This week Edward Snowden continued his global quest to evade American authorities, but the Internet was more concerned with another search: a red panda escaped from the DC zoo! Microsoft did a 180 on the Xbox One, going back to 360-era rules on used games. If you followed that sentence, congratulations: you’re a gamer. And North and South Korea are at war, virtually speaking.
All this, and an artist whose song was played one million times on Pandora got a sixteen dollar check from the service, on today’s episode of Technophilia. I hope you’ll join us, live, using the chatroom below, or by subscribing on iTunes.
MUO News roundup, featuring news you can make use of right now:
- We’re part of MakeUseOf!
- Feedly’s IFTTT channel is now up. Service no longer requires a browser extension. by Justin Pot
- Twitter notifies you when you some favorites a tweet that mentions you. by Justin Pot
- AOL launches a Google Reader replacement. by Yaara Lancet
- Google Improves Local Search by Dave LeClair
And here are the technology headlines that have us talking this week:
- Microsoft does a 180 on the XBoxOne, going back to its 360 rules when it comes to use games. Confused yet?
- Red Panda escapes from zoo, captivates entire Internet. Don’t worry: they found him.
- “You don’t have the right to be forgotten”, says EU Advocate General.
- Leaked memo shows how cops are allowed to see your SnapChat history.
- Korea’s at war! Well, cyber war anyway. If this replaces war outright I think humanity is doing okay.
- Pandora is installed in 2.5 million cars. What?
- Song is played on Pandora 1 million times, artist David Clowery gets $16.89
- Microsoft is pushing Bing in Schools. Ad-free version for students.
- Facebook bug exposes the data of 6 million accounts. Lock down you stuff.
- Linking to something in an email? There’s a patent for that.
- Ghostery helps advertisers who “Support” them.
What we’ve been up to:
We are hosting a giveaway of the Wikipad on MakeUseOf, and Dave has been playing with it!
We also talk about the stories submitted by you, the listeners of Technophilia. Make sure to add your own feedback for next week’s episode!