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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:



 


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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