TEH 026: Please Take Your Assigned Seat

In This Episode: The FBI wants you to reboot your router — but is that enough? (The REAL story is how they know about this.) No, Amazon’s Alexa isn’t sending everything you say to others. Star Wars Solo. And countries are pushing to go cashless — but how does that affect buskers?!

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TEH 025: Help Me Obi Wan Kenobi, You’re Our Only Hope

In This Episode: Now everybody knows where you (and your kids!) are — an extra-concerning Breach of the Week for parents. Google slapping web sites that are “Not Secure” …even when they don’t need to be. Yanni, or Laurel (and how that reflects the blue/gold dress thing a few years back). And the first Holographic cell phone isn’t quite to “Princess Leah” level yet, but it’s a stepping stone in that direction.

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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 010: In How Many Pieces will Falcon Heavy Land?

In This Episode: SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy is scheduled for its first flight tomorrow, and attempt to soft-land all three rocket cores: will it land in three pieces, or millions? Amazon has set up some interesting tech to keep Alexa from responding when they don’t want it to (and users have figured out other interesting hacks). Youtube to label propaganda items as “state-sponsored” — and that includes PBS?! How ads work on Youtube — and most web sites. Microsoft removes a useful backup capability from Windows. And an update on cell phone safety.

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TEH 009: Skynet’s Self-Awareness is Behind Schedule

In This Episode: Will the U.S. government nationalize the 5G network? Probably not. Celebs/politicians buy Twitter followers to look more important. How to tell Google to stop showing you ads and articles that don’t actually interest you. Online memes can be valuable. HomePod, and more on Spectre.

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TEH 004: Say ‘Please’ to Alexa, et al.

In This Episode: Patreon changes how they charge contributors, and everyone is mad. Amazon and Google feud over Chromecast not being allowed in the Amazon store. Google serves up video answers from celebrities. Should we be nice to our digital assistants? Man creates art using Microsoft Excel as his canvas.

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