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. ┬áThe 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...

Episode 47: Society’s Acceptance of Video Games

Throughout the 90′s and early 2000′s video games were vilified by the media. Typically this would happen following tragic events involving teenagers or young adults. Conversely though, over the past couple of years we’ve seen a reversal of this attitude towards video games. In this week’s episode we go over, what we believe to be, the reasons for these changes and society’s seemingly...

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