Sunday, 21 October 2007

September

Internet:
‘Vernacular Web 2.0’, by Olia Lialina – a great, easy-to-read article on the evolution of amateur web design and the value system of online presentation: http://www.contemporary-home-computing.org/vernacular-web-2/


Television:
The Royal television Society warns of the loss of younger viewers in huge numbers and its implications for the industry. (It’s amazing that this is news to the industry. For the post-war generation it’s difficult to believe that TV won’t be the single dominant medium in the future but it’s already been replaced for our students by mobile phones and the net. TV will survive but as a content not a form: as one option in an array of digital entertainments that might be watched across a range of digital platforms such as phones, ‘TVs’, PCs etc. (30th Sept): http://media.guardian.co.uk/broadcast/story/0,,2180051,00.html


Internet:
An article on Perez Hilton who runs a celebrity gossip blog with 2.6m visitors a month (30th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,2180447,00.html


Politics:
An article on how mobile phones and the internet are being used to reveal the truth to the world about the Government crackdown on the protesters in Burma (29th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/burma/story/0,,2179801,00.html The junta tried to shut down all internet and phone links to the outside world after the public used these to spread information globally (27th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/burma/story/0,,2177667,00.html see also (26th Sept): http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/7012984.stm


Print:
On the British Library’s plans to digitise and make available online more than 100 000 previously unavailable books (28th Sept): http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7018210.stm


Mobile Phones:
Apple iPhone warning proves true – new software updates disable phones that have been unlocked by users who want to decide which network to use them with (28th Sept): http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7017660.stm


Video Games:
An article asking whether single-player gaming is running out of steam, with the success of online gaming and virtual worlds (27th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/sep/27/guardianweeklytechnologysection.it


Internet:
Ofcom opens the way for up to 10 times faster broadband connections in the UK (27th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/sep/27/1


Mobile Phones / Internet:
An article on how Japan is leading the way with the mobile internet and mobile applications (27th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/sep/27/guardianweeklytechnologysection.mobilephones


Television:
The fall-out of the TV scandals continues… GMTV fined a record £2m by Ofcom for the systematic deception of 25m viewers who spent up to £35m on phone-in competitions they couldn’t win (27th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,2177639,00.html


Internet/Privacy:
Two young tennis players are suspended from the Lawn Tennis Association after photographs they posted on the social networking site, Bebo, are discovered. They are punished for breaching the contract that requires them to behave ‘professionally’ (26th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,2177017,00.html


Cinema/Science Fiction:
Wired magazine’s full interview with Ridley Scott about Blade Runner (26th Sept): http://www.wired.com/entertainment/hollywood/magazine/15-10/ff_bladerunner_full


Video Games:
On the launch of Halo 3 in the UK (26th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/sep/26/games.news


Television:
The premium rate phone services company that ran GMTV’s phone-in competitions is fined £250k by ICTIS, a record fine and the maximum allowed (25th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,2176347,00.html


Internet:
An article on the economics of broadband in Britain and the question of who will pay to maintain its speed (25th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/sep/25/news


Television
An article on the HD revolution and how it might save TV (24th Sept): http://media.guardian.co.uk/broadcast/story/0,,2175442,00.html


Television:
ITV’s flagship current affairs programme, Tonight With Trevor McDonald, comes under attack for the way they represented a poor estate. Their programme showed Ann Widdecombe aggressively confronting young residents, leading to complaints about the tactics used to get a story. The residents themselves hired a film-maker, made their own version of their story and posted their 10 minute documentary, Beyond the Hoodie, on Youtube. Once again, new media can empower the individual against Big Media itself (23rd Sept): http://media.guardian.co.uk/broadcast/story/0,,2175158,00.html


Television:
Blue Peter apologises on air for misleading viewers about the name of their cat and unveils a new cat named after the public’s preferred choice, ‘Cookie’ (26th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,2177020,00.html The story had broken on a week earlier after the viewer deception had been discovered (20th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,2172711,00.html


Internet:
A leading P2P subverter sees thousands of emails leaked onto the net after an employee’s Gmail account was hacked. Media Defender’s emails have been spread by Torrentfreak, detailing the tricks being used by the company (20th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/sep/20/guardianweeklytechnologysection.piracy


Security:
An article on the future of antivirus software (20th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/sep/20/guardianweeklytechnologysection.spam


Internet:
‘Don’t tase me bro’’ becomes the latest viral vid on Youtube (19th Sept): http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2007/09/dont-tase-me-br.html


Mobile Phones:
An article on the rise of Carphone Warehouse (19th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/sep/19/mobilephones.apple


Mobile Phones:
An article on web access fears in the UK for the new iPhone (19th Sept):
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/sep/19/apple.ipod


Economics:
The European Appeal Court makes a landmark ruling throwing out Microsoft’s appeal against a March 2004 EU decision to fine it a record E497m (£345m) and force it to share information about its Windows operating system with its rivals (18th Sept): http://business.guardian.co.uk/story/0,,2171345,00.html


Mobile Phones:
O2 wins the UK Apple iPhone contract, but at a price (17th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/sep/17/mobilephones.apple


Internet:
An article about the legal battleground in the blogosphere (17th Sept): http://media.guardian.co.uk/medialaw/story/0,,2170954,00.html


Law:
An article on the problems posed for traditional copyright law by new digital technologies (17th Sept): http://media.guardian.co.uk/medialaw/story/0,,2170953,00.html


Music:
Prince, fresh from giving away his music in a newspaper, announces he is to take legal action against a number of websites (including Youtube and ebay) for encouraging copyright infringement (14th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/sep/14/1


Internet:
The TV veterans behind shows such as Thirtysomething announce they are launching a web-based show, hoping to find freedom online that is lacking in broadcast networks. Quarterlife will debut on Myspace on 11th November (14th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,2168977,00.html


Mobile Phones:
There is a hint of cancer risk after ten years mobile phone use according to new research (13th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2007/sep/13/mobilephones.health


Music:
An article on how HMV is updating itself to remain profitable on the high-street (13th Sept): http://business.guardian.co.uk/story/0,,2167752,00.html


Print/Mobile Phones:
UK ‘Lad’s Mag’ FHM is found guilty of a breach of the Press Complaints Commission code for publishing a topless picture of a 14 year-old girl without her consent. The case highlights the rise in UGC in print media, using reader-submitted material to increase sales figures. The magazine argued it received around 1200 pictures a week from or on behalf of women and had no reason to believe the girl was that young or the photo had been taken without her consent. (The figure of 1200 pictures submitted a week, often by women themselves, is a sad one, confirming Ariel Levy’s claims about the complicity of women in ‘raunch culture’ in her book Female Chauvinist Pigs) (12th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,2166976,00.html See also Decca Aitkenhead’s excellent commentary on these submissions (13th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,2167736,00.html


Mobile Phones:
On Vodaphone’s plans to compete with the iPhone this Christmas with a competing mobile music service (11th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/sep/11/apple.mobilephones


Internet:
Up-to-date Google earth images are being used by computer users to search for the remains of Steve Fossett’s plane which went missing on September 3rd. The ‘long tail’ of net users is deployed in the hunt (11th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,2166330,00.html


Internet:
Facebook and social networking are costing businesses over £130m a day, according to one study (11th Sept): http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6989100.stm


Science:
New digital 3D images are used to give early warnings about genetic disorders in children (10th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2007/sep/10/2


Print:
On the survival of the Sunday newspaper (10th Sept): http://media.guardian.co.uk/mediaguardian/story/0,,2165620,00.html


Television/Internet:An article on clashes about media rights at the Rugby World Cup as the latest in a series of battles over online coverage of major sports (10th Sept): http://media.guardian.co.uk/mediaguardian/story/0,,2165604,00.html


Music:
Apple unveils the new iPod ‘touch’, with haptic interface (6th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/sep/06/9


Internet/Economics:
An article discussing Don Tapscott’s new book, Wikinomics (5th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/sep/05/news.netrich


Security:
An article on how Chinese hackers have targeted Whitehall’s information systems, as well as those if other western powers. Information warfare is here… (5th Sept): http://www.guardian.co.uk/china/story/0,,2162568,00.html See also: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/sep/05/hacking.internet


Internet:
An opinion piece on blogging and its critics (29th Aug): http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,2157924,00.html


Music:
Articles on the 25th anniversary of the CD and the history of its development (17th Aug): http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6950845.stm and http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6950933.stm


Internet:
Lawrence Lessig on Lucasfilm’s plans to enable Star Wars fans to remix video clips with their own work … and the dark forces of the copyright restrictions they include (12th July): http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/11/AR2007071101996.html

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