This Week in Tech

Jul 26th 2005

This Week in Tech 15

Episode 15 is Done!

Hosted by Leo Laporte
Episode 15 of TWiT - The Headphones Edition - is finally done.
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  • The Tom Leykis Show
  • Dvorak uses Gizmo on today's episode
  • Rock Star says it will lose $50 million thanks to the AO rating for GTA: San Adreas
  • Windows Longhorn is now Vista
  • Microsoft is trying to patent the smiley face
  • Microsoft's profits were up 37% this quarter but Google is up 400%
  • Dvorak's target price for Google shares: $500
  • Is Google the next big threat to your privacy?
  • Could Microsoft open a patent war by suing Apple over OS patent infringement?
  • Microsoft and Wells Fargo offer "protection".
  • Windows 98 is safer because it's old.
  • Script kiddies attack what they own.
  • Bill Gates says Windows is more secure because it's hacked more often.
  • Motorola is expected to ship an iTunes phone on Monday.
  • Maybe all-in-one devices aren't the best way to go.
  • Dvorak carries a camera and that's it. No Scott E-Vest for him.
  • He doesn't have an answering machine either.
  • Leo uses Mailroute to fight spam.
  • AnalogX's anti-spam technique and BitTorrent client.
  • The Bayesian Bandwagon.
  • Our new slogan.
  • Cody from Tisdale, Canada asks about the new Windows Vista.
  • Brian from Austin, Texas, asks for our anti-spyware recommendations.
  • Dvorak uses Prevx.
  • Tyler, Sean, and Paul put Los Osos on the map and ask about Patricks POC.
  • Leo whines.
  • Caleb from Merced, CA is asking about creating RSS feeds.
  • Leo recommends Feeder.
  • But he's reading Paypal Hacks.
  • David from London, Ontario asks for disk imaging programs.
  • Steve's favorite Windows disk imaging program is DriveSnapShot - 39 Euros.
  • Leo likes Acronis TrueImage, too.
  • Roger tells an apparently pointless anecdote about ComicCon.
  • Steve's favorite video editor for Windows is Pinnacle Studio 7 but stay away from later versions.
  • Leo and Roger prefer Adobe Premiere Elements.
  • Steve exercises his rights under the Home Recording Act.
  • Justin from Houston, Texas asks about wireless sermon broadcasts.
  • Kevin pops in with his tale of woe.
  • Karl from Stockholm asks if it's ok to buy an iBook, or should he wait for the Intel models.
  • Jason from West Palm Beach: why aren't there any USB Pre-N adapters.
  • A school in Virginia is selling 1000 iBooks for $50 each - but you have to show up.
  • NewEgg is having a LAN Party on July 30-31 in Pasadena, CA. LANFest2K5 will feature over 500 combatants, a case-mod demo, and more. Call 562-271-4106 x3389 for info.
  • Steve is a FreeBSD guy.
  • Opera founder and CEO Jon van Tetzner joins us to talk about Opera 8, the future of Opera on cell phones and the PSP, and Microsoft's anti-competitive practices.