This Week in Tech

Dec 18th 2006

This Week in Tech 80

The Person of the Year is... You!

Hosted by Leo Laporte
Time's Person of the Year, the iPhone, the AMD roadmap, and more...
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Time's Person of the Year, the iPhone, the AMD roadmap, and more...

  • The Time "Person of the Year" award has been awarded to none other than: you!
  • According to Leo and Dvorak, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad should be the Person of the Year.
  • The New York Times has added an "Add to Newsvine" button to all their stories. Also, they have begun to use Google Maps for their "Where to Go in 2007" page.
  • AMD is going to create a CPU/GPU chip called Fusion. They have also stated that the multi-core trend is similar to the megahertz race, and that the future is in accelerated processing units.
  • Leo thinks that the Windows Vista ReadyBoost does not speed up boot times.
  • As discussed on Security Now, Windows Vista automatically sets you as an administrator.
  • The Free Software Foundation has created a site called BadVista.org.
  • There is a zero-day exploit for Windows Vista available for sale at $50,000.
  • Gizmodo apparently knows that the iPhone will be released on Monday, December 18. Sadly, it turned out to the the Linksys iPhone.
  • Firefly is coming to an MMORPG near you.
  • Nintendo is offering to replace Wiimote straps.
  • Seagate founder, Alan Shugart, has died.