In This Episode: What does it mean that Voyager 2 has left the heliosphere? Google+ is really, really dying. So, apparently, is Tumblr. And at least the older ScanSnaps. And the Microsoft Edge browser. But GitHub becomes an official government source …for laws?!
In This Episode: Google again steps up as the Internet Police. Is Bitlocker the problem, or the solution? Fuzzbots to the rescue? Can you be arrested for remotely wiping your cell phone? (Yes!) Jump to shark, and being informed about Informed Delivery.
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: Google is trying to “kill off” the www. (and the m.) in URLs. The Ocean Cleanup project has a huge job ahead of it. Microsoft plans to implement a “monthly charge” for Windows 7 support: but you can’t have it! Plus: CRISPR.
In This Episode: It doesn’t have to be a “data breach” to be a real screwup, so how to protect yourself? Corgis, Coffee and Vodka, oh my! British Airways screws up the concept of privacy. Cisco screws up the concept of security. The surprising way 12 new moons of Jupiter were discovered. Satellites using …film?! And the tech behind TEH.
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.”
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: 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: 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.
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.