This Week in Tech

Sep 11th 2005

This Week in Tech 22

TWiT 22 Is On The Air

Our first TWiT from Noonan's Bar and Grill in Larkspur Landing, California.
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Our first TWiT from Noonan's Bar and Grill in Larkspur Landing, California. This was to be our unpublicized shakedown cruise. All went well. I didn't step on any power cables and we all had a lovely time. Unfortunately something wasn't grounded properly and there's a low buzz through the entire recording - I've reduced it as much as possible. We'll isolate the problem and fix it by next week.

Thanks to the 20 or so people who stopped by to see the show despite the lack of publicity, and a tip of the TWiT topper to Brendan Moylan, Curtis Post, and the Noonan's staff for their hospitality. We'll be back next week for our official coming out party!

  • Apple announces the ROKR iTunes phone and it's been hacked already
  • What radio talk show hosts really do during their shows
  • When will we see a video iPod - Apple's had one for years
  • And what will you put on it?
  • But why would you put one out while the current iPods are selling
  • Leo says the Nano is the product of the year
  • Alex says EVDO on Verizon will be very cool
  • Thanks Apple for plugging us on the Nano features page (click the podcast link)
  • Windows Vista will ship in seven different versions
  • No patches from Microsoft this Tuesday - does that mean no flaws?
  • They were probably at Burning Man
  • Cuzin Bob was at Burning Man this year - but he wasn't naked
  • Dvorak says it's a post-modern Burning Man
  • Windows needs an On-Star button
  • Vista system requirement: 2GB of RAM for 64-bit, 32-bit 1GB
  • HDCP monitors will be required for hi-def content
  • Alex IPTV may save us from draconian copy protection schemes like HDCP
  • BitTorrent is key to making IPTV feasible
  • We'll be using it for MacBreak since each half hour will be half a gigabyte
  • We're planning 960x540 for MacBreak using the Sony Z1Us
  • Roger says he doesn't like the Z1U lenses
  • The one to wait for is the Panasonic HVX-200
  • Dvorak says the big problem with projection TVs is the fan noise
  • DigitalLifeTV is 150 megs for half an hour and people still want 30MB files
  • What's the killer app for video players? DLTV?
  • There's a big hole in Firefox - has a work around. Patch coming soon
  • Fox buys IGN
  • Remember the Fox Internet studio in NYC from several years ago
  • Intel sends WiMax to Louisiana
  • Todd from Seattle asks why Alex is dumping Nikon for Canon
  • Canon's pro-digital camera are great, but the Elph's aren't so hot
  • Dvorak and Patrick love the Minolta DiMage
  • Canon's 20DA is very cool - especially for infrared astronomy photos
  • Infrared photography is pretty amazing
  • Take the ferry from San Francisco and watch TWiT in person
  • John says there's a big wireless announcement coming this Wednesday
  • Spokavriel's Klah recipe is available here
  • It's better than Bawls