We're stealing lines from "Love, Actually" today, because Natali can quote it by heart when it's super a propos to a guy very disturbingly embedding a camera in the back of his own head. Ew. But hey, it's art! Also, Twitter says it's not suppressing Wikileaks as a trending topic--although it's a trending topic in our show. And AT&T is the worst carrier in America, says Consumer Reports. Hey, at least we didn't say it this time. --Molly
Ep. 1364: It's not funny, it's art
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Facebook rolls out new profile pages
Google finally spills the beans on Nexus S, coming Dec. 16 on T-Mobile
Introducing the Nexus S, with Gingerbread
Groupon rejects Google
Google launches e-books store today
Lance Ulanoff: “Google Books’ collection of Technology & Engineering books is puzzling, to say the least.”
Chrome event Dec. 7; Chrome store?
Or barely baked Chrome OS?
OnLive and Vizio talking movie subscriptions
Is Twitter censoring Wikileaks-related tweets or messing with the trend algorithm?
Latest on Wikileaks: PayPay out, Assange on the run, mirrors springing up everywhere
Wikileaks shows U.S. entertainment industry wrote Spain’s new copyright law
CR rates AT&T worst – by a mile.
Mac app store to open December 13?
Limewire will officially shut down
Square Enix unveils new ‘Tomb Raider’
Back to the Future game trailer
Facebookers changing profile pics to cartoon characters
PlayStation phone (Zeus) revealed (again), for real this time
Art Prof Lets World Peer Through His Surgically Embedded 3rd Eye
Pentax combines a camera with a robot for a shocking pile of ugliness
First privately owned spacecraft gearing up for orbit
High School Coach Saves Player’s Life With $1.99 iPhone App
This entry at cheezburger-failblog combines missed connections and the TSA:
Stephen in Canada
Since Friday, we Brazilians can finally buy an iPad here… or not. Right after it became available here in S?o Paulo, Brazil, a large electronics chain that was selling the device was served with a legal action from Transform, a company that sells a defibrilator that’s named iPad and registered the name back in 2007. Transform picked Fast Shop (the chain) because of its size but apparently they intend to go after anyone who tries to sell iPads.
Link to the news article (in Brazilian Portuguese, sorry): http://g1.globo.com/tecnologia/noticia/2010/12/no-dia-do-lancamento-seis-ipad-sao-apreendidos-em-loja-de-sao-paulo.html
Love the show!
With all of this vitriol going on over Vampire Weekend’s selling out to advertising, it’s quite comical that the hipsters aren’t even noticing what Apple is doing to The Beatles. The new iTunes ads, featuring still shots and original Beatles music show the Apple logo just as long as they do iTunes. It begs the question: is Apple trying to sell Beatles music (an agreement that was met with a big meh), or is Apple _using_ the Beatles to sell Apple’s family of products. Too, the line between Apple records and Apple computer/iTunes gets even further blurred when a youngster looks at an old Beatles lp or cd and sees “”Apple Records”". Was that by design or a complete coincidence?
Would the band have ever gone for this kind of manipulation of their art? Doubtful. It’s just even more interesting that the hipsters tying Vampire Weekend to the stake haven’t even noticed all of this.
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