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Duck Implants Flashlight, Altavista Stops Searching for Exoplanets

The geeks discuss a wide variety of silly things, including habitable-zone exoplanets, hand-heat-powered flashlights, Google Reader and Altavista going away, electric car speed records, a 3D-printed duck foot, and surgically implanted magnets.

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UBEW Taps Bonnie's Pager, Finds Old Computer

‘Alternate reality geeks’ of the Union of Benevolent Electrical Workers, Meadbh Hamrick and Jeremiah Daniels, consider NSA shenanigans, suggest personal courses of action—and take calls from listeners. With alternate reality host Bonnie Jean Primbsch.

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Waze Reports: Cloudy with a Chance of Pananoia

Social mapping company Waze bought by Google, Clouds forming in inopportune places, and a healthy dose of black helicopter sightings. This and more with Bonnie, Ben, and Miles as they take your calls and cover the Week in Geek news. Special thanks to Greg Merkley for today’s show title. (Podcast update delayed)

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Prism's Doppler Shift Boots New Neurons

IT costs, the PRISM program, Wi-Fi as clapper, mystery car theft. Also, the Geeks are flattered to get a call from Conrad the pathologist of Germany. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s all about the connections.

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Wireless Martian Water Installs Rootkit

Mars has water, geeks fear bad passwords, Mechanical Turk, and much more in this week’s episode of GeekSpeak.