DEFCON 19 Podcast Review

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DEFCON 19 was in Las Vegas, NV from August 4-5, 2011.  This yearly computer network security and hacker conference is full of cutting-edge research, detailed demos, awesome presentations, and a lot of partying. The podcast coverage was pretty good also. Here are my recommendations:

If you are interested in hearing my thoughts about DEFCON 19 then check out the PaulDotCom.com podcast (08-11-2011).  I am the boring "IT Guy" trying to avoid the topic of "hot" women visiting the PaulDotCom.com booth.  If you'd like to see a copy of my notes (13+ pages) then drop me a personal email to: "s h o l d e n @pobox.com."

Here is a Picasa collage from the Network Security Podcast meet-up at DEFCON 19 that was "infected" by Paul & Larry @ Pauldotcom.com's little red balls from one of thier sponsors:

DEFCON19-PodcastMeetup-2011-08-06


Twitter Updates - Google, Amazon, Windows, Chrome, TweetDeck, iPad

The following is a summary of tweets posted to TechNewsRadio@Twitter over the last week:

  • This WEEK in GOOGLE42 bit.ly/9SYkfL Check out: Ribbit, Android Kindle app, Google Reader Play, Diaspora, Google Wave open to all
  • Per @LeviathanChrons the podcast novel "Leviathan Chronicles" has a big update on 5/26 http://bit.ly/8ZzfDq
  • Amazon has announced a Asia Pacific Region AWS datacenter in Singapore (EC2 S3 SimpleDB RDS SNS CloudWatch Cloudfront) http://bit.ly/9NMCNc
  • TechPodcast.com Roundtable is today - Sat. May 22nd at 1pm PT / 4pm ET - Stitcher Radio, Green Screen HowTo, 5 Top Windows Utilities
  • standardizing all my computers with Google Chrome as the default browser - it seems to be faster, more reliable, etc than Firefox
  • TweetDeck 0.3.4.1 seems like a nice upgrade: more meaningful icons, location, scheduled updates, translations, etc
  • OpenOffice.org is looking for proposals their 10th year conference in Budapest, Hungary from 08/31- 09/03/2010 http://bit.ly/b6d6cQ
  • Checking out Apple's "iPad : The Missing Manual—New from O'Reilly" - new book $25 - http://oreil.ly/90aNZO
  • Mark/Space has announced Android Calendar Sync Version 1.4 Beta bit.ly/aDLSrX
  • The new Apple OS X Snow Leopard Security Guide is now available online http://bit.ly/9Rm19H via PDF http://bit.ly/cSanMT
  • Slysoft.com has released AnyDVD6.6.4.2 with support for Avatar, more encryption updates & other fixes http://bit.ly/c0tub1
  • Willow Garage has a new open-source initiative for institutions and universities to build upon a robot platform bit.ly/9muTgs
  • OpenBook Specification for ePub (xhtml, css, etc) - some tools: Calibre & Adobe InDesign http://bit.ly/bGryk8
  • Just installed the new VMWARE 3.1 for Mac -- reports about Bootcamp VMs being faster seem true - more info: http://bit.ly/vmware31
  • PhatWare has announced WritePad for iPad - an advanced handwriting recognition software http://bit.ly/aSuNXT
  • Checking out Tweekdeck v0.34.2 (upgrade from v0.34.1) --- I wonder what is new?
  • Checking out PersonalBrain 5.5 (visual information management) for Mac, Windows, Linux http://bit.ly/bpWZ7Y [free 30 day demo]
  • AppleCentral.com is now the new "centralized" home for MacTech, Now Software, MacNews, MacsimumNews, MacMinute, etc
  • Manager Tools Effective Manager Conference at Denver Marriott City Center has been announced for June 7, 2010 http://bit.ly/akUuI3
  • SitePoint's newest book "Create Stunning HTML Email That Just Works!" looks like a good HTML intro: http://bit.ly/cs7ZCk
  • How to Upgrade Your MacBook's Hard Drive bit.ly/benw4m -- Is a good reference!
  • Anyone interest in an Apple iPad meetup in San Diego, CA - Wednesday, June 9, 2010 http://bit.ly/985fSY


TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #362 | 091215 | Parallel Development, RFID, Ubuntu & Conference Pointers

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Today's TechNewsRadio.com podcast examines the following topics:

Links mentioned in this podcast includes:

We also play a promo for FriendInTech.com's Christmas Special that is expected to be release on Monday, December 21, 2009.

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TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #361 | 091201 | Server Laptop, GlassFish, Security Tools, & Conference Pointers

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Today's TechNewsRadio.com podcast examines the following: a high-end server laptop called the "EUROCOM D900F Panther" from Eurocom; Sun's GlassFish Portfolio; and some recommended computer network security tools to check out.

The computer network security tools mentioned in this podcast included:
The podcast also contained pointers to the following conferences:
Additional links and references mentioned:

The craft beer recommendation for this show is Sierra Nevada's Torpedo Extra IPA.

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Twitter Updates - Windows, Mac, Events, Virtualization, Mobile, Podcasting, Security

Recent Twitter @ Technewsradio updates --

MICROSOFT WINDOWS:

  • Microsoft released SyncToy 2.1 (synchronizes files & folders) on 11/10/2009 [tinyurl.com/synctoy2-1]
  • Zephyr-tec.com offer's digital dictation and speech recognition for vertical applications like medical, legal, government, education, etc.
APPLE MACINTOSH:
  • Cyberduck 3.3 released (FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Cloud Files & Amazon S3 Browser for Mac)
  • Filemaker's Bento (Mac OS X) personal database tool is offering a holiday pack
  • Dell's new Inpiron Zino HD is pretty interesting if you are looking for a Win7 media player/server [tinyurl.com/inspiron-zino-hd]
  • Mac users can use Windows Mobile 6.5 smart phones thanks to Sync Windows Mobile from Mark/Space [tinyurl.com/4k288v]
  • Evernote for the Mac has the option to auto update with new beta editions [bit.ly/1diOhL]
  • Filemaker has announced that Bento for the Mac now had a "field encryption" option [bit.ly/1XmC2s]
EVENTS:
VIRTUALIZATION:
  • Sun has released VirtualBox 3.1 Beta 1 (not for production systems) [bit.ly/2U92aB]
  • Sun has released VirtualBox 3.0.12 (virtualization) for download (Win, Mac, Linux, etc)
MOBILE:
  • Qualcomm has announced some new screen technologies that are geared for the eBook and mobile device market [tinyurl.com/qual-screen]
  • Mark/Space Newsletter #93 (Nov09) reports a public beta of Missing Sync for Android is available for the Mac - More @ www.markspace.com
  • REDFLY Mobile Companion is now compatible with select BlackBerry smartphones www.celiocorp.com
  • It appears (as of Tue 11/10 @ 8:47 PM Pacific) that Dropbox is hacked - get warnings from Firefox & OpenDNS
PODCASTING:
SECURITY:
  • Cisco's Global Security Information now available via Cisco iPhone App [money.cnn.com]
  • via email James L has a pointer to an interesting Windows laptop/usb flash drive security tool [bit.ly/1xvrCF]
  • Sherpa's Expedite was recently recommend on FIT mailing list for doing email (PST/Lotus) e-discovery [tinyurl.com/sherpa-expedite]
MISCELLANEOUS:

TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #360 | 091124 | Windows 7 Books, Network Programming, Screencast Tips, & Conference Pointers

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Today's TechNewsRadio.com podcast examines: Windows 7 book recommendations, network programming toolkits from Catalyst, and screencast tips (PDF)  via Tech Smith

In addition the following conferences are highlighted:
Other links mentioned in this podcast includes:

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TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #359 | 091117 | Mobile Devices, Mobile Security, Driver Update Tool & Conference Pointers

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Today's TechNewsRadio.com's podcast examines new mobile worker devices, new mobile security technologies, a Windows driver update tool recommended by MaximumPC.com, and then some conference pointers:

Links mentioned in this podcast includes:

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TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #358 | 091110 | Free PDF Editing, IBM's VMControl, Extreme Visualizations from HiperWall & Conference Pointers

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Today's TechNewsRadio.com podcast examines: OpenOffice.org's free PDF editing extension; IBM's VMControl management tool for multi-vendor virtual machine deployments; and visualization news from media wall vendor HiperWall.

We reference the following upcoming conferences:
In addition, the following links were mentioned:

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TECH NEWS RADIO PODCAST #357 | 091103 | Small Computers, Google Wave, Cisco, & Conference Pointers

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Today's TechNewsRadio.com podcast examines: Marvell SheevaPlug small computerThe Complete Guide to Google Wave; Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) ; and Cisco expanded WiMax support in their networking products.

We also highlight the following three new conferences:

  • AFCEA's Cyberspace at the Cross Roads will be held Dec. 2-3, 2009 at the National Conference Center, Leesburg, VA.
  • Technology Training at has announced a "Configuration Management" course in Las Vegas, NV from Dec. 7-8, 2009, and  "Advanced Configuration Management Course" will also in Las Vegas from Dec. 9-11, 2009.
  • SANS Washington DC will be held Dec. 11-18, 2009 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.
Additional links mentioned in this podcast includes:

The winner of our Tom Bihn Checkpoint Flyer is mentioned in the podcast.  It was Bruce B. No relation to Mr. Tom B. :-) Thanks to everyone that participated!

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Twitter Updates - Audio, Windows, CMS, Virtualization, Streaming, Database

Over the last week the following were posted to TechNewsRadio @ Twitter.com: