Mar 23rd 2008
This Week in Tech 137
Blogger Bob of the TSA
FBI's Ranchi rickrolling, Sony's Fresh Start, Intrading up, Blu-ray BD+ cracked, TSA QAs MacBook Air, and more.
- Much like the rickrolling prank (see video), the FBI is putting up honeypot links in an attempt to lure people into clicking on kiddie porn, as in the case of Temple University student Roderick Vosburgh.
- Uproar caused by Engadget report that Sony planned charge $50 to remove crapware, causing Sony to take a fresh take on "Fresh Start"
- Palm loses $31 million last quarter. Is it over for Palm?
- Karl Rove is never gonna give, never gonna give up his iPhone.
- CompTIA survey says Obama and McCain tied for the geek vote.
- Intrade.com visitors betting high (and off the books) on Obama.
- Bezos: I'm sorry we're so popular. Amazon's front page apology for not making Kindles fast enough.
- Blu-ray cracked... again. SlySoft cracks BD+ encryption.
- Woz is Zorba the Greek of tech industry.
- TSA QAs the MacBook Air watch a "unique experience" as Blogger Bob screens Apple's new thin notebook. Perhaps this will clear things up.
- Gibson sues makers of Rock Band and Guitar Hero.
- Ad hoc Cradlepointing.
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