Archive for August, 2014
TOPIC: Can you believe it? More – yes MORE security issues with Jewel and SuperValu experiencing a breach. So what can you do? And should companies be allowed to keep collecting data that can be stolen like this? Dave and Mike weigh in and let you know what we think this week!
We also pick up a hitchhiking robot, watch two shows at once without cable, bemoan the loss of the big screen, wonder if we really need to flag things with the [satire] tag, and more with our good friend Jay Garmon, who also asks us this:
What is the biggest botnet ever detected, and what is it’s total SPAM transmission possible?
Cool Sites of the Week:
- Umano – A great replacement to the recently deadpooled Swell Radio, this app for your phone lets you listen to news articles from categories you choose being read to you by humans. Not as weird as it sounds, this lets you curate a reading “radio” station for all you commuters!
We rocking the French tune Je Veux te Voir by Yelle as a fun way to end the show this week!
TOPIC: A wonderful discussion with Ray Daniel about his new book “Terminated” – the first Tucker mystery and a must read! Plus, we get into tech entrepreneurship and writing in Boston, Internet privacy, security, social hacking, and more!
Ray is kind enough to share what tools he uses for writing, and additional links to his writing efforts:
- Scrivner – helps put your thoughts together, keeps them in order.
- Nisus Writer Pro – Clean and simple but ultra-fast word processor.
- RayDanielMystery – Dying for the next Tucker mystery? Find out more about our new favorite geek fiction character here! Don’t miss the links to Ray’s award-winning short stories too.
- Terminated – The book is now available through all major access points, including for your favorite eReader.
Although the dust has barely shaken off his boots, Mike is excited to share a few of his best recommendations for travel apps and planning software:
- RoadTrippers – Plan, discover, share and get on the road! Our pick for best overall trip companion for your own “Great American Road Trip!” Mobile and web versions.
- TripAdvisor – Helps pick hotels, find gas, places to go and more. A great resource for getting good deals on the road.
- Hotels.com – More specific than TripAdvisor, Hotels.com gets you a bed fast and cheap wherever you are! Many of the deals here are not available when you call or through other resources. The mobile app was a lifesaver for us multiple times on our recent adventure!
- Kayak – YATA (yet another travel app), but a good one. Kayak is based on a freemium model, but the free access will work for most things you want to do.
Podcast only song of the week this week is Hurricane by MSMR!