July 29, 2014

DTNS 2288 – EA Access Your Wallet

DTNS 2288 – EA Access Your Wallet

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comScott Johnson joins me to talk about EA’s new all-you-can-eat-of-what-they’ll-serve-you gaming service as well as Microsoft’s rumored selfie phone.



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Show Notes

Today’s guest:  Scott Johnson of the Frogpants Network


TechCrunch reports Facebook is getting rid of messaging in the main Facebook app for iPhone and Android and will force users to download the separate "Messenger" app if they want to chat. This is nothing new to European users who were the guinea pigs for the requirement back in April. Mobile web, iPad, feature phone, Windows Phone, Paper, and desktop users can still message like before, for now. Facebook believes the move will make both the Facebook and Messenger apps better.

The Next Web reports EA announced a new subscription service for the Xbox One today. For $5 a month or $30 a year members of EA Access can play older titles from the EA vault and get free access to new titles up to 5 days before release. After the release you'll still have to buy the game, but you get a 10% discount on all EA titles and DLC in the Xbox store. PLus if you played early and buy the game any progress you amde carries over. Selected users are participating in a beta, but EA promises to take everyone's money soon. 

Is this good news or bad news for those hopeful of new MacBook pros this autumn? The Next Web reports Apple has done a minor refresh of the MacBook Pros with retina displays. The 13-inch starter model comes with a 2.6 GHz Core i5 processor and 8GB of memory. The entry-level 15-inch MacBook Pro now starts with a 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 chip and 16GB of memory.

ZDNet reports BlackBerry said Tuesday it will acquire German mobile security company Secusmart. The two companies have partnered since 2009. Secusmart makes popular anti-eavesdropping product. Or at least its become popular with Chanellor Merkel. The Secusmart Security Card contains the NXP SmartMX P5CT072 crypto-controller with a PKI coprocessor for authentication as well as a high-speed coprocessor that encrypts voice and data communication using 128 bit AES. All of that integrated into the micro-SD card.

Does the App boom smell like it's ending? Bear with me. In 1999 what's big Websites Along came DigiScents which made a device called iSmell, I KID YOU NOT, that would allow web pages to emit odor. Within two years, dot-coms were bust. In 2005 AJAX, XML Web 2.0 was all the reage. Everyone's Rubies were starting to ride Rails. And researchers from the University of Huelva developed XML Smell, a protocol of XML that could transmit smells. Within two years smartphones had wiped Web 2.0 out of our minds. Today with the app universe going strong, Vapor Communications is promoting an Indiegogo campaign for the iPhone. A device to let people send and receive scented messages. Woe betide its funding and the decline of the appiverse.

TechCrunch reports Twitter reported revenue of $312 Million and earnings per share of two copper pennies. The street expected Twitter to lose the one pennie it did have on revenue of only 283.07 million Twitter allegedly said "TAKE THAT STREET WHAT DO YOU KNOW!" although that is unconfirmed. Twitter reported that it has 271 million monthly active users, up from its 255 million tally in the first quarter of 2014. That's up 24%, year-over-year. Twitter's monthly mobile user count was also up, to 211 million, a gain of 29%.

News From You

KAPT_Kipper submitted the Ars Technica report that researchers at Bluebox Security have discovered a hack that allows any malicious app to masquerade as an app with special privileges. The vulnerability has existed since Android 2.1 in early 2010. Apps like Google Wallet and Adobe Flash are allowed to act with other apps in ways the Android sandbox usually prevents. While Android checks the apps ID it does not verify the validity of cryptographic certificates that accompany it. Cleverly made forgeries can therefore get the same special access to private information and device settings. Bluebox calls the vulnerability “Fake ID”. Google has been informed of the vulnerability and say they've issued a patch. Bluebox CTO Jeff Forristal will present more details on the vulnerability at Black Hat next week. 

metalfreak posted the PC World article noting the announcement over the weekend that Quantum Mechanix and Spark Plug Games will have the original cast of Firefly do the voicework for their upcoming Firefly game. Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, Sean Maher, and Ron Glass have already recorded their bits. Jewel Staite, Gina Torres, and Summer Glau will be in the studio soon. The game will come to iOS, Android, PC and Mac in Spring 2015.

spsheridan pointed us to a Wired UK article that researchers from the University of Michigan and New York University have been simulating wet information storage techniques which uses clusters of nanoparticles suspended in liquid. Working a bit like a rubik's cube, clusters of particles can reconfigure to represent different storage states. A 12-particle cluster can have almost 8 million states. That means a teaspoon of the stuff could store a Terabyte! All you have to do is use your scanning tunnelling microscope to read the data!

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Pick of the Day:  ProClip via Kevin Klecker

Kevin Klecker has our pick of the day! My commute averages about an hour each way, and it would be much more torturous if I didn’t have The Daily Tech News Show to keep me informed and entertained. I always want my podcasts, music, and Waze at my fingertips, I never knew where to keep my phone until I stumbled onto ProClip.

ProClip offers vehicle mounting solutions for all of your tech and gadgetry. ProClip is a 2-piece solution. It consists of a custom base that is engineered to fit your specific vehicle (You can choose one of several mounting locations. This is paired with either a universal/adjustable mount or custom mount which is engineered for your device (phones, tablets, 2 way radios, GPS units, etc). They have mounts to fit a large variety of device (iPhones, iPads, Galaxy series, heck….even my Windows Phone 8 Device). Most have the option to include a hardwired charger, or a cigarette lighter adapters to automatically charge your device while docked. They are fairly easy to install (usually lock into vents or molding), and have always seemed sturdy. Since the system is 2 pieces, it is easy to replace the base if you get a new vehicle – or the mount if you get a new device. My wife and I will be customers for life!

Wednesday’s guest: Lamarr Wilson of all the funny.  And also Mashable.

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4Episode: http://archive.org/download/DTNS20140729/DTNS20140729.mp3

Episode 149, “Medibabble”

Episode 149, "Medibabble"

Alexander Siddig cast on Game of Thrones.
thinkgeek.com borg cube minifridge

Ten Forward:
Chris on Twitter: Who do u think has the most annoying scream in Trek? My vote: Chekov.

Star Trek in pop culture:
Zodiac (2007)

Episode insight: VOY: Flashback

Character insight – Shin’zon

Subspace communications

Ken P.

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4Episode: http://media.libsyn.com/media/worldofwarcast/ThisWeekinTrekEpisode149.mp3

TMS 648: What have we here

TMS 648: What have we here

Coming up on TMS: Walmart is making you eat something really horrible. 25 of the most healthy cities! Farting on France is a real thing! One Direction goes another direction. George RR Martin has things to say about South Park. Fitness Geek! Jury Duty and more on this episode of The Morning Stream.

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Ladies of Leet Ep 110: It’s Destiny

Ladies of Leet Ep 110: It's Destiny

This week the ladies are playing Destiny Beta, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Valiant Hearts: The Great War, Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 4 and Killer is Dead.

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4Episode: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ladiesofleet/~5/IFXluJymCbI/Ladies%20of%20Leet%20Ep%20110_%20It%27s%20Destiny.mp3

#33 A-move Radio: "It is Your Destiny"

#33 A-move Radio: "It is Your Destiny"

On this week's episode of A-move Radio, Garrett's back from being sick/vacation, Kyle's back from The International, and Ben's back from playing some Destiny. Well Garrett played Destiny too, and there was some Hearthstone talk, as well as Korra, but that doesn't make as snappy a summary.

Email us at Amovetv@gmail.com or tweet at us @Amovetv.

Download AMR #33

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July 28, 2014

#39 - The Angry Chicken: "Arachnophobia"

#39 - The Angry Chicken: "Arachnophobia"

On this episode of TAC, the Curse of Naxxramas is upon us. The Arachnid Quarter has opened, three bosses await our challenge, and six new cards have been unleashed into the meta. We dive deep into the first quarter of the new Hearthstone adventure and review all six new cards, discuss the latest patch, the shifting meta, and take your emails! You can support The Angry Chicken by going to www.patreon.com/tac. Follow us on Twitch.tv/amovetv and subscribe to the Amove Youtube at Youtube.com/starcastshow. You can email the show at TACpodcast@gmail.com. The Angry Chicken #39 - Show Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xGH0sgEFUqQ2xsYT26csxCETJR1tmpBM4l3ZwnUBwSQ/pub Download TAC #39

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4Episode: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/theangrychicken/~5/QRnjEuFK24I/tac-episode_39.mp3

Wood Talk #192 – The Vanderlist Method

Easy durable finishes, automation distancing us from our craft, and how to perform a ritual bloodletting with your chisels

Episode: http://traffic.libsyn.com/woodtalk/WT_192.mp3

DTNS 2287 – Spain enforces its right to be forgotten

Pelle Eklund is on the show to chat about Spain charging to link to things on the Internet and NHL Refs getting sent off for Twittering.


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Show Notes

Today’s guest: Eklund of hockeybuzz.com

News From You
Discussion Section:

Pick of the Day: canistream.it

Our pick of the day comes from Julio M. Romero a fellow cordcutter: “I don’t know if you have already heard about this app/website/service is called canistream.It and is just that, a service that let’s you find out if that movie or show episode is available for streaming legally in different services iTunes, Amazon, play store, Netflix and some others. It even tells you prices so you can check which one is better for your wallet. The site is available as an app in the Apple & Android stores as well as the Windows Marketplace AND as a chrome extension. JMR

Tuesday’s guest: Scott Johnson

TMS 647: We put the Coma in Coma-Con

Coming up on TMS: I saw some grim things at Cherry Hill. Stephen tells us that San Diego tells Salt Lake City to CEASE AND DESIST! Comixology goes DRM free! We get a good look at Wonder Woman. Can we talk about that Mad Max trailer? Star Trek meets the APES! Starwars in comics again and all is well. Our first video game segment with Veronica Belmont! Your emails and more on this episode of The Morning Stream.

Episode: http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/160660911-scott-johnson-27-morningstream-07-28-2014.mp3

Episode 93: Big Announcement – Live On Alpha Geek Radio

Alpha Geek Radio News - Starting August 1st we will be live streaming on Alpha Geek Radio!!!

Featured - Store - Check out our Amazon Store for great Gear for your iPhone

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Use hashtag #TinyShutter to get your photo featured as a TinyShutter 'Post Picture of the Week'.

Focus Points - Marc, Matt, and Joe like Alpha Geek Radio

Episode: http://media.blubrry.com/tinyshutter/www.tinyshutter.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/TS-Episode-93.mp3