This Week in Tech

Nov 26th 2006

This Week in Tech 78

Dvorak's Restaurant

Hosted by Leo Laporte
Kramer's tirade, Wal-Mart.com troubles, and brilliant marketing schemes....
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Category: News

Kramer's tirade, Wal-Mart.com troubles, and brilliant marketing schemes....

  • If the Internet was not as popular today, Kramer's tirade would not have been nearly as popular.
  • A Chinese porn site operator has been jailed for life.
  • The "Revenge of the Nerds" remake has ceased production.
  • Check out Star Trek: New Voyages, a fan fiction video series of Star Trek with very high production values.
  • Windows 1.0 turned 21-years old as of November 20th, 2006.
  • McDonalds has trying to patent the sandwich.
  • LSI has gotten a patent for linked lists.
  • The Librarian of Congress has ruled on when the DMCA may be violated.
  • The Zune has been hacked to enable it as a storage device.
  • Now you can buy television shows and high definition movies off of Xbox Live.
  • Mark Shuttleworth has invited OpenSUSE developers to join Ubuntu.
  • The Black Friday rush crashed Walmart.com; however, it could have been a hacker.
  • Amazon says that the 1000 $100 Xbox 360s sold out in 29 seconds.
  • According to American Technology Research, Sony only shipped between 125k and 175k PS3s to North America.
  • A video of a ranting teacher landed the students in trouble.
  • Watch a mock-up video someone made based off of a fan-made spec: the iTALK.
  • Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision has reportedly won a contract to manufacture 12 million mobile phone handsets for Apple.
  • The Pew Internet and American Life Project said that 12% of Internet users have downloaded a podcast, but the amount of people listening daily has not increased much.
  • Microsoft has stated that they will not allow virtualization in Windows Vista Home because the technology is not exactly ready for prime time.
  • The Xbox 360 is 1-year old.
  • VHS is dead at 30.
  • Internet users cannot be sued for reposting defamatory statements according to a ruling by the California Supreme Court.