This Week in Tech

Oct 30th 2005

This Week in Tech 28

TWiT Turns 28

Hosted by Leo Laporte
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  • Digg gets US$2.8 million in venture funds.
  • Sulu comes out.
  • Robert is sporting a mullet.
  • What's Google up to this time? Google Base, set to take on Ebay?
  • Privacy is dead, get over it.
  • Now we're getting ready to track the homeless.
  • Comedy Central is getting into IPTV in a big way.
  • Making video for your iPod? Try Videora for Windows.
  • Leo and Kevin are in love with Lala.
  • NTT Docomo has created a joystick that can make your head bob. Watch the video.
  • Microsoft proposes that all music player bundle Windows Media Player.
  • Antitrust Judge slaps them down.
  • Microsoft says that the software industry is ill-prepared to make use of multi-core processors. The solution is to assign your app to a single processor.
  • Bill Gates says, "We Do Not Fear Google"
  • Ray Ozzie says Microsoft will support Open Document Formats.
  • But how fast is Open Office, really?
  • Microsoft is suing 13 different spam operations accusing them of turning PCs into zombie spambots.
  • All US Passports will be using RFID within the year.
  • The Internet Movie Database turns 15.
  • Roger still can't stop using it
  • Einstein and Darwin were like modern emailers according to a researcher at the University of Aveiro in Portugal.
  • Dirty little secret: Leo uses Textpander for OS X to answer his email.
  • The US Copyright Office is accepting feedback on DMCA. From Nov. 2 through Dec. 1, 2005, the US Copyright Office is accepting feedback from citizens concerning the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Voice your concerns while the opportunity exists, every clearly thought out and well said voice can make a difference.
  • Wait... did the 2003 exemptions from the DMCA free ROMs for older games on obselete hardware?
  • Martin Sargent is about to launch his podcast.
  • We'll save a seat at the Uptown for you.
  • Congrats Yoshi. He and his wife had a baby!!!