November 26, 2014

TMS 723: Dirt Pie

TMS 723: Dirt Pie

Coming up on TMS: What do people in this country eat on thursday? This week has the BLACKEST of fridays! Game controllers that hurt you when you play. How much are you eating? Why you should be excited about Jurrasic World. Jobs gets Universal treatment. Frozen is the new Barbie. Recommentals! Tom's Tech Time. Your emails and more on this episode of The Morning Stream.

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It’s Spoilerin’ Time Episode 46 – The Shield (313), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

It's Spoilerin' Time Episode 46 – The Shield (313), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Too much is happening in The Shield and why Brian hated Mockingjay.

01:04 – The Shield
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DTNS 2374 – Right to Be Google

DTNS 2374 – Right to Be Google

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comJustin Robert Young on today to talk about the Sony attackers and whether games should be excused for shipping when broken.

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Show Notes

Today’s guest: Justin Robert Young, co-host of Night Attack, Weird Things podcasts

Headlines:

Sources tell Bloomberg Sony is developing a watch with an e-ink-like screen on the face on watchbands. It;s one of the products set to come out of Sony's business creation division set up by CEO Kaz Harai this year to encourage innovation. The division also is developing something called MESH which uses small blocks with sensors, LEDs and buttons to allow rapid prototyping. The watch may come out next year according to Bloomberg's sources.

CNET reports the US Mission to the European Union has made a statement regarding the possibility that the EU would explore breaking up Google under antitrust regulations. The Mission emailed the Wall Street Journal and noted concern with the proposal, saying, “It is important that the process of identifying competitive harms and potential remedies be based on objective and impartial findings and not be politicized." Additionally Ars Technica reports US House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte wrote to European members objecting to the plans as did Senators Ron Wyden and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Reps. Dave Camp and Sander Levin. And a THIRD letter was signed by 12 members of US Congress led by Rep. Anna Eshoo.

But the EU isn't leaving Google alone. BloombergBusinessWeek reports the EU's Article 29 Working Party will publish guidelines this week recommending search engines like Google apply right to be forgotten requests to all versions of its search engine available in Europe, including the .com domain. The group also rebuked Google for notifying news outlets when story links were removed.
The guidelines aren't legally binding, but national regulators can use them to exert pressure on Google to follow them.

Recode reports that Amazon has reduced the price of its Fire Phone to $199 unlocked, a $250 price cut off the already reduced phone. The original unlocked price was $649. Amazon is also including a year of free Amazon Prime which normally costs $99. An Amazon Fire phone on a two year contract? Still 99 cents.

TechCrunch reports the Global Web Index ranks Tumblr as the fastest growing social network with 120% growth in active users over the last six months. Pinterest is second at 11% and Instagram now third at 64%. Facebook is almost flat at 2%. Twitter grew 26%. The news for Facebook is better in growth of mobile app usage. Snapchat is tops at 56% followed by Facebook Messenger and again in third place, Instagram.

Still wondering if stickers is a good business model for messaging apps? Back in April, Japanese instant messaging app Line launched the Creators Market, where its users could make and sell their own stickers- large, sometimes animated emoji. Tech Crunch reports today that Line has sold more than $30 million in stickers from independent creators during the market’s first six months of business. Close to 36 million sticker packs have been bought from the market, from a total base of 270,000 creators.

The Next Web reports Google continues to expand its offering in Cuba. Adding to the previously launched Chrome browser there, Google is launching Google Play and Google Analytics in Cuba today. Both apps have to be free to avoid violating US restrictions on exports to Cuba. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt believes that empowering citizens with information tools is the best way to encourage the country to modernize.

CNET reports Huawei is partnering with South Korean mobile telecommunication companies — SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus — to establish 5G networks. Official standards for 5G havne't been set yet but we're talking speeds around 1000 times faster than LTE by 2020. Huawei is considering building an R&D center in South Korea.

The Verge reports that NASA astronauts aboard the International Space station became the first people to print a 3-D object in space. The printer was installed aboard the ISS last week by NASA commander Barry “Butch” Wilmore, and was used to produce a replacement plastic face-plate for the 3-D printer itself. Because if you’re an astronaut traveling to Mars, you might need to 3-D print another 3-D printer someday. The parts printed will be sent back to earth in 2015 to check difference between manufacturing in space versus earth.

News From You:

habichuelacondulce passes along a Gizmodo report that Google’s new Times Square billboard is very large. The billboard promotes the Android operating system and used 24 million LED megapixels, at a cost of $2.5 million for four weeks. The billboard is interactive. Passerbys can climb up on a platform and play games using a 20 foot Android avatar created by Google’s Androidify website or app.

MacBytes submitted Ben Gilbert's Engadget post form a couple days ago bemoaning the launch problems that seem to come with every major video game these days, Halo Master Chief Collection's online multiplayer fails, Assassin's Creed Unity's frame rate and gameplay bugs etc. Gilbert longs for the day when you could go rent the Bubsy the Bobcat cartridge and play it without issue. Gilbert worries that game manufacturers don't care if games work right out of the box since they'll fix the bugs with patches on day one and beyond.

Discussion Section: Sony hackers

http://www.theverge.com/2014/11/25/7281097/sony-pictures-hackers-say-they-want-equality-worked-with-staff-to-break-in

http://www.csoonline.com/article/2851649/physical-security/hackers-suggest-they-had-physical-access-during-attack-on-sony-pictures.html

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2383278/gop-hackers-brings-sony-pictures-to-its-knees-with-ransom-demand

http://www.reddit.com/r/hacking/comments/2n9zhv/i_used_to_work_for_sony_pictures_my_friend_still/

Pick of the Day: Shuttle via Scott Foster

Hey Tom,

Love the show! I am a web developer constantly connecting to different servers to update configuration files, read logs, or just make sure certain services are running. Also we have many different versions of our code (production, staging, testing) and keeping track of ip addresses and username/passwords can be tough, until I found shuttle ( http://fitztrev.github.io/shuttle/ ).

This is a Mac only program that sits in the menubar and allows you to group servers, name them, and have different parameters when connecting to them. It has made things so much easier. Also all the code is on github so you can see how it works and contribute to the code if you’d like.

Thanks Tom!

Plug of the day:  If you were one of those people asking about a DTNS coffee mug you can get one now in the new DTNS store. And David Michael already started a sale from 12:01am on Friday until midnight Monday.

dtns.bigcartel.com
DTNSBF2014 – 10% off total order.

Future Shows: No show Thursday, because it’s Thanksgiving in the US.

Possibly a headlines only show Friday.

Monday’s guest: Rafe Needleman of Yahoo Tech

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SMRPodcast #234: The Loosest Show Ever

SMRPodcast #234: The Loosest Show Ever

SMRpodcast episode #234 has been recored, is online, and ready for download. We’ve got a full crew this week, but, less Robb’s janky internet connection, there really wasn’t a lot of tech news to talk about.  Needless to say, this show was probably looser than many of our CWB episodes.

What we talked about this week:

  • Rod got the biggest snowblower at Lowe’s… Chris got a battery powered snow blower.
  • Odell Beckham makes arguably the greatest touchdown catch in the history of the NFL.
  • Uber’s Emil Michael’s comments may not have been as bad as previously reported.
  • We ponder if the connect is essentially dead tech as far as games go.

 

This weeks picks

  • Windows Phone Keyboard tip — Chris Ashley
  • Hootsuite:  Social media management service — Robb Dunewood
  • Duolingo:  Free language learning app — Rod Simmons

 

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November 25, 2014

DTNS 2373 – Google is Being Replaced

DTNS 2373 – Google is Being Replaced

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comPatrick Beja joins us to discuss the Pew Research estimate of Web IQ and see how our own compares. Are you smarter than the rest of the Net? or Web? Do you know the difference?

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Episode 165, “Clip 8″

Episode 165, "Clip 8″

Show #165 – Clip 8

News

THANK YOU FOR THE DONATION – Chris H.

Next Generation Pop Vinyls from Funko http://bit.ly/1yz8XA6

TNG Seasons 1-6 on sale $20-$32!!!

Preorder Now: Kate Mulgrew’s memoir “Born With Teeth,” coming April 2015

http://filmadelphia.org/events/trek35/

Ten Forward:

Chris on Twitter: What do u think about the Galaxy class ships designed to have families onboard? Isn’t space to dangerous for that?

Star Trek in pop culture:

Sent in by Mystery Science Theater 3000 right before they watch the terrible movie "Laserblast".

(Clip: 00:23)

Episode insight: TNG, S5: Power Play

Character insight – Michael Eddington

Subspace communications

Ken P.

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TMS 722: Cheat Week

TMS 722: Cheat Week

Coming up on TMS: It's the bum scope for me! What can you make with weed this holiday season? Mars Skull is NOT A SKULL! Episode 7 teaser to be shown all over the country this weekend. 5 things Katy Perry needs to do a the Superbowl. Fitness Geek! Your emails and more on this episode of The Morning Stream.

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November 24, 2014

#55 The Angry Chicken: "Mech-Bear-Dills!"

#55 The Angry Chicken: "Mech-Bear-Dills!"

On The Angry Chicken episode 55, Goblins vs Gnomes cards continue to be previewed at a rapid pace. The TAC crew takes a look at five of these new cards and how Spare Parts work into Hearthstone's first expansion. Also this week, Polygon posted a great email from Dustin Browder to Eric Dodds during Hearthstone's development, Dills taught us how to play Druid like Firebat, listener Andrew had one hell of a crazy game, and more emails about Arena rewards post-GvG launch than you can handle! You can support The Angry Chicken by going to http://ww.patreon.com/tac. Follow us on http://Twitch.tv/amovetv and subscribe to the Amove Youtube at http://Youtube.com/starcastshow. You can email the show at TACpodcast@gmail.com.   The Angry Chicken #55 - Show Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12QyjmC7CNDoO9R2R4RsSuxS-pitAu4tb6ryUL0ktIhs/pub Download TAC #55 Permalink

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Cordkillers Ep. 46 – Cultural CliffsNotes

Cordkillers Ep. 46 – Cultural CliffsNotes

Dana Brunetti joins us and talks about his cord-cutting experience and whether Nielsen rating Netflix and Amazon is a good idea.

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Wood Talk #206 – We’re Thankful

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