Voyager and Windows XP leaving, police hacking software, iPhone fingerprints, Cassettes turn 50, and more tech news with Lindsey, Lyle, and Brian.
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.
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.
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?
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
The iPhone’s new fingerprint sensor is better than past technology. But, not perfect.
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.”
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…