2016
02.10

News

‘Happy Birthday’ settlement puts the song in the public domain

How to Hack the Power Grid Through Home Air Conditioners

Donate Your Old USB Drives to Fight North Korean Brainwashing

AlienSpy RAT subscription malware has gnawed away at over 400,000 victims

Use Malwarebytes antivirus? Then you should see what Google has found

Crooks Don’t Need a Fancy Skimmer: They Can Just Tap an ATM’s Network Cable

US regulator: Google’s self-driving car AI could qualify as a driver

Identity thieves obtain 100,000 electronic filing PINs from IRS system

 

Bite of the Apple

iPhone 6 users cite “Error 53” issue, Apple cracking down on third-party repairs

Apple begins two new Apple Store iPhone incentive programs, goes after broken devices, offers protective screen replacement

“Huge” number of Mac apps vulnerable to hijacking, and a fix is elusive

 

Try Buy or Fry

Everything you need to know about Deadpool before ‘Deadpool’

 

Weird Science

Ride With the Mosquito Hunters Protecting the US Against Zika

New study warns that Antarctica’s ice safety band is melting closer to the point of no return

2016
02.06

Thanks to everyone who came out last night!

Fire @ the Technology Bytes Feb Geek Gathering

2016
02.03

News

The fight for a third-best smartphone OS has been lost. By everyone.

Planes Could Finally Make Hydrogen Fuel Cells Useful

As 5G approaches, 3G and 4G are still getting faster

Flaws in smart toy back-end servers puts kids and their families at risk

T-Mobile’s discounted unlimited plan targets data-hungry families

 

Bite of the Apple

First Details on iPhone 7 Design: Flush Rear Camera, No Antenna Bands Across the Back

Apple’s iPad Air 3 and ‘iPhone 5se’ Event May Take Place March 15

Report: Apple working on long-distance wireless charging for future iPhones

 

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SMART MIRROR

Epic ‘Frinkiac’ Search Engine Matches Any Simpsons Quote With Its Still

Google Play Music starts rolling out podcasts to the Android app

 

Weird Science

Removing worn-out cells makes mice live longer and prosper

‘Three-parent babies’ are ethically permissible, U.S. panel says

2016
01.27

Technology Bytes Links – Jan 27, 2016

News

A search-engine for insecure cameras, from baby-monitors to grow-ops

Will driverless cars mean the end of auto insurance?

FCC Proposal Aims to Make Subscription TV Available on Any Set-Top Box

 

Bite of the Apple

Dual Camera iPhone 7 Plus Could Offer ‘DSLR-Like’ Quality, 3D Depth Mapping

New Chrome for iOS is finally as fast and stable as Safari

Rumor: Second-gen Apple Watch will enter mass production in Q2 of 2016, Quanta cited as sole manufacturer

 

Try Buy or Fry

Microsoft News Pro 1.0 (iOS, Web)

Starry claims millimeter wave-based wireless Gigabit Internet coming

Like Chromebooks, thumb-size PCs will bloom

 

Weird Science

NASA’s Opportunity rover celebrates 12th anniversary on Mars

The Tragedy of Apollo 1 Reshaped the Future of NASA

Zika virus epidemic points to “dystopian future” says Bill McKibben

2016
01.27

Geek Gathering – Friday, February 5

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We will be meeting at Khon’s Wine Darts And Coffee located at 2808 Milam.

There’s plenty of free parking and Khon’s offers a great beer and wine selection with many dining options nearby.

The event starts around 7:30 and goes until ?

You don’t have to be a geek to attend. Heck, you don’t even have to be a current listener of the show. This event is a casual meet-up for anyone interested in technology or social media in all its forms and a great opportunity to just hang out with like minded individuals.

There is no need to RSVP, but if you have a Facebook account you can let us know you’re coming at the Facebook Event Page

We hope to see you there!

2016
01.21

Podcast For January 20, 2016

2016
01.20

Technology Bytes Links – Jan 20, 2016

News

EXPECT ISIS CYBERATTACKS THIS YEAR, SAYS LEADING SECURITY FIRM

Nerds, a musical about Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, is coming to Broadway

GOOGLE WANTS TO LOCK ISIS OUT OF THE OPEN WEB

Scientists create innovative hydrogen fuel “nano-reactor” that could make hydrogen cars much cheaper

Serious flaw patched in Intel Driver Update Utility

Yahoo Mail flaw gets fixed, and a researcher nets $10K

New CDC guidance helps doctors avoid giving antibiotics for colds

Amazon Prime Air: Drones to carry 5lb packages over 10 miles in 30 minutes

 

Bite of the Apple

iOS code references possible upcoming Li-Fi protocol for wireless data in next-gen iPhones

IT WAS A BAD DAY FOR THE APPLE TV

Apple provides dead husband’s iCloud password after tussle

 

Try Buy or Fry

Pick Between a Raspberry Pi and an Arduino with This Rule of Thumb

LG ULTRA SHORT THROW LED SMART PROJECTOR

AMPWARE HAND CRANK IPHONE CASE

Solo Theater lets you watch your movies in peace and privacy

Pkware aims to take pain out of crypto (and give IT the golden key)

 

Weird Science

We’re Emptying the Oceans of Fish and Filling Them With Plastic 

A large, unknown 9th planet lurks in our solar system, evidence suggests

2015 was officially the hottest year on record

2016
01.14

Podcast For Jan 13, 2016

2016
01.13

Technology Bytes Links – Jan 13, 2016

News

GM’S CYBERSECURITY SECRETS

The Great PC Decline Isn’t as Bad as It Looks

Asymco: iOS shipments overtook Windows shipments in 2015

Apple’s Tim Cook pushes White House to take stand on encryption

Stack Overflow Driven Development (SODD) — It’s Really A Thing

The Obama administration is about to announce a plan for self-driving cars

Disney Is Giving PewDiePie His Own Network

 

Bite of the Apple

Quanta May Begin Trial Production of Apple Watch 2 This Month

Apple Maintains Mac Sales Momentum Amid Overall Worldwide PC Market Decline

VLC app becomes available for Apple TV

HOW APPLE COULD USE TIME WARNER BUY TO FINALLY GET ITS ELUSIVE “SKINNY” CHANNEL BUNDLE

 

Try Buy or Fry

This smart suitcase literally follows you around so you’ll never have to drag or carry a bag again

Hulu’s virtual reality debut pushed back to spring

The world’s first 13TB SSD is here

 

Weird Science

Time might flow backwards as well as forwards from the big bang

Lingering El Niño Could Mean Fewer Tornadoes

2016
01.07

Podcast For January 06, 2016