Headphone Jacks and iPhones

Tonight on GeekNights, in light of the most recent rumor of Apple dropping the old TRS 1/8" headphone jack (the pursuit of which being not without precedent), we talk about headphone jacks (or phone jacks), the importance and history of analog signalling on the universally adopted TRS/TRRS/TRRRS/TRRetc... standards, and the nuances of where to place the smart parts of your devices.

In other news, we're both looking into new HTPCs, Amazon delivery drones are more real than you realize, Formula E drops the humans, and corporations are trying to add advertisements to Unicode.

Don't forget to check out our Patreon, and be sure to listen to the show after the credits. I'll be waiting in... Rym's corner.

Walled Gardens

Tonight on GeekNights, we talk not about Allhambra but the so-called "walled gardens" of technology. In the news, the Zetas' private communications network was taken out and the Mozilla/Google deal might be in trouble.

Be sure to check out our many lectures and other videos from PAX East 2011 and Pax Prime 2012 on the Youtube channel. We will be at Nerd Nite this Thursday presenting an abbreviated version of "Losing Should be Fun," nevermind MAGFest!

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