Tech News Today 366

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Episode 366

Tech News Today 366: Tablireader: The Announcening

Google+ opens up to non-humans, RIAA hints at something stronger than DMCA, a way to make sure nobody can control the Internet, and more.

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Discussion Stories

  • Schmidt sees Siri as a 'threat' to Google's search business
  • Siri for everyone, with Pioneer's Zypr API
  • Apple is preparing Siri for older devices
  • Watch Siri Work on the Old, Old iPhone 3GS
  • Using Siri to talk to a Mac 512K
    • It's been awhile since Good ol' ES spouted off, but something he said back in September is making the rounds again. He told the Senate judiciary committee: "Apple's Siri is a significant development--a voice-activated means of accessing answers through iPhones that demonstrates the innovations in search,"
    • Pioneer today launched Zypr, a free-to-use Web service platform providing voice-controlled access to online services such as mapping, navigation, social media, calendars, weather, and more.
    • Pioneer mostly known for in-car but they hope developers will implement it in other devices like samrtphones and desktops.
    • The service and API are all free to use. Rather than charging for access, Pioneer is hoping to monetize Zypr through revenue sharing from paid search, advertising, coupons, and subscription services.
    • "Source close to Apple" told JailbreakNation Siri is being tested on devices other than the iPhone 4S. Apple has given employees access to a special software version that incorporates Siri’s features on to older devices like iPhone 4.
  • RIAA Lawyer Complains DMCA May Need Revamp
  • RIAA lawyer says DMCA may need overhaul
    • RIAA lawyer Jennifer Pariser during a panel discussion at the NY Entertainment & Technology Law Conference says."The DMCA is just not providing the kind of protection against online piracy that Congress intended"
    • complaining the the DMCA makes them responsible for policing their own content at their expense. Blames courts for this interpretation.
    • Might have to go to Congress
    • Courts have not supported the 'red flag' provision. ISPs must not have knowledge or a reason to know of direct infringement.
    • YouTube has always said that it is impossible for the company to determine whether a clip of a movie or TV show was uploaded illegally by some teen in his basement or it was posted for promotional reasons by a studio business managers and completely legal.
    • Complain most that even after infringing clips are removed new ones show up immediately
  • The Darknet Project: netroots activists dream of global mesh network
    • Ars Technica's Ryan Paul has a great story on The Darknet Project (TDP)
    • Met on IRC last week, coordinating through Reddit.
    • a decentralized web of interconnected wireless mesh networks that operate independently of each other and the conventional internet.
    • Influenced by Operation Mesh set up in reaction to ACTA
    • Paul reports meeting short on technical solutions for rolling out a practical implementation.
    • The US State Department seems to view decentralized darknets as an important area of research for empowering free expression abroad." "Basically, the goal of the darknet plan project is to create an alternative, more free internet through a global mesh network," explained a TDP organizer who goes by the Internet handle 'Wolfeater.' "To accomplish this, we will establish local meshes and connect them via current infrastructure until our infrastructure begins to reach other meshes."

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"I stumbled across an online retailer based in London that allows you to "trade-in" downloadable games purchased through them in exchange for credit toward a new digitally downloaded game. They offer a client similar to Valve's Steam.

- TheMoke"



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