Tech's Last Call Podcast Episode 13: White House Nerd Guy, We Salute You

On tonight's episode, we go down the rabbit hole of tablets pitched as phones, New Yorkers attempting to go to Mars, and Sergey's concerns about manhood. Also, Samsung owes Apple less money, but Barnes and Noble is still losing money and may not stay together for long. Finally, unlike the rest of the Internet, we are excited about Assassins Creed - Black Flag but not Google Glass or WebOS on a TV. Oh, always remember, never do a Jedi Mind Meld unsupervised - especially if you are the President.

NEWS

Bradley Manning pleads guilty to 10 charges, still faces June trial - Ars Technica
Why Bradley Manning pled guilty - The Verge

Judge Calls for New Trial in Apple v. Samsung, Slashes Apple’s Award by 40 Percent - Wired
Apple's award in Samsung trial chopped to $598 million from over $1 billion - The Verge
Apple v. Samsung: Judge orders new trial on some damages, cuts award by $450M - CNET

No more working from home for Yahoo employees, says report - CNET

Barnes & Noble’s Nook Stumbles - All Things D
Nook leads decline as Barnes & Noble Q3 2013 revenue down 8.8 percent to $2.2 billion - Engadget
Barnes & Noble’s biggest shareholder wants to buy B&N retail assets, could lead to Nook spin-out - The Next Web
Barnes & Noble Weighs Its E-Reader Investment - New York Times

WebOS lives! LG to resurrect it for smart TVs - CNET
What LG’s acquisition of webOS means for its open source projects - Ars Technica

Sergey Brin Talks Google Glass: 'Not a Done Deal Yet' - Mashable
“It’s a little freaky at first, but you get used to it”: Sergey Brin and Google Glass at TED2013 - TED blog

GADGET

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 official - Engadget
ASUS FonePad official - Engadget

SPACE!

Everything We Know About Dennis Tito’s 2018 Human Mission to Mars - IO9
US private sector hopes to send older couple to Mars - BBC

GEEKS ANONYMOUS (GA)

Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag confirmed, getting exclusive PS3 content - Gamespot

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LAST CALL!

Obama strikes back with a tweet after illogical 'Jedi mind meld' comment - The Verge