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Braindead TechCast EP 148: Lost in St. Louis

Not being one’s to let anything too serious stop Sean or I from doing the show tonight’s episode finds Sean suffering through horrendous hotel Internet service in order to join me for our Cool Stuff night.

Before we get to that though we do take a moment to praise the Internet gods for finally allowing Netflix to reach Canada and for a reasonable price.

From three it’s all about robot skin, rubber band Gatling guns and glass speakers. You know cool stuff.

Just so you know we aren’t pulling your leg about how bad Sean’s connection was here’s the speed test result he showed me.

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Braindead TechCast EP 102: iPhone battery – The COPS edition

While I am sure that Apple loves nothing better than owning the tech news cycle but I doubt very much that Jobs and company are overly happy with the whole iPhone 4 mess at this point.

However before we jump into the meat of the show Sean and I do tackle a couple of other interesting stories. For example – studying fruit fly brains to help create better robots.

Of course the show wouldn’t be complete without a look at the fantastic job being done by Old Spice in setting a new standard for social media style marketing.

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From the Pipeline – 7.6.08

For those of you – the far and few between – who look forward to the pipeline posts the missing one from yesterday was due to the fact that I was stuck in a time warp. My hosting company had decided to migrate to a new server and as a result left me the whole day looking like the last post was way back in June. Thankfully they got the whole process finished up today and I can get back to the normal stuff. So from today’s FriendFeed pipeline here’s a few things that caught my attention that you might find of interest.

20 Abandoned Cities from Around the World: Deserted Towns and Other Derelict Places [nw] :: Web Urbanist – some really cool photographs of cities that have been abandoned which is something that many of us don’t think about but these photos bring to life.

The “Participation Premium” [nw] :: Scobleizer – an interesting post from Robert where he looks at what really makes one popular on social networks.

Robot Policy? [nw] :: Breath In, Breath Out – Tom suggests that even though robots might be far off in the future we might be wise to start formulating serious policies about them now.

Homemade Flame Thrower [nw] :: Linnwood – just too damn cool to pass up

Thomas Hawk Interview [nw] :: Photograview – Thomas has to be of the best known name on the tech blogosphere for his photographs and in interest in the technology in general.