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November 1, 2007

Show #30: Wireless Security

November 1st, 2007 -
Our thirtieth show, that seems like a lot... This is also the first episode of Tech Talk with 100% less Pete. He has a cold and is overall feeling under the weather. But that didn't phase us, oh no, we tread on. In fact, this show contains a great nugget of information within our tech news stories. Kevin goes over the benefits of wireless network security and why you should secure your network. We also may finally have a winner in the HD home video wars, only time will tell though. For more details, listen to the show. You can provide feedback to the show by calling 206-888-2728.

- Show Notes -
We spend some time in today's show talking about wireless security. Protect yourself!

News Stories:
Congressman to Comcast: Stop interfering with BitTorrent
AT&T Asks CA Wildfire Victims If They Remembered To Pick Up Satellite Receiver As They Fled Their Burning House / Or Not…
Senate approves extension of Internet tax ban
The sub-$200 HD DVD player arrives ($98 at Walmart tomorrow?)
Nvidia's GeForce 8800 GT graphics processor
Comcast to employees: talking about blocking P2P can get you fired
Google Unveiling Gphone Plans In Two Weeks
Is U.S. stuck in Internet's slow lane?
Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pro quietly updated

Weekly Picks:
Kevin: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Jeff: The Phoenix Suns
Chris: Page Plus Cellular

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November 8, 2007

Show #31

November 8th, 2007 -
We've got Pete for half the show this time. I suppose he's easing back into his hosting role. Both Kevin and Jeff picked up Guitar Hero III, listen in to see what they think. Chris has still been playing the baby game so he hasn't had much time for your standard everyday fun. Our news topics this week are a little hot around the collar. We (Kevin) get riled up by the antics of Prince, the MLB, and Blu-ray. All the steamy details are inside. You can provide feedback to the show by calling 206-888-2728.

- Show Notes -

News Stories:
Saul Williams - The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!
Girl said 'like' too many times... So I jammed her cell phone
CinemaNow to get CSS-enabled DVD burning, but you'll need new hardware
It's official: Google announces open-source mobile phone OS, Android
Updated!! THE OFFICE Is Closed!!
Google goes after Facebook with new OpenSocial social networking API
'Time' names iPhone 'invention of the year'
Apple Tablet PC is real, says Asus
90,000 HD DVD players sold in one weekend
Prince threatens to sue his fans over online images
MLB rips off fans who bought DRM videos
Rumormonger: Digg close to a $300 million sale?
Blu-ray’s DRM crown jewel tarnished with crack of BD+
Encrypted E-Mail Company Hushmail Spills to Feds

Weekly Picks:
Jeff: Guitar Hero III Controller
Chris: The Baby Game
Pete: Google Docs
Kevin: Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens

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November 15, 2007

Show #32

November 15th, 2007 -
It's just Jeff and Kevin this week, but what we lack in numbers we make up for in gusto (and Guitar Hero III talk). We discuss what's been going on the past week, and of course we cover the latest tech news. We had some good stories this week, but the highlight of the show would have to be the two rants. We rant about Higher Education Bill 494, and a story about Canadian piracy launches us into a rant about the music industry. Not only do we rant about the music industry, but we solve all the problems with it as well. Listen for the whole story, and a business plan that's solid gold. You can provide feedback to the show by calling 206-888-2728.

- Show Notes -

News Stories:
DivX support coming to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 support in the works
Microsoft's Musiwave acquisition could lead to Zune wireless music store
RIAA: Jammie Thomas has "no basis" to complain about damage award
Get your own XO laptop: OLPC Give 1 Get 1 project underway
Xbox 360 passes PS3 on Japan sales chart on strength of exclusive title
Now RIAA wants Universities to get campus wide Napster subscription or “lose all federal financial aid”
Biggest BSOD of All Time?
Canadian Police Tolerates Piracy For Personal Use
Xbox Originals Are Imperfect Says Microsoft

Weekly Picks:
Jeff: Xbox 360
Kevin: Guitar Hero III (Wii)

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November 29, 2007

Show #33

November 29th, 2007 -
A full house once again: Chris, Jeff, Kevin, and Pete. We spend a lot of time talking about what we've been doing since we last talked. Kevin's been busy setting up the new Tech Bytes podcast. Pete's all about the Call of Duty 4, and Jeff has been playing Assasin's Creed and Mass Effect. Chris is still playing the baby card... You can provide feedback to the show by calling 206-888-2728.

- Show Notes -

News Stories:
NIN " Copyright Fun"
Soldier Uses Wii to Catch Wife Doing Up, Down, Left, Right, A-B-A-B With Another Man
Spinpoint F1: Samsung Overtakes With a Bang
Mark Cuban to ISPs: block all P2P traffic; Ars to Cuban: um, no
You can't always judge an eBook by its cover (Amazon Kindle)
IBM patent could pause your DVD movie for "a word from our sponsors"
Nintendo Says It's Not Limiting Wii Supply
Judge tells record labels to cough up download expenses
Microsoft inches closer to XP update
Mozilla's Firefox 3 beta

Weekly Picks:
Pete: AMD Spider & Call of Duty 4
Jeff: Assassin's Creed
Kevin: Launchy

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