Laura Sydell http://www.kplu.org en Using A 3-D Version Of Rodin's Hands To Understand Anatomy http://www.kplu.org/post/using-3-d-version-rodins-hands-understand-anatomy <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laStEasjJl4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnmnB9051Rk</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:20:22 +0000 Laura Sydell 17325 at http://www.kplu.org Using A 3-D Version Of Rodin's Hands To Understand Anatomy Reach For The Sky, YouTube: Music Service In Standoff http://www.kplu.org/post/reach-sky-youtube-music-service-standoff <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG6lTQNW04I</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:02:06 +0000 Laura Sydell 17042 at http://www.kplu.org Reach For The Sky, YouTube: Music Service In Standoff As Drones Fly In Cities And Yards, So Do The Complaints http://www.kplu.org/post/drones-fly-cities-and-yards-so-do-complaints The price of drones is dropping — a decent one could cost you $300 — but the reality of the devices flying around cities and neighborhoods doesn't sit well with a lot of Americans.<p>Are they just paranoid?<p>Three months ago, when Michael Kirschner and his wife purchased a new condo in San Francisco, they were not concerned about drones. Mon, 12 May 2014 21:21:47 +0000 Laura Sydell 16513 at http://www.kplu.org As Drones Fly In Cities And Yards, So Do The Complaints You Love The Cloud, But It May Not Be As Secure As You Think http://www.kplu.org/post/you-love-cloud-it-may-not-be-secure-you-think People are storing more and more stuff online: photos, music, personal documents — even books. The business of cloud storage is growing 30 percent a year, Forrester Research says. But if you're storing your digital belongings in the cloud, you should know you're giving up some rights.<p>A year ago, I talked to Kyle Goodwin about one of those scary computer moments — he was saving important videos from his business to an external hard drive.<p>"Right in the middle of a save, I knocked it off my coffee table and it hit the floor and it's destroyed," he said.<p>Goodwin was flipping out. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:59:02 +0000 Laura Sydell 16280 at http://www.kplu.org You Love The Cloud, But It May Not Be As Secure As You Think A Video Game Meant To Take Us Back To The Physical World http://www.kplu.org/post/video-game-meant-take-us-back-physical-world <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sv1wDdOxuM</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:22:40 +0000 Laura Sydell 16012 at http://www.kplu.org A Video Game Meant To Take Us Back To The Physical World No Sugar High For Wall Street: Candy Crush Maker's IPO Disappoints http://www.kplu.org/post/no-sugar-high-wall-street-candy-crush-makers-ipo-disappoints 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 14:08:04 +0000 Laura Sydell 15370 at http://www.kplu.org No Sugar High For Wall Street: Candy Crush Maker's IPO Disappoints Goggles Bring Virtual Reality Closer To Your Living Room http://www.kplu.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 19:02:44 +0000 Laura Sydell 14917 at http://www.kplu.org Goggles Bring Virtual Reality Closer To Your Living Room Kickstarter Campaign Begins For Neil Young's Music Player http://www.kplu.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 17:02:47 +0000 Laura Sydell 14753 at http://www.kplu.org Kickstarter Campaign Begins For Neil Young's Music Player A Win For Fair Use After Record Label, Copyright Lawyer Settle http://www.kplu.org/post/win-fair-use-after-record-label-copyright-lawyer-settle 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 18:02:10 +0000 Laura Sydell 14266 at http://www.kplu.org A Win For Fair Use After Record Label, Copyright Lawyer Settle iOS 6 Users Left In The Lurch After Security Flaw Discovered http://www.kplu.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 17:21:59 +0000 Laura Sydell 14116 at http://www.kplu.org iOS 6 Users Left In The Lurch After Security Flaw Discovered In The Digital Era, Hit Songs Aren't Everything http://www.kplu.org/post/digital-era-hit-songs-arent-everything <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oozQ4yV__Vw</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:06:46 +0000 Laura Sydell 13623 at http://www.kplu.org In The Digital Era, Hit Songs Aren't Everything That's Just Like 'Her': Could We Ever Love A Computer? http://www.kplu.org/post/thats-just-her-could-we-ever-love-computer The film <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/12/16/251625458/spike-jonze-opens-his-heart-for-her">Her</a>, about a man who falls in love with his computerized personal assistant, has been nominated for <a href="http://oscar.go.com/nominees">five Oscars</a> including best picture. It takes place at an unspecified time in the future when computer voices sound like Scarlett Johansson instead of Siri. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 22:04:24 +0000 Laura Sydell 13478 at http://www.kplu.org That's Just Like 'Her': Could We Ever Love A Computer? What Bill Gates' New Role Could Mean For Microsoft http://www.kplu.org/post/what-bill-gates-new-role-could-mean-microsoft Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is stepping down as chairman of its board and into a new role, which the company is calling "technology adviser." The change comes as a new CEO — Satya Nadella — <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/04/271407768/microsoft-picks-insider-nadella-as-ceo-gates-takes-new-role">takes the helm</a>. Gates says he will actually be spending a little more time at Microsoft. Microsoft watchers say if he manages his new role well, it will be good for the company.<p>Gates is certainly the visionary who turned Microsoft into a software juggernaut. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 23:21:49 +0000 Laura Sydell 13287 at http://www.kplu.org What Bill Gates' New Role Could Mean For Microsoft Small Cinemas Struggle As Film Fades Out Of The Picture http://www.kplu.org/post/small-cinemas-struggle-film-fades-out-picture Cinema owners who don't have a digital projector in their movie house can't show Paramount Pictures' latest release: <em>The Wolf of Wall Street</em>. This year Paramount <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/01/26/266515266/paramount-cuts-film-giving-the-starring-role-to-digital">became the first big studio</a> to distribute a major release in the U.S. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:39:56 +0000 Laura Sydell 13072 at http://www.kplu.org Small Cinemas Struggle As Film Fades Out Of The Picture Retailers Can Wait To Tell You Your Card Data Have Been Compromised http://www.kplu.org/post/retailers-can-wait-tell-you-your-card-datas-been-compromised You might think that retailers have to let you know right away if they get hacked and someone steals your account information.<p>But recent disclosures by Target and Neiman Marcus that their networks were hacked, and data about their consumers were stolen, have raised questions about how quickly merchants need to alert their customers.<p>In the case of Neiman Marcus, the company may have had evidence of a breach as far back as July. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 21:54:03 +0000 Laura Sydell 12830 at http://www.kplu.org Retailers Can Wait To Tell You Your Card Data Have Been Compromised