Some links from today's show:

Super Mario's new "kart" is a Mercedes

Why you should consider using two-step verification for Google access

Google, Europe, and the "right to be forgotten"

Why did Apple pay $3 billion for Beats?

Better radar for tornado detection

Google shows off its progress with the self-driving car
This is exactly the kind of thing that Google should be building its internal systems to promote -- applications for technology that fall well outside the company's standard lines of business (like search engines), but that could stand a massive dose of new computing power and programmatic thinking. The value of a truly self-piloted automobile would be enormous to society -- freeing up millions of person-hours every day for more useful purposes, preventing thousands of deaths and injuries annually, and providing means of independence to people who can't currently get from place to place on their own. 

Thanks for listening this week!

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