Tech News Today 489: The Galaxy Strikes Back

Hosts: Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Iyaz Akhtar and Chad Johnson

How CISPA would affect you, Google doesn’t have the most popular Android, Nokia falls from grace, and more.

Guest: Darren Kitchen

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Running time: 52:49

Tech News Today 488: Proprietary iGoop

Hosts: Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Iyaz Akhtar and Chad Johnson

Did Oracle just lose the Java case?, Is Apple Sony or the Catholic Church, Pay cash for online purchases, and more.

Guest: Justin Robert Young

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Running time: 50:29

Tech News Today 487: Linux Not Left 4 Dead

Hosts: Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Iyaz Akhtar and Jason Howell

Valve coming to Linux? Zune dies one more time, Google Drive’s terms of disservice, and more.

Guest: David Pierce

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Running time: 50:46

comedy4cast #236: Takeover Talk

I had fun guest-appearing (word?) with Scott Johnson on on the Comedy4cast!

While trying to convince guest star Tom Merritt (“FourCast!”, “AutoPilot!”) to get on board with a project, Clinton hears some shocking news. Scott Johnson (“The Morning Stream”, FrogPants Studios) and Paul Barrie (“A Window to the Magic”, “WTTM24″) also guest star.

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Solve this puzzle for a secret look at Mira Grant’s BLACKOUT

Yesterday, io9 published an excerpt of Mira Grant’s Blackout, the final book in her Newsflesh trilogy. Today, an intrepid Newsie hacked into the CDC computer system and liberated another file. For this one, though, you’ll have to do a little digging…

Below is a puzzle whose answer reveals one of the five codes you’ll need to access the second, top-secret document.

Rumor has it that you should be hanging around these other blogs to gather the other four:

Rose-Owls and Pumpkin Girls (The Journal of Seanan McGuire)

The Mary Sue

SF Signal

Fantasy Café

Once you’ve gathered all five codes, you can access the encrypted document at the Orbit Books site. WARNING: Massive spoilers for Feed and Deadline ahead!

Blackout will be available May 22nd.

Let us know where you would hole up during a zombie apocalypse in the comments below, and you will be entered to win the Newsflesh triology (FeedDeadlineBlackout)! Open to participants in the US, Canada, and the UK. Winner will be randomly selected on May 2nd!

 

Tech News Today 486: It’s Not A Beta, It’s A Preview

Hosts: Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Iyaz Akhtar and Jason Howell

Google Drive is real, so is Google selling phones again, so is Asteroid mining, and more.

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Running time: 55:23

Autopilot 05 – Mission Impossible

Autopilot 05 – Mission Impossible

Mission: Impossible is a U.S television series that was created and initially produced by Bruce Geller. It chronicles the missions of a team of secret government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force (IMF). In the first season, the team is led by Dan Briggs, played by Steven Hill; Jim Phelps, played by Peter Graves, takes charge for the remaining seasons. A hallmark of the series shows Briggs or Phelps receiving his instructions on a recording that then self-destructs, followed by the theme music composed by Lalo Schifrin.