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Engadget Podcast 393 - 4.18.14

We have less libations, but more tech-related news than last week's peaty podcast and that's just fine for your sleep-deprived hosts. First up is some informed speculation on Amazon's new smartphone, based on a few inconclusive photos that recently surfaced. Another work in progress is Google's Project Ara, a modular concept that looks to make swappable smartphone parts a reality. The one thing that's all too real and in your face, however, is the recent Heartbleed exploit, which has had widespread impact across the web. While you're racing to update all those passwords -- yes, it's OK to do that now -- it couldn't hurt to get a refresher on exactly what happened and which sites were affected. So head on down to the streaming links and get your brain fix with this week's episode of the Engadget Podcast.

Hosts: Terrence O'Brien, Ben Gilbert

Producer: Jon Turi

Hear the podcast:

01:56 - Testing Reebok's Checklight head impact monitor with a human punching bag
02:26 - Engadget Podcast 392: The whiskey 'sode
02:55 - Here's Amazon's phone: six cameras and a 4.7-inch screen
15:25 - What is Heartbleed, anyway?
16:40 - Google has patched most of its major services from the 'Heartbleed' security bug
24:02 - Crooks use Heartbleed exploit to steal 900 Canadian tax IDs
25:52 - Tor's anonymity network may have to shrink to fight the Heartbleed bug
27:19 - Bloomberg: NSA used Heartbleed exploit for 'years' without alerting affected websites, the public
35:30 - Google's Project Ara wants to revolutionize the smartphone industry within a year

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