2016
04.20

Geek Gathering – Friday, May 6

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We will be meeting at our new hangout, 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
05.04

News

Voter ID Laws May Have Actually Increased The Likelihood Of Voter Fraud—By Hackers

Should you pay sales tax on Internet purchases? South Dakota law could be the test

Quantum computers pose a huge threat to security, and the NIST wants your help

Huge number of sites imperiled by critical image-processing vulnerability

the bill(board)s have eyes!

Hacker trades 272 million passwords for social media likes

 

Bite of the Apple

Apple loses exclusive rights to “iPhone” trademark name in China

Rumor: iPhone 7 to incorporate slightly larger battery, improve capacity

Rumor Roundup: Hey, about that ‘no headphone jack’ thing

HP’s new All-in-One is sleek, borderless, and has a really neat webcam

 

Try Buy or Fry

Google’s Next Futuristic Self-Driving Car Is a Chrysler Minivan

A Redesigned Waterbed Makes You Feel Like You’re Floating on Air

Moog releases $30 Model 15 app that replicates $10,000 synthesizer

Samsung’s over-the-top Family Hub smart fridge is now on sale

Siri Creators Debuting New AI Assistant ‘Viv’ Next Week

 

Weird Science

Climate Hustle wants you to believe you just can’t trust climate science

Nearby exoplanet trio new target in search for life

2016
04.29

Podcast For April 27, 2016

2016
04.27

News

Bot Wars: Why Big Tech Companies Want Apps To Talk Back To You

The Gimmick Economy: how central banks pretend software isn’t eating the world

The web is Doom

Intel declares independence from the PC as it lays out a broader 5-point strategy

Canadian Minister of Health Blames ‘Social Media’ for Gonorrhea Epidemic

The smartphone market is peaking

Why You Should Care About the Coming Email Privacy Law 

 

Bite of the Apple

Apple now makes more money from its services than selling Macs

Rumor: Next-gen Apple Watch could include cellular functionality

iPhone 7 Plus Design Drawings Depict Dimensions Identical to iPhone 6s Plus

 

Try Buy or Fry

Hover Camera is a safe and foldable drone that follows you

Intel wants headphone jack on smartphones replaced with USB Type-C

4U Storage Pods offer 240TB of storage for 3.6¢/GB

TiVo’s cord-cutting DVR gets more storage and drops subscriptions

We Finally Have a Trailer for Bruce Timm’s The Killing Joke Movie

 

Weird Science

One Of The World’s Top Aging Researchers Has A Pill To Keep You Feeling Young

Human history traced via the Y chromosome

Titan’s great lakes appear to be filled with clear, colorless methane

2016
04.22

Podcast For April 20, 2016

2016
04.20

Technology Bytes Links – Apr 20, 2016

News

Intel announces “evolution” away from PC industry, “up to 12,000” layoffs

Using a Dyson hand dryer is like setting off a viral bomb in a bathroom

Fair use prevails as Supreme Court rejects Google Books copyright case

Study: Americans are ditching home internet for mobile

Uber shuts down its Instant Delivery food service in NYC

 

Bite of the Apple

Apple Updates 12-Inch MacBook With Skylake Processors, Faster Graphics, Longer Battery Life, and Rose Gold

New 12-Inch MacBook Tidbits: 15% Faster, 41.4-Watt-Hour Battery, Refurb Price Drop, and More

Rumor: Apple looking to shift from aluminum to “all glass” enclosure with AMOLED screen for iPhone 7

 

Try Buy or Fry

Next up in IoT: The Internet of shirts and shoes

The Ars guide to building a Linux router from scratch

Sony PS4K is codenamed NEO, features upgraded CPU, GPU, RAM—report

Cover your body in light with “organic photonic skin”

Monstrous Anker Battery Charger

China’s LeEco teases its very own autonomous electric car

Lian Li’s first standing desk is also a computer

‘Mr. Robot’ season 2.0 hits USA on July 13

 

Weird Science

Scientists Made LEDs 60 Percent Brighter By Copying Firefly Lanterns

2016
04.15

Podcast For April 13, 2016

2016
04.13

Technology Bytes Links – Apr 13, 2016

News

FBI Used Security Flaw Found by ‘Professional Hackers’ to Crack San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone

Microsoft is boosting security through hardware in Windows 10 PCs, phones

0-day exploits more than double as attackers prevail in security arms race

White House threatens veto of GOP’s anti-net neutrality bill

Verizon won’t fix copper lines when customers refuse switch to fiber

Kepler exits emergency mode, re-establishes full communication

 

Bite of the Apple

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Again Rumored to Feature Smart Connector, but No Stereo Speakers or Thinner Design

New Version of ‘January 1, 1970 Bug’ Can Brick Pre-iOS 9.3.1 Devices Over Compromised Wi-Fi Networks

Some iPhone SE users complain of Bluetooth audio issues, Apple has yet to offer official comment

 

Try Buy or Fry

The original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy is returning to theaters

2017 TESLA MODEL S

Kwikset is making a completely key-free smart lock

Amazon’s Kindle Oasis: The Highest-End High-End Kindle So Far

‘Captain America: Civil War’ is another gem in Marvel’s MCU gauntlet (spoiler free)

 

Weird Science

Stephen Hawking announces plan to explore Alpha Centauri for alien life

Using synthetic nervous system, paralyzed man is first to move again

2016
04.08

Podcast For April 6, 2016

2016
04.06

Technology Bytes Links – Apr 06, 2016

News

The Wonder-Buoy That May Finally Make Wave Energy Feasible

Massive application-layer attacks could defeat hybrid DDoS protection

Nest’s Hub Shutdown Proves You’re Crazy to Buy Into the Internet of Things

Opposition to Broadband Subsidies Is More About Politics Than Tech

MIT Can Now 3-D Print Robots Made of Both Solids and Liquids

 

Bite of the Apple

HP says its new ultra-thin laptop will out-innovate Apple

Teardown Finds Apple’s iPhone SE Costs at Least $160 to Build

iPhone SE Availability Tightening Online and at Apple Stores

 

Try Buy or Fry

MOLESKINE SMART WRITING SET

ARTBREW AUTOMATED BREWING SYSTEM

Meet Tesla’s Model 3, Its Long-Awaited Car for the Masses

HP goes for bling with new super-thin, copper-accented Spectre notebook

Roku’s new, smaller streaming stick beams audio to your smartphone

 

Weird Science

NASA Is Finally Sending a Hotel Magnate’s Inflatable Habitat to the ISS