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Episode #59 - 3D TV Already Dying?
« on: July 25, 2010, 09:10:52 pm »
We have just posted up Episode #59 of Weekly Tech Update.  Below are the show notes and more.
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Is 3D Already Dying? 2:52
It seems that Avatar was the big 3D Title and since then, everything has been downhill.  It looks like 3D may be more of a fad than people thought – Jason and I called it and the price looks to be the biggest drawback.

Game Developer expects Nintendo 3DS to solve game piracy problem 8:32
Game Developer expects Nintendo has come up with a way to stop piracy (at least for a couple of weeks) with the upcoming 3DS Handheld platform.  It’s more than just 3D games and I think that stopping piracy is good, but they go way too far when you can’t even load your buddy a game.  The Technologizer has more details on this front.

The Microsoft Kinect Officially Launches – Along with 4GB X360 14:10
Even though the $200 4GB Xbox 360 sounds a little lame, the reality is that is lots of space for save games and a demo or two.  The good news is that it will be available bundles with the Kinect for $300 – shaving $50 off the combo.  I don’t think Kinect will change many lives, but Microsoft had to try and catch up to motion controllers somehow right?

India’s $35 Tablet 20:52
We don’t often look to India as an innovator in the technology world, but they have recently announced the ability to put together a Linux-based Tablet with touchscreen, video conference capabilities and even a USB port for $35.  In time they believe they can sell this for as little as $20.  That’s right – less than four White Chocolate Mocha’s at Starbucks.

Apple’s iPhone Bumper Giveaway Could Cost Up To $175M 25:47
It looks like the intial $45 Million estimates for the Apple iPhone 4 “Fix” could actually cost a whole bunch more according to latest estimates.  Even though it seems like a big expense, it is nothing when compared to stock devaluation and/or recalling the defective iPhone 4 . . . or you could just wear a white glove on your left hand.

Banned iPhone 4 Commercial 29:25
Because – it’s funny AND true...

Google Nexus One Store Closed 30:53
Although the Nexus One is no longer available from Google – there are a lot of good alternatives to the iPhone 4 and the Nexus One.  HTC seems to be a leader, but Moto has some nice handsets too.  Be free and try something other than a rubber-band loving iPhone 4.

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