CNET News Daily Podcast: Steve Fossett's undersea secret

Adventurer was working on a project to get to the bottom of the ocean; Apple vehemently denies a rumor started on a citizen journalist site; and a new launch date for the European atom smasher.

In addition to a legacy of adventure and entrepreneurship, Steve Fossett leaves behind a top secret project he'd been working on. He had bought a highly advanced underwater submersible he hoped would take him to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, lower than any point on Earth humans have gone. Reporter Daniel Terdiman joins today's podcast to talk about the project and where it goes from here.

Apple is strongly denying a rumor posted on CNN's iReport page that Steve Jobs suffered a heart attack this morning. iReport is a citizen journalism section of CNN, where people can submit their own news stories. CNN has removed the post in question, but the report caused a sharp drop in Apple's stock price before company representatives were able to deny the charge.

Also in this podcast, Windows XP gets another lifeline, a date has been set for the Large Hadron Collider to be turned on again, and we look at which gadgets at Ceatec might actually make it into the real world.


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Today's stories:

Jobs heart attack rumor not true, Apple stock swings

Windows XP gets another lifeline

Skype: We didn't know about security issues

Date set for restart of Large Hadron Collider

Gadgets go greener, thinner, and wireless at Ceatec

Sony's 'David Blaine' starts 30 days of living in display window

Hands on with Sony's new PRS-700 digital reader

Report: New HP smartphone aimed at consumers

What's the big deal about WiMax?

 

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