This week: outages! The New York Times, The Washington Post were both down for hours last week, but we didn’t freak out until Google went down. For five minutes. Also, Instagram tries to protect their only valuable piece of intellectual property: their name. And the future of the XBone is apparently the five or six games you can actually get for the Mac.
The show is hosted by the illustrious Justin Pot along with his sidekicks Dave LeClair and James Bruce. We do it every Wednesday at 11am EDT. Kick back, relax, and enjoy the ride.
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- Rival gangs in London are using Ask.fm to rile each other up.
- Instagram tell developers to stop using INSTA or GRAM in their name.
- UKs GCHQ orders Guardian to destroy hard drives after detaining reporters boyfriend for 9 hours.
- Windows 8 banned from benchmarking site due to dodgy internal clock.
- Google goes down for five minutes, lowers web traffic by 40 per cent.
- The New York Times was down during our show last week – company calls the problem internal. The next day the Washington Post hacked by Syrian Electronic Army.
- British library blocks “Hamlet” because violence.
- Steve Wozniak comments on the new Jobs movie.
- Microsofts QR code service shuts down. No one is scanning anything. Huzzah.
- Half of men who makes $100,000 or more are gamers.
- Games for Windows Live (the Windows equivalent of Xbox Live) full service shutdown July 2014.
- STOP THE PRESS! XBOX ONE EXCLUSIVES!!! PEGGLE AND PLANTS VS ZOMBIES!
- PS4 Release Date revealed.
And as always, we have plenty of interesting stories and feedback shared with us by our beloved (albeit a little crazy) fans.