This is one of the most innovative services we have seen in a long time, it’s called Bitcasa it provides secure, real-time streaming of all your data seamlessly to the cloud and does so on any device. If you have a Mac, PC, or Linux Box, Bitcasa keeps your data safe and secure. It uses a encryption method called Convergent Encryption to secure customer data which is what makes Bitcasadifferent from other cloud storage offerings. Convergent Encryption uses a function of the hash of the plaintext of a chunk as the encryption key: any client encrypting a given chunk will use the same key to do so, so identical plaintext values will encrypt to identical ciphertext values, regardless of who encrypts them. (Storer, Greenan, Long, Miller) According to Bitcasa CEO Tony Gauda “when you encrypt data, I have a key and you have a key. And let’s say that that these are completely different. Let’s say that we both have the exact same file. I encrypt it with my key and you encrypt it with your key. Now the data looks completely different because the encryption keys are different. Well, what happens if you actually derive the key from the data itself? Now we both have the exact same encryption key and we can de-dupe on the server side.” (Gauda) In his pitch at DisruptGauda demonstrated the ability to play two HD videos using Bitcasa. This service could be a major game changer for consumers that never want to worry backing up their data or moving their data from old devices to new devices. The enterprise sector could also benefit from this technology given the ever expanding need to provide its user base with high volume cloud storage solutions.
The main feature of today’s show is patents and in particular, Mark Cuban’s suggestions to solving the Patent problems that are plaguing the tech industry right now. But before we get there, we discuss mobile usage across the U.S., Apple’s offer to Mobile Me users for iCloud and a man making and bringing an full size wearable Iron Man suit. We also discuss the controversial Google consciences theory that has been presented recently. For show notes and cutting edge tech news check out the Lazy Tech Guys
Podcast Episode 32: From The Eye Of The Storm Today’s podcast covers lots of controversial tech including advertisements that will respond of your brain activity, in-call Skype ads and Rebecca MacKinnon’s work on taking back the internet. We have long discussion over patent and what’s wrong with the system. Also we talk at length about the DC comics reboot.
Podcast Episode 30: Walk Right Up and Kick It… This week the Lazy Tech Guys talk about some groundbreaking new technologies. Rad used his knowledge of WordPress to list out important plugins to use and how to use templates. We also discuss Verizon’s LTE coverage, Apple’s lawsuit against HTC, give Spotify impressions and learn to fear robots. Hosts: Victor Bognot Radford Castro, Tony Hannides Sean Wilburn and Special Guest: Ken from Ebongeek.com