Tech News Today 233

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Episode 233

Tech News Today 233: Download The Hoff's Kiss

Sony hacked again, Live-blogging bin Laden takedown, now you can kiss online, and more!



Patrick Syebold on the PlayStation blog says he is unaware of any attempt to sell credit card numebrs back to Sony. Also clarifies that passwords were stored using crypto hash, not in cleartext. "SOE down. No DC Universe: Dear Valued SOE Customers, We have had to take the SOE service down temporarily. In the course of our investigation into the intrusion into our systems we have discovered an issue that warrants enough concern for us to take the service down effective immediately. We will provide an update later today (Monday). We apologize for any inconvenience and greatly appreciate your patience."

  • All Time Inc. iPad Magazine Apps Now Free for Print Subscribers
    • Reached a deal to give print subscribers access to iPad version of all its publications. People magazine was the only one so far to offer this. Starting Monday. Digital-only readers must buy issues one at a time. Fortune, Time, Sports Illustrated among the pubs.

Discussion Stories

  • Google brand reputation tops all others in U.S.
    • According to Harris Interactive Google secured a reputation quotient (RQ) of 84.05, easily besting the second-place company, Johnson & Johnson. Harris Interactive's reputation quotient is determined by surveying more than 30,000 Americans on their opinions of the top 60 "most visible companies" in the U.S. Harris Interactive groups the responses into six categories that matter most to a firm's reputation, including emotional appeal, products and services, social responsibility, vision and leadership, workplace environment, and financial performance.
    • Aside from earning the best reputation, Google secured the top spot in financial performance and workplace environment. Intel earned top honors in products and services. --Amazon, Sony, and Microsoft all made it into the top 16. (Back in February Millward Brown reported Amazon was the 'most trustworthy' brand-- in April Reputation Institute awarded Amazon as the most reputable)

News Fuse

Kickers and Weird Science

  • Finally, You Can Kiss People Over the Internet [VIDEO]
    • The Kajimoto Laboratory at the University of Electro-Communications has created a device which consists of a hardware receptacle which is placed into the mouth, and software that remembers the movements of your tongue and sends them to the other connected device, which moves accordingly.



"Hello Iyaz and TNT crew.

I put together a video response to Iyaz's dismissive comments about Natty Narwhal and Tom's subsequent comment that Linux users in Maine would take special offense.

It's all meant in good fun and I hope you enjoy it, whether or not you use it on the show:


-Jason Brown Damariscotta, ME"


"Hey TNT Crew! You had asked for some illustrations/sketches last week, so here you go!

I hope you like them, sketched on my Tablet PC in Artrage whilst watching the podcast. Keeping it techie :)

Love the show, makes me look forward to the week :) Masha"

"Hey TNT crew

I'm a network engineer in the Midwest and I have been having issues with some of the Verizon LTE cards, in that some of them are getting a private IP address in the range of 10.x.x.x

I'm sure this is due to the fact that we are running out of IPv4 addresses so I understand why this is happening, but the problem is that the subnet mask these cards are getting is class A - that being This means that when people use a VPN client to connect to another private network in the 10 dot range, the routing does not work, resulting in them not being able to get to anything on the network they are trying to connect to. I have tried multiple things to force the tunneling of the traffic but nothing helps.

I have spoken with Verizon and they are aware of the problem and are promising a long term fix in a few weeks, but for now the short term fix is to force the card back to 3G, which apparently is handled differently for addressing.

Just curious how many others out there are seeing the same thing. Love the show!

Kevin in KC"



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