Show Notes – July 27th, 2015

 

 

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pwd.sh Is a Command-Line Only, GPG-Encrypted Password Manager If you work keeps you at the command line, or you just prefer terminal windows to heavier apps, pwd.sh gives you a way to manage your passwords in a secure, encrypted local container. Of course, it’s only accessible via the command line.The GIF above kind of shows you how it works, but pwd.sh is super simple. The tool itself is just a script that generates, opens, edits, and saves password strings
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Google Is Finally Divorcing from Google+ Accounts The oft-mocked Google+ is getting stripped of features that’ll be incorporated elsewhere into the Googleverse. Google has decided to “move some features that aren’t essential to an interest-based social experience out of Google+,” according to a post on its official blog today. That includes Google+ Photos elements being phased into the Photos app, and location sharing will be moved to Hangouts. W
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Georgia sues man for posting annotated state laws online You might think that legislation should be freely accessible as a matter of course, but the state of Georgia begs to differ. It’s suing Public.Resource.Org owner Carl Malamud for allegedly violating copyright by publishing the annotated versions of G…
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Why the Hell Is Windows 10 Sharing My Wifi Passwords? Look, Microsoft. Just because I am Facebook friends with someone, doesn’t mean I want to share my wifi passwords with them. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happens by default in Windows 10. Anyone who I’m Outlook.com contacts with (spammers), Skype friends with (webcam strippers), or Facebook friends with (high school buddies turned webcam strippers) can connect to wifi networks that I have the
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How the Experts Protect Themselves Online (Compared to Everyone Else) If you ask the average person what the best ways to protect themselves online are, they’ll give some true answers—but they’ll likely be different than the answers you’d get from a security researcher. Here’s the difference.Google, in a paper they’re presenting at the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security this weekend, asked two groups—experts and nonexperts—what they do to stay safe online. Whi
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PSA: Do Not Pay for Spotify and Rdio Subscriptions Through iTunes Spotify and Rdio are great streaming services, and unless you’ve become a diehard fan of the clunky Apple Music, you’re probably still using them. However, if you pay for your subscription for Spotify and Rdio through iTunes, you’re paying $3 too much.http://lifehacker.com/how-to-make-se…Apple charges 30 percent for all payments made through iTunes. That means subscribing to the Premium plans in
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Windows 10, Day One Last night, as promised, I installed Windows 10 on my own personal laptop. I left everything to chance. I didn’t back up my data. Hell, I set my Lenovo ThinkPad X240 on the floor of a pizza parlor in San Francisco—dongle and all—and let it install totally unattended.Then, I woke my precious laptop to discover the most painless software upgrade I’ve ever performed. At least, that’s what it feels li
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Don’t Ask Google Maps ‘Are We There Yet?’ The Google Maps lady might sound all friendly and helpful, but like any mom, she gets real sassy if you keep asking her if you’re there yet. As spotted by Android Police, the latest version of Google Maps for Android is hiding a neat Easter Egg. In turn-by-turn navigation mode, there’s a microphone button so you can ask questions whilst driving. And if you ask it ‘are we there yet?’, she gets incr
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See A Car Crash From the Perspective of Google’s Self Driving Car One of Google’s self-driving cars was recently involved in an accident, and the company has released a video showing what the crash looked like from the car’s perspective. It’s clear that Google’s car was not at fault — in fact, this accident demonstrates pretty clearly the danger of letting distracted humans drive. On July 1, one of Google’s Lexus driverless cars was driving autonomously toward a
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Google introduces 360-degree YouTube ads Google’s already rolled out 360-degree videos on YouTube, like Bjork’s latest musical venture, and now the company has announced that it’s doing the same with advertisements. The new feature debuted on Wednesday for both Chrome and the mobile YouTube…
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Fly Through a World of Software Like It’s the Universe This might look like a journey through space, but in fact it’s a shot from an interactive visualization that allows you to explore software package managers like they’re galaxies. It’s… more fun than it should be.Created by Andrei Kashcha, you can explore the software universe using keyboard keys to fly through the whole space. Kashcha explains what you can see:Every dot here is a package. Posit
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Skype Translator Likes to Swear in Chinese Skype Translator is an amazing feat of engineering, even if it isn’t perfect. But reports suggest that, in Chinese at least, it has somewhat of a potty mouth.Tom Carter writes for Global Times that he’s been using Skype Translator whilst on a shoot in China to make a cross-lingual TV commercial. But some of the results haven’t exactly been what he expected. He explains:A glitch in the beta softwar
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Shell’s UK petrol stations let you PayPal at the pump Although Apple Pay is currently enjoying the limelight, companies all over Britain are working to get their own mobile payment strategies in order. Once such company is Shell, which after months of testing has begun rolling out its new PayPal-powered…
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How Prolific STDs Are Across the U.S. Ever wondered how… successful your city was at sharing STDs? Well, this map hows how prolific syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia are across the country. Brace yourself.The map here uses data taken from the CDC for 2013, which combines reports of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia. The data’s then normalized to show the number of STD cases per 100,000 people. Deep red is high, light yellow low.The
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[Federico Musto] of Arduino SRL Discusses Arduino Legal Situation Recently we had the opportunity to sit down and interview Arduino SRL’s CEO, [Federico Musto], over a nice dinner. His company is one half of the Arduino vs Arduino debacle which has pitted Arduino.cc against Arduino.org in a battle over the trademark on “Arduino”. Given the tremendous amount of press coverage of [Massimo Banzi] and the Arduino LLC side of the story (Arduino.cc), we were very inte
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Snack Subscriptions, Compared: How to Choose the Food Box for You It seems that there’s a subscription box for everything, even food. For one low (or not so low) monthly payment, you can get snacks, spices, and “artisanal” sausages mailed to your door each month, but choosing which box is worth your money is the hardest part.People, like subscription boxes, are case by case situations. There are whole meal kits (such as Blue Apron or Plated, which we won’t be ta
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“Drones” Endanger Airborne Wildfire Fighting There is no denying that personal drones are in the public eye these days. Unfortunately they tend to receive more negative press than positive. This past weekend, there were news reports of a wildfire in California. Efforts to fight the fire were hampered when no less than five drones were spotted flying in the area. Some reports even stated that two of the drones followed the firefighting aircra
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A book to help everyone make a living with Creative Commons Let’s show the world how sharing can be good for business. Read the rest
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Hackers Have the Power to Remotely Hijack Half a Million Chrysler Cars An ongoing investigation into the security of Chrysler vehicles bears some pretty startling conclusions. In a couple of weeks, security researchers will reveal the details of a zero-day exploit that affects some 471,000 cars. Put bluntly: Hackers can take complete control of the cars from thousands of miles away.Longtime car hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek recently demonstrated the danger
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Red Star Linux Adds Secret Watermarks To Files An anonymous reader writes: ERNW security analyst Florian Grunow

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