Wikipedia editors take down meticulously researched and cited article about the 17th century Dutch-Indian war known as the “Bicholim Conflict” after discovering it never actually happened. French ISP Free updates its DSL modems with an ad blocker that’s enabled by default. Sony Releases Major Album Solely To Extend Copyright Protection. Politician holds a gun buy-back program to enhance his collection. Inception: a tool for compromising the slumber of computers with full-disk encryption. Google adds ‘free for print subscriber’ option to Play Store magazines. Father Hires In-Game “Hitmen” To Deter Son From Playing. All that, plus this week’s “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”
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MoMA adds video games to permanent collection. Caviar Vending Machines in LA Malls. P&G’s sachets make water from muck. Japan Building 300MPH Magnetic Levitation Train. Family First Learned of their 17-year-old Daughter’s Death through Facebook. Oh Asia, you so Crazy!
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Mark Zuckerberg reportedly forcing Facebook’s Android team to use app and see how bad it is. How Hollywood Is Encouraging Online Piracy. WikiWeapons: 3D printed guns for everyone. The White House open-sourced their petition software on GitHub. Drunk Driver Caught on Motorized Picnic Table. Servers Ultimate Turns Your Old Android Phone Into a Tiny, Multipurpose Server. Bullied NY Woman Sets up Anti-Bullying Foundation. Melky Cabrera’s fake website. Neil Armstrong, First Man on the Moon, is Dead. Dropbox Rolls Out Two-Step Verification. All this, plus Science News, Epic Fail, and Oh Asia you so Crazy!
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Charles Carreon sues everybody. Learn a language for free with Duolingo. An NYU student develops the best robot ever. An old lady gets her retirement paid for by the Internet. US regains title of best supercomputer in the world. The Unity 4 3D engine will natively support Linux. Apple is stealing ANdroid people with the cunning use of AirPlay. Twitter rolls out expanded tweets. A malware author taunts security researchers using built-in chat. All this and a recent study and an Oh Asia You So Crazy!
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The Department of Homeland Security detains a software developer because of his product. A Sci-Fi staple is no more. North Korea figures out a cunning way to distribute malware. Gizmodo wants you to do their dirty work for them. A cross platform HTML5 game has finally been released. Steam to be released on Linux this year. Who will history remember – Bill Gates or Steve Jobs? Plus, this week’s Epic Fail and Oh Asia, Your 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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In this week’s episode, Adrian and James discuss the takedown of Megaupload and the raid of Kim Dotcom’s “lair”. Anonymous shows what they think of the Megaupload takedown. As if you hadn’t heard enough about SOPA, over 7000 sites participated in an Internet Blackout on Wednesday Jan 18th. The repercussions of Wikipedia’s blackout were felt all across Twitter.
In the back half of the show, the Russian space program discusses a joined moon base with NASA and the ESA. In the past we’ve seen manufacturiing jobs move from the US to Asia, now we’re seeing a trend of R&D jobs moving in the same direction. Google has some detractors in India: this week they vandalize the OpenStreetMap project and have also been linked to the Mocality scandal we discussed last week. New York City takes an innovative approach to college prep: Software Engineering High School. Adrian and James both agree that they would have tried to go there if they were still in high school.
This week, Japan is so crazy! A store selling women’s clothing and accessories has decided to use an interesting ploy to draw in customers… We’ll call it “colorful language.”
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A Taiwanese man sues two people after one of them clicks the Facebook “like” button for a post the other made. A pron video was accidentally played on an LED billboard in Wenzhou, China. Google Maps plans to start charging for usage. Amazon Prime members will be able to borrow Kindle books for free in the near future. Giant Lego man washes ashore in Sarasota. Plus, Science News and an Epic Fail!
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