Episode 112: I’M IN UR EXCHANGE STEALING UR BITCOINS

Kim Dotcom: FBI can’t have Megaupload founder extradited without piracy evidence, NZ court rules.  Jimmy Wales threatens to encrypt Wikipedia if UK passes snooping bill.  Hacker steals $250k in Bitcoins from online exchange Bitfloor.  BitTorrent study finds most file-sharers are monitored.  Fox to Release Digital Movies Three Weeks Prior to Retail.  Bruce Willis Isn’t Suing Apple Over iTunes Music Ownership Rights.  Samsung flew bloggers halfway around the world and then threatened to leave them there if they didn’t cooperate.  Space Sugar Discovered In Binary System Star.  Are App.net’s Crowdfunders Being Taken For a Ride?  California To License Self-Driving Cars.  100% of publicly educated students in Estonia will learn how to code starting in the 1st grade.  All that and this week’s Recent Study and Oh Asia, You So Crazy!

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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!”

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Episode 61: Ryderisawesomesauceanium

CERN scientists successfuly captured “antimatter.”  Scientists at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies have created the world’s smallest battery.  Magent buys the distribution rights to “Hobo Witha Shotgun.”  A man changed his name to Captain Awesome, changes signature to a smiley face and two arrows.  A self-healing polymer has been engineered to use light to rebuild itself.  A man robbed a bank using a super realistic Hollywood mask.  Glow in the dark toilet paper now available.  Plus, the Fail of the Week.

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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!

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