IGN Tech Fetish

In the wake of this week's FCC Net Neutrality ruling, the Tech Fetish crew considers the potential mirror universes that we'll never know. We also discuss a wearable that harnesses kinetic energy, Pebble's next smartwatch, Hyperloop technology, and a smattering of news on bionic body parts. Oh, and Mark Ryan solved a long-running mystery. No big deal.

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 10:57pm EDT

Alaina, Alex, and Mark Ryan convene to discuss this week's biggest news: privacy breaches on both the government and private corporation fronts, in the form of hard drives infected with NSA spyware and laptops shipped with man-in-the-middle adware that compromises encrypted browsing sessions.

The Tech Fetish crew also chats about the latest space developments (fireball over Pittsburgh, y'all), hints that Sony could sell off its audio and video divisions, and why you should pay really close attention to what software you're downloading before manually updating firmware.

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:29pm EDT

The Tech Fetish crew gathers this week to discuss the discovery that Samsung’s Smart TVs could be collecting voice data unbeknownst to users, the idea of taking a one-way trip to Mars, and the new requirement that allows US citizens to have their phones unlocked by their wireless carriers (finally).

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 7:37pm EDT

It's a little bit of this, a little bit of that this week: Alaina, Alex, Mark Ryan, and Justin gather to discuss Ouya's $10 million in funding, rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S6, Twitter's internal admission that it's bad at dealing with abuse, and a smidge of space news. We also cover FCC chairman Tom Wheeler's plan to make net neutrality a reality for both standard broadband and cellular data, and an office in Sweden that lets workers microchip themselves to...open doors.

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Category:Technology -- posted at: 4:46pm EDT