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Episode 126: Comcast, Detroit is Different, Fan World Niagara Falls and More

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Episode 126 of our weekly live podcast had Michelle from Comcast Michigan in-studio, along with Khari from Detroit is Different, and Corey and Jeremy from the Fan World event in Niagara Falls later this year.  We also chatted about a few of our blog entries, our upcoming casual networking event next week, and of course through some of the news, events and items that caught our eyes over the past week…

Comcast Michigan can be found at https://twitter.com/ComcastMI

Detroit is Different can be found at http://www.detroitisdifferent.com/

The Fan World Niagara Falls event can be found at fanworld.us or fanworld.ca

Stories we covered…as well as a few we didn’t get to:

LG’s roll-up screen: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35230043

Hilarious spiteful Amazon customer service moment: http://arstechnica.co.uk/information-technology/2016/01/amazon-customer-complains-finds-spiteful-10-inch-dildo-in-his-shopping-basket/

Voltron coming to Netflix: http://io9.gizmodo.com/that-voltron-movie-reboot-is-a-netflix-tv-series-reboot-1751111236

Twitter considering a 10,000 character limit: http://recode.net/2016/01/05/twitter-considering-10000-character-limit-for-tweets/

Pharmo Bro went on Tindr. This is what happened: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/soloish/wp/2016/01/05/my-tinder-date-with-pharma-bro-martin-shkreli/?tid=pm_lifestyle_pop_b

Windows 10 is collecting a LOT of data: http://bgr.com/2016/01/05/microsoft-windows-10-spying-2015-user-data/

People rent their house out on NYE to total strangers, are stunned something bad happened: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jan/05/airbnb-help-woman-whose-flat-was-trashed-in-new-years-eve-party

End of life for IE 8, 9 and 10: http://www.techplayce.com/hurray-end-of-life-for-internet-explorer-8-9-and-10-this-tuesday/

How justified are Comcast’s cap limits?  Not very, says this: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160105/08100533246/with-fixed-costs-fat-margins-comcasts-broadband-cap-justifications-are-total-bullshit.shtml

A $55 burger?  Get outta here… http://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/dining/2016/01/08/birmingham-rugby-grille-hamburger/78496210/

Secret Netflix codes: http://uproxx.com/movies/secret-netflix-codes/

The “Uberpreneur” making 252,000 a year: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonyoushaei/2015/02/04/the-uberpreneur-how-an-uber-driver-makes-252000-a-year/

That $5,000 fridge Bob wants: http://www.wired.com/2016/01/smart-fridges-samsung-lg/

Phantom Phone Syndrome: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/phantom-vibration-syndrome-up-to-90-per-cent-of-people-suffer-phenomenon-while-mobile-phone-is-in-a6804631.html

You can buy the Playboy Mansion…but Hef stays put: http://www.freep.com/story/money/2016/01/11/playboy-mansion-on-sale-for-200-million/78621932/

Lootcrate might need to dial it back a bit: https://www.lootcrate.com/crates/pets

Forbes, adblockers, and malware: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160111/05574633295/forbes-site-after-begging-you-turn-off-adblocker-serves-up-steaming-pile-malware-ads.shtml

T-Mobile lashes out in net neutrality fight: http://thehill.com/policy/technology/265299-t-mobile-lashing-out-in-net-neutrality-spat

Are local broadcast networks going away because of this: http://www.theoaklandpress.com/special-news-reports/20160108/changing-the-channel-big-bucks-at-stake-for-tv-broadcasters-in-first-ever-reverse-auction-of-bandwidth

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