Taking some time to look at the studio set and video shots. Needs a little upgrading so I will be moving things around. Don't forget we're only 4 weeks away from the CES action! Head to TPN.TV (http://tpn.tv) for the live stream!
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Geek Smack! episode 245 Tech News:
WiFi 802.11ac at 1.3Gbps (http://www.engadget.com/2012/12/04/marvel-brings-the-gig-to-wifi-with-new-802-11ac-4x4-SoC/)
This new chip with 4x4 antenna system will allow transfer of 1.3 Gbps
Steam Out of Beta (http://www.geekwire.com/2012/steams-big-picture-public/)
PC Gamers can use Steam on the HDTV
Movie Studios Opt Out (http://torrentfreak.com/movie-studios-ask-google-to-censor-their-own-films-facebook-and-wikipedia-121203/)
Lionsgate, 20th Century Fox, BBC Films, Sony Entertainment and Walt Disney Pictures ask to take down their own Facebook and Wikipedia pages
Facebook Pays for Sponsored Stories (http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-privacy-settlement-2012-12)
If you have been featured on Sponsored Stories, you could get $10 from Facebook.
Keep Internet Free
(http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2012/12/keep-internet-free-and-open.html)Google Blog talks about the importance of an Open Source Internet
Real Life Transformer?
(http://www.techhive.com/article/2018293/researchers-create-an-actual-transformable-robot-optimus-prime-eat-your-heart-out.html)Group wants to make "Re-programmable Matter" which will re-shape into items you need (like a coffee cup).
Zynga Loses on New Facebook Deal (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-zynga-facebook-20121130,0,1284244.story)
Zynga is now part of a "Standard License Agreement" with Facebook.
Google New Maps API (http://thenextweb.com/google/2012/12/03/google-launches-new-maps-api-with-better-tablet-maps-google-play-services-new-layers-and-more/)
Applications will be able to use the API to get location data from the player
Yahoo Axes Chat (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20582550)
One of the oldest chat room systems closing due to underage sex chatting.
Instagram iPhone Vulnerability (http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/print/9234236/Instagram_vulnerability_on_iPhone_allows_for_account_takeover)
Non-encrypted cookie is being sent which can clue the attacker on how to get in to delete photos.
Geek Smack! Geek News
Comics: the Hawkeye Initiative
(http://thehawkeyeinitiative.tumblr.com/)Crowdfunding: Stick and Find NFC Location Discs (http://www.indiegogo.com/sticknfind)
LEGO: Tall LEGO Tower Crushes
(http://gizmodo.com/5965451/how-tall-can-a-lego-tower-be-before-it-crushes-itself)Star Wars: R2D2 Vespa (http://www.ohgizmo.com/2012/11/08/this-r2-d2-vespa-is-unfortunately-not-for-sale/)
Cars: Back to the Future Delorean Taxi (http://dvice.com/archives/2012/12/back-to-the-fut-4.php)
Geek Smack: Saying Goodbye to "The Daily". What Happened?
"The Daily was a bold experiment in digital publishing," said News Corp. Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch. "Unfortunately, our experience was that we could not find a large enough audience quickly enough to convince us the business model was sustainable in the long term."
The Daily was a mobile news app. Launched in February,