Spotify had a global press event to announce a “new direction” today. aNewDomain Editor Eric Mack was very excited… until he actually heard the news. He vents in today’s ranting roundup.
Archive | November, 2011
Ask Siri for drugs, liquor or hookers, and you’ll get a funny if not danged near accurate answer. It’s uncanny. Ask the Apple iOS 5 voice recognition (VR) assistant where the nearest abortion clinic is and Siri, says the ACLU, draws a blank. Or sends you to a pregnancy crisis center. I confirmed these results. Odd. […]
Google announced its YouTube Analytics tool today, available immediately. In its announcement, it placed special emphasis on this viral YouTube video — the Talking Twin Babies, viewed 10 million times in the US and 20 million outside US. YouTube Analytics immediately replaces the YouTube Insight service many video sites rely on to analyze traffic. Google […]
You know you’re hip when Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner shows up at your API announcement. Wenner, at left, with Spotify CEO Ek, at today’s Spotify API announcement in New York City. Free music from Spotify’s new US service is all the rage — it’s a good year for Spotify.
Cancerous cells are surprisingly savvy at sneaking past the best poison and radiations throw at them. Here’s a look at how they might escape. Image credit: Creative Commons License
You think college students are joined at the ear with their smartphones. Daddy, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
In today’s ranting roundup of tech news, Eric Mack recalls a “private” love story between the Federal Trade Commission and Facebook.
Hewlett-Packard has issued a statement in response to government-funded research findings from Columbia University, which has reported a flaw in HP printers that enables hackers to access them, attack the network they’re on, or even overheat printers until they explode. The statement derides the findings and upcoming report as “sensational.” The Columbia researchers told HP and […]
Yes, it’s the videogame orchestra.
This video will prove to you and your kids, if you have any, that NASA and Santa are in one amazing JDA.