2015
07.26

DEFCON 23 Debrief Geek Gathering – Friday, August 14

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Most of the Technology Bytes crew will be making the annual pilgrimage to attend the DEFCON Hacking Conference in Las Vegas on the First Friday of August so we’re pushing the local gathering to the second Friday. Jay, Barrett and phliKtid will be bringing back stories and goodies to share from the worlds largest geek gathering.

We will be meeting at 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!

Graphic image provided by Steven Martz

2015
07.23

Podcast For July 22, 2015

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

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2015
07.16

Podcast For July 15, 2015

2015
07.15

Technology Bytes Links – Jul 15, 2015

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

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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.”

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2015
07.11

Podcast For July 8, 2015

2015
07.08

Technology Bytes Show Links – Jul 08, 2015

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Cyber Armageddon is over – we think

 

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Logitech is rebranding its newest products as ‘Logi’

 

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2015
07.02

Podcast For July 1, 2015

2015
07.01

Technology Bytes Links – Jul 01, 2015

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