Technology Bytes Links – Oct 28, 2015


These researchers have discovered the perfect password that’s also easy to remember

The runaway blimp has been grounded 

Turns Out Police Stingray Spy Tools Can Indeed Record Calls

Chinese hackers targeted an insurer to learn about US health care


Congressman doubles down, accuses NOAA scientists of doctoring results

Joomla bug puts millions of websites at risk of remote takeover hacks


Bite of the Apple

You’ll be able to buy the Apple TV in stores this Friday


Try Buy or Fry

Tea with Jean-Luc Picard

Forget Standing Desks: Are You Ready to Lie Down and Work?

Google’s Frightgeist Can Help You Pick an Original Halloween Costume

Chase announces Chase Pay payment system, will be modeled off MCX’s CurrentC method


Picobrew takes a stab at automated counter-top homebrew beer

Samsung’s absurdly large Galaxy View tablet is official

Review: Ubiquiti UniFi made me realize how terrible consumer Wi-Fi gear is

Amazon’s $50 Fire tablet reviewed: Surprisingly, it doesn’t suck


Weird Science

The Future of Dieting Is Personalized Algorithms Based on Your Gut Bacteria

Russia announces plans to send humans to the Moon in 2029

Astronomers make a remarkable discovery in the center of the Milky Way


Podcast For October 21, 2015


20th Anniversary Party – The Evidence




DJ Fail

Peter and Son

LED Jello Shots

Barrett and Dagny



Matt, Bill and Calvin


Podcast For October 14, 2015


Technology Bytes Links – Oct 14, 2015


New zero-day exploit hits fully patched Adobe Flash

Phishing websites look more legit with SSL certs from major companies

Surface Book pre-orders sell out on Microsoft’s site

Hackers siphon off $31 million from British bank accounts

French researchers have figured out a way to hack Siri from 16 feet away — without saying a word


Bite of the Apple

New iMac and Magic Accessories Tidbits: ‘Then and Now’, Automatic Pairing, Fast Charging and More

Apple announces 21.5-inch Retina iMac with 4K display, better color gamut

Apple goes all-Retina for its 27-inch Skylake iMac refresh


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INKCASE – iPhone 6 case

Tesla’s Cars Now Drive Themselves, Kinda


Weird Science

Thousands of Nasa Apollo mission photos uploaded online

Hubble’s 4K images prove Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is shrinking

The Best Way To Make it to Mars? Go Back to the Moon.


Technology Bytes Links – Oct 07, 2015


FAA tests tech to spot illegal drone operators near airports

Journalist found guilty of assisting Anonymous hacks

All the best apocalypses: a retrospective from the end of the Universe


Bite of the Apple

Disney animators test out iPad Pro, comment on “textured” surface

Rumor: Apple to debut 4K iMac in mid-October, will launch iPad Pro in early November


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Microsoft debuts Surface Book hybrid, could give the MacBook notebooks a run for their money

Android devices will soon run Windows software thanks to CrossOver and Wine

Future wearables could be sensors you ingest and implant, Jawbone CEO says


Technology Bytes Links – Sep 30, 2015


Why students are forced to buy this expensive and obsolete Texas Instruments calculator

First light-based memory chip puts SSDs on notice

North America Just Ran Out of Old-School Internet Addresses

Elon Musk says Tesla could have a 600-mile range electric car by 2017 Read more: Elon Musk says Tesla could have a 600-mile range electric car by 2017 | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco

The 9 most important things from Google’s Nexus event

The self-driving car is ready for prime time, but you still can’t have one


Bite of the Apple

Apple’s OS X El Capitan is now available to download


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Friendswood home boasts ‘Star Trek’-inspired theater

Nexus 5X and 6P Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know [Updated]

Sweden is shifting to a 6-hour work day

Tesla unveils the Model X – the world’s longest-range electric SUV Read more: Tesla unveils the Model X – the world’s longest-range electric SUV 


Weird Science

How Your Brain Is Wired Reveals the Real You


Technology Bytes Links – Sep 23, 2015


The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print Is Far From Dead

Unionized video game voice actors are considering a strike

If elected president, Jeb Bush will get rid of net neutrality rules

Volkswagen’s dirty mission: Where’s the beginning and where’s the end?


Bite of the Apple

T-Mobile Shares Full Details on $5/Month iPhone 6s Offer

Microsoft offers subscription-free versions of Office 2016 for Mac, lays out price points

Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program has potential for massive disruption

Apple aims to finalize an electric car by 2019, Wall Street Journal says

After delay, Apple releases WatchOS 2.0 to the public


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Mini PC invasion: 13 radically tiny computers that fit in the palm of your hand

Pebble Time Round introduced as smartwatch with circular display


Weird Science

Scientists just smashed the distance record for quantum teleportation

More than 9,000-year-old decapitated head discovered in Brazil


Podcast For September 16, 2015


Technology Bytes Links – Sep 16, 2015


Meet the Preppers Who Are Ready for the Next Massive Solar Storm

Ahmed Mohamed, 14, arrested over clock mistaken for bomb

Google Is 2 Billion Lines of Code—And It’s All in One Place

Texting Doesn’t Have to Be a Distraction for Students

AT&T raises pre-throttling limit for unlimited LTE users to 22GB

Malicious Cisco router backdoor found on 79 more devices, 25 in the US

ISPs don’t have 1st Amendment right to edit Internet, FCC tells court


Bite of the Apple

Hack Brief: Upgrade to iOS 9 to Avoid a Bluetooth iPhone Attack

Apple holding off on watchOS 2 release, cites ‘bug in development’

Why enterprise will choose iPad Pro over Microsoft’s Surface


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How planting false digital footprints can help you regain some privacy online.

Don’t Have Sex With Robots, Say Ethicists

Xerox’s Printable Memory Labels Can Store Data to Combat Counterfeits

Invizbox Go aims to make mobile privacy painless over any Wi-Fi

Porsche takes aim at Tesla with new 300-mile range Mission E

Audi’s e-tron quattro electric SUV: 310 mile range, arrives in 2018


Weird Science

NASA: astronaut poop burns up in atmosphere, “looks like shooting stars”