2016
04.20

Geek Gathering – Friday, May 6

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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!

2016
04.20

Technology Bytes Links – Apr 20, 2016

News

Intel announces “evolution” away from PC industry, “up to 12,000” layoffs

Using a Dyson hand dryer is like setting off a viral bomb in a bathroom

Fair use prevails as Supreme Court rejects Google Books copyright case

Study: Americans are ditching home internet for mobile

Uber shuts down its Instant Delivery food service in NYC

 

Bite of the Apple

Apple Updates 12-Inch MacBook With Skylake Processors, Faster Graphics, Longer Battery Life, and Rose Gold

New 12-Inch MacBook Tidbits: 15% Faster, 41.4-Watt-Hour Battery, Refurb Price Drop, and More

Rumor: Apple looking to shift from aluminum to “all glass” enclosure with AMOLED screen for iPhone 7

 

Try Buy or Fry

Next up in IoT: The Internet of shirts and shoes

The Ars guide to building a Linux router from scratch

Sony PS4K is codenamed NEO, features upgraded CPU, GPU, RAM—report

Cover your body in light with “organic photonic skin”

Monstrous Anker Battery Charger

China’s LeEco teases its very own autonomous electric car

Lian Li’s first standing desk is also a computer

‘Mr. Robot’ season 2.0 hits USA on July 13

 

Weird Science

Scientists Made LEDs 60 Percent Brighter By Copying Firefly Lanterns

2016
04.15

Podcast For April 13, 2016

2016
04.13

Technology Bytes Links – Apr 13, 2016

News

FBI Used Security Flaw Found by ‘Professional Hackers’ to Crack San Bernardino Shooter’s iPhone

Microsoft is boosting security through hardware in Windows 10 PCs, phones

0-day exploits more than double as attackers prevail in security arms race

White House threatens veto of GOP’s anti-net neutrality bill

Verizon won’t fix copper lines when customers refuse switch to fiber

Kepler exits emergency mode, re-establishes full communication

 

Bite of the Apple

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Again Rumored to Feature Smart Connector, but No Stereo Speakers or Thinner Design

New Version of ‘January 1, 1970 Bug’ Can Brick Pre-iOS 9.3.1 Devices Over Compromised Wi-Fi Networks

Some iPhone SE users complain of Bluetooth audio issues, Apple has yet to offer official comment

 

Try Buy or Fry

The original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy is returning to theaters

2017 TESLA MODEL S

Kwikset is making a completely key-free smart lock

Amazon’s Kindle Oasis: The Highest-End High-End Kindle So Far

‘Captain America: Civil War’ is another gem in Marvel’s MCU gauntlet (spoiler free)

 

Weird Science

Stephen Hawking announces plan to explore Alpha Centauri for alien life

Using synthetic nervous system, paralyzed man is first to move again

2016
04.08

Podcast For April 6, 2016

2016
04.06

Technology Bytes Links – Apr 06, 2016

News

The Wonder-Buoy That May Finally Make Wave Energy Feasible

Massive application-layer attacks could defeat hybrid DDoS protection

Nest’s Hub Shutdown Proves You’re Crazy to Buy Into the Internet of Things

Opposition to Broadband Subsidies Is More About Politics Than Tech

MIT Can Now 3-D Print Robots Made of Both Solids and Liquids

 

Bite of the Apple

HP says its new ultra-thin laptop will out-innovate Apple

Teardown Finds Apple’s iPhone SE Costs at Least $160 to Build

iPhone SE Availability Tightening Online and at Apple Stores

 

Try Buy or Fry

MOLESKINE SMART WRITING SET

ARTBREW AUTOMATED BREWING SYSTEM

Meet Tesla’s Model 3, Its Long-Awaited Car for the Masses

HP goes for bling with new super-thin, copper-accented Spectre notebook

Roku’s new, smaller streaming stick beams audio to your smartphone

 

Weird Science

NASA Is Finally Sending a Hotel Magnate’s Inflatable Habitat to the ISS

2016
04.04

Podcast For March 30, 2016

2016
03.30

Technology Bytes Links – Mar 30, 2016

News

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

TRANS AM SE BANDIT EDITION

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

YAMA SILVERTON COFFEE DRIPPER

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

2016
03.24

Podcast For March 23, 2016

2016
03.23

Technology Bytes Links – Mar 23, 2016

News

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

CUBE MOBILE PROJECTOR

IPHONE SE

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)