We’re reunited and it feels…okay. This week: backdoors guests are best! Infrequent guests knock your front door, which you’d otherwise never open. Good friends know to use the backdoor, and by this standard the NSA is apparently a very, very good friend to everyone. McAfee anti-virus is changing its name to stop being associated with John McAfee, the drug-crazed alleged killer who founded the company. They should also consider changing the software. Like, completely. Or just get rid of it. Forever. Also this week: the Cat In The Hat becomes public domain this year! Just kidding, nothing will ever become public domain ever again.
- Surprise: NSA has backdoors in like, everything, ever. Including Linksys / Netgear routers.
- Zoom and enhance: identifying people from corneal (eye) reflections!
- McAfee software being rebranded to sever all connections with John McAfee.
- It’s happening: PirateBay to make decentralised p2p website browsing
- AT&T is hoping to monetize its bandwidth caps.
- The rise and fall and rise of Rap Genius
- What should have become public domain this week: The Cat In The Hat, Atlas Shrugged and so much more.
- 300 Australian sharks are now on Twitter.
- Robbing ATM machines with USB sticks. Yep.
- Sony announces PlayStation Now. Streaming old games!
- 4.2 million PS4s sold so far. Xbox One only 3 million.
- Razor shows off the weirdest looking gaming PC you’ll ever see.
We also talk about some of our predictions for 2014, which we will revisit at the end of the year to see who was right. We will also discuss some of the announcements from CES and which excited us the most.