Stories abound on the Internet. Here’s some thought pieces to tide over your Wednesday lunchtime, covering everything from mouldy computers, Flash vulnerabilities, better Telstra Freedom plans and Bruce Wayne vs Anakin Skywalker.
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- Remember when GPS devices were *the* stolen item? These days it’s smartphones that are nicked en masse. CNET’s Richard Nieva has a nice story talking to a reformed smartphone snatcher.
- Telstra’s revised the data offerings on its Freedom Prepaid plans, although you’re still stuck with its woeful top-up offerings, as I’ve noted before. Over at Lifehacker, Angus Kidman (yeah, that other Kidman guy) crunches the numbers to see if Freedom makes more sense with more data.
- Forget silicon circuits. Computers made out of slime are where it’s at.
- Over at ITNews, Juha Saarinen notes that there’s a critical flaw in Adobe Flash. Yes, another one, but this one’s been addressed quickly because it’s apparently already under attack.
- Purists insist that the Gamecube controller is the only way to play Super Smash Bros, which is why Nintendo will sell an adapter that allows the hardcore player to use it with Smash Bros Wii. As Polygon’s Ben Kuchera notes, it’s already been hacked for other purposes.
- I have no words for this one. Just watch.
Lunchtime reading is just that; stories I’ve hit during the day that have stuck with me for any of a number of reasons. Read them, and learn things — that’s how the Internet works, folks.