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Show #113

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News

CES Stuff

  • 3D, 3D, and more 3D
  • Also announced at CES
  • Computer-to-Mobile 2-way Free Texting

Talk Point

  • Let’s talk about the ones we remember

Gamer’s Corner (Conferences, New Developments, Game Reviews)


Intarweb Goldmine

  • French Pilot Program
  • Will text you warnings that your meter is low on money
  • Sends message to police after 20 minutes alerting them that you are AFK

Show #112

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  • HUGE ITunes Change
  • DRM Gone, but so is the old pricing structure
  • $1.29 for all new stuff, $.99 for moderate, $.69 for older stuff
  • Sloppy work – Investigators would download music files from peoples computers and use that as evidence that they were file sharing, without confirming that the file had been in fact shared with anybody else other than the MediaSentry investigator.
  • Tactic since 2003 and has spawned many Civil Right lawsuits
  • RIAA quietly dropped the company and cites their winding down of “evidence collecting”
  • RIAA states that they will be “measuring the popularity of various online entertainment sites” instead
  • National News, a certain portion of the Gen 1 Zunes stopped working on NYD
  • Source code subsequently leaked and here’s the detail explanation
  • They didn’t account for leap year properly when day counting.
  • Microsoft’s fix: Wait until Jan. 2
  • Spirit landed on Jan 3, 2004 and sister, Opportunity, was 21 days later
  • Only expected to function 30 days
  • Both have driven over 12 and a half miles
  • Uploaded 36 Gigabytes of data, 250 thousand photos

Consumer Electronics Show

  • Samsung 7mm TV
  • 150 inch TVs of course
  • NBC coverage, first time a major broadcaster has been there


Gamer’s Corner (Conferences, New Developments, Game Reviews)

  • TBD if there is anything noteworthy out there to discuss, kinda quiet


Intarweb Goldmine

  • There’s a web comic out there from “PvPOnline” where one of the chars scares away a burglar by wearing a Thor costume
  • Life Imitates Entertainment, rather than Vice Versa
  • Man comes home, house being robbed, Wearing Thor costume from a halloween party, burglar sees him, gets scared, runs out of the house leaving his shoes.
  • Tiny vibrations from the soundwaves of your voice can cause latency.
  • Proven with a disk monitor
  • Punchline: “Just like a woman, whisper sweet nothings to your HD and you might actually get farther…” (working on this)

FREE Stuff

Show #100

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News

  • Sony getting in the DL game – 66 cents a song
    • DADA.NET – DRM-Free .MP3
    • Whats the catch? It’s a 15 song – $10 / month plan (minimum)
  • Apple and At&t closer to getting served with anti-trust lawsuit
  • Tech Picks

    • 2 screens slightly bigger (3.25 diagonal in place of 3, same res)
    • 2 camera’s (Internal .3 mp, external 3 mp)
    • SD Card slot
    • Music player – AAC not MP3
    • Slimmer, flash memory, gba slot gone
  • Google Mail’s “Googles” prevents drunk e-mailing
  • Solar Powered Flashlight
    • buy one – give one to charity
    • minimum 5 hours light
    • solar-recharged

     

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    • Marketplace Direct
    Gamer’s Corner (Conferences, New Developments, Game Reviews)
    • Little Big Planet Release Date (Oct. 21)
    • Fable II Release (Oct. 21)
    • DeadSpace (Oct. 14)
    • Rockband 2 (Oct. 20)
    • Farcry 2 (Oct. 21)
    • Spiderman: Web of Shadows (Oct. 21)
    • Bioshock PS3 (Oct. 21)
    • Guitar Hero: World Tour (Oct. 26)
    • Red Alert 3 (Oct 28)
    • Fallout 3 Release Date (10/28/2008)
    Intarweb Gold Mine