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Crave Podcast 106: Calacanis talks haters, pr0n and crack

Jason Calacanis, the founder of Weblogs, Inc, chats about the tech industry's biggest haters, where to find the best pr0n, and what types of crack not to smoke. It's podcast gold

Today on the Crave Podcast, we weep. Why? Because episode 106 is the final show to be chaired by Rory Reid. From hereon in, Ian Morris will be in charge, attempting -- possibly in vain -- to keep the rowdy podcast massive in check.

We've got a very special guest on the show this week. Jason Calacanis, the founder of Mahalo and Weblogs, Inc, is here to chat with us about the tech industry's three biggest haters, where to find the best pr0n, and what types of crack not to smoke. It's podcast gold, we tell you.

In the news this week, we report on a robot suit you can rent for $2,200. HAL -- or the Hybrid Assistive Limb for short -- can increase a human's strength by as much as ten times, and is reported to have helped partially paralysed people walk again.

Elsewhere, cars are getting parental controls courtesy of Ford's MyKey system, and students from Berlin are turning what you see through your car window into videogames. Believe us, when your kids see this stuff, "Are we there yet?" will be the furthest question from their minds.

Want more? Okay, how about Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak claiming the iPod is doomed? Or the national debt clock in New York running out of digits? Or Virgin Galactic turning down $1m to make zero-gravity porn? Or Rory getting drunk out of his mind in an attempt to test whether Google's Mail Goggles really stops you emailing while drunk.

We've got it all, baby. Listen in iTunes, right-click this link to download the MP3, then go holler at us in the forums. -Rory Reid

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