<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Tech Today]]> <![CDATA[The Pirate Bay Attacks Censorship With Low Orbit Server Drones]]> In recent months The Pirate Bay has drastically changed its site to make it less vulnerable to ever increasing censorship attempts across the globe. But that was just the start, as the torrent site now says it’s getting ready to put some of its hardware in GPS controlled drones. “Everyone knows WHAT TPB is. Now they’re going to have to think about WHERE TPB is,” The Pirate Bay team told TorrentFreak.]]> <![CDATA[Pirate Bay Co-Founder’s Attorney Says Prosecution Violates Human Rights]]> In 2009 Fredrik Neij, a co-founder of the file-sharing site the Pirate Bay, and three co-defendants were found guilty by a Swedish court of being accessories to copyright violation. Neij was sentenced to a year, which was later reduced to 10 months. He appealed to the Swedish Supreme Court, but in February, it was announced that the court would not hear his case.]]> <![CDATA[Ford endorses ban on hand-held phone use while driving]]> <![CDATA[Google spends another $200 million on YouTube channels as partners learn to reinvent TV]]> Google has already spent some $200 million on premium YouTube channels in order to attract premium content and advertisers, and today the Wall Street Journal reports that Google will invest another $200 million into the program. Channel partners have thus far had mixed success creating content for YouTube, but they're rapidly learning how to deliver effective premium content on the platform.]]> <![CDATA[Amazon, Warner Bros. Licensing Deal Brings More TV Shows To Prime Instant Video]]> Amazon today announced that it has struck a licensing deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution to bring more TV shows to its Prime Instant Video catalog. Among these new shows are The West Wing, Fringe, Dark Blue, Alcatraz and The Whole Truth. According to Amazon, both Fringe and The West Wing will be available exclusively on Prime Instant Video for the summer. In total, Amazon’s subscription video streaming service now feature about 18,000 movies and TV episodes. With Amazon Instant Video, the company also features about 120,000 titles that users can purchase or rent.]]> <![CDATA[Nintendo Debuts 3DS XL With 90% Larger Displays: Available August 19 For $199]]> Despite the fact that Nintendo’s 3DS is an excellent hand-held console, 3DS sales haven’t been on par with what the company was expecting.]]> <![CDATA[Major hotel chain investigating data breach]]> White Lodging, a management company for hotels in the Hilton, Marriott, Sheratin and Westin chains, may have had its credit card data stolen.]]> <![CDATA[The new Digg to relaunch in August after total rebuild]]> Betaworks, the company that acquired the remaining parts of Digg.com, says it will have a brand-new version of the social-news site up and running in less than two weeks.]]> <![CDATA[Twitter introduces Innovator's Patent Agreement, promises not to run around suing people]]> Twitter today introduced a new patent license it's calling the Innovator's Patent Agreement, which allows the company to continue to file patents on technology its engineers develop while assuring that those engineers and others won't file lawsuits with the patents except as a defensive countermeasure. The company said in a blog post that it worries patents "may be used to impede the innovation of others," and that its new license is designed to protect the company's ability to file for and use patents freely while allowing engineers and other stakeholders significant control over how they might be used in litigation.]]> <![CDATA[Oracle v. Google jury returns partial verdict, favoring Oracle]]> The jury in the Oracle v. Google trial rendered a partial verdict, favoring Oracle, in the copyright phase of the trial. Yet a question the jury failed to decide prompted Google to call for a mistrial, and could sharply limit damages even if the verdict stands.]]> <![CDATA[Discovery CEO warns Dish Network against skipping ads]]> Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav warned Dish Network that it's playing with fire when it comes to a new commercial hopping DVR technology.]]> <![CDATA[Google Music to offer free storage, streaming, social sharing]]> <![CDATA[GM to yank $10M in Facebook ads, saying they don't work]]> General Motors will pull some $10 million in paid advertising on Facebook, the Wall Street Journal reported, striking a discordant note with the growing public frenzy over the social network's pending IPO.]]> <![CDATA[At Apple-associated factory, iPhone production comes at a price]]> You've probably never heard of Foxconn by name, but it's likely you know it by reputation: Long, grueling hours under unsafe and unpleasant working conditions, worker suicides, workplace violence and explosions in factories.]]> <![CDATA[With the development of Chrome OS, Google is ready to take Microsoft on its home turf -- the operating system]]> <![CDATA[Facebook, forefront of social networking, hits a half-billion users]]> <![CDATA[Gaming for a good cause]]> <![CDATA[Taking the taboo out of mature gaming]]> It’s like clockwork; moments after popping open any game that has a mature rating, my 10-year-old son seems to appear at my elbow to ask if he can play it with me. It’s a mix of things that draws Tristan to these games that he knows I don’t let him play. I suspect the fact that I’ve told him he can’t play them tops the list, followed by the fact that they deal with topics considered taboo for most children.]]> <![CDATA[NASA's Curiosity preps for greater exploration of Mars]]> NASA's success story continued on the Red Planet today, as Mars rover Curiosity prepared to do greater testing and more movement, including taking samples with its drill and scoop arm.]]> <![CDATA[Apple wants to bring the watch back — with iOS]]>