TNT 1693: Alternative Face
January 27, 2017•44 min
LeakedSource, a site that housed a database of more than 3.1 billion account passwords from many of the largest data breaches made public this past year, has allegedly been raided by law enforcement. LeakedSource was a for-profit site, charging users to gain access to all of the raw data, including passwords.A week into Trump's Presidency and some tech leaders are beginning to either speak out against or try to woo the Trump administration. Facebook CEO and COO Mark Zuckerberg and Sherly Sandberg questioned Trump's policies on global health care and immigration on Facebook today. Meanwhile, the New York Times says Google is aggressively trying to woo republicans.During Seagate's earnings call, the company announced that 14 and 16 terabyte hard drives will hit the market sometime in the next 18 months, with a 12 terabyte version also in the works that should release even sooner.After releasing earnings, Microsoft's value is as high as it's been in the past 17 years. The company's market capitalization crossed the half-trillion-dollar threshold and Wall Street says the fact that Microsoft is equally serving the consumer and the Enterprise is what makes them so successful.A new app called FaceApp allows you to take any photo of a face, and process it in ways that will make that person older, younger, reverse the gender, and smile when the subject wasn't smiling at all, and it's rather convincing. Fun to play around with for five minutes, but you'll probably get bored of it. Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica talks about the newest games coming out in February including Halo Wars 2, Night in the Woods, For Honor, and more.
Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell
Guest: Sam Machkovech
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