Aug 13th 2006
This Week in Tech 66
A Little Dab'll Do Ya
Hosted by Leo Laporte
Airport restrictions, Apple announcements, and the PC turns 25...
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Airport restrictions, Apple announcements, and the PC turns 25.
- It is the 25th anniversary of the IBM PC
- PC World has listed the 25 greatest computers of all time.
- New research states that smarter older people tend to be cranky.
- Items confiscated at Pennsylvania airports are being sold on eBay.
- At Apple's World Wide Developer's Conference, the The NASDAQ has threatedApple to delist them because they are not compliant with their rules.
- Windows Vista is nearing their first release candidate, and will reinstate their customer preview program.
- Parallels will soon be beginning to support Windows Vista.
- Windows Vista's patchguard technology is hindering security says Symantec.
- Starting in October, if you purchase a new PC, Microsoft will offer you a freeWindows Vista upgrade coupon.
- This past year, Microsoft has broken their patch records.
- Microsoft is bracing themselves for a worm attack.
- Apple has released a security patch for its brand new Mac Pro.
- Some "overzealous" AOL employees released 650,000 search records. Two days later, the New York Times identified AOL searcher 4417749.
- You can search through the AOL search records.
- Google says it won't pull an AOL.
- Yahoo's new web crawler, slurp, is slamming some sites.
- GoDaddy has cancelled their planned IPO.
- The 802.11n standard vote has been delayed till January 2007.
- Sprint-Nextel has dedicated $3 billion into rolling out WiMAX across the United States.
- Nokia has purchased Loudeye.
- Duran Duran is to perform virtual gigs on Second Life.
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