Episode 101: Crash Proof Tomato

Funnyjunk threatens The Oatmeal, Facebook’s CTO leaves 1 month after the IPO, Darth Vader robs a bank and gets away on a sweet BMX.  Researchers are taking a new approach to designing unmanned drones.  The creator of XML suggests a new HTTP error code.  ICANN reveals the requests for new generic top level domain names.  Bitcoins receiving a great deal of legitimacy in light of the Euro Zone crisis.  Reddit to ban links to big name sites over spamming violations.  A decade-long Civ 2 game mired in a 1700 year-long nuclear war.  Plus, this week’s Science News and Dumbass Apple News.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/101

Episode 69: Monkeys + Typewriters = Space

Malware could be hidden in your smart batteries.  War texting lets hackers unlock car doors via SMS.  A Manhattan man tests the limits of the Apple Store’s hospitality.  Scientists discover that an ancient black hole contains 100,000 suns worth of water.  A new moon is discovered orbiting Pluto.  Plans are in the works to build a solar tower twice the size of the Empire State Building in Arizona.  All this, plus the Study of the Week and “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/69

Episode 55: Happy Rumpaween

Foursquare offers a NASA badge for astronauts who check into “Space.”  The hacker behind the Xbox 360 jailbreak is being prosecuted for his hack.  Sony officially retires the Walkman.  A new Firefox extension has been released that allows you to sidejack website sessions to websites like Facebook and Twitter.  NYPD officers are sent on a field trip.  The Darth Vader costume from Empire Strikes back is on sale.  Mount Everest gets a 3G network.  All this and more!

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/55

Episode 16: The Chuck and I

Bend over!  Best Buy has a new plan to bilke you of your money.  New firefighter boots allow others to track them.  Pizza Hut has a deal for the lazy.  Bravo Gustavo: the new iPhone app that lets you flail around like an idiot.  French Parliament plans to mandate full disclosure regarding the use of Photoshop.  Information leaked about a new tablet project from Microsoft, and unlike other Microsoft products, this looks awesome!  Consumer-B-Gone allows you to annoy grocery shoppers.  Apple gets the okay to block third-party gadgets from syncing with iTunes.  OkCupid has analyzed over 500,000 introduction messages to figure out what works and what doesn’t.  Find out 10 dirty, little secrets about the restaurant industry.  All this plus the Question of the Week and the Fark Headline of the Week.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/16