DTNS 2307 – Google blinks, Amazon Twitches

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comAnthony Carboni joins us to talk about Amazon buying Twitch and Facebook fighting Clickbait.

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Today’s guest: Anthony Carboni, co-host of We Have Concerns

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Headlines

Facebook announced today it’s altering its news feed algorithm to combat clickbait. Facebook’s algorithms will note when a high number of people click on a link and then come right back to Facebook. They’ll also note if links receive low numbers of comments and likes. Those are signs of clickbait and the Facebook algorithm will not hesitate to demote such links. After enough people have been suckered into clicking to prove its clickbait. 

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DTNS 2306 – Hacking Green Lighted

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comDarren Kitchen is on the show and we’ll talk about the hack of Secret that means your secrets can never fully be Secret. Also how to hack traffic lights. Plus Len Peralta is here to illustrate the show!

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DTNS 2305 – Cloudy with a Chance of Ads

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comPeter Wells is on the show and we’ll talk about Soundcloud’s new advertising-supported rev share plan for artists. Is Soundcloud becoming TOO YouTube-like?

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Today’s guest: Peter Wells, of Reckoner, Australia

Headlines

The Verge has been chatting with sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans who say September 30th is tentatively when a press announcement of the next version of Windows is scheduled. The OS, codenamed Threshold is expected to come out as a technical preview sometime in September or October. What is guessed by many to end up being called Windows 9, will have a new mini start menu, get rid of the charms bar, and have a few other UI tweaks. We might even get a version of the Cortana virtual assistant. It’s possible we’ll get detail son the unification of Windows RT and Windows Phone as well. 

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DTNS 2304 – Twitter’s Mortal Struggle

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comJeff Cannata is on the show. We’ll talk about Twitter’s new policy of removing photos of dead family members and how it ran right into free speech issues with the videos of reporter James Foley’s death.

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Today’s guest: Jeff Cannata, co-host of a brand new comedy podcast called We Have Concerns

Headlines

CNET reported on Barnes and Noble’s announcement of the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, essentially the same hardware as the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, but with Nook’s custom interface. There is only one model with 8 GB of storage though the Tab 4 does have an SD card slot. The other diffeerence is the price. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 lists for $199. Adding the Nook to the end reduces that to $179 after an in-store rebate. Barnes and Noble intends to separate the Nook business from its bookselling business.

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DTNS 2303 – Uber wants to grab your package

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comMolly Wood is on the show and while we celebrate the movement of Ballmer from tech mogul to eccentric sports owner, we also ponder why Uber and others seem to think they can make Webvan and Kozmo’s business models work again.

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Show Notes

Today’s guest: Molly Wood, deputy technology editor for The New York Times, yo!

Headlines

The HTC One (M8) for Windows Phone became a reality today and likely the longest name in smartphones. It’s essentially the same as the Android M8 but only available in a 32GB version. It’s available in the US to start, from Verizon for $99 on contract. 

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DTNS 2302 – Orchestrated Brain Surgery

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comAlex Hanna joins the show to talk about the leaked Moto 360 watch, Twitter messing with your stream, and updates tot he Xbox One that make it easy for Microsoft to take your money.

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Today’s guest:  Alex Hanna, web developer and host of Diamond Dialogue

Headlines:

MacRumors spotted some pictures on Chinese website Dianxinshouji.com of a purported Apple lightning cable with a reversible USB end. The USB 3.1 Type C cables will come with reversible USB on both ends. But these alleged Apple cables fit into a current Type A USB port by making the connector thinner. Ars Technica reports a company called Tripp Light offers reversible USB Type-A cables.

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DTNS 2301 – IE by any other name…

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comBrian Ibbott is on the show and we’ll talk about 50 Cent’s new earbuds that measure your heart rate and the way the ice bucket challenge for ALS is revealing subtle secrets about tech moguls. And Len Peralta is here to illustrate the episode!

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Today’s guest: Friday’s guests: Brian Ibbott and Len Peralta

Headlines:

Recode reports Samsung has bought SmartThings a company that kicked off its smart home platform on Kickstarter in 2012. SmartThings will continue to be run by founder Alex Hawkinson and operate as part of Samsung’s Open Innovation Center in Palo Alto, California. OIC is Samsung’s attempt to create startup feel focused on software and services innovation. SmartThings sell kist to get you started with home automation, but runs an open platform so that other companies can run on it as well. 

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DTNS 2300 – Ich bin ein Uberliner

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comBreki Tomasson joins us and we’ll talk about why everyone hates Uber. At least every city government, it seems. Berlin is the latest to ban the ride sharing service.

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Show Notes
Today’s guest: Breki Tomasson, founder and host of the CSICON podcasting network

Headlines

The Berlin Senate’s State Department for Civil and Regulatory Affairs ordered Uber to stop infringing passenger transportation law with its service. The Senate is concerned for passenger safety with unlicensed drivers as well as insurance to cover the drivers themselves. Uber says they have insurance but they still face €25,000 fines for every ride in violation. Uber also will appeal the decision and believes it can continue service.

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DTNS 2299 – Unlawful Content (BGP Uber Alles)

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comAdam Curry joins us to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Daily Source Code show and podcasting as we know it.

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Today’s guest: The Podfather, Adam Curry of the No Agenda podcast and curry.com

Headlines

James Bamford, author of the Puzzle Palace and Shadow Factory published an account on Wired of his 3 days spent interviewing Edward Snowden in Moscow. Among the many revelations, Snowden cites two main discoveries that caused him to do what he did. On was the data center built in Blufdale, Utah to store intercepted data. For the other, he describes a tool called MonsterMind that would monitor all digital communications and ‘auto fire’ without human supervision if it detected an attack. Snowden also claims he was told the US caused the Internet outage in Syria in 2012 when covert software installation on an ISP went wrong. He also expresses disapproval of cyberattacks on China which he says target civilian institutions like universities and hospitals. 

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DTNS 2298 – Uber Doesn’t Lyft

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comAllison Sheridan is on the show today. We’ll cover the big GamesCon announcements like Skylander, how Viv will beat Siri’s pants off, and why women spend more money on and are more loyal to mobile games. Won’t you join us?

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Today’s guest: Allison Sheridan, host of The NosillaCast on podfeet.com

Headlines

Microsoft delivered a slate of Xbox news at GamesCon in Cologne , Germany. CNET compiled a list of the announcements. The Xbox will get an exclusive on “Rise of the Tomb Raider” set to arrive in late 2015. The Xbox One will get DLNA support for media centers as well as the ability to playback media from USB. Two new bundles are coming. An all-white Xbox One with “Sunset Overdrive” will sell for $400 w/o Kinect on 10/28/ and “Call of Duty Advanced Warfare” with a specially skinned Xbox One and 1TB hard drive arrives fro $500 November 3. Among several other game-related announcements, the Halo 5: Guardians beta begins December 29.

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