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Sony and the rise of state-sponsored hacking

North Korea has been blamed for one of the most destructive cyberattacks on a company in US history. It's just the latest in a string of hacks sanctioned and funded by governments.

By 21 December 2014

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AT&T says 'sponsored data' does not violate Net neutrality

AT&T's top exec in Washington denies the company's new "sponsored data" service will hurt consumers, amid claims from digital rights advocates that it violates FCC Net neutrality rules.

By 10 January 2014

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AT&T dials up toll-free 'Sponsored Data' as CES starts

Long-talked about, AT&T is the first of the carriers to pull the trigger on the 1-800 equivalent of data that wouldn't count against customers' caps.

By 7 January 2014

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Putting dollars to charity a la app, with a social twist

A new wave of apps lets you give to charities and challenge your friends with just a few swipes on your phone -- and it will cost you as little as nothing.

By 30 July 2015

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The 404 Show 1,623: Car hacking, eSports doping, scathing Pixels reviews, Ghostbusters

A carefully choreographed car-hacking proof of concept has the planet freaking out, Pixels reviews are coming out and they aren't very nice, eSports players are about to get drug tested and we find new love for the Ghostbusters reboot.

By 25 July 2015

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The 404 Show 1,622: PrimeDay fails, fixing Reddit, color blindness cure

Today we rehash the Amazon PrimeDay disappointment, unpack the Reddit fiasco, uncover a cure to colorblindness and a whole lot more!

By 18 July 2015

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'Battlebots' champion uses smartphones to help robots see the world

For Road Trip 2015, we chat with Donald Hutson, one of the reigning robot warriors, about cheaper machines and how the ubiquity of mobile devices will help push robots into the mainstream.

By 19 July 2015

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The 404 Show 1,621: Back to the Future comic, Batman's code, Jeff Goldblum

Russ Frushtick joins the show to talk about international robot fighting challenges, the Back to the Future comic coming later this year, Logitech's Logi rebrand, Batman and his silly code and helps Jeff honor the great Jeff Goldblum.

By 11 July 2015

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The 404 Show: Driverless cars deciding your fate

On today's show we wrestle with the idea that a self-driving car may need to sacrifice your life over the lives of others, the future of VR, Taylor Swift and the state of streaming music, Mr. Robot and much, much more.

By 27 June 2015

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Wow. Such fast. Dogecoin to sponsor Nascar racer

Enthusiastic Dogecoin-toting Reddit users pooled together a chunk of cryptocurrency change to sponsor a Nascar driver at Talladega Superspeedway.

By 27 March 2014