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We have just posted up Episode #33 of Weekly Tech Update.  Below are the show notes and some details on how you can more free stuff.

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VulcLAN 2010 is Coming! 7:25
This is our annual “reader appreciation” LAN coming once again to Vulcan.  Last year we gave out over $3500 in prizes and we’re gearing up for bigger and better once again.  Check it out and mark it on your calendar.  Flights into #yyc aren’t that expensive…  As for gaming it breaks down to less than $0.50 / hour.

Apple Kills the $9.99 eBook 10:30
There are some economics as to why Apple wants to kill the cheap eBook and publishers are all over it.  The problem is the big device they are pushing is the iPad and the iPad sucks for reading eBooks.  E-Ink is a much better choice for your eyes.  My advice – by shares in laser eye surgery companies.  LCD’s for eBook reading is going to suck…

Apple, Google and the Importance of Bing 18:25
While Apple will never have a majority share of the consumer Personal Computer market, we need them.  We also need products like Bing in order to make the big guys innovate and keep making their products better.  We need the movers and shakers and not just the squatters.

Windows 7/Zune Phone Rumors  23:22
Since the last Zune update, there has been some information that a “Zune” phone is coming and it will likely be running Windows Mobile 7.  The big question is will the phone be a Win7 phone with Zune software or will it be a ZuneHD with a phone built in?  Here’s hoping for the later.

Two wrong ways to make a Tablet 30:45
Tablet PC’s look to be all the rage, but they are just shrunk PCs or iPod Touch on Magic Mushrooms.  Gizmodo figures that Apple has done it all wrong and they say that things need to change – they also neglect to make any real suggestions.  Do you love the iPad idea or do you have better ideas?

Which Media Center is Right For You? 39:00
Although this article doesn’t include all of the media center options, it covers Boxee, XBMC and Windows Media Center.  It also includes a couple of great graphics that break down the entire shoot-out and lets you know what you get with each offering.  The days of the HTPC is getting shorter as devices like the Boxee Box and Patriot Box Office become popular and affordable.

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Looking forward to the Hades review.
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