TECHGEEK Weekly 37: Kicking in the Front Seat

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We’re back with a new episode, and while the tech industry is at a standstill, the Internet gets a red-light district, and the Zune bids adieu. Meanwhile, the week has been dominated by security flaw after security flaw, and Rebecca Black infects our Chris’ mind with the weekend.

We also wonder why 13-year olds are driving cars, and Internet Explorer 9 is finally out – and Stewart hates it. Why? Well, you have to find out and listen. It’s a trio this week, as James and Tom are again not here, so you’re left with Terence, Chris and Stewart.

We also make an effort to try and go clean (for once). Don’t forget to listen and subscribe to our podcast!

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Show Notes

Top Stories

Japan Earthquake Pushes Component Prices Higher

Japan earthquake disrupts technology companies

Toshiba LCD plant out, Lenovo frets about supplies

Apple delays iPad 2 launch in Japan

Internet Explorer 9 Arrives With More Speed, Better Web Standards Support

2.3 Million Downloads of IE9 in the first 24 hours

The web’s “red light district” – ICANN appoves .xxx domain

ICANN Approves New .XXX Top Level Domain

Zune hardware apparently dead, software and services live on

Microsoft says Zune isn’t exactly dead, that it doesn’t want to go in the cart

Stewart’s Briefs (1)

Tokyo Hackspace plans solar LED lanterns for use in relief efforts

Google releases WebM video plug-in for IE9

Exclusive: Engadget’s Top Editors Topolsky and Patel Exit From AOL’s Giant Tech Site

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Hackers exploit Flash zero-day, Adobe confirms

Spam Network Shut Down

Off Screen, Porn Sites Trick Advertisers

Revealed: US spy operation that manipulates social media

Delicious sold for $1m, heading to StumbleUpon?

Fan backlash over adverts injected in Angry Birds HD

Telstra unveils it’s first $99 smartphone

Who is Rebecca Black? And is she really bigger than Japan?

More Undiscovered Talent From Ark Music Factory

Pwnage Playtime

New version of Minecraft to have pet wolves

Mortal Kombat appeal unsuccessful, Still banned in Australia

Mario… a First Person Shooter?

Stewart’s Briefs (2)

Paramount Pictures Partner With BitTorrent Release Movie

Video: A History Of Internet Explorer

Facebook for BlackBerry v2.0 comes with Facebook Chat, new UI

Ubisoft ‘Pirates’ Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Music From Demonoid

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