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This week: IE5 usage is down to five per cent. Who are is the five percent? Your grandparents. EA finally agrees to pay college athletes for using their name and likeness in video games…and announced they’re going to stop making video games about colleges. Win? And Apple Maps is telling people to drive out onto an airport runway. No, seriously, that’s the story. I don’t even need to put a joke here.
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MakeUseOf News You Can Use
- Android is watching you. By Chris Hoffman
- There’s some weird Post-It Evernote cross-branding happening, apparently.
- DaveP’s Weird and Wonderful Web is here! Check it out.
- Editorial: Using lightning to charge your phone seems like a bad idea, yet it happened.
- The NSA is using social networks to keep track of connections. Protip: so are your parents.
- Apple’s now the world’s most valuable brand, passing Coke. Google is second, Microsoft fifth and Samsung eight. Even Intel and IBM are up there, meaning half of the top ten are technology companies.
- Apple maps sends drivers across airport runway. No wonder they’re so well-loved.
- Designers rejoice! IE 5 usage is down to 5 per cent. Still absurdly high, but getting better.
- EA Sports agrees to pay college athletes $40 million for their likeness. It’s not clear how the millions will be split, however.
- Using infrared contact lenses to cheat at poker is crazy complicated, and you go to jail anyway.
- New California law lets kids scrub their online pasts, but does anything really go away on the web?
- Twitter launches emergency reports, which makes sense in the post TV world.
- Bang With Friends and Zynga make a deal. But is the new name a setup for another lawsuit?
- Stereotypes exist for a reason, apparently
- China to allow video game consoles.
And as always, we have plenty of topics and feedback from you, our loyal listeners.