September 28, 2011 It's hard to think that in just a year or so trending could be so 2000-and-late. But we all know what happened to car phones. How long will Twitter and Facebook be with us? What fleeting highlights of the 21st century will you miss?
August 23, 2011 Today on the podcast, we talk to some close observers of the hacker group Anonymous to find out how they operate and what they want.
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August 8, 2011 A ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is being seen as a victory against "patent trolls," companies that acquire intellectual property for the sole purpose of extracting licensing fees or settlements.
July 7, 2011 Old gadgets never die, they just get buried in the back of the closet. As blogger Scott Cameron's ReplayTV announces its intention to stop working at the end of July, it faces the same fate as his Palm Pilot, robotic dog and VHS player.
June 14, 2011 If you know the right people — and if you can get other criminals to vouch for you — you can go online and buy huge bundles of stolen credit cards. As it turns out, Planet Money knows the right people.
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May 3, 2011 There was a brief moment — post-Friendster, pre-Facebook — when MySpace was a big deal. How did that happen? And why was the moment so brief? The answer involves porn, spyware, and total ignorance.
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If you ever look like this, it's a definite sign that you have Netflix Streaming Syndrome.
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April 27, 2011 I just found out I have a disease. It's called, "Netflix Streaming Syndrome." Actually, to be fair, it's more like Netflix/Hulu/Xfinity/Amazon/YouTube Streaming Syndrome. While our streaming obsession is easy to laugh off, there's something to be said about our addiction to immediate media content.
April 8, 2011 President Obama kicked off his re-election campaign earlier this week with a videoposted on his website and an email and text message blast to supporters stating, "Today, we are filing papers to launch our 2012 campaign – because we've got more work to do."
April 1, 2011 Welcome to April Fools' Day in the Internet age! Ever since last year's April 1st, when Google changed its name to Topeka for the day, I have been anxiously awaiting this year, to see what kind of shenanigans the web's most popular sites would pull.
Sometimes, it might be better to put the phone away.
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February 25, 2011 When it comes to using mobile devices to talk, text and surf, our manners are getting worse, Americans say. Where do you think you rate? "Rude as you can get" or "an angel"?
Children of today -- this ain't your brother's Nintendo cartridge. As a matter of fact, these things don't even play video games.
January 11, 2011 What happens when children of the current generation get to play with record players and computer parts from the past? Confusion. Hilarity. And a sense that the times are a changin'.
December 3, 2010 Man versus machine is the timeless theme of sci-fi books and movies, but many of us fight the battle in our everyday lives. Where do you go or what do you do to escape technology overload?
November 18, 2010 Vivek Ranadive, the new vice chairman of the Golden State Warriors hasn't played a lick of pro basketball. But the first Indian-American NBA team owner is out to prove that a techie can solve a struggling team's woes.
October 27, 2010 The iPod may be the popular portable music player in 2010, but Sony broke that ground with the original Walkman. Now, after three decades, the Sony Walkman vanishes into the recycling bin of history.
October 22, 2010 America's old-line broadcast networks -- ABC, NBC and CBS -- are blocking their shows from appearing on Google TV, the service that aims to integrate Web videos with TV shows and make all of the content available on both TVs and computers.
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