Podcast for November 18, 2015

Dwight Silverman sat in on this episode and we had a call-in review of the iPad Pro by friend of the show Jim Thompson. In the second hour there was an in depth discussion of whether Apple is getting on the wrong track.



After Paris, Encryption Will Be a Key Issue in the 2016 Race

Anonymous: We’ll wipe ISIS off the Internet

Congress Says Yes to Space Mining, No to Rocket Regulations

Here’s a Spy Firm’s Price List for Secret Hacker Techniques


Bite of the Apple

Dwight’s Apple TV Review

iPad 2015 Display Technology Shoot-Out

Recent Tim Cook comments state that Apple won’t combine MacBook and iPad

Early Apple Pencil orders in the U.S. move closer to shipment


Try Buy or Fry

Moog Theremini

Cocoon Innovations Graphite 15″ Backpack

Fiskars’s Reengineered Hammer and Machete


Weird Science

Experimental Alzheimer’s drug also seems to slow ageing

Extinct cave lion cubs discovered in Siberia after 12,000 years on ice


Podcast for November 11, 2015

Our special guests for the November 11 show were former co-host Dwight Silverman of the Houston Chronicle and “Sci Guy” Eric Berger. If you are interested in Houston weather, check out his blog at Space City Weather



User data plundering by Android and iOS apps is as rampant as you suspected

Vizio smart TVs track what you watch, sell the behavior data

What happened to all the Star Trek hair? Shatner didn’t take all of it home, did he?

Bluetooth’s 2016 roadmap: Whole-home coverage, mesh networking, and faster speeds


Bite of the Apple

iPhone Unlikely to Adopt AMOLED Display in Foreseeable Future

Apple announces iPad Pro availability via online store this Wednesday, November 11th

New Apple TV wants to be more than just a streaming box (but it isn’t yet)

Dwight’s review: Apple TV

iPad Pro Tidbits: A9X Outperforms MacBook, Apple Pencil is Weighted, T-Mobile Financing and More


Try Buy or Fry

12 New Episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 Could Be Coming… For $5.5 Million

The Latest Trend Among Biohackers Is Implanting LED Lights Beneath Your Skin


Surgical simulators get Hollywood special effects


Weird Science

The world’s largest nuclear fusion reactor is about to switch on

Tesla is working on an electric motor that lasts a million miles

Rocky Earth-sized exoplanet found orbiting a nearby red dwarf star


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Podcast For October 28, 2015


Technology Bytes Links – Nov 04, 2015


CBS Does Have A Star Trek Series In The Works

New design points a path to the ‘ultimate’ battery

Comcast’s attempt to bash Google Fiber backfires

Why NASA Needs a Programmer Fluent In 60-Year-Old Languages

Elon Musk: Tesla May Limit Autopilot Because People Are Idiots

Trojanized Android apps flood third-party stores, compromise phones

vBulletin password hack fuels fears of serious Internet-wide 0-day attacks


Bite of the Apple

Somebody Just Claimed a $1 Million Bounty for Hacking the iPhone

Apple Patents Switch-Less Force Touch Keyboard, Could Lead to Thinner Macs

Rumor: iPhone 7 to feature 3 GB of RAM, A10 processor


Try Buy or Fry

Lego Minimoog Synthesizers kits


Motorola Droid Turbo 2

Google Inbox will reply to e-mails for you with machine learning


Weird Science

Watch the Sun Erupt in a Symphony of Solar Storms

Archeologists just discovered a giant graveyard of Greek shipwrecks


Geek Gathering – Friday, November 6


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!


Technology Bytes Links – Oct 28, 2015


These researchers have discovered the perfect password that’s also easy to remember

The runaway blimp has been grounded 

Turns Out Police Stingray Spy Tools Can Indeed Record Calls

Chinese hackers targeted an insurer to learn about US health care


Congressman doubles down, accuses NOAA scientists of doctoring results

Joomla bug puts millions of websites at risk of remote takeover hacks


Bite of the Apple

You’ll be able to buy the Apple TV in stores this Friday


Try Buy or Fry

Tea with Jean-Luc Picard

Forget Standing Desks: Are You Ready to Lie Down and Work?

Google’s Frightgeist Can Help You Pick an Original Halloween Costume

Chase announces Chase Pay payment system, will be modeled off MCX’s CurrentC method


Picobrew takes a stab at automated counter-top homebrew beer

Samsung’s absurdly large Galaxy View tablet is official

Review: Ubiquiti UniFi made me realize how terrible consumer Wi-Fi gear is

Amazon’s $50 Fire tablet reviewed: Surprisingly, it doesn’t suck


Weird Science

The Future of Dieting Is Personalized Algorithms Based on Your Gut Bacteria

Russia announces plans to send humans to the Moon in 2029

Astronomers make a remarkable discovery in the center of the Milky Way


Podcast For October 21, 2015