This week: Apple announces a thing that, while better than last year’s thing, isn’t quite as good as the thing people can imagine in their heads. Or, at least, the thing they could imagine with their heads if they had any imagination left at all, but unfortunately they’ve spent all of their down time staring at a thing, mindlessly flicking things into other things to destroy their thing structures. Oh, and reading those 140-character things about other things.
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- Adobe announces $9.99 subscription to use Photoshop. That’s $120 a month.
- Your VPNs, they do not work. NSA has cracked or designed in backdoors for most encryptions in use today (fyi: BTSync should be fine) -> The N.S.A. can break most encryption.
- CBS and Time Warner’s nihilistic battle comes to an end. The real winners are those who stopped paying for cable years ago.
- Brogrammers at TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon: presenting Titstare. Immediately before whackjob Adria Richards. At least “dongles” jokes were funny.
- Disney wants you to take an iPad to watch their movie; it’s that bad.
- Nasa’s working to grow lettuce in space. If I can pull it off on a north-facing balcony, they shouldn’t have much of a problem.
- Angry British Airways customer pays for promoted tweet bashing them. It’s an entirely new market for ad networks!
- Apple announced some stuff.
As an added bonus, we even have special advice to spammers. So if you’re a spammer, or want to become one, you’re going to want to hear this!
Of course, we also have plenty of stories sent in by our listeners, as well as comments and interactions with the chat room.