Weekend tech reading: Ending the Internet's trench warfare

By on March 21, 2010, 1:07 PM
Ending the Internet's trench warfare Imagine that for $33 a month you could buy Internet service twice as fast as what you get from Verizon or Comcast, bundled with digital high-definition television, unlimited long distance and international calling to 70 countries and wireless Internet connectivity for your laptop or smartphone throughout much of the country. The NY Times

Smoking guns, dark secrets aplenty in YouTube-Viacom filings Court documents in the $1 billion lawsuit between Viacom and YouTube were unsealed today, finally shedding some light on key questions: did Viacom have "smoking gun" evidence that YouTube was deliberately profiting from 62,637 Viacom clips that were watched more than 507 million times on the site? Ars Technica

Internet piracy taking big toll on jobs A study into Internet piracy by a Paris-based consultancy published on Wednesday showed that 1.2 million jobs in the European Union could be lost over the next five years if more is not done to clamp down on illegal downloading. Reuters

AMD working on another Phenom II X6 According to a roadmap snatched by the guys over at ati-forum.de, AMD is preparing yet another Thuban Phenom II X6 CPU that should come sometime in Q3. Fudzilla

Wrapsol Ultra Film protects phones when they're dragged behind a car at 35MPH The makers of Wrapsol Ultra adhesive film wanted to prove how well their product protects gadgets. So they took an innocent Nokia, wrapped it up like a sandwich, and dragged it behind a car at 35 miles per hour. Ouch. Gizmodo

Report: Memory card exposed 3,000 phones to virus Vodafone has discovered that malware found on several HTC Magic phones it distributed came from the memory cards, which were shipped in about 3,000 HTC and other phones, according to a published report. CNET




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PanicX PanicX, TechSpot Ambassador, said:

"Internet piracy taking a big toll on jobs"

Read the article. No references in place for the conclusion derived.

This article explains why.

[link]

Technochicken Technochicken, TechSpot Paladin, said:

That Wrapsol video was a complete failure. You can see at the end when they are examining it, at 2:40, that the phone has actually split apart. For a moment you can even see the backside of the green PCB in there.

Thompson said:

@ NYT Article:

QQ More, look at Australian internet then cry your little eye out about American internet, shut your damn face NYT snobs.

skitzo_zac skitzo_zac, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Thompson said:

@ NYT Article:

QQ More, look at Australian internet then cry your little eye out about American internet, shut your damn face NYT snobs.

Not the most constructive comment ever Thompson. But the state of internet accesss in Australia is generally worse than it is in the USA. However the government here have their NBN (National Broadband Network) scheme thing going. So hopefully in a couple of years we here in Australia should be up their with some of the better connected countries.

Puiu Puiu said:

I'm glad that for about 15-20 dollars i can get 10+ Mbps in my country with no caps or other restrictions.

At work i can get as much as 5MBps when downloading. (that's MB not Mb). I'm not sure but i think it costs about 500$ to get this kind of fiber optics in your house.

NeoFlux said:

That Wrapsol video was a complete failure. You can see at the end when they are examining it, at 2:40, that the phone has actually split apart. For a moment you can even see the backside of the green PCB in there.

Thats a battery cover that was taken off by the sticky wrapsol...

bigclick said:

IMAGINE that for $33 a month you could buy Internet service twice as fast as what you get from Verizon or Comcast, bundled with digital high-definition television, unlimited long distance and international calling to 70 countries and wireless Internet connectivity for your laptop or smartphone throughout much of the country. That's what you can buy in France, and similar speeds and prices are available in other countries with competitive markets.

I'm imaginating as hard as I can and I can't imagine anything below 69.99. And that's pretty hazey.

bigclick said:

Viacom? Give me a break. They post to uTube when it suits them and gets angry if you do it "for" them. I've had clips of clips taken down due to Viacom protest. You'd think they wanted exposure. But nOooo...

Relic Relic, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Thompson said:

@ NYT Article:

QQ More, look at Australian internet then cry your little eye out about American internet, shut your damn face NYT snobs.

Excuse me? So because your country is worse off regarding the internet no one else can complain about there poor service? Give me a break...the NYT article was on point regarding the US and its dismal services. If you have a problem with yours go raise awareness of it and stop foolishly bashing others.

compdata compdata, TechSpot Paladin, said:

PanicX said:

"Internet piracy taking a big toll on jobs"

Read the article. No references in place for the conclusion derived.

This article explains why.

[link]

I agree with freedom of speech, but it is very difficult to get a straight answer on who is paying for certain studies and research - which almost always has an influence on the outcome :-p Thanks for the extra link.

megrawab said:

Report: Memory card exposed 3,000 phones to virus Vodafone has discovered that malware found on several HTC Magic phones it distributed came from the memory cards, which were shipped in about 3,000 HTC and other phones, according to a published report.

Why are they selling this kinds of memort card... I thought phones are very less capable of having a virus...

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