Day: August 25, 2013

EFF, Lessig battling copyright takedowns

Oz record company’s DCMA notice in cross-hairs……

Google Breaks ChromeCast’s Ability To Play Local Content

sfcrazy writes “Bad news for all ChromeCast users who were thinking of being able to stream local content to their HD TVs. Google has pushed an update for ChromeCast which has broken support for third-party apps like AirCast (AllCast) which allow users to ‘stream’ local files from their devices to ChromeCast connected TV sets.”……

AFL looks to offer NBN services at football matches

If the Australian Labor government is re-election, the Australian Football League will look to provide Wi-Fi to fans at matches using the National Broadband Network (NBN)……

Chatter surfaces about ‘fast’ Apple A7 chip for iPhone 5S

Speculation is mounting about the rumored A7 processor in the iPhone 5S. Upshot: it’s faster, of course…….

Ostrich-Egg Globe Believed Oldest To Show New World

The National Post is carrying a report of an exciting discovery for cartographic historians: an ostrich-egg globe purchased last year at the London Map Fair is now believed to be the oldest to show any part of the New World. “In a lengthy essay published in the latest issue of The Portolan, the peer-reviewed journal…

Double trouble: Both Vine, Instagram suffer outages

What are the odds? Both services experience downtime Sunday afternoon…….

Coalition’s mobile coverage policy will ignite investment: Vodafone

Vodafone Australia’s CEO Bill Morrow has said that the Coalition’s policy to address mobile coverage blackspots is a small start but will encourage investment from industry…….

Nginx, the popular open-source Web server, goes commercial

Following in the footsteps of open-source companies like Red Hat and SUSE, Nginx’s developers are offering a commercial version of its flagship open-source program, the popular Nginx Web server…….

Meet the Programmer Behind Social Fixer

Ars Technica profiles Matt Kruse, the developer behind Social Fixer. “Social Fixer uses Javacript to modify Facebook’s interface. It gives you dozens of options for customizing how you see Facebook: you can separate updates into tabs, enable mouse-over image previews, change the layout, filter posts from your friends, give everything a theme and even hide…

Your sweat-inducing, heart-affecting (Apple hopes) Mac Pro ad

Now being shown in movie theaters, here’s how Apple wants you to feel excitement about its latest (and perhaps only) sexy new thing…….