Does the fourth amendment of the US constitution matter if you’re online? CISPA seems to suggest otherwise. Will this bill – officially hated by Reddit and other online communities yet supported by Facebook and AT&T – pass? Or will President Obama live up to his promise and veto the bill? That, along with the other big tech stories of the week, in the latest episode of Technophilia Technology Podcast.
Each week, three of MakeUseOf’s writers virtually get together to talk about the latest technology news and what they’ve been up to. We have a lot of fun doing this, because we usually don’t get a chance to talk to each other out loud – we live thousands of miles away from each other. We record our conversations and share them with the world – the result is Technophilia. It’s not officially part of MakeUseOf, but it’s an entertaining way to keep up with technology news.
This week, James lets you know why your website needs the Jetpack suite of WordPress tweaks. Justin uses Virtualboxes to download and test open-source operating systems. And Dave likes the UFC app for Xbox, and thinks every Xbox-owning UFC fan should check it out. James and Justin won’t.
- The Forth Ammendment Doesn’t Matter If You’re Online, apparently. Justin rants; James responds.
- Google Drive is here, and none of us have tried it yet.
- The TV premiere of Google Glass was disappointing. Perhaps this will be cool later.
- Some guy used Amazon Turk to power a camera that spits out descriptions, not pictures. Pretty eccentric use of an all-around awesome technology.
- The Kindle Fire makes up over half the Android Tablet Market. James says “told you so”; Justin says “did anyone ever disagree with your premise?”
- Microsoft Sells 70% of its AOL patents to Facebook. It seems Microsoft mainly didn’t want Google to have them.
- Nintendo posts first ever loss of $800 million. Ouch.