Holland passes a net neutrality law, Game of Thrones is the most pirated TV show in history and Google’s self-driving car is now legal in Nevada. All this, and thoughts about the importance of paying attention, in episode 20 of Technophilia: “That Ball Of Fat In Your Skull“.
MakeUseOf writers live all over the world. Every week, three of these 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 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: Justin wants you to know that what you pay attention to matters, because it ends up determining who you are. James and Dave discuss the things they’re paying attention to, but we want to hear from you. Let us know using Facebook or Twitter the things that matter most to you in life, and how you keep up with them. Does technology help or distract?
And, as always, the headlines.
- Holland passes a net neutrality law, making it only the second nation to do so after Chile.
- A trojan pretending to be the cops is asking for money. Don’t fall for this one, guys.
- Google’s self-driving car is now legal in Nevada, but all three hosts wish they could get one right now.
- A Kiwi ISP bypassed geo-IP restrictions out of the box, but of course The Man has since shut this down. Sorry New Zealand!
- “Game of Thrones” is on its way to becoming the most pirated series of all time. James talks about the shockingly high cost of watching Game of Thrones legally in England, and Justin reads his open letter to big media companies.
- Facebook is rolling out their own app store. Oh goody.
And, the gaming news.
- FPS shooter classic ‘Wolfenstein 3d’ was released as browser game for free.
- Dave watches 20 minutes of Borderland 2 gameplay footage and decides he’s going to get the game.
- It looks like Internet Explorer may finally be coming to Xbox 360. Seems a little late, but James declares he will never use it anyway.
Finally, Justin loves Evernote and also uses Evernote Clearly to read the web free of clutter. James doesn’t use anything that might make him productive.