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Byte Into IT - 21 August 2013

August 22nd, 2013

Episode 320 of 438 episodes

On this week's Byte: News: Mailpile, a mail client that claims to be pro-privacy has been launched, and has already raised $100,000 on IndieGoGo. The NSA/Edward Snowden story continues apace, with The Guardian being forced by the UK Government to destroy computers containing the files that were reported on (because these were clearly the only copies of the files, right?), and the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald being detained at Heathrow airport for nine hours. Gig-goers, rejoice! Soundhalo, a new Australian app that entitles you to content including videos of the gig as it happens, has been launched at an Atoms for Peace concert in London. Hopefully that tall guy in front of you will put his phone down now... Online subscription TV provider FetchTV is expanding its reach. Will this threaten the dominance of Foxtel? Researchers at Harvard University have created a microscopic battery using a 3D printer. What can't those things do? Guest: Geek extraordinaire Paul Verhoeven joins the team to discuss Digital Drive as part of the Melbourne Writers' Festival. It's on this Saturday August 24 from 10am, and you can grab tickets here. Opportunites and Events: Stanford University have released their list of online courses for the (American) Autumn Semester. The Liquid Archecture Festival of Sound Arts have announced this year's themefor the 14's Festival will be "Sonic City". The festival runs from August 29 to September 14. REA-Group, ThoughtWorks Australia and 99designs present the Battle of the Melbourne Agile Rock Bands at the John Curtin Hotel, 8pm Friday August 3. Grab your ticket here. Swarm Confererence - connecting professional online community managers - is happening in Sydney on 18-19 September. FINALLY, a huge thanks to everyone for their support during Radiothon -it really was the most excellent party (to subscribe to). Presented by Vanessa Toholka, Marc Edwards, and Ed Borland. http://profiles.google.com/byteintoit http://twitter.com/byteintoit

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