Show Notes, June 2nd, 2014

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Google planning to spend $1B on Internet satellites, says WSJ Google is planning to spend more than $1 billion on low-Earth orbit satellites to bring internet access to unwired regions of the globe, according to the Wall Street Journal. Details are scarce at this time, but it is being speculated that the project will probably start with 180 small, high-capacity satellites orbiting…
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What you need to know about the ‘right to be forgotten’ on Google Who decides your rights to privacy and freedom of speech on the internet? Earlier this month, a landmark ruling by Europe’s biggest court left Google trying to find an answer to that unanswerable question. The case, which centers on the so-called…
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Google Launches Search Removal Request Form The form launched Friday and reportedly spurred 12,000 search removal requests. It allows users in all 28 European Union countries, as well as four additional non-EU countries, to request removals, following the “right to be forgotten” ruling.
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FilmOn Lets You Watch Broadcast TV Online for Free We’re big fans of cord-cutting here at Lifehacker, but you still occasionally miss broadcast TV, especially sports. FilmOn is a way of watching broadcast TV online for free.FilmOn includes a variety of TV stations based in the US as well as international stations. The free version of the service includes standard definition broadcasts and embeds ads before you can watch. For an additional $9.95 a
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Get Windows XP Updates With This Unsupported Tweak We’ve warned you about the risks of running XP after the support cut-off date, and your options for replacement. Ghacks reports on an unsupported registry change that could extend the life of XP updates in certain situations.The registry addition tricks Microsoft into thinking your PC is running the Point Of Sale “Embedded” version of Windows, which will continue to have updates until 20
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‘Lomo Instant’ takes your standard Polaroid to the next level Back in the good old days, you could take a photo of Fido with your Polaroid, and after a few shakes be ready to tape it to your dorm room wall. Now Lomo is looking to bring that same old-school experience into the next decade with the Instant – a…
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Google Buys Visual Translation App Word Lens – Then Gives It Away For Free Google has always put a lot of work into their translation app, so much so that it has become a very effective and powerful app for getting yourself out of linguistic tangles. But now Google has gone one better by buying Word Lens, the visual translation app, and then giving it away for free for a limited time. What makes Word Lens special? Simply this. If you see something written in a foreign la
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The 10 Algorithms That Dominate Our World The importance of algorithms in our lives today cannot be overstated. They are used virtually everywhere, from financial institutions to dating sites. But some algorithms shape and control our world more than others — and these ten are the most significant.Just a quick refresher before we get started. Though there’s no formal definition, computer scientists describe algorithms as a set of rules th
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How Easy Is It For Someone To Hack Your Webcam? Without wishing to scare you, the short answer is: it’s very easy for anyone to view your webcam. The long answer is: some networked webcams require nothing more than a secret URL, while most USB or built-in laptop webcams would need the computer to be compromised first. Here are three ways of viewing a webcam without your knowledge. The Obvious: Spy Software Remote Administration Tools (or RATs)
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Chrome OS gets better organized with latest update The Chromebook revolution is here and, naturally, Google is doing everything it can so that these devices keep improving even as time goes on. As such, the search giant today revealed some new things rolling out to Chrome OS laptops and desktops,…
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AT&T’s solar charging stations invade New York again Next time you’re at a park, beach or high-traffic spot in New York, and your phone battery’s running low, look for the contraption in the image above. That’s AT&T’s Street Charge station, which harnesses the power of the sun so you can continue…
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Zillow Now Estimates What Your Home Will Be Worth a Year from Now Your home is probably a large asset in your net worth. It’s helpful to estimate how much its value might change in the near future. Real estate site Zillow announced a new tool that helps with this. Homeowners registered on the site can now review predictions of their home’s estimated change in value over the next year.Read more…
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Linux Users: Get This Album As A Kernel Module What’s the geekiest way to release an album? How about as a Linux kernel module? That’s exactly what a small band called Netcat did with 

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