July 15, 2010 – Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment:
weather.com redux: Are you a weather junkie. If so, you should check out the new weather.com. The redesigned site launches today. It’s new and improved and still the most accurate source of weather information you will find online.
Digital Drugs: According to authorities in Kansas City, teens are getting high on a new drug: mp3’s. Referred to as “i-dosing” or “digital drugs,” the report warns that kids can get high by listening. Remarkably, local authorities are taking this seriously, making me wonder, what “actual drugs” the local authorities are taking. You can’t make this stuff up.
Apple iOS 4.1 Update Doesn’t Address Antenna Issue: The first system update for Apple’s iOS has arrived. Despite rumors, iOS 4.1 does not fix the iPhone 4 antenna issue. This is not a surprise, as you know, Consumer Reports noted that the issue was most likely a hardware problem. Thank goodness we live in a country with a never-ending supply of duct tape.
Amazon is preparing to wage a serious battle with Apple: Amazon is currently in the middle of redeveloping its MP3 market, with plans for a “major relaunch” in early 2011.
Today’s Video — Shelly talks Jeff Pulver