CNET News Daily Podcast: Supercomputers and the future of Hulu

We talk supercomputers and Hulu, in just that order. Who's got the fastest supercomputer? And will you soon have to pay to use Hulu.com to watch TV shows and movies?

Supercomputers are in the news again. First Microsoft has a new version of its Excel program that can tear spreadsheets that used to take weeks to calculate, down into a few hours. Then we've got results released early Monday that unveil which company gets to claim its supercomputer as the fastest among the top 500 in the world.

We also get CNET News senior writer Greg Sandoval on the phone to talk about what's going on with Hulu, and why it may soon cost you money to watch your favorite TV shows and movies on the popular site.

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Today's stories:

Judge rules for Apple in Psystar case

'Jaguar' supercomputer races past 'Roadrunner'

Cisco boosts bid for Tandberg to $3.41 billion

Microsoft testing Excel for supercomputers

iPhone app developer quits over approval process

Oxford's word of the year? 'Unfriend'

Hulu's backers bicker as Web video soars

About the author

Josh Lowensohn joined CNET in 2006 and now covers Apple. Before that, Josh wrote about everything from new Web start-ups, to remote-controlled robots that watch your house. Prior to joining CNET, Josh covered breaking video game news, as well as reviewing game software. His current console favorite is the Xbox 360.

 

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