Apr 15th 2007
This Week in Tech 94
Tastes Like Chicken
Apple lets Leopard slip, Google buys DoubleClick, and Microsoft is dead...
- Don Imus' recent remark spread like wildfire throughout the Internet and may have been a cause of his firing.
- Apple quietly announced that OSX Leopard is to be delayed till October because many resources were moved to the iPhone.
- MacWorld says that the iPhone isn't a distraction, but rather, it's the point.
- Leo recently purchased a Nokia N95
- A cosmonaut has stated that Bill Gates is headed for space.
- Paul Graham has proclaimed Microsoft to be dead.
- Tim O'Reilly has composed a Draft Blogger's Code of Conduct after Kathy Sierra received numerous death threats
- The Webby Awards nominees have been posted. The list is so prolific it's like a phonebook.
- TWiT has been listed as the best tech podcast in Southwest Airlines' Spirit Magazine.
- Nielsen is going to begin following TV viewers outside of the home.
- Best Buy, owner of the Geek Squad, has been sued because one agent was caught recording a customer in the shower.
- Samsung has going to produce a full-featured combo HD-DVD/Blu-Ray player.
- Toshiba's second-generation HD-DVD player is about $300 now.
- Robert Heron has done a review roundup of the top HD disc players.
- Several of Karl Rove's emails have supposedly disappeared.
- Google has purchased DoubleClick for $3.1 billion.
- Paleontologists have analyzed T-Rex protein and have concluded that it is very close to that of a chicken.
- The RIAA and MPAA have sought for authority to pretext.
- The RIAA has been rated as the worst company in America in a Sweet Sixteen board.
- Cybercrooks are exploiting a new Windows DNS flaw in Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003.
- A DJ made Don Imus' slur the "phrase that pays" and got fired.
Note: I screwed up the numbering in the episode itself - so the open and MP3 tags say TWiT 95. It's really 94. Sorry for the confusion.