Is a Computer Worm Causing Iranian Nuclear Facilities to Blast AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’ At Night? Local residents deal with phantom garage door opener. New Orleans music legend stands at own wake. Buzzfeed retorts comedically to a McSweeney’s parody of their site. A Hacker publishes how to open millions of hotel rooms with arduino in less than a second. Apple throws $356 million at making Its security better… or did they? How to expeditiously watch Battlestar Galactica. An arcade operator admits that, yes, those crane games are really rigged. New toilet paper dispenser improves hygiene and conservation. Why Valve wants to port games to Linux: Because Windows 8 Is a Catastrophe. All this, plus Dumbass Apple News and Oh Asia, You So Crazy!
Facebook decides your email address for you. An Olympic dead heat finish stumps high speed cameras. Scientists crack RSA’s SecureID 800. Other scientists plan to hack Stephen Hawking’s brain. Apple no longer claims to be immune to viruses. Is Google Plus a ghost town or a developing company town. Orbitz gives higher priced hotel rooms preference for Mac Users. A publisher intends to make books using disappearing ink, to force people to read them quicker. Homeless Mo is a new internet star. A new task completion service opens in the New York City area. A new website allows you to argue with politically opposed people on the phone. The Nexus Q has been hacked to run Android games within 24 hours. All t hat, plus Dumbass Apple News, a Recent Study, an Epic Fail!, and an Oh Asia, You So Crazy!
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A new ISP that takes your privacy seriously. Google launches “The Power of the Internet” campaign. A study suggests that violent video games build cooperation and social skills, not violent tendencies. Kidnap victim rescued with the power of Twitter. NYC begins replacing pay phones with touch screen computers. High scool juniors develop flavor strips for astronauts. Facebook acquires Instagram for $1 billion. All this and a Recent Study, Dumbass Apple News, an Epic Fail, and this week’s Oh Asia You So Crazy!
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HUD glasses, self-sanitizing water bottles, and 3D robot dinosaurs, oh my! We discuss these topics, plus is there a Kickstarter for Porn? All this, plus this week’s Epic Fail, Oh Asia You So Crazy, a Recent Study, and the Question of the Week makes a triumphant return!
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This week cancer robots have free range of Nevada highways, Pinterest makess money, EFF fights patents, and Google+ teaches you how to cook. A fifth grader discovers a new molecule and Steve Jobs wins an award. Tune in to find out what this week’s “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!” is and we’re bringing back an old segment!
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Apparently you can be sued for pirating a movie by the recording industry, even if you don’t own a computer or internet access – a retired woman in Germany found this out the hard way. We talk about SOPA and a workaround that could be used if SOPA is enacted. Universal Music Group shows their hand when they take down a video from Youtube that puts them in a bad light.
Ever heard an explanation of Star Wars in broken English? This week’s “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!” shows us what that sounds like.
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A new beer cooler prevents unwanted photos. The WtR crew takes a stance on Duckface. Is the TSA on its way out the door? The fate of WebOS is finally decided. Internet censorship? We say no thanks! Siri is Apple’s broken promise to the world. The Rick Perry campaign is apparently not very Internet savvy. Someone may or may not take an arrow to the knee.
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