We finally tackle a topic a lot of people are interested in: BitCoin. In this episode we start very simply, and describe what it is, and how it works. Very simply, it is a psuedo-anonymous currency, where anyone can see the ledger. Use this as a primer before you do anything.
Security Now | 287
Bit Coin Mining Machine | NewEgg
Exchange Rate |Mt Gox
[editor note: I know we went long]
Once again we were able to bring Drew Curtis of Fark.com back on the show to talk to us about what happened in the news, in 2013. We start off talking about trends, and we end up talking about our funniest headlines.
Fark | Fark.com, @fark
Chaim decided for this week, he would do something different. He chose 7 random news stories, and for once he cared about their opinion. To get the female perspective we invited Kelly Guimont to join us.
Here are the stories:
Winamp shuts down after 15 years | http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/11/20/after-over-15-years-of-service-winamp-will-cease-to-be-available-for-download-starting-december-20th/
Galaxy Note 3 Owners get $50 in Google Play Credit | http://gigaom.com/2013/11/20/got-a-galaxy-note-3-get-your-50-to-google-play/
Google Wallet Launches NFC card | http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/11/physical-google-wallet-card-launches-drain-your-balance-without-nfc/
Bitcoin users getting rewards for using BitCoin | http://gigaom.com/2013/11/20/can-bitcoin-catch-on-with-consumers-gift-card-site-says-3-reward-will-help/
Nexus 5 wireless charger for sale | http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/19/5123470/nexus-5-wireless-charger-now-on-sale
Instagram coming to Windows Phone | http://gigaom.com/2013/11/20/instagram-is-coming-to-windows-phone-today-sort-of/
Remotte is a remote control for Google Glass | http://gigaom.com/2013/11/20/remotte-wants-to-help-you-control-google-glass-and-other-connected-devices-too/