The News Retired

The News

The News is a daily update on the latest in tech, gaming, web, and geek culture in about five minutes.

Hosted by Dan Benjamin.

#321: Pizza Hut Read My Mind

March 22, 2020 at 5:00PM • 6 minutes

The NSA, Deadpool the movie, North Korea pwnd Sony, Apple deletes music, Pizza Hut reads your mind, haptic 3D shapes, and more.

#320: The End of The Human Race?

December 3, 2014 at 4:00PM • 6 minutes

Thinking machines, the Legend of Zelda, The Woz comes to television, Microsoft kills Clip Art, and more.

#319: Brain Cells for Algernon

December 1, 2014 at 8:00AM • 6 minutes

Sony's hack attack, Kim Dotcom on the move, Google Glass and Intel, mice get smarter thanks to human brain cells, cord cutters grow, and more.

#318: Jackie Chan and Solar Panels

November 26, 2014 at 4:00PM • 5 minutes

How to watch the new Star Wars trailer, Netflix sues Yahoo CIO, Jackie Chan improves solar cells, the CIA deletes its emails, and more.

#317: Hey, Don't Steal My Content!

November 25, 2014 at 7:00PM • 4 minutes

Universal and the Steve Jobs movie, Sony gets hacked, Super Smash Bros sales, Stitcher and Podcast One's content, Google Fiber hits Austin, and Matthew McConaughey is Randall Flagg.

#316: The Perfect Combo

November 20, 2014 at 5:00PM • 5 minutes

Firefox drops Google, Apple changes Free to Get, Sony says goodbye to Sorkin, the happiest state has higher suicide rates, and more.

#315: Cannibinoids

November 19, 2014 at 5:00PM • 6 minutes

Jetblue's bag fees, Uber's God View, the Apple Watch SDK, and more.

#314: I Wonder If It Takes a Flux Capacitor

November 18, 2014 at 5:00PM • 7 minutes

Grading Swedish games, cars that run on garbage, SnapCash, drones, Apple illegally uses pager technology but doesn't fix Yosemite wi-fi, and more.

#313: Hey, You Got Podcasts In My Spotify!

November 17, 2014 at 3:00PM • 5 minutes

Net Neutrality and AT&T, Twitter gets junk rated, Facebook goes to work, the State Department turns off its email, and Uber gets Spotify streaming (and podcasts).

#312: I Gotta Get Me Some Typewriters

November 14, 2014 at 1:00PM • 6 minutes

Masque Attacks, downvoting Reddit's CEO, unhackable technologies, pleasing Ron Swanson, fly-by-cell towers, and more.