Nov 20th 2005
This Week in Tech 31
Hosted by Leo Laporte
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- Patrick is racing in Baja.
- Prager is off at Crea824
- Best booth at Podcast Expo: iLounge
- Dvorak's take on the Sony fiasco is on CBS Marketwatch (free registration required). He refers to Mark Russinovich's blog entries at Sysinternals.
- Dvorak was at the Panda Labs when this broke
- Security expert, Bruce Schneier's blog asks why anti-virus and anti-spyware companies ignored the rootkit for so long
- Xbox 360 shortages may make the Tuesday launch a bust.
- It comes with Tetris - Alexei Pajitnov works for Microsoft now.
- The full version supports 720p component out of the box
- Bunnie Huang cracked the original Xbox in a week. How long will it take them to crack the 360?
- Office 2006 abandons menu bars - read PC Magazine's review
- It's the same program under the hood - so the UI redesign is just a way of interesting people in an upgrade
- Powerpoint really needs something new
- Leo prefers Apple's Keynote
- Edward R. Tufte is the guru of the visual representation of data
- Never give a speech without slides
- When is someone going to challenge Powerpoint?
- Ovation is a start
- Google Base is live - we still don't get it - maybe the Metafilter folks do
- ICANN will retain control of the Internet
- Think Secret joins other Apple rumor sites in saying that the first Intel Macs will debut in January at the MacWorld Expo.
- Leo's LifeDrive died, but Steve likes the new Tungsten TX. Leo's eyeing Steve's and wishing he hadn't wasted his money on the Lifedrive.
- What's Dvorak grateful for? Cal 27, Stanford 3.