We're coming to you from CES 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada and it's all about Netbooks today. I'm sure we'll get more buzz about 3D TVs and more later this week. Also, Ellie doesn't like it when we call out the title of the show, but that makes it easier for Jason to find them for his special edition! (And please excuse a bit of distortion in today's episode. Sorry! -Jason)
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Yawn— MacWorld (woohoo iTunes DRM free!!)
Apple activates iTunes downloads over 3G, with a caveat
Free Nine Inch Nails albums top 2008 Amazon MP3 sales charts
AMD’s Neo processor debuts in HP notebook
Asus says Netbooks can be upscale with the S121
…and new Eee PC with swiveling screen
MSI XSlim MacBook Air-like thing
LG’s Watch Phone: production please?
LaCie breaks off quad-interface 2big Quadra RAID drive
Google’s Android runs on a Netbook — Google OS in the offing?
Phishing is a minimum-wage job
SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone announced
Pay-as-you-go airline charges by the minute
What piracy? Movie biz sees record box office in 2008http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20090105-what-piracy-movie-biz-sees-record-box-office-in-2008.html
As one of your UK listeners, I’d just like to clarify the ‘liveness’
of the BBC iPlayer. It actually broadcasts tv shows on the internet an
hour after they are first broadcasted on tv. Just thought that you
Web Developer Matthew Horoszowski (say Horoshofski) here and just
wanted to point out this article,
which talks about a new game that uses your brainwaves to control a
small ball and move it through hoops and things.
Guess that one prediction for this year down!
Hey JaMoTo + 1:
On the dial tone issue from Monday’s show: when someone moves out of a
house or and apartment, the phone company *should* leave dial tone on
the line, but with no account information. This gives access to 911 and
611 (to be able to call the company to fully activate the line). When I
worked for BellSouth, that service was called a QuickServe.
However, QuickServes can be disabled if the line is needed at another
residence or business and no other cable pairs are immediately
available, hence the reason that Tom’s line didn’t have dial tone.
FWIW, no dial tone, no 911.
Stop it!!! Stop with the announcing of the title in the actual show!!
Stop it, stop it, stop it, stop it, stop it, STOP!!!