Hedy Lamarr was considered one of the most beautiful movie stars in the world in the ’30s and ’40s, but she also helped invent a frequency-hopping communications technology implemented by the US Navy in the ’60s, and is still used in the WiFi and Bluetooth technology we use today. Find out her intriguing story on this week’s episode. Also: a documentary just for Todd, robot suitcases, Google’s quantum computing, nanocar races, Oreo’s “cookies & cream” flavor, Steve Ballmer data mines the gov’t, Snapchat buys “Yo,” and the Unipiper discusses how someone gets a blue verification checkmark on Twitter and Facebook. Enjoy!
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