Google At A Glance With John Hanlon

An area which Waves of Tech seldom covers is what is going on at Google. Why? Because has an award winning show dedicated to Google news and products. With Dave out this week, we have John Hanlon with us host of the Google At A Glance podcast. John and Steve discuss the background of the show and how it has provided knowledge to its listeners. They also discuss the latest Google news and an interesting perspective on choosing the correct mobile device for you.

Autism and Technology

Stitcher has raised 10 million dollars to implement live “Talk Radio” via the iPhone. Everyone is looking for the Dislike button today after Facebook rolled out its new features. Are you ready to have your 15 minute Youtube restriction lifted? Well it’s here.

The Ticking IP Clock

he big news of the week was Apple’s WWDC. A host of new features were demonstrated in front of thousand of people in cloudy San Francisco. We breakdown the main points of iOS5 and what it means in regards to the industry standard.

Zune, Bandwidth Caps and News Sources

Possibly the end of Zune, AT&T Bandwidth Caps, iPad 2 and Ebay sales and News Source Flip-Flop

Show Notes

This week, Mikee takes a well deserved vacation and our good friend & developer buddy Fernie joins the podcast! The hot news of the week was AT&T’s decision to begin metering bandwidth. There are some major personal implications of this decision and we break it down for you. The Zune becomes a question mark as a part of Microsoft’s future and another milestone is reached in the battle of online news sources and newspaper print sources. Finally, we discuss the recent selling of an iPad 2 for nearly $4000 on eBay. Enjoy the show and join the conversation at ! It’s time to ride…the Waves of Tech.

1. The End of Zune & Microsoft’s responseBusiness Insider, Neowin, and Bloomberg all reported that Microsoft plans to pull the plug on the Zune music and video player. Microsoft denies the report by stating that all reports have been overly exaggerated. Were we able to reach a consensus of whether this is a good idea? Tune in to find out.

2. AT&T DSL Metering
If AT&T is good at anything, it is at driving their consumers absolutely crazy. In this case, metering bandwidth and implementing overage charges is the latest push. Maybe AT&T should reinvest into their failing infrastructure then maybe they wouldn’t have to make ridiculous decisions like this. We weigh in our thoughts.

3. Milestone: Web (Finally) Surpasses Newspapers As News Source
We knew the day would come and the day has arrived. 46% of people now say they get their news online at least three times a week, surpassing newspapers (40%) for the first time. As the face of communication changes domestically and internationally, the manner in which we gather our news and information changes.4. iPad 2’s on eBay & eBay’s rulesThe smell of capitalism is pungent in this discussion. The iPad 2 has erupting an online buying frenzy, with a single iPad 2 selling for nearly $4000 on eBay. Steve raises his concerns, Fernie supports the market, and Dave straddles the fence. What are your thoughts – free market enterprise or is policing needed?

Why Skype died, Email Privacy and Tech in 2011

The end of 2010 is upon us but here is still news and more to come. This week’s show consist of: Why Skype died, Email Privacy and Tech in 2011.


Show Notes

1.Email Privacy – Husband Open Wife’s email and could get 5 years
Leon Walker, working from his suspicions that his wife was having an affair, accessed his wife’s email and is now facing a potential 5 year sentence for hacking!?!? The Michigan statue has been in place for a few years but has some vagueness in respect to the term “conduct.” Sounds a bit overkill to us but we discuss the topic.

2. Mac App Store opens Jan 6th

The Mac App store is set to open January 6, 2011. The store is very similar to the stores that are accessible through mobile devices such as the iPad and iPhones. We discuss some potential cross-device issues such as double payment for applications and application sharing. Tune in and let us know your thoughts.
3.Why Skype went down
Mike and Steve are not buying the reason that Skype went down. Skype released a statement saying that the culprit was a bug in a Windows version of the Skype client (version 5.0.0152), causing a group of support servers to become offline. Does this express vulnerabilities in the Skype infrastructure and can we expect more cloud failures in the near future?

4. Video “DNA signature” matching may help track down pirates
Without question, the pirate industry is massive and ever-growing. From this premise, a group of researchers have developed a way to identify pirated movies by reducing the original to a signature genetic code. The system can match videos that have been altered or had their colors changed to the source.

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