• Episode 496
  • March 22, 2017

Top Stories for the Week of March 22, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Audacious cybercriminals have created an Star Trek-themed strain of ransomware. - Computers can lip-read now! - Ubiquiti devices are vulnerable to takeover attacks with a single click. - Many popular Android devices ship with malware already installed

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  • Episode 495
  • March 15, 2017

Top Stories for the Week of March 15, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - PS4 Games Will Be Playable on Windows PCs Soon - Denim is in and gives a whole new meaning to a "Smart" jacket. - The yellow submarine named Boaty McBoatface is set to leave for Antarctica this week on its first science expedition. - Halloween's come early with a custom upgrade to Amazon's Alexa AI.

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  • Episode 494
  • March 8, 2017

Top Stories for the Week of March 8, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - A San Francisco startup is 3D-printing entire houses in just one day - A new method of storing data in DNA stores 215 petabytes of data on a single gram of DNA. - Robots with real muscles and skin: it could become a thing sooner than we imagined. - The Nintendo Switch is having big problems with its little screen.

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  • Episode 493
  • March 1, 2017

Top Stories for the Week of March 1, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Air-gapped computers can have data stolen by a nearby drone. - Cloudflare had a bad data leak. - We might as well get used to it; yet another web-connected children's toy has leaked a ton of data. - The NextGEN Gallery plugin for WordPress is our next big exploit. Time to upgrade!

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  • Episode 492
  • February 22, 2017

Top Stories for the Week of February 22, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Cayla is now illegal in Germany - The founder of a Florida marketing firm who used illicit tactics to send spam email has been sent to jail. - Bill Gates thinks the government should tax robots who take the jobs of human workers. - February's critical update to Microsoft Windows has been delayed, despite its urgency - Using machine learning, Google's Project Loon is moving quickly to bringing Internet service to areas where it was previously unavailable.

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  • Episode 491
  • February 15, 2017

Top Stories for the Week of February 15, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - A tiny drone built to pollinate flowers has been built in Japan. - A College Network has been attacked with its own insecure IoT devices - A New Implant Method Could Give Amputees Direct Nerve Control of Artificial Limbs - Have a Visio TV? It's spying on you. - A passenger-carrying drone is ready to fly in Dubai

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  • Episode 490
  • February 8, 2017

Top Stories for the Week of February 8, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - More than 150,000 web-connected printers were owned by a self-proclaimed "novice coder" over the weekend. - A hack attack against the dark web shut down a huge number of sites for containing child pornography. - AI has beat the most skilled Poker players in the world. - Google's Super Bowl ad set off a bunch of Google Home devices. - More than 1,000 government computers in a US county have been infected by ransomware.

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  • Episode 489
  • February 1, 2017

Top Stories for the Week of February 1, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Facebook has introduced a new service to help users recover lost passwords. - Audio-based hacks are becoming more of a fear as scientists reveal the potential uses. - A new pair of electronic glasses auto-focus on what you're looking at. - Eight years of evidence have been lost by Texas police thanks to ransomware. - See a great deal on the Blackphone 2 on Ebay? It's quite likely a counterfeit... and will be bricked by the manufacturer.

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  • Episode 488
  • January 25, 2017

Top Stories for the Week of January 25, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Samsung has clarified what was causing Note 7's to catch fire. - A dad found a really creative use for 360 video, giving his daughter a first-person Virtual Reality view of her doll house. - The Star Trek fan film, Axanar, has settled out of court with CBS and Paramount. - A robot can write news articles in just one second. - Car makers are using soy-based products under the hood, and it's causing all kinds of issues as rodents find it delicious.

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  • Episode 487
  • January 18, 2017

Top Stories for the Week of January 18, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - BT is adding anti-junk-call filters to their phone service. - An autonomous transit bus is being tested in Las Vegas. - Dell’s Latest Laptop is $100 Cheaper If You Buy It With Ubuntu - Yahoo wants to change its name. - Google has revealed how they secure their cloud infrastructure, and it includes some clever, custom-built silicon.

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  • Episode 486
  • January 11, 2017

Top Stories for the Week of January 11, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - A Linux variant of a very destructive piece of malware has been discovered. - Official LEGO robotics are now a reality. - Amazon Echo has been ordering things discussed on TV shows without the users' consent. - Google is shutting down Hangouts API.

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  • Episode 485
  • January 4, 2017

Top Stories for the Week of January 4, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - The UK government is cracking down on sites selling fraudulent degrees. - The manufacturer of the iPhone hopes to replace their human workers with robots. - Drone deliveries are so 2016. Now, Amazon wants to make the whole warehouse fly. - Kingston is pushing the envelope with the release of their 2TB USB flash drives. - Don't blink: The leap second already happened.

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  • Episode 484
  • December 28, 2016

Top Stories for the Week of December 28, 2016

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Police want Amazon to give up the data captured by Echo. - Another line of consumer routers from Netgear are dangerously vulnerable to hacker takeover. - Microsoft has contracted nearly a billion dollars from the Department of Defense.

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  • Episode 483
  • December 21, 2016

Top Stories For The Week of December 21, 2016

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Your health tracker is poised to provide your personal data to the highest bidder. - Mario is available for iOS. - Yahoo was hacked again. Big time. Years ago. And it's just coming out now. - Lonely and live alone? A Japanese company is now selling lifelike anime girlfriends. The catch is, they are very tiny, and can't leave their cage. - At least two major players in the space race claim they have working prototypes for a new type of space engine that can get us to Mars in just 10 weeks... with no fuel.

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  • Episode 482
  • December 14, 2016

Top Stories for the Week of December 14, 2016

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - A security researcher got $10,000 for finding a bug on Yahoo that would let him read any users' mail. - Samsung is going to brick Galaxy Note 7 phones early next week. - Fitbit has bought, and is killing off Pebble. - Fraudsters can guess Visa card information in just six seconds.

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  • Episode 481
  • December 7, 2016

Top Stories for the Week of December 7, 2016

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Thieves are using radio jammers to leave your car unlocked when you use your key fob to lock it. - The evolution of the grocery store is coming... from Amazon. - From the "Creepy Toy Files": You might want to think twice about placing an i-Que or Cayla smart toy under the tree this season. - Are you a Dailymotion user? Change your passwords immediately.

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  • Episode 480
  • November 30, 2016

Top Stories For The Week Of November 30, 2016

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Hackers can hear you even if you don't have a microphone. - San Francisco's public transit system has been exploited by an automated ransomware. - More than 130,000 records of US Navy employees have been leaked. - SD cards aren't just for cameras anymore, so it's time for a new standard. - Google's artificial intelligence gives robots the ability to dream.

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  • Episode 479
  • November 23, 2016

Top Stories for the Week of November 23, 2016

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - A universal translator has found its way to a megaphone. - The latest ranking of the world's fastest supercomputers is out and Linux owns it once more. - A $2,500 Dell gaming laptop for just $33? Yes, please! - A couple big retailers in the US have been caught using illicit social engineering tactics in their computer service department. - Pigs fly and Microsoft has joined the Linux Foundation.

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  • Episode 478
  • November 16, 2016

Top Stories for the Week of November 16, 2016

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - The results from PwnFest are in: Google Pixel was pwned in just 60 seconds, and the Chinese hacker teams killed Safari and laugh at a four-second Flash hack. - Samsung has purchased connected car firm Harman for $8bn in cash. - A lone laptop computer can take down an entire server farm in a newly discovered type of denial-of-service attack. - The BBC has confirmed it will launch a new virtual reality film, The Turning Forest, next week.

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  • Episode 477
  • November 9, 2016

Top Stories for the Week of November 9, 2016

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Tesco Bank halted online payments on Monday after money was taken from 20,000 accounts. - Samsung has explosive deals on washers. Oh wait, sorry, I read that wrong: Samsung washers are exploding. - Mythbuntu is dead. - As it turns out, Nintendo NES Classic is basically a mini Linux computer with 30 ROMs. - KDE has a nice looking Mobile OS gearing up to replace Android on your smartphone.

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  • Episode 476
  • November 2, 2016

Top Stories for the Week of November 2, 2016

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - The timer has finally run out on Vine. - When bug bounties go bad... a young hacker intent on cashing in for revealing an iOS 10 bug lands himself a criminal record instead. - European court has ruled that Uber should pay their drivers at least minimum wage, and provide paid vacation time. - Facebook says they don't need your permission to use your biometric data. - Holy Moley--a robotic kitchen can cook like a master chef!

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  • Episode 475
  • October 26, 2016

Top Stories for the Week of October 26, 2016

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - AT&T and Time Warner are merging to create an ISP, TV, and media giant - An AI judge created by British scientists can predict human rights rulings with 79% accuracy. - A device that makes broccoli taste like chocolate has been developed. - 'Smart' home devices were used as weapons in a massive website attack on Friday. - A clever scam on Microsoft Windows utilizes the Blue Screen of Death to trick users into calling the scammers. - A major breakthrough this week in AI-driven speech-to-text comes from the labs at Microsoft.

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  • Episode 474
  • October 19, 2016

Top Stories for the Week of October 19, 2016

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Firefox and Chrome are constantly writing to disk, which could be shortening your SSD's lifespan. - A newly discovered systemd vulnerability could cause instability in Linux systems. - Saya, a highschool student from Japan is computer-generated, but you might not realize it to look at her. - UK officials plan to ram drones into passenger planes on purpose. - Verizon's $4.8 billion takeover deal for Yahoo may be doomed. - A drone-related injury could cost the Cleveland Indians the World Series.

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  • Episode 473
  • October 12, 2016

Top Stories for the Week of October 12, 2016

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Microsoft has switched their older operating systems to a more "Windows 10 style" update process. - Following an email leak, the Turkish government blocked several online storage services, including DropBox. - Samsung has pulled the plug on Galaxy Note 7 production after their "fixed" phones continued to catch fire. - Scientists have shown that memristors could run a neural network. - Verizon plans to bring cellular LTE coverage by way of drone to areas devastated by natural disaster, or where the cellular towers have otherwise been destroyed.

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  • Episode 472
  • October 5, 2016

Top Stories for the week of October 5, 2016

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - We may finally find out just what's legal and illegal to watch on Kodi boxes as a man charged with selling them is taking it to the top court. - An artificial pancreas has been approved by the FDA. - A Commodore 64 is still in operation in an auto shop, and has been working solid for the last 25 years. - Nvidia is in on the autonomous vehicle game, but they're taking a different approach: rather than programming the car how to drive, they're using AI to teach it how to drive... more like how people learn. - Johnson & Johnson is warning that one of their insulin pumps can be hacked to administer lethal doses of insulin. If you or someone you love are diabetic, stick around for the info. - Google is officially in the hardware game.

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