The Techie Talk by KP, BP and VB – April 9th 2015

Amazon is suing fake reviewers
http://www.geekwire.com/2015/amazon-files-first-ever-suit-over-fake-reviews-alleging-calif-man-sold-fraudulent-praise-for-products/
Meld Knob


Solar Bike

http://solar-bike.weebly.com/the-solarbike.html

http://solar-bike.weebly.com/about.html

Blackberry Messenger helps fight corruption

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/04/06/blackberry-messenger-plays-a-starring-role-in-a-brazil-corruption-scandal/?mod=WSJBlog

Apple Mac Review

http://www.theverge.com/a/apple-watch-review
Onion Omega
smaller developer board that runs full Linux and has built-in Wi-Fi, all on a circuit board just 1/4 of the size of the Raspberry Pi.

The Onion Omega is a dev platform designed to give software developers an easy way to create Internet of Things applications without having to build their own hardware from the ground up, or modify other products to suit their own needs. The Onion Omega is designed to be easy to add to existing hardware projects, providing them with Wi-Fi capabilities, as wells a Linux-based OS, 16MB of local storage, and 64MB of DDR2 400MHz RAM, as well as pins supporting USB 2.0 and 100Mbps Ethernet.

Onion Omega Brings Web Smarts To IoT Hardware Hacking
Google Wants to get into worldwide roaming agreement
Google is in talks towards a deal with Hutchison Whampoa, the owner of the mobile operator Three, that will allow Americans to use their phones abroad at no extra cost, industry sources have disclosed.
The two giants are discussing a wholesale access agreement that would become an important part of Google’s planned attempt to shake-up the US mobile market with its own network.
It is understood that Google aims to create a global network that will cost the same to use for calls, texts and data no matter where a customer is located. By linking up with Hutchison, it could gain wholesale access to mobile service in the UK, Ireland, Italy and several more countries where the Hong Kong conglomerate owns mobile networks.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/11516189/Google-in-talks-with-mobile-operators-for-cheap-overseas-calls.html
Arctic Squirrels