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Changes are swift in the new age of MP3 and digital audio. Stay in the loop every Tuesday as Jasmine France and Donald Bell discuss the latest digital music and video news, hardware, software, and media services, and address reader calls and e-mail.

Changes are swift in the new age of MP3 and digital audio. Stay in the loop every Tuesday as Jasmine France and Donald Bell discuss the latest digital music and video news, hardware, software, and media services, and address reader calls and e-mail.
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Changes are swift in the new age of MP3 and digital audio. Stay in the loop every Tuesday as Jasmine France and Donald Bell discuss the latest digital music and video news, hardware, software, and media services, and address reader calls and e-mail.




Dialed In #200: Mimosas, battery revolutions, and the Galaxy Nexus (podcast

Dialed In has reached another milestone--its 200th episode!--and that calls for a celebration, don'tcha think? We do, which is why we broke out the champagne, party hats, and noise makers. Of course, the talk of everything cell phones takes center stage with special host Bonnie Cha (remember her? Originally posted at Dialed In

Reporters' Roundtable: The rise of the connected consumer

We're in the middle of a revolution in consumer commerce. The connected consumer (all of us) no longer relies on catalogs for prices or salespeople in stores for advice. Now we use our social networks to get advice from friends and friends of friends, and we have access to scanners and price comparison engines on our smartphones that are turning retail stores into showrooms, not necessarily places you go to buy. There's a smart guy who's been tracking these trends for years, and he's my...

Most kids who break 'Internet house rules' have bad experiences

A 24-country study conducted by Symantec found that 82 percent of kids who've broken "Internet house rules" have experienced something negative online." That compares to 52 percent of kids who "follow house rules." More than six in 10 (62 percent) of kids reported that they have had a negative Originally posted at Safe and Secure

Dialed In #199: We'll miss you, Nicole

It's a sad day in the Dialed In studio, with our beloved Nicole announcing that she's leaving us to break new ground over at TWiT. Our hearts will go on, Celine Dione style, so make sure you watch to the end for our special tribute and two surprise Originally posted at Dialed In

Reporters' Roundtable episode 100: 11 predictions for 11/11/11

It's 11/11/11 and it's episode 100 of Reporters' Roundtable. Sounds like an excuse for a predictions show. So here, without further hand-waving justification, are me and Tom Merritt of Tech News Today on TWiT going through 11 categories of tech predictions for the next 11 years. Or 11 months. It varies. Subscribe: iTunes (MP3)iTunes (320x180)iTunes (640x360)Podcast RSS (MP3)Podcast RSS (320x180)Podcast RSS (640x360) Originally posted at Reporters' Roundtable Podcast

Reporters' Roundtable: RIAA defends SOPA in fight over content rights

Today we're discussing what's been called the end of the Internet. And the Great Firewall of America. Or, technically: SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, aka HR 3261, a law now wending its way through the House of Representatives. This is a very controversial bill that would provide new powers to copyright holders and the government to sue, and take offline, sites that host legally protected content. The content industry says it's required to protect rights holders and their jobs. The...

Dialed In #197: Zombie phones returned from the dead

This is one thriller of a show you can't miss! Stephen sets the mood with some intros that will make you scream, we consider what it takes to bring Nokia back from the dead, and if RIM and Web OS have a chance at reversing their own decrepitude. Plus Originally posted at Dialed In

Reporters' Roundtable: Can Nokia come back from the dead?

What happened to Nokia? This company once ruled the mobile phone business. But it never made a successful smartphone for the U.S. market. Instead, RIM and Treo grabbed the first ground in that market. And then Apple launched the iPhone. And then Google launched Android. And then Nokia sank into irrelevance as a major revolution in computing--the smartphone/tablet revolution--took off. Earlier this week, Nokia released two Lumia smartphones running the Windows Phone OS, not its traditional...

Reporters' Roundtable: Frontiers in search

Go ahead and raise your hand if when you want to search for something on the Web, you think of Google. Yup, it's most of you. But upstarts are always trying to chip away at Google. From Microsoft to MC Hammer, search is the holy grail for many startups. Yes, that's right, MC Hammer has a search startup, called WireDoo. Today we're talking about different approaches companies are taking to take on search, with: Paul Sloan, the executive editor in charge of startups for CNET. Harry...

An interview with Siri (podcast)

After spending the weekend with Siri, the personal assistant who lives inside the new iPhone 4S, it occurred to me that she would be a good interview subject for my CBS News & CNET podcast. So, I invited her into my studio, plugged her into my mixing board and started asking Originally posted at For the Record Podcast

Reporters' Roundtable: Bring your own computer to work

Today we're going to be talking about one of my favorite topics: how to sneak personal technology into your workplace. Or, put more respectably, the "Consumerization of Information Technology," or CoIT. Yes, there's an acronym for that. For end users, CoIT is great. It means you can use your iPhone for company e-mail instead of the crappy 3-year-old BlackBerry the company wants to give you. But for IT managers? It can be a nightmare of security problems and support headaches. Or, if...

PBS chief on child education platforms (podcast)

PBS has long provided programming for children along with "viewers like you." It's famous programs, such as "Sesame Street" and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," reach millions of children each day. But like other media companies, PBS is also on the Web and mobile devices, providing videos, songs, and learning games Originally posted at For the Record Podcast

Reporters' Roundtable: Guy Kawasaki on what we learned from Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, the founder and CEO of Apple and of Next Computer, and the CEO of Pixar, passed away this week. So for this Roundtable, we will start with that, and look forward from here. There are several life lessons in the way Steve Jobs started Apple, then left, came back, ran the company, launched products, and disrupted several industries. All of us in technology--or indeed in any business--can learn from them. The good and the bad. To have that discussion, I can think of no better...

Reporters' Roundtable: Amazon fires new Kindle at Apple

This week, Amazon launched three new Kindles, including the Fire, the company's first Android-based color tablet. Next week, on October 4, Apple is having a big press announcement to talk iPhone 5, and maybe other stuff. These are two major companies battling it out for the same customer, media sale, and hardware niches. So let's discuss. Our experts today are all CNET writers on these topics: Donald Bell, David Carnoy, Roger Cheng, and Josh Lowensohn. Ep. 94: Amazon Fires straight at...

Reporters' Roundtable: Netflix, Dish, Facebook rewrite video marketplace

It has been a huge week for video and streaming media on the Web. First, Netflix split into two companies, and that's after raising rates and losing the Starz library. Then at Facebook's F8 developers' conference, the social platform company launched the timeline and the "lightweight engagement" model that will change how people find out about media to watch. And then just today, Dish, which bought Blockbuster about five months ago, announced the Blockbuster Movie Pass, which the company...

Study: Youth social media use relates to free speech support (podcast)

Survey of high school students at teachers on First Amendment rights (Credit: Knight Foundation) A study conducted by the Knight Foundation has found that "students who use social networking daily to get news and information" are more likely to agree that 'people should be allowed to express unpopular opinions'," than Originally posted at For the Record Podcast

Reporters' Roundtable: Sit up straight! Exercise more!

On today's show we're covering an emerging tech trend: The Quantified Self movement, or the collection of data streams about what we do, how we feel, how we move, and so on. Why? That's one of the big questions. The best answer is probably: to live better lives. And today we're talking with two entrepreneurs who are working on a subset of the quantified self movement: body monitoring. Both their companies have the goal of making us more aware of ourselves. Using that knowledge, hopefully,...

Reporters' Roundtable: How 9/11 changed technology forever

Ten years ago, our world changed. Terrorists in hijacked jetliners brought down the World Trade Center towers in New York and crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth hijacked plane was forced down in Pennsylvania. A total of 2,819 people were killed. Since then, politicians and technologists have tried to create systems, products, and procedures to make sure we're never attacked this way again. Or if we are, that we can save lives affected by such an attack. There are...

Earphones to save kids' hearing shown at IFA (Podcast)

Mark Karnes, managing director of the Consumer Products Division at Etymotic Research, talks about noise-isolating earphones for kids. (Credit: Larry Magid) Etymotic Research was at the giant IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin to debut its new earphones designed to protect children's hearing. ETYKids Safe-Listening Earphones Originally posted at For the Record Podcast

Reporters' Roundtable: PARC CEO on how tech innovation works

A few months ago I was invited down to PARC, the Palo Alto Research Center, to meet Ursula Burns, the CEO of Xerox, and Steve Hoover, the CEO of PARC. Xerox itself is becoming a rather traditional enterprise software and services company focusing on document management. But it still owns the majority share of PARC, one of the oldest and most productive tech labs in Silicon Valley. PARC was founded in 1970. From this lab we got laser printing, Ethernet, the first PC (the Alto),...