Kuratas, the 13-foot mech: unleashes your inner Ripley, costs $1.35 million. Netflix Strikes Streaming Deal With Disney, Gains Exclusive Access To New Titles Beginning In 2016. Telstra phone-theft bill shock shows roaming still broken. Twitter Loses Ability to Properly Display Instagram Photos. This Highway Tracks Random Bluetooth Signals To Estimate Travel Times. Google Play Private Channel Launches for Google Apps. Vice Magazine Accidentally Revealed Where John McAfee Is Hiding. Just Say No To College. Microsoft: Surface Pro Battery Life Half That of Surface RT. Netflix CEO Hastings in trouble with SEC for announcing figures on Facebook. New, Faster Way To Make Vaccines – Use Messenger RNA. Dumbass teen steals car, robs bank, brags about it on YouTube, gets arrested. North Korea says its archaeologists discovered a unicorn lair.
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The Japanese invent a machine converts plastic back into oil. Biodiesel From Sewage Sludge. Kim Dotcom Declares War on Media With Bigger and Better MegaUpload. California state legislature approves Location Privacy Act(via Phone Scoop). World First Bionic Eye Implant Enables Blinds to Experience Some Vision. Walmart Is Testing an iPhone Checkout System That Could Help You Escape Its Clutches a Little Bit Faster. Wolfram|Alpha Personal Analytics for Facebook. Obama answers live questions on Reddit, crashes servers. School demands that boy must change his name from Hunter because it violates its weapons policy. Twitter Launches “Twitter Certified Products” — Partners With DataSift, Gnip, HootSuite & Others. All this, plus a Recent Study, Dumbass Apple News, Epic Fail, Oh Asia You So Crazy and Ryder Says Things!
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Play Frogger with real traffic and fake frogs. DirecTV pulls a bonehead move and locks out a lot of their customers from their content. Assassin’s Creed may have blatantly ripped off it’s content. A bicyclist uses GPS to create meta art. Man gets arrested for going through TSA checkpoint naked. A group in the U.K. try to make coding more accessible to kids. All this and this weeks Epic Fail, Oh Asia You So Crazy, and Ryder Says Things.
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OnStar begins spying on customers’ GPS location for profit. Okite is an iPhone alarm clock app that sends an embarassing tweet every time you hit the snooze button. The Onion’s joke about “screams and gunfire” coming from inside Congress backfires. There is a new danger for urban cyclists: Biker’s Lung. Iran blocks TOR, TOR unblocks itself later that day. The movie industry’s self-piract proves that IP addresses aren’t people. Gordon Ramsey’s porn dwarf double has been eaten by a badger. Will alcohol be available in a theater near you soon? Also, Science News and “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!” Plus the re-emergence of the Fark Headline of the Week.
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Sony puts a quad-SSD RAID 0 in a laptop. We discuss Conan O’Brien’s last episode on NBC. Microsoft confirms a 17 year old Windows vulnerability. The Nexus One censors your voice-to-text input. Spike Jonze released a short film about robot love. Garmin Voice Studio lets you create custom voices for your GPS device. Star Wars Galaxies shuts down 12 servers. All this and the Fark Headline of the Week and the Question of the Week.
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Secret GPS tracking is now legal in Massachusetts. College students can purcahse Windows 7 for only $30. A fascinating light show in the sky was caused by an interesting culprit. Banana theft is on the rise in India, find out why. A student kills an intruder with a samurai sword. The music industry wants royalties for previews in iTunes. All this and more, plus the Fark Headline of the Week and the Question of the Week.
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