Real Tech for Real People–we are still alive! Episode 109

I realize I haven’t cross-posted many of our shows lately, but I wanted to let my readers know that we are up to Episode 111 at Real Tech, and I will be cross posting the past few episodes to help catch you up!  If you haven’t been listening, you can find all our episodes over at Tony’s site (or simply get there through

Episode 109 (Scroll to the bottom of the post after the break to listen):

Show notes:



HEADLINE: Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:41 PM EDT Senator: Employers shouldn’t seek site passwords   A Democratic senator from Connecticut is writing a bill that would stop the practice of employers asking job applicants for their Facebook or other social media passwords, he told The Associated Press on Thursday.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said that such a practice is an “unreasonable invasion of privacy for people seeking work.”

About time!: FAA to take ‘fresh look’ at gadget restrictions on flights
The real issue: airlines won’t test!

Apple now gives dividends.  Harken back to our past discussions.  Thoughts? Steve says: About time…

In the “Are you serious?” category:  “Commodore unveils Amiga Mini PC with i7-2700K, Blu-ray”  Ships with a “copy of Commodore OS Vision”


Google News Alerts.  If you haven’t tried it already, you can set up alerts from Google that will either email you quick summaries and links to new items you select, or will add it to your Google Reader stream. Just go to:

Want to see the future? Visit “WE Solve for X” They are looking for the “Moon shots”  From their site:  This combination of things – a huge problem to solve, a radical solution for solving it, and the breakthrough technology to make it happen – is the essence of a moonshot.

Steve:  Yubico Yubikey, and (Password Safe) I bought 5 more keys recently, and have my eye on the NEO for a key with NFC built in.

Tony: Draw Something:


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