It’s the day before Christmas, so we figured we’d give you an episode of Geekdays! Happy holidays!
Show notes and links:
- December solstice – Wikipedia
- Lucasfilm – Wikipedia
- Robin Gibb – Wikipedia
- Maurice Gibb – Wikipedia
- Kidney transplantation – Wikipedia
- Dick Rutan, Jeana Yeager, and the Flight of the Voyager
- NASA Emailed a New Wrench To the ISS
You know that moment where you overhear a loved one talking about something they really need, and realize you just stumbled onto the perfect thoughtful Christmas present? That’s what just happened on the ISS, where an astronaut recently opined about needing a wrench–and then received one over email and printed it out.
- Chromebooks are getting always-on ‘OK, Google’ voice search
Google is ready to up the level of Chromebook voice control, judging by a new, experimental release. According to François Beaufort, you can now s
- From Lycos to Ask Jeeves to Facebook: Tracking the 20 most popular web sites every year since 1996
We may live in the era of Google right now, but it wasn’t always that way.
- Sony Might Release ‘The Interview’ For Free On Crackle
The movie could see the light of day after all.
- Sony Pictures CEO says Obama mistaken about canceled film
Sony Pictures CEO says President Barack Obama mistaken about Sony’s decision to pull a movie out of theaters due terrorists threats.
- BitTorrent’s Offer To Sony: Release “The Interview” Safely Online With Us And Make Money Fast Company Business + Innovation
“What better way to take back the Internet than to use technology Hollywood has been scared to use?”
- North Korea denies hacking Sony, U.S. stands by its assertion
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea said on Saturday U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were groundless slander, and that it wanted a joint investigation into
- Google Just Filed A Lawsuit Against Mississippi’s Attorney General
Google alleges Jim Hood conspired with the MPAA to revive a bill that would “censor the internet.”
- Facebook blocks Russian page supporting Navalny, Putin’s biggest critic
The move is a sign of limits on the social network’s ability to be a platform for opposition movements.
- Belarus blocks news and commerce websites over currency fears — Tech News and Analysis
Fearing a run on banks and shops due to a faltering currency, the authorities in Belarus have blocked several news and e-commerce websites, according to reports. The Belarusian state-controlled economy is closely linked with that of Russia, and the slide of the Russian ruble has spooked […]
- Asia stocks close mostly higher as crude, ruble rise
- U.K. stocks rise at start of holiday-shortened week
- S&P 500, Dow industrials close at records
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