This Week in Tech

Jul 17th 2005

This Week in Tech 14

Episode 14 is Live

Hosted by Leo Laporte
Episode 14 is now available.
Records live every Sunday at 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.
Guests: Patrick Norton, Kevin Rose, Robert Heron, David Prager, John C. Dvorak
  • Robert risks future Heron generations in the ion sniffer
  • Leo had Wi-Fi on SAS all the way to and from Copenhagen
  • Gizmo works on it, too, apparently
  • Dvorak and Leo reminisce about PSA stewardesses - they're callipygous
  • Let's go for Hot Coffee, just don't tell Hillary
  • Garry's Mod in Half Life 2 is even cooler, but
  • Dvorak says KP hired Colin Powell to sanitize him for the Presidency. Yes of the US.
  • Microsoft's Longhorn will require monitor based DRM
  • HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) is a must in new TVs
  • Robert chronicles the Battlefield 2 patch fiasco, and Leo sings. Briefly.
  • Leo compares programming to sausage making.
  • Will the shuttle ever get off the ground? Maybe not, but Tom Cruise is still getting work.
  • IBM drops the axe on OS/2.
  • Consumers prefer Blu-Ray. According to the Blu-Ray Disk Association anyway.
  • iTunes Music Store is the 800-pound gorilla in podcasting, but Dvorak says there's something better just around the corner.We like Odeo, but where's Google and Yahoo?
  • Leo's handcoding the RSS, but Kevin's using Feedburner for Diggnation.
  • Microsoft investigates a new XP flaw via remote desktop.
  • Leo's doing a public GoToMeeting next Sunday.
  • Google hacks we love including the Criag's List housing map
  • Compare the openness of Google to the closed fist of Nikon.
  • Digg is going to open its SDK, too.
  • Google Earth is spawing a bunch of Google Earth Hacks.
  • We love the flame out "I quit" note.
  • What do Paul Allen and Tom Cruise have in common?
  • How about Bill Ziff and Steve Jobs?
  • Dvorak says it's over for Microsoft. Leo says they should distribute the profits and call it quits.
  • Processor Technology did something similar
  • Bill Gates Sr. is promoting whirled peas.
  • The new systm is in progress and will be very cool and useful.
  • John C. Dvorak's blog, Extreme
  • Burning Man = naked men on bicycles.