Ep 266: Explain to Me Like I’m Five

Grumpy Old Geeks Podcast —  July 9, 2018

Facebook may listen to your TV; AirBNB can suck it in Santa Monica; IoT gone wrong; Lyft gets even more cash; AI Orb to take over ISS; Massive Law Enforcement breach; Far Cry 5 rocks; Plex is dope; Synology’s still rule; Anker power goodies; Airbags for your phone.

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Show Notes

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FOLLOW-UP

Facebook retires its troubled @facebook.com email service
https://www.theverge.com/2014/2/24/5443454/facebook-retires-its-email-service

Facebook patents system that can use your phone’s mic to monitor TV habits
https://amp.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jun/28/facebook-patent-phone-mic-listening-tv-shows?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other&__twitter_impression=true

Airbnb loses latest court battle over Santa Monica’s strict rules
http://smdp.com/airbnb-loses-latest-court-battle-over-santa-monicas-strict-rules/166918

IN THE NEWS

Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic Abuse
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/23/technology/smart-home-devices-domestic-abuse.html

Lyft valuation hits $15.1 billion after fresh $600 million in funding
https://techcrunch.com/2018/06/27/lyft-15-billion-600-million-funding-round/

The ISS is getting an AI orb that can move in zero gravity
https://qz.com/1318562/the-international-space-station-is-getting-an-ai-orb-that-can-move-in-zero-gravity/

A massive cache of law enforcement personnel data has leaked
https://www.zdnet.com/article/a-massive-cache-of-law-enforcement-personnel-data-has-leaked/

APPS & DOODADS

Far Cry 5 for Xbox
https://amzn.to/2yJCcLE

Plex Media Server
https://www.plex.tv/

Synology Disk Station 4-Bay Diskless Network Attached Storage (DS416j)
https://amzn.to/2KjDTot

Synology 4 bay NAS DiskStation DS418j
https://amzn.to/2IxodYX

Anker Wireless Charger, Qi-Certified Ultra-Slim Wireless Charger for iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, Samsung S9/S9+/S8/S8+/S7/Note 8 and More, PowerPort Wireless 5 Pad (AC Adapter Not Included)
https://amzn.to/2IAZqTR

Anker PowerCore Fusion, Portable Charger 5000mAh with Dual USB Wall Charger, Foldable Plug and PowerIQ, Battery Pack for iPhone, iPad, Android, Samsung Galaxy and More
https://amzn.to/2MUM33e

The mobile airbag may be coming to save your phone
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/6/30/17514940/mobile-airbag-drop-phone