If you’re a power podcast user like me, you’ve probably found that iTunes doesn’t have the feature set you’re looking for in a podcatching client. That’s why I was thrilled to discover that myPodder, the client that goes with the online site Podcast Ready, now supports iPods. I was less than excited, though, when I … Continue reading Automating Podcasts using myPodder on an iPod
Finally, the big news has arrived from the Conversations Network (where I’m Senior Editor). The channels have now been split to fall under two separate umbrella groups: the Conversations Network and GigaVox Media. As of today, IT Conversations, plus two new channels – Open Source Conversations and the Podcast Academy – are part of GigaVox … Continue reading GigaVox and Two New Channels!
In last week’s Tech Watch, I talked about net neutrality – particularly the fear that some internet service providers might charge content providers extra to “guarantee” that their content is accessible. I didn’t mention the other boogeyman with respect to net neutrality – throttling. There is a concern is that ISPs will purposefully downgrade competing … Continue reading Net Neutrality 2
If DRM is doomed, what’s an artist to do? Try licensing your work. Check out the Creative Commons licensing scheme or wikipedia’s definition of “copyleft“. The Golden Hammer: Tech Watch is a proud member of Techpodcasts.com – if it’s tech, it’s here. Subscribe [?] to the feed using your podcatcher of choice; see the links … Continue reading Alternative Licenses – the Opposite of DRM
On June 15 & 16, 2006, Iâ€™ll be at Yahoo! in Santa Clara, CA at the third Podcast Academy. Iâ€™ll be meeting face to face with my co-consipirators at the Conversations Network, and giving a talk about how to make your podcast better by offering your audience more than just audio or video. Come say … Continue reading Podcast Academy 3
Anyone can be an author, videographer, photographer or audio star. So what? Social networks: mySpace Facebook Creator tools: WordPress Odeo Flickr YouTube OurMedia The Golden Hammer: Tech Watch is a proud member of Techpodcasts.com – if it’s tech, it’s here. Subscribe to the feed using your podcatcher of choice; see the links in the sidebar.
Via Slashdot, I learned that the X Prize Foundation is working on new challenges. Personally, I’m particularly thrilled & delighted about new ideas in automotives. X Prize foundner Peter Diamandis gets it right when he asks, “why do we still drive cars that use an internal combustion engine and only get 30 miles per gallon?” … Continue reading New X Prizes
Slashdot pointed me to a Popular Mechanics article on 15 Tech concepts we all should be aware of for 2006. The highlights for me are IPTV, micro fuel cells and mobile VoIP. I wonder about AJAX, satellite video and SPIT. AJAX, a web programming tool that makes web applications work more smoothly, is really very … Continue reading Tech for 2006 (them)
Do police need additional powers to combat crime on the internet? If so, does Canada’s proposed legislation, bill C74, the Modernization of Investigative Techniques Act, meet those needs. This week’s techwatch critically analyses bill c74 and the expansion of police powers to address internet crime. Guest Podcast by Steven Ensslen The Golden Hammer: Tech Watch … Continue reading C74, the Modernization of Investigative Techniques act