2016
02.03

News

The fight for a third-best smartphone OS has been lost. By everyone.

Planes Could Finally Make Hydrogen Fuel Cells Useful

As 5G approaches, 3G and 4G are still getting faster

Flaws in smart toy back-end servers puts kids and their families at risk

T-Mobile’s discounted unlimited plan targets data-hungry families

 

Bite of the Apple

First Details on iPhone 7 Design: Flush Rear Camera, No Antenna Bands Across the Back

Apple’s iPad Air 3 and ‘iPhone 5se’ Event May Take Place March 15

Report: Apple working on long-distance wireless charging for future iPhones

 

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SMART MIRROR

Epic ‘Frinkiac’ Search Engine Matches Any Simpsons Quote With Its Still

Google Play Music starts rolling out podcasts to the Android app

 

Weird Science

Removing worn-out cells makes mice live longer and prosper

‘Three-parent babies’ are ethically permissible, U.S. panel says

2016
01.27

News

A search-engine for insecure cameras, from baby-monitors to grow-ops

Will driverless cars mean the end of auto insurance?

FCC Proposal Aims to Make Subscription TV Available on Any Set-Top Box

 

Bite of the Apple

Dual Camera iPhone 7 Plus Could Offer ‘DSLR-Like’ Quality, 3D Depth Mapping

New Chrome for iOS is finally as fast and stable as Safari

Rumor: Second-gen Apple Watch will enter mass production in Q2 of 2016, Quanta cited as sole manufacturer

 

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Microsoft News Pro 1.0 (iOS, Web)

Starry claims millimeter wave-based wireless Gigabit Internet coming

Like Chromebooks, thumb-size PCs will bloom

 

Weird Science

NASA’s Opportunity rover celebrates 12th anniversary on Mars

The Tragedy of Apollo 1 Reshaped the Future of NASA

Zika virus epidemic points to “dystopian future” says Bill McKibben

2016
01.20

Technology Bytes Links – Jan 20, 2016

News

EXPECT ISIS CYBERATTACKS THIS YEAR, SAYS LEADING SECURITY FIRM

Nerds, a musical about Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, is coming to Broadway

GOOGLE WANTS TO LOCK ISIS OUT OF THE OPEN WEB

Scientists create innovative hydrogen fuel “nano-reactor” that could make hydrogen cars much cheaper

Serious flaw patched in Intel Driver Update Utility

Yahoo Mail flaw gets fixed, and a researcher nets $10K

New CDC guidance helps doctors avoid giving antibiotics for colds

Amazon Prime Air: Drones to carry 5lb packages over 10 miles in 30 minutes

 

Bite of the Apple

iOS code references possible upcoming Li-Fi protocol for wireless data in next-gen iPhones

IT WAS A BAD DAY FOR THE APPLE TV

Apple provides dead husband’s iCloud password after tussle

 

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Pick Between a Raspberry Pi and an Arduino with This Rule of Thumb

LG ULTRA SHORT THROW LED SMART PROJECTOR

AMPWARE HAND CRANK IPHONE CASE

Solo Theater lets you watch your movies in peace and privacy

Pkware aims to take pain out of crypto (and give IT the golden key)

 

Weird Science

We’re Emptying the Oceans of Fish and Filling Them With Plastic 

A large, unknown 9th planet lurks in our solar system, evidence suggests

2015 was officially the hottest year on record

2016
01.13

Technology Bytes Links – Jan 13, 2016

News

GM’S CYBERSECURITY SECRETS

The Great PC Decline Isn’t as Bad as It Looks

Asymco: iOS shipments overtook Windows shipments in 2015

Apple’s Tim Cook pushes White House to take stand on encryption

Stack Overflow Driven Development (SODD) — It’s Really A Thing

The Obama administration is about to announce a plan for self-driving cars

Disney Is Giving PewDiePie His Own Network

 

Bite of the Apple

Quanta May Begin Trial Production of Apple Watch 2 This Month

Apple Maintains Mac Sales Momentum Amid Overall Worldwide PC Market Decline

VLC app becomes available for Apple TV

HOW APPLE COULD USE TIME WARNER BUY TO FINALLY GET ITS ELUSIVE “SKINNY” CHANNEL BUNDLE

 

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This smart suitcase literally follows you around so you’ll never have to drag or carry a bag again

Hulu’s virtual reality debut pushed back to spring

The world’s first 13TB SSD is here

 

Weird Science

Time might flow backwards as well as forwards from the big bang

Lingering El Niño Could Mean Fewer Tornadoes

2016
01.06

Technology Bytes Links – Jan 06, 2016

News

Data recovered from floppy disks owned by Star Trek’s Roddenberry

Twitter Considers 10,000 character limit to Tweets

Why Small Webcasters may all die in 2016

Latest tech support scam stokes concerns Dell customer data was breached

Fatally weak MD5 function torpedoes crypto protections in HTTPS and IPSEC

 

Bite of the Apple

Supply Chain Rumors Reaffirm iPhone 7 Will Not Have Headphone Jack

 

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BMW’s badass new i8 Spyder concept is packed with tech you can’t have yet

BMW’s concept motorcycle helmet has a heads-up display

TESLASUIT

CES: Akitio launches two-bay Thunder3 Duo Pro Thunderbolt 3 enclosure

Airbus Anti-Drone System

Unwanted unmanned aircraft in your airspace? Zap ‘em with a new anti-drone system from Airbus Defense and Space!

Volkswagen’s all-electric microbus concept is the ultimate hippie mobile

Oculus Rift started taking pre-orders today.

ASUS Announces First Portable 15.6-Inch USB-C Display

 

Weird Science

Millions of Small Asteroids That Could Threaten Our World Remain Uncatalogued

1700s era ship was found in a construction area in Alexandria,

 

2015
12.31

Podcast For December 30, 2015

The final episode of Technology Bytes – for 2015. Talking about Fallout4, Internet of Things and All-in-one Game Emulators.

2015
12.30

Technology Bytes Links – Dec 30, 2015

News

REAMS OF US VOTER INFO APPEAR TO BE JUST SITTING ONLINE

About 94% of cars will still be powered by fossil fuels in 2040, report says

Indoor farming: Good for cannabis, not so good for food

New Wireless Tech Will Free Us From the Tyranny of Carriers

 

Bite of the Apple

Rumor: Apple looking into waterproof materials, antenna-concealing design for iPhone 7

‘iPhone 6c’ Said to Have Slightly Larger Battery Than iPhone 5s and 2GB of RAM

Is the iPhone getting a new screen?

 

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OpenEmu, the All-In-One Game Emulator, Adds Support for PlayStation, Nintendo 64, and More

The Internet of Things Is Everywhere, But It Doesn’t Rule Yet

Ford concept turns your car wheel into an electric unicycle

PINE MINI COMPUTER

THE FIRST LOOK AT THE SECOND GOOGLE GLASS

 

Weird Science

Contagious Strains of Cancer May Be More Common Than We Thought

2015
12.23

Technology Bytes Links – Dec 23, 2015

News

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now the fastest film to make $300 million

Hackers are scaring companies into respecting your privacy

The first website went online 25 years ago (December 20th)

Blockchain, its new rival, and their future in the enterprise

T-MOBILE “BINGE ON” VIDEO STREAMING PROGRAM ACCUSED OF THROTTLING TRAFFIC TO YOUTUBE

MIT’S NEW BLOCKCHAIN PROJECT ENIGMA WANTS TO LET YOU SHARE YOUR DATA ON YOUR TERMS

 

Bite of the Apple

Rumor: China Mobile product roadmap indicates 4-inch “iPhone 7c” for 2016

Rumor: Apple developing higher-quality audio file format for use in 2016

 

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Google will reportedly challenge Facebook with an intelligent messaging app

Google is testing a way for users to log in without a password

A Google-Ford Self-Driving Car Project Makes Perfect Sense

PHP 7 in Production

The Beatles will be streaming almost everywhere starting Christmas Eve

Microsoft’s ginormous Surface Hub gets another delay—and a $2,000 price increase

Google Play’s holiday sale slashes prices on games and apps, offers three months of music streaming for $1

 

Weird Science

NASA Suspends Next Mission to Mars

ORNL achieves milestone with plutonium-238 sample

Bacteria that resist ‘last antibiotic’ found in UK

2015
12.21

It’s Krampus Time again!

2015
12.17

Podcast for December 16, 2015

It’s all about the drones, self-driving cars and WordPress’ move to Node.js in this episode of Technology Bytes!