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Episode 349


Tech News Today 349: There Will Be A Culling

Google makes bank, Samsung Android announcement back on, Apple's next revolutionary product, and more.

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  • Apple prepping cloud-based movie streaming, report says
  • Apple reportedly trying to add movie streaming to its iCloud
  • Valve chief says Apple will own your living room
    • LA Times & the Wall Street Journal report Apple's meeting with studios - buy once on iTunes, access on any Apple device
    • Apple & DIsney both aren't part of Ultraviolet
    • Engadget: according to "people familiar with the matter" it could allow Ultraviolet access on iThings via app, while also bringing its usual media lock-in magic by also throwing in streaming copies of any flicks purchased on iTunes
    • Valve Software chief Gabe Newell speaking at the WTIA TechNW conference this week in Washington DC. "I suspect Apple will launch a living room product that redefines people's expectations really strongly, and the notion of a separate console platform will disappear."


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"subject: I support Tom's complaining

Just wanted to weigh in my support for Tom's complaint - changing the Windows 8 Start screen from a jumble of tiles to a jumble of icons does not make me feel any better. It's the same thing, just in a smaller form. How is that an improvement from keeping my hands on the keyboard, pressing the Windows key, and typing in what I wanted to run while still seeing what is currently running? I like to keep a nice clean almost icon-free desktop, so seeing that screenshot of a jumble of icons gave me a panic attack and the urge to sweep that clutter of icons into a trash can somewhere.

Bregol"

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