I tried to do this show from the road but the internet would not let me. Seriously. I did not have a good internet signal from computer or phone. It was really frustrating. I did find out about some great printers and the services of HP Enterprise printing.
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Geek Smack! episode 244 Tech News:
John McAfee Wanted
(http://gizmodo.com/5959812/john-mcafee-wanted-for-murder)Anti-virus creator is wanted on question of murder.
Yahoo! New Homepage (http://allthingsd.com/20121112/along-with-new-homepage-yahoo-also-set-to-launch-a-gmail-like-email-reboot-to-slow-gmail-gains/)
Yahoo! also wants to launch a Gmail-like Email system
Sinofsky Leaves Microsoft (http://allthingsd.com/20121112/breaking-windows-head-steven-sinofsky-to-leave-microsoft/)
Windows 8 head left due to tension between Sinofsky and top execs.
Cuban Ditches Facebook (http://readwrite.com/2012/11/13/mark-cuban-facebooks-sponsored-posts-are-driving-away-brands)
Mark Cuban doesn't like the huge fees the Mavericks have to pay to send their fans messages.
No Windows8 Facebook (http://venturebeat.com/2012/10/30/facebook-says-it-isnt-building-a-windows-8-app-directs-us-to-microsoft/)
Right now Facebook says they won't be making a Windows 8 app. I bet they will have to eventually.
(http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424127887324073504578115071154910456-lMyQjAxMTAyMDEwMjExNDIyWj.html)Tim Cook is giving Apple employees perks that Steve Jobs didn't want.
Chrome Sandboxes Flash (http://thenextweb.com/google/2012/11/13/google-declares-flash-is-now-fully-sandboxed-in-chrome-for-windows-mac-linux-and-chrome-os/)
Chrome 23 will put flash items in sandbox mode to further protect from malware.
Amazon Owes France (http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57548515-92/france-says-amazon-owes-$252-million-in-back-taxes/)
France says that Amazon owes $252 million in back taxes
AMD 1 Terraflop Graphics (http://m.extremetech.com/extremetech/#!/entry/amd-launches-tahitibased-firepro-s10000-the-first-teraflops-graphics-card,50a14ec594f4be71692b0f94)
The Firepro S10000 will set you back $3600 but will reduce the amount of servers you need.
Congrats to Dropbox (http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57549089-92/dropbox-passes-100-million-user-mark/)
100 million users and rising
Geek Smack! Geek News:
Music - Fender iOS Guitar (http://9to5mac.com/2012/11/12/fender-launches-new-199-squier-usb-stratocaster-for-ios-devices-exclusively-at-the-apple-store/)
AI - Cleverbot (http://cleverbot.com) not really that clever...
Politics - Real Map Breakdown (http://gizmodo.com/5960290/this-is-the-real-political-map-of-america-hint-we-are-not-that-divided?tag=visualization)
Science - Astroid Impact Simulator (http://boingboing.net/2012/11/14/asteroid-impact-simulator.html)
Kanye - Be Cooler than Kanye (http://www.dorkazine.com/kickstarter-cooler-kanye/)
LEGO - Nathan Sawaya Interview (http://blogs.wsj.com/scene/2012/11/13/an-artists-lego-brick-road/)
Star Wars - R2D2 Engagement Ring (http://dvice.com/archives/2012/11/r2-d2-engagemen.php) I hope she said Beep Boop Boop...
Geek Smack: Is AMD for Sale?
Reports arose today that JP Morgan was brought in to do some assessing.