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Byte Into IT - 25 June 2014

June 25th, 2014

Episode 348 of 416 episodes

On this week's Byte: Guests: Michela Ledwidge, Artist and Director of Mod Productions and Maggi Solly, Director of Yarra Ranges Regional Museum to talk about the ACO VIRTUAL project. ACO Virtual runs from June 28-July 27 Brett Harris joins us to talk about his project, What's My Browser? The studio computer is running Firefox 30. Not too shabby. News: Apple introduces MAC spoofing in new OS Yosimite, everyone applauds. Aaron Swartz was hounded to death by the authorities for doing the same thing. EasyCount is a campaign to crowdsource the funds required to get FOI access to the source code to the Australian Election Senate ballot counting software. iOS8's new HealthKit fuctionality, which tracks your health data, raises a lot of questions about allowing a private company access to this sensitive material. Jury's out on whether it'll actually have any impact the delivery of health services. Lachlan reports on the Meet the Data Owners ahead of Govhack Melbourne. There's still room on the waitlist if you want to RSVP. Lighter News: In Japanese robot news, are creepy android news anchors poised to steal jobs? You can set your watch it. Escaping from your text messages and onto Tumblr is Emoji IRL. The smiling poo is a sight to behold. Events: ACO Virtual runs from June 28 until July 27 at the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum. The museum is open 7 days a week and the exhibition is free. Download the ACO Virtual app from here before you go. Glitchmark is running a month-long celebration of Melbourne game art during August. Keep your eye on the Game Art Melbourne Exhibition page for event updates. Presented by Warren Davies, Lachlan Simpson, and Dan Salmon. Keep up with all things Byte on Twitter, Facebook, and G+ - see you next week!

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