TEH 020: Breaking Up (with Cable) is Easy to Do

In This Episode: Cutting the cable/satellite cord. Amazon plagiarism and Createspace hacking. Alexa light switches, Cribbage, and TaskRabbit (oh my!) Alert sirens are too hackable. Another free DNS service. Breaking into iPhones.

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TEH 019: This is a RAID

In This Episode: Think your backups are safe because you have a big RAID drive pack? Think again. Another week, another data breach …or five. Ransomware targets 911 centers. Renewable energy meet electric school buses.

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TEH 018: Breach of the Week

In This Episode: Ready Player One! There’s a good way for a company to handle a data breach, and there’s a bad way — and this week, there was an example of each. The latest in Space. And if Apple makes their own processors, will that break existing software? (There’s varying opinions….)

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TEH 017: Facebook (Pro, Con, & In Between)

In This Episode: Facebook has been hit with a lot of bad press lately, and we discuss whether you should be worried about your privacy. Should you #DeleteFacebook? SpaceX and Tesla did. And new lower-cost tablets from Google (Chrome OS) and Apple (iPad).

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TEH 016: The Linux of Colleges

In This Episode: The Eero Wi-Fi home system. Self-driving Uber kills pedestrian. University of Arizona tries to determine which students may drop out. The Atari VCS console that may or may not one day exist. What Airgapping is and the scary things that could come of it.

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TEH 015: From the Secret Lair

In This Episode: The four hosts get together in person to record this episode. We can’t tell you where we are, but Dick Cheney was our waiter. We talked on a wide variety of subjects, from voice recorders to Net Neutrality, satellite broadband, Google wanting to expand AMP web-wide, burger-flipping robots, Facebook fading, Nonograms, adding to the Internet Archive, and more.

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TEH 014: Occam and Hanlon’s Razor Fight

In This Episode: The “Sonic Attacks” on U.S. diplomats in Cuba may be solved — and if they’re right, could we be seeing more of the problem? Will a “doorbell camera” help solve the package theft problem? What’s behind the revocation of tens of thousands of SSL (web site security) certificates. Nerd cruises. And WordPress dominates.

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TEH 013: The Next Scam is Already Out There

In This Episode: You can share (presumably with trusted people) your exact location, built-in with Google Maps, or with other apps. Is Google helping music pirates — and profiting from linking to them? Playboy sues a site for “copyright infringement” not because they infringed their copyright, but because they linked to a page that did. And another interesting Amazon-related scam.

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TEH 012: Google, Elon Musk, Google, and Elon Musk

In This Episode: We chat about changes in Google’s Chrome browser that users like, changes in Google Image Search that users hate, and Hyperloop and SpaceX and Starlink (oh my!) Plus: will postcards save Democracy from the Russians?

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TEH 011: Giant 3D TV Screens …in the Sky?!

In This Episode: The Falcon Heavy launch: why put a Tesla up, and the engineering of the whole thing. Google tells webmasters they “have to” make their sites secure (https) by July, or there will be trouble (and what does that mean for users?) The HQ Trivia game, and the ramifications of cheating on it. The Olympic drone squadron: where will it lead? An interesting Amazon-related scam.

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