CNET UK Podcast 197: We should be allowed to hack our hardware
The team discuss sensible changes to US law, Ian blows his stack about broadband speeds plus there's our woot of the week and single syllable review
This week on the show, we discussed the new US law that makes it legal to jailbreak an iPhone or rip a DVD and we complained about our much more restrictive British laws. We also looked at the news in a week when more Facebook data was leaked, broadband speeds are back in the spotlight and HMV tries to make money again.
Feature: We should be allowed to hack our hardware
For a long time it was illegal to jailbreak an iPhone, or circumvent DRM on a DVD, even if you just wanted to use a clip in your own review. Now though, the US has seen sense and to its DMCA legislation that make reasonable fair use legal. The UK lags behind though -- many of these things are still illegal here, which we think is jolly unfair.
Woot of the Week
We give props to the , it's a hybrid and a Porsche to boot. Even cooler, it should be congestion-charge exempt and is more efficient than the Prius.
Single syllable review
It's Ian's turn to review a product using only a single syllable or sound. He shares his brief opinion of the Pangoo 32S700, which receives a .