Laura Sydell http://kgou.org en A Video Game Meant To Take Us Back To The Physical World http://kgou.org/post/video-game-meant-take-us-back-physical-world <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sv1wDdOxuM</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 27239 at http://kgou.org A Video Game Meant To Take Us Back To The Physical World Twitch Boosts A New Pro Category: Video Game Player http://kgou.org/post/twitch-boosts-new-pro-category-video-game-player It may not surprise you that Netflix uses more bandwidth at peak hours than any other company, followed by Google and Apple. No. 4 on the list, though, is Twitch.tv.<p><a href="http://www.twitch.tv/" target="_blank">Twitch</a> is a company devoted to live interactive broadcasting of people playing video games. It's helping to launch a new type of broadcast professional.<p>"I make a living attempting to beat video games on my show, and people watch," says Jayson Love. His stage name is Man, and his show is <a href="http://www.twitch.tv/manvsgame">Man vs. Game</a>. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 07:14:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 26576 at http://kgou.org Twitch Boosts A New Pro Category: Video Game Player Apple And Samsung Face Off In Court Again Over Patents http://kgou.org/post/apple-and-samsung-face-court-again-over-patents Each company claims the other one has swiped its patents. This time Apple is going after patents in the Android operating system that run Samsung's Galaxy S3. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:11:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 26266 at http://kgou.org No Sugar High For Wall Street: Candy Crush Maker's IPO Disappoints http://kgou.org/post/no-sugar-high-wall-street-candy-crush-makers-ipo-disapoints Candy Crush is played by trying to line up at least three of the same color of candies.<p>In February, an average of 144 million daily active users got sucked in to the challenge.<p>Candy Crush is one of more than 180 games made by King Digital Entertainment, and it alone brought in three-quarters of the company's revenue in the last quarter of 2013.<p>Roger Kay, president of research firm Endpoint Technologies Associates, says to a lot of investors, the game seemed like Farmville, the hit game by Zynga that Zynga can't seem to repeat.<p>"It's very difficult to replicate the alchemy of a great Thu, 27 Mar 2014 06:38:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 26029 at http://kgou.org No Sugar High For Wall Street: Candy Crush Maker's IPO Disappoints Goggles Bring Virtual Reality Closer To Your Living Room http://kgou.org/post/goggles-bring-virtual-reality-closer-your-living-room Going back to ancient times, the aim of storytellers has been to immerse us in an experience — of another place, time or point of view. This past week at the South by Southwest film, music and technology conferences in Austin, storytellers and great technologists showed off new ways to take us beyond cinema, or TV or even traditional video games. One of the most compelling experiences came via the <a href="http://www.oculusvr.com/">Oculus Rift</a>, a set of virtual reality goggles.<p>I had the opportunity to try the Oculus and experience a variety of possible uses. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:51:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 25283 at http://kgou.org Goggles Bring Virtual Reality Closer To Your Living Room Kickstarter Campaign Begins For Neil Young's Music Player http://kgou.org/post/kickstarter-campaign-begins-neil-youngs-music-player Amid the thousands promoting new music at this week's SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, one artist took to the stage Tuesday to promote a new way to hear it. Before a crowd at the Austin Convention Center, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15050998/neil-young" target="_blank">Neil Young</a> launched a Kickstarter campaign to support his long-planned high fidelity music player and online store, <a href="http://www.ponomusic.com/#home" target="_blank">Pono</a>.<p>Young was plainspoken as he explained what motivated him to develop a new digital music player. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:10:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 24994 at http://kgou.org Kickstarter Campaign Begins For Neil Young's Music Player Path To Television's Future May Be Paved In Virtual Reality http://kgou.org/post/path-televisions-future-may-be-paved-virtual-reality On display at South by Southwest is an attempt to create the future of storytelling. HBO is working with Oculus — maker of virtual reality goggles — to put the audience right into Game of Thrones. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:22:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 24868 at http://kgou.org Anti-Muslim Video Still Stirring Controversy In The Courtroom http://kgou.org/post/anti-muslim-video-still-stirring-controversy-courtroom Google intends to fight a court order to remove a controversial anti-Muslim video from YouTube in the U.S.<p>The company plans to file for a hearing before a full nine-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals after two of three judges on a smaller panel forced the company to take down the film, <em>Innocence of Muslims</em>, which <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/09/21/161528858/more-protests-in-muslim-nations-some-violence">caused uproar</a> in the Islamic world in 2012.<p>The battle in the U.S. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 08:04:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 24592 at http://kgou.org Anti-Muslim Video Still Stirring Controversy In The Courtroom A Win For Fair Use After Record Label, Copyright Lawyer Settle http://kgou.org/post/win-fair-use-after-record-label-picked-wrong-guy-sue An Australian record label that threatened to sue one of the world's most famous copyright attorneys for infringement has reached a settlement with him.<p>The settlement includes an admission that Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law School professor, had the right to use a song by the band Phoenix.<p>As <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/09/27/226834651/record-label-picks-a-fight-over-copyright-with-the-wrong-guy">we previously reported</a>, Lessig posted one of his lectures about the fair use of copyrighted work. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:33:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 24205 at http://kgou.org A Win For Fair Use After Record Label, Copyright Lawyer Settle iOS 6 Users Left In The Lurch After Security Flaw Discovered http://kgou.org/post/ios-6-users-left-lurch-after-security-flaw-discovered As has been widely reported, Apple recently <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/apples-security-bug-what-to-know-about-it-and-what-to-do-about-it/2014/02/24/b59404e4-9d59-11e3-9ba6-800d1192d08b_story.html">discovered a critical bug</a> in its iOS and OS systems. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:15:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 24065 at http://kgou.org iOS 6 Users Left In The Lurch After Security Flaw Discovered