Do you want an electric car? Survey says...GM turns the entire windshield into a head up display, hacker bricks 100 cars remotely, the first Android -based car is coming, and we rough up the smooth yet muscular Jaguar XFR.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 160 SHOW NOTES
With Wilson nursing a flu, Natali Del Conte comes in to save the day and somehow manages to work up the nerve to challenge me to a habanero chili pepper eating competition. Clearly she doesn't know I was president of Edison High School's Fire Eater's Club and eat Scoville units for breakfast. Then again, her last name is Del Conte, which automatically gives her an advantage. May the best Justin Yu win.
Due to the depressing rain New York suffered over the weekend, the three of us spent the last two days indoors--and how each of us passed our time reveals a bit about our personalities. Natali checked out the 3D showing of "Alice in Wonderland" to see if the movie lives up to the hype; Jeff gives himself a pat on the back for finishing three video games in two days; and I discovered the marketing magic that is The Dragulator, a promotional campaign for RuPaul's show "Drag Race" that lets you see how you'd look as a drag queen, and I'm not gonna lie--I make this look gooooood.
It's been a long time coming, but Fandango launched a new "mobile ticket program" today that enables moviegoers to download a scannable bar code to use in lieu of a physical movie ticket.
The service will definitely save time and paper, but it also opens up a whole new world to hackers, who could easily forge a ticket using a fabricated bar code. The program is currently being tested in more than 100 theaters, including a few in NYC, so we'll try it out and bring you a special report soon.EPISODE 535 Subscribe in iTunes audio | Suscribe to iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video… Read more
The people at HDR Labs, given the nature of HDR photos, are those who take lots of shots to create one image. A remote control that makes the process easier is important and, to that end, they've created one that uses the Nintendo DS.
This project gives the photographer two extra screens and features that make the camera more useful to these professionals.
The process isn't easy and requires a Nintendo DS (original or Lite will do); a WarioWare: Twisted GBA cartridge; and other parts that will need to be soldered into the cartridge. Check out the project … Read more
Four men accused of using a network of computers and automated software to buy up online tickets to concerts and sporting events and selling them at a profit were indicted on fraud, conspiracy, and computer hacking charges, federal prosecutors said on Monday.
They allegedly made more than $25 million by re-selling more than 1.5 million of the "most coveted tickets" to performances by Bruce Springsteen, Hannah Montana, Bon Jovi, Barbara Streisand, and Billy Joel; shows including Wicked and The Producers; sporting events such as the 2006 Rose Bowl and 2007 Major League Baseball playoff games at Yankee … Read more
Gil Bub and Peter Kohl, physiologists at England's University of Oxford, used a normal, off-the-shelf digicam and a home cinema projector to conceive a high-speed image capture device that records still and moving images simultaneously.
The duo came up with this idea when they encountered problems aligning their high-speed videos and still pictures, taken with independent cameras, of a rat's heart muscle cells. They disassembled the projector and removed the micro mirror component, fixing it between the lens and imaging sensor of a typical camera.
The result: A budget high-speed 400fps camera that Bub said can deliver higher-resolution … Read more
A French judge has issued a national arrest warrant for U.S. cyclist Floyd Landis on hacking charges.
The warrant was issued January 28 after French anti-doping authorities accused Landis of hacking into one of their laboratory computers, Pierre Boudry, the president of France's anti-doping agency, the Agence Francaise de Lutte contre le Dopage, told Reuters on Monday.
Landis, 34, won the 2006 Tour de France but was stripped of the victory and banned from competing for two years by the International Cycling Union after testing positive for high levels of testosterone.
French Judge Thomas Cassuto of the Tribunal … Read more
The FAA has asked Boeing to prove that its new connected airplane isn't so connected it can connect hackers. We also discuss why folks think women aren't as good at math when all the women we know are great at math. And we hash over some Apple tablet rumors. I mean, how could we not? We also have special guest host Clayton Morris from Fox News, and Ryan Shrout from PC Perspective.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 1152
OnLive responds to bad press, more beta testers … Read more
Google still thinks it can change China By saying it no longer wants to offer censored search results in China, Google hopes it could change the way the country enforces censorship laws, according to its CEO. (Posted in Relevant Results by Tom Krazit) January 29, 2010 11:30 AM PST
China denies involvement in Google cyberattacks China's government issues a statement denying any state involvement in the cyberattacks on the search giant and some 30 other companies. (Posted … Read more
Updated January 20 at 1:15 p.m. PST with comment from Register.com.
Leading Chinese search engine Baidu.com has filed a lawsuit that blames a U.S.-based Internet domain registrar for allegedly allowing a hacking attack that left the site disabled and defaced.
Baidu filed suit in New York against Register.com, claiming that the domain registrar's "gross negligence" led to the search giant being "unlawfully and maliciously altered," the company said in a statement Tuesday. Baidu's site was disabled for several hours on January 12, and visitors were redirected to a site … Read more
The Google-China drama continues as China makes a veiled response that only law-abiding companies are welcome in the People's Republic. More information came out indicating the Gmail hacking was done by the government in China. This isn't over folks. We'll keep on it. But there is other news. Apple lawyers strike back over tablet rumors, and app stores are all pretty much the same.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 1145
Is Sprint making money off of your text message donations? http://consumerist.com/2010/01/att-and-sprint-are-making-money-off-of-your-text-message-donations.html… Read more