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Ep. 20 – 2012 Year in Review

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Stuart Clark

London, Ontario

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Ep. 20 – 2012 Year in Review

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Welcome to the Canadian Tech Podcast. A weekly show on what’s going on in the tech scene from a Canadian perspective.

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Hosts & Guests
Stuart Clark – sclarkconsulting.ca
Jamieson Roberts - blacklightmusicndesign.com
James Wilkinson
Mike Battista
Jason Clarke – twohoundproductions.com
Matthew Hoy - gamesdaypodcast.com

BB10 some inside info

Cyberwarfare
http://gizmodo.com/5975793/meet-red-october-the-global-cyber+espionage-ring-that-spent-5-years-in-the-shadows
http://www.securelist.com/en/blog/785/The_Red_October_Campaign_An_Advanced_Cyber_Espionage_Network_Targeting_Diplomatic_and_Government_Agencies
http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/01/red-october-computer-espionage-network-may-have-stolen-terabytes-of-data/

Activist Swartz’s suicide raises questions about prosecuting computer crimes
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/activist-swartzs-suicide-raises-questions-about-prosecuting-computer-crimes/article7320388/

Oracle updates Java after U.S. issues hacker warning
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/business-technology/oracle-updates-java-after-us-issues-hacker-warning/article7319060/

Year in Review

Hardware:
Android Phones and Tablets
Galaxy Nexus Smartphone
http://www.theverge.com/2011/11/10/2552250/this-is-my-next-galaxy-nexus
Nexus 7 Tablet
http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/28/nexus-7-review/
Galaxy Note
http://www.engadget.com/2012/08/29/samsung-galaxy-note-ii/

NEST
http://www.theverge.com/2011/11/14/2559567/tony-fadell-nest-learning-thermostat

Nike Fuel band
http://www.theverge.com/2012/1/19/2718609/nikes-nike-fuelband-wristband-tracks-your-every-movement

Raspberry Pi
http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/29/raspberry-pi-credit-card-sized-linux-pcs-are-on-sale-now-25-mo/

MacBook Pro Retina displays
http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/11/apple-macbook-pro-retina/

Windows 8
http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/18/microsoft-tablet-announced/

Kindle Fire
http://gizmodo.com/5942283/kindle-fire-hd-review-everything-a-tablet-should-beand-not-much-more

Lytro Camera
http://www.theverge.com/2011/10/19/lytro-plenoptic-light-field-camera-pre-orders-today-shipping-2012//in/2598247

Chromebook
http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/18/google-launches-11-6-inch-arm-based-samsung-chromebook-249-ul/

Google Glass
http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/26/2986317/google-project-glass-wearable-computers-disappoint-me

iPhone 5
http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/12/iphone-5-officially-announced/

iPad Mini
http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/23/apple-ipad-mini/

New iMacs
http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/23/3544356/apples-new-imac-first-hands-on

The “new iPad”
http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/07/the-new-ipad-is-official/

Big Tech Stories:

Kodak goes bankrupt
http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/19/kodak-chapter-11-bankruptcy/

PIPA SOPA
http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/20/pipa-and-sopa-votes-pushed-back/

Facebook Goes public
http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/17/facebook-ipo-is-official-38-per-share-on-sale-nasdaq-fb/
Facebook buys Instagram
http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/09/facebook-to-buy-instagram/
Instagram TOS failure
http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/18/instagram-changes-terms-of-service/

Kickstarter Success
http://www.theverge.com/2011/12/20/2644358/kickstarter-success-product-development-revolution

Google Fibre
http://www.engadget.com/2012/07/26/google-fiber-gets-formal-launch-adds-google-fiber-tv/

Apple’s Year of the Long Knives
http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/01/one-year-four-departed-execs-and-a-lot-to-be-determined-for-apple/
RIM Failures
http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/1/3187639/rim-waterloo-blackberry-company-town
BlackBerry 10 to save the RIM jobs
http://www.theverge.com/2012/1/17/2712775/rim-blackberry-10-long-road-developers

Year in Gaming:

  • Diablo 3
  • Torchlight 2
  • Borderlands 2
  • Halo 4
    • http://ca.ign.com/articles/2012/12/06/30-days-later-halo-4
  • Syndicate
  • Dishonoured
  • Max Payne 3
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Far Cry 3
  • XCOM 2
  • XBox Smartglass
    • http://www.engadget.com/2012/10/23/xbox-smartglass-launch/
  • Wii U
    • http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/16/wii-u-launch-nintendo-world-store/
  • This year was Megaman and Street Fighter’s 25th anniversary:
    • http://ca.ign.com/articles/2012/12/19/street-fighter-x-mega-man-review
  • Call of Duty Black Ops 2
    • http://ca.ign.com/articles/2012/12/13/30-days-later-black-ops-2
  • World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria
    • http://ca.ign.com/articles/2012/10/04/world-of-warcraft-mists-of-pandaria-review

 

Pick of the Week
Stuart - Ghost Racer
Jamieson- Rayman Jungle Run
James – WoodCamera
Phronk – Scrobbler
Matt – The knights of pen and paper

Pick of the Year
Stuart – Evernote
Jamieson – Windows 8 + Surface
James – Tweetbot for iPhone with Buffer App
Matt – Cards Against Humanity
Phronk – Google’s Project Glass

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