Feb 26th 2006
This Week in Tech 43
Hosted by Leo Laporte
It's TWiT 43 - a podcast about nothing.
Records live every Sunday at 5:15pm Eastern / 2:15pm Pacific / 21:15 UTC.
- Dvorak's off to Orlando for the PMA then Hannover for CeBIT
- He's looking for a tour of Berlin - email him if you live there
- Doug, Leo, Patrick, and Bill Gates all have a piece of the Berlin Wall
- The point by point refutation of Dvorak's column on Apple switching to Windows
- Apple's big announcement is February 28 - what does "fun new products" mean? We'll have same-day coverage on MacBreak
- Check out the Engadget pictures of the "new iPod"
- Leo predicts it's an iPod media center
- Skype runs on the T-Mobile MDA but only if you overclock it
- Google Base is taking credit cards
- UserFriendly's send up of Google privacy is here
- The TWiT.tv redesign is almost done - look for a beta test soon
- The most popular IT Conversations show of all time: the Woz interview
- AOL has raised the price of dialup to $25.90 a month, the same as the broadband price
- Dvorak uses Google's Page Creator to make a web page while we talk
- RIM is losing in court, but winning in the US Patent Office- is it because of political pressure to save Blackberry?
- The Onion's take on what Blackberry users will do if service is disrupted
- NBC is trying to stop YouTube and others from playing the Lazy Sunday clip - and they're trying to sell it for $1.99 on iTunes Music Store
- Alexa rankings are meaningless
- Lakehead University in Thunder Bay bans wireless due to "health concerns"
- Fans set up Church of Sponge Bob, and John's joining
- Digg.de changes its name to Yigg.de, but Kevin says he never even contacted them
- MPAA is now going after Usenet binaries by attacking the indexing sites
- Dvorak uses "the IRC" to trade files so he's ok with it
- Lloyd Braun proposes a news show on Yahoo with puppets as anchors
- Ananova is a news site with a virtual anchor
- Doug and John still have their pets.com sock puppets
- They're cheap on Ebay
- Watch for our Ebay auction to benefit EFF - coming soon
- John and Leo wax nostalgic over Lotus Improv and Adobe ImageStyler
- EFF decodes the Xerox hidden dot-code
- Scanners can't copy US money
- iTunes hits 1 billion songs sold, and a kid in Michigan wins 10 ipods, an iMac, and $10,000 in songs
- According to NPR, record labels are holding back singles to preserve CD sales
- Tuesday Patrick demos the Democracy Player from the Participatory Culture Foundation
- Fireant is also good
- iPodderX is now Thunderstone Media and the new program is Transistr - com
- Dvorak is working on a new IPTV show for Z-D - stay tuned to details
- Leo's LTS Podcast interview is here
- Ricky Gervais goes for the gold by moving his free podcast to Audible.com
- Cat's expecting - congratulations
- Microsoft is looking for an Apple-style buzz for next week's "Origami" announcement
- Look for Alex Albrecht's cooking show, Control-Alt-Chicken, and much more from Revision 3 soon.