Tech Hangout #45 – EA Games drops the ball!

Introduction

  • Andrew Rouch
  • Hal Sherman
  • Paul Gans
  • Ricardo Garza
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Ben Roethig (Host)

EA Games site hacked to steal Apple IDs

(http://www.macworld.com/article/2110160/ea-games-site-hacked-to-steal-apple-ids.html()

Sim City back offline

(http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/18/ea-simcity-offline-mode/)

Return of the iPad 4

http://geekbeat.tv/apple-introduces-8gb-iphone-5c-reintroduces-4th-gen-ipad/

iPhone 6 “specs” “Leaked”

(http://lph0ne.blogspot.com/2014/03/leaked-iphone-6-specifications-ultra.html)

Why NOT to use AirBNB

(http://gawker.com/man-unwittingly-rents-out-apartment-on-airbnb-for-xxx-1544961941)

Picks

  • Andrew: Planescape Torment
    (http://www.amazon.com/Planescape-Torment-PC/dp/B00002EPZ2)
    (http://www.gog.com/game/planescape_torment)
  • Hal: House of Cards Season 2
  • Patrice: The 100
  • Paul: his old Mac mini
  • Rick: Asus MeMO Pad FHD
  • Ben: Nexus 7 (2013)

Tech Hangout #44 – iOS 7.1 and Nexus news

Introduction

  • Andrew Rouch
  • Hal Sherman
  • Paul Gans
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Ben Roethig (Host)
  • Ricardo Garza
  • Steve ‘Kinetic’ Roberts

Verizon sells Nexus 7 for $50

http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/device/tablet/nexus-7

iOS 7.1

http://geekbeat.tv/apple-releases-ios-7-1/

Paul… I mean the CIA to infect your computer with Malware

http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/12/report-nsa-has-plans-to-infect-millions-of-computers-with-malware/

Apple drops iPhone return policy to 14 days (from 30)

http://www.engadget.com/2014/03/12/apple-drops-iphone-return-policy-back-to-14-days-m-carriers/

Nexus gaming console?

http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/12/googles-acquisition-of-green-throttle-games-could-signal-better-native-android-gaming/

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Tech Hangout #43: Windows XP is soon becoming annoying

Introduction

  • Andrew Rouch
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Ricardo Garza
  • Ben Roethig (Host)

Tim Cook tells shareholders: Apple will not put pure profit over sustainability efforts

http://www.tuaw.com/2014/03/01/tim-cook-tells-shareholders-apple-will-not-put-pure-profit-over/

Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer retires

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2014/03/04Apples-Peter-Oppenheimer-to-Retire-at-the-End-of-September.html

Microsoft to bug Win XP holdouts with pop-ups

http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/3/5465208/windows-xp-support-pop-up-messages

94% of T-Mobile Blackberry users jump ship

http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/05/t-mobile-discovers-no-one-wants-a-blackberry-anymore/

Picks

Tech Hangout #42: Android and rant special

Introduction

  • Andrew Rouch
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Paul Gans
  • Ricardo Garza
  • Ben Roethig (Host)

Samsung Galaxy S Yawn and Gear 2/ Gear Fit

http://geekbeat.tv/samsung-launches-galaxy-s5-gear-fit/
http://geekbeat.tv/samsung-launches-galaxy-gear-2-series-smartwatches/
http://www.zdnet.com/top-10-gadgets-tech-out-of-mobile-world-congress-2014-so-far-7000026641/

Nokia goes Android.. sort of

http://geekbeat.tv/nokia-announces-its-first-android-based-smartphones/

Phablet? Tablet Phone? What the heck is this monstrosity?

http://www.androidcentral.com/huawei-mediapad-x1-hands
http://www.tabletpack.net/

Picks

Tech Hangout #41 – We’re buying a theme park (in Germany)!

Introduction

  • Andrew Rouch
  • Patrice Brend’amour
  • Paul Gans
  • Ricardo Garza
  • Ben Roethig (Host)

We’re buying a theme park! (not really)

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57619304-1/buy-an-abandoned-amusement-park-on-ebay/

WhatsApp was worth how much? And users already jumping ship.

http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/21/whatsapp/
http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/21/bye-bye-whatsapp-germans-switch-to-threema-for-privacy-reasons/

Pwave-cellular networks

http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/19/5425062/steve-perlman-artemis-pcell-pwave-antenna-launch

Mt. Gox and the future of Bitcoin

http://siliconangle.com/blog/2014/02/21/mt-gox-at-deaths-door-bitcoin-price-slips-below-100-before-rebounding-slightly/

Harvard computer used for mine Dodgecoin

http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/21/5434334/harvard-supercomputing-cluster-commandeered-to-mine-dogecoin

Picks

Tech Hangout #40 – How to survive the next nuclear war with your tablet

Introduction

  • Andrew Rouch
  • Paul Gans
  • Ricardo Garza
  • Patrice Brend’amour (Host)

Turn your Samsung Galaxy S3 or S4 into a tablet. (Rick)

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/technology/turn-your-samsung-galaxy-smartphone-into-tablet.html
http://youtu.be/qC2Lco05McA

Android & Google: Not so open after all

http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424052702304888404579378850231234912-lMyQjAxMTA0MDEwMjExNDIyWj.html

How the iPhone changed the way phones look

http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=19828

Scientist Calculates How To Survive First 30 Minutes of Nuclear War

http://gizmodo.com/mathematician-calculates-how-to-survive-first-30-minute-1502071825

Picks

Tech Hangout #39 – Technology in education

Introduction

Technology in education

http://www.tuaw.com/2014/02/05/apple-donates-100-million-in-products-toward-obamas-education/

VAIO Mac edition

http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/02/05/steve-jobs-wanted-sonys-vaio-computers-to-run-mac-os-x

While Sony Sells VAIO… and spins off TVs

http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/06/sony-sells-vaio/

Mozilla brings a little bit of Firefox OS to android

http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/06/firefox-launcher-for-android

Amazon gets into gaming

http://techcrunch.com/2014/02/05/amazon-acquires-video-gaming-studio-double-helix-games/

Picks