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?


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