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May 1, 2008

Show #52

May 1st, 2008 -
Tech Talk is back online with another episode of tech news. Kevin, Pete and Chris (no Jeff this week) join you to escort you through what interesting things have been going on in the tech world. This week we discuss recent video game releases, XP and Vista sales, video game thiefs, a Canadian iPhone, SP3 for XP, Guitar Hero on the internet, the latest on the Microsoft Yahoo fiasco, and much more. You can provide feedback to the show at www.techtalkshow.com.

- Show Notes -

News Stories:.
Shenanigans: Dell to Sell XP after June 30, Microsoft to Pretend They're Selling Vista to Save Face
Rural Albert Lea man accused of video game scam
iPhone coming to Canada
Microsoft releases the long-anticipated Windows XP SP3
Blu-ray: The Future Has Been Delayed
Guitar Hero embeddable widget hits web
Mexican attaché attempts to make off with White House BlackBerrys
Microsoft Raises Yahoo Offer To $32-$33 Through WSJ; YHOO Wants $37
iTunes Store gets same-day DVD releases
An elephant never forgets? George W. Bush's lost e-mails
New Microsoft law enforcement tool bypasses PC security
New way to save energy: Disappearing ink

Weekly Picks:
Pete: Jade Empire
Chris: GH III Online
Kevin: shirt.woot.com

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May 9, 2008

Show #53

May 8th, 2008 -
Jeff and Kevin are in the hizouse and bring you a show stock full of stuttering, manly giggling, and at least one mention of machismo as it relates to bandwidth usage. This week we talk about the new Nintendo Channel on the Wii, the release of AVG Free 8, Microsoft's white flag, Blizzard's shunning of Steam, the real story when it comes to forbidden media, pedophiles on Wikipedia? and much more. In the end, the one thing you should take away from this show is that you need to go watch Iron Man in the theater. You can provide feedback to the show at www.techtalkshow.com.

- Show Notes -

News Stories:
Nintendo Channel at Nintendo
AVG Free Anti-Virus 8
Microsoft says proxy battle not worth it
Blizzard Opens Digital Download Store
Undercover Shoppers Find it’s Increasingly Difficult for Children to Buy M-Rated Games
Activision/Blizzard leaves, still hopes to profit from ESA
FBI investigates 'Wikipedophilia'
Controversial Pro-IP Act sails through Judiciary Committee
Apple losing money in new movie deal
Comcast mulling metered access, 250GB monthly bandwidth caps
'Grand Theft Auto IV' makes a killing in first week
NBC using YouTube clips to drive Hulu traffic

Weekly Picks:
Jeff: Doom
Kevin: Iron Man

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May 15, 2008

Show #54

May 14th, 2008 -
Show Fifty-Four has been recorded a day early so that Kevin can go the Jonathan Coulton concert on Thursday night. If you live in the Phoenix area, you should go as well to the Brickhouse in downtown Phoenix. The whole crew is here tonight; however, as always, Kevin and Jeff dominate the conversation. This week we discuss some new games coming out next week, the WiiWare launch, Guitar Hero IV, our retarded representatives, the truth behind violent video games, the Air Force wants to create a botnet, Universal Music's hypocrisy, and more. You can provide feedback to the show at www.techtalkshow.com.

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News Stories:
New Games Next Week
Wii Ware Launches at Nintendo
First Guitar Hero IV Details Shed
House overwhelmingly passes controversial PRO-IP Act
Charter To Begin Tracking Users' Searches And Inserting Targeted Ads
Air Force Colonel Wants to Build a Military Botnet
Video games don’t turn children into blood-thirsty killers
Google begins blurring faces in Street View
Older DVR Owners Are More Likely to Skip All Ads
Philadelphia's municipal WiFi network to go dark
NBC-Vista copy-protection snafu reminds us why DRM stinks
Funny How Universal Music Thinks Infringement Fines Are Unconstitutional When It's On The Receiving End

Weekly Picks:
Jeff: The Internet
Kevin: Smithwick's Irish Ale
Pete: Call of Duty 4
Chris: Internet Porn

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May 23, 2008

Show #55

May 22nd, 2008 -
This is another Jeff and Kevin show, but you like those ones, right? Who would have thought that an engineer and a mathematician would have so much trouble doing a little bit of simple dividing? Not us... This week we discuss the lameness of Media Center, the crazy buying of both Ars Technica and Cnet, the insane trouncing by the Wii in April, Best Buy's audacity, A Jack Thompson shaming, and that's not all! You can provide feedback to the show at www.techtalkshow.com.

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News Stories:
Microsoft, Yahoo forced into each others' arms
American Gladiators vanquished by optional broadcast flag
Breaking: CBS To Acquire CNET For $1.8 Billion
Ars Technica acquired by Condé Nast: the low-down
Nintendo Wii outsells 360, PS3, PS2, PSP combined in April
Best Buy: FCC has no power to fine us over analog TVs
Judge's report in Jack Thompson case: guilty on 27 charges
NetFlix: First Netflix Streaming Box Review, $100 and Unlimited Downloads!
Office 2007 to gain native ODF support early next year
Hostile takeover turns docile as EA extends Take-Two offer
Microsoft offers cashback search

Weekly Picks:
Jeff: Bioshock
Kevin: VisualHub or iSquint

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May 29, 2008

Show #56

May 29th, 2008 -
It's the original Tech Talk crew in the hizzy. Jeff, Kevin, and Pete tear up the Tech News scene with our off the cuff analysis of the latest stories. Okay, we get a little (or a lot) silly in the second half of the show, but I'm sure you'll laugh at our antics. This week we discuss a free internet service with strings attached, why you shouldn't go to theme parks in England, crazy Apple fanbois, why we hate the MPAA, the best place not to buy a Zune, crazy New Mexicans, and much more. You can provide feedback to the show at www.techtalkshow.com.

- Show Notes -

News Stories:
FCC wants free broadband service, plus content filtering
UK theme park bans PDAs, mandates family fun time
iPhone line forms at Apple's flagship for absolutely no reason
Linking to movies leads to $4 million in fines
GameStop to Stop Zune Sales
Ready-made Apple TV hack should help non-geeks play DivX
New Mexico group tries to ban Wi-Fi
Court Finds Dell Guilty of Fraud
Mozilla “Download Day”
Microsoft Unveils Multi-Touch Technology For Windows 7
Inside the Attack that Crippled Revision3

Weekly Picks:
Pete: Age of Conan
Jeff: Bacardi
Kevin: Penny Arcade Volume 5: the Case of the Mummy's Gold

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