We mix in some unusual tech topics for the show. With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s very important to be cautious about scams and we cover some of the basic. In an interesting new move, wine country is beginning to use drones as a source of information and for application of nutrients. To finish the show, wearable technologies and the data they collect have now crept into the courtroom and we discuss the court ruling regarding Google’s ability to arrange search results.
The latest Amazon product to hit the digital racks – Echo. Also on the agenda, we dissect the connection and controversy regarding the Home Depot hack and blame being shouldered by Microsoft Windows. We conclude this week’s show with a discussion about deregistering iMessage and mention a conversation we had with a grocery clerk regarding inventory control.
First, It is with great sorrow that we talk about the loss of Mike Alsbury, the pilot of SpaceShipTwo. Mike’s life was cut too short but provided a lifetime of achievement in his short time with us. Next, the invention of Operation is in need of some help for…an operation! We conclude the show with details about the growth of Windows 8.1 and the release of the Roku TV.
Cryptowall needs to be discussed to illuminate the importance of taking security serious. Rooms breaks the cycle for Facebook by allowing users be remain anonymous on the application. Finally, the latest in-home media device from Amazon continues to show the future of the tech giant.
Apple is staging for their October 16th announcement, while Amazon is planning an opening of the first brick-and-mortar store. We have some cool news about the latest in family portraits, involving 3-D printing. Finally, we discuss how technology influences our bedtime hours.
Companies making news this week include Microsoft with their reveal of Windows 10, HP and the eventual company split, and Chase making waves with a personal data breach.