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.