Episode 123: The Douchebag Jar

Kuratas, the 13-foot mech: unleashes your inner Ripley, costs $1.35 million.  Netflix Strikes Streaming Deal With Disney, Gains Exclusive Access To New Titles Beginning In 2016.  Telstra phone-theft bill shock shows roaming still broken.  Twitter Loses Ability to Properly Display Instagram Photos.  This Highway Tracks Random Bluetooth Signals To Estimate Travel Times.  Google Play Private Channel Launches for Google Apps.  Vice Magazine Accidentally Revealed Where John McAfee Is Hiding.  Just Say No To College.  Microsoft: Surface Pro Battery Life Half That of Surface RT.  Netflix CEO Hastings in trouble with SEC for announcing figures on Facebook.  New, Faster Way To Make Vaccines – Use Messenger RNA.  Dumbass teen steals car, robs bank, brags about it on YouTube, gets arrested.  North Korea says its archaeologists discovered a unicorn lair.

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Episode 120: Jesus Turns Water into Whisky

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  Copyright-Infringing Tweets Will Now Be “Withdrawn” Instead of “Disappeared Forever.”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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Episode 111: Awesome-Flavored Ramen

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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Episode 109: Loose Poopy is Best Poopy

The Oatmeal is raising funds for the Tesla museum at Wardenclyffe.  Wikileaks reveals “TrapWire,” a government spy network that uses ordinary surveillance cameras.  Putting an end to the biggest lie on the internet.  Garry Kasparov Arrested and Beaten at Pussy Riot Sentencing.  Pixar open sources production animation code, patents.  iAMScientist Looks To Crowdfund Scientific Research.  Insane Clown Posse To Sue FBI Over Gang Designation.  Buying Twitter followers is sinful, says SAUDI CLERIC.  FTC Censures Facebook, Then Asks You to Like It on Facebook.  Blurred Eyeglasses Unveiled To Help Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Avoid Impure Sights.

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Episode 107: For Shame, NBC Olympics, For Shame!

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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Episode 102: Petaflops is a Dirty Word

Charles Carreon sues everybody.  Learn a language for free with Duolingo.  An NYU student develops the best robot ever.  An old lady gets her retirement paid for by the Internet.  US regains title of best supercomputer in the world.  The Unity 4 3D engine will natively support Linux.  Apple is stealing ANdroid people with the cunning use of AirPlay.  Twitter rolls out expanded tweets.  A malware author taunts security researchers using built-in chat.  All this and a recent study and an Oh Asia You So Crazy!

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Episode 93: No Foolin’!

A high school senior in Indiana is expelled for a profane tweet. A UK gang netted over iTunes fraud. Qualcomm calls for an end to proprietary drivers. A fungus that eats polyurethane may be the end to non-biodegradable waste. Tron light cycles in less than 226 bytes. A gooey joystick for your smart phone. Alabama wants to protect you from cyberbullying take away your first amendment rights. Plus, a Recent Study, Oh Asia You So Crazy, and Ryder Says Things!

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