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Tech Talk Today
Hang out with Chris and friends as they discuss a new take on life, tech, and open source.
Jul 2, 2018
Tech Talk Today 281
Allan Jude joins us for a FreeBSD birthday special edition of Tech Talk. We also discuss the privacy win for US mobiles, some history and future hopes for Intel's dedicated GPU Larrabee, and that time Allan's town lost power. Special Guest: Allan Jude.
May 24, 2018
Tech Talk Today 280
It's Google's turn to receive the Facebook treatment. In a series of rapid fire leaks, lawsuits, and PR blunders we re-cap Google's awful bad week. Plus MoviePass's desperate grab for data seems to be going bust, and IBM warns of cracking encryption with their Quantum Computer. Then we wrap it up with our Kickstarter of the week, that wants to build open source VR for exploring Mars.
May 17, 2018
Tech Talk Today 279
Nearly all mobile carriers are caught selling your location and the story gets twisted. The senate votes to overturn the net neutrality repeal but there's a long way to go. OnePlus 6's specs are out, and how some guy heated his bath water with Bitcoin mining. Plus the big Nest outage and the SOUNDCAM. You're going to want this Kickstarter of the week.
May 14, 2018
Tech Talk Today 278
A critical PGP and S/MIME bug is in the wild, EasyMesh promises standards Wifi Mesh networks, Zuck's in the sites, and Bittorrent Inc gets a rename. Plus the return of a classic!
May 10, 2018
Tech Talk Today 277
The world is freaking out about Google Duplex, new features coming to Google Photos we like and Android P promises to improve your "well being". Plus Apple deals a blow to GrayKey, our Kickstarter of the week, and sending ultra sonic commands to Alexa.
May 7, 2018
Tech Talk Today 276
The fight for Net Neutrality is back on, we round up the news from Build 2018, and get impressed by Tesla's barnacle purge. Plus we have a question for you, and more!
May 3, 2018
Tech Talk Today 275
Pocket Casts gets acquired, and we worry about "big podcasting" pushing for more data collection, Cambridge Analytical is filing for bankruptcy, and Amazon is playing hardball. Plus a brilliant Kickstarter of the week, some picks of the week, and more.
Apr 23, 2018
Tech Talk Today 274
Windows 10 users are getting a big update, but we're a little unimpressed, the tragic story of Eric Lundgren, someone is trying to extort GrayShift, and scientist have buckets with living pig brains. Also - how GEDmatch was helpful in busting the Golden State Killer. Plus the new horrible truth we just learned about online dating... All live from LinuxFest Northwest with special guests! Special Guests: Allan Jude and Chase Nunes.
Apr 19, 2018
Tech Talk Today 273
Google suffers from the Telegram ban, Valve is back in the business of making games, and Amazon has a top secret robot. Plus the puzzle that was hidden in Windows years ago, and a new project that aims to be a Wikipedia for Terms of Service agreements. Special Guest: Noah J. Chelliah.
Apr 19, 2018
Tech Talk Today 272
Telegram's battle of the ban continues, and AWS and Google Cloud become targets. Reddit is growing like crazy, which worries us a bit, and Microsoft loses their multi-year legal fight with the US Government. And why autonomous boats might be here much sooner than self-driving cars.
Apr 16, 2018
Tech Talk Today 271
Tesla blames robots for their recent setbacks, Russia starts to block Telegram, Pandora discovers Podcasts, and a new design is coming to Gmail. Plus the fascinating audio isolation AI Google's developed, and leaked memos!
Mar 26, 2018
Episode 270: Season of Change
The push for encryption backdoors is back on, why Valve has 1,700 CPU's working non-stop, and the big Netflix move Apple is about to pull. Then we'll cover a study that shows just one percent of Reddit users cause 75 percent of the drama, follow up on some topics, and discuss our thoughts for Season 2. We set off to SCaLE this year with a goal in mind, but quickly realized the trip and this season of Tech Talk Today, we're going to be about something entirely different.
Mar 23, 2018
Episode 269: The Slice Age
Facebook gets punched in the face all week long, Amazon has drones that can smell fear, Telegram is ordered to hand over the keys, and some crazy folk want to make ketchup slices. Plus the huge space station that's falling to earth, we talk a little GDPR, and own up to the big mistake Chris made.
Mar 19, 2018
Episode 268: Unethical Data Experiment
Cambridge Analytica's use of Facebook data was a 'grossly unethical experiment' coming to light thanks to a whistleblower. We'll play his story, and discuss what they did with the data. Plus Google, Target, and Walmart's unholy alliance to battle Amazon and Twitter's Cryptocoin crackdown.
Mar 11, 2018
Episode 267: Google - Conspiracy Fighter
Google's got a solution to all those crazy conspiracy YouTube videos. There's just one major problem... Plus Geek Squad's cozy relationship with the FBI, Intel's hardware fix for Spectre is closer than you thought, and what the hell is a Steve? Then our Kickstarter of the week, big Jupiter Broadcasting news, and more.
Mar 8, 2018
Episode 266: Their Ubuntu Breakup
It starts with a bang! System76 shares their side of the Unity desktop breakup, its brutal and honest. It's just the first day of SCALE16x, and it's shaping up to be the biggest yet. Then McAfee buys TunnelBear, Netflix shares some data on you, and Ghostery goes open source.
Mar 7, 2018
Episode 265: The California Shakes
California is ripping our rig apart, its the final big push to SCALE after four days on the road and we're determined to make it. We meet up with some friends, get our geek on, and conquer the road. Plus tech headlines, and more.
Mar 5, 2018
Episode 264: Parking Lot Podcaster
My first check-in from the road to SCALE, some quick headlines, and the start to the big adventure. Plus the Telegram outage, Google's good news, and more.
Mar 1, 2018
Episode 263: Amazon's Plan for World Domination
Amazon's purchase of Ring reveals their deeper ambitious intentions for your home. And it goes way beyond package delivery. Plus Google's Slack competitor launches, Spotify's secrets revealed, and why 96.5% of YouTubers will fail.
Feb 26, 2018
Episode 262: Can We Get This Right?
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. And that's just what we've been doing for the last five years, and we still haven't gotten it right. The big adventure is just 10 days away, and this time we're going in with a plan. Plus the dirty secret from Mobile World Congress 2018, Apple gets caught using Google's cloud, and finally a useful password tool.
Feb 19, 2018
Episode 261: The Launch
Elon Musk bet the future of SpaceX on the Falcon Heavy launch. On Thursday SpaceX launched a pair of prototype satellites intended to form the basis for Starlink, a constellation of satellites that are designed to beam broadband internet down to Earth. But it almost didn't happen. Plus the tech news, Kickstarter of the week, and our plans for Season 1.
Sep 19, 2016
Episode 260: Your Personal Google Stalker | TTT 260
In what might be the final Tech Talk Today, we discuss the continuing saga of exploding phones, the lows & highs of the iPhone 7, Google’s new apps, Logitech's new buy & Valve's ban hammer. Plus our Kickstarter of the week & an important production announcement!
Sep 12, 2016
Episode 259: Satisfy your Fidgeting | TTT 259
Mario while you eat a hamburger, Note 7’s catching fire, Blue Hydra, a Stingray exposé & Netflix goes to war against data caps.
Aug 29, 2016
Episode 258: Play Wolfe | TTT 258
Another round of hack attacks, Apple could be hit with a major tax bill, Nexus’ devices get a big assist & SETI has observed a “strong” signal that may originate from a Sun-like star. Plus a striking Kickstarter of the week!
Aug 22, 2016
Episode 257: Internet for your Things | TTT 257
Was the NSA really hacked? Then some reflecting on Blackhat & Apple’s fight with the FBI in light of the recent leaks. Plus our first hands on with Android 7.0 Nougat & a Kickstarter of the week that’ll give you a real boost.
Aug 15, 2016
Episode 256: Air Gap Vulnerability | TTT 256
Google’s slowing its Fiber rollout, SpaceX has another success, Tesla has more miles & Adblock plus block Facebook’s Ad block. Plus a quick review of No Man’s Sky, the last VCR ships, listening to your hard drive & our Kickstarter of the week!
Aug 8, 2016
Episode 255: Firing Up the Data Center | TTT 255
A data center fire grounds Delta Airlines, Apple launches a bug bounty, Facebook is killing Clickbait & the Android N bomb. Plus our kickstarter of the week & more!
Aug 1, 2016
Episode 100: Google Gets Pushy | TTT 254
A lot is happening in the world of Google this week & some of the new changes are big improvements for it’s users. Plus the new MacBook killer by Xiaomi that might really be killer & Washington State is suing Comcast. Plus a really neat Kickstarter of the week, local streaming to a Chromecast & more!
Jul 25, 2016
Episode 99: Farming out Yahoo! | TTT 253
Yahoo might be turning into the next AOL, Cyanogen Inc switches to Apps, 3D printing finger prints to login, GPU power on demand & the farming Robot that can heal your garden shame. Plus Chris gets serious about sleep tech & our Kickstarter of the week!
Jul 18, 2016
Episode 98: Atomic Memory | TTT 252
Atom-sized storage could change the face of data and memory, Opera gets sold, Tesla is in some hot water, Netflix beams up Star Trek & hackers claim to have gone after Pokémon Go servers.
Jul 11, 2016
Episode 97: Sex, Lies & YouTube | TTT 251
The blast from the past everyone on mobile is freaking out about, the great halving in Bitcoin is complete & Ashley Madison comes clean. Plus Huawei gets tough, YouTubers gets exposed & Angela nearly dies!
Jun 27, 2016
Episode 96: Internet of Knocks | TTT 250
Google has big plans for Fiber, Microsoft goes to court over Windows 10 auto-updates, Dropbox adds fancy new features & coding with physical blog. Plus our Kickstarter of the week & much more!
Jun 20, 2016
Episode 95: Winning with Lelo Hex | TTT 249
It’s a good day for net Neutrality, Microsoft is getting competitive with Chrome & the DMCA is ugly & busted. Plus a 3d Printed bus, Marvin gets named & our Kickstarter of the week!
Jun 13, 2016
Episode 94: LockedIn | Tech Talk Today 248
Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn & we bet we know why! Apple has a big day & we cover some of the highlights. The best TV set top box in our estimation, some Plex love & a Kickstarter of the week for the connected family.
Jun 6, 2016
Episode 93: Zuckerpunched | TTT 247
LinkedIn password dump strikes Mark Zuckerberg & Google Two Factor authenticator users & others. We round it all up. Plus some of the new security features coming to Android N, the era of backpack PC’s is here & what the heck is going on with Nest? Plus our Kickstarter of the week & more!
May 23, 2016
Episode 91: Grindr Findr | TTT 245
Microsoft’s Windows 10 push leaves grandma on her iPad, Project Ara from Google scales back while the Fairphone pushes on, the Razr is making a comeback & tracking down Grindr users physical location is way easier than you might have thought. Plus our Kickstarter of the week, some great news for fan projects & more!
May 16, 2016
Episode 90: Chirping Away at Privacy | TTT 244
Google is planning to phase out Flash support in Chrome & how they’re doing it is interesting. Wendy’s is going automated & the future for VR at Google looks bright. Plus Apple confirms it was deleting music, the day Smart doorbell owners saw video from other houses thanks to a weird bug & more!
May 9, 2016
Episode 89: Queso the Mondays | TTT 243
Drones dropping blood, HTC’s dropping profits & Microsoft’s dropping ASUS rigs. Plus the end to the latest Bitcoin saga, the FBI labeling TOR users & a Kickstarter you won’t believe!
May 3, 2016
Episode 88: Bitcoin, I am Your Father | TTT 242
Craig Wright claims he’s Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin & while the Internet doubts his claims, a few key Bitcoin personalities believe him. We’ll get you up to speed on this fascinating story. Plus the long term negative impact of self driving cars, the Rock’s got a clock & Windows 95 like you’ve never seen it before! Then our Kickstarter of the week & more!
Apr 26, 2016
Episode 87: Encryption gets the Clap | TTT 241
Has Spotify been hacked? And our different approaches for preparing to reload an important personal computer. Plus piracy skyrockets, hacks go for a premium & one of our coolest Kickstarters of the week yet!
Apr 19, 2016
Episode 86: Noah Drones On | TTT 240
Noah takes the mic to catch up on the tech news of the week. A passionate discussion about consumer drones, a Kickstarter close to the heart & more!
Apr 12, 2016
Episode 85: Internet of Wine | TTT 239
Ransomware unlocked, NASA rescues Kepler, the FBI still wants Apple’s help & Telegram wants to be your Jarvis. Plus our “Kickstarter” of the week might be the craziest IoT device yet!
Mar 29, 2016
Episode 84: FBI’s Fruit Basket | TTT 238
The FBI’s case turns rotten as they admit a third party can hack the iPhone 5C in their positions, SoundCloud has a new premium feature they want you to buy & malware that uses your GPS to send you fake traffic tickets. Plus our Kickstarter of the week & more!
Mar 22, 2016
Episode 83: Syncing in the Rain | TTT 237
The FBI signals they may have found an alternative way to hack, but we suspect it's all an act. We briefly cover the numbers from the recent Apple event, discuss a hidden feature in Android N, the urgent news for Kindle owners & more! Plus our Kickstarter of the week!
Mar 15, 2016
Episode 82: Go Go Gaming AI | TTT 236
AlphaGo beats Lee Se-dol again to win the Go series. We discuss why slowing down AlphaGo and making it think more like a human, might have won the match. Windows 7 users start getting auto upgraded to 10, the incredible images that reveal bacteria motor parts & of course our Kickstarter of the week!
Mar 8, 2016
Episode 81: Garbled Transmission | TTT 235
Bittorrent client Transmission gets hit with Ransomware, Facebook pays out $15k to a hacker & Microsoft is bringing SQL to Linux. It’s a HUGE edition of Tech Talk Today!
Mar 1, 2016
Episode 80: Copy that Floppy! | TTT 234
A crazy 128GB floppy disk that actually works, Apple wins a major court victory against the FBI, the VR gear is nigh & the power of the cloud in your private space. Plus a Kickstarter follow up & more!
Feb 16, 2016
Episode 79: The Creepiest Best Thing | TTT 233
3D Printing just got a lot more approachable, cheap VR from Mattel, Google is killing off a fan favorite & bugs in your favorite mobile OS. An Ex-Mozilla Team Unveils “Sense” in our Kickstarter of the week & more!
Feb 9, 2016
Episode 78: Tech Conveniences Today | TTT 232
Amazon takes on Unity, Kickstarter has some big news, Super Bowl stream stats impress, the hot $19 Billion that might be wasted on “cyber security” & more!
Feb 2, 2016
Episode 77: The Edge of Privacy | TTT 231
Microsoft’s Edge browser is caught storing browsing history in private mode, Dutch police are training dinosaurs to capture flying drones, the Java plugin days are coming to an end & big phone rumors loom! Plus our Kickstarter of the week & more!
Jan 26, 2016
Episode 76: Oracle Kiss and Tell | TTT 230
Microsoft is releases an iOS keyboard, Amazon is looking for a bigger piece of the Android pie & we finally find out Google’s Android revenue. Plus Uber tracks it’s drivers to see if they’re speeding, our time-saving kickstarter of the week & more!
Jan 12, 2016
Episode 75: Wolf in Hipster Clothing | TTT 229
The worst & best from CES in our estimation, the Valve backed HTC Vive VR gets ready for pre-order & T-Mobile’s CEO binges on the EFF. Plus Netflix’s global expansion is astonishing, account sharing is cool & the secret of the codes.
Jan 5, 2016
Episode 74: Live Long and Floppy | TTT 228
We cover the breaking news out of CES, Ford’s new found love for the Amazon Echo, the first big LastPass release after LogmeIn & how Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s words were freed from old floppy disks. Plus our Kickstarter of the week & more!
Dec 18, 2015
Episode 73: Instahacked & Jailbroken | TTT 227
Facebook pushes back that it's been hacked, the PS4 has been jailbroken & Congress snuck a surveillance bill into the federal budget last night. Plus the FCC wants to talk to T-Mobile and AT&T about their sponsored data plans & our Kickstarter of the week!
Dec 11, 2015
Episode 72: Toll Free Exploitation | TTT 226
The open web is being locked down by the very companies that try to slice it up and sell it to you byte by byte. We discuss the major moves big telcos are taking to intrench the incumbents online. Microsoft drops some more open source code & Tokyo’s rolling out the “drone squad”. Plus a very risqué Kickstarter of the week!
Dec 4, 2015
Episode 71: Children of the Chromebook | TTT 225
We start from a town that has no internet and reflect on how quickly the last 8 years of progress feel very distant, then discuss the recent extreme examples of companies challenging Net Neutrality. Ballmer says Windows Phones should run Android apps & maybe he’s right? Google's Chromebooks make up half of US classroom devices. As parents, are we comfortable with Google having a lifetime of history on our kids? Plus some follow up on a previous Kickstarter of the week with a special guest, the likely conclusion to a five year old tech story & the inside scoop on the Jupiter Broadcasting SWAG for the Holidays giveaway!
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Nov 24, 2015
Episode 70: Dell's Bad Latitude | TTT 224
Dell pulls a Superfish with easily cloneable root certificates, Amazon has some passwords leak & Jeff wants to show you his self landing rocket. Plus the fun news for Sci Fi and Netflix fans & of course, our Kickstarter of the week!
Nov 20, 2015
Episode 69: Faux Use Protection Program | TTT 223
We look at the hard numbers of the biggest sector in the tech industry, have a skeptical discussion around YouTube coming to the aide content creators & debate Google+’s new UI design. Then we fail to make even the most obvious Kickstarter sound compelling & wrap it all up with a little technical disaster vamping.
Nov 6, 2015
Episode 68: Six Dollar Reboot | TTT 222
Hewlett-Packard is splitting into two, Google wants its own chips for Android, Comcast has new caps & our mixed reaction to the announcement of a new Star Trek series. Plus our Kickstarter of the week & more!
Oct 27, 2015
Episode 67: Drone Shipping Wars | TTT 221
CISA is working its way through the system, we highlight some reasons to be concerned & the role Facebook might be playing. Plus the European Parliament rejects amendments protecting net neutrality & some TalkTalk hack follow up.
Oct 23, 2015
Episode 66: TalkTalking about Glucosio | TTT 220
TalkTalk Telecom has been hacked, but don’t blame them. They say it's simply the crime of our time. We discuss this embarrassing hack, their response, who is impacted & how legitimate their excuse is. Benjamin Kerensa joins us to discuss the ambitious new project Glucosio, it’s exciting goals & the open source model that enables it.
Oct 16, 2015
Episode 65: Suffering in the Start Menu | TTT 219
A Windows 10 upgrade is automatically installing on some Windows 7, 8 systems & ads in the Start Menu started showing up this week. We discuss. Plus the most disruptive technology in the last 100 years is probably not what you're thinking, Intel, Microsoft, HP, Dell & Lenovo form supergroup to save the PC & it’s terrible. Then it’s our Kickstarter of the week, a new breed of computing!
Oct 13, 2015
Episode 64: Gridless H4X0R | TTT 218
A new big tech trend right under our noses? A new generation of nomadic high-tech workers living off the grid, while staying always connected. These developers ask why is there is much pressure to buy the biggest house, buy the best TV, get a great car? Before us now is an entire world of possibilities & cultures, some of us have been completely blind to. The ability to live comfortably, in a tiny home, or an RV & move about or bring your home with you when you travel is an amazing way to live. We look at a few remarkable examples.
Oct 9, 2015
Episode 63: LogMeIn to LastPass | TTT 217
LastPass gets bought, FireFox loves Flash long time, just not your plugins, good iPhone vs bad iPhone & why the rest of the world laughs at the state of the US’ mobile payments.
Oct 8, 2015
Episode 62: Clickity Clack Content Crap | TTT 216
The state of the tech press is downright embarrassing, today we call out some examples of “click bait journalism” that plagues the tech news. Amazon has a snailmail solution to your “big” data, LoopPay gets hacked, Lyft and Uber have a public spat & more!
Oct 7, 2015
Episode 61: Creeper Cookies | TTT 215
Verizon’s super cookie just got nastier, Facebook has plans for free Internet from space & Google launches AMP, Accelerated Mobile Pages Project for a faster, open mobile web.
Oct 6, 2015
Episode 60: Microsoft's Surface Gamble | TTT 214
Microsoft announces new hardware, most impressively the Surface Book, Microsoft’s first ever laptop. We cut through the long list of announcements & spend some time discussing the Surface Book. Plus Roku 4’s best new features, Android M hits the web & more!
Sep 18, 2015
Episode 59: Dislike the Like Button | TTT 213
A Google leak suggests a new Chromecast & two new Nexus devices are just around the corner. Facebook is turning up the tracking & the big statement Microsoft is making with their $75 million donation. Plus an illuminating Kickstarter of the week!
Sep 15, 2015
Episode 58: On the Bandwidth Wagon | TTT 212
New charging technology should fill your phone’s battery up 30% faster, Flickr wants you to explore photos with VR, Microsoft auto-downloads Windows 10 and we’re a bit outraged & why we think John McAfee is running for president.
Sep 11, 2015
Episode 57: iPad Crow | TTT 211
Amazon tries to hide the bad news, Apple has a few big announcements & Chris and the crew have some crow to eat!
Sep 8, 2015
Episode 56: Speculated Apples | TTT 210
A new touchscreen display goes ons ale for the Raspberry Pi that nearly makes it a complete computer, researchers hack the sensors of self driving cars & we speculate rampantly about the iPad Pro, but definitely not the iPhone 6s!
Sep 1, 2015
Episode 55: The Madison Bot | TTT 209
The stories of Apple’s Netflix competitor leave us impressed, the real outrageous fraud of Ashley Madison has been revealed, Google brings Android Wear to iPhones & the malware problem that impacts jailbroken devices.
Aug 27, 2015
Episode 54: Conspiracy Trackpad | TTT 208
AT&T gets caught injecting ads into wifi, YouTube Gaming launches & the way the GCHQ obliterated the Guardian’s laptops may have revealed more than it intended. Plus the real dirty secret behind Ashley Madison & more!
Aug 25, 2015
Episode 53: Google Now? Maybe Later | TTT 207
Linux turns 24 years old, KDE ships a new Plasma, BlackBerry’s running Android & the great Google Now exodus. Plus some big news for Jupiter Broadcasting & more!
Aug 21, 2015
Episode 52: Unfaithful Privacy Policies | TTT 206
Updates on the Ashley Madison story after another massive data dump, JKF Airport starts tracking your cell phone to measure wait times & we debate the various uses for this technology. Firefox has big changes coming to addons & Google’s plan to reduce Android bloat! Plus Pearbuds… Our Kickstarter of the week!
Aug 20, 2015
Episode 51: Happy Little Accidents | TTT 205
Freshly back from LinuxCon we update you on the stories of the day, the big players pushing Flash out the door, how forgetful scientists accidentally quadruple lithium-ion battery lifespan & more!
Aug 11, 2015
Episode 50: Vulkan: The Only Logical API | TTT 204
Meet Alphabet, the new conglomerate absorbing Google. Then we spend sometime celebrating Android’s adoption of Vulkan. Plus Oracle's security chief demands you stop looking for flaws, veggies in space & more!
Aug 6, 2015
Episode 49: Nexus Patch Tuesday | TTT 203
Google & friends make a major commitment to monthly Android updates, we explore the details. Nabbing fingerprints from your mobile’s scanner, Apple Music gets 11 million users & more!
Aug 5, 2015
Episode 48: Lousy Lollipop Adoption | TTT 202
A fresh version of LibreOffice hits the web, another Flash attack in the wild, this one uses “malvertising”. What the heck is malvertising? We discuss. Plus what the state of Android looks like in 2015, another OS X bug & more!
Aug 4, 2015
Episode 47: Pitching a Tent | TTT 201
Mac security is having a really bad week, two bugs without patches are getting a lot of attention. We’ll share the dirty details. Plus Chris reviews the high-tech Cinch Pop-Up Tent.
Jul 31, 2015
Episode 46: When Tablets KILL | TTT 200
Windows 10’s first day numbers impress, Google has a new version of Glass, BitDefender gets hacked, Nvidia Tablets catch fire, tiny robots that walk on water… And our Kickstarter of the week!
Jul 30, 2015
Episode 45: Androids Go Silent | TTT 199
Hammertoss malware using GitHub & Twitter for command & control gets exposed, the US sets out to build the world’s fastest Supercomputer, the second major Android flaw this week & the return of Top Gear ...sort of.
Jul 29, 2015
Episode 44: Get Tracked with Windows 10 | TTT 198
Windows 10 is released to the public, but the devil is in the details. Microsoft's new small print – how your personal data is (ab)used, we share the details. Plus how the mainstream is reacting to the new release, the sliding market share of the iPad & the teleportation breakthrough scientists are reporting.
Jul 28, 2015
Episode 43: EMerging Science | TTT 197
The new OnePlus 2 specs, price, availability & everything else you should know are out. Motorola doubles down on Moto X with Style, Play & updates Moto G. Microsoft’s Arrow Launcher for Android, Razer acquires OUYA & Scientists confirm 'impossible' EM Drive propulsion.
Jul 10, 2015
Episode 42: Remember Your Pluto | TTT 196
More details about the massive government breach show 21.5 million people impacted, Pluto’s big weekend is coming up & we share the historic goodies already beamed home. Plus our Kickstarter of the week & more!
Jul 9, 2015
Episode 41: Logi Bear | TTT 195
Google Glass might be coming back in a big way, Microsoft is scaling back on Windows Phone dramatically, Logitech to rebrand as “Logi" & we finally have a new version of VirtualBox!
Jul 7, 2015
Episode 40: Hackception | TTT 194
A slick talking, high rolling hacking group “Hacking Team” gets hacked. Some of the details in the data dump expose issues in SELinux, Android & iOS. We share the details. Big changes are coming to Firefox, 2TB SSDs coming to a desktop near you, Prime Day is near & more!
Jul 3, 2015
Episode 39: Reddit Summer Of Drama | TTT 193
Major controversy is brewing over at Reddit & we’ll share our perspectives. Microsoft signals a deathblow to Silverlight, new iPhone rumors, a spacecraft update & our Kickstarter of the week!
Jul 2, 2015
Episode 38: Politics of Encryption | TTT 192
The Plex forums have been hacked, the fascinating corruption around the Silk Road case & David Cameron doubles down on backdoors in encryption. Plus the big tech rumor of the week & more!
Jul 1, 2015
Episode 37: Organic Chinese Wifi | TTT 191
Pregnant Woman Mode is coming to a wifi router near you & we discuss the launch of Apple’s first 24/7 radio station. Plus we explain why NSA phone records surveillance are turned back on early, the 11 attacks on San Francisco-area Internet lines & more!
Jun 30, 2015
Episode 36: Openly Acquired | TTT 190
Cisco announces plans to buy OpenDNS, the European Government agrees on Net Neutrality rules, Microsoft selling Bing imaging to Uber & display ads to AOL, PayPal kills it's terrible robocalling policy & more!
Jun 25, 2015
Episode 35: Holo Promises | Tech Talk Today 189
Batman gets pulled for the PC, a homemade gadget that can read the radio waves emitted by your laptop & the ultimate solution to the ultimate house troll. Then it’s our kickstarter of the week & much more!
Jun 24, 2015
Episode 34: Agonizing over Adoption | Tech Talk Today 188
Samsung is actively disabling Windows Update on at least some computers, Car Hacking is 'Distressingly Easy', new iOS feature auto-deletes apps & Chromium follow up!
Jun 23, 2015
Episode 33: Chromium Bugging Bug | Tech Talk Today 187
Google wants to improve your search experience for you automatically, with your microphone. We debate if this is the straw that breaks the camel's back or just a nice feature. Plus the Core Infrastructure initiative throws a little money around, the US Navy is sticking with XP & more!
Jun 19, 2015
Episode 32: Tactical Token Takeover | Tech Talk Today 186
Poor developer practices expose user data tokens, YouTube plans a news services, Heinz makes a hardcore mistake & Samsung readies an emergency device update. Plus Amazon announces a major deal to bring Marvel comics to the Kindle store, we discuss this big news and how it might impact the traditional comic book store.
Jun 18, 2015
Episode 31: DuckDuckGoing Up | Tech Talk Today 185
DuckDuckGo sees 600% user growth since the Edward Snowden leaks, we’ll play highlights of an interview with their CEO. Uber has a mess in California, Apple Watch sales numbers are in & solving a major sleep issue for many.
Jun 17, 2015
Episode 30: Comcast's Next Prey | Tech Talk Today 184
Vulnerabilities in iOS & Android devices announced today, both are in the wild with no fix yet. We’ll share the details. Comcast wants to buy T-Mobile, Microsoft shakes it up, Kodi gets banned & more!
Jun 16, 2015
Episode 29: LostPass | Tech Talk Today 183
LastPass discloses it’s been compromised, we discuss the scope of the hack & what our best and worst options are moving forward. Plus a recap of the most interesting things from E3 so far & more!
Jun 11, 2015
Episode 28: Embarrassed Einstein | Tech Talk Today 182
Was “the biggest” recent government hack in history the result of out of date software & crappy detection systems? We share the details. Plus a look back at the best Star Trek games of all time, a browser extension that reads that Terms of Service for you & Kaspersky labs gets hacked!
Jun 10, 2015
Episode 27: Exploited iOS Email | TTT 181
Spotify announces some major fund raising in the shadow of Apple Music’s announcement, SpaceX wants to beam Internet from space, thoughts on Apple open sourcing Swift, and… A special bonus lost episode of Tech Talk Today is embedded at the end of today’s show!
Jun 5, 2015
Episode 26: Solar Freaking Tents! | Tech Talk Today 179
Preparing for a camping trip in the woods has never been more stressful, we debate how much tech to take. Plus the US suspects China breached about 4 million government records, Steam Machines get a ship date & more!
Jun 3, 2015
Episode 25: PowerSSHell | Tech Talk Today 178
Microsoft announces support for SSH built into powershell, crashing Skype with a simple text chat, Tim Cook defends user’s rights to privacy and encryption & running OS X in VirtualBox.
Jun 2, 2015
Episode 24: Google's Creepiness Controls | Tech Talk Today 177
Thunderbolt 3 promise to unify the connector and usher in peace and tranquility. But when will we see it ship? Microsoft has prices & ship dates for Windows 10, Apple has a major Mac Flaw & Google wants to kinda give you better privacy controls.
May 27, 2015
Episode 23: Google's Tech Tease | Tech Talk Today 176
There is some major smoke around the Google I/O fire, we dig into an in depth discussion about the big Google Picture. Plus Vox buys up Re/Code in a move that consolidates tech news & OnePlus teases us with a new device!
May 26, 2015
Episode 22: Cortana, Bobs Little Sister | Tech Talk Today 175
Fedora 22 is released and we chat about some of our favorite new features, Charter to Acquire Time Warner Cable & Microsoft is bringing Cortana to Android and iOS. Is Microsoft repeating their mistakes of the past with Cortana? We’ll make our case.
May 21, 2015
Episode 21: Corrupt Accomplices | Tech Talk Today 174
Spy agencies target mobile phones, app stores to implant spyware & the extent of the effort is shocking. Linux 4.0 has a EXT4 corruption bug, YouTube brings the fight to Twitch & Netflix has some big updates. Then we have a Kickstarter of the week to help you men lucid dream, the penis way.
May 20, 2015
Episode 20: Browser Pirates | Tech Talk Today 173
Another major flaw in consumer routers needs patched ASAP, the tech of sending messages via tone comes to Chrome & Popcorn Hour lands in your web browser, but there's a major catch.
May 19, 2015
Episode 19: Chris Needs a Vacation | Tech Talk Today 172
Today after conquering the technical challenges monster that spent the night in the studio, Chris and the Mumble room reflect on life's larger tech woes.
May 14, 2015
Episode 18: Windows 10 Bureaucrat Edition | Tech Talk Today 171
Microsoft announces seven version of Windows 10, Google updates Fit with more features & Wolfram claims they can identify any picture, so we put it to the test! Plus Bill Nye the Science guy is also the Planetary Guy. We discuss his ambitious new Kickstarter.
May 13, 2015
Episode 17: Venomous Snakeoil | Tech Talk Today 170
Venom is claimed to be the new Heartbleed threatening datacenters around the world but is it legit? The new 4k Blu-Ray spec is revealed & the YotaPhone 2 with an E-ink display back is coming to a country near you!
May 12, 2015
Episode 16: Hangouts On The Record | Tech Talk Today 169
Verizon has bought AOL in a big media push by the telco giant. Google’s self driving cars drive 1.7M miles & get in 11 wrecks… But there is a twist! Plus Ubuntu, GE & Microsoft team of for Network connect fridges & more!
May 7, 2015
Episode 15: M is for Monopoly | Tech Talk Today 168
A WordPress flaw in the wild is under attack & Microsoft releases more software for Linux. Plus a sneak peak at Google I/O & what new features might land in Android M.
May 6, 2015
Episode 14: Okay "NSA", I'm Listening… | Tech Talk Today 167
Oculus VR gets a ship date and we discuss the devices about to hit market. Reddit gets into creating its own content & the NSA brags about transcribing your phone calls. Plus replacing Plex with Kodi, the burdens of a hand model & much more!
May 5, 2015
Episode 13: Hostile Music Takeover | Tech Talk Today 166
Apple is reportedly attempting to kill free streaming music but the story stinks of a hit piece. GOG launches their steam competitor to the public & CoreOS ups the container game. Plus Chris reviews Hello’s Sense sleep tracking device. Can it unlock the secrets of a good sleep?
Apr 29, 2015
Episode 12: Microsoft BUILDs for Linux | Tech Talk Today 165
Live commentary of Microsoft's Build 2015 conference, as they deploy applications on Docker & blow our minds with their new Linux desktop app! Plus Google Now just got better & Ubuntu goes back to the desktop!
Apr 28, 2015
Episode 11: Uber Eats The Competition | Tech Talk Today 164
Apple sells 61 million iPhones in a quarter, Uber announces a food delivery service & it looks like the Nexus 7 is officially dead! Plus the Steam Mod controversy gets swift action, your feedback & more!
Apr 24, 2015
Episode 10: A Comcastic Collapse | Tech Talk Today 163
Down to the wire & nothing left to lose, we rebuild our live stream rig for the weekends big event & share the story of technical woes we’ve had to conquer. Plus the Comcast merger falls flat, no upgrades for Apple Watch & more!
Apr 23, 2015
Episode 9: Apple's Pebble Prejudice | Tech Talk Today 162
Google's has launched 'Project Fi', a new MVNO. We debate whether the merits of the service. Plus Iran exaggerations, a new cybersecurity bill, apple rejecting pebble, dropbox notes & more!
Apr 22, 2015
Episode 8: Google Wireless All The Things | Tech Talk Today 161
The rumors around Google’s own wireless services are on fire, we speculate on Google’s possible path to world domination one mobile at a time. Plus the trouble with rooting your Galaxy device & why we’re trying to sell a MacBook Pro like its hot!
Apr 21, 2015
Episode 7: IPv6 The Road Never Taken | Tech Talk Today 160
Chris and Noah argue over the practicality of IPv6 & if it will ever take off. Plus the big player that just got into Cyber security, Stingray’s big Baltimore outing & the big Google algorithm change this week.
Apr 17, 2015
Episode 6: Nano Diet Windows | Tech Talk Today 159
In Microsoft’s attempt to capitalize on container excitement they be rushing to ship a subpar product. We’ll discuss the possible weakness of Windows Server’s Docker implementation. Plus new interesting details turned up by the Sony Hack, a tip of that hat to John Siracusa’s OS X reviews & more!
Apr 16, 2015
Episode 5: Microsoft Bumps, Bruises & Bribes | Tech Talk Today 158
Microsoft suffers a few major set back today & one rather important win. We’ll break it all down and talk about the long-term impact. Plus Google and the EU get into a tussle & Ikea has the solution to your power hungry smart device.
Apr 14, 2015
Episode 4: Google "Watch" Me | Tech Talk Today 157
Google Wireless rumors are getting hot, with interesting details leaking out. Apple Watch outsells Android Wear in a day & the long-term reason Android Wear might be the better bet. Plus some good Bitcoin news & much more!
Apr 9, 2015
Episode 3: $10 Cat Videos | Tech Talk Today 156
YouTube is preparing a monthly subscription service with no ads & other perks. But is the Internet ready to pay for YouTube content? Our panel is skeptical. LinkedIn buys Lynda & their plans leave us a bit creeped out. Plus why Samsung is teetering on the edge of something huge.
Apr 8, 2015
Episode 2: The Forced Touchables | Tech Talk Today 155
Apple Watch reviews are hitting the web & we’ll give you a quick meta-roundup of the Internet’s opinion of Apple’s new wearable. Plus the Android App that truly saves battery life, Popcorn Time expands & more!
Apr 7, 2015
Episode 1: Bitcoin Recession | Tech Talk Today 154
Is the Bitcoin Foundation about to collapse or is the situation a bit overblown? We’ll discuss. OnLive finally gets a shutdown date & John Oliver helps refocus the surveillance debate. Plus what we suspect is behind the elementary OS countdown clock!