2015
05.20

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FBI: researcher admitted to hacking plane in-flight, causing it to “climb”

 

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Let’s Call Out CSI: Cyber’s Hilariously Absurd Technobabble

HTTPS-protected connections at risk from ‘Logjam’ cryptographic attack

Spotify will play music, podcasts and video based on your mood

Google reportedly cutting photo service loose from stagnating Google+

Toyota Prius batteries being targeted by car thieves

 

New Segment: Bite of the Apple

Apple Releases New 15-Inch MacBook Pro With Force Touch and $1,999 27-Inch iMac With Retina Display

Apple Nixed Plans for Apple-Branded Television Set ‘More Than a Year Ago’

 

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Here’s the high-end PC you’ll need to run the Oculus Rift

LG’s 55-inch ‘wallpaper’ OLED display hangs on the wall with magnets

NEXPAQ MODULAR SMARTPHONE CASE

YOTAPHONE 2 DUAL-SCREEN SMARTPHONE

 

Weird Science

Powerful magnetic shield will test the limits of physics

Blasting Off Today: A Satellite That Sails on Sunbeams

2015
05.13

News

The Mission To Save The Internet By Rewiring It From The Name Up

The proposal, called Named Data Networking, shifts the focus from the numbered locations of data—IP addresses like 174.16.254.1—to the very names of data—something like motherboard/stories/NDN/photo1

Have you turned it off and on again? 787 requires reboots

Venom VM bug called “perfect” for NSA, or for stealing bitcoins and passwords

 

New Segment: Bite of the Apple

Next A9-Based iPhone Predicted to Have 12MP Camera, 2GB RAM, Rose Gold and More, Mass Production in August

First Apple Watches With Link Bracelets Begin Shipping to Customers

Rumor: Apple exploring silver nanowire technology for 12.9-inch iPad

 

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First Look: Microsoft Surface 3

$9 CHIP COMPUTER

 

Weird Science

Ceres RC3 Animation – See the “Bright spot” close up!

Mars Astronauts Could Suffer Brain Damage From Cosmic Rays

2015
05.06

Technology Bytes Show Links – May 06, 2015

News

Department of Justice will review how it deploys cell phone snooping tech

Super secretive malware wipes hard drive to prevent analysis

 

New Segment: Bite of the Apple

Remote for Next-Generation Apple TV to Include ‘Touch Pad’ for Scrolling

Apple Preparing In-Store Pickup Option for Apple Watch

This is Nifty: Volkswagen developing Car-Net app for iOS devices

 

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SMARTFLOWER SOLAR SYSTEM

Consumer version of Oculus Rift VR headset will arrive Q1 2016 

TESLA POWERWALL HOME BATTERY

 

Weird Science

Solar Impulse is gearing up for five-day solar-powered flight across the Pacific Ocean

House Republicans seek to slash millions in funding for NASA’s study of climate change

Everything You Need to Know About CRISPR, the New Tool that Edits DNA

2015
05.04

May the Fourth Be With You

A fun explanation of May the Fourth for anyone who doesn’t quite get it…

2015
04.29

Technology Bytes Show Links – Apr 29, 2015

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Microsoft brings Android, iOS apps to Windows 10

Microsoft Predicts 1 Billion Windows 10 Devices in 3 Years

Just-released WordPress 0day makes it easy to hijack millions of websites

 

New Segment: Bite of the Apple

Some Tattoos Found to Interfere With Apple Watch’s Sensors

IPAD GLITCH GROUNDS DOZENS OF AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHTS

 

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CROSLEY REVOLUTION TURNTABLE

 

Weird Science

Astronomers discover 11 ‘runaway’ galaxies that are fleeing into intergalactic space

Falling to Earth: unmanned Russian spacecraft ‘has nowhere else to go’

2015
04.22

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Top Story

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

 

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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

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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

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

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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

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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