Man sued for using bogus YouTube takedowns to get address for swatting
- YouTube is suing a Nebraska man the company says has blatantly abused its copyright takedown process.
- Brady allegedly made fraudulent takedown notices against YouTube videos from at least three well-known Minecraft streamers.
- According to YouTube, Brady filed several fraudulent copyright notices against another YouTuber with whom he was "engaged in some sort of online dispute." The YouTuber responded with a formal counter-notice stating that the content wasn't infringing—a move that allows the content to be reinstated.
- But YouTube says it does have compelling evidence that Brady was responsible for the fraudulent takedown notices.
- Section 512(f) of the DMCA says that anyone who "knowingly materially misrepresents" that content is infringing in a takedown notice is liable for costs they impose on both accused infringers and platform owners.
- The Electronic Frontier Foundation argued that the music was clearly allowed under copyright's fair use doctrine—and that Universal Music should be held liable for submitting a takedown request anyway.
Shazam data is powering Apple Music's newest chart, the Shazam Discovery Top 50
- Earlier this month, Apple publicly launched its Music for Artists dashboard which included insights powered by Shazam data.
- The chart will feature a weekly global ranking of the top 50 artists on the move and their trending track, based on Shazam data.
- This is a different sort of metric than a traditional music chart would use, as it’s not a reference to how many downloads, purchases or streams a song has — instead, it lends itself more to insights about up-and-coming artists.
- The new Apple Music chart will feature songs that are trending in the U.S. and over 10 other countries.
- The launch of the new chart is another confirmation as to why Apple wanted to bring Shazam in-house — not for its nifty parlor trick of music recognition, but rather for the data it acquires on trending music.
Amazon is discounting the smaller Echo Show 5 smart display by $25 right now
- Smart displays can be a handy tool for any room in your house.
- The Echo Show 5's small 5-inch screen adds a visual element to the Alexa experience.
- It can display upcoming events and count down timers on your screen — the timer is especially helpful for cooking.
- As you're listening to CNBC's and NPR's flash briefings, for example, you might see accompanying photos and visual aids.
- You can also use the Show 5 to watch videos via Hulu and YouTube (on the built-in browsers), though the screen is a bit small for that.
- You can play music via Spotify, Apple Music, and other services that Alexa is compatible with.
- The audio isn't great, but it's not terrible, and you'll be able to see the lyrics alongside the song that's playing.
- And if you've got smart-home devices, you can use the Show's screen to control them.
This Roland Entry-Level Digital Piano inspired my daughter to practice and play way more than ever before
- I have a confession: When we enrolled our daughter in piano classes and needed to purchase a practice keyboard, we went cheap.
- While her music classes took place on a standard upright acoustic piano, she came home to practice on a tinny-sounding, 61-key entry-level keyboard that we bought for about $100.
- After trying out the Roland FP-10 Digital Piano, we not only heard the difference in sound quality, but our daughter was a far more engaged budding pianist as well.
- The Roland FP-10 has all 88 keys, not 61 or 54 like some other practice keyboards, and it comes in a compact form, measuring about 50 inches by 10 inches.
- Roland offers the Piano Partner 2 app that can be downloaded to an iPhone or iPad. It was very simple to pair the Bluetooth on my phone to the keyboard, and the setup was completed in just a couple of steps.
CMA's replace host Brad Paisley with Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire
- The change comes after 11 years of Paisley hosting, along with Carrie Underwood, who will return this year as part of the combination of hosts.
- Paisley said he is excited to watch the show with Parton and McEntire on stage.
- Last year, the Country Music Awards took a ratings dive, so ABC was up for some show changes.
- There will also be a new director, Alex Rudzinski, an MTV Video Music Awards veteran, who was also the on-set director of the recent live productions of "Rent" and "Hairspray." He replaced Paul Miller, who directed the CMA's for years.
- The show is set to be broadcast on ABC on November 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.
- Nominations will be announced on "Good Morning America" on August 28.
Porsche’s Taycan will be the first car with a built-in Apple Music app
- Porsche says it plans to offer three years of complimentary in-car data to customers, and will also provide up to six months of Apple Music free to new and existing Porsche owners.
- Although it has previously been possible to listen to Apple Music in compatible cars using CarPlay (which Porsche has supported since 2015), this is the first time Apple’s music streaming service has been available as a native app on any car.
- As well as making the app available in the Taycan, Porsche says you will be able to control Apple Music using its proprietary voice control system, and you will be able to create a custom Apple Music station from any song you hear while listening to broadcast radio.
- Beyond the Taycan, TechCrunch reports that Porsche eventually intends to add the Apple Music app to any of its new vehicles that can support the service.
The Porsche Taycan electric car gets Apple Music, 3 years free data
- On Monday evening, Porsche revealed that it has worked together with Apple to integrate the Apple Music streaming service into the Taycan's infotainment system.
- The addition of Apple Music is in addition to (and separate from) CarPlay, which is still a standard feature of the Taycan's infotainment system.
- The tight integration into the infotainment system means that if you hear a song you like on the radio—and it has been correctly tagged—you can easily add it to your Apple Music library or even create a new Apple Music playlist based on that track.
- As for other streaming services, Porsche would only say that it's focused on making Apple Music as easy to use as possible, as well as concentrating on making it sound as good in the car as a CD would, were a CD player available in the Taycan.
Porsche is integrating Apple Music into the all-electric Taycan
- Porsche said Monday it will integrate Apple Music into its upcoming all-electric Taycan sports car, the first time the music streaming service has been offered as a standalone app within a vehicle.
- The intention is to give all Porsche customers the “same bandwidth of services,” he said, adding that Apple Music will be introduced into new vehicles that have the technology to integrate the streaming services.
- For now, the partnership between the two companies will give Taycan owners access to Apple Music — and its 50 million songs, Beats 1 live streamed radio station and curated playlists — through the vehicle’s touchscreen display or its voice assistant.
- And while that doesn’t mean Apple Music will be the only app ever integrated into the Taycan or other Porsche vehicles, they will likely be few and far between.
Google Play Store’s blindingly white redesign starts rolling out
- Further ReadingGoogle revamps Gmail for Android and iOSThe Play Store sells Apps, Movies, Books, and Music, and the previous design used boldly colored headers to differentiate between the sections.
- Along with the Play Store, we expect to see a rapid-fire launch of Google app redesigns over the coming weeks.
- Even this new Play Store design doesn't actually support dark mode yet, but believe it or not, the all-white redesign is actually good news for dark mode lovers.
- Google's design strategy so far has been to completely redesign apps modeled after the all-white Google.com homepage and then use this all-white, monochrome design as a basis for the dark mode theme.
- So far, we have not seen Google take an older, colorful app design and glue a dark mode on to it.
CHEAP: Ugh, $80 for this Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker is a DISGUSTING deal
- Whether I’m working on my laptop (hello ambient playlists), walking around town (god bless you headphones), or am, well, anywhere, I feel I need music to soundtrack my day.
- Then, friends, you need yourself a portable Bluetooth speaker.
- Say hello then to the Bose SoundLink Micro — something that is, categorically, a portable Bluetooth speaker.
- As you can spot in the image above, the Bose SoundLink Micro is made from a rubbery, silicone material, meaning it’s hard-wearing and tear-resistant.
- There are some other cool aspects of the Bose SoundLink Micro too.
- You can also pair two of the Bose SoundLink Micros to either play music simultaneously, or set-up stereo playback.
- If you’ve been after a new portable Bluetooth speaker, your search is over.
- For only $80, the Bose SoundLink Micro is a brilliant bit of kit for a very reasonable price.