aren't as shiny as they sound, but Google's Internet-only netbooks do look like they're going to be cool. Is the cloud ready to prop up our entire lives, though? Chromebooks are coming to UK shops in June, and, in this week's show, we discuss whether they're worth buying. We also ogle the latest Panasonic Lumix Micro Four Thirds camera and the electric Rolls-Royce Phantom, as well as speculating about Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
I/O, I/O, it's off to San Francisco we go, for Google's annual developer conference. The big G has unveiled plans for cloud-based music storage, movie rentals and laptops. We've also seen Google take some more steps towards getting involved in hardware and the so-called 'Internet of Things'.
In other news, Microsoft has dug the change out of its sofa cushions to buy Skype for $8.5bn (£5.2bn).
We also discuss a new search engine, MyLife.com, that allows you not only to search for other people, but also see who's searching for you. It emerges, too, that , the US is planning a system to allow , and the -- but Crave has got your back, with Luke providing a smorgasbord of .
In our battle over the best tech of the week, we pit an operating system against a camera, and run them both over with a car that's quiet enough to sneak up on poor people and mow them down.
Rich: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3
At this week's Google I/O conference in San Francisco, Google announced it's going to start selling Chromebooks in the UK in June. What the heck is a Chromebook, you ask? It's not silver netbook -- it's a laptop that runs Google's chrome OS. That means no hard drive, no installing programs, no nothing -- just a browser.
Google says that, with 3G connectivity and caching, all your computing can be done in the cloud. But is it true? Won't we be stuck on the plane with a computer that gives nothing but 404 errors for 10 hours? We log on to discover the truth.
We live to serve, whether it's a cooling summer cocktail or the answers to all your feedback questions. Tune in this week for Luke's rendition of a ringtone classic, our predictions for the next Android code name, and the best tech for cheating at your exams, you little scamps.