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LeVar Burton ReadsPodcastLeVar Burton reads short stories.https://art19.com/shows/levar-burton-readsDTNS 3056 – FRENCHY FRENCH THING6/20/2017Hey Tom, just wanted to tell you about a new podcast from LeVar Burton called LeVar Burton Reads(https://art19.com/shows/levar-burton-reads). It's definitely a spiritual successor to Reading Rainbow and it's fantastic. Each week he reads a short story, doing voices and has great professional sound design. He says it's gonna be mostly sci-fi and fantasy but not always. Thanks for the great show from very hot and muggy Atlanta.

HackadayWebsite"Hackaday serves up Fresh Hacks Every Day from around the Internet. Our playful posts are the gold-standard in entertainment for engineers and engineering enthusiasts."http://hackaday.com/DTNS 3054 – AMAZON SPENT THEIR WHOLE PAYCHECK6/16/2017Hey folks, I have a single pick that has diverse content for tinkerers and makers. Laser shows with 3d printed gears and cams? Microwave teardown and repair attempts? Vintage computer builds? Racing Power Wheel cars containing battery packs from Ford Fusion Hybrids? Yeah. I thought that would get your attention. Hackaday.com is your spot!

Nathaniel from Oh, No, Still Raining Washington
iPad ProHardwareApple's 10.5" and 12.9" tablethttps://www.apple.com/ipad/DTNS 3051 – TOM HAS A THOUGHT AND PATRICK DISAGREES6/13/2017Recommended by Patrick Beja
Will Robots Take My Job?WebsiteFind out how likely you'll lose your job to a robot in the future.willrobotstakemyjob.comDTNS 3042 – IS THAT AN SD CARD IN YOUR POCKET OR ARE YOU HIDING DATA FROM ME5/31/2017I came across a great resource on Product Hunt and thought it would be a good share for the audience. It's a website called Will Robots Take My Job? (willrobotstakemyjob.com)

Just enter your job title and the site will provide a percentage of how likely your position will be taken over by a robot in the future. The site also includes some interesting stats like job growth percentage, medium annual wage, and number of people employed with the same title (doesn't say where, so I'm not sure if it's globally or limited to the U.S.).

Keep up the great work! 👍🏻
Jesse (hometownrival)
Particle ZooMisc.Subatomic particle plushieshttps://www.particlezoo.netDTNS 3041 – ESSENTIALLY CONCERNED5/30/2017I have a whimsical pick today: Particle Zoo. A full range of plushie subatomic particles are available for purchase! They're adorable and great for the wee ones in your life, your pets, or when you inevitably wake up in the night to find you drooled yourself to your pillow.

Have a shake at https://www.particlezoo.net

Thanks for all the hard work,

Nathaniel from SURPISE IT'S SUMMER NOW Washington
Artificial Super IntelligenceGame"Train your AI. Meet bizarre Silicon Valley residents. Explore parallel universes."http://www.meetcarrot.com/artificialsuperintelligence/DTNS 3030 – THE PROBLEM WITH PROCRASTINATION5/15/2017My Twitter feed was recently raving about a new game from the developers of the CARROT line of apps called Artificial Super Intelligence. Willing to part with $3 to see what all the fuss was about, I bought the game and started my journey to create the world's first A.S.I. I wasn't disappointed.

Anyone who has used a CARROT app before will feel at home with the game's style and humor. While you progress CARROT's intelligence level from super dumb to super smart, you'll have to make decisions that positively or negatively affect your staff, investors, the government, and the press/public. If you fill or deplete any of these bars it's game over for that version of earth. You read that right, in addition to building an A.S.I. you'll be doing so across an infinite number of parallel universes. One of the best aspects of this game is that it helps you learn about artificial intelligence and how developing one works in reality, as well as future scenarios we may face as a species.

I just completed my initial mission and CARROT now rules over all, but the journey still continues as I attempt to experience all 50+ outcomes and I'll continue having a blast while doing so!

Jesse (hometownrival)
Startup GraveyardWebsiteLearn from the mistakes from failed start ups.http://startupgraveyard.io/DTNS 3027 – EYE ROBOT5/10/2017I wanted to pass along an interesting website for those that follow or have an infinity for startups called Startup Graveyard. The site features a selection of startups that attempted greatness but ultimately didn't succeed (I personally was very disheartened when my beloved Rdio was the first startup showcased on my initial visit to the site). Startup Graveyard does a really nice job of segmenting the startups by category, providing details as to why the startup didn't succeed, and listing competitors. If you or someone you know is creating their own startup, this is sure to be an invaluable resource to help learn from mistakes of the past. Jesse (hometownrival)
The Federalist podcast episode featuring FCC Chairman, Ajit PaiPodcastSee Show Notes Texthttp://thefederalist.com/2017/04/26/fcc-chairman-ajit-pai-speaks-net-neutrality-privacy-rickrolling/DTNS 3019A – SPIDERMAN WON’T HELP SONY THIS TIME4/28/2017The Federalist (which is a center-right site) recently had a podcast interviewing FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai. I found it pretty interesting and thought that listeners to DTNS and/or Cordcutters may be interested:

Maurice in hot and humid New Orleans.
Robert Sawer WWW trilogy (Wake, Watch, Wonder)Book"The Golden Age is Grand Space Opera, a large-scale SF adventure novel in the tradition of A. E. Van vogt and Roger Zelazny, with perhaps a bit of Cordwainer Smith enriching the style. It is an astounding story of super science, a thrilling wonder story that recaptures the excitements of SF's golden age writers."http://amzn.to/2ozZzAnDTNS 3007 – WHAT’S THE BEEF WITH THE GOOGLE HOME4/12/2017Hey Tom,
Robert Sawer wrote the WWW trilogy (Wake, Watch, Wonder) that explores the emergence and the effect that a super intelligence can have.
The series maybe a bit too YA, but it does present some interesting questions about the development of a super intelligence, and the consequences for life on earth.
Thanks for all you do!
William Madison
The Golden AgeBook"Caitlin Decter is young, pretty, feisty, a genius at math, and blind. When she receives an implant to restore her sight, instead of seeing reality she perceives the landscape of the World Wide Web-where she makes contact with a mysterious consciousness existing only in cyberspace."http://amzn.to/2op2HNnDTNS 3007 – WHAT’S THE BEEF WITH THE GOOGLE HOME4/12/2017I'm very much looking forward to (and have already pre-ordered) Rob Reid's "After On".

While waiting for the release date I can recommend, on the same subject but in a different sub-genre, John C. Wright's "The Golden Age". This far future space opera imagines humanity's relationship to its super-intelligent creations, and tells the story of one man's quest to reclaim some of what was lost in the singularity.

Best to you & all the DTNS crew.

Allison Sheridan's blog post about Project FiNewsAllison talks about using Project Fi and how good tech practices help her recover from a theft.https://www.podfeet.com/blog/2017/04/tech-stories-from-travel-in-south-america/DTNS 3006 – JUST BEAM MY BITS4/11/2017
Allison Sheridan's travel tech photosMisc. Allison's travel techhttps://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipOshZjU-PKm4g4vE4QxfiLODJhHvKJQ-hSzWf9Dcz_YIPpYJByk9YoLUjsWdcgJ3g?key=TURVTE9sS0ZEVm0weWUyT2IxaUxRMC1jNThvYUh3DTNS 3006 – JUST BEAM MY BITS4/11/2017
Daemon & FreedomBookTwo books by Daniel Suarezhttp://thedaemon.com/DTNS 2997 – GALAXY FAN’S APPETITES S8ED3/29/2017Your conversations the last two days have got me thinking of my favourite books in the technology section category.

Monday's talk of fears of AI got me thinking of Daniel Suarez' two books Daemon and Freedom (TM). We could be just one Silicon Valley mogul's death way from living in this world.

Tuesday's talk of controlling things with your mind makes me think of Dennis E. Taylor's book We are Legion (We are Bob). Here the book looks at what it would be like to have your self cryogenically frozen then wake up to find you are now a body-less AI program.

Personally I would much rather live in Suarez's world but hope that we do someday get to the tech level that would make Taylor's possible.

Thanks for the great shows and proud to be a Patreon backer.

James Tisdale
h264ifyExtension/PluginForces all YouTube videos (including live streams!) in Chrome to send in H.264https://github.com/erkserkserks/h264ify)DTNS 2995 – PRO-BOT3/27/2017I'd like to recommend the Chrome and Firefox extension "h264ify" (https://github.com/erkserkserks/h264ify). I am an extensive Chrome user on my MacBooks. I've been noticing YouTube videos always have high CPU usage even with hardware acceleration turned on, and in Safari they hardly use any CPU. The high CPU makes the laptop run hot and quickly drains the battery.

After some research I found a great article on HowToGeek.com (https://www.howtogeek.com/227940/why-youtube-in-chrome-and-firefox-is-draining-your-laptop%E2%80%99s-battery-and-how-to-fix-it/) explaining what's happening. Basically, Google is forcing the browsers to use their open source VP8 and VP9 codecs on YouTube videos. However, Macs don't have hardware acceleration for those codecs, only for the patent-laden but more widely accepted H.264 codec.

The h264ify extension forces all YouTube videos (including live streams!) to send in H.264. It's a dramatic improvement in CPU usage. On my 2015 MacBook Pro, I went from 75% CPU usage to 10%. I highly recommend everyone get this!

- Your DTNS Boss anotherJmartin
Digital Privacy at the U.S. Border: Protecting the Data On Your Devices and In the CloudEducationEFF post on best practices for securing your data when entering the US.https://www.eff.org/wp/digital-privacy-us-border-2017DTNS 2984 – FINTECH != FISH3/10/2017
Startup Security WeeklyPodcastDiscusses different startups, funding, and strategies
from an infosec security startup's point of view.
http://securityweekly.com/subscribe/DTNS 2977 – THIS NETWORK IS A MESH3/1/2017For those interested in learning more about venture capital; Startup Security Weekly discusses different startups, funding, and strategies
from an infosec security startup's point of view..

Kenji Yoshino
Big Fintech MediaPodcastFinancial-based podcastshttp://bigfintechmedia.com/DTNS 2973A – SHA-TTERED – FULL VERSION2/23/2017I have heard a lot of talk about Financial Tech and block chain. I have a friend who has a business in fintech innovation. He has a podcast and he is a great resource...

Ryan Faircloth
Arq BackupService"Backs up all your computers.Simple. Awesome."https://www.arqbackup.comDTNS 2472 – TIP YOUR UBER DRIVER2/22/2017Harrison recommends Arq Backup
They just did a v5 update. – it is now on OS X and Windows, works like time machine, does PIE (Pre Internet Encryption), and with v5 it is multi threaded / SIGNIFICANTLY faster (underline, bold, italics). It backs up to local or a cloud provider of your choice (Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Nearline, Amazon Glacier, Amazon S3)– I chose Amazon Cloud drive, cheap and "unlimited”. Also with this update they changed the license model from per machine to per user – so you can push I to all your machines. I had this originally on just my home file server (Mac Mini) but with the license change installed on my Macbook Pro. I was able to push up to Amazon Cloud Drive my backup of 400 GB overnight which on my server months ago took almost a month. Just wanted to pass this along as a great backup utility and well worth the update.
JitsiServiceSkyp/Google Hangouts alternativehttps://meet.jit.si/DTNS 2970 – ….BUT WHAT ABOUT SECURITY?2/17/2017I was listening to DTNS episode 2969 and I hear you and Justin lament the Skype/Hangouts scenario. I was crying out in pain to hear you say "There's hardly anything else out there..."

I've mentioned this before, but you need to try https://meet.jit.si/

Just send someone a link? Check!
Auto-switching? Check!
Livestream to YouTube? Check! (handles your recording)
Screen sharing? Check!
Password protecting? Check!
Share YouTube videos? Check! (This broke in Hangouts and is the primary reason we switched for our podcast)
Shared whiteboard? Check!
Raising Hands? Check! (Hangouts used to have this, but it disappeared, great for Webinars, forums, or Patreon roundtables.)
Plus, of course, text chat.

You really should try it out. It's easy. I've set up a Jitsi Meet for DTNS to test: https://meet.jit.si/DTNSTest

Twenty Thousand HertPodcast"The stories behind the world's most recognizable and interesting sounds."https://www.20k.org/episodes-1/2016/11/7/vcfshcmqgzdnc7ga8riqbztdzsl97vDTNS 2965 – KEEPING UP WITH THE PHONESES2/10/2017I recently discovered the Twenty Thousand Hertz podcast. As a music/movie buff and aspiring podcaster/radio talent it scratches an itch about sound production. The latest episode is about audio descriptions for movies an TV shows for the visually impaired or those that simply want to listen to a show or movie. As someone that helps champion the use of screen readers, I thought you (and Allison Sheridan?, my apologies, I forget who the semi-regular guest is that discussed screen readers) might enjoy the episode.
Paul's Security WeeklyPodcastHacking/pen-testing/information-securityhttp://securityweekly.com/DTNS 2962 – SAFER INTERNET DAY TIPS YOUR FRIENDS WILL IGNORE2/7/2017
Arrested DevOpsPodcastFind out what DevOps is! (Spoiler: no one actually knows)https://www.arresteddevops.com/DTNS 2962 – SAFER INTERNET DAY TIPS YOUR FRIENDS WILL IGNORE2/7/2017
Risky BusinessPodcastPatrick Grey hosts the show and its a fantastic information security show and is focused on business and business solutions. He just had a soapbox episode where he dove into devops and security solutions for devops.http://risky.biz/DTNS 2962 – SAFER INTERNET DAY TIPS YOUR FRIENDS WILL IGNORE2/7/2017
The Cloudcast PodcastSimilar to SED in format and depth but more focus on the new IT world of devops, cloud, and highly automated systems.http://www.thecloudcast.netDTNS 2962 – SAFER INTERNET DAY TIPS YOUR FRIENDS WILL IGNORE2/7/2017
Software Engineering Daily PodcastCurious about the architectures, frameworks, and open source tools in use at Netflix, Uber, Slack, Facebook, Hoolie, etc? SED discusses in detail with the brains behind them.https://softwareengineeringdaily.com/DTNS 2962 – SAFER INTERNET DAY TIPS YOUR FRIENDS WILL IGNORE2/7/2017
Packet PushersPodcastAll the geekery on networking and datacentershttp://packetpushers.net/DTNS 2962 – SAFER INTERNET DAY TIPS YOUR FRIENDS WILL IGNORE2/7/2017
Serving WorldsPodcastSupport the Serving Worlds podcast via PatreonServingWorlds.comDTNS 2954 – APPLE SEARCHING FOR ITS CORE1/26/2017John Mierau (rhymes with "hero") is the creative fellow that recorded the famous Star Trek DTNS intro. He's also a science fiction author and podcaster, audiobook narrator, official Patreon Podcast host, superb Canadian, and family man.

His podcast at ServingWorlds.com is in danger of winding down. Simply put, he's not getting enough Patrons from the podcast to afford basic health insurance.

Sad sell aside, this guy is REALLY hitting his stride as a storyteller, and a boost from the DTNS audience could be just what he needs to keep his show rolling.

Give him a hand?

Thanks for the great work you do,
NeocitiesWebsiteCreate a free website design similar to Geocitieshttps://neocities.org/DTNS 2950 – TROUBLED BY NOSY APPS? MEITU.1/20/2017Do you miss Geocities? Try Neocities
CooksmartsServiceFood subscription that provides recipes on a weekly basis.www.cooksmarts.comDTNS 2942 – BUZZ OUT LOUD1/9/2017I wanted to pass along a pick that I have been using for several weeks now. My wife and I often struggle with figuring out what we should eat each week.

CookSmarts (www.cooksmarts.com) is a meal service like no other. Rather than sending you a box of food (and charging a ton to do so), CookSmarts sends you an email each week with recipes for that week. You can adjust the recipes to accommodate gluten free, paleo, or vegetarian diets, as well as the serving counts to fit a family of any size. If you aren't interested in making a meal they suggest, you can add meals from archived plans, including meals you may have favorited in the past. The site puts together a grocery list for all of the recipes, and even lists out things you can do to prep for your meals beforehand.

It costs $6 - $8 per month, depending on how long of a subscription you purchase. But, if this saves you from eating out a couple times each month, it will more than likely pay for itself. My wife and I took a NYE trip to Albuquerque, and it was incredibly nice to come home, load up our meals, and be off to the grocery store without the stress of figuring out what we should cook for the week.
Tech's Message PodcastPodcastSister podcast to DTNS, focused on tech news in the UK.http://techpodcast.ukDTNS 2942 – BUZZ OUT LOUD1/9/2017
HyperTrack LiveAppSend ETA to anyone.https://www.hypertrack.io/liveDTNS 2931 – APPLE IS NAUGHTY AND TESLA IS NICE12/23/2016From djsekani "I'm going to make a Pick of the Day suggestion here, seems relevant to yesterday's show... app called HyperTrack Live, allows you to send your ETA to anyone via text, email, or your messaging app of choice. The other party doesn't need to sign up for anything, and they can view your progress with a web interface.

I use it all the time to let my wife know when I'll be home
Harmony HubHardwareControl your home from your iOS or Android smartphone.http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/harmony-hubDTNS 2931 – APPLE IS NAUGHTY AND TESLA IS NICE12/23/2016Recently Adam replaced his dead home theater receiver with an old Pioneer he had in the basement. The only problem was he didn't have the remote. He came across the Harmony Hub. He writes "For about $80 I got a small device (about the size of an AppleTV), that sits in my entertainment cabinet. The hub uses an app on my phone or iPad to control the Samsung TV, Pioneer receiver, and my AppleTV. It could also control my lights, but I need a smartbridge from Lutron for that. The Harmony Hub works on WiFi and Bluetooth, and comes with an IR extender to get devices outside the cabinet.

And like some of the higher-end universal remotes, I can program 1-touch activities for example: my "watch AppleTV" button turns on the television to the proper input, turns on the receiver to the correct setting and engages the AppleTV.

I always have my phone with me, so using the app means I have one less remote control laying around.
CellcontrolHardwareTechnology to Stop Distracted Driving for Companies and Familieswww.cellcontrol.comDTNS 2931 – APPLE IS NAUGHTY AND TESLA IS NICE12/23/2016
I am captain/firefighter/EMT of 26 years in Nashville Tennessee; just imagine what I have seen over the years. My son just turned 16 and like many I struggled with the decision of what car to buy him. More so--how to keep him off his cell phone while driving. I don't know about other city's, but only a daily basis i witness all ages swerving around the roads staring at their phones. Didn't take me long to find a solution because of the naming choice (www.cellcontrol.com). It's reasonably priced at $129 and no subscription fee. There many options as to what is allowed, notifications, etc. There's a web interface that allows to see the trip information as to max speed....Check it out please. He and his mother was very resistant at first, but now greatly appreciates it.

Respectfully, David Moyers (aka irc: "firedog")
UbiquitiHardwareUniFi AP AC LITE AP 802.11ac Gigabit Dual-Radio PoEhttp://amzn.to/2i0CpxFDTNS 2931 – APPLE IS NAUGHTY AND TESLA IS NICE12/23/2016I wanted to nominate a pick of the day. I recently installed Ubiquiti wireless access points in my home. They were easy to install, and integrated into my existing home network quite easily. What I really liked about them is they came with power over Ethernet adapters! It's a very clean look to them only having one cord coming from them.
They also come with hardware needed to mount directly to drywall, or ceiling tiles.
SinopéHardwareSee Show Notes Texthttp://www.sinopetech.com/en/boutique/products/neviweb-en/starter-kit-electric-heating-thermostats-wireless-communication-3000w/DTNS 2931 – APPLE IS NAUGHTY AND TESLA IS NICE12/23/2016My pick of the day is the Sinopé web connected thermostats and light switches.

I bought my first house earlier this year, ... Enter the Sinopé TH1120RF-3000 line voltage thermostat, and its companion GT-125 web interface.

The web interface connects to your network over ethernet and then on to a cloud service (https://demo.neviweb.com/), and connects to each of the devices over RF

The thermostats themselves sit somewhere between a connected programmable thermostat and a truly smart thermostat, with the only smart feature being an early on setting that can account for the outside temperature in order to achieve the setpoint at the specified time (in contrast to simply turning on at the setpoint time). You can easily override the programmed setpoint either physically at the thermostat or online, and there's an away mode so you're not heating your house when nobody's there.

The light switches (model SW25000RF, there's also a dimmer) are similarly programmable, and include the nifty feature that can turn them on or off at sunset and sunrise. I use this feature to turn my porch light on so I don't have to fumble with my keys in the dark when I come home.

...There are a couple of things you do need to look out for before purchasing, particularly with the light switches; they require the live, neutral, and load wires in order to work. If the power goes to the switch first, you should be fine, but if it goes to the fixture first, you're going to have a problem. On the other hand, they can replace a 3-way switch.

Your dime an episode boss,
Office LensAppTrims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and docs readableSearch on App Store and Google Play StoreDTNS 2931 – APPLE IS NAUGHTY AND TESLA IS NICE12/23/2016Wanted to throw what I've found to be a great tool for digitizing photos and more into the ring: Office Lens from Microsoft. It's more along the lines of Wednesday's listener feedback of just taking a picture, but will help crop and straighten. My favorite use case is after an intense whiteboard session using it to digitize the whiteboard and send it to participants. For documents it'll OCR them, too!

It's available for iOS and Android and free!

Thanks for keeping news in my ears,
Your co-ep in Billings, MT
Tom Merritt ConstellationsMisc.See Show Notes Texthttp://goo.gl/yH1VEaDTNS 2930 – WAYMO CARS, WAY LESS DRIVERS12/22/2016Glenn Bock has written a script that generates PDFs that will help you find a star who’s light has been traveling to Earth since a certain date. So for instance tell it your birthday and it will tell you which star’s light hitting Earth now left the star around the time you were born. He also tied it into my Chronology of Tech History so you can find out which star’s light hitting Earth now left the day Queen Anne’s first proclamation on copyright law was made.
Amazon GlacierService"Secure, durable, and extremely low-cost cloud storage service for data archiving and long-term backup."https://aws.amazon.com/glacierDTNS 2929 – TECHNICALLY YOUNG AT HEART12/21/2016Last month, Scott mentioned wanting an affordable solution for cloud backup. For strictly backup purposes you cannot beat Amazon Glacier. I have been using that service for three years now as part of my backup plan. Rates run at a penny a gigabyte so it's really hard to beat. While restoring data has a rate as well, I rarely have to restore as this is just a piece of my total backup strategy. That said, it's nice knowing I have an off site, cloud based backup. You will need a client to use Glacier (I use cloud berry backup). There are some free clients out there I believe, but if you want some bells and whistles like TNO encryption Cloudberry is a steal at around 30 bucks for a single license. You also get a SLA with Glacier unlike any consumer cloud storage providers.

Just wanted to share. Love the show and I've been a day one patreon supporter.

Michael O'Neill
Monoprice Lightning™ to Micro USB AdapterHardwareLightning™ to Micro USB Adapterhttp://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=12950DTNS 2926 – MD5 DON’T JIVE12/16/2016Lon said: I recently upgraded my iPhone and needed to stock up on Lightning connectors.
My favorite item from the Monoprice order was this teeny tiny Micro USB to Lightning adapter. Lets you adapt common Micro USB cables to Apple Lightning connector.
Takes up no space in my bag (I just leave it on one of my short Micro USB adapters)
CoderDojoEducation"Worldwide movement of free, volunteer-led, community-based programming clubs for young people."https://coderdojo.com/DTNS 2925 – #PORTALTOHELL #HELLPORTAL12/15/2016Code is life, code is love, code is everything. Parents should send their kids to the nearest CoderDojo, so they learn how to code (and have fun doing it).

It's volunteer driven, non-profit, and all over the world. There are seven active dojos in and around Melbourne itself. With luck, there'll be one near you.

It's a lot of fun teaching kids about robotics and programming. Best of all, the kids get a great introduction into technology, science and maths.

It is equal parts exhilarating and terrifying trying to explain the modulus operator ('%' in Python) to one very smart 8 year old girl.

You, Veronica, Patrick, Scott, Justin, Darren, and Roger are all doing great work. Thank you.

Take care,
- Mahathir Almashor
Drive TribeWebsiteDedicated social networkf or fans of the Grand Tour (formally Top Gear)https://drivetribe.comDTNS 2924 – WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS, STAYS ON AWS12/14/2016I had a quick pick I wanted to throw your way. I'm very hesitate about adding new social networks to my life - I like to keep it simple. (I only succumbed to Twitter last year.) I made an exception for Drive Tribe, though, the social network that the boys from the Grand Tour (formally of Top Gear) started up.

It's a social network consisted entirely of groups, or tribes, that you can join. They have specific focuses, and it's a bit like a Facebook group. In fact, you log in through Facebook. There's groups for car modification, photography, articles, and so on.

I've actually found myself really enjoying Drive Tribe. Its community is very small and niche right now, which fosters a lot of discussion and quality content. I rarely see anything I scroll past, unlike other social networks. There's not a lot of content there right now, but it's slowly growing and it's *good* content - curated, to an extent.

It may be a good pick for anyone with passing interest in cars, engineering, or even photography. It's a nice reprieve from the inundation of other massive social networks. Plus, Clarkson, Hammond, and May regularly contribute and join in the conversations!
STAMPService"Stamp moves tracks and playlists across various services - Apple Music, Spotify, Google Music and others!"https://freeyourmusic.com/DTNS 2918 – THE BLOCKCHAIN EXPLAINED12/7/2016Tom - With all the talk on the streaming music services in the last few shows, the biggest issue for changing services is carrying over your playlists. My pick will help with that. It’s an app that helps migrate your playlists from one service to another and It is called STAMP (https://freeyourmusic.com/). It is a freemium app with lets you try for 10 songs/session and then charges about 9 Euros one time to unlock unlimited. This has been a life saver for me as I jumped between services and finally landed on Google Play music. Hope this is as helpful to others to as it has been from me.

Josh M.
Apple TV Aerial ScreensaverAppBring Apple TV's beautiful screensavers to your Mac or PC.https://github.com/JohnCoates/AerialDTNS 2912 – ZERO SENSE11/29/2016I have a pick! The Aereal screensaver (from AppleTV) for Mac and Windows
ISEAGE Cyber Defense CompetitionsEventSee Show Notes Textcdc.iseage.org/DTNS 2891 – GHOST IN THE MACHINE10/31/2016I go to Kirkwood community college in Cedar Rapids, IA and I am the president of our cyber defense club. We will be heading to Iowa State to compete as blue team in their Cyber Defense Competition (CDC). The top 3 teams get to go to the national competition in the spring and compete at the university level.

I thought this type of event would make for a good pick for any students that are listening in the audience. This competition is one of the best learning experiences I have had. It also looks good on a resume. If you have the chance to take part in one of these red vs blue competitions I highly recommend it. If you're not a student and still want to take part do not fear. Often the red team is made up of volunteers and are always in need of talent. If you don't have the skills for red team you aren't left out either. the green team always needs more people to act as the end user.

The scenarios for the competition have been getting more interesting in the last few years. They have been adding phones so blue team can take calls from the "green" team and perform common tasks such as unlocking accounts and password resets. I really appreciate this aspect because as the DTNS audience is well aware, people are a far greater threat than anything else. Last spring in the national competition they added a SCADA network. SCADA is the control system that is in charge of most of our infrastructure and has virtually no security built in.

I just wanted to share this with some people that might actually be interested in talking about this sort of thing. Also. if you mentioned this to Darren Kitchen and the rest of the hak5 gang. I would love to bask in the warmth of their approval.

If you have any questions or want any more information, just let me know.

Thanks for listening,

Scott from Iowa
Signal SpyAppSignal Spy allows users to be better informed when it comes to their cellular service. It allows you to see signal strength and technology in real time. We can also tell you what LTE band you're using on Sprint and T-Mobile so you can understand what speeds and features to expect.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.novvia.fispyDTNS 2889 – END OF THE VINE…10/27/2016From Mike of Herrin Illinois
This app shows you what cellular network you are using on Project Fi and its strength. The same for WiFi networks. You can use it to switch to a better signal. Used to use it for that a lot in the early days of Project Fi, but it has gotten better at selecting the stronger signal.
Should I AnswerAppA free mobile security application protecting you against unsolicited, expensive, unwanted or unknown calls.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mistergroup.muzutozvednout&hl=en-GBDTNS 2880 – COLD HARD CACHE10/17/2016Aussie Rob in Maidenhead here with a suggestion for Pick of the Day.

It's an Android app called "Should I Answer" and basically it crowdsources anger at telemarketers and other unsolicited calls.

When your phone rings, the app pops up to show you if the number has a positive or negative rating so that you can decide if you want to answer it or not. The number of current ratings is shown as well.

If a number is not as yet rated, the caller shows as unknown. Then once you hang up after answering the call, the app allows you to submit your rating. Calls can be marked as private if you don't want to send your caller rating back to the mothership.

It works really well and I highly recommend it. A 4.8 out of 5 rating over 82k plus reviews must mean something!
HyperX Cloud HeadsetHardwareRecommended by Scott Johnsonhttp://www.hyperxgaming.com/us/headsets/cloud/h3clDTNS 2879 – IOT SSH SOS SOL10/14/2016Scott's headphones he mentioned Wednesday
Len Peralta Store (and special year-end DTNS poster)ArtLen Peralta is putting together a special year-end DTNS poster for folks. It’ll have all the DTNS contributors on it but the main face will be yours! (Or it can be)

You can order the poster with yourself drawn in!

Or you can order the “generic” version. That one will feature one person drawn at random from all the people who order the poster (generic or otherwise) before December 31
https://lenperaltastore.com/products/daily-tech-news-show-year-of-the-superfan-11-x-17-commemorative-customizable-posterDTNS 2878 – ASGARDIAN SPACE PIRATES10/13/2016I'll try to keep this short and sweet: All you audio listeners out there need to actually check out LenPeraltaStore.com. I was finally curious enough to see what Len draws on Fridays, and words cannot express how impressive his art really is. Now I just need to figure out which of the 125 prints I want.

Chris in Toronto
hikuHardwarehiku lives in your kitchen, scans barcodes and recognizes your voice – creating a shared shopping list on your phone so you always know what you need.http://hiku.us/DTNS 2877 – I PUT ON MY ROBE AND VR HAT10/12/2016
I wanted to share a product that my wife and family have been using to help solve the issue of shopping lists, Hiku, at http://hiku.us/

We have had this device now for about a year now and really love it.

It is the combination of a small little device that costs $59.00 and sits on the counter or can be left on the fridge (has a magnet) and allows you to speak to it to add something to a shopping list, or better yet scan the bar code on the item.

The list app then lets you organize by store, aisle and other ways to make your shopping experience easier. It is great as we now have our teenagers in the process too, and it is funny to hear "add pop tarts" coming from the kitchen.

The app syncs so when one of us is at the store we know what to get. You can also just re-add things easily from the list. It is very flexible.

This one has stuck for both my wife and I, thought others might like to give it a try.
Private TunnelAppTom's preferred VPN providerhttps://www.privatetunnel.com/home/DTNS 2869 – THE DOMAINS WE NAME STAY MAINLY IN OUR REIGN9/30/2016I always hear you talking about using a VPN when accessing the internet from public places. I'm starting to do more freelance work and working out of coffee shops and such. Which VPN company do you use?

Thanks! Scott
The Horse Radio NetworkPodcastPodcast network with 10 shows dedicated to the world of horseswww.horseradionetwork.comDTNS 2868 – MAY I PLEASE TEXT YOUR ORDER?9/29/2016Eight years ago you inspired me to start a podcast in the horse world. The Horse Radio Network now has 27 hosts, 10 shows and we hit 5,000 episodes tomorrow. Thank you for doing what you do and for being an inspiration to podcasters everywhere.

Oh yeah, I am one of your bosses too.

Have a safe ride,

Glenn the Geek
Executive Director and America's Horse Husband
Horse Radio Network
Sweet HomeAppSaves time and images. This app automatically copies pictures and video files from your phone/tablet to your network drive (NAS), server, media centre, or home computer. You can set the app to do it automatically when you arrive home or set your device to charge. No USB wiring required, one less thing to steal your time. Using the WiFi network in your home.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=sweesoft.sweethome&hl=enDTNS 2867 – REMOTELY EXPLODE YOUR DOCUMENT9/28/2016Bill Russell the not basketball player in North Dakota recommends Sweet Home WiFi picture backup. "This app is Android only as far as I know. During the setup you'll mark which folders you want to backup, what WiFi network it's backing up on to(so it won't attempt if you're on a friend's wifi), where you backup to, and what folder format you want the files to be saved into. My current setup will backup up my picutres/videos as soon as I'm connected to a folder on my media PC that is also set to backup online with CrashPlan. From there I can move only the files I want to a Google Photos backed up folder. Now I can keep all my pictures and videos at their original quality, backed up online right away, but also get them into Google Photos so I have access whenever I need them.

Sweet Home comes in two varieties. The free one is basically their testing/beta version of the software. The paid version is currently $2.95. While the software isn't pretty and hasn't been updated with the modern UI, for me it's worth the money to preserve my image and video quality, but still get it into Google Photos.
RimworldGameA sci fi colony sim driven by an intelligent AI storyteller.http://rimworldgame.com/DTNS 2864 – USB. NOT EVEN ONCE9/25/2016
QuikAppImage editing apphttps://quik.gopro.com/en/DTNS 2864 – USB. NOT EVEN ONCE9/25/2016
SpliceAppImage editing apphttps://www.spliceapp.com/DTNS 2864 – USB. NOT EVEN ONCE9/25/2016
Sekani Wright's Weekly DTNS ColumnDTNSA weekly column that discusses tech in the realm of professional driving for Uber/Lyfthttp://www.dailytechnewsshow.com/your-private-driver-hey-tom-waze-sucks/DTNS 2861 – MOTION SICKNESS OR REGULAR SICKNESS?9/21/2016Professional Drive Sekani Wright has a weekly column on dailytechnewsshow.com discussing ride sharing from the driver's perspective. This week Sekani calls out my love of Waze and argues persusaively why, for a pro driver, Google Maps is much better
Fleex.tvServiceLearn English with your favorite videos. With Fleex, learning English is fun. Watch your favorite movies and tv shows and speak English like a native, in no timehttp://fleex.tvDTNS 2860B – WINDOWS VELOCIRAPTOR9/20/2016Patrick's Pick is Fleex.tv
DOSBoxSoftwareDOS emulator
DTNS 2858 – A TALE OF TWO 7S9/16/2016Mark J writes: I have been trying to clean up my digital hoard. This included software from my days as an MIS major in the 1980's. With moving to windows 10 I have been missing my windows XP emulator from W7. In this particular case, I just needed a solid DOS option. I came across DOSBox and it works really well. All those old programs loaded right up, and I could be reminded why I had not run them in years. So if anyone needs a DOS emulator that works well in Windows 10, I can recommend DOSBox.

DTNS Producer Roger wanted to add to Mark's pick with Boxer (http://boxerapp.com)
My Favourite MurderPodcastReady yourself for a murder adventure hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, two lifelong fans of true crime stories. Each episode the girls tell each other their favorite tales of murder, and hear hometown crime stories from friends and fans. Check your anxiety at the door, 'cause Karen & Georgia are dying to discuss death.http://www.feralaudio.com/show/my-favorite-murder/DTNS 2853 – EVERYONE HATES FACEBOOK9/11/2016
Put Your Hands TogetherPodcast"Put Your Hands Together" is a first-of-its-kind weekly standup podcast. PYHT delivers 75 minutes of jokes and backstage chats with LA's best and brightest comics directly to your earbuds. Join us Tuesday nights at 8pm at Los Angeles' Upright Citizens Brigade Theater to see the show that makes the show!http://www.feralaudio.com/show/pyht-with-cameron-esposito/DTNS 2853 – EVERYONE HATES FACEBOOK9/11/2016
HDHomeRunHardwareStop overpaying for TV. HDHomeRun is TV viewing on your terms. Watch what you want, when you want – including HD and protected content – all around your home.https://www.silicondust.com/DTNS 2851 – SKY CHIPOTLE AND THE BURRITO BOWL OF TOMORROW9/8/2016DTNS boss John Clayton in Montana wanted to share his pick of the day with us. He says:

I wanted to share an incredible combo for cord cutters: a HDHomerun and the Channels app on the Apple TV (or iOS). We have multiple Apple TVs in the house but only one TV had an OTA antenna hooked up to it. Now with this combo I can watch OTA broadcasts on any TV in the house, I don't have to find the TV's remote to do so, and it even supports about a 30-minute buffer for pausing and seeking through live TV!

Channels can be found at https://getchannels.com/. I got the HDHomerun Extend for the onboard transcoder, but I've found it unnecessary on the local network and the cheaper Connect model probably would have worked fine.

Hope you had a good vacation...the show was in good hands while you were out!
AmplifiHardwareHome mesh Wi-Fihttps://store.amplifi.com/DTNS 2845 – ALL FUN AND GAMES8/30/2016Jamie in finally not a sauna Vancouver, Canada writes in:

I wanted to let people know about a product that is similar to Eero.

The product is called Amplifi by Ubiquiti, and is a consumer version of their Unifi mesh networking solution.

Like Eero, the Amplifi system takes advantage of a base unit that replaces your router, as well as 2 mesh network extenders that blanket your house with reliable wireless internet rather than use extenders like existing solutions.

The Amplifi system comes in 3 tiers, with the base unit providing about 10,000 sq ft of coverage for $199, and the HD system providing 20,000 sq ft for $349.

I know you have the Eero system yourself Tom, but wanted to let people know about another potential option, as this seems to be a very elegant solution to a widespread issue, and it is definitely (in my opinion) an affordable one.

Friday Night LightsTV ShowAmerican drama television series about a high school football team in the fictional town of Dillon, Texas.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_Night_Lights_(TV_series)DTNS 2843A – DOES THIS MAKE YOU HAPPY? (FIXED)8/28/2016
Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltrati0n.ipaAppTaking place during the first season of USA Network’s Golden Globe Award-winning drama, you find a smart phone on the ground outside the Fun Society Arcade at Coney Island. Little do you know that the phone belongs to Darlene, a black hat hacker who’s about to commit the biggest cybercrime the world has ever seen… and she needs her phone back to do it.https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mr.-robot-1.51exfiltrati0n.ipa/id1138484918?mt=8DTNS 2841 – WHATSAPP WITH MY PRIVACY?8/25/2016I just started playing Mr Robot the mobile game today and funny enough, you exactly talked about chat interfaces on the show today. Mr Robot is a chat based game where you find a phone and you make simple predefined choices based on the text messages you receive. It's all done within the app and it's very simple and awesome.

Even the name of the app (.ipa or .apk) is just like the tv show names.

It's $2.99 and has no real references to the show so it's not super spoilery or anything.

Keep up the hard work!

Scott Foster
Rise of the RobotsBookMartin Ford takes a very detailed look at some of the potential effects that automation of this type can have on the economy.http://amzn.to/2biQpQoDTNS 2839 – INSTAPAPERS PLEASE!8/23/2016On yesterday’s show you and Veronica were talking about the technology of self-assembly and discussing some of the tangential effects that this could have on jobs. The book Rise of the Robots by Martin Ford takes a very detailed look at some of the potential effects that automation of this type can have on the economy. This conversation was solidly in the sweet spot of what it addresses so thought it might be okay to revisit it around this topic. The possible long-term structural effects on employment outlined are a bit scary but it is always better to know than not to know. The book is very well written and researched and is definitely worth a read or listen on Audible.

Thanks as always for the interesting content and conversation.

The Weekly Tech ViewsDTNSSee Show Notes Texthttp://www.dailytechnewsshow.com/weekly-tech-views-the-tech-no-logic-blog-aug-20-2016/DTNS 2838 – ROUTE! DAMNED DEAD SPOT! ROUTE, I SAY!8/22/2016The Weekly Tech Views--When you want your tech news without all the annoying accuracy.
Song ExploderPodcastA podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made.http://songexploder.netDTNS 2837 – WHACKING THE SYSTEM8/19/2016I'd like to suggest a podcast called Song Exploder. If you like music and want to know how songs are made, it can be very enlightening. Recently they did the Bojack Horseman theme song and a while ago did the theme to Game of Thrones. Good stuff.


Mark W
Detroit, MI
AmpereAppBattery monitorhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gombosdev.ampere&hl=enDTNS 2836 – YINZ GAHN UBER DAHNTAHN?8/18/2016Trenton in Alabama was trying to track down a charging problem with his G4 phone and he'd like to recommend Ampere, "as a good and simple real time battery monitor. It gives you the charging speed, phone temperature, and other data that could be helpful in troubleshooting."
.CA Internet Performance TestServiceInternet speed test for Canadianshttp://performance.cira.ca/DTNS 2835 – INTEL GETS ARM-Y8/17/2016Mike's pick of the day” is a performance.cira.ca. Not just because I work at CIRA (Canadian Internet Registration Authority) but because it does a great job of showing you the actual speed you get not the optimal speed. Most speed test show you the optimal speed you can get based on favoured nodes. This shows you the actual speed based on the real network. [[Will only test with Toronoto, Montreal, or Calgary servers]]
Amazon Find the Right SizeWebsiteCompares shoes shoes on site to shoes you already own to find the correct fitwww.amazon.comDTNS 2833 – SKINTEGRATED CIRCUITS8/15/2016Morgan W, Archmo on the Reddit, and Capmo in the tadpool just discovered a feature on Amazon while searching for new running shoes. Amazon has introduced "Find the Right Size."
When you click on the button, it asks you to select your current running shoes, and then provides you with a detailed analysis of how the shoe you are looking at compares to what you already have! Along with some text descriptions (in my case, it says that the shoes that I am looking at will be Looser in the toes, Typical width, and Looser in the heel), it even provides a detailed 3D scan of the structure of the shoe that is color coded to show where it fits differently [Green for the same, blue for looser, and red for tighter!]
I am super excited to have discovered this tool, and it is thereby my duty to share it with my fellow DTNS comrades.
Love the show!
Risky BusinessMovieA Chicago teenager is looking for fun at home while his parents are away, but the situation quickly gets out of hand.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086200/DTNS 2832: AS A MAN IN MY LATE THIRTIES8/14/2016
Risky BusinessNewsTake a lighthearted look at information security news and features!http://risky.bizDTNS 2832: AS A MAN IN MY LATE THIRTIES8/14/2016
Greatest GenerationPodcastComedy podcast about Star Trek: The Next Generation, beloved by everyone from people who’ve never seen an episode, to complete dorkazoids who are fluent in Klingon.http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/greatest-generationDTNS 2831 – HACK LIKE MR. ROBOT – SPOILER FREE!8/12/2016I have a pick! On Wednesday's show, you mentioned engineer La Forge, and Scott mentioned a Borg cube.

I feel an obligation to the federation of planets to nominate the greatest generation podcast as a pick. This show is as if you and your buddies (who love Star Trek) got together, had a few drinks, and made fun of every episode of Star Trek: the next generation. Warning: it is pretty vulgar at times.

The website is gagh.biz or the podcast network's website is http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/greatest-generation

Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra,
Zach from helicopter weathery Minnesota.
What3wordsWebsiteThe world is poorly addressed. This is frustrating and costly in developed nations; and in developing nations this is life-threatening and growth limiting.
what3words is a unique combination of just 3 words that identifies a 3mx3m square, anywhere on the planet.
https://what3words.com/aboutDTNS 2830 – 911…CAN YOU FIND ME NOW?8/11/2016Regarding the difficulty with which corner an Uber driver should be looking at.

The answer is already here! What3words has mapped a unique combination of 3 words to identify each 3m X 3m square on the planet.

Available for both IOS and Android. Using the app directions can then be shared with a mapping app e.g. Waze, Google Maps, Here Maps.

Glastonbury Music Festival have used it to assist their Emergency Services locate people in a sea of tents. The Mongolia Postal service is about to start using it for parcel delivery.

Given that 75% of the world (135 countries) suffers from inconsistent, complicated or inadequate addressing systems.
This means that around 4 billion people are invisible; unable to report crime; unable to get deliveries or receive aid; and unable to exercise many of their rights as citizens because they simply have no way to communicate where they live.

Available in 9 languages and doesn't require an active data connection.


Nerd FitnessServiceThere's a better way to get healthy. I’m Steve (the goober to the right), and I created Nerd Fitness to give people struggling to get healthy a fighting chance.http://www.nerdfitness.com/DTNS 2829 – VIRTUAL (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻8/10/2016I have a pick: NerdFitness.com. It's a site built for nerds looking to get in shape. The Academy is behind a one-time fee paywall, but it's got articles that feel like they're written for me, the geek that has never once wanted to work out. It has videos of workouts focused on strength training, nutrition articles, and things to help get into the mindset of getting fit. That's all wrapped in RPG game-ification with quests and xp. I was surprised at how important the mindset quests are, since they really did help me figure out how to want to get fit, and why I wanted to get there.

Love everything you do, Cory
Pocket InformantAppProductivity app for calendars, reminders, etc.http://www.pocketinformant.comDTNS 2828 – FACEBOOK AD INFINITUM8/9/2016Ryan the DJ has a pick of the day for people who love to be organized, and who feel like Owen Stone does about subscriptions! The app is called Pocket Informant, by Fanatic Software, and it's available for Android, iOS, and is in early access release for MacOS with a full 1.0 set to release soon. …[It can] sync multiple calendar sources, task lists … features notes and contact management… There's a Focus view that gives me a summary … There's an AppleWatch companion app …and the company is planning future expansions with options for more enterprise-level features and eventually a Windows version too. The best part is that the app is a one-time purchase, … They offer their own sync service … for a meager $15 per year, but …they also sync with Google, Evernote, ToodleDo, iCal and iOS Reminders.
Happy SocksApparelSocks and underwearhttps://www.happysocks.com/us/DTNS 2827 – DISCLAIMER: TOM IS NOT SPONSORED BY RC8/8/2016I've been thinking of a pick of the week: socks! OK, not the general concept of socks, which is of course quite brilliant by it self. And its something we all need and use daily! But, my pick is more specifically the Swedish sock brand Happy Socks!

They are socks, and they are happy! Two great things! Also they are Scandinavian, which I, being Danish, of course appreciates too!

I like wearing colourful socks, and I find Happy Socks to be of a very nice quality, and they have some awesome designs!

In addition they have awesome customer service. I once received a faulty pair of socks – one had a tiny hole in it, and they promptly sent me a new pair free of charge– no need to return the faulty pair. And luckily the hole wasn't so big that it made the original pair unusable, son I effectively got a free pair!

Anyways, in my experience they are a very nice company. They can be found at happysocks.com, and they have quite a few worldwide sites, so I think most of your listeners will be able to use them. :)

Regards (and love the show ;)),
Søren from Denmark
AnyListAppThe best way to create and share a grocery shopping list and organize your recipeshttps://www.anylistapp.comDTNS 2826 – NOLYMPICS8/5/2016Here's a pick for you. AnyList. You can create multiple lists from grocery lists to birthday present lists to "things my kids say" lists (that last one is fun to look back on). ... I share the grocery list with my wife and when we see something that we need, we put it on the list and the first person to go to the store will always have the latest version of the list. You can also put in recipes and add the ingredients to the shopping list with just a simple click.

Kevin in omg I think my shoes just melted to the asphalt Augusta, GA
Secret ServerSoftwareEnterprise password management software for IT Admins and IT Security Proshttps://thycotic.com/DTNS 2825 – CLICKBAIT IS GONE. YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT.8/4/2016On yesterday's show you guys were talking about ...credential management for enterprise customers came up. I just wanted to plug a solution I use at work which has been great for us called Secret Server. It is made by a company called Thycotic . It is a great piece of software allowing for a locally hosted solution (which I use) and a cloud hosted one. It has the browser plugin like last pass to plug in passwords on webpages along with launchers for remote desktop and putty. There is a free version along with paid versions with additional features. We use the Professional edition and have been quite happy with it over all. I use LastPass at home and enjoy it, but for work we required something that we could host in our datacenter and last pass didn't have that. In the enterprise version it actually has a feature to automatically rotate account passwords. Anyways just wanted to plug that.
Yahoo! FinanceWebsiteProvides stock prices and historical datahttps://finance.yahoo.com/DTNS 2823 – THE S STANDS FOR SLEEK8/2/2016
AnimagraffsEducationEducational programs (e.g. how a car engine works, mook walk, solar cell module)http://animagraffs.comDTNS 2822 – WHO’S YOUR DIDI NOW UBER?8/1/2016Michael O'Neill
SpecTrekAppExperience this revolutionary augmented reality ghost hunting game. Walk or run around using GPS and your phone's camera to find and catch virtual ghosts.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.spectrekking.full&hl=enDTNS 2821 – MESS ESPORTS7/29/2016On Wednesday’s show it was mentioned that Pokemon Go clones were going to become a thing. My pick of the day is the Android app SpecTrek. You view a live map where ghosts are located, walk to the location then use the phones camera to see ghosts in ‘augmented reality’ and catch them. And the developer of this app that will be called a Pokemon Go knockoff by many, is a time traveler. This was my favorite Android app from Google’s Android Developer’s Contest 2 in 2009!

With Niantic starting within Google in 2010 right after this game won second place in their ADC2… there could have been a little ‘inspiration’ going on. Just sayin’.

Auburn, KS
Extreme Call BlockerAppThis completely eliminates any residual voice mails from the spammers. It also loads the FCC Spam Number list so these calls are automatically blocked.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.greythinker.punchback&hl=enDTNS 2820 – TINDER FOR THE PENTAGON7/28/2016Zach has a pick called "Extreme Call Blocker" (on Android).

There are a number of settings for the app, but I have it set up to "pick up and hang up" on any number not in my Contacts. This completely eliminates any residual voice mails from the spammers. It also loads the FCC Spam Number list so these calls are automatically blocked.
HiyaAppIdentifies the calls you want to pick up and automatically blocks the ones you want to avoidhttps://hiya.com/DTNS 2820 – TINDER FOR THE PENTAGON7/28/2016Jesse (hometownrival) reacted to our brief discussion on a new feature rolling out for selective Android devices that will help block spam calls. He writes "I know of a great third-party solution — Hiya.

This free app will identify potential spam callers, which will show as a block of orange with a big warning icon while your iPhone is ringing. (The Android UI is a bit different from the screenshots in the Play store).
Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure CookerMisc.7-in-1 Multi-Functional Cooker--Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Saute/Browning, Yogurt Maker, Steamer & Warmer. Please refer the user manual before usehttp://amzn.to/2amkKzMDTNTS 2819 – PARENTING AND TECH: THE TRUE BOSS LEVEL7/27/2016I wanted to tell you and my fellow listeners about my latest kitchen gadget purchase.

During Amazon Prime Day this year, I picked up the Instant Pot 7-in-1 cooker. So far, this is the best kitchen gadget I've ever owned. It mainly is a very powerful and programmable pressure cooker, allowing you to make a plethora of meals in a very short amount of time. With the sautee function, you can even do your initial browning before making a stew or a soup.

The best part of this, apart from the great price $119 on amazon.com) is the vast community of people who already own an Instant Pot, and who have shared their favorite recipes and how they utilize this on a near daily basis. My IP Classics pinterest board is already filling up!

For those wanting an all-in-one solution for meals on a tight schedule, definitely give this a go. I highly recommend it!

Jamie in "it's hot during the day, that's why I drive at night" Vancouver


Mobvoi Ticwatch 2Hardwaresub-$100 smartwatchhttps://www.engadget.com/2016/07/26/mobvoi-ticwatch-2-hands-on/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+weblogsinc%2Fengadget+%28Engadget%29 DTNS 2818 – NINTENDO BLOWS THE DUST OFF GAME CARTRIDGES7/26/2016Hi Tom and esteemed guest

Just a quick note from Sunny Hove Actually UK .

In a recent podcast Tom expressed a wish fro a sub $100 dollar smart watch and I saw this whilst browsing engadget

OK so its only sub $100 as its on kickstarter but the review is positive and it looks quite useable .... right back to my conf call

Tabman Extension/PluginChrome tab managerhttps://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tabman-tabs-manager/hgmnkflcjcohihpdcniifjbafcdelhlm/reviews?hl=enDTNS 2816 – CAN YAHOO ME NOW?7/22/2016
CandidAppSpeak Your Mind Freely With The People And Communities That Matter To Youhttp://becandid.com/DTNS 2815 – THE SKYPE TRAIN IS LEAVING YOU BEHIND7/21/2016Today's pick is more for your curiosity than as a recommendation. Candid is an anonymous chat app that uses natural language processing to move off topic comments into the right location and flag potentially inflammatory items like threats for removal. It creates a personalized feed of posts based on your education, employment, interests and neighborhood. And it uses a one-way hash to encrypt all data before it hits the company's servers. And the app continually randomizes user names. It even awards polite users with badges and even has a hater badge for the consistently negative. The AI can identify rumors which are then verified by a human. So sort of Twitter meets Yik Yak with an AI nanny.
Google Flights ServiceFind cheap flights in seconds, explore destinations on a map, and sign up for fare alertshttp://google.com/flightsDTNS 2813 – PLAYING WHACK-A-TROLL7/19/2016Philip Shane write: I've been doing a lot of trip planning lately, and for a long time I'd been a fan of searching flights with Kayak.com. I've also used Hipmunk and many of the other major sites.

But I just discovered that when you enter an airport code like JFK into Google you get a list of flights and airfares!

You can also go to google.com/flights

It's incredible how much faster it is than any other site, and it has a very clean, easy to read layout.

To purchase a plane ticket you simply click the button and you're taken directly to that flight on the airline's site.

Someday maybe Google will have self-flying planes. Until then, this is a handy & speedy option.
Multiple website recommendationsMisc.See Show Notes TextDTNS 2812 – SOFTBANK PAYS FOR ARM, SKIPS LEG7/18/2016I ran across these sites on podcasts this week, and I thought I’d share them.
Webtorrent.io is an innovative example of video distribution.
Tryca.st is a service for audio podcast production.
Xda-developers.com/xda-labs/ is access to a new app from XDA to get immediate access to updates to apps, instead of waiting for Google’s staggered rollout. From what I understand, the app in the Play Store doesn’t have the full functionality of the one downloaded and installed from the site. Besides several “unlabeled buttons” and XDA absolutely needing to go through their app with Google’s Accessibility Scanner, I’m enjoying having this app.

BTW, I abandoned Pocketcast because of their lack of responsiveness to several emails about major accessibility issues. I have moved to PodKicker Pro on Android. The app still has some “unlabeled buttons”, but not very many. I’ve tried to contact the developer to provide help troubleshooting accessibility challenges, but have not heard back.

So, I guess another recommendation is, if you are an Android app developer, test your app with Google’s Accessibility Scanner available in the Play Store. You just might be surprised that improving the UI/UX for accessibility benefits everyone, not just those who need it.

William Madison
Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up BubbleBookFor twenty-five years Dan Lyons was a magazine writer at the top of his profession--until one Friday morning when he received a phone call: Poof. His job no longer existed. "I think they just want to hire younger people," his boss at Newsweek told him. Fifty years old and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was, in a word, screwed. Then an idea hit. Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? HubSpot, a Boston start-up, was flush with $100 million in venture capital. They offered Dan a pile of stock options for the vague role of "marketing fellow." What could go wrong?https://www.amazon.com/Disrupted-My-Misadventure-Start-Up-Bubble/dp/0316306088DTNS 2811 POKEMON AND THE SECRETIVE ONE-SIDED SHADOW COURT7/17/2016
d0x3d!GameIn [d0x3d!], you and up to three other players take on the role of an 1337 hacker syndicate, infiltrating a network to reclaim valuable digital assets that have been stolen from them. What are these assets? There are four types---financial data, personally identifiable information, authentication credentials, and intellectual property---but what exactly these represents is your little secret. Embarrassing photos? The recipe for the best BBQ in the world? You decide.
https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/-d0x3d-DTNS 2810_S28.E10_MR.ROBOT_GETS_IT_RIGHT.MKV7/15/2016Found this while looking for info security board games.
The game is called d0x3d! and is based on the mechanics of Forbidden Island. You play the roles of a hacking team recovering YOUR data before they d0x you. Has some good terminology and vocabulary for teaching other staff or friends a little bit about security without a deep dive.
Game play is coop everyone wins or losses together about 30-60 minute game time.
d0x3d! can be found at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/games/-d0x3d-

Google Opinion RewardsAppAnswer quick surveys and earn Google Play credits with Google Opinion Rewards, an app created by Google Consumer Surveys.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.paidtasksDTNS 2809 – AUTOPILOT: ENJOY RESPONSIBLY7/14/2016Martin from thunderous East Sussex wants to pick Google Opinion Rewards that pays you Google Play Store credit for taking surveys. He says, "
I'm aware that some of the audience is already uncomfortable with the amount of data Google has on them, but for those who don't mind trading a little more privacy for money (or Pokéballs) then give this a try." Available in: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Spain, France, and Germany.
ExpeditionsAppGoogle Expeditions is a virtual reality teaching tool that lets you lead or join immersive virtual trips all over the world — get up close with historical landmarks, dive underwater with sharks, even visit outer space!
Built for the classroom and small group use, Google Expeditions allows a teacher acting as a “guide” to lead classroom-sized groups of “explorers” through collections of 360° and 3D images while pointing out interesting sights along the way.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.vr.expeditions&hl=enDTNS 2808 – THE COMPUTER BROAD AND ABUSIVE ACT7/13/2016Marlon"TheGuyFromTrinidad" has the pick of the day: Google's Expeditions cardboard app. The app was featured in Google I/O last year and targeted at schools but it has now been made available for everyone. Marlon says, "I tested this app with my nieces and they absolutely love it. The way it works is allows one person acting as a “guide” to lead groups of “explorers” through collections of 360° and 3D images while pointing out interesting sights along the way. If the guide points to a point of interest on their device the explorers see an arrow on their device that tells them where to turn to see it."
EeroHardwareHyper-fast. Super-simple. Brilliant WiFi.https://eero.com/DTNS 2806 – DRM: DIGITAL RECIPE MANAGEMENT7/11/2016Check in on Eero
Eikon Mini Fingerprint ReaderHardwareMini USB fingerprint reader enables fast and convenient Windows login by remembering your Windows password for youhttp://amzn.to/29Sk565DTNS 2804 – SIGNED, ENTANGLED, ENCRYPTED, I’M YOURS7/8/2016I've been using this fingerprint reader (Eikon Mini Fingerprint Reader for Microsoft Windows ) for nearly two weeks on my Win 10 desktop. It works well with the Win 10 Hello feature and has always worked on the first scan. I used double sided tape to attach it and a USB extension to the edge of my monitor. I have my system to lock after five minutes of idle, unless a video is playing. Paul Thurrott mentioned this device on Windows Weekly in an earlier episode. - Bill
DoubleTwist Cloud PlauyerAppTurn your favorite cloud service into a giant jukebox. Stream, browse and download your music from Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive.https://www.doubletwist.comDTNS 2802 – AGING SNAPSTERS7/6/2016DoubleTwist's CloudPlayer has now added playlists. The Android app pulls songs from multiple sources including Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox and your local device. And now you can make playlists pulling songs from any source you've added to CloudPlayer.
Scotch tape (the frosted variety)HardwareUse to cover cameraDTNS – 2801 – VIVE LE VIVE!7/5/2016Benjamin wrote in with this suggestion to ensure your webcam isn't recording you without permission. He says:

For covering your camera....

Scotch tape (the frosted variety)

Some newer laptop models use the camera to judge screen brightness, you want it to be able to gauge the light in a room, but protect privacy.

I don't think you can beat the cost as scotch tape is readily available from almost anywhere.
LightDims Blackout EditionHardwareCamera/LED covershttp://lightdims.com/DTNS 2798 – AUSTIN AS A SERVICE6/30/2016Chris in Irvine write: " If you rarely or never use your camera and want an erratically pleasing solution, try out LightDims Blackout Edition from lightdims.com, $8 on Amazon. I use these little black stickers for their intended purpose of covering LEDs on electronics in my bedroom where I like it very dark to sleep. They also work great to cover your camera and nobody will even notice you being paranoid.