Digg relaunches as a general news site. ‘Dr. Horrible’ gets CW premiere date. Facebook Wants to Be Your Instapaper Now, Too. Twitter does something really, really, really stupid – will they fix it? FCC Tells Verizon It Can’t Force You To Pay $20 For Tethering Anymore. New Bill Nye The Science Guy Show Coming To YouTube. Why Apple TV Just Became Apple’s Most Important Product. We Need An FDA for Computers. Student disciplined for improving campus course-selection system. Google Fiber gains over 3,900 pre-registrations, more than 20% of ‘fiberhoods’ clear rally hurdles in first two days. All this, plus this week’s Oh Asia, You So Crazy!
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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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Secret GPS tracking is now legal in Massachusetts. College students can purcahse Windows 7 for only $30. A fascinating light show in the sky was caused by an interesting culprit. Banana theft is on the rise in India, find out why. A student kills an intruder with a samurai sword. The music industry wants royalties for previews in iTunes. All this and more, plus the Fark Headline of the Week and the Question of the Week.
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