It’s our first live podcast and of course things don’t go as planned! We laughed, we cried, we hurled. Oh, and it turns out we might actually have killed RIM after all!
- AT&T and Nigerian Scammers? Oh this is too good!
- Angry Birds Space is popular
- Instagram is almost a reality for Android users
- James Cameron deserves a salute
- Top analyst warns we’re experiencing a “cyber Pearl Harbor” right now, and don’t even know it.
- iPad3’s battery charging algorithm seems to be slightly screwed up. Apple says we’re charging it wrong. No, seriously.
- Rupert Murdoch paid hackers to steal his competition’s secrets, then posted them on the internet. Evil much?
- Lulzsec is back. Oh joy.
- Employers are going too far.
- Judge in Hasbro vs Asus case knows way too much about Transformers.
- Microsoft and Google are trying to speed up the web for us, and what’s really creepy is they’re being really nice to each other about it!
- RIM confirms that they are a giant ball of fail
- Even though it opened with a $155M weekend, The Hunger Games evidently have many fans upset by casting certain key characters as black. These fans have taken to twitter to express they wouldn’t have been as sad about characters dying in the book if they had known they were black. Even though the book describes them as black.
- Comcast announces that the only thing that is exempt from their data cap, is if you are using their own Xfinity app for the Xbox 360 to stream video. Strangely, Xfinity for PC is not exempt. (More on this)
- Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom breaks his silence by calling the charges against him “nonsense”. Of course he does.
- Facebook has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit from Paul Ceglia who contends he owns half of the company. Facebook claims they have found hard evidence that all of Ceglia’s evidence is forged and he is a known con man. Ceglia counters that he has only been dropped from three law firms because they don’t believe him enough.
- Researchers may have created a drug to effectively combat all types of cancer. By effectively painting tumor cells as damaged, a person’s own immune system will start to destroy the tumor on its own. It may be awhile before we see this on shelves, however, as they are still trying to get into human testing trials.
- A teen in Indiana was expelled from High School when school officials found a tweet from him where he swore. The tweet was at 2:30 AM, from a home computer.
- Amazon’s Kindle store went down in a rather violent fashion almost immediately after launching all the Harry Potter books in electronic format.
- Spike Lee has retweeted what he thought was the address to the killer of Trayvon Martin to his 240,000 followers, encouraging them to go to his home and heckle him. Unfortunately, the 72 year old couple who have lived there for over a decade don’t really like everyone coming to threaten them for something they have nothing to do with. This proves that maybe Twitter and Spike Lee aren’t the best place to get your facts from.
- On a follow up to last week’s talking point: Nielsen & Disney/ABC are setting up a system to track viewing habits on iPad.
- After winning his Epic Rap Battle of History, Stephen Hawking receives the Robert A. Heinline Memorial Award from the National Space Society in recognition of his outstanding and continuing public efforts in support of human space development and settlement.
- CBS tells Star Trek Phase II fan film that they cannot film rediscovered Norman Spinrad 1967 Star Trek script. Herbert!, Herbert!, Herbert!!!!!!!!
- JJ Abrams upset about leaked photos builds the ‘Great Wall of Trek.’ JJ is about to learn that papparazi (just like hackers) enjoy a challenge.
Contest Winners: Ruff.Hi and Radio Risa! Congrats!
Talking Point: Is Facebook the new Xbox Live/Playstation Network? Is that ok?
Schmidty’s Favorite: Stark’s Favorite: Ships of the Line: Active Duty! Zohner’s Favorite: Who will get the rose and become Mrs. Bacca?