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Fri, 16 Jan 2009 21:33:50 PSTEpisode 26 Takes a look at CES, MacWorld, and some top technology news stories.(image)
Sun, 04 Jan 2009 17:17:50 PSTA near crisis between Time Warner and Viacom was avoided in the last few hours of 2008. According to the Financial Times, Viacom, an American Media giant which owns such Television networks as CBS, Nickelodeon, MTV, and Comedy Central had been demanding higher fees from TW, an American cable provider for their programming. Viacom initiated the scuffle in demanding that Time Warner pay more for the channels that Viacom provided, citing declining advertising revenues as the main reason for these cost increases. Viacom threatened to cut off the transmission of their channels to time warner, leaving Time Warner subscribers in the dark, and without the ability to watch shows like South Park, Survivor, and The Late Show.Time warner initially dismissed the rate increases, countering with a threat to educate consumers how to watch shows over the internet and therefore cheating Viacom out of even more ad revenue.But thankfully an agreement was reached in the final hours of 2008, and we can all have a sigh of relief knowing that Time Warner Subscribers will be able to watch the semi- entertaining shows provided by Viacom._______________________________________________________________________________E Commerce declined this year with the rest of the economy as expected this holiday season. According to arstechnia, an economic report released by comScore stated that total online spending in 2008 was roughly 25.54 billion dollars, down three percent from last year. Although the declines among online retailers were not as drastic as the declines in brick and morter stores, the results were suprising considering that many analysts thought that ecommerce was relatively immune to economic declines. _______________________________________________________________________________Microsoft zunes worldwide stopped working just after midnight December 31, 2008. According to The Wall Street Journal, all first gen 30 GB zunes Suffered a catastrophic failure coming in to the new year, by which all Microsoft zunes locked up and would not function. Microsoft was quick to respond with a statement, advising consumers to let their Zunes battery drain and to wait for a day before trying to restart their MP3 Player. Later, Microsoft released a statement saying that the glitch was most likely caused by a time bug having to do with the fact that 2008 was indeed a leap year.Despite the poor economy, music sales continued to grow in 2008. According to arstechnia, music sales in 2008 grew a reasonable 10.5 percent, but down from a sales growth amount of around 14 percent last year.The NPD Survey that analyzes yearly sales numbers for the music industry also pointed out the fact that physical CD purchases in 2008 continued to decline, as the popularity of online music stores such as Apples Itunes increased. One interesting and rather suprising tidbit of information revealed in the NPD Survey was that the sale of Vinyl records increased by a staggering 89 percent. Seems as though baby boomers still like the sound of those old records, and want even more._______________________________________________________________________________The first commercial Space Port has the go ahead to be built in New Mexico. According to arstechnia, The group behind the Spaceport America Project got the go ahead from the New Mexico state government to build the historic spaceport after the group signed a 20 year lease with Virgin Galactic, a private company that gives people with several thousand extra dollars to spend a brief tour of orbital space. The new spaceport will serve as the origin and destination for future flights of Virgins new spaceship2._______________________________________________________________________________Toyota Motors may be on the way to developing a fully- solar powered automobile. According to Daily Tech, the Japanese auto maker is looking to add to Its line of efficient vehicles by adding a fully solar powered car to its lineup. The declining economy as well as falling gas prices have wreaked havoc on sal[...]
Fri, 27 Jun 2008 10:04:32 PDTThe Iphone 3G is finally here! Microsoft to by Yahoo!, not anymore. Firefox 3. Want a cheaper mac? Head over to psystar.com WIFI coming to a Chrysler near you.[...]
Tue, 01 Apr 2008 17:19:49 PDTApple Buys Microsoft! You Have to See This!!!!!!(image)
Sat, 03 Jan 2009 09:33:47 PSTIn this Episode, We cover the Following.
Sun, 03 Feb 2008 18:08:36 PSTEpisode 22
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Mon, 31 Dec 2007 20:48:22 PSTEpisode 20
Mon, 10 Dec 2007 19:34:45 PSTGo To Techweeklypodcast.com to view Episode.
Wed, 24 Oct 2007 18:43:12 PDTEpisode 17 Wednesday, 24 October 2007.
Mac OS X Leopard – October 26, New Features.
Review Mac OS 10.4 Major Features
Walmart Gets Pissy over Black Friday ads.
Study Emphasizes uses for bio diesel
-Reduces Co2 Emmissions
-Can be made of alge.
1.4 Million Sold so far
SDK Slated for release in Feb.
Thu, 11 Oct 2007 14:37:30 PDTNew Ipods, Iphone price drop, much more!(image)
Thu, 09 Aug 2007 11:47:05 PDTWow, finally an episode made! :) Episode 15 is chock full of news!(image)
Sun, 17 Jun 2007 12:05:44 PDTSpace Shuttle News, Free Music, How To Buy A PC. www.mp3unsigned.com, www.garageband.com, www.isound.com.
Mon, 21 May 2007 17:43:18 PDTUbuntu mobile, Apple Scandal, Much more.(image)
Sat, 21 Apr 2007 09:43:33 PDTAuto show, Podcamp, You name it we have it!(image)
Wed, 28 Mar 2007 18:43:13 PDTEpisode 10 covers controversy in the blogosphere, other tech news. Also: New York International Auto Show, Podcamp NYC coverage preview.(image)
Mon, 12 Mar 2007 17:30:03 PDTDaylight Savings Time, Tech News.(image)
Mon, 26 Feb 2007 17:32:07 PSTA review of Microsoft Office 2007. Download Here(image)
Mon, 26 Feb 2007 14:17:07 PSTTech News for the week ending February 3.(image)
Sat, 20 Jan 2007 11:10:02 PSTNews For The week of 1/15.(image)
Wed, 10 Jan 2007 17:52:10 PSTCES, Windows Vista, Mac World, iPhone.(image)
Sun, 21 Oct 2007 14:38:46 PDTThe best holiday gifts. A tribute to James Kim.(image)
Wed, 29 Nov 2006 18:23:48 PSTMore Wii, PS3. Cingular 3G, Second Life Bug, Zune, WIFI complaints.(image)