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.Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Sign up with a free 7 day trial when you visit: linuxacademy.com/unpluggedDigital Ocean: Smash our promo code heresthething after you create an account, and get a credit on us! Promo Code: heresthethingLinks:Apple is going to ruin cops’ favorite tool for breaking into iPhones – BGRA hacker figured out how to brute force iPhone passcodesU.S. Supreme Court Bolsters Mobile-Phone Privacy Rights - BloombergGoogle sends out referral codes for 15% off Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XLDriver charged, speed a factor in Hamilton Mountain crash Happy FreeBSD Day! BSDNow Celebrates FreeBSD at 25Details about the office affair that led to Intel CEO resignationLarrabee GPU designer is joining Intel’s graphics team under Raja KoduriLarrabee (microarchitecture) - Wikipedia
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.Sponsored By:Ting: Take $25 off a device, or earn $25 in service credits if you bring a compatible one! Promo Code: Visit LAS.ting.comLinks:Mnuchin on Google and tech monopolies — Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Monday joined the growing chorus of government officials concerned about tech monopolies.
His comments come on the heels of a "60 Minutes" segment on Google's unparalleled market share in online search.Google sued for 'clandestine tracking' of 4.4m UK iPhone users' browsing data | Technology | The Guardian — The collective action is being led by former Which? director Richard Lloyd over claims Google bypassed the privacy settings of Apple’s Safari browser on iPhones between August 2011 and February 2012 in order to divide people into categories for advertisers.Google’s The Selfish Ledger (leaked internal video) - YouTubeYouTube Music launches Tuesday; YouTube Red will be replaced by YouTube Premium, which will cost more. — You’re now going to have to pay $12 a month instead of $10 a month.How 2 Million People Loved MoviePass Nearly to Death — It works if enough people sign up and literally forget they have the subscriptionNetflix's DVD.Com Business Is Still Profitable — The company’s DVD.com DVD rental business has 3 million subscribers and generated a whopping $56 million in profit on just $99 million in revenue during the first quarter, CNBC is reporting. IBM warns of instant breaking of encryption by quantum computers: 'Move your data today' — Quantum computers will be able to instantly break the encryption of sensitive data protected by today's strongest security, warns the head of IBM Research.How it Works: Quantum Computing - YouTubeMarsVR - Virtual Reality Platform To Support Exploring Mars by The Mars Society — Kickstarter
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.Sponsored By:Linux Academy: Sign up with a free 7 day trial when you visit: linuxacademy.com/unpluggedLinks:Senate votes to overturn Ajit Pai’s net neutrality repeal | Ars Technica — Senate defies "armies of lobbyists," but House may help FCC kill net neutrality.US cell carriers are selling access to your real-time phone location data — Kevin Bankston, director of New America's Open Technology Institute, explained in a phone call that the Electronic Communications Privacy Act only restricts telecom companies from disclosing data to the government. It doesn't restrict disclosure to other companies, who then may disclose that same data to the government.OnePlus 6 specifications: More expensive, more swagger | Android Central — The OnePlus 6 now comes in three storage sizes, with a new 256GB option (paired with 8GB of RAM and only available in Midnight Black) pushing the phone above $600 for the first time.This Guy Heated Bath Water With Bitcoin Mining and It Worked Too Well — "Lee" used cryptocurrency mining ASICs to heat his bath, which turned the temperature up to 122 Fahrenheit.Entire Nest ecosystem of smart home devices goes offline — Works with Nest... usuallyThe First Handheld Sound Camera for Everyone by SOUNDCAM — Kickstarter — Experience seeing sound. This camera images sound sources - it's like having six senses.
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 create an account, and get a credit on us! Promo Code: heresthethingLinks:Critical PGP and S/MIME bugs can reveal encrypted emails—uninstall now [Updated] | Ars Technica — The Electronic Frontier Foundation. It said: “EFF has been in communication with the research team, and can confirm that these vulnerabilities pose an immediate risk to those using these tools for email communication, including the potential exposure of the contents of past messages.”EFAILWi-Fi Alliance’s Wi-Fi EasyMesh certification aims to standardize mesh networks | PCWorld — The new certification program will ensure that wireless mesh network routers, gateways, and access points from different manufacturers will all work together.Google Employees Resign in Protest Against Pentagon Contract — Now, about a dozen Google employees are resigning in protest over the company’s continued involvement in Maven.Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple takes different path on privacy — Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a commencement speech at Duke University that Apple rejects the notion that getting the most out of technology means trading away your right to privacy. BitTorrent Inc. Changed Its Name to Rainberry — BitTorrent is without a doubt one of the more recognizable technology brands of the century. It, therefore, comes a surprise that BitTorrent Inc. has changed its name to Rainberry. According to the company, it's strictly a "corporate decision," but a more detailed motivation is lacking.Nintendo brings NES Classic back to stores in June — For those of you who didn't pick up the NES Classic first time round, it's being reissued and will be available in stores June 29.