Tech News Today 65
Recorded: August 31, 2010
Published: August 31, 2010
Tech News Today 65: Piracy Is Theft!
Why monkey DNA is better than McAfee, Samsung tablet headed to Verizon, and Obama's after the pirates.
- Tom Merritt ( )
- John C. Dvorak ( )
- Patrick Beja ( )
- Jason Hiner ( )
- Erik Lanigan ( )
- An Indian Home Ministry official told the BBC that "any company with a telecoms network should be accessible" to monitoring by the Indian government. He then went on to use and Google and Skype as examples of companies that would have to provide data in future.
- Toshiba has started churning out 24 nm NAND Flash memory boasting they now offer the world's highest density and capacity per single chip. That boast refers to the 2 bits-per-cell 64 Gb parts.
- This ones for the Google Wave user in our audience. You and Gina Trapani will have until the end of this year to export your waves. Google has said they may integrate Wave functionality into other productsand coincidentally introduced collaborative highlighting to Google Docs today.
- TechCrunch reports that Digg has hired Amazon exec Matt Williams to be their new CEO. Williams has been at Amazon for over ten years and is currently GM of consumer payments.
- Microsoft is releasing a controller with a new, updated D-pad on November 9. The D-pad can be transformed from a disc into a plus. You won't be able to buy the controller alone; you'll need to buy the Play and Charge Kit to get it, for $64.99.
- A judge removed a juror from a trial in suburban Detroit after the young woman wrote on Facebook wrote on Facebook that it was "gonna be fun to tell the defendant they're guilty." Sadly the the trial was not over yet. Hadley Jons could be found in contempt when she returns to the circuit court Thursday.
Kickers and Weird Science
- Samsung Epic 4G now on sale at Sprint (update: save $50 at Amazon)
- Samsung Fascinate launching on Internet September 8 - all channels September 9?
- Open Hardware Summit begins tomorrow in NYC
- Paramount, MGM and Lionsgate movies start streaming on Netflix tomorrow
- Apple announcement at 10 AM tomorrow. TWiT will cover it live.
- TWiT at Dragon*Con. Meetup Saturday night September 4 - RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org Don't forget the NSFW Show live at 7 PM Eastern on Friday Night. Sundial Restaurant
Francoise: Caller with a lengthy story about why the new jetpacks are probably really dangerous.
Tom from Minnesota writes:
...In regards to yesterday's show where you talked about Intel buying Infineon's wireless unit, it really seems like Intel is positioning to be a dominant manufacturer in the mobile market. Imagine next year when they announce a new chip that has an on-die GSM or 4G radio controller, as well as anti-virus or firewall coding added to the instruction set. Now you possibly have power savings from everything on one chip, as well as a light-weight AV solution that takes advantage of the hardware acceleration, for cell phones - provided by McAfee by default, of course. Seems like a good play to me.
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- Edited by: Erik
- Notes: Mediafly publish: 4:55
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