Google I/O 2016: Assistant, Home, Allo, Duo, Android N, and More

Got privacy? If you use Twitter or a smartphone, maybe not so much

So long Time Warner Cable, you’re Charter now

Hacker fans give Mr. Robot website free security checkup


Bite of the Apple

New patent points towards possible Touch ID sensor under screen of next-gen iPhone


Try Buy or Fry

Philips’ 4K UHD Blu-ray player goes on sale in June


Star Trek teaser trailer for the new series promises “new crews”

How much is your ISP ripping you off? New Netflix speed test tool can answer that.


Weird Science

Buzz Aldrin says NASA is going about Mars exploration the wrong way




Why Blockchains Will Change the World

The Internet of Things is a security nightmare, warns EFF

The Phononic solid state heating and cooling revolution is almost here

IBM’s Watson is going to cybersecurity school


Bite of the Apple

Podcasts Surge, but Producers Fear Apple Isn’t Listening


Try Buy or Fry

Embedded fuel cells power smartphones for a week… and could run the world

Chainless electric bicycles are probably on the way

Replace your front wheel with this one, and go from bike to ebike in under a minute


Weird Science

Teen finds ancient Mayan city using stars and satellites


Podcast For May 4, 2016


Technology Bytes Links – May 04, 2016


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


Podcast For April 27, 2016


Technology Bytes Links – Apr 27, 2016


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


Podcast For April 20, 2016


Geek Gathering – Friday, May 6


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!


Technology Bytes Links – Apr 20, 2016


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


Podcast For April 13, 2016