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March 6, 2008

Show #44

March 6th, 2008 -
No audio problems this week, so if the show sucks we have no one to blame but ourselves. The show starts off with our typical around the room introduction and Kevin drops some big news about a new computer acquisition. We discuss new NIN news, the iPhone SDK, Microsoft's price drops, Bill Gates gets punchy, and more. You can provide feedback to the show at www.techtalkshow.com.

- Show Notes -

News Stories:
Releases next week: SSB: Brawl (3/9/08), Stargate: The Ark of Truth (3/11/08)
Google Calendar now syncs with Outlook
Nine Inch Nails uploads new album on Torrent sites
Gary Gygax, Dungeons & Dragons creator, dies
Live from Apple's iPhone SDK press conference
Wii outsells the PS3 4-to-1 in Japan, Sony execs "not psyched"
Microsoft chops Vista retail prices
Sanity prevails: IE8 will default to standard-compliant mode
MacBook Air aflutter: demand stays strong, sold out often
Gates to Google: 'Your business applications stink'
Experiments: Do Coat Hangers Sound As Good As Monster Cables?
Microsoft Offers $100,000 to Testers of Office Live Workspace
Circuit City Trading In HD DVD for Blu-Ray Players
What piracy crisis? MPAA touts record box office for 2007

Weekly Picks:
Jeff: Xbox 360
Chris: Keystone Light
Kevin: MacBook

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March 14, 2008

Show #45

March 13th, 2008 -
This show was not meant to be, but we made it happen anyway. Jeff and Kevin bring you a show full of frustration and sleepiness in a very uplifting and entertaining manner. We cover the gems of tech news from the last week including dumb MobiTV lawyers, Hulu hooping for TV, AOL still exists and apparently has money, Lionsgate releases crippled portable movies, Intel is innovating in more ways than one, and Blu-ray on the 360: will it happen? Listen to the show for details on these stories and others. And be sure to listen to Kevin and Jeff's picks at the end of the show. You can provide feedback to the show at www.techtalkshow.com.

- Show Notes -

News Stories:
MobiTV taking legal action against HowardForums
Hulu Opens Up on Wednesday
Lawmaker's attempt to criminalize anonymous posting doomed
AOL buys social network Bebo for $850 million
Lionsgate adding iTunes Digital Copy to some DVDs
Intel Nettop is all about cost cutting
Intel: 160GB solid state drives will be unveiled soon
MPAA boss: Net neutrality would cramp our P2P snooping plans
Sony Reportedly Discussing Blu-ray Xbox With Microsoft
Microsoft says no Blu-ray for Xbox 360
Lack of competition sends Blu-ray player prices upward
EA's Take-Two takeover bid turns hostile
Nerve-tapping neckband used in 'telepathic' chat

Weekly Picks:
Jeff: Logitech UltraX Keyboard
Kevin: MAMP

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March 21, 2008

Show #46

March 20th, 2008 -
Kevin and Jeff, the REAL Tech Guys, join you once again to deliver the latest and greatest in tech news. As always this show is covered in very thick opinion, and Kevin is getting more and more lenient on what is considered a "curse" word. When it comes down to it, we just hope that we are entertaining. This week we cover the MPAA up down left and right, a bit of the music industry as well, the passing of Sir Arthur C. Clark, Apple rumors, Vista Service Pack 1, and the Coup de gras: copy protection on your DVR... We cover even more stories and we are full of tangents as usual. Be sure to listen to the end for Kevin and Jeff's picks of the week. You can provide feedback to the show at www.techtalkshow.com.

- Show Notes -

News Stories:
MPAA to Congress: Filtering is in colleges’ best interests
Atari, Inc. Logs On to Steam
Verizon, AT&T Big Winners In 700 MHz Auction
comScore Releases February 2008 U.S. Search Engine Rankings
Sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke is dead
Apple could split device sales with music labels
Firefox 3 goes on a diet, eats less memory than IE and Opera
Vista SP1 has been released, XP SP3 rumored to come out next week?
Music Industry Proposes a Piracy Surcharge on ISPs
HBO’s new miniseries IS locked down for TiVo recording
PC game developer has radical message: ignore the pirates
Flickr Video beta due in April

Weekly Picks:
Jeff: Mass Effect
Kevin: OpenVPN

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March 28, 2008

Show #47

March 27th, 2008 -
Heya folks. This is going to be a weird show. Skype just did not want to behave on the evening we were recording, so sound quality is not the best on this show. Not only that, but some of the hosts seemed to be off doing other stuff while we were recording... We try to still deliver a solid show through all of these distractions and Talk about Tech. We discuss some underhandedness by Apple, the XM/Sirius merger and crazy demands from Clear Channel, Comcast and BitTorrent shaking hands, and much more more than you bargained for. You can provide feedback to the show at www.techtalkshow.com.

- Show Notes -

News Stories:
Mozilla CEO Objects To Safari Auto Install
XM / Sirius merger approved!
Clear Channel wants the FCC to force XM / Sirius to obey indecency laws
Photoshop Express now free and online
A New Tool From Google Alarms Sites
Comcast-BitTorrent pact not a substitute for net neutrality
WoW bot maker sued after home visit from Vivendi attorney
Grandma, grandpa get owned by Illinois' failed gaming law
Microsoft Marks Xbox 360 Cheaters, Resets Gamerscores to Zero
Xbox Live owners getting content re-licensed to new Xboxes
Gibson turns volume up to 11 with new 'Guitar Hero' lawsuit
BluRay's BD+ DRM broken

Weekly Picks:
Pete: Mass Effect
Jeff: Mass Effect
Chris: Call of Duty 4
Kevin: Newegg

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