This Week in Tech

Jul 23rd 2006

This Week in Tech 63

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Hosted by Leo Laporte
Will AMD and ATI merge, did Paris Hilton hack Lindsay Lohan, and which will kill YouTube first: lawsuits or bandwidth bills. We answer these questions and more on this week's gripping episode of TWiT.
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Category: News

We explain why the AMD ATI merger is doomed, why YouTube must fail, and why Intel's very fast Core 2 chips are actually closer to Pentium III than Pentium 4.

  • AMD is rumored to purchase ATI for $5.5 billion.
  • Microsoft is to buy back $40 billion of its shares.
  • YouTube hits 100 million videos per day
  • YouTube's new policy states that "we own your content."
  • YouTube is being sued by the Los Angeles News Service over a video of Reginald Denny being hauled from his truck and beaten by a group of rioters.
  • Upload pretty much any audio/video content from Generation Y at Stickam.
  • Guba has a method to prevent pirated videos on their site.
  • Thinksecret thinks that Apple will do movie rentals soon.
  • Jason Calcanis wants to hire the top users from social networking sites to post on Netscape.
  • A speaker at HOPE was arrested by the FBI right before his speech.
  • It has been proven that an RFID chip can be easily cloned.
  • The Hak.5 season premiere will be on August 5th.
  • Google Earth users have found a 900mx700m patch in China which is a perfect scale model of a mountainous landscape.
  • Paris Hilton supposedly hacked Lindsay Lohan's Blackberry.
  • Yahoo stock fell 22% for its biggest one-day drop.
  • Yahoo Music is offering a Jessica Simpson song DRM-free for $1.99.
  • On the previous DL.TV, Brian Dexheimer stated that we may have terabyte hard drives by the end of 2006.
  • The hard drive's 50th anniversary is this September.
  • Here's Dvorak's flank steak recipe.

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