Ep. 821: Where the water's polluted with germs Video
Multiple rage-fits on today's show, as we discuss poor Sony's PlayStation Network being hacked again, patent trolls going after the entire app store market, the Winklevoss twins taking their hurt feelings all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and sweet little elementary school kids unable to have a school talent show thanks to the jack-boot of the culture of ownership. Good times. --Molly
The FAA has asked Boeing to prove it's new connected airplane isn't so connected it can connect hackers. We also discuss why folks think women aren't as good at math when all the women we know are great at math. And we hash over some Apple tablet rumors. I mean how could we not. We also have special guest host Clayton Morris from Fox News, AND Ryan Shrout from PC Perspective.
Showing you the iPhone 4 is a no-brainer, but you'll also see the moments that people aren't talking about at WWDC. We'll show you how to check your phone upgrade status, and iPad users beware after hackers break through AT&T.
Amazon's Cloud Music servers cut out for a brief period yesterday after the world's Little Monsters flooded the site to download Lady Gaga's new album "Born This Way" for just $0.99. Jeff and Wilson are two such fans, and we love it when Wilson gets all righteous about piracy because we get to throw it back in his face. Today's episode of The 404 deals with Jeff's addition to Reddit, digital projectionists in Boston AMC theaters purposefully making 2D movies dimmer than usual, and the debut of everyone's favorite PB&J in a can...yes, the Candwich.
On today's show, the iPhone is apparently storing your location data even when you've turned off the location tracking services. And law enforcement agencies and a cottage industry of iOS forensics companies have been taking advantage of these logs for years. Nevertheless, Steve Jobs appears to insist in an email to a customer that Apple is not tracking anyone. Really. Hunch shows you why you love both hummus and Macs, even if you don't love Apple. Plus, Sony is rebuilding its PlayStation Network security after its now five-day outage, and an innocent man is accused of child pornography because it's still just too damn hard to put a password on a WiFi network. --Molly
This week, we debate the ongoing PlayStation Network outage, guesstimate the arrival of new iMac desktops, and salute AMD for grabbing a solid share of the low-end laptop market.
News Corp. is switching video-game review sites, BlackBerry OS 7 is on the way, and Sony is working to make amends for the PlayStation network outage and hack.
Jack Tretton, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America, publicly offers his apologies to customers, content partners, and retailers for disruptions caused by the PlayStation Network outage.
Sony comes clean about six days after its network "intrusion" and admits that its hack attack actually led to the reveal of tens of millions of usernames, addresses, dates of birth, and maybe even passwords, security questions, and credit card numbers. So, that's a pretty bad day over at Sony. Also, Apple "comes clean" on its location data tracking, claiming that it's not happening, and even if it is happening, it's not that accurate, and even if it is that accurate, it's just so they can serve you better iAds. Wait, what?
Zappos customers reset passwords after the site's 24 million accounts hacked, Apple is expected to bring interactive textbooks to the iPad, and Wikipedia and other sites will go dark Wednesday in protest of SOPA.