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



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?


Technology Bytes Links – Jun 08, 2016


Broadband CEOs Admit There’s No Real Reason For Data Caps Besides Boosting Profit

FAA Warns of GPS Outages This Month During Mysterious Tests on the West Coast

Why is securing the Internet of Things so difficult?


Bite of the Apple

Apple Supplier Already Shipping 13-Inch MacBook Pro Hinges for Future Update

Rumor: Apple to incorporate dark mode into iOS 10

Microsoft hosting WWDC ‘afterparty’ for iOS, OS X developers

Updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro With USB-C May Still Be Unveiled in June


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Bose’s Noise-Cancelling Wonder Headphones Go Wireless

Microsoft Planner is rolling out on Office 365



Slack could host your next conference call

‘Mr. Robot’ promo has you hacking a fake ATM

The Holy Trinity of Nike Design Made a New Shoe—for Converse


Weird Science

Gene-edited organisms aren’t ready for the real world

24 Tons of Towering Stone, Held Together With Compression


Technology Bytes Links – Jun 01, 2016


A hacker explains why US nukes controlled by ancient computers is actually a good thing

The Media’s Obsession with Trump Isn’t Justified by Data

Intel’s ‘Kaby Lake’ Processors Still on Track for Late 2016 Launch

FaceTime, iMessages hang in the balance after Apple loss to patent troll

Hack Brief: Your Old Myspace Account Just Came Back to Haunt You

How the Top 5 PC Makers Open Your Laptop to Hackers

The PC upgrade cycle slows to every five to six years, Intel’s CEO says


Bite of the Apple

Thunderbolt Display Stock Limited at Apple Stores Ahead of WWDC

2017 iPhone May Include Enhanced Taptic Engine for More Complex Vibrations

Rumor: iPhone 7 to start at 32 GB of storage, Apple to drop 16 GB baseline

Rumor: Fifth-gen Apple TV could feature version of Siri being developed to compete with Amazon Echo

Would Apple reReally Change the Design Cycle for iPhone?

Rumor: iPhone 7, 7 Plus could see storage capacities increase to 256 GB

Apple’s 5K Thunderbolt Display Could Include Its Own Graphics Card


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Twitter’s Periscope Has A New Way To Deal With Trolls: Trial By Jury


For $6,500, you can fly in zero gravity with George Takei

HTC Vive may force my Oculus Rift to collect dust

Backpack VR PCs are now a thing: MSI, HP, and Zotac unveil new models


Weird Science

These Tiny Spacecraft Could Lead Us to Alpha Centauri

So far, so good for NASA’s new inflatable room in space

Tumor-killing virus nearly doubles survival time of brain cancer patients


Technology Bytes Links – May 25, 2016

Top Story

US military uses 8-inch floppy disks to coordinate nuclear force operations


Other News

China’s tech work culture is so intense that people sleep and bathe in their offices

Republican budget proposal would gut net neutrality

Microsoft moves to exit consumer smartphone business

Uber will use Foursquare data so you can type in location names


Bite of the Apple

Is An LTE-Connected Apple Watch Coming This Fall? I’m Betting Yes.

Apple Working on Amazon Echo Competitor, Opening Siri Up to Developers

Rumor: Apple looking to create thinner, lighter MacBook with OLED screen above keyboard, Touch ID components

Rumor: Next-gen iPhones could see antenna redesign, camera upgrades, 256GB storage modules


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Dell’s 43-inch 4K multi-client monitor is amazing

Crucial MX200 500GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive – CT500MX200SSD1


Movpak hybrid backpack and electric skateboard is a commuter’s dream

Microsoft could release two new Xbox models in next two years

Energous nabs FCC certification for true wireless charging, though you’ll have to wait for it

Corsair’s Lapdog confirms lapboards are the hottest thing in PC gaming


Weird Science

Return of superstar supernova raises doubt about its identity

Bayesian reasoning implicated in some mental disorders


Technology Bytes Links – May 18, 2016


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


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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



Technology Bytes Links – May 11, 2016


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


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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


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


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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


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


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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


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


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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