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CNET UK Podcast 138: A really good year for Microsoft?

This week, Ian, Nate and Rich discuss Microsoft's Bing search engine, its new games 'controller' that doesn't require a lump of plastic and try to decide if 2009 is the best year yet for the company

This week on the podcast, Ian, Nate and Rich tucked into the tech industry with their cutlery of criticism for a feast of high-tech news. Topics on this show include BT giving customers a nifty speed increase with one hand, and throttling iPlayer with the other.

We also rated Microsoft Bing, after a week of using it for finding things online. We rounded-up the news from E3 and handled some feedback -- and asked if 2009 was the best year yet for Microsoft.

News

BT increases ADSL speed to 20mb
BBC claims BT is throttling iPlayer

E3 highlights

Microsoft Natal, the new Xbox 360 controller 
PSP Go and new PS3 Motion Controller
Nintendo announces virtually nothing new, apart from a few controllers and more Mario

Crave

Samsung Pixon 12 M8910, the first 12-megapixel touchscreen camera phone
Opera 10, great for slow Web connections

Twitter poll of the week

This time we asked if you thought Microsoft's Natal would totally revolutionise the gaming industry. The results were a genuine surprise and you can still vote and register your opinions. 

WTF

An American man is arrested for appearing with a gun in a photograph on Facebook. Note to lawbreakers: if you're going to break the law -- try not getting photographed doing it. 

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