DTNS 3081 – In The Year 2021!

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comGoogle stops instant search, Apple partners for cochlear implants and why 2021 is predicted to be amazing.
With Rachel Metz, Scott Johnson and Tom Merritt

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Daily Tech Headlines – July 26, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Goodbye Flash, Hello Kaspersky Free, and good news for Nintendo.

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Today in Tech History – July 26, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1989 – Cornell student Robert Tappan Morris became the first person indicted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act after releasing a worm on the Internet. Morris claimed his worm was just measuring the size of the Internet.
http://books.google.com/books?id=lB4PAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA455&lpg=PA455&dq=july+26+1989+computer+fraud+and+abuse&source=bl&ots=3UIT1O0ZdL&sig=1DtUHSOAhBXD4MtmdrGpCs-LN4I&hl=en&sa=X&ei=YHC9U4PHB5HuoAS644CIBw&ved=0CEwQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=july%2026%201989%20computer%20fraud%20and%20abuse&f=false

1996 – Microsoft released Beta 2 of Internet Explorer 3.0, touting customization options like parental controls and the ability to handle shared applications and Web phone calls.

http://knowledgeway.org/news/96stories/new9607.html#ie3

2004 – Motorola announced that its next generation of cell phones would be iTunes-compatible. This first Apple phone, the Rokr, was not to meet with much success.
http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2004/07/26Motorola-and-Apple-Bring-iTunes-Music-Player-to-Motorolas-Next-Generation-Mobile-Phones.html

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DTNS 3080 – D I FLY

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comGoodbye to Flash, Goodbye to self-driving cars in India, hello to Checking in and boarding a plane without talking to humans.

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Daily Tech Headlines – July 25, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Roomba wants to sell maps of your house, Microsoft Paint gets a reprieve, Check-in and board an airline without talking to a single person.

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Today in Tech History – July 25, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1959 – Christopher Cockerell’s Hovercraft crossed the English Channel for the first time, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Frenchman Louis Bleriot’s historic first cross-Channel heavier-than-air flight.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolradio/subjects/history/britainsince1930s/transport/hovercraft

1990 – Microsoft became the first software company to exceed $1 billion in sales in a single year, reporting revenues of $1.18 billion for fiscal year 1990.

https://www.phase3.net/1990-july-25th-microsoft-revenue-breaks-1-billion/

2010 – Wikileaks published classified documents about the War in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaks in US. military history.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/25/afghanistan-war-logs-military-leaks

2016 – The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Abu Dhabi a year and two days after taking off on a journey to circumnavigate the globe on solar power. André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard alternated flying the plane but still needed rest between legs. The plane itself was capable of lying nonstop.

http://www.theverge.com/2016/7/26/12283128/solar-impulse-2-completes-round-the-world-trip-sun

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Cordkillers 180 – Cautiably Anarchistic

Our thoughts on the hot trailers from Comic-Con, how we fell about Internet cable replacements, and broadcasting baseball in VR. With special guest Nicole Lee.

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CordKillers: Ep. 180 – Cautiably Anarchistic
Recorded: July 24 2017
Guest: Nicole Lee

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I was about to sign up for my free hbo pass to start game of thrones season 7, but google Play notified me I could purchase a season pass early. I assume the other stores (apple/amazon) also have it posted … I haven’t seen any news if HBO plans to post episode by episode this year to the stores week in week out.

Even if it was delayed 7 days … better than last season when it was delayed a fully ear to the stores. Have either of you heard what HBO’s plans are for episode releases?

Joe
 

 

 

Tom, Brian, and Hammond,

I have four daughters and I still help with car insurance, health insurance, and Netflix. It is no longer the days of getting a job and your parent dropping you off to sink or swim. So they run off my Netflix I actually had one daughter say she’d rather lose health insurance than Netflix, oh to be young. Love the the show although I can’t quite the cord cut yet. If Netflix gets pissy, well, we’ll see.

Allen

Adult Swim has stopped livestreaming Space Ghost Coast To Coast episodes (unfortunately), but it’s replaced it with a full-on stream of Rick & Morty! And even better, it streams the episodes in order! Check it out here:

www.adultswim.com/videos/streams/rick-and-morty/

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Amar

 

 

 

Hey guys,

On the latest Cordkillers Susanna wrote in about a cord cutting question for her mother. She mentioned keeping her internet connection and land line.

I don’t think I’ve ever heard you guys go into detail about cutting the phone cord so I wanted to mention a land line alternative.

I got rid of my land line years ago and signed up for a free Google Voice number that I forwarded to my mobile phone. That way I had a home phone number I could give out to people and keep my mobile number a little more private.

My youngest son is now at the age where we are able to leave him home alone but he doesn’t have a mobile phone. I bought an Obi200 voip adapter for $50 and a good old fashioned corded phone. I can connect it to the Google voice service and now I have an absolutely free phone connection at home.

It doesn’t include 911 services but that can be added for a small monthly fee.

Thanks,
Scott 
 

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DTNS 3079 – Like Watching Paint Die

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comA DNA app store opens, autonomous cargo shipping about to hit the seas, and Microsoft Paint nears its end.
With Veronica Belmont, Roger Chang, and Tom Merritt.

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Daily Tech Headlines – July 24, 2017

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Microsoft announces AI chip for AR, Didi funds Grab to fight Uber, SNES Classic preorders a mess.

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Today in Tech History – July 24, 2017

Today in Tech History logo1874 – Woodward and Evans Light filed a patent for “Artificial light by means of electricity” with the Canadian Department of Agriculture. Woodward later sold the patent to Thomas Edison, who patented a different and more successful version of the incandescent lamp in the US.

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/cool/002027-2003-e.html

1950 – The Bumper 8, made of a German V-2 missile lower stage and WAC-Corporal upper stage launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. It was the first launch from what would become the Kennedy Space Center.

https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-objects/first-launch-cape-canaveral-florida-july-24-1950

1969 – Apollo 11 arrived safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the first manned mission to land on the Moon.

http://airandspace.si.edu/collections/imagery/apollo/as11/a11facts.htm

2013 – Google announced the Chromecast, a $35 HDMI stick, powered by USB, that streamed video from the Internet and other devices to a TV.

http://gigaom.com/2013/07/24/google-announces-chromecast-a-dongle-to-stream-online-videos-to-your-tv/

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