Show Notes, April 14th, 2014

 

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Heartbleed Explanation

 

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LastPass Now Tells You Which Heartbleed-Affected Passwords to Change This week, a giant security hole came to light that affects a large portion of the internet. As different sites recover, you’ll need to change your passwords, and now LastPass tells you when to do so.Due to the nature of the Heartbleed bug (read more here), you’ll need to wait until affected sites update their infrastructure before you change your passwords. LastPass’ ever-useful Security Check to
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36 Brutally Honest Wikipedia Entries While traditional Wikipedia is an excellent tool for pretending you know something and didn’t just look it up on Wikipedia, it can also be tremendously longwinded and boring. That’s why we created TL;DR Wikipedia (or Too Long; Didn’t Read Wikipedia if you’re our dad). TL;DR Wikipedia aims to be your #1 source for fact-esque information in as few words as possible. So get your pseudo-learn on!
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Canvanizer Offers Collaborative Brainstorming Via Digital Post-Its A blank sheet is where all great ideas begin, but staring at one on your own can be a daunting and unproductive beginning. Webapp Canvanizer lets you collaborate with colleagues through its simple yet powerful brainstorming platform.Whether it’s a business idea, a product concept, a strategic plan or software development, Canvanizer kicks your creative juices into gear with a simple whiteboard and
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Seagate announces 6TB HDD Seagate today announced it is now shipping the world’s fastest 6 TB hard disk drive (HDD), the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD v4. The drive is targeted at enterprise users  Seagate claims the drives enables faster data transfers by building on an eighth-generation platform that enables the drive to deliver up to a 25 percent increase in performance over competing 6 TB drives.The drive connect
   
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New Service Lets You Hitch a Ride With Private Planes For Cost of Tank of Gas v3rgEz (125380) writes “A new service, Airpooler, matches pilots with passengers looking to head the same way. Since it’s not an officially licensed charter service, prices are limited to roughly the passengers’ share of the gas, giving pilots a way to share the expense of enjoying the open blue and flyers a taste of their personal pilot.” Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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Francis Bitonti’s 3D Printed Dress You Can Print at Home We all know Francis Bitonti is changing the face of 3D printing by pushing the boundaries of what it can do (remember Dita’s Gown and his belts?) and his latest creation is a 3D printed dress you can print at home! The Bristle Dress is made entirely on a MakerBot Replicator 2, a desktop 3D printer for the home and the files for the skirt are available and completely customizable on Thingiverse. T
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Google tries to trademark ‘Glass’, trademark office rejects the application Google’s strive to trademark the word ‘Glass’ has been smashed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), according to a Wall Street Journal report.
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This Fork Adds Flavors to Your Food — Design News Molecular gastronomy is coming to your untensils. Aromafork is a piece of flatware with a divot that holds blotting paper, to which you can apply any number of scents that can add flavor to your forkful. The Aromafork will be available later this year. READ MORE »
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Guy Who Dumped Fiancee By Text Can’t Get Back $53K Engagement Ring An upstate man’s decision to dump his future bride by text message has proven expensive. When Christa Clark replied, “Your doing this through a text message????”, the response she got from Louis Billittier Jr. was, “Plus you get a $50,000 parting ring. Enough for a down payment on a house.” [ more › ]
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Interactive Map Shows Which NYC Schools Don’t Have Arts Teachers A report released today by NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer shows that 20% of city schools have neither a full- nor a part-time certified arts teacher, 16% of schools have no arts or cultural partnerships, and 10% of schools have no dedicated arts room. “Despite widely-acknowledged benefits,” the report argues, “as well as clearly established mandates in New York State Education Law,
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Suny Monitors UV Index At Your Current Location Spending too much time in the sun is bad for you and those harmful rays manage to make it through even the thickest of clouds to damage your skin. Suny is an app that helps you keep an eye on those UV rays so you don’t accidentally spend too much time outside. Suny is very simple. When you open the app, you’ll see the UV index of you current location. The bigger the circle, the more damaging the s
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US Cellular’s new plans let you avoid contracts and big phone payments If you’d rather not go to a very big US carrier like T-Mobile to avoid both contracts and up-front phone costs, don’t worry — US Cellular now lets you drop those obligations, too. Its newly launched Simple Connect plans provide unlimited data,…
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Livestream app now available for Google Glass Live video streaming startup Livestream announced an app for Google Glass during the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas today. As the company’s name suggests, the app will allow Glass users to stream their point of view live over the Internet in a move that’s sure to elevate…
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The Best Speed-Reading Extensions For Chrome The Galaxy S5 just got Spritz, a speed-reading app that is shaking up the way we read on our tablets. And now many of us want that speed-reading tool elsewhere too. What are the best speed-reading apps for Chrome? Let’s take a look. Spreed – Speed Read The Web (Chrome) Spreed is the clear favourite of the Chrome store. To use it, click Alt-V and then highlight the passage you’d like to speed read,
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State-sponsored hackers are attacking news outlets on a massive scale It’s not hard to spot instances of state-sponsored hacking against dissidents and terrorism suspects, but it now appears that these attacks frequently target the press — and more often than you see in the news. Google security engineers report that…
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Turkish court rules tweets are free speech Turkey’s country-wide Twitter ban has already been temporarily lifted on a national level, but the stay-of-execution wasn’t completely universal. One of the three court orders that prompted the original ban forced Twitter to use its Country Withheld…
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Samsung’s new monitors include one with a billion-color, 3,840 x 2,160 screen Now that Samsung’s shown us the GS5, Gear 2 smartwatch and its latest Chromebook, it’s time for the company’s lesser-known product teams to come out of the woodwork. Next up: the display division, which today introduced three new models for 2014,…
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Netflix signs Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin to original series, but what about Dolly? When Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton came together to form the holy trinity of dark comedy in 1980’s 9 to 5, VHS was still relatively young. Fast-forward 34 years and your VCR (if you still have one) is likely covered in dust and cobwebs,…
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Can Oculus survive the Facebook effect? The response was swift, and almost universally negative. Within minutes of Facebook’s announcement that it was acquiring Oculus VR for $2 billion, the internet had begun to mobilize against the deal. From Twitter to Reddit to our own forums, the…
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Carbon Dioxide leak kills Samsung factory worker Korean news agency Yonhap News is reporting that a gas leak at a Samsung plant in southern Seoul has left one worker dead. A malfunction in the factory’s fire extinguishing system released carbon dioxide after it mistakenly detected fire,…
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Songza taps Weather Channel data to suggest mood-enhancing music Songza is the psychiatrist of music apps, trying to figure out how you’re doing and come up with just the right music fix. It’s now teamed up with the Weather Channel, using its data to figure out if a sunset or rainstorm might be in your area. The…
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Microsoft Makes Office Free for iPhone and Android Phones Microsoft today updated Office for the iPhone and Android smartphones and made the application suite free for home users. Previously, the app required a subscription to Office 365, which carried a monthly fee. iPhone and Android smartphone owners can now open, edit, and create Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files on their smartphone for no charge. Business users will still need to subscribe to Office
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Spyware increasingly a part of domestic violence Australian Simon Gittany murdered his girlfriend, Lisa Harnum, after an abusive relationship that involved his surveillance of her electronic communications using off-the-shelf spyware marketed for purposes ranging from keeping your kids safe to spotting dishonest employees. As Rachel Olding writes in The Age, surveillance technology is increasingly a factor in domestic violence, offering abusive
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