Tech News Today 244: The Apology Package

Android authentication compromised, Amazon is going Hollywood, Sony’s apology package, and more!

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48:58

Tech News Today 243: Ovi And Out

PSN is back but it comes with some headaches, RIM’s recalling Playbooks, Loadsys speaks out on patents, and more!

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50:51

Tech News Today 242: Kick In The Joystick

Osama bin Laden’s sneakernet, patent trolls after in-app purchases, Carol Bartz on the outs? Amazon’s new tablets?, and more!

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43:17

Tech News Today 240: Heard of Google?

Google offers rent-a-Chrome, ATT logic shows less competition = lower prices, and is TwitPic stealing your photos? All that and more!

Guest: Joanna Stern

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50:30

Tech News Today 239: No Does Not Mean "Not Now"

Jump the Grand Canyon with a jetpack, all the Google news broken down, Facebook leaks data like a sieve, and more!

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42:34

FourCast 76: Head In The Clouds

Hosts: Tom Merritt and Scott Johnson

We’re putting a hard drive in our heads, and we can’t tell the Google history index has changed history, but we’re all in caves now, so it’s OK.

Guests: Brian Dote and Ryan Ozawa

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S&L Podcast – #62 – A blonde Gimli running through my head

This week we discuss how the Game of Thrones series is shaping up, how we make mental pictures of characters when we read, and the meaning of Hodor.

QUICK BURNS

Book Publishers, AOL To Launch New Book Recommendation Site

CALENDAR
5/10/2011 Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi
5/10/2011 The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi (Tor)
5/17/2011 Embassytown by China Mieville
5/19/2011 The Order of the Scales by Stephen Deas
5/24/2011 The Falling Machine, Andrew Mayer (Pyr)
5/25/2011 Chasing the Moon, Lee Martinez (Orbit)

BARE YOUR SWORD

How do you imagine characters when you read a novel?

Epic vs. Epoc

Hodor.

BOOK CHECK-IN

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin is an African-American female writer of speculative fiction. Her 2010 debut novel, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms, was nominated for the 2010 Nebula Award and the 2011 Hugo Award, and was ranked #5 on Amazon’s “editors’ pick” list of the year’s best ten works of science fiction and fantasy.

The Inheritance Trilogy
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms (2010)
The Broken Kingdoms (2010)
The Kingdom of Gods (forthcoming in 2011)