Episode 69: Monkeys + Typewriters = Space

Malware could be hidden in your smart batteries.  War texting lets hackers unlock car doors via SMS.  A Manhattan man tests the limits of the Apple Store’s hospitality.  Scientists discover that an ancient black hole contains 100,000 suns worth of water.  A new moon is discovered orbiting Pluto.  Plans are in the works to build a solar tower twice the size of the Empire State Building in Arizona.  All this, plus the Study of the Week and “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!”

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/69

Episode 35: Wyan Seacwest

This week, we tell you how to use wood glue to restore old LP records.  Six undeniable similarities between nerds and sports fans.  The Google set-top box is coming.  An angry jobless man remotely disables over 100 cars.  Bea Arthur Mountains Pizza!  C-SPAN releases a video archive.  MySpace plans to sell its user data.  We’re on the march towards underwater habitation.  Netflix cancels its recommendation contest after a privacy lawsuit.

Show notes available at http://wiki.whatstherumpuspodcast.com/35