Tech News Today 184

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Episode 184

Tech News Today 184: It's Dangerous To Go Alone, Take This

Sony's lawsuit, an judgement, print your own ears, and more.



  • Microsoft welcomes Xbox Kinect 'hackers' Microsoft is to open up its Xbox Kinect technology to allow amateur software developers to experiment with it. The company is to release a software development kit in the spring, which will give developers access to the secrets behind the technology. The announcement was made during an open day at Microsoft's research centre near Seattle.

Discussion Stories

  • Internet streams of over-the-air broadcasts illegal, says judge
  • Judge Naomi Buchwald ruled today that ivi is now under a preliminary injunction and must stop the retransmissions. ivi pays a compulsory license fee to the copyright office under a law from the 1970s designed to allow cable companies to carry over the air broadcasts on cable.
  • Should Employers Be Allowed to Ask for Your Facebook Login? According to an ACLU letter sent to the Maryland Department of Corrections, the organization requires that new applicants and those applying for recertifications give the government "their social media account usernames and personal passwords for use in employee background checks."

News Fuse

Kickers and Weird Science



"Hello TNT and/or Fourcast

Here's an angle on all the hoop-la about Apple's onerous terms... or my prediction ;)

I predict magazines will break themselves up into smaller chunks. We'll use the Wall Street Journal as an example, substitute any others you'd like. The Wall Street Journal would separate into The Wall Street Journal Syndication that writes the articles. Next, AndroidStreetJournal would get most of it's content from WSJS. Then AppleStreetJournal, WSJWeb, etc. You will get a few authors or at-least editors moving into those divisions that will really solidify it as a ""separate business"", you will even see a lot more authors going freelance and just ""happen"" (wink) to sell their articles exclusively to all of the previous WSJ properties.

-- Aaron Coakley AaronC "



Production Information

  • Edited by: Jeff
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