GeekSpeak for 2013-05-11

Stealing Cash, Bikes, and Spectrum from Virtual Machines

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Virtual computer systems, monitoring, stealing cash using cash cards, bike planning is good, iOS tape cassette app, Maker Faire this month, and more when James Dennis, Director of Engineering of Catbird, joins Lyle on this episode of GeekSpeak.

Cash theft with Cash Cards - hacking assumed

A news story of crooks steeling 40M $ using temporary cash-credit cards cards.

Maker Faire in San Mateo County May 18th and 19th

Maker Faire –
May 18th – 19th 2013
San Mateo County Events Center, CA
Saturday 10am – 8pm
Sunday 10am – 6pm

Clearly - Evernote - improvement to Chrome

On last week’s episode of GS (5/4) "Tony’s lament about losing a nice feature from his Nook browser. He was disappointed to use Chrome as it lacked “article view” – Chris emailed in and added that . “Evernote has created a wonderful extension that does what he is looking for: Evernote Clearly extension for Chrome.”

Chris Hanson signed off with “Cheers, and as always, thank you for bringing us GeekSpeak each week.”

Thanks Chris, we enjoy doing GeekSpeak. – Lyle

ZX Spectrum cassette player lost? There's an app for that

James brings the story of an iOS app that can play the Spectrum Cassette player sounds to load software on your old ZX Spectrum computer – a UK released computer much like the Commodore in the US.

Catbird in Scotts Valley is Hiring

Our guest, James Davis, works at Catbird in Scotts Valley, CA and is looking for software engineers.

GeekBit: Moth Robot Brain

Take a moth, glue, a stick, and a track ball; congrats, you have a new robot cpu!