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January 10, 2008

Show #37

January 10th, 2008 -
We took a bit of a break, but now we're back with the first episode of Tech Talk for 2008! Jeff, Kevin, and Pete bring you the latest in what's been going on in their geeky lives, as well as the latest in tech news. We have a lot of good stories this week. The High Definition format war may finally be over, but we're not happy with who's still standing. We discuss what's new in the music industry and try and find out why they hate their customers so much. Trent Reznor released the financial information from his latest online music venture and we're confused as to why he's so upset. Listen to the show for all the details.

- Show Notes -

News Stories:
Piracy, Morals and The Need for Change
Paramount in HD DVD blow / Universal HD DVD exclusivity contract has expired, sits non-renewed
Xbox Live outage: day 11, "up and running", except not
WeGame Launches As YouTube For Gamers
FCC to investigate Comcast BitTorrent blocking
TV Converter Program Website
RIAA writes its own "news" for local TV stations
Trent Reznor: Why won't people pay $5?
Confessions: The Meanest Thing Gizmodo Did at CES

Weekly Picks:
Jeff: Steve Nash
Kevin: Steam

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January 17, 2008

Show #38

January 16th, 2008 -
I am pretty sure that at an hour and twenty minutes long that this is our longest show ever. But that is good news, right? You get 1.3 hours of excellent content from the Tech Guys Jeff and Kevin, and we get to talk about what we love. The Macworld Expo was on Tuesday, so we spend some time talking about the latest announcements. Jeff also has a story about why he is going to be playing a bit less on this 360 for some time to come. As always we cover the latest shenanigans that the RIAA has been up to, the delay of a video game we were all anticipating, more on HD DVD vs Blu-ray, and more. You can provide feedback to the show at www.techtalkshow.com.

- Show Notes -

News Stories:
Breaking: Super Smash Bros. Brawl Officially Delayed
Apple announces MacBook Air, HD movie rentals, Apple TV 2.0 at Macworld keynote
Sysadmin tries, fails at being l337 hax0r, gets jail time
Amazon rounds out DRM-free music offering with Sony BMG
The RIAA speaks--and it gets worse
HD DVD fires back, slashes hardware & software prices
Dirty Business: The Real Reason Warner Went Blu-ray
Sun acquires MySQL
TSA security flaws exposed users to risk of identity theft

Weekly Picks:
Jeff: Amazon.com
Kevin: O'Reilly Books

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January 24, 2008

Show #39

January 24th, 2008 -
The silly is on full throttle this week. As always, we start off by talking about what we have been doing in the last week. Our story lineup this week includes NBC and iTunes getting jiggy wit it, controlling other consoles with the Wii remote, a horrible internet pricing scheme, Le Amazon gets fined, 10 million WoW subscribers, and more! You can provide feedback to the show at www.techtalkshow.com.

- Show Notes -

News Stories:
NBC's Zucker hints at return to iTunes?
Wii remote and xbox360
Time Warner Links Web Prices With Usage
Amazon's free shipping costing €1,000 per day in France
US video games sales hit record
TiVo Finally Launches On Comcast As A Software Upgrade
HBO Joins the Movie Download Derby
MPAA admits mistake on downloading study
WoW Hits The Big 1-0
Use Your DS As An Interactive DisneyWorld Tour Guide

Weekly Picks:
Pete: TrackMania Nations
Jeff: Amazon.com
Kevin: NewEnough.com

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January 31, 2008

Show #40

January 31st, 2008 -
The show must go on... Pete and Kevin bring the tech news this week. Jeff is under the weather, so let us know if you would like to go in on fruit basket to make him feel better. We discuss the latest and greatest in tech news including our crazy of the week: Paul McGuinness of U2 fame. You can provide feedback to the show at www.techtalkshow.com.

- Show Notes -

News Stories:
First benchmarks: MacBook Air is the slowest Apple machine on the block
Consumers, analysts, retailers give HD DVD the cold shoulder
NPD: Sky Isn't Falling for HD-DVD, Blu-ray Isn't Champ Yet
Mole: 80GB PS3 dead, 120-160GB with Dual Shock 3 incoming
Employee's silent rampage wipes out $2.5m worth of data
Open access for all: prime 700MHz Block C hits reserve price
Microsoft: Vista has fewer first-year vulnerabilities than any modern OS
U2 manager calls Safe Harbor a "Thieves' Charter"
Amazon.com to Acquire Audible.com
Yahoo CAPTCHA Hacked
Submarine cable cut torpedoes Middle East access
Nyko reveals cord-free adapter for Wii Nunchuck, retrofitters rejoice

Weekly Picks:
Pete: Eee PC
Kevin: Wikipedia

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