Episode 121: Pirate Planet Captain

Proposed law scheduled for a vote next week originally increased Americans’ e-mail privacy. Then law enforcement complained. Now it increases government access to e-mail and other digital files.  Nudifier: Turn Any Photo Into a Hilarious Censored Nude.  WordPress To Accept Bitcoins.  Congresswoman asks Reddit community to help write bill targeted at bogus copyright takedowns.  Microsoft’s New Data Center Will Be Fueled by Poop.  Google Glass Could Be the Virtual Dieting Pill of the Future.  Security researcher found guilty of conspiracy and identity fraud in ‘hackless’ AT&T iPad hack.  Probable Rogue Planet Spotted.  Copyright Troll Links to TorrentFreak, Antics Ensue.  Valve’s Big Picture Could Be a Linux Game Console.  Nanoparticles Stop Multiple Sclerosis In Mice.

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Episode 120: Jesus Turns Water into Whisky

Razer products now comes with spyware, uses Internet all the time, stop working when the connection drops.  How a Reddit Rage Comic Saved a Man’s Life.  Microsoft Has Software that will translate your speech into a different language, in your own voice.  The Whisky Sampler Advent Calendar.  Amazon Donates 2,000 Kindles To Wounded Veterans.  New Jersey will let citizens displaced by Hurricane Sandy vote by email or fax.  Copyright-Infringing Tweets Will Now Be “Withdrawn” Instead of “Disappeared Forever.”  CBS finally embraces Hulu, signs licensing agreement for over 2,600 episodes.  Towers Of Vegetables Go Up As Singapore Builds First Vertical Farm.  DHS-FBI Bulletin: Indicators of Suspicious Behaviors at Hotels.  All this plus this week’s Oh Asia You So Crazy!

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Episode 104: Carter Beauford has Two Arms

The Internet declares it’s freedom.  Def Leppard is re-recording it’s entire back catalogue to screw Universal.  A German university is suing one of its former students over early graduation.  Will the ubiquitous Gideon bible be replaced by a Kindle?  Windows 8 upgrade priced at only $39.99.  The porn industry is positioning itself to be a very natural bedfellow to Google’s Project Glass.  Want to leak the goings-on in that staff meeting to the world outside with some style?  Use a transparency grenade!  Cisco locks it’s own customers out of using their own routers until they agree to use a service that will spy on their Internet usage.  Blizzard drops the banhammer on Linux users, because using Linux is cheating in Diablo III.  A New Jersey court says it’s not illegal to look at someone elses email if they forget to log out before they leave the computer.

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Episode 103: Liking Something Makes You Hate It

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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Episode 98: All Hail Techno Viking!

Hulu is designing a new model that will require you to already be a cable subscriber to view their content.  Seattle’s first SUpervillain threatens Seattle’s existing superhero population.  Microsoft dropping DVD/Blu-ray support for Windows 8.  NY Judge rules that IP addresses are not sufficient evidence to identify copyright infringers.  A new smartphone app allows you to register a complaint against the TSA as soon as it happens.  A bug in new Samsung TVs causes them to restart in an endless loop.  A Mexican ad company deploys a machine that trades dog droppings for free WiFi.  The Listserve is a new mailing list where one subscriber per day is randomly selected to send a personal essay to the list each day. Symantec says religious websites are more prone to malware insertion than porn sites.  Venus will make a once-in-a-lifetime appearance next month.  All this plus an Epic Fail, Recent Study, Dumbass Apple News, and Oh Asia You So Crazy!  Plus Ryder says things.

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Episode 54: The Shit Show Re-Emergence

Babies think a robot is human as long as it acts friendly.  Japan’s latest rockstar is a 3D hologram.  Marvel comics get Tron Legact varian covers.  Spain holds the first National Siesta Championship.  Hong Kong McDonald’s begins offering wedding packages.  We discuss the myth of the 12 year old McDonald’s hamburger.  Google Street View cars collected emails and passwords.  A japanese engineer built a kick ass robot to kill wasps in his lab.  China now has crab vending machines that vend LIVE crabs.  Warner Brothers wants an Inception sequel.

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Episode 26: Was That It?

A Russian billboard was hacked to show porn to passerbys.  The FBI has a new forensic tool: Google Image Search.  A kid builds a network router out of Legos.  Canceling a Nexus One contract costs more than the phone itself.  Listen in to find out how AT&T generates support for its anti-Net-Neutrality stance.  Fake log cabins and Pants on the ground.  Barnes & Noble starts a textbook rental service.  Facebook adds comment reply by email feature.  Plus, the Fark Headline of the Week and the Question of the Week.

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