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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 619: Peeing for Power

Researchers are trying to figure out how to turn urine into power. I say: if they can do it from cow dung, why not?

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 618: Bait and Switch Phone Service

Verizon is trying to get people to ditch copper in some rather dishonest and deceptive ways. Of course, so is AT&T.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 617: Cell Phone Trackers

John McAfee crashed the recently held DefCon conference and told people if they cared about not being tracked, don't use smartphones and use dumb phones instead. Dumb phones can track you, too. This isn't news.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 616: Still Dialing Up AOL

I knew AOL was still around, but I didn't know they were still making millions on dialup Internet customers.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 615: Master Password

My thoughts on Master Password, a program that takes a far different, and perhaps more secure approach to manage your numerous passwords.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 614: Ten Years of Podcasting

We just recently passed the ten year anniversary of podcasting, which is when Adam Curry published his first episode of the Daily Source Code via an RSS feed with some ApeScript that could sync said episode to an iPod.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 613: Airplanes Hollywood Style

Ever wonder how they shoot movies inside airplanes? Wonder no more.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 612: Pay As You Go, Uncarrier Style

T-Mobile USA is revamping their pay-as-you-go mobile phone plan, making it much simpler, and also making it possible to acquire (for brief periods) high speed data.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 611: Dumb Phones Still Sell

Microsoft is still selling dumb (i.e. Not smart) phones. In fact they're releasing a new model.

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PhoneBoy Speaks Ep 610: RINA vs TCP/IP

I had a fun debate with Martin Geddes over Twitter about RINA vs TCP/IP. While RINA may solve some fundamental issues in TCP/IP, the reality is I still live in a TCP/IP world and I still have security issues to fix.

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Long ago, when I didn't work for Check Point Software, this site used to be a well-visited FAQ site on the Check Point firewall products. Nowadays, I sit in my virtual office and write about what I'm interested in, which includes: computers, telecom, VoIP Service, mobile phones, and many other forms of shiny gadgets.

Some other projects I'm doing include: PhoneBoy's Security Theater, where I discuss computer and network security-related topics, and PhoneBoy Speaks, a daily podcast where I discuss whatever technology and security issues are on my mind.