2016
06.16

Podcast For June 15, 2016

2016
06.15

Technology Bytes Links – Jun 15, 2016

News

net neutrality court win

fcc wins the latest court round regarding net neutrality. escalation re-match almost certain. (phliKtid)

Executive says Facebook will be all video, no text in 5 years

Huge FBI facial recognition database falls short on privacy and accuracy, auditor says

They’re at it again: Senate panel votes to weaken net neutrality rules

Thousands of Hacked Government and Corporate Servers Selling for $6 on Black Market

Hack Brief: Russia’s Breach of the DNC Is About More Than Trump’s Dirt

Critical Adobe Flash bug under active attack currently has no patch

 

Bite of the Apple

MacOS Sierra First Impressions: What It’s Like to Use Siri on a Mac

Apple Is Building An Uberplatform Out Of All Its Platforms

iOS 10 update could make millions of iPads obsolete upon release

New file system spotted in macOS Sierra 

 

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MOTOROLA MOTO Z

‘Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ is a vast, open-world game

The Apollo 7 earbuds finally bring you true, cable-free music

Innovative table has embedded tech to cook, warm & chill food, all in one surface

Microsoft: Xbox One mouse and keyboard support is “months away”

The FDA just approved a weight-loss device that is super gross

 

Weird Science

Molecules in space may show how life formed on Earth

LIGO Has Detected Gravitational Waves for the Second Time

NASA’s room in space has expanded, but will it prove durable?

2016
06.09

Podcast For June 8, 2016

2016
06.08

Technology Bytes Links – Jun 08, 2016

News

Broadband CEOs Admit There’s No Real Reason For Data Caps Besides Boosting Profit

FAA Warns of GPS Outages This Month During Mysterious Tests on the West Coast

Why is securing the Internet of Things so difficult?

 

Bite of the Apple

Apple Supplier Already Shipping 13-Inch MacBook Pro Hinges for Future Update

Rumor: Apple to incorporate dark mode into iOS 10

Microsoft hosting WWDC ‘afterparty’ for iOS, OS X developers

Updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro With USB-C May Still Be Unveiled in June

 

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Bose’s Noise-Cancelling Wonder Headphones Go Wireless

Microsoft Planner is rolling out on Office 365

MASTER LOCK BLUETOOTH PADLOCK

FOLDIMATE CLOTHES FOLDING MACHINE

Slack could host your next conference call

‘Mr. Robot’ promo has you hacking a fake ATM

The Holy Trinity of Nike Design Made a New Shoe—for Converse

 

Weird Science

Gene-edited organisms aren’t ready for the real world

24 Tons of Towering Stone, Held Together With Compression

2016
06.08

Geek Gathering – Friday, July 1

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We will be meeting at our regular 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
06.03

Podcast For June 1, 2016

2016
06.01

Technology Bytes Links – Jun 01, 2016

News

A hacker explains why US nukes controlled by ancient computers is actually a good thing

The Media’s Obsession with Trump Isn’t Justified by Data

Intel’s ‘Kaby Lake’ Processors Still on Track for Late 2016 Launch

FaceTime, iMessages hang in the balance after Apple loss to patent troll

Hack Brief: Your Old Myspace Account Just Came Back to Haunt You

How the Top 5 PC Makers Open Your Laptop to Hackers

The PC upgrade cycle slows to every five to six years, Intel’s CEO says

 

Bite of the Apple

Thunderbolt Display Stock Limited at Apple Stores Ahead of WWDC

2017 iPhone May Include Enhanced Taptic Engine for More Complex Vibrations

Rumor: iPhone 7 to start at 32 GB of storage, Apple to drop 16 GB baseline

Rumor: Fifth-gen Apple TV could feature version of Siri being developed to compete with Amazon Echo

Would Apple reReally Change the Design Cycle for iPhone?

Rumor: iPhone 7, 7 Plus could see storage capacities increase to 256 GB

Apple’s 5K Thunderbolt Display Could Include Its Own Graphics Card

 

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PONG TABLE

Twitter’s Periscope Has A New Way To Deal With Trolls: Trial By Jury

SUPER 73 ELECTRIC BIKE

For $6,500, you can fly in zero gravity with George Takei

HTC Vive may force my Oculus Rift to collect dust

Backpack VR PCs are now a thing: MSI, HP, and Zotac unveil new models

 

Weird Science

These Tiny Spacecraft Could Lead Us to Alpha Centauri

So far, so good for NASA’s new inflatable room in space

Tumor-killing virus nearly doubles survival time of brain cancer patients

2016
05.26

Podcast For May 25, 2016

2016
05.25

Geek Gathering – Friday, June 3

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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
05.25

Technology Bytes Links – May 25, 2016

Top Story

US military uses 8-inch floppy disks to coordinate nuclear force operations

 

Other News

China’s tech work culture is so intense that people sleep and bathe in their offices

Republican budget proposal would gut net neutrality

Microsoft moves to exit consumer smartphone business

Uber will use Foursquare data so you can type in location names

 

Bite of the Apple

Is An LTE-Connected Apple Watch Coming This Fall? I’m Betting Yes.

Apple Working on Amazon Echo Competitor, Opening Siri Up to Developers

Rumor: Apple looking to create thinner, lighter MacBook with OLED screen above keyboard, Touch ID components

Rumor: Next-gen iPhones could see antenna redesign, camera upgrades, 256GB storage modules

 

Try Buy or Fry

Dell’s 43-inch 4K multi-client monitor is amazing

Crucial MX200 500GB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive – CT500MX200SSD1

PEBBLE CORE

Movpak hybrid backpack and electric skateboard is a commuter’s dream

Microsoft could release two new Xbox models in next two years

Energous nabs FCC certification for true wireless charging, though you’ll have to wait for it

Corsair’s Lapdog confirms lapboards are the hottest thing in PC gaming

 

Weird Science

Return of superstar supernova raises doubt about its identity

Bayesian reasoning implicated in some mental disorders