Episode 8: Do you know where I am? Ask my Cell Phone.

Mobile Phones and Apps

Episode 8

Do you know where I am? Ask my Cell Phone.

In this episode we talk about Privacy or lack thereof on our cell phones and other mobile devices. Bad apps that track you. Bad apps that don’t respect you. And of course, how the government can use your cell phone to track you because you can’t turn off location tracking 100% on your phone. Did you know Verizon has a Super Cookie to track you and link to your phone for advertisers?

Verizon Wireless and the FCC Settlement

AT&T Drops Super Cookie tracking

Lessons on protecting your privacy on your mobile devices

Supposedly Facebook Doesn’t listen in to your conversations

Wikipedia Entry on Mobile Phone tracking

Reasons why Google Android OS is so fragmented and will it ever be fixed.

Episode 5: I’ll take Another Bigger slice of Raspberry Pi (Part 2)

Editor’s Note: This episode is a fully realized episode about the Raspberry Pi, essentially 98.5% Raspberry Pi, I promise.

My Raspberry Pi B

Episode 5 Part 2

“I’ll have another Bigger slice of Raspberry Pi” 

In this Episode: Our guests, Julie Butler and Carlos Unda talk about a great Raspberry Pi project they did as a POC “Proof of Concept” to solve a problem a company had used much more expensive hardware and software to aolcw. Carlos and Julie (both students at Erskine College) talk about their amazing project to find out if a marble was “transparent” or opaque, basically would the marble pass light or not.

Lessons Learned: Windows IoT (Internet of Things) isn’t ready for prime time. A four node Raspberry Pi cluster is faster computationally than an $800+ Windows PC.

Links discussed in the podcast:

Code Academy’s Python for beginners

Raspberry Pi 3 Specs

Diagram of Pinouts for Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi model comparison between A, B, and 2

Here is a great way I have used to redirect output so you can do video capture of your Raspberry Pi output using TinyVNC.

TinyVNC and Raspberry Pi

Download different OSes that you can run on your Raspberry Pi

Here is a Raspberry Pi Starter Kick that uses Raspberry Pi 3. It comes with power supply, microSD card with Noobs, and a Clear case.