We’re still figuring out this format, so apologies for the run time! Your government wants to hack you, but it’s for your own good. Also, the guys ask the listeners for info; “Who uses cable vs streaming, and what are your reasons for it?”
- Delta crowns Amazon as the digital Skymall
- Mercedes creates an invisible car. This won’t end well.
- There might be a bright side to all this hacking news.
- The White House has signed on with Senate Bill S.2105 which would, in essence, hack New York City’s powergrid to prove why such systems need to be better protected. The utility companies in opposition to this (namely AT&T and Comcast) are backing Bill S.2151 that would instead allow them to “avoid regulation” and grant them “protection from lawsuits”.
- Terra Nova cancelled aka Why I Don’t Watch New FOX Series Netflix to the rescue?
- That Anonymous snitch? Yeah, it was the leader!
- Further evidence that Hollywood still doesn’t get it.
- A college course on surviving the zombie apocalypse? Sign me up!
- Judge to Google: You bought it? You get to deal with the lawsuit.
- Korea continues to have no clue what those kids are doing online.
- The New iPad is out. We have some new stuff, and some not so new.
- A stolen iPad led police to the largest bust of meth in US history when the owner turned on his “Find My iPad” function and gave the info to local law enforcement. They found it sitting next to 780 pounds ($35M worth) of crystal meth.
- A $300K surveillance drone used by the police in Texas didn’t make many friends when moments after launching it crashed into the SWAT team. The swat team were thankfully protected by their armored carrier, but now the carrier is damaged and the department is still out a drone.
- Multipleverses.com has released a collection of photos from the upcoming season of Falling Skies. Not only is Noah Wilie back from pow-wowing with the aliens, but it looks like they’ve moved to Maine or something.
- Angry gamers have started spamming sites with negative reviews of Mass Effect 3 due to the developer’s use of a stock image in Shepard’s locker. The picture in question is supposed to be an unmasked Tali and is a photoshopped image from Getty Photography.
- Google has rebranded the Android Market as Google Play to better describe what they’d like people to use it for. That is, to buy things from them.
- Eagle eyed reviewers have noticed a suspicious lack of Google Maps coding in the newest iPhoto release from Apple, leading many analysts to wonder if Apple is finally ditching Google’s map function in iOS entirely.
- Google’s Chrome browser can no longer be called “hack proof” after it was compromised in under10 minutes. The hack came from a Russian student during Google’s own “Pwnium” conference. The student, Sergey Glazunov, walked away with a $60K prize and Google walked away with the fix to an enormous security hole they never even knew about.
- Microsoft finally officially announces their stance on OnLive’s Windows 7 and Office 2010 streaming app for iPad and Android. No surprise, they aren’t fans of it and are going after OnLive for licensing fees.
- Game publisher CCP has announced it’s new MMO-FPS “Dust 514” will be free to play for Playstation 3 owners. The game will be an industry first as players will occupy a world shared by PC gamers in Eve Online.
- The incompetence of RIM manged to stay out of the news this week. This this isn’t really news but we haven’t talked about them for a while.
Talking Point: Why/How is Pay-TV growing despite cable-cutting fad?
- Recent chart shows people are still signing up for paid content
- Do the Apple TV / RoKu / WMC of the world actually make cable MORE enticing?