This Week in Tech

Jul 16th 2006

This Week in Tech 62

Lazy Sunday

Hosted by Leo Laporte
Network television has its worst week in history, My Space plugs the tubes, and it's the end of the line for Windows 98...
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Category: News
  • Leo loves his terabyte Infrant ReadyNAS - he'll never lose another podcast again!
  • Television had the lowest ratings in recordedhistory this past week.
  • The NetNielsens announced that 6.6% of the U.S. adult population has recently downloaded a podcast and that podcasts are more popular than blogs.
  • The Sci-fi network has decided to put the pilot of "The Amazing Screw-on Head" online before actually airing.
  • Myspace took down a song about Ted Stevens' "series of tubes" analogy, and then brought it back up.
  • The publisher of The Anarchist's Cookbook died recently
  • Here's where you can buy old analog phones.
  • A few Vietnamese students used wigs to cheat on their college entrance exams.
  • A hacker who only tried to hack a database was sent to jail till 2011.
  • A Dell laptop exploded at a Japanese conference.
  • The week Microsoft has stopped support for Windows 98/ME, they have releaseda new operating system for older system called Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs.
  • A Dutch court is protecting file swappers' identities.
  • The Intel Core 2 Duo benchmarks beat AMD across the board.
  • Conde Nast, owners of Wired Magazine, have bought back Wired News for $25 million.
  • July 16 is the 37th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch.
  • Space shuttle Discovery is returning back to earth on Monday, July 17.
  • Gracenote has announced a deal to publish lyrics on the Internet.
  • Musicbrainz creates applications that will go through your iTunes library and attempt to tag the files missing ID3 tags.
  • Eyespot allows you to mix and mash-up videos online.
  • Video Egg will allow you to trim and do some simple editing online.
  • McAfee had a major flaw in its corporate program, and fixed it as a feature download.
  • Trend Micro has an excellent online virus scanner.
  • Check out the 9 weirdest/coolest links on the web explained by a human being on The 9 by Yahoo.
  • The new TWiT website is here!

(Thanks to Shooby for the show notes, as usual!)

We actually did set up a server for The Ship. The server name is TWiT Ship. Password is twit. Enjoy!

Thanks to Mark Blasco for the opening TWiT Theme. Dorothy Yamamoto designed the TWiT Logo. Doin' the TWiT, our closing theme, was composed and performed by Ashley Witt.