2016
12.06

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2016
11.23

News

Hackers Were Stealing Credit Card Data From Madison Square Garden for Almost a Year

Be very skeptical of stolen election claims

Presidential Medal of Freedom awards go to top computer scientists

Hacked or Not, Audit This Election (And All Future Ones)

Great. Now Even Your Headphones Can Spy on You

 

Bite of the Apple

Donald Trump Tells Tim Cook He’ll Offer Apple ‘Very Large Tax Cut’ to Make Products in America

Apple reportedly limits Verizon iPhone 7 modem speed to match AT&T model

Report: Apple is formally abandoning its old, outdated AirPort routers

iOS developer creates functional version of “Doom” for the Touch Bar

An iPhone 4 Survived a Year at the Bottom of a Lake

 

Try Buy or Fry

Microsoft’s ‘Solitaire’ heads to iOS and Android

Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live in 360 degrees on YouTube

DASHBOT HANDSFREE CAR ASSISTANT

FIREFOX FOCUS

 

Weird Science

New technology makes solar panels 70% more efficient

After six months in orbit, that space inflatable habitat is holding up well

2016
11.16

Technology Bytes Links – Nov 16, 2016

News

The next big hacking threat is already happening—you just can’t see it

Wickedly Clever USB Stick Installs a Backdoor on Locked PCs

Millennials wearing Snapchat Spectacles could be a privacy disaster

 

Bite of the Apple

Rumor: AirPods could hit the shelves come December in limited quantities

Touch Bar-equipped MacBook Pros sport new AMD GPUs, can drive dual 5K displays

Apple begins offering refurbished iPhone 6S and 6S Plus models

 

Try Buy or Fry

Put the world’s best chefs to work in your kitchen with the Moley Robotic Kitchen

JAGUAR I-PACE CONCEPT

KEY-BIT EDC TOOL

Google releases PhotoScan app, brings scanning-level features to photography app

2016
11.02

Technology Bytes Links – Nov 02, 2016

News

The future of PCs and Macs is expensive

Soylent recalls another product amid gastrointestinal mayhem

Microsoft to fix Windows flaw exploited by hackers

Dell hints at its take on a Surface Studio-like creative PC

 

Bite of the Apple

The cheapest MacBook Pro comes with a user-replacable SSD

Apple Says It’s Out of the Standalone Display Business

Missing the MagSafe Charger in the New MacBook? Here’s Your Dongle

Rumor: AirPods to ship in January

Touch Bar-equipped 2016 MacBook Pro notebooks do away with classic startup chime sound

 

Try Buy or Fry

E-ink Keyboard

Tesla Unveils its New Line of Camouflaged Solar Panels

Nissan builds a tiny office in an electric van

‘Escape from New York’ with Snake Plissken’s countdown watch

 

Weird Science

Scientists Hope to Eradicate Disease With Massive Mosquito Orgy

We May Have Found a Way to Cheat the Second Law of Thermodynamics

2016
10.26

Technology Bytes Links – Oct 26, 2016

News

Google Fiber division cuts staff by 9%, “pauses” fiber plans in 10 cities

Google Pixel cameras are experiencing excessive lens flare

Refreshing your browser made that huge DDoS attack seem much worse

Friday’s DDoS attack came from 100,000 infected devices

Mr. Robot’s Mobile Hacking Go Bag
 

Bite of the Apple

Apple Said to Debut Three Glass-Backed iPhone 8 Models, Including New 5-Inch Size, in 2017

Apple Delays AirPods, October Launch No Longer Happening

Apple leaks next-gen MacBook Pro image with macOS 10.12.1 Sierra update, confirms OLED-based “Magic Touchbar”

 

Try Buy or Fry

Look at Microsoft’s Fancy Surface Studio All-in-One PC

The 10 Coolest Features Coming to Windows 10

GOOGLE JAMBOARD

HERMAN MILLER AERON REMASTERED CHAIR

 

Weird Science

Latest dark matter searches leave scientists empty-handed

Software Error Implicated in Crash of Mars Lander

2016
09.28

Technology Bytes Links – Sep 28, 2016

News

802.3bz – faster NbaseT on existing cat-5e/6/7 cables

‘No Man’s Sky’ is being investigated for false advertising

Feds: Beware of Samsung’s Exploding Washing Machines

 

Bite of the Apple

Fix your headphone dongles with iOS 10.0.2

Echoes of Amazon as Apple reportedly pursues standalone Siri device

Apple Likely Aiming for Late October Launch of Redesigned MacBook Pro

Apple Tracks Who You Contact on Messages, Stores Logs for 30 Days

Komplex trojan surfaces for macOS, thought to exploit vulnerability in MacKeeper antivirus software

 

Try Buy or Fry

Arduino is making an Internet of Things kit with your help

BLUE RASPBERRY MICROPHONE

KANO DIY GADGET KITS

SNAPCHAT SPECTACLES

Celebrate National Drink Beer Day with these bizarre brews

 

Weird Science

Student discovers a way to destroy superbug bacteria without antibiotics

Elon Musk’s Mars metropolis: Insane but not impossible

2016
09.21

Technology Bytes Links – Sep 21, 2016

The Argument Sketch using Old School Speech Synthesizers

News

Why Is American Internet So Slow?

HP detonates its timebomb: printers stop accepting third party ink en masse

T-Mobile’s 5G speed is mind-bogglingly faster than Verizon

AT&T reveals AirGig: multi-gigabit wireless broadband that uses power lines

Here’s how small the North Korean Internet is

 

As Elections Loom, Officials Debate How to Protect Voting From Hackers

 

Bite of the Apple

Some users experiencing connectivity glitches with Lightning-based EarPods, Apple promises forthcoming fix

DisplayMate publishes full review of iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus cameras, gives new hardware top marks

Some iPhone 7 users report hissing sounds, no clear cause named as of yet

Should I Upgrade to macOS Sierra?

 

Try Buy or Fry

krampus version of elf on the shelf 

Polaroid’s digital camera with inkless printing ships in October

NIGHT SHIFT ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLES

D-Wave will ship a 2,000-qubit quantum computer next year

Hamdog, A Tasty Combination of a Hamburger and a Hot Dog in One Bun

Pokémon chief says Nintendo’s NX is both handheld and console

 

Weird Science

Where We Will Grow Food After We Scorch the Earth 

China’s Tiangong-1 space station ‘out of control’ and will crash to Earth

2016
09.14

Technology Bytes Links – Sep 14, 2016

News

bruce schneier scares the internet

The World’s Most Sophisticated ATM Skimmers Are Starting to Appear in America

iPhone 7 Lines Start Growing Ahead of Friday’s Launch

New York: Don’t use your Galaxy Note 7 on the subway

Apple releases watchOS 3 update

Star Trek: Discovery Has Been Delayed Until May 2017

The Feds Will Soon Be Able to Legally Hack Almost Anyone

 

Bite of the Apple

The 11 iMessage Apps You Should Download First

iOS 10 reviewed: There’s no reason not to update

Apple releases tvOS 10 update

 

Try Buy or Fry

Giant E Ink Screens Turn Trucks Into Dynamic Rolling Billboards

WAZER WATERJET CUTTER

Self-driving Ubers are now arriving in Pittsburgh

CATERHAM SEVEN SPRINT

We Drive the $30K Chevy Bolt, GM’s Tesla-Walloping Electric Car

This New Electric Bus Can Drive 350 Miles on One Charge

What’s with the new look at Ars Technica?

 

Weird Science

We Finally Know What This Big Red Splotch on Pluto’s Moon Is

The Sixth Mass Extinction Will Be Like Nothing In Earth’s History

2016
09.07

Technology Bytes Links – Sep 07, 2016

News

Project Ara’s death is bad news for the weird side of Google

AT&T Squeezes Net Neutrality With Free Ride For DirecTV

The iPhone 7: More Camera, More Colors, Less Headphone Jack

Apple Watch Series 2 Improves a Tick With GPS

Why quantum computing has the cybersecurity world white-knuckled

Trump Finally Says Something Coherent About ‘the Cyber’

 

Bite of the Apple

Siri, Apple Watch unlocking, and more comes with macOS Sierra on Sept 20th

Apple kills 16GB storage option for iPad Air 2 and Mini 4, drops Pro prices

 

Try Buy or Fry

BUDNITZ MODEL E ELECTRIC BIKE

Sony Announces Three New Bluetooth Headphones

PLAYSTATION 4 PRO

Upcoming Movies

Replicas – Keanu Reeves The movie will follow a scientist who becomes obsessed with bringing back his dead family members following a tragic traffic accident. The film is being directed by Tanya Wexler with a story written by Stephen Hamel (who just so happened to help produce John Wick).

 

Weird Science

Philae Has Been Found on the Comet’s Surface!

Study Shows Louisiana Floods a Result of Global Warming

2016
08.24

Technology Bytes Links – Aug 24, 2016

News

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

 

Try Buy or Fry

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

TESLA MODEL S P100D

Ingenious Power Tool Uses Machine Vision to Make Perfect Cuts

Visa-powered payment ring is now available to everyone

LEATHERMAN TREAD WEARABLE MULTI-TOOL

 

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