Okay “NSA”, I’m Listening… | Tech Talk Today 167

Okay “NSA”, I’m Listening… | Tech Talk Today 167

Oculus VR gets a ship date and we discuss the devices about to hit market. Reddit gets into creating its own content & the NSA brags about transcribing your phone calls.

Plus replacing Plex with Kodi, the burdens of a hand model & much more!

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Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will ship in early 2016 | Technology | The Guardian

The first commercial model of Facebook’s much anticipated Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will go on sale in the first quarter of 2016, the company confirmed today.

The announcement ends months of speculation that the release, which had been anticipated to happen by the end of 2015, would slip beyond Christmas. The most high profile device in the virtual reality market, Oculus Rift has been developed primarily for gaming but the technology is also being explored for occupational therapy, education and by film makers.

Reddit launches a video division to create original content | The Verge

Recently it has begun to venture into original content with a podcast and newsletter. Today it is going even further with the launch of its own video division. “Reddit’s mission is to connect people across the world through authentic conversations, collaboration, and community — video is an amazing storytelling medium and there’s no better wellspring of original stories than Reddit,” said co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text – The Intercept

Top-secret documents from the archive of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden show the National Security Agency can now automatically recognize the content within phone calls by creating rough transcripts and phonetic representations that can be easily searched and stored.

The documents show NSA analysts celebrating the development of what they called “Google for Voice” nearly a decade ago.

Kodi | Open Source Home Theatre Software

Kodi(tm) (formerly known as XBMC(tm)) is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media center for playing videos, music, pictures, games, and more. Kodi runs on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet. Our forums and Wiki are bursting with knowledge and help for the new user right up to the application developer. We also have helpful Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Youtube pages.

Open Source Kollaboration | LUP 91 | Jupiter Broadcasting

Aaron Seigo joins us to discuss the Kolab project, open source’s genuine answer to Microsoft Exchange and other groupware solutions. We also discuss the Roundcube project’s fundraiser & possible integration with Kolab.

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