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Title: Episode #48 - Rock You Like A Hurricane
Post by: Zeus on May 10, 2010, 10:15:13 PM
We have just posted up Episode #48 of Weekly Tech Update.  Below are the show notes and more.
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Google to start selling digital books this summer (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/7680863/Google-to-start-selling-digital-books-this-summer.html) 2:09
Although there are some interesting cancellations in the tablet market, there is some major progress in the adaptation of e-Books.  It looks like Google is getting into digital books and it may not be that long before they too have a reader.

Adobe behind Apple antitrust complaints? Why not? (http://www.macnn.com/articles/10/05/04/apple.rules.prevent.use.of.compatible.adobe.tools/) 7:00
Apple hates flash and last week we quoted Steve saying how closed, horrible and proprietary Flash is.  It sounds exactly like Apple and now Adobe has complained to the right people and an anti-trust lawsuit is brewing.  Yay for lawyers!

iPad Video Torture Ė 64GB 3G vs. Microwave (http://www.tuaw.com/2010/05/04/more-ipad-video-torture-64gb-ipad-3g-gets-microwaved/) 11:32
There isnít a whole lot to say except that he just smoked $800 work of product.

HP Hurricane tablet running webOS rumored for Q3 2010 (http://www.zdnet.com/blog/computers/hp-hurricane-tablet-running-webos-rumored-to-be-coming-in-q3-2010/2428) 12:32
It didnít take HP long to scrap the Slate in favor of the webOS idea they just bought along with Palm. Iíve got several grievances to file with this idea.  First, no Windows.  Second, webOS app-based tablet.  You might as well buy and iPad I guess.  Either way, HP isnít going to win this Ė Apple will.

Chinaís Lenovo Music Phone runs Android (http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fmobile.sooyuu.com%2FArticle%2Fcontent%2F201004%2F085812174850265_1.shtml&sl=zh-CN&tl=en) 21:06
Jason is a fan of the add-on keyboard clamshell idea, but doesnít like the overall design of the device.  I prefer the design a bit and think the keyboard is a waste of space or should just be permanently attached.  Check it out and see where you think this would fit.

Apple Extended AT&T iPhone contract until 2010 in exchange for cheap iPad 3G data (http://www.edibleapple.com/apple-extended-atts-iphone-contract-until-2011-in-exchange-for-cheap-ipad-3g-data-plan/) 27:42
The wireless world is cut-throat and nowhere is this more evident than with AT&T.  They have slashed the price on data for Apple in order to extend the exclusive contract with them and this should bode well for the iPhone 4G that could be coming as early as this summer.  Apple wins.  AT&T wins.  Consumers lose.  Sounds like an Apple ploy.

Five Things IE9 is (Actually) Doing Right (http://sixrevisions.com/web-development/five-things-ie9-is-actually-doing-right/) 30:39
Say what you will about Internet Explorer, it takes a lot of flak and most of it is probably well deserved.  This time around, Six Revisions looks at five things MS is doing right with IE9 and it looks promising.

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