Archive | November, 2011

Spotify’s Big Announcement Ruins Everything — Eric Mack’s Ranting Roundup for 11/30/11

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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.
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Apple Siri: ACLU Says Siri Avoids Abortion Questions

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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. […]
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YouTube Analytics: Available Today,Talking Babies and All

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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 promises YouTube Analytics will be a big step up from Insights in terms of report detail and so on. We'll see! gs.
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Spotify: Announces New API, Rolling Stone’s Jann Wenner Shows Off Edit, Ticketing App

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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.
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Cancer: How Cancerous Cells Escape Drug Attack (The Scientist)

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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
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Smartphone College Habit: How Bad Is It?

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You think college students are joined at the ear with their smartphones. Daddy, you ain't seen nothin' yet.
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Facebook, the FTC and Privacy: A Love Story — Ranting Roundup with Eric Mack

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In today's ranting roundup of tech news, Eric Mack recalls a "private" love story between the Federal Trade Commission and Facebook.
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HP Printer Fire Flap: Hackers Can’t Explode Printers, HP Says in a Statement

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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 […]
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Videogame Orchestra IGC: What a Performance

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Yes, it's the videogame orchestra.
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NASA and Santa: The Perfect Joint Development Agreement

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This video will prove to you and your kids, if you have any, that NASA and Santa are in one amazing JDA.
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