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 Copyright-Infringing Tweets Will Now Be “Withdrawn” Instead of “Disappeared Forever.”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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Peter Schiff Opens Hard-Money Bank. Iran Is Quitting the Internet Because It’s Afraid of America. Curiosity landing removed from YouTube after bogus copyright claim by Scripps. The Internet Archive Starts Seeding Over a Million Torrents. MCA’s Will Bars Use of Beastie Boys Songs to Sell Crap. Ukraine Officials Shut Down Demonoid to Impress the US Government. French illegal downloads agency Hadopi may be abolished. Best Buy Founder Makes $8.5 Billion Bid To Take Company Private. Facebook Is Trying Online Gambling. Rest in peace SCO (finally). Ustream Outperformed Cable News During Curiosity Landing
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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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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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The 3rd Annual BasementCast! If you weren’t there, you certainly missed out! There was a Bacon Explosion, homebrewed beer, and some interesting commentary on current events.
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We explain how to use an RJ-45 keychain amd a wall dock to never misplace your keys again. A man uses Portal 2 as an engine to propose to his girlfriend. Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple, nothing changes. IBM builds a data drive that can back up the entire Web 60 times. Donnie and Mark Wahlberg plan to open Wahlburger’s Burger Joint. Google Street View team takes on the Amazon River. Listen in to find out the 10 scariest hacks exposed at Black Hat and Defcon. Fox delays Hulu availability, piracy surges. CmdrTaco resigns from Slashdot. All this and an Epic Fail, some Science News, and an “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”
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Henry Morgan’s long-lost flag ship discovered. All of the Internet went down last week thanks to Amazon Web Services. Abercrombie and Fitch cancels a customers account for being too loyal. The Hipster Trek Tumblr is the best site on the Internet. Anonymous vows to destroy Facebook on November 5th. The first annual Defcon for Kids occurred in conjunction with Defcon 19 was designed for kids and even had some child presenters. Chuck talks about how much he hates Lifehacker now based on one article. Plus, this week’s “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”
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A Cambridge computer has identified the most boring day in history. A woman claims ownership of the sun. Netflix is willing to pay $100,000 per episode for new TV. Find out how quickly you can use up your Verizon LTE data allowance. A new burlesque show will desecrate your childhood. Root your Nook to turn it into a cheap Android tablet. All this and the Fail of the Week, the Study of the Week, and this week’s “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”
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This week we discuss how much of a distraction the Internet is and how much of an impact that has on you as an individual and us as a society.
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