Podcast For March 30, 2016


Technology Bytes Links – Mar 30, 2016


Feds break through seized iPhone, stand down in legal battle with Apple

Two more healthcare networks caught up in outbreak of hospital ransomware

New ransomware installs in boot record, encrypts hard disk [Updated]

The Best and Worst Stuff From Microsoft’s Build 2016 Keynote


Bite of the Apple

Apple Working on a Fix for iOS 9.3 Web Links Crashing Issue

Rumor: 2017 iPhone to feature AMOLED display, other changes

Possible renaming of OS X to ‘macOS’ clue discovered?


Try Buy or Fry


Google Fiber just announced a home phone service inspired by Google Voice

Can Apple’s color-shifting screen really help you fall asleep faster?

Acer’s new, premium Chromebook offers up to 14 hours of battery life


The Ultimate Star Wars Action Figure Is Life-Sized and Costs $8,000


Weird Science

Scientists regenerate spinal cord in injured rats with stem cells

Japan’s Lost Black Hole Satellite Just Reappeared and Nobody Knows What Happened to It


Podcast For March 23, 2016


Technology Bytes Links – Mar 23, 2016


A Government Error Just Revealed Snowden Was the Target in the Lavabit Case

Password-stealing Instagram client returns to Apple, Google stores

Apple gets short-term win, but new mysterious FBI unlocking method looms

Silicon Valley Mourns Andy Grove, a Titan of Tech

FBI Enlists Israeli Firm Cellebrite to Unlock Shooter’s iPhone

ISPs have built huge data systems to track you with, report says

Microsoft adds macros lockdown feature in Office 2016 in response to increasing attacks


Bite of the Apple

Think Different, Apple: Scrap The “Special Events”

References to 2016 12-Inch MacBook Spotted in OS X System Image Utility

Rumor: Apple working on “ultra-thin” 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air notebooks for second quarter


Try Buy or Fry

9.7-inch iPad Pro and iPhone SE both have 2GB of RAM



How to watch the live unveil of the Tesla Model 3 on March 31st

Screening Room

Ruckus Bike


Weird Science

This is what an exploding star looks like (for real)


Geek Gathering – Friday, April 1


We will be meeting at our new hangout, Khon’s Wine Darts And Coffee located at 2808 Milam.

There’s plenty of free parking and Khon’s offers a great beer and wine selection with many dining options nearby.

The event starts around 7:30 and goes until ?

You don’t have to be a geek to attend. Heck, you don’t even have to be a current listener of the show. This event is a casual meet-up for anyone interested in technology or social media in all its forms and a great opportunity to just hang out with like minded individuals.

There is no need to RSVP, but if you have a Facebook account you can let us know you’re coming at the Facebook Event Page

We hope to see you there!


Podcast For March 16, 2016


Technology Bytes Links – Mar 16, 2016

Top Story

Untrustworthy Robots


Other News

Microsoft will allow Xbox gamers to play against PS4 and PC players

Instagram Will Become More Like Facebook, With Algorithmic Feed

New York Times, BBC and others inadvertently serve up dangerous ads

College goes on lockdown after Star Wars toy mistaken for a gun

Tennessee kills muni-broadband expansion bill after AT&T opposition


Bite of the Apple

Rumor: iPhone 7 Plus could incorporate 256GB SanDisk NAND flash memory chip

Apple wants to “loop you in” at its March 21 press event

‘AceDeceiver’ iOS Trojan Spotted in China, Bypasses Apple’s DRM Mechanism

Evidence begins to point towards Energous’ development of long-range wireless charging technology for upcoming iPhone models


Try Buy or Fry

Nike’s Back to the Future Self-Lacing Shoe, the HyperAdapt 1.0, Is Finally Here

WD PiDrive 314GB

Universal Windows Apps coming to Xbox One this summer

Radeon Pro Duo mashes two Fury GPUs together for 16 teraflops of performance


Weird Science

New tyrannosaur bridges gap from medium to monstrous

Playing with building blocks for metamaterial design


Podcast For March 9, 2016


Technology Bytes Links – Mar 09, 2016


Google tries to get jump on Apple with early release of new Android — sort of

IRS shuts down identity security tool for taxpayers due to security problems

Secret court approves classified rule change on how FBI can use NSA data

New MIT Code Makes Web Pages Load 34 Percent Faster in Any Browser

Time to Give Up on Flickr, Everybody


Bite of the Apple

Early iPhone 7 Case Has No Headphone Jack and Stereo Speaker Cutouts

5.8-Inch iPhone With OLED Display Rumored for Launch in 2017 or 2018

Apple Liquidmetal patent imagines iOS home button use


Try Buy or Fry

The Popslate 2 Is an E-Ink iPhone Case That May Actually Make Sense

Google is offering $150 off a Pixel C—just $349 for Google’s latest tablet

Project Fi drops invite program, offers $150 off a Nexus 5X with service

Free virtual fossils for everyone


Weird Science

Chernobyl Is Getting More Radioactive

New techniques regrow lens, cornea tissue


Podcast For March 2, 2016

Special guest in the studio tonight.
Long time listener and friend of the show, David.
David is completely blind and shares his experience and insight into overcoming this obstacle to work in the tech field.
Good information and good humor all around.