The first Friday of the month in August falls during The DEFCON Hacking Conference and most of the Technology Bytes crew will be in Vegas to attend the event. That means no Houston geek gathering for the month of August. We will resume the gatherings in the first Friday of September.



Here’s What We Know About Russia and the DNC Hack

Why Does Using a Period in a Text Message Make You Sound Insincere or Angry?


Bite of the Apple

MacBook Air With USB-C Again Rumored, Launch Timeframe Unclear

Snowden designs device to warn when an iPhone is ratting out users

Rumor: Apple to release next-gen iPhone on Friday, September 16th, “iPhone 6SE” name in the running


Try Buy or Fry

Retropie – Retro gaming on Raspberry Pi

Why eat meat when you can eat a veggie burger that bleeds?

A Weird New Segway Is Finally Making Hoverboards Legit

New solar-powered machine converts urine into beer

After delays, Lenovo finally ships its first OLED laptop


Weird Science

The Myth of Human Adult Neurogenesis?

Dolly’s Clones Are Living Long, Healthy Lives

Goodbye, Philae: Rosetta’s comet lander lost forever


We Interrupt This Broadcast

Stand By

Technology Bytes will be preempted on Wednesday, July 20 so that KPFT can bring you coverage of the Republican National Convention.


Podcast For July 13, 2016


Technology Bytes Links – Jul 13, 2016


Google Fiber is rolling out new plans for small business owners

Amazon’s Chinese counterfeit problem is getting worse

What you need to know about the FCC’s 5G vote

What to Expect From Mr. Robot, Season Two (Hint: Lotsa Easter Eggs)

Amazon’s Second Prime Day Was Pretty ¯\_(?)_/¯

iPhone users may be spending more time playing Pokèmon Go than they do browsing Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter or Instagram

20-year-old Windows bug lets printers install malware—patch now

The amount of energy needed to run the world’s economy is decreasing on average

Festival uses CC-licensed pic without attribution, pays the price

For the first time, federal judge tosses evidence obtained via stingray


Bite of the Apple

Apple Faces Patent Lawsuit Over iPhone’s Battery Technologies

Apple Watch Ranked Highest in Smartwatch Customer Satisfaction by J.D. Power

iPhone 7 Plus Follow-up Images Reignite Smart Connector Rumors

iOS 10 preview: Apple goes back to ignoring the iPad in a wide-ranging update

After hiatus, in-the-wild Mac backdoors are suddenly back

Rumor: iPhone 7 image leak shows redesigned antenna lines, larger camera for 4.7-inch model

More Photos Show Off Alleged Lightning EarPods for iPhone 7 [Update: Fake]


Try Buy or Fry

Mercedes Just Made the Coolest Golf Cart of All Time, Because Sure

This Totally Accurate Battle Simulator Might Be the Most Ridiculous Video Game Ever

Thanko’s Armpit Air Conditioners Are Better Than Any Amazon Prime Day Deal

The Apollo 11 guidance computer code is now available on Github

ABC launches new streaming original and throwback content

1968 Planet of Apes movie screening in theaters this month!


Weird Science

Juno sends back first photos from Jupiter’s orbit


Podcast For July 6, 2016


Technology Bytes Links – Jul 06, 2016


RIP: The BlackBerry Classic (and its iconic keyboard) is dead

Android’s full-disk encryption just got much weaker—here’s why

Hacker Lexicon: What Are CNE and CNA?

US Judge confuses privacy and security, concludes that you should have neither

More People Work From Home Now Than Ever Before

Half a million hoverboards recalled, in case you still thought these were a good idea

Will the robots take all the jobs?


Bite of the Apple

Latest iPhone 7 Design Renderings Show Stereo Speakers and Larger Cameras

Backdoor.MAC.Elanor malware for Mac enters the wild, can steal data, execute remote code, operate webcam


Try Buy or Fry


Hyperloop One says it can get you from Helsinki to Stockholm in 30 minutes

Amazon to offer speedy delivery service on some Prime Day deals

Facebook’s OpenCellular is a new open-source wireless access platform for remote areas

Google may be building its own Android Wear smartwatches

Google Now on Tap extends its reach to barcodes, translation, and QR codes


Weird Science

‘Welcome to Jupiter!’ NASA’s Juno space probe arrives at giant planet


Podcast For June 29, 2016


Technology Bytes Links – Jun 29, 2016


Your Facebook Echo Chamber Just Got a Whole Lot Louder

How To Break Open The Web

Mobile ransomware use jumps, blocking access to phones

Terror-suspect database used by banks, governments, has been leaked

Unwanted Windows 10 upgrade costs Microsoft $10,000

Why ISPs’ fight against net neutrality probably won’t reach Supreme Court

AI Downs Top Gun Pilot


Bite of the Apple

New Lightning headphone dev kit another sign hinting at a jackless iPhone

Rumor: Next-gen iPhone home button to incorporate Force Touch features

Why Apple’s switch to Intel Macs was so important, and so successful

Apple retires the Thunderbolt Display without announcing a replacement


Try Buy or Fry



802.11ac Delivers MultiGigabit

There are already routers out for this. http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/07/multi-user-beamforming-is-here-in-270-1-7gbps-asus-wi-fi-router/

Independence Day: Resurgence: Like a high-budget porno, minus sex and fun


Weird Science

7 NASA discoveries that will blow your mind


Podcast For June 22, 2016