TEH 023: Connect THIS, Facebook

In This Episode: Facebook helps people connect (awww!) …including radicals like ISIS terrorists. Breach(es) of the Week involve Dasan routers, 7Zip, and Drupal-powered web sites. Verizon plans more bloatware for your phone. Apple says “Shazam!” but the EU says “Wait a minute.”

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TEH 022: Mongo Only Pawn in Game of Life

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.

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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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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 008: Go to Amazon

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.

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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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TEH 003: The Chatbot Will See You Now

In This Episode: The Macintosh “Root Password” problems, and the scare-tactic headlines. Why Windows isn’t “about to get a game-changing feature” despite a clickbait headline. Can chatbots help deter child sex exploitation? Google’s new Android app helps limit mobile data usage. And saving bits of computer history: ironically, much of it isn’t digitized for archive storage.

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