2015
09.02

News

The Death of Flash May Not Be Entirely Good for the Web

23 Things To Do Before The World Ends On Sept. 23, 2015

Tech’s Biggest Names Unite to Create a New Video Format

Intel Unveils Full Lineup of Skylake Processors for Notebooks and Desktops

UBER IS NOW FACING A MUCH BIGGER LAWSUIT

 

Bite of the Apple

Malware infecting jailbroken iPhones stole 225,000 Apple account logins

Rumor: Fourth-gen Apple TV to be priced under $200, will debut in October

Rumor: Next-gen Apple TV remote to feature motion sensors, features targeted at casual gamers

Apple Continues to Recruit Talent to Join Secretive Automotive Team

 

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Asus announces completely ridiculous water-cooled gaming laptop

Intel’s pint-sized Compute Stick PC powered up with Core M processor

Acer targets gamers with new Predator 6 smartphone, Predator Projector

Nitro, Our New Favorite Iced Coffee, Is Served on Tap and Tastes Like Beer

 

Weird Science

Biggest image in the smallest space – 420 bytes that uncompresses to 50.625 gigapixels

NASA Teams Up With Hoverboard Company to Build a Magnetic “Tractor Beam”

2015
08.26

News

‘Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’ Style Review Events Are Part Of The Problem

Why Patent Trolls Go to East Texas

Facebook ‘Spam King’ pleads guilty after sending more than 27 million messages

A Peek Inside Mr. Robot’s Toolbox

GoGo receives FAA clearance for 70Mbps in-flight technology, hopes to deploy units later this year

mr. robot too current and real, postpones tonight’s finale

 

Bite of the Apple

Best Buy CEO announces Apple Watch will be available in all locations, cites other Apple-specific improvements

Apple initiates repair program to address blurry iPhone 6 Plus camera issue

Adobe will introduce a new Photoshop for iOS this October

 

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Build your own Computer Control Panel

Sometimes, the best DIY projects are about excess. Which is exactly what Reddit user smashcuts went for in his computer control panel that controls everything from music to app launching. The control panel does all sorts of useful things alongside its ridiculous posturing. It can launch apps, control volume, change screen preferences, and more. It’s built using a ton of switches and LEDs, powered by an Arduino and a bunch of USB controllers. As absurd and complex as it is, it’s still surprisingly functiona

MIT’s Multi-Material 3-D Printer Isn’t Crazy-Expensive

Locked In: Behind the Scenes of the Escape Room Craze

All nine hours of The Hobbit’s extended trilogy will hit theaters in October

EXPLORIDE HEADS-UP CAR DISPLAY

 

Weird Science

This concrete dome home survived a wall of flames without a scorch mark

Reprogramming Cancer Cells Back to Normal Cells

2015
08.19

Technology Bytes Links – Aug 19, 2015

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News

Google’s modular Ara phone delayed

Windows 10 won’t run some older CD-ROM games, thanks to DRM

It’s About Damn Time: FCC Says Convention Centers Can’t Block Wifi

The debate on strong smartphone encryption

ashley madison’s loose lips

The Flash Storage Revolution Is Here

THE AGONIZINGLY SLOW DECLINE OF ADOBE FLASH PLAYER

SSDs have a problem: They’re getting too fast, too soon

 

Bite of the Apple

‘iPad Pro’ With Force Touch-Enabled Stylus Predicted to Enter Mass Production By October

Apple to Demote iPod Stock to Accessory Shelves In Retail Stores

Report: Apple’s efforts to build a live-TV service have stalled

 

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Fossil details its Intel-powered wearables

Rejoice: Google Just Created a Stupidly Simple Wi-Fi Router

A New Paint Made From Glass Reflects the Sun To Cool Down Cars and Homes

Hack an Amazon Dash Button to Track Any Kind of Data You Want

Rorschach Clock

‘Star Wars’ Themed Lands Coming to Disney Parks

 

Weird Science

See a Newly-Released Image of Saturn’s Moon Dione

Chimps have entered the Stone age

Major publisher retracts 64 scientific papers in fake peer review outbreak

2015
08.12

Technology Bytes Links – Aug 12, 2015

News

Google is just one letter in the Alphabet now

oracle cso blogs: stop vuln scanning our code, we do that

U.S. Identifies Insider Trading Ring With Ukraine Hackers

Researchers Hacked a Model S, But Tesla’s Already Released a Patch

Google Announces It’s All Grown-Up With Alphabet’s New Logo

Is This Alphabet Thing All About Google’s Tesla Envy?

 

Bite of the Apple

Report: Apple’s next iPhone event happens on (or near) September 9th

Rumor: Apple to release “iPhone 6c” alongside “iPhone 6s” and “iPhone 6s Plus” handsets

Report: New Apple TV and SDK due in September, maybe for real this time

 

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The makers of the Roomba just got government approval for a robot lawn mower

Verizon tests 10Gbps FiOS, says new fiber tech can go up to 80Gbps

 

Weird Science

The Best Meteor Shower of the Year Is Tonight, and Here’s How to Watch it

LIGHTNING CAN SHOCK ROCKS AT THE ATOMIC LEVEL

2015
08.05

Technology Bytes News – Aug 05, 2015

News

Hackers are installing malware on Macbooks — and there’s nothing you can do to stop them 

Hitchhiking Robot Lasts Just Two Weeks in US Because Humans Are Terrible

Toshiba and SanDisk Announce World’s First 256GB, 48-Layer NAND Memory Chip

Don’t get fooled into clicking phony Windows 10 upgrade emails

In about 7 months average web page size will be same as Doom install image

Google’s Nexus devices are getting monthly security updates

Reddit bans racist communities, ‘quarantines’ other offensive talk

 

Bite of the Apple

“Thunderstrike 2” rootkit uses Thunderbolt accessories to infect Mac firmware 

 

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Tesla confirms Model X deliveries to begin by September 30

Google Fiber maps out biggest deployment yet in San Antonio

 

Weird Science

Scientists just discovered the building blocks of life on a comet

Sound Can Knock Drones Out of the Air

2015
07.29

Technology Bytes Links – Jul 29, 2015

News

How to disable Windows 10’s Wi-Fi Sense password sharing

95% OF ANDROID PHONES COULD BE HACKED WITH JUST ONE TEXT

IDC: iPad still king, but market for tablets shrinking 

Intel, Micron announce 3D XPoint memory project, cite speeds of 1,000x faster than NAND memory

 

Bite of the Apple

New Report Says Apple Was in Talks to Use BMW i3 as Basis for Electric Car Project

Rumor: Apple to introduce notebooks with Intel’s next-generation Skylake processors in Q4 2015

iPad Mini 4 Rumored to Be Smaller Version of iPad Air 2, A9-Based iPad Air 3 Still Possible for 2015

Apple Appears to Have Ditched Plans for 4-Inch ‘iPhone 6c’ in 2015

 

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PSA: Windows 10 Isn’t a Risk-Free Upgrade

The Most Important Feature of Windows 10 May Seem Boring. It’s Actually Revolutionary

Step Out in These Intergalactic Star Wars Sneakers

 

 

Weird Science

The Fermi Paradox: We’re pretty much screwed…

How a New Spacesuit Will Help Us Live on Mars

 

2015
07.23

KPFT Needs Your Help to Fund a New Transmitter

KPFT needs a new Transmitter and you can help fund it through Indiegogo.

80% of the money for the new transmitter has been raised but we need help with the last 20% to make it happen.

‪#‎FullPowerKPFT‬

Read more here…

 

2015
07.22

Technology Bytes Links – Jul 22, 2015

Top Story

Hacks on the highway

 

Other News

The Lone Gunmen returning to The X-Files

So, Um, Starbucks May Be a Big Player in the Future of News

Bug in widely used OpenSSH opens servers to password cracking

Google receives notice to take down 127.0.0.1

 

Bite of the Apple

MACS UP, IPADS DOWN, AS APPLE BUCKS THE DEATH OF THE PC

Bug in latest version of OS X gives attackers unfettered root privileges

 

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Buffalo rolls out 10-drive Thunderbolt 2 RAID array holding up to 80TB 

Tesla adds “ludicrous mode” to Model S, now goes 0 to 60 in 2.8 seconds

 

Weird Science

‘Another Earth?’: NASA hints at planetary discovery

TWENTY THINGS PEOPLE SAY DARK MATTER IS MADE OF

2015
07.15

Technology Bytes Links – Jul 15, 2015

News

WiFi devices will soon talk to each other before they connect

Mozilla Firefox temporarily blocks Flash by default

Because landlines are dying, VoIP providers must sell 24-hour batteries

Jade Helm Special report (parody)

 

Bite of the Apple

Apple Constraining iPod, iPad Mini 2 and iPad Air Inventory Sent to Third-Party Retailers

Apple Launches A8-Based iPod Touch With 8MP Camera, Adds New Nano and Shuffle Colors

Sketchy Report Claims No New iPad Air in 2015, One Last iPad Mini

 

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ProxyHAM now Unavailable

Pete mentioned this a few weeks ago. The official DEF CON statement is as follows: “Right now, there isn’t much information being made public about the proxyham talk cancellation. What statements there are indicate that development of the product is halted, current stock is being destroyed and the source and documentation are not going to be made available. If more information becomes available, we’ll share whatever we can.”

Comcast’s 2Gbps internet costs $300 per month with huge install fees

A $200 privacy device has been killed, and no one knows why

Commodore Pet!

New Commodore Smart Phone complete with a C64 emulator

Titan MFi-Certified Lightning Cable

SanDisk reveals SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick flash drive

 

Weird Science

Boeing patents laser-powered fusion-fission jet engine (that’s truly impossible)

Happy 120th birthday, Bucky Fuller!

Large Hadron Collider discovers new pentaquark particle

Pluto New Horizons mission: what happens next?

2015
07.08

Technology Bytes Show Links – Jul 08, 2015

Top Story

Cyber Armageddon is over – we think

 

Other News

The FBI Spent $775K on Hacking Team’s Spy Tools Since 2011

Even Mount Fuji is getting WiFi

Houston Spaceport

Major Adobe Flash security flaw discovered in Hacking Team leak

FBI chief tells Senate committee we’re doomed without crypto backdoors

Logitech is rebranding its newest products as ‘Logi’

 

Bite of the Apple

How to Configure OS X to Protect Your Privacy

Apple’s next iPhone will have a Force Touch display, says WSJ

Apple Introduces Revamped Two-Factor Authentication for iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan

The week in “iPhone 6S” rumors: Same body, faster LTE, still 16GB

 

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The First USB-C Battery That Can Charge a Laptop at Full Speed

Download Over 240 Free Technical eBooks from Microsoft

The Best USB Battery Pack for Travel

Best solar battery charger

LED Lanterns

7 off the grid chargers

 

Weird Science

New Horizons: Pluto map shows ‘whale’ of a feature