This week, Greg Davies from the BlendoveR podcast and frequent Geeks of Doom contributor (including the Tardisblend podcast) joins us to discuss how the National Security Agency is eavesdropping on our phone calls, e-mails, texts, and all online activity in the name of national security. Are we overreacting, or not acting enough? Also, the NSA may have our data, but they can never patent our DNA. Microsoft does a 180 on their followup to the 360, and Google creates a network of floating balloons…
This week, Dropbox acquires superstar app Mailbox, Google shuts down Reader (and the internet goes berserk), Netflix goes social, Samsung launches the S4 and Apple goes on the defensive, and Veronica Mars is back…thanks to Kickstarter.
This week, we have a ton of Apple news, including revealing evidence uncovered in the ongoing Apple/Samsung trial, and how one tech reporter’s online identity was demolished as a result of a social engineering hack on Apple & Amazon tech support.
Plus, Starbucks invests $25 million — and their entire paypoint infrastructure — in Square payments.
On this week’s show, we’ll talk about Google‘s ambitious plan to put Gigabit Fiber in every home, beginning with Kansas City. And a look at the 2012 London Olympics, an Olympics so far fraught with technical challenges and social media disputes.
But first, the headlines…Rumored launch dates for the next Apple iPhone and iPad Mini, Verizon can’t charge extra for tethering, Microsoft launches Outlook.com, and Digg relaunches!
This week, Dwayne DeFreitas and Andrew Sorcini examine social media’s reaction to the tragedy in Aurora, plans to relaunch Digg, why a Google or Facebook buyout of your favorite startup means it’s probably toast, Nexus 7‘s overwhelming demand, Marissa Mayer‘s big question, Apple‘s Mountain Lion launch, Apple vs. Samsung (again), and why you’re going to need all new dock connectors for your Apple devices.