Category Archives: Daily Tech News Show

DTNS 2141 – Reupload: Quanto smash!

DTNS logo by Sam SmithThis is a reupload of Friday’s episode for some users of iTunes having problems with that ep. If you already have 2141 you can delete this. My apologies for the inconvenience – Tom

Darren Kitchen of Hak5 joins me to talk about Quantum Computers and free Harvard coding classes, while Len Peralta illustrates the show and introduces us to Quanto!

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DTNS 2141 – Reupload: Quanto smash!

DTNS logo by Sam SmithThis is a reupload of Friday’s episode for some users of iTunes having problems with that ep. If you already have 2141 you can delete this. My apologies for the inconvenience – Tom

Darren Kitchen of Hak5 joins me to talk about Quantum Computers and free Harvard coding classes, while Len Peralta illustrates the show and introduces us to Quanto!

MP3

DTNS 2141: Quanto smash!

DTNS logo by Sam SmithDarren Kitchen of Hak5 joins me to talk about Quantum Computers and free Harvard coding classes, while Len Peralta illustrates the show and introduces us to Quanto!

Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org.

MP3

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Big thanks to Dan Lueders for the music!

Big thanks to Sam Smith for the logo!

Show Notes

NSA seeks to build quantum computer that could crack most types of encryption:  The Washington Post reports the NSA is building a “crypto logically useful computer” according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden. The $79.7 million research program is named “Penetrating Hard Targets”. Quantum Computers have been demonstrated by labs in the EU and Switzerland and a company called D-Wave. Quantum computers are actually slower than classical computers at most tasks but can perform certain functions like factoring prime numbers more efficiently.

Further reading on Quantum Computing (from Darren)

https://uwaterloo.ca/institute-for-quantum-computing/quantum-computing-101

http://www.pro-technix.com/information/crypto/pages/vernam_base.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venona_project

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-quantum_cryptography

CES: Wearables, 4k video & tablets: A quick search on Google News for the terms ‘CES expect’ reveals 13,000 results that indicate wearable, 4k video & tablets will be the big trend. Now you don’t have to go.

News From You: 

Engadget reports that Fox will continue the tradition of streaming the US Super Bowl football game for free online. Fox will also stream its playoff coverage but that will only be available to certain cable subscribers. CBS, the network that streamed the Super Bowl for free last year, will be streaming all of its playoff coverage online for free. (Submitted by flyingspatula)

EDX, a Massively Open Online Course, or MOOC provider, will offer Harvard’s Introduction to Computer Science course online absolutely free with no prerequisites. Languages covered include C, PHP, and JavaScript plus SQL, CSS, and HTML.  (Submitted by Skyjedi)

According to GigaOm, YouTube will not only show off 4K Streaming at CES but will do it with their own royalty-free VP9 codec. Google’s been trying to push the codec since it acquired it back in the VP8 days. This time they have 19 hardware partners on board to help the push, including big companies like Sony, Intel, Samsung, Broadcom and Marvell among others.  (Submitted by spsheridan) 

More links from the show:  

BlackBerry wants Seacrest OUT — of the physical keyboard business:

http://gigaom.com/2014/01/03/blackberry-files-lawsuit-against-typo-ryan-seacrests-keyboard-startup/

T-Mobile CEO calls AT&T’s latest promotion a “desperate move”:

http://recode.net/2014/01/03/t-mobile-ceo-calls-atts-bid-to-poach-his-customers-a-desperate-move/

CES: What Acer is bringing to Las Vegas:

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2014/01/03/acer-unveils-two-new-sub-200-android-tablets-1099-desktop-updated-c720-chromebook/#!rgamg

Twitter launches Vine for the Web:

http://thenextweb.com/twitter/2014/01/03/twitter-launches-vine-web/#!rfUCF

Snapchat will let users opt out of its Find Friends feature: 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/01/02/snapchat-security/4295789/

DTNS 2141: Quanto smash!

DTNS logo by Sam SmithDarren Kitchen of Hak5 joins me to talk about Quantum Computers and free Harvard coding classes, while Len Peralta illustrates the show and introduces us to Quanto!

Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org.

MP3

Please SUBSCRIBE HERE.

Big thanks to Dan Lueders for the music!

Big thanks to Sam Smith for the logo!

Show Notes

Further reading on Quantum Computing (from Darren)

DTNS 2140: My car has lasers

DTNSTim Stevens joins me to talk about the tech news of the day, Ford’s solar car, and auto expectations at CES.

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Big thanks to Dan Lueders for the music!

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Show Notes:

Laser Solar Car of the Future? BBC News reports that at CES, Ford will show off a new concept version of it’s C-Max hybrid that uses solar panels on the roof to supplement charging. A lens on the roof tracks the sun and concentrates rays on the solar cells to maximize collection.

Plea Bargain: The New York Times editorial board has asked the US government to consider a plea bargain for leaker Edward Snowden.

News From You:

According to Business Insider, Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas is now taking Bitcoins for his campaign fund against Texas Senator John Cornyn. (Submitted by jjd241)

BBC News reports that the YS FAA has announced six states will host sites for testing commercial drones. Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia will host the tests for developing safety regulations. (Submitted by KAPT_Kipper)

More links from the show: 

Skype hacked:

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/01/syrian-electronic-army-hacks-skypes-twitter-to-warn-of-ongoing-surveillance/

Snapchat, too:

http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/31/hackers-claim-to-publish-list-of-4-6m-snapchat-usernames-and-numbers/

Nest Labs valued at 2 billion after $150 million funding round:

http://recode.net/2014/01/02/nest-raising-huge-new-round-from-dst-valuing-smart-home-startup-at-upwards-of-2-billion/

CES: LG to unveil smart TV powered by WebOS:

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/12/lgs-webos-powered-smart-tv-set-to-debut-at-ces-2014/

Dark Wallet, brought to you by the creator of the 3D gun:

http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/31/5051116/3d-printed-gun-maker-cody-wilson-crowdfunding-dark-wallet

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi doubled smartphone sales in 2013

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57616450-94/xiaomi-well-double-our-smartphone-sales-in-2014/