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Hang out with Chris and friends as they discuss a new take on life, tech, and open source.

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Hang out with Chris and friends as they discuss a new take on life, tech, and open source.

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Hang out with Chris and friends as they discuss a new take on life, tech, and open source.

Rank #1: Episode 1: Bitcoin Recession | Tech Talk Today 154

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Is the Bitcoin Foundation about to collapse or is the situation a bit overblown? We’ll discuss. OnLive finally gets a shutdown date & John Oliver helps refocus the surveillance debate.

Plus what we suspect is behind the elementary OS countdown clock!

Apr 07 2015

25mins

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Rank #2: Episode 5: Microsoft Bumps, Bruises & Bribes | Tech Talk Today 158

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Microsoft suffers a few major set back today & one rather important win. We’ll break it all down and talk about the long-term impact. Plus Google and the EU get into a tussle & Ikea has the solution to your power hungry smart device.

Apr 16 2015

19mins

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Rank #3: Episode 4: Google "Watch" Me | Tech Talk Today 157

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Google Wireless rumors are getting hot, with interesting details leaking out. Apple Watch outsells Android Wear in a day & the long-term reason Android Wear might be the better bet.

Plus some good Bitcoin news & much more!

Apr 14 2015

30mins

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Rank #4: Episode 3: $10 Cat Videos | Tech Talk Today 156

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YouTube is preparing a monthly subscription service with no ads & other perks. But is the Internet ready to pay for YouTube content? Our panel is skeptical.

LinkedIn buys Lynda & their plans leave us a bit creeped out. Plus why Samsung is teetering on the edge of something huge.

Apr 09 2015

24mins

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Rank #5: Episode 2: The Forced Touchables | Tech Talk Today 155

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Apple Watch reviews are hitting the web & we’ll give you a quick meta-roundup of the Internet’s opinion of Apple’s new wearable.

Plus the Android App that truly saves battery life, Popcorn Time expands & more!

Apr 08 2015

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Rank #6: Tech Talk Today 276

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The fight for Net Neutrality is back on, we round up the news from Build 2018, and get impressed by Tesla's barnacle purge.

Plus we have a question for you, and more!

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May 07 2018

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Rank #7: Tech Talk Today 275

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Pocket Casts gets acquired, and we worry about "big podcasting" pushing for more data collection, Cambridge Analytical is filing for bankruptcy, and Amazon is playing hardball.

Plus a brilliant Kickstarter of the week, some picks of the week, and more.

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May 03 2018

32mins

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Rank #8: Tech Talk Today 274

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Windows 10 users are getting a big update, but we're a little unimpressed, the tragic story of Eric Lundgren, someone is trying to extort GrayShift, and scientist have buckets with living pig brains.

Also - how GEDmatch was helpful in busting the Golden State Killer.

Plus the new horrible truth we just learned about online dating... All live from LinuxFest Northwest with special guests!

Special Guests: Allan Jude and Chase Nunes.

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Apr 24 2018

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Rank #9: Tech Talk Today 273

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Google suffers from the Telegram ban, Valve is back in the business of making games, and Amazon has a top secret robot.

Plus the puzzle that was hidden in Windows years ago, and a new project that aims to be a Wikipedia for Terms of Service agreements.

Special Guest: Noah J. Chelliah.

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Apr 19 2018

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Rank #10: Tech Talk Today 272

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Telegram's battle of the ban continues, and AWS and Google Cloud become targets. Reddit is growing like crazy, which worries us a bit, and Microsoft loses their multi-year legal fight with the US Government.

And why autonomous boats might be here much sooner than self-driving cars.

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Apr 19 2018

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Rank #11: Tech Talk Today 271

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Tesla blames robots for their recent setbacks, Russia starts to block Telegram, Pandora discovers Podcasts, and a new design is coming to Gmail.

Plus the fascinating audio isolation AI Google's developed, and leaked memos!

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Apr 16 2018

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Rank #12: Episode 270: Season of Change

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The push for encryption backdoors is back on, why Valve has 1,700 CPU's working non-stop, and the big Netflix move Apple is about to pull.

Then we'll cover a study that shows just one percent of Reddit users cause 75 percent of the drama, follow up on some topics, and discuss our thoughts for Season 2.

We set off to SCaLE this year with a goal in mind, but quickly realized the trip and this season of Tech Talk Today, we're going to be about something entirely different.

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Mar 26 2018

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Rank #13: Episode 269: The Slice Age

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Facebook gets punched in the face all week long, Amazon has drones that can smell fear, Telegram is ordered to hand over the keys, and some crazy folk want to make ketchup slices.

Plus the huge space station that's falling to earth, we talk a little GDPR, and own up to the big mistake Chris made.

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Mar 23 2018

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Rank #14: Episode 268: Unethical Data Experiment

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Cambridge Analytica's use of Facebook data was a 'grossly unethical experiment' coming to light thanks to a whistleblower. We'll play his story, and discuss what they did with the data.

Plus Google, Target, and Walmart's unholy alliance to battle Amazon and Twitter's Cryptocoin crackdown.

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Mar 19 2018

23mins

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Rank #15: Episode 267: Google - Conspiracy Fighter

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Google's got a solution to all those crazy conspiracy YouTube videos. There's just one major problem...

Plus Geek Squad's cozy relationship with the FBI, Intel's hardware fix for Spectre is closer than you thought, and what the hell is a Steve?

Then our Kickstarter of the week, big Jupiter Broadcasting news, and more.

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Mar 11 2018

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Rank #16: Episode 266: Their Ubuntu Breakup

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It starts with a bang! System76 shares their side of the Unity desktop breakup, its brutal and honest. It's just the first day of SCALE16x, and it's shaping up to be the biggest yet.

Then McAfee buys TunnelBear, Netflix shares some data on you, and Ghostery goes open source.

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  • Pop!_OS Weekly Update: 17.10 Beta & New Community... — System76 is happy to welcome our new Community Manager: Sriram Ramkrishna, or ‘Sri’ as he likes to be called! His role will be to help create and evolve strong relationships between our upstream projects and the Free and Open Source community as well as continue our fabulous relationship with our customers through our social media channels.
  • Ad-Blocker Ghostery Just Went Open Source — Many of Ghostery’s users struggled to understand the company’s old, complicated business model.
  • Oculus brings Rift VR headsets back to life with a software fix — The fix is available from the Oculus Rift website, and includes a certificate that hasn’t expired. Oculus thanked owners for their patience in a Twitter message today, and co-founder Nate Mitchell apologized for the embarrassing lapse. Mitchell also promised Rift owners affected by the issues “will be provided with an Oculus store credit.”
  • McAfee acquires VPN provider TunnelBear — TunnelBear hadn’t taken on any known outside funding, so McAfee is unlikely to have broken the bank over this acquisition. However, TunnelBear had also previously revealed that it is profitable, so was likely in position to wait until the offer was right.
  • Netflix data: 70 percent of viewing happens on TVs — Netflix says 70 percent of its streams end up on connected TVs instead of phones, tablets or PCs.

  • Lawmakers approve year-round Daylight Saving Time. — Lawmakers agree for more daylight, but Gov. Rick Scott still must sign and then the U.S. Congress must pass a law to move the Sunshine State into Daylight Savings Time year-round.

Mar 09 2018

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Rank #17: Episode 265: The California Shakes

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California is ripping our rig apart, its the final big push to SCALE after four days on the road and we're determined to make it. We meet up with some friends, get our geek on, and conquer the road.

Plus tech headlines, and more.

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Mar 08 2018

12mins

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Rank #18: Episode 264: Parking Lot Podcaster

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My first check-in from the road to SCALE, some quick headlines, and the start to the big adventure.

Plus the Telegram outage, Google's good news, and more.

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Mar 05 2018

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Rank #19: Episode 263: Amazon's Plan for World Domination

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Amazon's purchase of Ring reveals their deeper ambitious intentions for your home. And it goes way beyond package delivery.

Plus Google's Slack competitor launches, Spotify's secrets revealed, and why 96.5% of YouTubers will fail.

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Mar 02 2018

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Rank #20: Episode 262: Can We Get This Right?

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If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. And that's just what we've been doing for the last five years, and we still haven't gotten it right. The big adventure is just 10 days away, and this time we're going in with a plan.

Plus the dirty secret from Mobile World Congress 2018, Apple gets caught using Google's cloud, and finally a useful password tool.

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  • Red Hat at Mobile World Congress 2018 — Connect with Red Hat onsite at Mobile World Congress 2018 to see why 100% of telecommunications organizations in the global Fortune 500 rely on Red Hat technology.
  • Mobile World Congress 2018 | Ubuntu Insights — Today Canonical operates telco networks worldwide in partnership with leading hardware and NFV vendors . We’re also collaborating with institutions worldwide to build tomorrow’s applications on Ubuntu: blockchain, machine learning, robotics or autonomous vehicles… To make sure that your infrastructure will be future proof.
  • FCC Will Auction 5G-ready 3.7-4.2GHz and mmWave Spectrum — Speaking at the Mobile World Congress today in Barcelona, Spain, U.S. FCC chairman Ajit Pai today announced that the commission is prepared to quickly make 5G-ready wireless spectrum available in two critically important ranges: Mid-frequency, including both 3.5GHz and 3.7-4.2GHz ranges, and high-frequency, including 24GHz and 28GHz millimeter wave (mmWave) ranges. Pai suggested that the FCC is ready to auction the spectrum in the near future, but requires Congressional cooperation by May 13 to make the 24GHz and 28GHz allocations happen.
  • Samsung Galaxy S9, Nokia 8110: All smartphones unveiled at MWC 2018 — With 5G technology taking an increasing share of the spotlight, as top executives stress the importance of the next generation of mobile networks, smartphones are still very much center stage.
  • How to find out if an old password has been stolen — The Pwned Passwords tool, integrated into the popular password manager 1Password, lets customers type in an old password and find out if it's been leaked in a data breach.
  • Pwned Passwords — With Half a Billion Passwords for Download
  • Apple confirms it now uses Google Cloud for iCloud services - The Verge — Apple has confirmed that it uses Google’s public cloud to store data for its iCloud services in its latest version of the iOS Security Guide last month, as spotted by CNBC.
  • Apple confirms it uses Google cloud for some of iCloud | Hacker News — From Apple’s actual iCloud security document:

    > Each file is broken into chunks and encrypted by iCloud using AES-128 and a key derived from each chunk’s contents that utilizes SHA-256. The keys and the file’s metadata are stored by Apple in the user’s iCloud account. The encrypted chunks of the file are stored, without any user-identifying information, using third-party storage services, such as S3 and Google Cloud Platform.
  • Vulkan is coming to macOS and iOS, but no thanks to Apple | Ars Technica — The open source, royalty-free release of MoltenVK—a runtime for macOS and iOS that offers an almost complete subset of the Vulkan API implemented using Metal. Released under the Apache 2 license
  • Israel-Based Vendor Cellebrite Can Unlock Every iPhone, including the Current-Gen iPhone X, That's On the Market: Forbes - Slashdot — The Israeli firm, a subsidiary of Japan's Sun Corporation, hasn't made any major public announcement about its new iOS capabilities. But Forbes was told by sources (who asked to remain anonymous as they weren't authorized to talk on the matter) that in the last few months the company has developed undisclosed techniques to get into iOS 11 and is advertising them to law enforcement and private forensics folk across the globe. Indeed, the company's literature for its Advanced Unlocking and Extraction Services offering now notes the company can break the security of "Apple iOS devices and operating systems, including iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, iPad Pro and iPod touch, running iOS 5 to iOS 11."

Feb 26 2018

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Episode 1: Bitcoin Recession | Tech Talk Today 154

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Is the Bitcoin Foundation about to collapse or is the situation a bit overblown? We’ll discuss. OnLive finally gets a shutdown date & John Oliver helps refocus the surveillance debate.

Plus what we suspect is behind the elementary OS countdown clock!

Apr 07 2015

25mins

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Episode 2: The Forced Touchables | Tech Talk Today 155

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Apple Watch reviews are hitting the web & we’ll give you a quick meta-roundup of the Internet’s opinion of Apple’s new wearable.

Plus the Android App that truly saves battery life, Popcorn Time expands & more!

Apr 08 2015

16mins

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Episode 3: $10 Cat Videos | Tech Talk Today 156

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YouTube is preparing a monthly subscription service with no ads & other perks. But is the Internet ready to pay for YouTube content? Our panel is skeptical.

LinkedIn buys Lynda & their plans leave us a bit creeped out. Plus why Samsung is teetering on the edge of something huge.

Apr 09 2015

24mins

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Episode 4: Google "Watch" Me | Tech Talk Today 157

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Google Wireless rumors are getting hot, with interesting details leaking out. Apple Watch outsells Android Wear in a day & the long-term reason Android Wear might be the better bet.

Plus some good Bitcoin news & much more!

Apr 14 2015

30mins

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Episode 5: Microsoft Bumps, Bruises & Bribes | Tech Talk Today 158

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Microsoft suffers a few major set back today & one rather important win. We’ll break it all down and talk about the long-term impact. Plus Google and the EU get into a tussle & Ikea has the solution to your power hungry smart device.

Apr 16 2015

19mins

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Episode 6: Nano Diet Windows | Tech Talk Today 159

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In Microsoft’s attempt to capitalize on container excitement they be rushing to ship a subpar product. We’ll discuss the possible weakness of Windows Server’s Docker implementation.

Plus new interesting details turned up by the Sony Hack, a tip of that hat to John Siracusa’s OS X reviews & more!

Apr 17 2015

14mins

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Episode 7: IPv6 The Road Never Taken | Tech Talk Today 160

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Chris and Noah argue over the practicality of IPv6 & if it will ever take off. Plus the big player that just got into Cyber security, Stingray’s big Baltimore outing & the big Google algorithm change this week.

Apr 21 2015

32mins

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Episode 8: Google Wireless All The Things | Tech Talk Today 161

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The rumors around Google’s own wireless services are on fire, we speculate on Google’s possible path to world domination one mobile at a time.

Plus the trouble with rooting your Galaxy device & why we’re trying to sell a MacBook Pro like its hot!

Apr 22 2015

28mins

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Episode 9: Apple's Pebble Prejudice | Tech Talk Today 162

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Google's has launched 'Project Fi', a new MVNO. We debate whether the merits of the service. Plus Iran exaggerations, a new cybersecurity bill, apple rejecting pebble, dropbox notes & more!

Apr 23 2015

27mins

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Episode 10: A Comcastic Collapse | Tech Talk Today 163

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Down to the wire & nothing left to lose, we rebuild our live stream rig for the weekends big event & share the story of technical woes we’ve had to conquer.

Plus the Comcast merger falls flat, no upgrades for Apple Watch & more!

Apr 24 2015

30mins

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Episode 11: Uber Eats The Competition | Tech Talk Today 164

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Apple sells 61 million iPhones in a quarter, Uber announces a food delivery service & it looks like the Nexus 7 is officially dead!

Plus the Steam Mod controversy gets swift action, your feedback & more!

Apr 28 2015

25mins

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Episode 12: Microsoft BUILDs for Linux | Tech Talk Today 165

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Live commentary of Microsoft's Build 2015 conference, as they deploy applications on Docker & blow our minds with their new Linux desktop app!

Plus Google Now just got better & Ubuntu goes back to the desktop!

Apr 29 2015

29mins

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Episode 13: Hostile Music Takeover | Tech Talk Today 166

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Apple is reportedly attempting to kill free streaming music but the story stinks of a hit piece. GOG launches their steam competitor to the public & CoreOS ups the container game.

Plus Chris reviews Hello’s Sense sleep tracking device. Can it unlock the secrets of a good sleep?

May 05 2015

29mins

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Episode 14: Okay "NSA", I'm Listening… | Tech Talk Today 167

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Oculus VR gets a ship date and we discuss the devices about to hit market. Reddit gets into creating its own content & the NSA brags about transcribing your phone calls.

Plus replacing Plex with Kodi, the burdens of a hand model & much more!

May 06 2015

23mins

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Episode 15: M is for Monopoly | Tech Talk Today 168

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A WordPress flaw in the wild is under attack & Microsoft releases more software for Linux. Plus a sneak peak at Google I/O & what new features might land in Android M.

May 07 2015

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Episode 16: Hangouts On The Record | Tech Talk Today 169

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Verizon has bought AOL in a big media push by the telco giant. Google’s self driving cars drive 1.7M miles & get in 11 wrecks… But there is a twist!

Plus Ubuntu, GE & Microsoft team of for Network connect fridges & more!

May 13 2015

22mins

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Episode 17: Venomous Snakeoil | Tech Talk Today 170

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Venom is claimed to be the new Heartbleed threatening datacenters around the world but is it legit?

The new 4k Blu-Ray spec is revealed & the YotaPhone 2 with an E-ink display back is coming to a country near you!

May 13 2015

25mins

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Episode 18: Windows 10 Bureaucrat Edition | Tech Talk Today 171

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Microsoft announces seven version of Windows 10, Google updates Fit with more features & Wolfram claims they can identify any picture, so we put it to the test!

Plus Bill Nye the Science guy is also the Planetary Guy. We discuss his ambitious new Kickstarter.

May 14 2015

25mins

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Episode 19: Chris Needs a Vacation | Tech Talk Today 172

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Today after conquering the technical challenges monster that spent the night in the studio, Chris and the Mumble room reflect on life's larger tech woes.

May 19 2015

19mins

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Episode 20: Browser Pirates | Tech Talk Today 173

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Another major flaw in consumer routers needs patched ASAP, the tech of sending messages via tone comes to Chrome & Popcorn Hour lands in your web browser, but there's a major catch.

May 20 2015

24mins

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Love the JB

By Kc135pirate - Dec 13 2015
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JB has some great content for all you looking to scratch that Linux, OSS, and tech itch.

Informative and Entertaining

By grantm422 - May 08 2015
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Informative and Entertaining