Show Notes November 3rd, 2014

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Topics

  • Encrypted email and chat
  • key signing

What to bring?

  • Your laptop and/or mobile device and flash drive
  • Your skillz (and patience in teaching said skillz)
  • Your curiosity in learning said skillz
  • Your crypto/security/privacy themed baked goods for the bake-off (with prizes)

TED Talk from Glenn Greenwald

 


PSA from Rose for Mac folk

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/10/mac-os-x-yosemite-reportedly-leaks-location-search-data/


China will use lasers to take down low-flying drones In order to defend itself against small drones, China built a laser-based system that can shoot down the compact aircraft up to 1.2 miles away. According to the official Xinhua news agency, the tech can bring down the rogue flying machines within…

http://www.ted.com/talks/sergei_lupashin_a_flying_camera_on_a_leash?language=en 


 

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The Hackaday Prize: The Hacker Behind The First Tricorder Smartphones are the most common expression of [Gene Roddneberry]‘s dream of a small device packed with sensors, but so far, the suite of sensors in the latest and greatest smartphone are only used to tell Uber where to pick you up, or upload pics to an Instagram account. It’s not an ideal situation, but keep in mind the Federation of the 24th century was still transitioning to a post-scarcity eco
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Taylor Swift shakes off Spotify, pulls entire catalog Just as 1989 looks set to become the first platinum album of the year, it looks as though the world’s biggest pop star and its biggest streaming service have broken up: Taylor Swift’s entire back catalog has disappeared from Spotify. Although neither…
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UK museums want copyright changes so they can display WWI documents Thanks to overly severe copyright laws, museums, libraries and other UK institutions have been unable to show important historical documents to the public. The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act (CDPA) 1988 is currently stopping an estimated 1.74…
6h
Revised Android Gmail App Supports Outlook, Yahoo Mail Google has re-envisioned Gmail for Android 5.0 Lollipop and made it a more robust app thanks to several new tools. The overhauled application adopts Material Design, which is the new design language seen across many Android apps. It also adds some key features. Primarily, Gmail adds in-app support for other email services. Gmail 5.0 lets users of Yahoo Mail, AOL Mail, Outlook.com, and other POP3/I
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Google Nexus Player review: a strong, but flawed, introduction to Android TV Google has been trying to get into the living room for a long time, but it hasn’t always worked out. The Google TV platform it launched four years ago never really took off and the curiously shaped Nexus Q was so beleaguered by its limited functions…
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Android 5.0 Lollipop preview: Google’s biggest mobile update in years There’s something magical about the idea that, in the space of a few minutes, your smartphone or tablet can look dramatically different and do some cool new things, to boot. That’s why operating system updates can be oddly exciting, and Android’s…
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Google Calendar gets smarter and prettier As part of the Google’s continued push forward with Lollipop, Calendar is getting a major (and long-overdue) upgrade. Obviously that includes a Material Design facelift (which we can only assume will come to the web app eventually), but it also…
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Carnival’s cruise ships are getting much faster WiFi If you’ve tried to use internet access aboard a cruise ship, you know it can be an exercise in frustration — the connection is rarely speedy or reliable enough to make you feel at home. You might not have that problem on your next pleasure trip,…
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PayPal now lets you pay for packages days after you order them Wish you didn’t have to pay for online orders before they showed up? You won’t have to, if you’ve loaded up a PayPal account. In the wake of a trial run, the company has formally rolled out Pay After Delivery, a service that gives you up to 14 days…
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Skype’s Translator preview goes live for Windows 8.1 users We first heard about Skype’s Translator feature back in May, and that it should arrive before the end of the year. Well, in keeping with that timeline, the video-chatting outfit opened up a preview for Windows 8.1 devices. As its moniker suggests,…
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What Is On Netflix? Uses Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB to Help Pick a Movie Picking a movie to watch on Netflix is often pretty hard. What is on Netflix? taps into Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB scores to help you quickly find something good. What is on Netflix? is similar to something like Instantwatcher, but has an interface that might be a little easier for some to navigate. You can sort movies by their scores on Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB, then further sort them by genre. You
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​Yummly Suggests Recipes Based on Cooking Skill, Weather, and More iOS/Web: Yummly returns search results based on dietary restrictions and preferences. It also makes recipe suggestions based on things like location, weather, time, and your grocery list. You may already know that with Yummly, you can search by ingredients to find new recipes, but that’s not what makes it special. Yummly is best known for its customization and intelligent suggestions. When you mak
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Nottingham’s National Videogame Arcade could be the best museum ever Nottingham’s probably best known for its infamous sheriff, but next year it’ll have another claim to fame when a museum dedicated to gaming opens in the city. The National Videogame Arcade, said to be “the world’s first cultural centre for gaming,”…
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Gaze Lets You Watch Videos with Your Long-Distance Friends in Real Time Everyday occurrences like watching TV become exponentially difficult for those with long-distance partners or friends around the world. Gaze allows you to virtually watch videos at the same time with other people and communicate through webcam.Although Google Hangouts allows for screen sharing, the resolution isn’t consistently up to par and frequently goes through disconnections and lag. That’s w
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The Secret Powers of Chrome’s Address Bar Chrome’s address bar doesn’t do much at a glance. Type in a URL and you’re taken to a web site. But it can do a lot more if you know how to use it. We’ve covered plenty of great Chrome tricks over the years, but the address bar has always been a bit neglected. You can actually do a ton with it though, so let’s dig into some of the better tricks.Perform Quick Unit Conversion and Math Don’t feel li
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Hulu adds old episodes from Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and more If you’re like me, you regularly enjoy catching up on favorites from Comedy Central via Hulu. But what about the older stuff? Well, after extending its partnership with Viacom, the streaming service is adding a lot more content for your viewing…
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Verizon attaches privacy-obviating unique ID to customers’ internet requests Wired: “A trump card to obviate established privacy

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