"Food Tech" is a hotspot in Silicon Valley right now. So of course, if you're hungry, there's an app for that. Plus, we talk about Xbox's debut in China with Molly Wood, technology columnist for the New York Times.
First up, Matthew Green, assistant professor at Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute, joins us to talk about the Shellshock security flaw. Then, Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix, talks about how Netflix is trying to set itself apart from your cable package. And how well have you kept up with the week in tech news? It's time for Silicon Tally! This week, host Ben Johnson takes on Joe Hanson, a science writer and host of the PBS digital series It’s Okay to be Smart.
First up, Jeffrey Hammond, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester, talks about why Apple's iOS 8.0.1 update will affect so many people. Plus, Ashley Dale, from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bristol, stops by to talk about why we're not ready for the next big solar storm. And Melanie Kohnen, a visiting assistant professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, chats with us about second screen apps.
First up, Paula Deen has bought the rights to her Food Network produced content, which includes the final season of her show that never aired. The celebrity chef, whose career went into freefall after she admitted using racially charged language will air the content, is launching a new online TV network. We take a look at how Deen is attempting to rebuild her brand – and what her chances of success are. Plus, Nitasha Tiku, co-editor of the tech news site Valleywag, talks about Kickstarter’s updated rules that make it easier for backers to hold failed campaigns accountable for the promises they make. And Darby Stanchfield, an actress who plays Abby Whelan on the ABC drama Scandal, joins us to talk about the community of people who watch and tweet about the show.
First up, we're joined by Dan Viederman, the CEO of Verite, a nonprofit organization that looks at global labor issues, to talk about a recent report showing that one in three immigrant workers in the Malaysian electronics industry are working under conditions of forced labor. Plus, Forrest Wickman, who writes for Slate’s Brow Beat blog, stops by to talk about texting on TV.
Apple’s new iOS8 operating system and the one coming from Google both provide privacy from some surveillance. Which should make users happy and law enforcement authorities unhappy. What will the features actually do? Plus, we talk to Matt Zoller Seitz, TV critic for New York Magazine, about binge watching, why it feels so good, and why it’s driving people to make creative, experimental TV shows.