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Crave Podcast 88: Airports to search iPods for illegal tunes

It's Friday and it's Crave Podcast time! Rory, Rupert, Kate and Ian pounce on the latest tech news, finger the best gadgets, and entertain the living hell out of you

It's Friday, and that can only mean one thing: it's Crave Podcast time! Rory, Rupert, Kate and the mild-mannered Ian Morris pounce on the latest tech news, finger the best gadgets, and entertain the living hell out of you.

In this week's show we bring you the shocking news that Canada is trying to destroy the world -- albeit not in a fiery apocalypse sort of way. Instead, the land of Terrance and Phillip is trying to pass a law whereby airport customs officers can search your digital devices for illegally downloaded music and video. This isn't strictly limited to Canada, either -- the Canadian government is trying to forge an alliance with the US and European Union called the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, which could mean this will affect us all. Damn.

Other show highlights include news that the Sony PS3 uses five times more energy than a fridge, rap group Wu Tang Clan have started an online social network for hip-hop chess heads, and the authorities in Dubai are using voice-recognition technology to help snitches dob in drivers who litter on the motorway.

We also visit the lighter side of the Web, with news that kids will soon be able to download education straight into their brains, then go hands-on with the Acer Aspire One mini laptop and the Popcorn Hour A-100 media streamer. As always, we end the show with the WTF section, which this week is about a printer that can print 3D objects, including replicas of itself. Madness.

Right-click this link to listen or listen via iTunes. Once you've done that, go hang out with the cool kids in the Crave Podcast Lounge. Until next week, chums. -Rory Reid

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