2015
04.22

Technology Bytes Links – Apr 22, 2015

Top Story

Is This Justice? Charging an Eighth Grader with a Felony for “Hacking”

 

Other News

The Worst Voting Machine in America

Its password? “Admin.”

Japan’s maglev train sets world record: 603 kph

Twitter updates abusive content policy, adds more anti-abuse tools

 

New Segment: Bite of the Apple

Researchers able to crash iOS devices through Wi-Fi router exploit

1,500 iOS apps have HTTPS-crippling bug. Is one of them on your device?

Apps downloaded two million times are vulnerable to trivial man-in-the-middle attacks.

UPS Tracking Numbers Start Trickling Out to Apple Watch Customers

 

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POLAROID ZIP INSTANT MOBILE PRINTER

Intel Compute Stick Review: Don’t Buy It

SIO: Musical Pillow Sheets

 

Weird Science

Oldest fossils controversy resolved

HOW YOUR GRANDPARENTS’ LIVES AFFECT YOUR RESILIENCE TO STRESS

Everything Science Knows Right Now About Standing Desks

2015
04.16

Show Links for April 15, 2015

Top Story

Email Phishing Attacks Take Just Minutes to Hook Recipients

Other News

Would You Let the I.R.S. Prepare Your Taxes?

DO STATE IT PROJECTS ALWAYS FAIL?

EU Formally Accuses Google of Antitrust Violations

Ars Technica: In-flight Wi-Fi is “direct link” to hackers
Report: Planes could be targeted by a malicious hacker on the ground.

New Segment: Bite of the Apple

Griffin Debuts Cove Recharging Center for Charging Five iOS Devices at Once

Analysts offer first stats on observed sales, styles of Apple Watch

Maybe we should ask anyone who has bought an Apple watch to call up and tell us their impressions of it – real world reviews

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ROBOT CHEF THAT CAN COOK ANY OF 2,000 MEALS AT TAP OF A BUTTON TO GO ON SALE IN 2017

SMFX SMART BULB

Tiny 4K Displays Will Be Awesome—Just Not for Smartphones

Weird Science

A Scan Of 100,000 Galaxies Shows No Sign Of Alien Mega-Civilizations

Rogue Microwave Ovens Are the Culprits Behind Mysterious Radio Signals

Why the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless

Coloured Pluto comes into view

2015
04.08

Show Links for April 8, 2015

Top Story

Sleep Hacks: 3 Ways To Keep Your Gadgets From Ruining Your Rest

Other News

NY Cops Used ‘Stingray’ Spy Tool 46 Times Without Warrant

As many as 1 million sites imperiled by dangerous bug in WordPress plugin

Malicious, large-scale Google ad campaign slams users with malware

Senator calls for The Anarchist Cookbook to be “removed from the Internet”

Bitcoin Foundation is “effectively bankrupt,” board member says

New Segment: Bite of the Apple

Rumor: Report: New Apple TV box won’t support 4K

Apple Watch reservations to be limited to one unit per customer, limited stock expected

Apple Watch Meta Review: Not Perfect, But Full of Potential

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Tesla’s new entry-level sedan is the faster, all-wheel drive Model S 70D

Intel’s $150 Stick That Turns a TV Into a Windows Desktop Is Now on Sale

3 fast, easy ways to find the perfect animated GIF

Weird Science

Up against laws of physics, Bell Labs pushes network performance

UV light returns colour to million-year-old seashells

Flexible aluminum battery charges fast, stable for over 7,000 cycles

2015
04.01

Show Links for April 1, 2015

Top Story

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher
We can talk about technology and the future of education

Other News

Energy companies around the world infected by newly discovered malware

New 3D NAND flash will triple capacity of SSDs, Intel and Micron say

Longer-Lasting Batteries Are Almost Here (Really!)

Wii U Zelda Won’t Arrive in 2015, or Even Show at E3

New Segment; Bite of the Apple

Rumor: iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and 4-Inch iPhone 6c Rumored for 2015 Release

Gold Apple Watch Edition comes with a buying experience worthy of the 1%

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Microsoft unveils the Surface 3: Mostly ARMless, a whole lot x86ier

Amazon wants you to place product buttons around your home

Chrome On A Stick: $100 Asus Chromebit Announced

April Fools: 8 fake products from ThinkGeek that nerds wish were real

Weird Science

For story below: “We’re an anarcho-syndicalist commune”

HOLAWHAT? MEET THE ALT-MANAGEMENT SYSTEM INVENTED BY A PROGRAMMER AND USED BY ZAPPOS

How ion thruster technology will power future NASA missions

LOUDNESS SOUNDS BETTER. It’s Also Ruining Music.

2015
03.25

Show Links March 25, 2015

Top Story

Now Algorithms Are Deciding Whom To Hire, Based On Voice

Other News

The X-Files is coming back to television

THANKS TO GOOGLE, TV ADS ARE ABOUT TO START WATCHING YOU

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Blackphone 2 (privacy cell phone)

SodaStream is making a new machine that can carbonate basically anything

Swifty Teaches You to Code in Swift on Your iPhone or iPad

Weird Science

EARTH’S MOST POWERFUL PHYSICS MACHINE GETS BACK IN ACTION

NASA’s Opportunity rover just completed an 11-year marathon on Mars

Plugging a 1986 Mac Plus into the modern Web

First (Contraband) Corned Beef Sandwich in Space 50 Years Ago

2015
03.18

Show Links March 18

Top Story

Apple Rumored to be developing cord-cutter TV service

WSJ: Apple plans 25-ish channel TV service with backing from ABC, CBS, Fox
This would be a good chance to talk about cord-cutting as a topic

Other News

Wired: NO, REALLY, THE PC IS DYING AND IT’S NOT COMING BACK

T-Mobile guarantees it will never raise the price of your rate plan

THE DARK WEB’S TOP DRUG MARKET, EVOLUTION, JUST VANISHED

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Taco Bell unveils its first shipping container store at SXSW

HP Stream Mini Review: A Deceptively Capable Tiny Desktop for Just $180

TILE TRACKING TAGS

Weird Science

Beyond the paleo: new trendy diets from science

Here’s What Could Happen If Antarctica’s Ice Is Melting From Below

New tech could double wireless data capacity

The first spacewalk was 50 years ago and was almost a disaster

2015
03.11

Show Links 3-14-2015

Top Story

Apple Watch and New MacBook

Hands-on with the Retina MacBook: One-port wonder
Retina display, single port (usb type C), dongles, force trackpad, butterfly keys (instead of scissor), stacked batteries

Apple Watch release date, price and features

Other News

Apple patches FREAK vulnerability on Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite

Apple quietly extends iPhone 5 battery replacement program into 2016

Google officially announces Android 5.1

Gigaom ceases operation

SXSW interactive March 13-17

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Collapsible Magnetic ‘TextBlade’ Keyboard for iOS Devices

MEERKAT App for streaming video

BONDIC LIQUID PLASTIC WELDER

Weird Science

Scientists prepare to wake Philae lander from its deep sleep in the shadows of comet 67P

NASA Has Halted Curiosity’s Work to Investigate a Short Circuit 

Step Aside, Rockets – Ion Engines Are the Future of Space Travel

Intel: Moore’s Law will continue through 7nm chips

Stephen Hawking Says Humanity Won’t Survive Without Leaving Earth

2015
03.04

March 4, 2015 Show Links

Here’s what we’ll talking about tonight:

Top Story

WELCOME TO THE NEW WIRED

Responsive design

Other News

One year later, we’re no closer to finding MtGox’s missing millions

Rumor Suggests 12-Inch Retina MacBook Air Could Launch During March 9 Apple Watch Event

“FREAK” flaw in Android and Apple devices cripples HTTPS crypto protection

Android Lollipop won’t use default disk encryption due to performance issues

Google wants to rank websites based on facts not links

The unstoppable rise of mobile gaming

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Microsoft’s new foldable keyboard is designed for any mobile device

SanDisk Unveils the World’s Highest Capacity microSD™ Card

Air Drive Mounts Your Android Device Wirelessly as a Drive Letter

Bjork’s next music video will be available for Oculus Rift – It’s for her song “Stonemilker”

Weird Science

NASA Has Halted Curiosity’s Work to Investigate a Short Circuit 

Does the Sun Have a Heart of Dark Matter?

Intel: Moore’s Law will continue through 7nm chips

Stephen Hawking Says Humanity Won’t Survive Without Leaving Earth

2015
02.11

Nasa Probe Returns Clear View of Dwarf Planet Ceres

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You can read more about it at: Discovery News

2014
12.18

Podcast for December 17, 2014