This Week in Tech

Nov 27th 2005

This Week in Tech 32

The G. Gordon Liddy Edition

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  • We're on Skype, but Dvorak's using the M-Audio FastTrackUSB and sounding fine
  • We'll be using only Heil mics starting next episode
  • Is your XBox 360 overheating? Not Dvorak's
  • Microsoft is losing $126 per unit
  • Here's a set of beautiful screenshots of the 360's "blades"
  • Browser makers agree to a new super-certificate to stop phishing
  • Want a certificate error? Click here (well until Google fixes it)
  • Steve gets his from Verisign - unfortunately Thawte is now owned by Verisign
  • Here comes the Firefox 1.5 marketing "onslaught"
  • But what is Firefox's market share really? - a lot more than 10%
  • Apple's iTunes Music Store is in the top 10 - but who is F.Y.E.? Number 5, that's who
  • Does anybody really care about high fidelity music any more?
  • Patrick is using Apple Lossless encoding, but FLAC is the open standard
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  • Does anybody care about HDTV? You bet!
  • The Mission Audio people say kids today can't tell the difference between good audio and bad
  • It's the end of the line for Kazaa
  • Bram Cohen, creator of BitTorrent, does a deal with the MPAA to keep copyrighted material off
  • Dvorak says the 300GB DVD is bogus - you'll never be able to afford it
  • Alex says DVDs are history by the end of the decade - the future of content is online.
  • Dvorak says the portable players are a dead end
  • Tivo says it's going to let customers transfer video to the iPod and PSP
  • And they've got a deal with Yahoo
  • CBS is talking with Yahoo and Google about putting their video archives on the web
  • NBC is planning on letting DirectTV offer My Name Is Earl and Battlestar Galactica as a download
  • Ruth Parasol made $1.8 billion on
  • According to Dvorak's IPTV is big everywhere but in the US
  • Dvorak has saved every copy of Silicon Spin. Any buyers?
  • So long Jennifer Garner - Alias ends its run
  • is gone, but not forgotten.
  • Our TWiT store should go online later this week. Watch the site for details
  • Amber MacArthur's new audio podcasts, Inside the Net, launches this week, too - our first show will feature Mozilla's Mike Shaver on Firefox 1.5
  • We miss Internet Tonight. Dvorak says Leo carried The Screen Savers.
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