Tech News Today 50
Recorded: August 10, 2010
Published: August 10, 2010
Tech News Today 50: DROIDian Slip
The DROID 2 gets a release date and we almost see it, Google gets raided in Korea, and Kinect opens up for beta
Kickers and Weird Science
- Nintendo announced sales for its the Wii, have crossed the 30 million mark in the U.S. The company passed that milestone in 45 months, which Nintendo claims makes it the fastest-selling console ever.
- Microsoft is advising Hotmail users who can't access their email accounts to try Google’s Chrome browser in order to successfully connect. The latest version of Hotmail launched last week, but since then the company has received many complaints of scripting errors and disappearing email.
- Web-based malware based on the Zeus botnet has led to the fraudulent withdrawal of more than $1m from online banking accounts. Victims were infected by a Zeus banking Trojan variant while browsing the net. The Trojan swiped the customer's online banking ID and hijacked their online banking sessions, targeting victims who had substantial balances.
- PC prices could rise in the next several months because memory will be in short supply. iSuppli warns that DRAM supply could not meet demand because some manufacturers won't be able to get the semiconductor lithography tools they need.
- Peter Skillman, the Vice President of Design at Palm has left the company, according to TechCrunch. Skillman has 20 years of product design experienceincluding most famously being in charge of the design for Palm's Pre.
On The Calendar
- Voicemail from Eric with a calendar heads-up about a Star Wars convention
- Email from Fred about a possible Verizon iPad
- Email from Craig about Google looking more like a James Bond villan organization
- G2MyPC #11
- ad times: 00:34-00:47 and 11:05-12:40
- Edited by:Erik
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