The Big Show – The Secret Linux Handshake – Show Notes

Posted by on Thursday, 21 February 2013
Secret Handshake

This week, Dell is being bought by…Dell and Microsoft is helping, uPNP isn’t all its cracked up to be and Where’smedinnerdad wants to go in to space and of course, the cool things. Bart Busschots, Sarah Gray, James Hart, Karl Madden & Ewen Rankin discuss the BIG week in Tech.

Ewen Rankin – @ewenrankin
James Hart @syzygy 
Ian Grant @tioaboa
Sarah Gray @sarahjaneuk
Bart Busschotts bartbusschots.ie
Karl Madden @claw0101

 

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The Week in Technology

Dell to go private in $24.4 billion deal (MS to take $2 billion of company)

Is Microsoft forcing Dell to stick with PC’s?

Three UK bringing low cost 4G to your iPhone (not really just iPhone) Nope any LTE enabled handset.

Three to offer latest technology as standard.

Today Three announced that when the carrier rolls out its 4G network later this year, all customers with 4G devices will be able to take advantage of the latest speeds at no additional charge.

Liberty Global to buy Virgin Media for £23.3 billion
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21347814

EFF to help defend against troll with “podcasting patent”—granted in 2012 The company in question, Personal Audio LLC, has not sold a product since 1998—it appears to make money entirely by suing companies and compelling them to license its patents. In January 2013, Personal Audio sued a few big-name podcasts, including the Adam Corolla Show, and the Stuff You Should Know podcasts. (Should us Podcasters be afraid?)

And Finally….Possibly? Ahmadinejad says he wants to be Iran’s first human in space After last week’s allegedly successful monkey launch, Iranian president makes bold declaration.

Radpid 7 Discover Massibve UPnP Flaws

Quick self-test: http://upnp-check.rapid7.com/

 

Cool Thingys

Karl: Plex or XBMC 12 or Undercover 5 or Hola!

Ian. SlimROM SlimBean Custom rom for Android, http://www.slimroms.net/ (availble for many devices) Also Sophos Security and Antivirus from Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sophos.smsec) Mighty text http://mightytext.net/

James: XiiaLive – internet radio player for Android. Very elegant and free – http://xiialive.com

Bart: Boom – great Mac app for boosting the volume on laptops

Ewen – Sandisk extreme 64GB SD cards. (Amazon).