In This Episode: Counterfeit books. 25 years of thinking. The (only) Tesla truck. Google calendar spam (and overblown headlines). The “cost” of Facebook privacy. Hacking JPL. Launching Falcon Heavy. And a look back at the Apollo moon missions.
In This Episode: Neal Stephenson’s latest. Downloading entire websites. Connectivity while travelling is getting easier. “Sign in With Apple”, and the pros and cons and privacy of letting a third party like Apple (or Google, or Facebook, or Microsoft) serve as a single authentication service.
In This Episode: Meet us in Denver tonight. BASIC. The Internet Archive sucks up Google+ (in a hurry!) Office Depot is busted in fraud scheme. Space junk. And will Apple News+ help, or hurt, the publishing industry? Either way: “subscription fatigue” is growing.
In This Episode: Using a password vault is not enough: you need something else too…. How Randy was convinced to upgrade his computer from Win 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro. Hard drive (the spinning kind’s) reliability. That’s right: USB cables can be weaponized. AT&T sued for saying its phones are “5G” now.
In This Episode: We cover two definite NOT breaches of the Week: Google+ and Chinese Chips. The problematic Windows 10 October Update. Parents might want to check their local Sex Offender Registry before their kids head out on Halloween. And wait until you hear the Announcer’s Test.
In This Episode: Blue Origin successfully test-launches — and lands — their New Shepherd rocket and human-capable capsule. The latest Breach of the Week should have Bezop cryptocurrency investors on guard (and any site using the Mongo data base). Millions of hotel doors may be easily opened by hackers. T-Mobile buys Sprint.
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.
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.
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.
In This Episode: Amazon’s Go store in Seattle is open to the public, and you can take stuff and walk out. Facebook is going to try crowd-sourcing its news bias. A startup called Cargo is making it possible for rideshare drivers to put little vending machines in their cars. Fire TV can be frustrating if you want to watch YouTube since Amazon and Google remain in a feud. Google develops an AI voice that sounds real.