This Week in Tech

Jul 9th 2006

This Week in Tech 61


Hosted by Leo Laporte
Google's jet, AOL for free, and Friendster patents social networks
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  • Lawsuits are flying over the Google founders' big private jet.
  • The Emmys now have a broadband award for broadband news and documentary programming.
  • Amanda Congdon of Rocketboom has been let go.
  • AOL is considering offerint its services for free
  • AMD admits that their sales have been going down
  • Apple has dumped its last Mac with a CRT.
  • Microsoft has announced that it will begin to support the OpenDoc format.
  • Microsoft is supposedly creating an ipod-killer.
  • A Toronto high-school has expelled the Linux lab.
  • The U.S. Navy is attempting to patent a firewall.
  • ABC is looking to disable the fast-forward button.
  • Alienware has designed a rather strange-looking PC for Dell.
  • You can now buy Call for Help (Canada) episodes on Google Video.
  • Merrian-Webster is including "google" as a verb in the dictionary.
  • By using the print-screen button, you can capture an entire HD-DVD or Blu-Ray movie.
  • New lasers from Ricoh can read both next-gen formats.
  • eBay is banning sellers from using Google Checkout.
  • Friendster was rewarded a patent on social networking.
  • Check out Leo's blog on Vox
  • Stephen Hawking asked a question on Yahoo Answers.
  • A teenager listening to an iPod was struck by lightning.
  • The Department of Defense is now tracking college students' emails regarding public protests.
  • Check out the picture of kilt day from The Screensavers.