on-its-way-for-a-september-10-launch/

OSX Mavericks for end of October

http://9to5mac.com/2013/09/06/apples-os-x-mavericks-release-planned-for-end-of-october/

Chrome Apps to take on Windows

http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/5/4696618/google-chrome-apps-chrome-os-windows-os-x-blink

Android KitKat, the background story

http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/3/4691040/android-kitkat-the-story-behind-a-delicious-partnership

Hints at Nexus 5

http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/06/nexus-5-could-get-lte-5-inch-display-and-snapdragon-800-processor-per-fcc-filing-for-new-lg-device/

Maxthon to put browser on all chips

http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/06/maxthon-inks-deal-with-mobile-chip-maker-mediatek-that-will-preload-its-browser-onto-100m-mobile-devices-in-2014/

New Eastman Kodak

http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/09/a-newer-slimmer-kodak-finally-emerges-from-bankruptcy/

HDMI 2.0: 18Gbps

http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/04/hdmi-2-0-official-4k-60fps-32-channel-audio/

Vimeo starts funding indie films

http://paidcontent.org/2013/09/03/vimeo-starts-funding-indie-films-to-broaden-its-on-demand-platform

Qualcomm Toq: Mirasol screen

http://reviews.cnet.com/wearable-tech/qualcomm-toq/4505-34900_7-35827147.html

Nymi wristband for passwords

http://gigaom.com/2013/09/03/with-the-nymi-wristband-your-heart-signal-is-the-password/

Fear of creepy ads and hackers outway spying

http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/04/pew-86-of-u-s-adults-make-efforts-to-hide-their-digital-footprints-online-fear-creeping-ads-and-malicious-hackers-more-than-the-government/

California to implement electronic license plate

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/09/california-poised-to-implement-nations-first-electronic-license-plate-program/

Facebook Frackups

Facebook Ice Cream

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-facebook-ice-cream-20130906,0,4948560.story

ONLINE EXTRA:

How Feds get our data

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/09/let-us-count-the-ways-how-the-feds-legally-technically-get-our-data/

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/