This Week in Tech

Aug 29th 2005

This Week in Tech 20

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  • New LCD displays with LED backlights
  • Old-style LCDs take half an hour to reach optimal color, CRTs can take hours
  • LED pocket projectors
  • TWiT pocket protectors
  • Intel strives for VIIV
  • Shorter pipelines, lower power consumption, but will it be fast?
  • Multi-threading does not benefit games
  • L2 cache is key
  • Felony charges are dropped for the Kutztown 13
  • VoIP providers get an extension on 911
  • Otis hacking
  • Life hacking with and
  • Google talk is no big whoop - but it does sound good for voice
  • Voice stuff is by Global IP Sound - not Google
  • Jabber support is a good thing, though
  • Getting studio quality over the Internet cloud
  • Early drinking experiences
  • NY AG Eliot Spitzer wins judgement against AOL for making it hard to cancel
  • Bank account drainers
  • Tivo makes its first quarterly profit
  • Leo's looking for BitTorrent-based media center
  • We're Family Guy fans but what's the deal with the podcast
  • The not-so-mighty mouse
  • Real geeks covet the Logitech G5 Laser Mouse
  • Pinewood Derby hacking
  • Patrick reviews the Vista Beta
  • Finally decent security in Windows
  • But automatic P2P connections don't seem like a good idea
  • Zeroconf, on the other hand, works
  • Steve's 2 TTL security hack
  • A Microsoft worker brings a virus to Redmond. Measles.
  • Halo - the movie
  • The best and worst geek movies of all time