Its time for a fresh podcast as I can’t stay silent for too long!
Apple is challenged by the FBI to weaken the security of the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhones, but it could set a dangerous precident for both privacy and security for all Apple customers going forward. And on the VR and AR front everyone throws the kitchen sink into changing your reality with big expensive goggles.
The FBI’s legal backing? A law written in 1789 before even the concept of computers existed.
Google, Microsoft, Facebook and a lot of other players prepare to square off and throw down with headsets and software of their own.
I give my numerical review of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, discuss the implications of the FAA’s Drone Registration rules on privacy, Netflix rolls out new compression algorithms to deliver more entertainment with less bandwidth, Dating sites get hacked (no a different one this time), someone develops metal that is 99% air by volume and it has very cool commercial implications, and CISA comes back with a vengeance in the latest Congressional Budget Bill…
and someone develops something that looks a lot like a VR headset, but is in fact, just a regular screen.