Audio Archive

Deepgram’s speech search engine is now free for journalists until Election Day

During a contentious election filled with accusations of lies and denials, not to mention overworked fact-checkers, a company that can help journalists more easily find soundbites in audio recordings, Deepgram, is making its service free to journalists. The audio search technology relies on artificial intelligence, and has been likened to a “Google for sound” – meaning that it can be used a lot like a search engine, but …

Listen: Hacker Anthropologist Biella Coleman on the free software movement and big business

Gabriella Coleman, the anthropologist whose first book, Coding Freedom, explained hacking culture better than any book before or since; and whose second book, Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy, told the inside story of Anonymous with technical and social brilliance, appeared on the Theory of Everything podcast (MP3) to discuss the ways that free software hackers and the more business-friendly open source world have fought, reconciled …

Podcast: How we'll kill all the DRM in the world, forever

I’m keynoting the O’Reilly Security Conference in New York in Oct/Nov, so I stopped by the O’Reilly Security Podcast (MP3) to explain EFF’s Apollo 1201 project, which aims to kill all the DRM in the world within a decade. A couple things changed in the last decade. The first is that the kinds of technologies that have access controls for copyrighted works …

Kevin "Kids in the Hall" McDonald has a podcast

Kevin “Kids in the Hall” McDonald has a podcast / Boing Boing Tavie writes, “Kevin McDonald of the classic Canadian sketch comedy troupe Kids in the Hall has just launched a brand-new podcast, ‘Kevin McDonald’s Kevin McDonald Show.'” It’s an old-fashioned variety show with interviews, sketches, and musical guests.” “This first one has him interviewing Wallace Shawn (the grand Nagus himself!) and geeking …