Colbert is the New Letterman (Only Better)
Comedian, political satirist, and television host Stephen Colbert will replace Dave Letterman as the new host of CBS's "The Late Show." Colbert, who signed a five-year contract, will take over in 2015, so there's some time to mourn the loss of "The Colbert Report." Yes, we'll have to say goodbye not just to the Comedy Central show, but also to his Fox News alter ego. Of the new position, Colbert said, "Simply being a guest on David Letterman's show has been a highlight of my career. I never dreamed that I would follow in his footsteps, though everyone in late night follows Dave's lead. I'm thrilled and grateful that CBS chose me. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go grind a gap in my front teeth." Congrats!
Girl Meets World Teaser Trailer
After months and months of development, the first "Girl Meets World" teaser trailer is officially here. The clip of the "Boy Meets World" spin-off is only 31 seconds long, but this much is evident: at least Cory and Topanga are still as lame and adorable as they were in the original series. The premise for this new series is nearly identical to the original, with Cory and Topanga's daughter, Riley, navigating the world with her less-wholesome-Shawn-Hunter-esque BFF Maya. Rumor has it there will be plenty of appearances of characters from "Boy Meets World," including Shawn, Angela, and Eric.
Heartbleed Security Breach
Remember when we were so naive we didn't even know what "Internet" was? Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel know what I'm talking about (see clip at left). These days, we spend lots of time on the Internet, give it all our info, and overall use it for everything because we love it so much. Unfortunately, this week the Internet totally turned on us. A major security flaw with OpenSSL (the software that protects many websites on the internet, like Gmail and Facebook) has left some sites vulnerable to being hacked, revealing names, passwords, and other personal information. Ultimately, this means we should change our passwords on sites that have been impacted, but only after the OpenSSL bug has been fixed and the site has had its security certificate reissued. A good starting point can be found at Mashable, and you can check specific sites here. Unfortunately, it's kind of a mess. But I still love you, internet.
What were you talking about this week?