July 28, 2014

DTNS 2287 – Spain enforces its right to be forgotten

DTNS 2287 – Spain enforces its right to be forgotten

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comPelle 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

Headlines

GigaOm compiles reports from Reuters and the South China Morning Post that Microsoft offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu have been visited by authorities. The State Administration for Industry and Commerce is investigating the company. Chinese authorities banned government institutions from using Windows 8 in late May. Microsoft said Monday the company is "happy to answer the government's questions."

TechCrunch reports the European Commission has given Apple permission to acquire Beats Electronics. The approval was predicated partly on the fact that beats has a very small marketshare in Europe for both headphones and digital music. Apple still needs approval in the SU which it is expected to get. Then it can take on Bose which is suing Beats for patent infringement. And come on, you know Apple lawyers love a good patent infringement case, amiright?

Mozilla chair Mitchell Baker announced Monday that interim CEO Chris Beard has been appointed permanently as CEO of Mozilla Corporation. Beard joined Mozilla in 2004, left for Greylock Partners in July 2013 and re-joined Mozilla in April of this year when CEO Brendan Eich was removed in controversy over his support of Proposition 8 in California. 

The Verge reports OKCupid co-founder Christian Rudder has admitted that his site experimented on users as well. In one of three described experiments, users were told they were good matches for people they were bad matches for in order to measure the change int he rate of correspondence. Being told you were a good or bad match did have an impact but did not fully offset the calculated compatibility. Users were informed after the fact that they were part of the experiment. 

The Verge reports that most Hilton-owned hotels worldwide plan to allow customers to use a smartphone to unlock their rooms by the end of 2016. Hilton also plans to allow guests to check themselves in and choose their own room locations.

News From You

ayserk56 posted the Engadget story that researchers at Stanford have developed a new lithium battery that uses a nanoscopic carbon shield to allow for denser more efficient lithium use in a batteries anode, the part that discharges electrons. The result is a battery that lasts considerably longer, won’t decay quickly and remains relatively safe. They estimate the battery could get 2-3 times the life of current cell phone batteries. 

spsheridan sent along the ReCode report that Apple is close to buying Swell, an app that plays podcasts and other talk shows in a Pandora style, that surfaced shows adapted to the listeners tastes. Swell will apparently be shut down this week.

metalfreak pointed out the OS News story that Trend Micro's report that Android is populated with many fake apps, half of which are malware, turns out to be an exaggeration. Techrepublic and Android Police both uncovered that Trend Micro's promotion of their report didn't work very hard to make clear that the fake apps in question did not exist in the Google Play store but had to be side-loaded, meaning a user had to ignore and disable security warnings to make the apps work.

KAPT_Kipper posted the Verge article that Amazon appears to be going after Square. 9to5 Mac showed off internal documents from Staples indicating an "Amazon Card Reader" will arrive on store shelves August 12 for $9.95 right next to Square and Staples' own payments dongle.

geewhipped submitted the Vice article detailing disclosures that reveal 3 US FISA Court Judges own Verizon stock, two purchasing it within the last year. That includes Judge James Zagel who signed off on a government request to renew ongoing metadata collection in June. 

And Ek sent us a report from Scouting the Refs.com detailing the rise and fall of NHL official Tim Peel's Twitter account. Turned out Mr. Peel was excited to reach out to fans and put a human face on Referees, but he hadn't read the rules closely. The NHL-NHLOA Collective Bargaining Agreement forbids officials from having have social media accounts. His time on Twitter was brief but burned brightly. We will miss you @TimTpeel

Discussion Section:

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140728/06561628035/spain-likely-to-pass-google-tax-makes-paying-news-snippets-inalienable-right-new-bureaucracy-to-collect-it.shtml

https://medium.com/@JulioAlonso/the-story-of-spains-google-tax-5434d746df48

http://www.meneame.net/

http://coalicionprointernet.com/?page_id=7#APOYOS

http://qz.com/241005/nobody-seems-quite-sure-how-spains-new-google-tax-will-work/

http://www.xataka.com/otros/el-gobierno-aclara-que-las-redes-sociales-no-pagaran-canon-aede-aunque-el-texto-de-la-ley-no-lo-indica?_ga=1.68851857.1477832429.1402335428

http://variety.com/2014/digital/news/spains-launches-google-tax-attacks-piracy-linking-sites-1201105933/

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 

3Episode: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/DailyTechNewsShow/~3/rnfU79rOblY/

4Episode: http://archive.org/download/DTNS20140728/DTNS20140728.mp3

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!!!

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

Episode 22: Actually Really Good

This week, Brett Rounsaville returns to talk about minor league wrestling, poorly run hotels, his new iOS game and then he competes in the Startup Spelling Bee.




Episode: http://captain.nightattack.tv/downloads/NA022/NAA_022.mp3

Comics Coast To Coast #208 – The Saturday Morning Special

Download file | Duration: 46:42 | Size: 43.39M

Brian Dunaway, Matthew Ducharme and Joel Duggan  go all nostalgic for Saturday Mornings of our childhoods.

Show Notes:
On this special episode of Comics Coast To Coast, we discuss our memories of  Saturday Mornings from sugary cereal, over the top cartoons to being kings of the house!
It’s The Saturday Morning Special!
Share you favorite moments, TV Shows or food from your childhood in the comments below!

Episode: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ComicsCoastToCoast/~5/-RkBBUFxep8/CC2C-208-The-Saturday-Morning-Special.mp3

July 27, 2014

Casually Hardcore Episode 279 - Amazonian Armor

Lots and lots of discussion of topics from San Diego Comic Con

Show notes and Research Thread available here: http://media.alphageekradio.com/community/index.php?board=40.0




Episode: http://media.blubrry.com/casuallyhardcore/media.alphageekradio.com/episodes/casuallyhardcore/agr-ch-07-27-14.mp3

Cordkillers Ep. 30 – Let’s Speculate Irresponsibly

What the Nerdist thinks of YouTube these days, the best trailers from ComicCon and Google may still have bought Twitch.






Episode: http://archive.org/download/CordkillersEp30/CordkillersEp30.mp3

The Geek I/O Show: Episode 72 - Can’t put Darth Vader in my Pants

This week on the Geek I/O Show, we were joined by the best 60 second song writer on the internet, Ali Spagnola!  We basked in the shadow of her awesomeness, but made no effort to hide our shame.
We discussed Ali's long list of rad web projects, the most Googled song, that Fandango gig, Budlong's new tablet, CJ's early birthday goodies, the small things that make you big things, free music for your film project, Fire Emblem on the 3DS, being beaned with a girl, putting cracks in your cards, bears versus gators, Rio is great, Twin Peaks may be great, Deamon was alright, what a "northern flicker" is, founding fauxhawks, the Surface 3 impresses CJ, and sexy Chewbacca!  Plus!  Dragon*Con is on the horizon!
Join us on Geek I/O, won't you?  Shwood would.

Episode: http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/geekionetwork.squarespace.com/storage/The%20Geek%20IO%20Show%20-%20Episode%2072v2%2064Kbps.mp3

July 26, 2014

#481 RadioShack Bluetooth Cassette Adapter, Whole Disk Encryption & Sleep, Tips on Composition, Clarify 2, Ministry of Silly Walks, Doodle & Photographing at Dusk

Bart Busschots from the Let's Talk podcasts guest-hosts this week's show. Bart starts with a short tribute to a co-worker and friend who passed away unexpectedly last weekend, Liam Burbridge. Next we have a review of the RadioShack Bluetooth Cassette Adapter submitted by Steve Davidson, then Bart answers a Dumb Question about Whole Disk Encryption which Steve also sent in. After that Konrad Dwojak gives us some tips for composing interesting landscape photos, before Allison briefly interrupts with the good news that Clarify 2 has been released. Bart then returns with a review of the fun but utterly silly Monty Python's Ministry of Silly Walks app for iOS & Android, before Allison makes another guest appearance to share her love of Doodle with us. Finally Bart is joined by Mark Pouley of Twin Lakes Images for a Chit Chat Across the Pond segment all about capturing the lovely light at dusk (or dawn).

Episode: http://media.blubrry.com/nosillacast/traffic.libsyn.com/nosillacast/NC_2014_07_26.mp3

July 25, 2014

DTNS 2286 – The Kicked My Glass Out of the Trailer

Scott Sigler joins the show to talk about Comic-Con and the unholy merging of tech, nerds and the entertainment industry.

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Show Notes

Today’s guest: Scott Sigler, author and podcaster

Headlines
News From You:
  • KAPT_Kipper submitted the Ars Technica story that Wikipedia has imposed a 10-day ban on the IP address connected to the US House of Representatives. A series of edits described as "disruptive" were revealed on the Twitter account @congressedits that tracks edits made from Congress IP addresses. The account bans all anonymous edits from the IP which affects thousands of staffers. House staffers could make a Wikipedia account, which would allow them to continue editing.
  • the_big_endian posted the Verge report that Comixology is making DRM-free backups of purchased comics available for some of its catalog. Some publishers have not agreed to remove DRM, and comics from those publishers will not be available. However those that are can be downloaded from the “My Books” section of Comixology’s site as PDF and CBZ files. posted the Verge report that Comixology is making DRM-free backups of purchased comics available for some of its catalog. Some publishers have not agreed to remove DRM, and comics from those publishers will not be available. However those that are can be downloaded from the “My Books” section of Comixology’s site as PDF and CBZ files.
Discussion Section:

Pick of the Day: Waze

Monday’s guest: Eklund of hockeybuzz.com