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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Rob Demillo and Justin Severson. Roger Chang, Senior Producer of Tekzilla is filling in for Jim Louderback.
Will Valve Revolutionize The Console Industry?
Should Websites Have A Comments Section?
iPhone 5s Fingerprint Scanner Hacked
Amazon's Mayday Button, A Genius Bar Killer?
Bill Gates Calls Ctrl+Alt+Del A Mistake
Miyamoto and Nintendo's Death Dance
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Iyaz Akhtar Co-Host of Tech News Today and Host of Know How at TWiT.tv and Janko Roettgers, Senior writer for GigaOM and host of Cordcutters. Roger Chang, Senior Producer of Tekzilla is filling in for Jim Louderback this week.
WSJ: Twitter Pitches Itself to TV Networks
TechCrunch: Twitter Unveils 'Comprehensive' Partnership With CBS For Its In-Stream Video Program Amplify
Will TV play a big role in Twitter's IPO?
The Thin Blue Line: A twitter misstep?
Ride-Sharing Is Legal in California
Brazil looks to break from US-centric Internet
German chancellor's drone "attack"?
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Roman Loyola, Senior Editor Macworld and Jason Cross, Executive Editor TechHive of CNET.
More Harry Potter Movies?
Apple iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c Announcement
New Apple TV?
Twitter Files For IPO
Intel Developer Conference IDF 2013
Sony Playstation Vita TV
Dell Approves $25 Billion Dollar Deal To Go Private
Electronic License Plates Coming To California
Microsoft Working On A Personal Assistant Called "Cortana"
Nissan Has A Smartwatch?
Ads Coming To Instagram?
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Dean Takahashi GamesBeat at VentureBeat and Max Scoville of Rev3Games.
GamesBeat 2013 October 29-30 In Redwood City, CA
Oculus Rift 1080p
Vaecon Oculus Rift SkyDive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3GVdY2Q6m4
Sony Set To Bring VR Headset To PS4?
Xbox One CPU gets 150 MHz boost, console in 'full production'
Can Indie Games save the wiiU?
That Dragon, Cancer. Can Video Games Be Serious?
Yahoo Unveils Their New Logo
YouTube Teases Their New Logo
Microsoft Acquires Nokia's Devices & Services Business
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Android-powered Smartwatch
N.S.A. Foils Much Internet Encryption
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Harry McCracken tech writer at Time and Rob DeMillo CTO at Revision3. Rob DeMillo
GOOGLE DESIGNING THEIR OWN SELF DRIVING CAR
GOOGLE CUTS 20% ENGINEER TIME FOR OWN PROJECTS
HUGO BARRA LEAVING ANDROID FOR XIAMO
STEVE BALLMER IS LEAVING MICROSOFT
KEVIN SPACEY SAYS TV IS IN A NEW GOLDEN AGE
NINTENDO FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL? NEW 2DS
WIND WAKER HD RELEASING EARLY
MICROSOFT INVESTING IN FOURSQUARE?
SKYPE DOING 3D CALLING
APPLE TV UPDATE ADDS VEVO, DISNEY, WEATHER CHANNEL, SMITHSONIAN APPS
NSA WANTS NEW SPYING POWERS
Zuckerberg's Wall Hacked. Facebook Wants Internet For All. Maker Studios Buys Blip. NSA TKOs Groklaw
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Janko Roettgers Senior Writer at GigaOM and Rebecca Jeschke Media Relations Director and Digital Rights Analyst at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Facebook Ignored A Tip On A Bug Until The Tipster Hacked Zuckerberg's wall.
Internet.org - Is Internet Access A Right?
Google's LOON-ey Internet Ballon Idea
Google After The NFL's Sunday Ticket?
The Netflix and Weinstein Co. Deal.
Al Jazeera America Launches Sans Online Content: Will Anyone Watch?
Maker Buys Blip: Online Content Producers Moving Content Off YT?
NSA: All Your Data Are Belong To Us. NSA Surveillance Reach Programs Cover 75% Of Web Traffic.
NSA Spying Leads To Groklaw To Shutdown.
Lighting Round: Gold iPhone. Twitter Record. BlackBerry World. ORB Networks Shuts Down.
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Shannon Morse the host of Hak5 and producer of Before You Buy on TWiT.tv and Seth Rosenblatt, Senior Writer at CNET.
Blackberry Is For Sale
Elon Musk's HYPERLOOP
Viacom Putting Cable Channels On PS4
Hacker Hacks Baby Monitor
AOL CEO Apologizes for Firing Employee During Meeting
Star Wars TV Show On the Way?
Carl Icahn Bullies Apple
US Cracking Down on Bitcoin?
The Pirate Bay Browser
The Microsoft And Google War Rages On!
MESHNET: The Anti Internet?
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Rafe Needleman, Director of Developer Relations at Evernote and Dylan Tweney, Executive Editor of VentureBeat.com.
JEFF BEZOS BUYS THE WASHINGTON POST
CORY BOOKER & WAYWIRE
CBS VS. TIME WARNER CABLE!!!!
MOTO X REVIEWS, SHIPPED
OBAMA OVERTURNS BAN ON APPLE PRODUCTS
EYE LICKING HOAX -- WTF?
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Josh Lowensohn of CNET and Adi Kamdar of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Patrick Norton of Tekzilla is filling in for Jim Louderback this week.
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EFF's New Site: Trolling Effects
Samsung Beats Apple At The Patent Game
DOJ's Remedy To Apple's eBook Debacle
Google's Moto X
Your Privacy Online... In The Age Of XKeyscore
Digital Media Set To Overtake Tv Viewing
The UPS Store To Offer 3D Printing Services In San Diego
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we are coming to you from the Reel SEO Video Marketing Summit In San Francisco we're joined by Paul Colligan the CEO of Colligan Inc. and Greg Jarboe the president of SEO-PR.
The Reel Video Marketing Summit
Is YouTube a good place to build a business?
YouTube subscription model, will it work?
How do you make YouTube a better place to do business?
Moving your audience off YouTube, where should content creators go?
Is advertising dead?
Is the pre-roll dead?
Programatic buying - taking over?
Is the kickstarter model extendable?
Why is it so hard to count video views?
News: Exec moves: Paramount promotes Amy Powell to run TV as well as digital and low-budget movies. What changes are coming to Hollywood?
News: Exec moves: Mickie Rosen Leaves Yahoo
News: Google releases Chromecast, a game changer? a beginning of a revolution?
News: Apple Hits 1 Billion Podcast Subscriptions. What is the future of podcasting?
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Tom Krazit the News Editor at GigaOM and Iain Thomson, reporter at The Register. Patrick Norton of Tekzilla is filling in for Jim Louderback this week.
Apple Buys Locationary
Microsoft and Google Earnings Reports
Apple Want's To Skip TV Ads
Google Glass Hacked
Drone Hunting Season Is Now Open!
Would you pay again for iOS 7 versions of your favorite apps?
Elon Musk's Hyperloop Plans Coming August 12th
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Dylan Tweney the executive editor of VentureBeat.com and Mike Elgan, Tech Writer for Computerworld. Patrick Norton of Tekzilla is filling in for Jim Louderback this week.
Microsoft Reorg... will the "One Microsoft" Plan Work?
The Snowden/NSA saga gets uglier for tech...
Def Con Organizers Ask Federal Agents Not To Attend
Apple eBook Conspiracy!
Dropbox's New Datastore API
Apple To Make A Low Cost iPhone?
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Dan "Shoe" Hsu From VentureBeat's GamesBeat and Adam Sessler from Revision3 Games For A Special Post E3 Video Games Wrap Up.
*This Episode Was Previously Recorded Friday June 28th, 2013.
Dan "Shoe" Hsu
Who Won E3?
PS4: What Sony Did Right and What They Did Wrong.
Xbox One: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly.
Nintendo: Life Support Needed?
Ouya: New Kid On The Block?
Google Box? Steam Box?
The BEST And WORST Games of E3
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Mark Milian from Bloomberg and Mike Isaac from AllThingsD.
Google Reader Is Dead.
Ouya Already Sold Out
Pink Floyd Vs. Pandora: Internet Radio Fairness Act
Spotify Aims To Create Unique Content
Turkey seeks to tighten control over Twitter
Is Myspace Cool again?
Sony & Disney Start Streaming Movies that are still in the theater
Paypal Launched Paypal Galactic
Motorola's Logo Get's Googley
Facebook working on Chatrooms
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Chris Watters of Gamespot and Ryan Lawler of TechCrunch. Justin Severson of POWET.TV is filling in for Jim Louderback
Xbox 180: Microsoft Drops DRM
Instagram Introduces Video
Verizon Throttling Internet speeds To Slow Down Netflix Traffic?
Google To Beam Internet From Balloons
Forger Google Glass, Introducing The Anti-Glass
L.A. School Board OKs $30 Million For Apple iPads
by What's the Big Deal? 9,382 views
Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Ian Sherr of The Wall Street Journal and Justin Severson of POWET.TV
E3! PS4 Beats Xbox One.
Apple WWDC - iOS A Flat Design? Mac Pro or A Japanese Trashcan?
Pandora Buys A Radio Station Gets Sued.
Lightning Round: Google Buys Waze, Facebook Adds Tags, Personal Genes
Cannot Be Patented.
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Colleen Taylor of TechCrunch and Adi Kamdar of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
NSA Collecting Your Phone Records And More, The NSA Is Watching You And Senators Say They're Ok With That.
US Court Says No Apple iPhone 4 For You!
Apple's E-Books Trial And Why E-Books Are As Much As Paper Books?
Amazon Wants to Sell you Groceries In Seattle, Coming Soon To Los Angeles And San Francisco.
Zynga Lays Off 18% Of Their Workforce To Pre-IPO Levels
EFF's Help Save Podcasting Fundraiser
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Liz Gannes of AllThingsD and Seth Rosenblatt of CNET. Filling in for Jim is Justin Severson of POWET.TV.
Justice Department tries to force Google to hand over user data
Elon Musk Wows and Apple's Tim Cook is a Snore at D11
Microsoft's About Face on Windows 8 - Start Button Coming Back... sort of
Netflix releases the long awaited 4th season of Arrested Development
Amazon says it will produce 5 original Programs for their online video
China announces Cyberwar Drill
ential-report-lists-us-weapons-system-designs-compromised-by -chinese-cyberspies/2013/05/27/a42c3e1c-c2dd-11e2-8c3b-0b5e9 247e8ca_story.html
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Adam Sessler of Rev3 Games and Justin Severson of POWET.TV
(00:53) Xbox One Reveal Highlights
(03:32) Inside Look at the new Voice Control and Kinect
(04:25) Skype on Xbox One
(07:47) Why Xbox One Will Support Used Games
(13:03) No Backwards compatibility with Xbox 360
(20:25) Is Xbox One Always On?
(28:20) Xbox One boxing Apple out of the living room?
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Justin Severson of POWET.TV and Ryan Lawler of TechCrunch.
(00:49) Google I/O 2013 Highlights
(22:50) Yahoo buying Tumblr?
(24:35) DOJ Vs. AP and New Yorker's "STRONGBOX"
(28:50) Who is flying this thing? New Pilotless planes.
(32:54) Nintendo woes, EA doesn't want you to play wii U.
(38:22) Google says I don't think so to Microsoft's ad free YouTube Client
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Martin Hitch, CEO of Bossa Nova Robotics and Bob Suicide.
(00:50) Downloads for 3d-printed liberator gun reach 100,000
(04:38) Youtube begins paid subscription pilot
(12:40) Google glass -- did Scoble kill it?
(18:39) Facebook looking to buy Waze
(23:39) Are robots killing jobs?
(30:03) Windows 8 update -- adding accessibility back in -- problem?
(33:50) World of warcraft loses 1.3 million subs
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users.
Instead of our usual commentary on the hot tech topics from the week we've decided to focus this episode on the changing nature of TV. With the advent of a la carte video download and streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and HBO Go; how video programming is consumed, produced, distributed and watch is being re-invented. We talk to Revision3's CTO, Rob DeMillo and TechHive Executive Editor, Jason Cross on what these changes mean for you the viewer and the TV industry.
(01:25) Netflix's Reed Hastings on the future of television.
(07:48) Web Distribution vs Broadcast/Cable TV
(09:00) How Web Shows Different From TV Shows
(14:20) Talk Shows on the Web
(17:18) Game Shows on the Web
(20:56) TV News on the Web
(24:11) Comedy Shows on the Web
(28:24) Will Cute Videos Take Over TV?
(29:50) Reality TV on the Web
(31:39) Sports TV on the Web
(36:29) Watching TV and the 2nd Screen
(39:54) Are 4K TVs a Better Experience?
(41:40) There is no such thing as a 2nd Screen?
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Christina Bonnington and Adi Kamdar, Media Relations Director from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
(00:46) US Senate to vote on Internet Tax... Republicans Divided
(05:07) Hacked Tweet Almost Sinks Wall Street
(09:37) Xbox 720 Announcement End of May - Rumors, speculations,
(15:21) Nintendo bowing out of E3 Keynote this year.
(20:57) PirateBay Finds Safe Haven in Iceland
(29:54) Chinese court finds Apple of copyright infringement? - Is this the Pot calling the Kettle Black?
(32:11) Reddit Posts Apologize for Boston Bomber Hunt "Witch Hunt"
(36:47) Boeing 787 - Dreamliner Cleared to Fly
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Iain Thomson, Reporter from The Register and Rebecca Jeschke, Media Relations Director from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
keywords: boston, boston bombing, CISPA, Cybersecurity Bill, Anonymous, Reddit, FindBostonBombers, citizen journalism, Google glass, Google glass reselling, loaing glass eyewear, twitter music, china pornography officer,
(00:42) Boston Bombings: Truth, Justice and the Wild West of Social Media
(06:21) Anonymous group launches citizen journalism website
(10:28) CISPA Cybersecurity Bill Passes the House
(17:44) Google Is Forbidding Users From Reselling, Loaning Glass Eyewear
(21:23) Twitter Music is available to all
(24:30) Chinese Govt Seeks Chief Pornography Officer
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Ryan Lawler from TechCrunch and Parker Higgins - Activist from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Is Broadcast TV Obsolete? (00:44)
H-1B Visa's: Wealth Generator or Scam? (04:27)
Foursquare gets $41 Million Investment. (09:24)
BitCoin: investment opportunity or crash waiting to happen? (15:01)
PC Sales Drop (22:10)
Samsung's new 6.5" Phablet and Microsoft's 7" Tablet (26:16)
Apple and Samsung Like to Sue. A Lot! (31:12)
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Menace radio and tv personality and founder of possst.com, and Justin Severson Contributor and columnist for Powet.TV.
April Fools' Day on the Web (01:08)
Facebook Home: is Facebook running out of Ideas? (05:22)
Verizon CEO says he's open to dropping contracts (06:17)
Economist Says Airlines Should Charge Passengers by Weight (09:12)
Email Tax?! (11:56)
Roger Ebert - Dead (14:36)
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Seth Rosenblatt, Senior Editor at CNET and Mike Issac, Senior Editor at AllThingsD.
SPAM SPAT Threatens the Internet (00:38)
How Dongle Jokes Got 2 People Fired and Led to DDOS Attacks (05:00)
T-Mobile Drops Annual Contract and Introduces iPhone 5 (12:18)
Bioshock Infinite - Morality in Video Games? (20:26)
The Myth of the Digital Native (28:29)
Mobile Phone Users can be ID from 4 Pieces of Information (33:24)
US law enforcement biggest recipient of Microsoft customer (38:03)
Twitter sued for $50 million for refusing to reveal anti-semites (38:20)
Ford Apologizes Over Sexist Ads Using Cartoons of Bound-and-Gagged Women (41:45)
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Adi Kamdar from the EFF and Suicide Bob of The Suicide Girls.
ID Thieves Target Celebs (01:07)
Biometric Security Bypassed with Fake fingers (06:00)
Reuters' Matthew Keys accused of Anonymous conspiracy (16:39)
Google to pay $7m in Street View privacy case (21:56)
Google Glass Ushers in the Next Wave of Cybernetic Hate Crimes (28:25)
3D-printed implant replaces 75 percent of patient's skull (33:14)
Hashtags Coming To Facebook (36:33)
CBS Prime Time and Ad Revenue Coming to iOS (39:02)
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated geek and tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by PC hardware reviewer Loyd Case and host of 'OS.ALT' Nixie Pixel.
Nixie Pixel Twitter
Loyd Case Twitter
Samsung Galaxy 4 Hype - Why It Won't Kill the iPhone. (01:15)
Intestinal Worms detected by converted iPhone microscope (10:02)
Breathalyzer Indigogo Project - Turn Your iPhone into a Breathalyzer (14:04)
Google to Shut Down Google Reader (19:33)
Veronica Mars Movie Gets Kickstarted (26:51)
Will The Ouya Change Gaming? (32:19)
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Kirk Hamilton from Kotaku.com and Adam Sessler from Rev3Games.
Instead of our usual commentary on the hot tech topics from the week we've decided to do a special themed episode on the the state of video gaming and the video game industry. With the release of Wii U last year, unveiling of the PS4 last month and upcoming next-gen Xbox announcement we've figured it would be a great time to take stock of the video game industry!
Changes in Video Gaming hardware: (01:18)
Are Tablets and SmartPhones Replacing Gaming Handhelds? (10:10)
Will Physical Media Give Way to Digital Downloads? (16:00)
Is the Video Game Business Broken? (22:03)
Minority and Gender Underrepresention: (35:07)
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Anthony Ha from TechCrunch and Heromine Way from The Next Web.
FCC To Investigate Cellphone Unlocking Ban - (00:58)
Mobile World Congress Fails to Wow Attendees - (05:10)
Six Strikes Anti-Piracy Scheme Starts - (09:35)
Yahoo! Chief Says No Working at Home - (14:33)
Time Warner Says No Demand for Gigabit Ethernet - (19:53)
Groupon CEO Andrew Mason fired; utters odd reference to Battletoads Videogame - (23:27)
The Rise and Fall of SuperDaE and His Videogaming Trade Secrets - (28:31)
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by David Spark, Founder, Spark Media Solutions, and Patrick Norton, host of Tekzilla.
Sony PS4 Revealed - but no price announced or hardware shown.
Google Makes It's Own Laptop the new Chromebook Pixel.
Chinese Hackers - Are employed by the People's Liberation Army
Twitter begins integrating advertising software
Mark Zuckerberg and Sergey Brin launch 'Silicon Valley Nobel' Prize
Police can search cellphone without warrant
RIAA Says Google's Anti-Piracy Effort Is Bogus
by What's the Big Deal? 5,024 views
Google To Open Stores
To get products into more hands, Google will open its own stores by the end of the year. But is the search giant biting off more than it can chew?
A speculative article in the BBC News talks about how e-commerce technology is killing off cash. Along with events like Canada killing off the penny, BitCon and Amazon Kindle e-currency is cash destined for the dustbin of history?
Facebook to limit Teens in Social Graphing Feature
In a bid to increase security for teens Facebook is limiting some aspects of their new Social Graph Networking Feature for those between 13 and 17.
Exploding Meteors and Asteroid Near Misses - Bad for Earth Good for Science Research?
With the recent explosion of a meteor in the Urals in Southern Russia and the near miss of a 130,000 metric ton asteroid with Earth Rep Lamar Smith from Texas thinks that we should be investing some serious money in asteroid watching and tracking.
calling those events "a stark reminder of the need to invest in space science."
Is this positive news for science and research?
And has the ubiquitous rise of digital video recorders and sites like youtube allowed for instantaneous viewing of the effects of the meteor hit help drive the point home?
Are Blackberry Z10 Strong Sales Just a Facade?
Deutsche Bank's Brian Modoff recently surveyed 60 BlackBerry carrier stores in the U.K. and Canada and found no sell-outs in the former, and a few in the latter that may have been driven by poor inventory.
"In Canada, many stores reported being sold out of the Z10 and the sales force was well-versed on the device's attributes; however, a few representatives told us that they did not receive a large initial inventory," Modoff said. "In the U.K., the sales force was better-versed on the feature sets relative to the week prior; however, no stores were sold out. ... We think the initial signs of this launch do not indicate the strong sales we would like to see."
Is Blackberry just unfixable at this point?
VG24/7 Posts Every PS4 Rumor Ahead of Sony Announcement
We share our thoughts and speculations on what to expect from Sony's much anticipated PlayStation 4 Announcement.
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Brian Solis, Author of "What's the Future of Business"/Principal Analyst at Altimeter Group and Shannon Morse, co-host of Hak5.
President Obama signs cyber security executive order
In a bid to bypass Congressional deadlock over national cyber security, President Obama signed an executive order that places responsibility for developing cyber security standards in critical organizations and industry with the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
AOL buys GDGT
AOL picked up the technology user review site GDGT in a bid to beef up its design and engineering chops.
American Express launches purchase-via-Twitter service
Amex is offering products from Amazon, Sony and Microsoft at a discount if users use its new Twitter payment method where Amex card holders post specific hashtags to trigger payments.
Silicon Valley and Immigrant Groups Find Common Cause
Silicon Valley and immigrant groups find common ground as they launch a coordinated effort to revamp US immigration laws allowing "valuable" immigrants more opportunity to seek residency.
Tesla says New York Times electric car review 'fake'
Tesla head Elon Musk hit-back on Twitter over a critical NY Times review of the new Tesla Model S claiming the car
ran short of it's advertised range.
Google is getting its own film: Trailer for The Internship Movie released today
Valve cuts hardware jobs in spite of rumor of Steam Box
Recent layoffs in the hardware development at Valve have people wondering if the rumored Steam Box is in trouble.
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Jason Cross, executive editor at TechHive.com and Adam Sessler, executive producer of Rev3Games.
Hackers in China Attacked NY Times for 4 Months.
The New York times has revealed that it has been the subject of a four month long attack against it's computer network where information regarding sources for stories exposing political corruption in China was compromised.
Amazon Minting Virtual Coins for Kindle Fire
Amazon announced that it will be releasing a new virtual currency for use with it's Kindle Fire to purchase games, apps, and in-app items from the Amazon Appstore.
Kapersky AV Update Shuts Down Web for Thousands of XP Users
The Russian anti-virus/security software firm Kapersky released an update to it's anti-virus tool that cut off thousands of PCs running Windows XP from the internet. Kapersky apologized and told its customers to roll back the update or turn off the Web AV protection.
Google Says Big Changes to AdWords Coming
The online search giant announced changes to its AdWords API baking in mobile location based data "enhancing campaigns" by serving up targeted AdWords ads based on a users geographic location.
Dell Plans to Going Private in a $24.4 billion Share Buyback Program.
In a bid to make Dell more nimble to meet the challenges of declining PC sales and market Michael Dell, along with partner Silver Lake, are initiating a plan to buyback $24.4 billion in Dell stock and take the company private.
MICROSOFT Releasing Office for Linux? -- RUMOR
A new rumor is floating around that Microsoft is mulling the release of Linux version of it's popular Office suite in 2014.
Valve's Gabe Newell Says PC will take Over the living Room
Valve's Gabe Newell foresees a future where mutually incompatible gaming console hardware will be swept aside by an open gaming platform built around PC architecture.
XBOX 720 to block used games?
Rumors abound that the next generation Xbox will be blocked from the playback of used games. Could this make stores like GameStop obsolete?
Ouya -- We're launching a Console Every Year
The head of Ouya, the Android-based game console on Kickstarter, stated at DICE "We'll launch a new console every year". Is this
a workable business model and will these see the product gain acceptance among a broader audience?
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Seth Rosenblatt, senior editor at CNET and PAtrick Norton, host of Revision3.
Kim Dotcom starts new file-sharing site
The man behind the Megaupload.com is back at it again with a new site, mega.co.nz. Will it succeed where megaupload.com failed?
Sony sells Manhattan headquarters skyscraper for $1.1bn
Little more than a decade after purchasing the iconic Manhattan building Sony sells it for $1.1bn. Is this a much needed infusion of cash a sign of a desperate company or a shrewd conglomerate making a come back?
Neanderthal man, DNA experiments and the shadow of Dr Frankenstein
George Church is a genetics professor at Harvard Medical School who believes he can give birth to a Nederthal using reconstructed DNA from fossils and a modern DNA sequencing computers. All he needs is the consent and womb of a willing woman. Is technology making a modern day Frankenstein possible?
Brin wears his Google glasses on NYC subway!
Sergey Brin caught wearing Google glasses on NY subway. Why?
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Christina Bonnington, Staff Writer for Wired's Gadget Lab and Rob DeMillo, CTO of Revision3.
Facebook Graph Search: This is What We Waited For?
Although many were expecting a phone announcement Facebook instead announced their new "Graph Search" in a special press conference earlier this week. Is Facebook's search engine a break out feature or more fluff?
Employee 'Outsourced Job to China'
A resourceful employee in the US outsourced his job to China allowing him to spend his work day reading Reddit and watching cat videos on YouTube. While his actions might seem unorthodox was there anything really wrong with what he did?
Notre Dame Star Dead Girlfriend Was Social Media Hoax
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o's heartbreaking story of a girlfriend who's death inspired to continue playing was revealed to be a hoax. The girlfriend and her "death" never happened. Is Manti Te'o a simple rube who got played or was he part of a more elaborate scheme to manipulate the public's emotions?
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Teens Say: Apple So Not Cool Anymore
In an incredibly vague story by Forbes Teens are reported to be shunning the iconic iPhone for Android and other non-Apple devices. Is this is a phenomenon Apple should be worried about or are teens the last group of people you should based your business plans on?
Dreamliner: Boeing 787 planes grounded on safety fears
Boeing's new passenger jet the 787 has been grounded by both Japanese and American aviation authorities on reports of smoke being reported emanating from the planes lithium-ion batteries. Is this battery technology too unsafe for you use in civil aviation or is it just teething problems with any new plane.
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Dylan Tweney, Executive Editor at the Venturebeat And Redg Snodgrass Principle of GWGSD Consulting and Co-Producer of GROW
Instagram- Backpedals on New Privacy Rules
In a story from All Things D Instagram is backpedaling on a new privacy rules that critics say gives them the right to use user photos in advertisements raising questions over advertising, ownership rights and privacy settings. Is this a simple case of unclearly written legal rules surrounding the user agreement license for Instagram.
Apple - Tech Icon or Bully?
Wired released reports that a Kickstarter developer had to drop it's project because Apple has deemed it's multi-device charging station in violation of Apple's licensing rule for Apple Lightning connection cables. "According to the developer, Apple will not allow Lightning connectors alongside other types of connectors, including its own 30-pin iPod/iPhone connector, in third-party chargers." Has the company that created the "Think Different" ad campaign gone from tech darling to another corporate bully?
Is Blackberry Maker RIM a Sinking Ship?
The latest financials from Blackberry-maker RIM has seen it's profits plunge and reported a drop in subscription numbers. Is there anything RIM can do to right itself or is this once innovative cellphone maker or is it a lost cause?
MakerBot pulls 3D Gun-Parts Designs From Website
In light of the shooting at Sandy Hook 3D printer creater MakerBot has pulled blueprints for gun component designs from its website. The blueprint designers Defense Distributed has vowed to rehost the files elsewhere. Are 3D printers set to open up a whole new set of ethical and legal dilemmas as the technology becomes more widespread?
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Dieter Bohn senior editor at the Verge, and Noah Kravitz, blogger at FutureSmarter.com.
Apple Manufacturing Moving Back To the USA
Apple CEO Tim Cook said that his company will be moving $100 million worth of Mac manufacturing back to the USA. Is this part of the broader trend of on-shoring as the US becomes more competitive or a cynical PR ploy to win mindshare?
T-Mobile Says No to Subsided Cellphone - $600 iPhone
T-Mobile is getting out of the subsidized phone business and offering the iPhone at a $600-$800 price. Cellphone makers do this elsewhere in the world. Does this mark the end of subsidized phones here in the US?
The UN's Meeting on ITU Governance of the Internet Hacked
A report by BBC the UN meeting where they are deciding how to govern internet in future was disrupted by hackers. Thje Hackers cut off shared drive access to docs. Does this fly in the face of the open internet -- rules for one, not the other and run counter to what hackers wish to achieve? And is it realistic for a single international agency to oversee the interent?
Netflix Gets Disney
Netflix is gaining rights to Disney Films - $350M a year. With 25 million US subscribers now, it works out to $1.17 per subscriber per month. That's a lot. Is this Netflix's second wind and will this allow Netflix to expand into original programming a la HBO and Showtime?
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where opinionated tech pundits gather around to discuss issues and news impacting technology and its users. This week we're joined by Anthony Ha from TechCrunch and Rick Bakas the VP of Marketing at PressPay and the founder of Bakas Media.
The Future of the Internet in Doubt?
In recent stories from the BBC and AllthingsD Google "... has warned that a forthcoming UN-organised conference threatens the "free and open internet"." Is this sensationalism from the search giant or is there more there claims of potential censorship of the Internet.
Silicon Valley: People Under 30yrs Old Only
Is age discrimination rampant in Silicon Valley? Well according to a story by Reuters' Sarah McBride it is! Does the Silicon Valley and Tech industry place too much emphasis on youth and "fresh" faces and ideas over experience?
Groupon in Trouble: Is Social Commerce Bubble About to Pop?
Social Commerce and Daily Deal sites were the hot new category in tech funding but with the recent discussions at Groupon over letting go CEO Andrew Mason and expectations that LivingSocial will layoff 400 US workers is the social commerce bubble about to pop?
Is Google Screwing You: New Microsoft Marketing Campaign Win or Fail?
In the never ending battle to gain market share Microsoft has launched Scroogled. A website designed to expose Google Shopping policy of make all their shopping results paid ads! Plus the site also includes Bing links at the bottom asking you to "Try Bing" and "Make Bing Your Homepage". Is this a desperate attempt to throw mud on a competitor or is Google becoming to big for its own good?
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show the recaps the week in tech news, with the tech experts. Today's guests are Myriam Joire, Senior Mobile Editor at Engadget and host of Engadget Mobile Podcast and Rob Sandie, founder and former CEO of web video pioneer Viddler and now CEO of new company Vid.io
Nokia Lumia 822 for Verizon hands-on (video) -- Engadget :
Microsoft Surface Skewers iPad Mini in Parody Ad :
Microsoft Surface: More profit per tablet than Apple's iPad? | PCWorld :
Virginians Cast Votes With Microsoft Surface Tablet :
Google Wallet Card Is Coming, Support Page Confirms :
Twitter Bots Fight It Out to See Who's the Most Human | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com : http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/11/twitterbots/
New Youtube design is cleaner, but a change - how will users react?
Fact: Nate Silver Predicts Election Outcome, Becomes Nerdy Chuck Norris | Underwire | Wired.com :
Obama Wins: How Chicago's Data-Driven Campaign Triumphed | TIME.com :
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Welcome to downLOADED, the show where we recap some of the top tech stories of the week. Today's guests were Nathan Oliverez- Giles, writer at Wired Digital and co-host of Gadget Lab, as well as Jonathan Schwartz, CEO of Carezone, and former CEO of Sun Microsystems and member of the board of Sun.
Paul Ceglia, who sued Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for half the company, arrested on charges he forged records: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57541140/paul-ceglia-who
Apple's Scott Forstall ousted over Maps apology: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57542297-37/apples-scott-f
Apple Shake-Up Could Lead to Design Shift: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/01/technology/apple-shake-up-
Hurricane Sandy Wipes Out 10 Percent of New York's Internet: http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2012/11/networks-go-dar
iPad Mini uses Samsung Processor: http://www.macnn.com/articles/12/11/01/borrows.tech.from.rev
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Today on downLOADED, Hermione Way of the upcoming Silicon Valley Startups reality show stops by to chat about all things tech. Hermione later clarifies the question a lot of people have been asking: Why Would Anyone Want To Star In A Reality TV Show About Silicon Valley?
A $99 Nexus tablet could spawn a new race to the bottom, but is it possible yet?
With Surface looming, Microsoft fails to explain Windows 8 vs. Windows RT to consumers
Apple rumored to acquire Color in 'done deal'
Uber, the smartphone app that helps cabbies and passengers find each other, folds in New York - NY Daily News
Google Reveals Data Center Secrets
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US Air Force's 1950s supersonic flying saucer declassified:
'iPad mini' likely to be Wi-Fi-only -- but revised 9.7in model will offer UK 4G:
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DIY hacker builds 20,000-volt Tesla coil lightning-blasting Nerf gun (Wired UK):
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