BOL Ep. 1297: Facebook wants to own your face Video
BOL Ep. 1297: Facebook wants to own your face Video Transcript
On the Internet, the only thing harder to fight than frivolous copyright infringement accusations is comment trolls. Nevertheless, we're all going to give it our best shots. In other news, Woz hacks its Prius, the Internet comes up with wishful-thinking rumors to turn the iPad into the thing we all wanted it to be, and we just cannot get excited about the Nexus One on AT&T. Or the JooJoo tablet. --Molly
This week, Molly's got a problem with the U.S. Patent Office, and it ain't pretty.
Wondering what gadgets to bring on vacation and what to leave at home? CNET's Donald Bell counts down five must-have vacation technologies.
On today's show, NASA's announcement about training bacteria to exist on arsenic is super cool, and could lead to a great remake of "Toxic Avengers," but it's certainly not the little green men announcement we were hoping for. Plus, why the FTC's "Do Not Track" system is doomed to fail, we launch an angry Angry Birds take-down petition, and Donald "Downer" Bell buzzkills the entire show. --Molly
Cranky geek John C. Dvorak is the guest with hosts Molly Wood and Donald Bell.
As we look forward to the upcoming 4th of July weekend, we'd like to offer a piece of advice to our listeners: if you own a gun, don't shoot it in the air. Not just out of respect for your neighbors, but also because the police are using new technology to pinpoint the source.
In this special edition of Inside Scoop, Donald Bell, Paul Sloan, and Shara Tibken discuss highlights from the first day of CES 2013.
Summer vacation is the best excuse to go camera shopping.
Netflix shares up amid buyout rumors; Google+ asks for face-recognition permission; a new video game is a billion-dollar blockbuster; and Angry Birds comes to the playground.
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