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The CraveCast remakes democracy and roots for bears over zombies

In a special holiday CraveCast, we look forward to Halloween and plan ways to stay safe when the world is overrun by the undead, which also makes us think of politics and the need for a new, nerdy political party.

By October 22, 2014

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Brainstorming plans to fix democracy and fight zombies

This week the CraveCast crew took up the task of remaking democracy in the image of nerds and geeks everywhere, and learned the best way to fight zombies: Make friends with a bear...and hope it doesn't get infected.

By October 23, 2014

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Instagram reportedly blocked in China amid pro-democracy protests

The Facebook-owned photo sharing app appears to be the latest victim of online censorship in China.

By September 28, 2014

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Crave Ep. 180: Help battling robots cause even more mayhem

The robot war might be televised (on the Web at least) and it's a fight to the finish. The RoboGames could become a Web series if a crowdfunding effort meets its goal.

By October 24, 2014

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Form a new political party, fight zombies with the CraveCast crew

Halloween and elections are approaching, and sometimes it's tough to tell which is scarier. Join the CraveCast cabal Wednesday at noon Pacific when we'll talk about remaking democracy in our own image and siccing bears on the undead.

By October 21, 2014

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A political party of nerds and geeks: What should it stand for?

You've heard that geeks and nerds run the world, but what would it take for us to actually be in charge? Crave's Eric Mack thinks it might be time for a "GNU" political party.

By October 21, 2014

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Mozilla plays with Humble Bundle to push Web games

Humble Bundles are no stranger to games, but the latest pay-what-you-want package of games is built for your Web browser.

By October 15, 2014

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FCC chief: Broadband competition doesn't exist

FCC head calls truly high-speed Net access a modern-day essential but says most Americans "have no competitive choice," a position that could perturb Comcast and AT&T.

By September 4, 2014

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Microsoft aims to be greener and drops ALEC membership

The tech giant pulls out of the conservative lobbying group that is known to have pushed legislation to block renewable energy development.

By August 19, 2014

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Edward Snowden a 'uniquely postmodern breed of whistle-blower'

In a wide-ranging interview with author James Bamford for Wired magazine, the former NSA contractor opens up on why he became the most wanted man in the world.

By August 13, 2014