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  • Episode 543
  • February 14, 2018

Top Stories for the Week of February 14, 2018

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Is Amazon planning to track its employees? A patent has been granted for an ultrasonic wristband that can monitor a worker's every move. - Data on soldiers’ running patterns, captured by fitness app Strava, has been discovered to detail the secret whereabouts of military bases. - Best Buy has informed music companies that it will stop selling CDs this July. - YouTube is developing new policies to protect itself from the fallout caused by creators that are posting inappropriate content.

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  • Episode 542
  • February 7, 2018

Top Stories for the Week of February 7, 2018

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - The Samsung Group heir arrested last year in a corruption scandal in South Korea has been set free. - That didn't take long: someone has hacked Amazon Key, the lock that allows delivery drivers to open your front door and leave your packages inside. - LiDAR has once again unveiled a lost city, this time with over 60,000 Mayan houses in it. - UNICEF is turning to gamers in order to raise money through cryptocurrency mining.

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  • Episode 541
  • January 31, 2018

Top Stories for the Week of January 31, 2018

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - A company who sold fake followers to social media users is under investigation for the practice. - The largest cryptocurrency theft in history happened Friday in Japan, with a loss equivalent to $530 million USD. - Apple is making the slow down of old devices "optional". - Net neutrality will be enforced in New York under orders from the governor.

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  • Episode 540
  • January 24, 2018

Top Stories for the Week of January 24, 2018

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - OnePlus confirmed on Friday that thieves have siphoned tens of thousands of credit card numbers from its online store. - Buses used to transport Apple employees to their offices have had their windows smashed, possibly by pellet guns. - A new botnet is infecting cryptocurrency mining computers and replacing wallet addresses with its own. - A remote controlled drone in Australia saved 2 boys in the water on its first day of use by lifeguards.

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  • Episode 539
  • January 17, 2018

Top Stories for the Week of January 17, 2018

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - OnePlus has admitted that the clipboard app in a beta build of its Android OS was beaming back mystery data to a cloud service in China. - Officials of the Federal Bureau of Investigation are continuing to voice their displeasure with Apple's approach to iPhone security; with one FBI official reportedly calling the company "jerks" and an "evil genius." - Tesla's Solar Roof tiles are going ahead with installations following their staff-only trial period. - Apple is handing off Chinese iCloud operations to a local firm in February.

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  • Episode 538
  • January 10, 2018

Top Stories for the Week of January 10, 2018

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - We'll explain the latest threat—dubbed Meltdown and Spectre. - Lithium-ion Batteries in HP Notebook Computers and Mobile Workstations, that are not customer replaceable, are being recalled. We'll tell you which products are affected—so stick around. - Remember the VTech hack we reported on, back in 2015? The FTC has finally reached a settlement deal with the toymaker. - And, Toyota is working with a handful of companies to create an autonomous electric fleet of vehicles.

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  • Episode 537
  • January 3, 2018

Top Stories for the Week of January 3, 2018

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - The loss of an expensive Russian satellite was due to an error in the coordinates that were programmed into it at launch. - Apple has apologised after facing criticism for admitting it deliberately slows down ageing iPhone models. - Google has developed a human-like, text-to-speech AI. - As it turns out, the Nigerian prince is actually a 67 year old man from Louisiana.

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  • Episode 536
  • December 27, 2017

Top Stories for the Week of December 27, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - The surveillance camera network in the US Capital was hijacked by Romanian ransomware, and charges have been filed against a pair that were arrested abroad. - Nissan Canada's vehicle-financing wing has been hacked, putting personal information on more than a million customers into the hands of miscreants. - Tesla's Elon Musk has pledged to make a pick-up truck as part of future plans for the electric vehicle-maker. - Talk of long-range wireless charging has been around for some time, but we’ve yet to see a product that can charge devices from relatively long distances. Thanks to startup Energous, however, room-scale charging will soon be a reality, and available to everyone. - Apple has changed the rules around how games on its app store will be using loot boxes.

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  • Episode 535
  • December 20, 2017

Top Stories for the Week Of December 20, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - A password manager that gives your private passwords to any web site comes preinstalled with Windows 10. - A non-profit in San Francisco is taking heat because their robot worker costs far less than a human. - The FCC has voted to eliminate net neutrality rules. - Google will be using lasers instead of fiber to deploy high-speed internet in India.

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  • Episode 534
  • December 13, 2017

Top Stories for the Week of December 13, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Forget about working overtime in Japan now that drones are flying overhead blaring the tune Auld Lang Syne. - In a blow to the robot delivery industry, San Francisco officials have voted to restrict where they can go in the city. - DanTDM has been named richest YouTuber of 2017 after making more than $16m this year alone. - We'll tell you what you need to know about a serious bug in TeamViewer for Windows, macOS and Linux.

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  • Episode 533
  • December 6, 2017

Top Stories for the Week Of December 6, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Google has released an AI toolkit for the Raspberry Pi. - Thanks to new regulations, cellphone-unlocking is now free in Canada. - A ridiculously dangerous bug in macOS was fixed quickly, but unfortunately, comes right back after a software update. - Facebook Messenger is coming to pre-teens. Should parents be concerned?

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  • Episode 532
  • November 29, 2017

Top Stories for the Week of November 29, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - A hard drive has been stolen from an exclusive club containing the personal details of members such as Steven Fry and Lord Rees. - The US government is funding mind control chip research. - Getting a drone for Christmas? If you're in the UK you may have to consider new legislation coming this spring. - Uber's driver and customer data has been compromized and they've paid hackers to try to cover it up. - Skype has been removed from app stores in China.

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  • Episode 531
  • November 22, 2017

Top Stories for the Week of November 22, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Fake News is now being used by criminals for financial and commercial gain. We'll tell you how they're doing it. - Tesla has launched an electric transport truck that it guarantees won't break down for a million miles. - Drone Maker DJI made a big security mistake, and in trying to cover it up, they are going after the guy who reported it, through their bug bounty program. - A severely dangerous exploit on Intel CPUs has users scrambling to update their firmwares. We'll tell you what you need to do, and why it's so serious for both Windows and Linux users.

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  • Episode 530
  • November 15, 2017

Top Stories for the Week of November 15, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - The in-browser mining of cryptocurrency is becoming a serious issue. - A new machine is going to print metal parts at a tenth of the cost of today's manufacturing systems; potentially launching a revolution in small part production. - Keep your iPhone X warm, otherwise it may not work. - And, Intel vs. AMD? Forget about it: the arch rivals are working together to bring out a new hybrid.

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  • Episode 529
  • November 8, 2017

Top Stories for the Week of November 8, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Broadcom has confirmed a $130 BEEELLION buy-out offer for their rival, Qualcomm - Some iPhone users are fuming over the new "Letter 'i' bug." - Tor has been leaking users' real IP addresses. - Australia's multimillion dollar broadband network is under attack - from cockatoos!

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  • Episode 528
  • November 1, 2017

Top Stories for the Week of November 1, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - A Google company chose Toronto, Ontario, as the building site for its new futuristic city. - Microsoft has ended production of Kinect - its motion-tracking games controller. - It may sound like an April Fools prank, but no: Amazon really does want you to give their delivery drivers a "key" to your house. - Remember the robot that said it would “destroy humans”? Well, it just became the first robot in the world to gain citizenship. - A Microsoft rep had to switch to Chrome during a presentation - because Edge kept crashing.

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  • Episode 527
  • October 25, 2017

Top Stories for the Week of October 25, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - A botnet of unknown intent has been discovered and is spreading at a frightening rate. - Google's "Project Loon" has brought Internet and cellular service to hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico. - Samsung hopes to succeed where other vendors have failed: they want to bring the full desktop Linux experience to smartphones. - Do you have Eltima Player or Folx on your Mac? You may need to wipe everything and reinstall macOS because a nasty bit of malware came with their popular software and is giving hackers full access to absolutely everything, including your iCloud account.

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  • Episode 526
  • October 18, 2017

Top Stories for the Week Of October 18, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - An airplane flying nearly half a kilometer in the air was hit by a drone in Canada. - It's easy to hack Subaru door locks using a Raspberry Pi. - Windows 10 is under fire by the Dutch data protection authority. - Android ransomware DoubleLocker encrypts data and changes PINs. - In security news, WPA2 has been cracked, and you need to hear about this if you use WiFi.

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  • Episode 525
  • October 11, 2017

Top Stories for the Week of October 11, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - It's official. If you had a Yahoo account in 2013, it was compromised. - Apple is investigating a series of reports about battery problems with some of its new iPhone 8 Plus phones. - Nvidia's CEO says Moore's Law is dead, claiming GPUs will soon replace CPUs. - In the near future, you may be able to eat a robot that will heal you or provide nutrients. - Don't mess with Amazon! A couple is facing up to 20 years in jail for stealing over $1.2m in merch from the online shopping site.

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  • Episode 524
  • October 4, 2017

Top Stories for the Week of October 4, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Ubuntu is dropping the 32-bit ISO. - Unfortunately, some people still use Internet Explorer... and yet another serious exploit has been found. - Dyson plans to release a "radical" electric car in 2020. - Equifax doesn't seem to have a grasp on security.

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