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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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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The 100th episode is coming up and we’re bring Ryder out of retirement for it! Join us live on Ustream on June 3rd at 6pm EST for this auspicious event!
This week, players attempt to destroy the economy in EVE Online. A 92-year-old bootlegger sens thousands of films to troops overseas. Axe Cop! is coming to television (insert ubiquitous Fox joke here). Source code for the Apollo and Gemini programs has been released and curated. University of Florida has eliminated it’s Computer Science program. A redditor embarks on a summer-long adventure bouncing around the US to do the things you want him to do. IBM and Cisco have teamed up to develop the smart city of the future. Cybercriminals exploit Björk’s Biophilia App To Compromise Androids. Fort Atlantic releases their new album on an NES cartridge. Who owns the files on your Google Drive? All this, plus a Recent Study, this week’s Epic Fail, and 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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Viacom sues Youtube… AGAIN! Richard Clark shows his utter inability to grasp the fundamentals of the Internet. Google finally shows us what augmented reality will look like. The US Government uses the kiddie porn defense to keep the Megaupload Servers offline. Dell acquires Wyse Technologies. A Federal judge rules P2P users aren’t in a conspiracy. Video game companies agree to close sex offenders’ online accounts. Bravo announces a new “I can has Cheezburger” reality show. Plus, Epic Fails, a Recent Study, Ryder Says Things and Oh Asia You So Crazy! Also, tell us your ridiculous TSA stories!
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