Posts tagged privacy
TOPIC: Just little ol’ Dave and me, and that’s all right! Very few technical issues means lots of great tech talk …
We first preview our upcoming Google I/O interview and discussion, and reminisce about the 80’s and who else was stuck carrying around a “Trappist Keeper” because they couldn’t afford the real deal. A bunch of other interesting stuff comes up too, like the sad but totally expected death of Aereo (and how easy it is to cut the TV cables now anyways)!
We also get an awesome Kids Talk Tech segment from Justin, who shares with us his love of “Flappy Golf” … a game that the whole family got addicted to for quite a while – just before being knocked over by the station puppy!
No Coolsites of the Week this week, but a great mellow version of Heartbeats by “The Knife” for all you podcast only listeners.
TOPIC: We have lots of time to explore the fun – and danger – of anonymous chat and texting apps like Yik Yak, and also get into a deep dive on the hows and whys of Uber and other “alternative” ways to get to where you’re going!
Lots of Coolistes of the Week this week, surrounding the many things we talked about and more!
- RelayRides – Leave your car at the airport, and make money at the same time! Or, get a cheap ride wherever you go by borrowing someone else’s car!
- Uber – Always wanted to be a cab driver, but regulations, safety, and insurance all got in the way? Not an issue anymore with Uber!
- Cogi – Cool and free app of the week that allows you to record conversations, lectures, and more to save, highlight and share with a tap of your finger. The best thing is, it saves the last minute of recording at all times so you never miss an important point because you forgot to start recording!
Kids Talk Tech Justin talks about the series “Survive! Inside The Human Body” a Korean Mangha-style comic biology book that brings science and medicine to kids in a very engaging and exciting way!
Podcast only song of the week is “Dvno” by Justice!
TOPIC: Yes, Target was targeted by those nasty fellows looking for your credit and debit card numbers, but who else? And what can or should you do about it? Listen in and get the unique TechTalk take on the matter!
Jay Garmon joins us for the show, and we spend a good amount of time complaining about how the “freaks” at Chi-Fi got kicked out of their Chicago venue this year … except I think I know who the real freaks are, and it isn’t the cosplayers from Chi-Fi! Jay gives us this great one to think about next week too:
What was the largest purchase by Google of a company that was not a hardware company?
Kids Talk Tech this week from Justin is all about the five star QuizUp social trivia game for iOS!
No way any time for coolsites of the week this week, so you’ll just have to listen to our podcast only song of the week “More Than Life” by Whitley!
TOPIC: Curious about what the NSA is up to, and what – if anything – you can do about it? Siobhan MacDermott, Chief Policy Officer for AVG joins us for a rousing, and sometimes downright frightening, discussion about your security and privacy!
As if that wasn’t enough, we also have a blast talking with Dave about whether Facebook is just a haven for
Mike and Jay narcissists, or if there’s some good to be had out there. We also touch on the PS4 vs. XBox One competition (but just look, Sony’s got three – extra – numbers in their system!). Jay Garmon also brings us the answer to last week’s frightening trivia and this awesome new one:
What was the first US patent granted on something extracted from human physiology?
Get your minds out of the gutter, there’s “absolutely nothing perverse” about the answer according to Jay! With all this great talk, we have no time for our usual laundry list of coolsites, but there’s a couple inline you should consider:
- AVG.com – A cool site of the week many times over, AVG antivirus group’s software is a perennial favorite, and they have a ton of other resources you should check out too. Start here and see what they’re about.
- Free.AVG.com – If you just want to download the free antivirus software you can go directly to it!
A bit of an oldie but a goodie to end things today, LCD Soundsystem closes us out with the podcast only song of the week.
TOPIC: That’s right, good friend of the show Matt Richtel is back – and so is Nat Idle (or at least a cameo). Matt and Mike get deep into search privacy, data dives and more … a lot more – you’ll have to listen to get the whole scoop! Of course, regular Jay Garmon is with us and, after discussing what we would do with a lock of Neil Armstrong’s hair, provides this tasty cerebral nugget:
What is the only non-technical Emmy that the Star Trek franchise has ever won?
Too much great conversation means no cool sites this week (though don’t forget to head over to http://mattrichtel.com for more on Floodgate, Cloud and Matt’s other books), but we do fit in a great, jazzy song by Jamie Lidell – “Multiply”
TOPIC: Mike and Dave miss our good buddy Jay Garmon, but have a lot of fun anyways debating Pandora vs. Slacker vs. iTunes and your personal music collection … and whatever you pick now it’s all shared on Facebook, for better or worse! We get into some browser wars, security and police, and then find a little time for coolsites of the week:
- Desmos Graphing Calculator – Quick and easy, great looking graphs from your functions and data points; almost enough to make even Mike look smart!
- Stickman – A great game for those of us whose drawing ability is stuck at about 2nd grade!
- Google Flights – Searching, planes, airlines, prices. Perfect!
- Hipmunk – Great mobile and web app for finding not just the cheapest, but the best flights!
The podcast only song of the week this week is “Hang Me Up to Dry” by The Cold War Kids!
TOPIC: Bike accidents and lack of sleep don’t keep Mike and Dave from providing you a great show! Of course, our awesome guests – VaporStream President and CEO Jack Hembrough and IT Harvest industry analyst Richard Stiennon (and author of the book “Surviving Cyberwar”) – certainly don’t hurt as they inform us on ways to secure our communication and keep from having our own personal version of “Wiener-gate.” Though, if you do, you’ll automatically be entered into the Blundies, so you’d have that to look forward to!
Jay Garmon provides a fun discussion and this question:
What part of Spaceship 1 actually left orbit, and how did it get there?
We do get a couple coolsites in there too, with these:
- Join.me – About the easiest screensharing service we’ve seen, from LogMeIn!
- XNConvert – Converts any to any graphics, plus lets you resize and more!
Podcast only song of the week is the brand new “Sad Song” by The Cars.