This Week in Tech

Sep 17th 2006

This Week in Tech 69

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The brown Zune, HP's board disaster, and the Microsoft enemies list...
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The brown Zune, HP's board disaster, and the Microsoft enemies list...

  • Microsoft's Zune player will come in three colors: white, brown, and black.
  • Microsoft's Zune player will not be able to play its own Playsforsure files.
  • Leo and Patrick have split views on iTunes'new movie store.
  • Spamhaus from the UK was fined by a spammer $11.7 million, but they will not pay a dime of it because their accusation is from America.
  • California's governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has passed a law to ban the holding of a cell phone while driving a car starting 2008, but using a push-to-talk phone will not be "banned" till 2011.
  • A Lenovo Thinkpad exploded at LAX, sparking a bomb-scare.
  • The 50th anniversary of the hard drive disk was September 13, 2006.
  • If you're ever in Mountain View, CA, go to the Computer History Museum.
  • After last week's brouhaha, HP's chairwoman Patricia Dunn has announced her resignation.
  • The RIAA has shut taken eDonkey out of business.
  • The German TOR servers have been seized.
  • If you ever forget your Safeway Club Card or another form of discount card for a grocery store, just ask them to use the "house" card.