This Week in Tech

Feb 26th 2006

This Week in Tech 43

Old Yeller

Hosted by Leo Laporte
It's TWiT 43 - a podcast about nothing.
Records live every Sunday at 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific / 23:00 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 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
  • changes its name to, 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 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
  • 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.