September 26th, 2012
Episode 281 of 424 episodes
On this week's Byte: Interview: Crikey's games blogger Dan Golding with a wrap-up of the Freeplay Independent Games Festival 2012. It's the 30th birthday of the emoticon! :) :D :)) Foxconn's Taiyuan factory closes after a brawl involving 2,000 of its employees, with 40 people hospitalised and some workers arrested. The Samsung Galaxy S2 has a vulnerability to a link that automatically does a factory reset to the phone. Canada and Mexico's entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement - there are questions on the transparency of the negotiations, the effects on the better aspects of Canada's copyright laws, and the entertainment industry's push to roll back Canada's most recent reforms. New developments in mobile, including the iPhone 5 and Windows Phone 8 devices. Bill Gates is inadvertently funding open source software through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's support of the Shared Learning Collaborative. Presented by Georgia Webster, Ben Finney, and Charles "Chuck" Tetaz. http://profiles.google.com/byteintoit http://twitter.com/byteintoit http://friendfeed.com/byteintoit
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