IBM Watson APIs, Cable Modems, Routers, Google Takeout, Please Upgrade Your XP Box and USB 3.0 with Anker – HT146

Jim (@jcollison) has guests Paul Braren (@Tinkererguy) from and Christian Johnson (@TheWizBM) for show #146 of the Home Tech Podcast brought to you by the Average Guy Network.  We started with a big (well, sort of) announcement about the name of the show, big deals going on at the Microsoft Store right now for Surface 2, some chat about the IBM Watson API, Paul’s appearance on BYOB and his cable modem and router issues, problems with XP still at 33% market share and Paul gave us some advice on USB Hubs with Anker.

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[11:50] The revolution in computing that the average guy is missing out on: Developers, say hello to the Watson API]

IBM Innovation Center – Cambridge MA

[25:54] Paul’s Issues with Routers and Cable Modems on BYOB 134]

BYOB 134, briefly revisit major bandwidth boost, requiring new router and cablemodem
talk about CDNs like Akamai (90Mbps) versus straight MSDN download (10-20Mbps)
(can make a huge difference for VMware downloads, for example)

[34:03] Google takeout getting fancier]

[35:34] Cali Lewis and John P]

[39:33] Chinese government pleads with Microsoft to extend Windows XP Support]

[41:11] 2 million passwords recently cracked]

The raw numbers of stolen credentials include (approximately) 1.58 million website logins, 320,000 email accounts, 41,000 FTP accounts, 3,000 remote desktop logins, and 3,000 Secure Shell accounts, as stated in the blog. Miller told CNN Money that “[w]e don’t have evidence they logged into these accounts, but they probably did.”

[44:00] Social Media making employees happier?]

[56:27] USB 3.0 hubs]

[1:05:00] Amazon Drones]

[1:11:00] Ask the Podcast Coach]

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