Open Source Pixar stuff, the need for consumer vigilance; drones used to smuggle into prison; analog vs UI geekery; developments that affect energy use; and opposing suggestions for what you do with your food photographs. With Lyle, Brian and Bonnie.
Glass as 3D printing medium, can speaking Klingon get you a job, Android lock patterns are not a unique snowflake, a discussion about diversity in tech and what you white guys can do to help, and more Geek News of the Week.
DVD authoring on your home computer is a reality, but there are three different DVD formats. Who is going to win the VHS/Beta Max of the optical disc wars? The RDVDC is the marketing arm of the DVD Forum, the standards body that regulates the DVD-R/RW and DVD-RAM standards. We’ll be leaving DVD+R/RW at the door this night to talk about DVD-R/RW, the standard that is compatible with over 99% of the DVD players and representing 77% of the recordable DVD market.
First DNA marker for depression; a new protein rich seaweed that tastes like bacon; 2014 was the warmest; cheating site gets hacked, possible moral hacking; a flying handgun is created to the dismay of humanity; and more geeky news of the week.
The ever-nearing IPv4 apocalypse, cool hybrids no one can afford, hiccups on the way to Pluto, and the role of free speech when national security is at stake. Check out the discussion about these stories and more with the Geeks while you ask for a carpooler with your cell phone.
Santa Cruz City is getting fiber; learn a bit about how a City can get fiber from our special guest Chris Neklason. Also, Supreme Court rejects Java API Copyright appeal, improvements in fiber distance, ISPs suck in the US, SpaceX has it’s first major problem, selfie sticks are banned by the mouse, and hobby drone interferes with firefighting.
That battery thing was over-blown, Google IO, WWDC, NodeConf, tech diversity, some changes to iOS and much more geek news.
Plus an interview with Neil Stevenson about his new book, “Seveneves.” If you plan to read it, wait on listening to the interview because it contains spoilers.
Your Mac needs a patch; you may decide you need the Apple watch if you fall for trying one one; The Maine police learned they needed to be more careful with their data — by paying a price; the Geeks need a workable chat/text platform across mobile systems; and the world needs your ideas for the etiquette of handling each others’ devices.
Volvo develops an invisible and highly reflective spray paint, Snapchat also goes transparent, tell your story for the library of congress through the Story Corp App, how to learn to program in Spanish class and much more this week in Geek News.
Dedicated to Terry Pratchett on this PiDay episode we commemorate 40years of Hitchhiker’s Guide, 30year birthday of the oldest dot-com, chat about Seri voice data, wind and ocean alt energy, and talk about the new Apple products.
The robotic uprising has begun! Robot vacuums and car washes are attacking back. Other topics include Where’s Waldo search strategy, a personal robot and Star Trek on Kickstarter, and Sony’s aesthetically questionable smart glasses.
A goodbye and honoring of RadioShack, DRM/EME/W3C and trusting black boxes on all your computers (from your car to your phone),
how Machine Learning works, a bit about Natural Language Processing to get a job, Amazon opens a book store, and more GeekNews.
And Command/Ctrl + K brings up the link dialog!