This week we talk with Lou Hong from BitTorrent Inc, the company behind BitTorrent Sync and uTorrent. We’ll ask about direct file syncing and managing your reputation when your name is shorthand for piracy in the broader culture. Also: the army leaked chat logs between Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning. Don’t they respect the right to secrecy? And we’ll let you know the easy-to-remember nuclear launch codes from past decades, just in case you’re travelling through time this weekend.
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- Microsoft announces radical new features for Windows 8.2
- Microsoft builds support for 3D printers into Windows 8.1
- Know how to type? You probably don’t know where the keys are, then.
- Facebook adding “related reads” to your already cluttered status stream AND they’re considering a “sympathize” button.
- The army released chat logs between Manning and Assange, because they apparently don’t respect their right to secrecy.
- Streaming services are struggling to survive. Pandora is trying to pay artists less just to stay in business, and Spotify’s millions of paying users don’t make the service profitable.
- The Anyone But Richard Stallman License is hilarious.
- That nuclear launch code everyone talked about during the cold war? 00000000.
- Noka is making an Android phone, a program I’m sure Microsoft will continue.
- Microsoft, you’re embarrassing yourself. Please stop. Related: Weird as hell short anime featuring internet explorer