Technology Bytes Links – Aug 24, 2016


When Will Your Phone Get Android Nougat? It Might Be a While

People will lie to robots to avoid hurting their feelings

Italian earthquake victims asked to disable WiFi passwords

Google is using artificial intelligence to compress images better than JPEG

Google Fiber flips the switch on super-fast internet in Salt Lake City

This Android botnet relies on Twitter for its commands


Bite of the Apple

Report: Battery concerns will keep LTE out of the next Apple Watch

Growing Number of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Devices Affected by Insidious ‘Touch Disease’

Rumor: Apple to include curved OLED screen in high-end 2017 iPhone

macOS Sierra Code Confirms Thunderbolt 3 and 10Gb/s USB 3.1 Transfer Speeds in Future Macs

Fake ‘iPhone 6 SE’ Packaging Surfaces Online


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Scoop’ might be Samsung’s itty-bitty Amazon Echo competitor


Ingenious Power Tool Uses Machine Vision to Make Perfect Cuts

Visa-powered payment ring is now available to everyone



Weird Science

Test for Damp Ground at Mars’ Seasonal Streaks Finds None, Reports NASA JPL

How Life Could Survive on the Newly Discovered Exoplanet Proxima B



Hackers Use Google’s Ad Network To Spread “Fake Login” Malware

Intel expects USB Type-C could help kill the 3.5mm audio jack

Suspected spycraft, not hacktivism, swirls around alleged NSA hack

NPR Website To Get Rid Of Comments


Bite of the Apple

Rumor: New Space Black iPhone 7 shots emerge

Rumor: Apple to ship 10.5-inch iPad Pro in 2017, introduce AMOLED iPad in 2018

256GB Storage Rumor Gaining Steam as iPhone 7 Launch Approaches

New Report Confirms ‘iPhone 7’ and ‘iPhone 7 Plus’ Names, Effectively Ending ‘iPhone 7 Pro’ Rumors


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HP’s new Omen gaming PCs include a cube-shaped desktop

A Thermophotovoltaic Cell That Can Generate Electricity Even in the Dark

8 things you need to know about Duo, Google’s new video chat app

The Next Metal Gear Is a 4-Player Zombie Survival Game


Weird Science

New NASA data confirms July 2016 was the hottest month on record


Technology Bytes Links – Aug 10, 2016


FCC loses its bid to protect city-run broadband

Flash and Chrome

Vulnerable vibrator: Security researchers find flaw in connected toy

Don’t click on that: Google updates email warnings

Use the internet? This Linux flaw could open you up to attack


Bite of the Apple

Report: Thinner MacBook Pros to have touchscreen function keys, TouchID, more

Apple’s Notebook Shipments Rise 30% on Strength of New 12-Inch Retina MacBook


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Netflix releases FAST Speed Test app for iOS, Android

Futurama search engine: Morbotron.com

Soylent’s New Creation Is Coffee and Breakfast in a Bottle

The White House’s New Facebook Messenger Bot Makes It Easy To Send A Message To Obama

Samsung’s massive 32TB SSD includes cutting-edge 3D chip technology


Weird Science

Humans may have taken different path into Americas than thought

Study reveals culprit behind Piltdown Man, one of science’s most famous hoaxes


Technology Bytes Links – Aug 03, 2016


Broadband industry tries again to kill net neutrality and Title II

Intel issues a full recall over Basis Peak fitness watches that may burn you

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


Bite of the Apple

3GB of RAM Again Rumored for Next iPhone, Likely 5.5-Inch Model Only

Judge wipes out patent troll’s $625M verdict against Apple

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

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


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New Gear VR Headset Gets USB-C and a Wider Field of View


Create your own backyard geodesic dome with these super affordable DIY kits

Dropbox Paper, now in open beta, lets teams collaborate in the cloud

RetroPie allows you to turn your Raspberry Pi into a retro-gaming machine

Nintendo is bringing back the NES — only a little smaller.

A Weird New Segway Is Finally Making Hoverboards Legit

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

New solar-powered machine converts urine into beer


Weird Science

Goodbye, Philae: Rosetta’s comet lander lost forever

Dolly’s Clones Are Living Long, Healthy Lives


Technology Bytes Links – Jul 27, 2016


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


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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


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]


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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


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


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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


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


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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


Technology Bytes Links – Jun 22, 2016


C-SPAN Is Using Periscope to Broadcast Because the GOP Killed Its Camera Feed

Taping down your internal computer microphone doesn’t work

Bright white LED street lights make you blue

Senate temporarily votes down controversial online surveillance expansion


Bite of the Apple

Rumor: 2016 iPhone to see subtle changes, 2017 model to feature dramatic design overhaul

Company That Sued Apple for iPhone 6 Patent Infringement ‘Barely Exists’

WSJ: Next iPhone ditches the headphone jack, other changes will be small

Headphone Jacks Are the New Floppy Drives


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NASA launches Apple TV app with streaming video, 15,000 image gallery

WD Battery Powered WiFi HD

Converse Bluetooth Guitar Pedal Sneakers

Rear Vision Backup Camera

Gamevice Makes Your iPhone a Portable Gaming Powerhouse

WiFi-connected hard drive fits a Plex server in your pocket


Weird Science

Lab-Grown Bones Successfully Implanted in Pigs

Boeing: “Legitimate chance” of Starliner launch in February 2018


Technology Bytes Links – Jun 15, 2016


net neutrality court win

fcc wins the latest court round regarding net neutrality. escalation re-match almost certain. (phliKtid)

Executive says Facebook will be all video, no text in 5 years

Huge FBI facial recognition database falls short on privacy and accuracy, auditor says

They’re at it again: Senate panel votes to weaken net neutrality rules

Thousands of Hacked Government and Corporate Servers Selling for $6 on Black Market

Hack Brief: Russia’s Breach of the DNC Is About More Than Trump’s Dirt

Critical Adobe Flash bug under active attack currently has no patch


Bite of the Apple

MacOS Sierra First Impressions: What It’s Like to Use Siri on a Mac

Apple Is Building An Uberplatform Out Of All Its Platforms

iOS 10 update could make millions of iPads obsolete upon release

New file system spotted in macOS Sierra 


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‘Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ is a vast, open-world game

The Apollo 7 earbuds finally bring you true, cable-free music

Innovative table has embedded tech to cook, warm & chill food, all in one surface

Microsoft: Xbox One mouse and keyboard support is “months away”

The FDA just approved a weight-loss device that is super gross


Weird Science

Molecules in space may show how life formed on Earth

LIGO Has Detected Gravitational Waves for the Second Time

NASA’s room in space has expanded, but will it prove durable?