Tech 2.0 for Tuesday, June 4, 2013
A one-time computer hacker who told authorities Pfc. Bradley Manning was giving military information to WikiLeaks is testifying at the soldier's court-martial. Adrian Lamo is a convicted hacker. Lamo has said Manning confided to him in May 2010 that he was the leaker. He took the stand Tuesday. Manning is on trial for giving hundreds of thousands of documents to the secret-spilling website WikiLeaks. He has pleaded guilty to charges that could bring 20 years behind bars. But the military has pressed ahead with a court-martial on more serious charges, including aiding the enemy. That charge carries a potential life sentence.
NFL Sunday afternoon games will be available to local fans on mobile phones through Verizon starting with the 2014 season. The league said Tuesday it had extended its deal with Verizon. For the coming season, the NFL Mobile app will continue to allow subscribers to watch Thursday, Sunday and Monday night games, NFL Network and NFL RedZone. The following season, the service will expand to include Sunday afternoon games on CBS and Fox within teams' home markets, along with all playoff games.
A New Mexico city commission has agreed to allow a Canadian studio to search an old landfill where old, terrible Atari games are rumored to be buried. Alamogordo commissioners will allow Fuel Industries to search the landfill for games. It has offices in Ontario, Canada, and Culver City, Calif. One sought game, the E.T. video game, is thought by some gamers to be one of the worst video games of all time. The game has since developed a cult following. The rumored Atari graveyard has long been a fascination of some gamers who consider the old games a part of video history. Alamogordo Commissioner Jason Baldwin says he played the Extraterrestrial game and it was horrible.
Bradley Manning court-martial is in brief recess after witness Adrian Lamo completed answering questions and was permanently excused.
BREAKING: Adrian Lamo, ex hacker who shopped Bradley #Manning to the authorities for #WikiLeaks dump, will give evidence today
Lamo confirmed many lines of chat logs, said #manning was a humanist who always tried to investigate the truth
Starting in 2014, Verizon users will be able to stream all NFL games to their phones for free
SBD: Verizon to stream every NFL game - regular season & playoffs - to mobile phones as part of a 4-year/$1B renewal. http://t.co/Awr6SVmXIX
Film Crew Tries to Unearth Atari's 'E.T.' Game Graveyard http://t.co/A3wI4XwqhS
Legendary Atari E.T. dumping ground to be excavated for documentary http://t.co/RnsyKbeZ8F
Atari dumped 14 truckloads of E.T. game cartridges in a landfill in 1983. Now a film crew is planning to dig them up http://t.co/x0yC7iNKfj