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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Two weeks until BasementCast 3! Adrian is working on getting the live cast working for it so if you can’t be with us in person, you can be there via the Internet.
This week, our fine and well-pedigreed hosts discuss SOPA’s big brother ACTA, 3D printing, a new free college, gnu (and blowjob) scanners, Super-WIFI, and the magic-eye watch.
Sega introduces a crazy new gaming device in Japan which is So Crazy. A would-be adventurer tries to follow in Bear Gryles footsteps (guess how that ends?). Listen to this episode to find out where in P-space Pac-Man falls.
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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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Apparently you can be sued for pirating a movie by the recording industry, even if you don’t own a computer or internet access – a retired woman in Germany found this out the hard way. We talk about SOPA and a workaround that could be used if SOPA is enacted. Universal Music Group shows their hand when they take down a video from Youtube that puts them in a bad light.
Ever heard an explanation of Star Wars in broken English? This week’s “Oh Asia, You So Crazy!” shows us what that sounds like.
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A new beer cooler prevents unwanted photos. The WtR crew takes a stance on Duckface. Is the TSA on its way out the door? The fate of WebOS is finally decided. Internet censorship? We say no thanks! Siri is Apple’s broken promise to the world. The Rick Perry campaign is apparently not very Internet savvy. Someone may or may not take an arrow to the knee.
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