Episode 52: Extending the Human Lifespan

 Who wants to live forever? I doubt very few people would want to live forever, but over the past few years there have been many discoveries that could help prolong human life. Extending human life spans from 200-500 years is nice and all, but how would that affect society? Everything that we know and consider to be “normal” would have to drastically changed. In this week’s episode we talk about...

Episode 51: FCC vs. Net Neutrality

Back in January 2014, after a federal appeals court told the FCC that they didn’t have the authority to regulate broadband access, we were told by the FCC that this isn’t the end of the Net Neutrality fight. The Internet rejoiced. Nearly four months later a report leaked from the FCC stating their support for a “Fast Lane”. This would allow companies to pay ISPs (Internet Service Providers) to...

Episode 50: Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous cars have been talking about quite alot over the past few years. With Google demonstrating that the concept is a viable one several years ago, laws have been past in 5 states so far to allow these cars on the road. In this week’s episode we discuss some of the pitfalls that may plague wide release of self-driving cars. Security and privacy are some of our largest concerns with the high possibility of...

Episode 49: Cloud Storage & Services – Are your secrets safe?

Most of us have a little something up in “The Cloud”. Whether it is some files in one of the numerous online storage services – Dropbox, OneDrive(SkyDrive), or Google Drive – or whether it is email. Most of us rely on these services, and with so much trust being placed into them we have to ask ourselves, are they secure, are they respecting my privacy? In this week’s episode we are...

Episode 48: Facebook Acquires Oculus Rift

Its safe to say everyone was shocked when it was announced that Facebook was purchasing the VR hardware company Oculus Rift.  The collective “What?” was heard across the vastness of the Internet. We’ve done quite a bit of coverage of the Oculus Rift over the past year and felt that we couldn’t let this opportunity pass us on discussing the whys of this acquisition and what possibilities lie...

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