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Tech Talk Today 280
May 24 • 28 min
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…
Tech Talk Today 279
May 17 • 24 min
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…
Tech Talk Today 278
May 14 • 22 min
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!Sponsored By:Digital Ocean: Smash our promo code heresthething after you…
Tech Talk Today 277
May 10 • 38 min
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…
Tech Talk Today 276
May 7 • 28 min
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!Sponsored By:Digital Ocean: Smash our promo code heresthething after you create an…
Tech Talk Today 275
May 3 • 32 min
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…
Tech Talk Today 274
Apr 23 • 26 min
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…
Tech Talk Today 273
Apr 19 • 23 min
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.…
Tech Talk Today 272
Apr 19 • 31 min
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…
Tech Talk Today 271
Apr 16 • 25 min
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!Sponsored By:Ting: Take $25 off a…
270: Season of Change
Mar 26 • 27 min
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…
269: The Slice Age
Mar 23 • 33 min
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,…
268: Unethical Data Experiment
Mar 19 • 23 min
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…
267: Google - Conspiracy Fighter
Mar 11 • 30 min
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…
266: Their Ubuntu Breakup
Mar 8 • 10 min
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…
265: The California Shakes
Mar 7 • 12 min
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.Sponsored By:Ting: Take…
264: Parking Lot Podcaster
Mar 5 • 9 min
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.Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Sign up with a free 7 day trial when you visit:…
263: Amazon’s Plan for World Domination
Mar 1 • 16 min
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.Sponsored By:Digital…
262: Can We Get This Right?
Feb 26 • 18 min
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…
261: The Launch
Feb 19 • 20 min
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.…
260: Your Personal Google Stalker | TTT 260
Sep 19, 2016 • 29 min
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…
259: Satisfy your Fidgeting | TTT 259
Sep 12, 2016 • 35 min
Mario while you eat a hamburger, Note 7’s catching fire, Blue Hydra, a Stingray exposé & Netflix goes to war against data caps.
258: Play Wolfe | TTT 258
Aug 29, 2016 • 45 min
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!
257: Internet for your Things | TTT 257
Aug 22, 2016 • 38 min
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.
256: Air Gap Vulnerability | TTT 256
Aug 15, 2016 • 50 min
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!
255: Firing Up the Data Center | TTT 255
Aug 8, 2016 • 33 min
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!
100: Google Gets Pushy | TTT 254
Aug 1, 2016 • 45 min
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…
99: Farming out Yahoo! | TTT 253
Jul 25, 2016 • 44 min
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!
98: Atomic Memory | TTT 252
Jul 18, 2016 • 25 min
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.
97: Sex, Lies & YouTube | TTT 251
Jul 11, 2016 • 50 min
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!
96: Internet of Knocks | TTT 250
Jun 27, 2016 • 34 min
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!
95: Winning with Lelo Hex | TTT 249
Jun 20, 2016 • 39 min
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!
94: LockedIn | Tech Talk Today 248
Jun 13, 2016 • 43 min
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.
93: Zuckerpunched | TTT 247
Jun 6, 2016 • 37 min
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…
91: Grindr Findr | TTT 245
May 23, 2016 • 29 min
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…
90: Chirping Away at Privacy | TTT 244
May 16, 2016 • 29 min
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…
89: Queso the Mondays | TTT 243
May 9, 2016 • 33 min
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!
88: Bitcoin, I am Your Father | TTT 242
May 3, 2016 • 43 min
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…
87: Encryption gets the Clap | TTT 241
Apr 26, 2016 • 46 min
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!
86: Noah Drones On | TTT 240
Apr 19, 2016 • 38 min
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!
85: Internet of Wine | TTT 239
Apr 12, 2016 • 25 min
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!
84: FBI’s Fruit Basket | TTT 238
Mar 29, 2016 • 32 min
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 &…
83: Syncing in the Rain | TTT 237
Mar 22, 2016 • 30 min
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…
82: Go Go Gaming AI | TTT 236
Mar 15, 2016 • 41 min
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…
81: Garbled Transmission | TTT 235
Mar 8, 2016 • 49 min
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!
80: Copy that Floppy! | TTT 234
Mar 1, 2016 • 29 min
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!
79: The Creepiest Best Thing | TTT 233
Feb 16, 2016 • 32 min
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!
78: Tech Conveniences Today | TTT 232
Feb 9, 2016 • 43 min
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!
77: The Edge of Privacy | TTT 231
Feb 2, 2016 • 31 min
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!
76: Oracle Kiss and Tell | TTT 230
Jan 26, 2016 • 33 min
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!
75: Wolf in Hipster Clothing | TTT 229
Jan 12, 2016 • 40 min
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.
74: Live Long and Floppy | TTT 228
Jan 5, 2016 • 38 min
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!
73: Instahacked & Jailbroken | TTT 227
Dec 18, 2015 • 29 min
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!
72: Toll Free Exploitation | TTT 226
Dec 11, 2015 • 33 min
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…
71: Children of the Chromebook | TTT 225
Dec 4, 2015 • 65 min
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 &…
70: Dell’s Bad Latitude | TTT 224
Nov 24, 2015 • 27 min
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!
69: Faux Use Protection Program | TTT 223
Nov 20, 2015 • 32 min
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…
68: Six Dollar Reboot | TTT 222
Nov 6, 2015 • 55 min
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!
67: Drone Shipping Wars | TTT 221
Oct 27, 2015 • 28 min
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.
66: TalkTalking about Glucosio | TTT 220
Oct 23, 2015 • 44 min
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…
65: Suffering in the Start Menu | TTT 219
Oct 16, 2015 • 40 min
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,…
64: Gridless H4X0R | TTT 218
Oct 13, 2015 • 28 min
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?…
63: LogMeIn to LastPass | TTT 217
Oct 9, 2015 • 24 min
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.
62: Clickity Clack Content Crap | TTT 216
Oct 8, 2015 • 21 min
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!
61: Creeper Cookies | TTT 215
Oct 7, 2015 • 22 min
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.
60: Microsoft’s Surface Gamble | TTT 214
Oct 6, 2015 • 30 min
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 &…
59: Dislike the Like Button | TTT 213
Sep 18, 2015 • 33 min
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!
58: On the Bandwidth Wagon | TTT 212
Sep 15, 2015 • 30 min
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.
57: iPad Crow | TTT 211
Sep 11, 2015 • 26 min
Amazon tries to hide the bad news, Apple has a few big announcements & Chris and the crew have some crow to eat!
56: Speculated Apples | TTT 210
Sep 8, 2015 • 28 min
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!
55: The Madison Bot | TTT 209
Sep 1, 2015 • 18 min
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.
54: Conspiracy Trackpad | TTT 208
Aug 27, 2015 • 24 min
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!
53: Google Now? Maybe Later | TTT 207
Aug 25, 2015 • 23 min
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!
52: Unfaithful Privacy Policies | TTT 206
Aug 21, 2015 • 39 min
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…
51: Happy Little Accidents | TTT 205
Aug 20, 2015 • 14 min
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!
50: Vulkan: The Only Logical API | TTT 204
Aug 11, 2015 • 24 min
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!
49: Nexus Patch Tuesday | TTT 203
Aug 6, 2015 • 13 min
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!
48: Lousy Lollipop Adoption | TTT 202
Aug 5, 2015 • 22 min
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!
47: Pitching a Tent | TTT 201
Aug 4, 2015 • 23 min
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.
46: When Tablets KILL | TTT 200
Jul 31, 2015 • 23 min
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!
45: Androids Go Silent | TTT 199
Jul 30, 2015 • 15 min
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.
44: Get Tracked with Windows 10 | TTT 198
Jul 29, 2015 • 19 min
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 &…
43: EMerging Science | TTT 197
Jul 28, 2015 • 26 min
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…
42: Remember Your Pluto | TTT 196
Jul 10, 2015 • 24 min
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!
41: Logi Bear | TTT 195
Jul 9, 2015 • 19 min
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!
40: Hackception | TTT 194
Jul 7, 2015 • 23 min
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…
39: Reddit Summer Of Drama | TTT 193
Jul 3, 2015 • 25 min
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!
38: Politics of Encryption | TTT 192
Jul 2, 2015 • 34 min
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!
37: Organic Chinese Wifi | TTT 191
Jul 1, 2015 • 20 min
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!
36: Openly Acquired | TTT 190
Jun 30, 2015 • 21 min
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!
35: Holo Promises | Tech Talk Today 189
Jun 25, 2015 • 19 min
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!
34: Agonizing over Adoption | Tech Talk Today 188
Jun 24, 2015 • 24 min
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!
33: Chromium Bugging Bug | Tech Talk Today 187
Jun 23, 2015 • 32 min
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…
32: Tactical Token Takeover | Tech Talk Today 186
Jun 19, 2015 • 21 min
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…
31: DuckDuckGoing Up | Tech Talk Today 185
Jun 18, 2015 • 24 min
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.
30: Comcast’s Next Prey | Tech Talk Today 184
Jun 17, 2015 • 21 min
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!
29: LostPass | Tech Talk Today 183
Jun 16, 2015 • 35 min
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!
28: Embarrassed Einstein | Tech Talk Today 182
Jun 11, 2015 • 13 min
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…
27: Exploited iOS Email | TTT 181
Jun 10, 2015 • 46 min
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…
26: Solar Freaking Tents! | Tech Talk Today 179
Jun 5, 2015 • 27 min
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!
25: PowerSSHell | Tech Talk Today 178
Jun 3, 2015 • 28 min
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.
24: Google’s Creepiness Controls | Tech Talk Today 177
Jun 2, 2015 • 40 min
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.
23: Google’s Tech Tease | Tech Talk Today 176
May 27, 2015 • 35 min
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!
22: Cortana, Bobs Little Sister | Tech Talk Today 175
May 26, 2015 • 34 min
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.
21: Corrupt Accomplices | Tech Talk Today 174
May 21, 2015 • 26 min
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…
20: Browser Pirates | Tech Talk Today 173
May 20, 2015 • 24 min
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.
19: Chris Needs a Vacation | Tech Talk Today 172
May 19, 2015 • 19 min
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.
18: Windows 10 Bureaucrat Edition | Tech Talk Today 171
May 14, 2015 • 25 min
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…
17: Venomous Snakeoil | Tech Talk Today 170
May 13, 2015 • 25 min
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!
16: Hangouts On The Record | Tech Talk Today 169
May 12, 2015 • 22 min
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!
15: M is for Monopoly | Tech Talk Today 168
May 7, 2015 • 10 min
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.
14: Okay “NSA”, I’m Listening… | Tech Talk Today 167
May 6, 2015 • 23 min
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!
13: Hostile Music Takeover | Tech Talk Today 166
May 5, 2015 • 29 min
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…
12: Microsoft BUILDs for Linux | Tech Talk Today 165
Apr 29, 2015 • 29 min
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!
11: Uber Eats The Competition | Tech Talk Today 164
Apr 28, 2015 • 25 min
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!
10: A Comcastic Collapse | Tech Talk Today 163
Apr 24, 2015 • 30 min
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!
9: Apple’s Pebble Prejudice | Tech Talk Today 162
Apr 23, 2015 • 27 min
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!
8: Google Wireless All The Things | Tech Talk Today 161
Apr 22, 2015 • 28 min
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!
7: IPv6 The Road Never Taken | Tech Talk Today 160
Apr 21, 2015 • 32 min
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.
6: Nano Diet Windows | Tech Talk Today 159
Apr 17, 2015 • 14 min
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…
5: Microsoft Bumps, Bruises & Bribes | Tech Talk Today 158
Apr 16, 2015 • 19 min
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.
4: Google “Watch” Me | Tech Talk Today 157
Apr 14, 2015 • 30 min
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!
3: $10 Cat Videos | Tech Talk Today 156
Apr 9, 2015 • 24 min
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…
2: The Forced Touchables | Tech Talk Today 155
Apr 8, 2015 • 16 min
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!
1: Bitcoin Recession | Tech Talk Today 154
Apr 7, 2015 • 25 min
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!