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 21: 21 Rump Street

Michigan Tech makes up stupid words.  A british man has a bionic, remote-controlled bum.  Photochromic contact lenses are soon to be publicly available.  AXE’s new “Night & Day” ad lets you see a lady in her undergarments with your phone, but only after 9pm.  A teen has been cleared from criminal charges because of a Facebook status.  Shit My Dad says goes from Twitter account to TV show.  Jailbroken iPhone users get Rickrolled through security exploit.  MPAA shuts down an entire town’s municipal WiFi over a single download.  Netflix may start delaying the release of movies by a full month from their release date.  All this plus Dumbass Apple News, Fark Headline of the Week, and Question of the Week.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/21

Episode 12: The Joe Montana of Episodes

Brooklynites have redefined the phrase “dumpster diving.”  Sony creates the all too literal Virtual Library for eBooks.  We discuss why linux notebook battery life still sucks.  Police try to trick hackers in New Zealand with hilarious results.  San Francisco has opened its data through datasf.org.  Also in SF, someone set up a life size Candyland.  Papa John Schnatter opens up a pizza giveaway to try to hunt down his high school camaro.  NMU, a university near our alma mater, has teamed up with Motorola to present WiMAX to its students.  We also discuss adult temper tantrums and McDonald’s new campaign to appeal to black people.  All this plus the Fark Headline of the Week and Question of the Week.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/12