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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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 Copyright-Infringing Tweets Will Now Be “Withdrawn” Instead of “Disappeared Forever.”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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xkcd’s 13-Gigapixel Webcomic. IOS6 maps fail so hard, a Tumblr is born. Open-Dyslexic is a new open sourced font created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. ‘Gangnam Style’ breaks Guinness World Record for most YouTube likes. Richard Branson hopes to send hundreds of thousands of people into suborbital space in next 20 years, and start a colony on Mars in his lifetime. Rackspace sued for hosting GitHub. Former Reddit programmer hit with 9 more felony charges in MIT hacking case. Syrian Rebels Hack Together Digital Cameras To Replace Machine Gun Scopes. Kickstarter bans product renderings, requires project owners to be open about risk. Hotmail: Your password was too long, so we fixed it for you. All this plus this week’s Science News, Epic Fail, and Oh Asia You So Crazy!
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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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Funnyjunk threatens The Oatmeal, Facebook’s CTO leaves 1 month after the IPO, Darth Vader robs a bank and gets away on a sweet BMX. Researchers are taking a new approach to designing unmanned drones. The creator of XML suggests a new HTTP error code. ICANN reveals the requests for new generic top level domain names. Bitcoins receiving a great deal of legitimacy in light of the Euro Zone crisis. Reddit to ban links to big name sites over spamming violations. A decade-long Civ 2 game mired in a 1700 year-long nuclear war. Plus, this week’s Science News and Dumbass Apple News.
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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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LulzSecs leader has been arrested, is this the end for the notorious group? More and more employers and colleges are demanding you give them your Facebook password. Reddit forms a PAC to oust Lamar Smith from office, and Mediawiki transfers all their domains away from GoDaddy. Crowdfunding insvestors is moving closer to Congressional approval. Warner has a “quick and easy” way for you to rip your DVDs into DRMed digital media that is neither quick nor easy. NBC will livestream the 2012 Olympics in its entirity for free. MIT offers a certificate in piracy. The U.S. government deems that if your domain is a .com, they have jurisdiction to seize it. The Washington Post hires CmdrTaco of Slashdot fame. Flying swarms of robots may start to provide WiFi to protestors and activists. All this, plus a Recent Study, this week’s “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”, and another installment of Ryder Says Things.
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Google is caught misbehaving by Kenyan startup Mocality. Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo. Reddit has decided to turn their SOPA Blackout into a Learn-In. A new drug has been developed that may keep you sober no matter how much you’ve had to drink. Amazon will begin collecting Indiana sales tax starting in 2014. Matt’s dream device – A virtual reality helmet that runs Android. Japan’s trend in “boob” gadgets increases. Scientists have found a way to use salmon DNA to create data storage devices that could be cheaper than their inorganic coutnerparts.
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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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