GeekSpeak for 2013-09-14

Cops Hack Journalists During Interstellar Self-Driving Cab Ride

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Voyager and Windows XP leaving, police hacking software, iPhone fingerprints, Cassettes turn 50, and more tech news with Lindsey, Lyle, and Brian.

Windows XP retires on April 8, 2014.

On April 8, 2014, it’s the “end of life” for Windows XP.
End of life means Microsoft won’t be releasing any more security updates to the average user. Any security flaws that hackers find won’t be fixed.

Meet Hacking Team, Software for Police to hack in to systems.

While the NSA and Snowden documents fill the news, we take a look at what Police and law enforcement can purchase for their own use.

Who is a Journalist?

The government has a pending bill that would give protections to Journalists – but leaves the definition to judges. Who will and will not gain this protection?

Voyager's Intrepid Flight a Reminder of Human Audacity

NASA has confirmed that after 36 years of journeying, Voyager 1 has reached interstellar space.
Voyager 1 has been traveling for about a year through a transitional plasma region in the space between the influence of Earth’s sun and other stars.
Pale Blue Dot

Why the iPhone's fingerprint sensor is better than the onse on older laptops

The iPhone’s new fingerprint sensor is better than past technology. But, not perfect.

Tesla + Google Driverless Car

Elon Musk has been speaking with Google about it’s driverless technology.

“I like the word autopilot more than I like the word self-driving,” Musk said in an interview. “Self-driving sounds like it’s going to do something you don’t want it to do. Autopilot is a good thing to have in planes, and we should have it in cars.”

Compact cassette turns 50

Forget the MP3 player, or even the Walkman — the real instigator of the portable audio revolution is the compact cassette, which just marked its 50th birthday. Philips formally launched the format on September 13th, 1963, bringing recorded sound to a truly portable (and more accessible) form factor.

Twitter is Going Public

Twitter files S-1 with SEC for an IPO.

And Twitter purchased MoPub – “MoPub” :http://www.mopub.com/ is a startup company that helps developers integrate advertising into their mobile apps.

Apple iPhone is way ahead of Android, why Scoble is sticking with Andriod.

Sure, you feel the iPhone is better polished, more secure, and you have bought in to the ecosystem. Here’s why Android may be the better bet.

Google Creative Lab Launches Coder To Turn Raspberry Pi Into A Basic Web Development Platform

Coder, a new project that’s coming out of Google’s Creative Lab, is an open source tool that allows you to easily turn a Raspberry Pi into a basic web server with a web-based development environment.

Raspberry Pi as an Ad Blocking Access Point

This tutorial will show you how to use your Raspberry Pi as a WiFi access point that blocks ads by default for any devices using it.

Seenth.is App Helps Music Fans Wrangle Their Favorite Artists’ Multiple Social Media Feeds

The iOS app (an Android version will be released later this year) aggregates and filters content from sources including Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and SoundCloud accounts of musicians and fans and presents items based on relevancy rather than chronological order, so you can see which items are likely to go viral before they do.

After the show.

Just because the time is up, doesn’t mean the show is over. Lyle records Lindsey’s next story using Google Glass while wrapping up the station chores…