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The Beatles on Streaming Services and HD Videos

POSTED ON December 28th  - POSTED IN classic rock, music, news, Opinion, rock, videos

The Beatles on HD and Streaming Services

Wordmark of The Beatles, originally painted di...

Wordmark of The Beatles, originally painted directly on drum by Erwin Ross, Hamburg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am a Beatles fan. I have been since I was a small child. I actually remember the day Abbey Road was released. I was six years old. What was big news then is now history.

In case you missed it, they made what I believe will be, perhaps not historic, but at the least a milestone release on Christmas Eve. In the video below, a short 35-second mix of various Fab Four hits, announces that The Beatles are now available on nine streaming music services. (Source)

The Beatles are now streamable at:

  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • Google Play
  • Amazon Prime Music
  • Tidal
  • Deezer
  • Microsoft Groove
  • Napster/Rhapsody
  • Slacker Radio

In case you noticed that Pandora and iHeart are not on the list, it is because The Beatles have always been available on those services.  Tech Times has more details about why.

I think this is pretty awesome news. I also discovered that they have released many HD videos as well. I am going to share one of my favorites below and there will be a link to the Open Culture article which has many more videos at the bottom of this post.

The article at Open Culture also goes into how John, Paul, George and Ringo were ahead of their time. Obviously, these videos were not made any time recent.  While a few other bands in that era did movies and videos, The Beatles and The Monkees were likely the most progressive regarding what we now call “music videos”.  Most other videos of the time were more like documentaries or simply concert videos. Hopefully, more and more “main-stream” artist will get with the new media order and embrace what the listeners want and not treat new technology like a mobster.

The Beatles – Revolution


More Videos at Open Culture

2014.09.22 – TNN – Tech News

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Indie Nation Tech News

Tech Net News and Opinion

Monday Night News

This is the Tech News portion of our news show here at indienation.fm.  If you wish to listen to the full two hour show it posted earlier.

We would also like to remind the listeners that we encourage listener participation through chat, comments and you are welcome to actually join us on the air. We do the show live almost every Monday from 8-10 PM DST. To find out how to join us on the air, contact us via our chat room on the Listen Page.

2014.09.22 – Tech Net News and Opinion

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2014.09.22 – Tech Net News and Opinion

Tech Net News and Opinion

Monday Night News

We opened this week’s show with Titanic and Cape Cod Girls from the album Choice Cuts by Water Street Bridge. You can find out more about this band by listening to the interview at the end of the newscast or by checking out the individual posting of the interview on Indie Nation. Join Brian and Lumpy as they discuss some Walking Dead spoilers and rumors, Google news in general, drones vs Star Wars and more in tech and science news. We would also like to remind the listeners that we encourage listener participation through chat, comments and you are welcome to actually join us on the air.  To find out how to join us on the air, contact us via our chat room on the Listen Page.

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Walking Dead News

  • First off, the season premier is 12 October
  • Season 5 Episode 2 – Another character from the comic, Father Gabriel.
    •  Carol is supposedly back at the end of the premier
  • FYI – Lumpy did check, Walking Dead Season  Marathon begins on 6 October
  • The Air Herald reports that there will be a spin off
  • There is talk about Beth, it seem that a trailer gave that and a few other things away

Closing Tunes

We closed with a few more tracks from Water Street Bridge:

  • Pay Me/Iko
  • Zombie Jamboree
  • Lumpy’s Interview with them at Gen Con 2014

Through Gamer Goggles News (TGGN) 4-9-2012

POSTED ON April 11th  - POSTED IN android, Apple, Entertainment, games, Gaming, Hardware, iphone, Through Gamer Goggles
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In this episode of Through Gamer Goggles News we featured the music of Jonathan Coulton.

From KICKSTARTER

THERE BE MONSTERS

“Map Monsters is a free-to-play location-based adventure game designed by the venerable Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering, Schizoid, King of Tokyo, and many other fantastic video and analog games.”

The Article includes a back story on the game before going on to gameplay.

The game uses location via GPS devices. Unlike other games the GPS device will be a secondary mechanic. In other words travel isn’t necessary, but those that do will progress quicker.

The world is the map

Virtual world travel, players will be allowed to travel the world from their living room.

You never know what you will find when you explore a new location.

Items will have a scarcity, or a rarity. Some items will be abundant in areas forcing players to travel in order to trade.

Players will be able to build mileposts, mines, and farms.

Create friends to trade with and use their roads and more.

It will be available for Ipad and I phone 1st.

The will be funded if they can find enough contributors to reach 40k.

More info at Bodsix

Bodsix on facebook

2012.02.27 – Tech Net News and Opinion – Episode 011

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We started tonight’s show off with some music from the wonderful Polina Kourakina.

We played:

  • Dance With Me
  • Not Done Dancing Yet
  • Liquor and Wine

You can find Polina Kourakina at:
Polina’s Web Site
Facebook
You can buy her music at:

You can buy her CD at CD Baby:

Wikileaks Pairs with Anonymous to Publish Intelligence Firm’s Dirty Laundry

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In a recent story, wired.com has announced that Anonymous and Wikileaks will be working together to release 5 million e-mails that were retrieved from servers at Strafor, a private intelligence firm.  Anonymous states that releasing this information on Wikileaks will allow for sifting through the mass of e-mails more efficiently.  In a statement from Stratfor, they claim that the e-mails should not publicly embarrass the company.

Our next news article came from Arstechnica.com

FBI turns off 3,000 GPS trackers after Supreme Court ruling

Andrew Weissmann, the general counsel for the FBI, announced that they are switching off thousands of GPS devices that are used for surveillance after the recent Supreme Court decision this past month.  The recent ruling states that GPS devices attached to the underbody of a car require a valid warrant.  The FBI is developing new guidelines in how they will use these devices.

Plesk control panel bug left FTC sites (and thousands more) exposed to Anons

A very serious vulnerability has been found in versions of Parallels Plesk Control Panel software.  This is very troubling due to the fact that this is one of the most popular control panel software programs currently available.  The vulnerability allows a hacker to make significant changes to user accounts and files.  This allows them to gain root access and install custom software.  Anyone that uses Plesk and does not keep their control panel up to date on a regular basis is encouraged to upgrade to the most recent micro-patch of your available version.

We went to some music by The Hush Now

  • Cameraphone
  • Sitting on a Slow Clock
  • The Glow

You can find The Hush Now at:
Myspace
Facebook
Twitter
Mevio’s Music Alley

Google sells off Clearwire stake for $47 million

Cnet.com reports that Google recently sold off their $47 million dollar stake in Clearwire.  Google has not made a public statement on why they have decided to unload Clearwire, but, the huge losses Clearwire has been seeing in recent years might be an indicator.  Clearwire is hoping that the 5,000 LTE sites it plans on having operational mid next year will change their current course.

Google Aims to Offer Kansas City TV

Google

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The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Google, Inc. has applied in the past week to provide video service to residents of Kansas City, Missouri.  This sets the stage for Google offering a Cable-TV like service in addition to the high-speed internet service they plan on marketing later this year. This would place Google into competition with satellite and cable TV providers.  They are looking to launch this TV service in the coming months.

Google, Apple sued over Street View Technology

According to CNET, a recent lawsuit has been filed against Google and Apple stating that they infringed on a patent filed in mid-2003.  The patent covers an interactive system for displaying detailed view and direction in panoramic images.  The law suit claims that Google’s street view product is in violation and that Google and Apple were both aware of this before releasing their Street View product.  The company filing the suit is named PanoMap Technologies and they don’t even have a website.

Then, we had music from Beatnik Turtle
We played:

  • How Did I Google This?

You can find Beatnik Turtle at:
Beatnikturtle.com
Myspace
Twitter
The song of the day.com

Then, we played some music by Tom Smith:

  • Cruisin’ For Chicks On Google Maps

You can find Tom Smith at:
Tom Smith Online.com
Mevio’s Music Alley
Tom Smith at The FuMP.com

Then we had some more music by Beatnik Turtle

  • Beatnik Turtle – On Her Blog
  • Beatnik Turtle – Cube Farm

Buckyball Solids Found In Space

Extragalactic Space Balls

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Last year, scientists found gaseous clouds of buckyballs.  Astronomers have now discovered these carbon balls in solid form about 6,500 light-years from earth.  Buckyballs are microscopic spheres where 60 carbon atoms are arranged with alternating patterns of hexagons and pentagons in a football like pattern.  This makes the structures incredibly strong and perfect for making superconducting materials, medicines, water purification systems, and armor.  The particles they have discovered are miniscule and are much thinner than the width of a human hair.

Faster-Than-Light Neutrino Results May Be Due to Bad Cables

This one comes from wired.com.  In past broadcasts, we discussed tests that claimed to have sent neutrinos faster than the speed of light.  This, however, seems to not be due to a scientific breakthrough, but, due to bad cabling.  The issue they detected was a faulty fiber optic connection that brought the GPS signal to the experiment’s master clock.  This caused the GPS to provide the wrong timestamps during the synchronization between events.  The OPERA collaboration is looking to perform new measurements of the neutrino velocity as soon as they continue operations in March.
Then, we played some music from Chris Ayer. 
We played:

  • Starfish In The Front Yard
  • Evaporate
  • The Center Ring

You can find Chris Ayer at:
Myspace
Facebook
Bandcamp.com
Twitter
Mevio’s Music Alley

Code Hero raises over $100,000 for shooter that teaches Computer Programming

Our last news of the night was from Arstechnica.com.  Code Hero recently completed its Kickstarter project and successfully raised over $170,000.  Over 7,400 backers showed support for the product and are able to download and install a beta version of the game.  Code Hero is a co-op first person science shooter that allows you to manipulate code with a code gun.  Code Hero uses a gaming atmosphere in an educational manner to teach programming concepts.  The game uses the Unity Game Engine and is actively being developed.

Next we played some music by Bill Mecca

  • Grover’s Tune

You can find Bill Mecca at:
Billmecca.com
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2012.01.30 – Tech Net News and Opinion – 007

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Tech Net News and Opinion – Episode 007 – 2012.01.30

Greetings Listeners,

The Hush Now at The Roc Bar

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In this week’s episode of Tech Net News and Opinion, we discuss, Newt Gingrich being sued for IP law violations, a super hot X-ray laser, capturing Wi-Fi passwords and fake projects at Apple.  So tune in enjoy the music and our chat about the various news items.

News – Steve Jobs resigns from Apple as CEO

POSTED ON August 25th  - POSTED IN Apple, Business, iphone, news, Technology
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Steve Jobs resigns from Apple as CEO, this comes to no surprise to me actually.

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Although Steve Jobs did not mention his health being a factor with the decision to step down as CEO, only one can assume that is in part the reason why.  Apple will survive on its own merit, its excellent customer service and its product lines.  The tech industry is fickle, Apple’s stock (APPL) did fall out 7% after this announcement, but it should be noted the entire market was down as a whole.   Change in companies happen all the time, this too is not the first time that Steve Jobs left apple (shortly after the release of Macintosh in 1984), but I don’t see him returning in the same capacity as before.

What impact does this have on us, the consumer?  Possible little to nothing actually,  Apple will remain strong in the market as a whole.

Did you like this article? Let us know! Comments are welcome,  you can send use a  tweet on Twitter @indienationfm with the hashtag of #apple or comment below.

an Apple a day, keeps the fanboys happy..

 

 

News – New Google Jobs: Thanks to the Purchase of Motorola Mobility

POSTED ON August 25th  - POSTED IN android, Business, Hardware, news
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Want to work for Google?, on Motorola well..

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Motorola Mobility was bought by Google . this give Google another ‘leg up’ in the tech market as the Motorola Mobility division now will be branded Google.  This also opens the doors to more tech jobs,  as of July 2011 it is estimated that there are just over 4 million jobs in the tech market, up over 120,000 from this same time in 2010.  This is sure a good thing,  however the sale of Motorola Mobility  to Google has yet to be approved by regulators, but nothing to indicate that is wont happen.   More details on Dice.com shed some light on what this could mean for the job market.

Imaging having the ability to develop the Android (Google’s Linux based OS for handsets and tablets) using Motorola‘s amazing hardware!   I see this as plus for the tech market as well as the job market. Win win, but of course right now it is wait and see.  Did you like this article? We would love to hear from you comments about this,  just comment below or send a twitter message with the hash tag of #motorola to us @indienationfm.

 

Live long and be tech..

Google Buys Motorola

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Just in case you just crawled out from under a rock,  TechCrunch (and the rest of the world) reports that Google has dropped 12.5 billions dollars and bought Motorola.  The entire Internet is buzzing about why, what and and whatever but ARS Technica likely has it right.. they needed the patents.  It is rather sad that patent trolls have turned net survival into a matter of preemptive strikes but in my opinion that is what it is.

2011.08.12 – Pick of the Day Devo Spice and Smart Bomb Radio – Platform Wars and Mac vs PC

POSTED ON August 12th  - POSTED IN Comedy, Holiday, independent music, music, news, Opinion, Pick of the Day, Podcasts
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Get a Mac

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This podcast contains material that has explicit content.  It is a NSFW podcast (Not Safe For Work).  If you are offended by strong language, please do not listen or download it.

Today is Friday, August 12, 2011 and it is IBM PC Day.  According to thisdayintechhistory.com:

IBM originally intended this model to be a stop-gap computer that would allow them to quickly tap into the emerging home computer market while taking the time to develop a “real” PC. It was developed in under a year by a team of 12 with the goal of rapid release to market. Therefore, this team was allowed to work outside of the normal IBM development process and use whatever “off-the-shelf” components allowed for the quickest development. This overriding goal of developing something as quickly as possible had monumental unintended consequences for IBM and the computer industry as a whole that are still being felt to this day.

Fortunately, IBM was not the only one to enter the PC market.  We had Atari, Commodore and Apple to create some variety and choice.  While all of the competitors did not survive, we still have platform wars.  Unfortunately, those “Mac vs PC” commercials are no longer with us.

iPhone 4 vs Droid 3

POSTED ON August 5th  - POSTED IN Apple, Featured Podcast, Hardware, news, Podcasts, Technology
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With all the hype of the iPhone 4, I thought I would mention a phone that actually performs better than the newest iPhone 4. Motorola has recently released the Droid 3 which is available on the Verizon network. The biggest difference between the two phones is the fact that the Droid 3 has a dual core 1GHz processor when the iPhone 4 has a single core 1GHz processor. In a side by side comparison the Droid 3 pulled up websites with its built in browser with a very noticeable speed advantage. It does not however scroll as smoothly as the iPhone does. Aesthetically the iPhone still has a leg up on the Android phones. The Droid 3 comes with 16GB of on-board memory with the capability of using up to an additional 32GB on an SD card. The iPhone 4 comes in a 16GB and 32GB version. One major difference that draws me to the Droid 3 is the 4” screen. It is noticeably different than the iPhone’s 3.5” display and they both feature a front facing camera for doing video calls. The other main reason I have stuck with Droid phones is the physical keyboard. I have spoken with a user of the Droid 3 and was told that the keyboard on the Droid 3 is much better than the previous Droid phones. The Droid phones run the Android operating system which is open source so a Droid 1, 2, or 3 phones are not your only option to take advantage of this software.

For more articles and podcasts check out my blog: www.BiteOfTech.com.

iPhone 4 vs Droid 3 Podcast.

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