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Holy Crap! A Giant Robot Storms San Diego Comic Con 2013

It took the mighty minds and resources of WIRED, YouTube, Stan Winston School, Legacy Effects, and Conde Nast Entertainment to create an insanely detailed, one-of-a-kind, 9 foot 9 inch Mech with four arms to usher in the 2013 San Diego Comic Con. And who better to announce it than Adam Savage, of Tested and Mythbusters. It is ready to blow your mind. And coming soon to YouTube’s Geek Week … a huge mini-series showing how this colossus was built.

Criminalizing Free Speech- Arizona to outlaw annoying Internet comments

Arizona‘s House Bill 2549 on the surface is designed to combat bullying and stalking, making it a crime to use an electronic device to talk to someone in a way that would terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy, or offend. But lawmakers are saying that commenting repeatedly on the Internet is the same thing as calling someone over and over on the phone. So those ‘annoying’ or ‘lewd’ comments on Youtube or facebook would be a crime in Arizona.

Apple launches latest iPad with Retina Display

Apple‘s Philip Schiller unveils the company’s newest iPad. The device offers a higher-resolution Retina Display and better camera. The pricing starts at $499 for a 16GB Wi-Fi model and 4G starting at $629.


Find your lost or stolen Android phone FREE!

Get the lowdown on locating your lost or stolen Android phone, even if it’s on silent.


Getting Loaded: Breaking down the Facebook IPO

Pinterest ties with Twitter and Google for referral traffic, HTC cures security bug, and Facebook reveals finances in its filing to go public.

Tired of being “Rickrolled”? Here’s how to stop it!

Ok so maybe I’m getting old! I actually had to look up the definition of “Rickrolled”, but it was worth my time and effort just for the laugh I got from the definition which is as follows:

To post a misleading link with a subject that promises to be exciting or interesting, e.g. “World of Starcraft in-game footage!” or “Paris Hilton blows Busta Rhymes‘ dick” but actually turns out to be the video for Rick Astley’s debut single, “Never Gonna Give You Up” – Urban Dictionary

Wish you could see what that YouTube video is about, before you click on that link? On today’s Tekzilla Daily, Veronica has a Greasemonkey script that converts URLs to the real title so you never get Rickrolled again.

They Like Me! They Really Like Me! – Facebook Sued Over ‘Like’ Ads

Facebook is facing a lawsuit over how they do advertisements using “likes” and friends on the social networking site.

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