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Episode #58 - Antennagate
« on: July 19, 2010, 08:26:29 PM »
We have just posted up Episode #58 of Weekly Tech Update.  Below are the show notes and more.
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Antennagate – Handset World: Don’t Speak for Us Steve 4:58
Steve Jobs says all smartphones drop calls and there is nothing wrong with the iPhone 4.  That being said, Nokia, HTC, RIM and others are pretty choked that Steve is trashing their good antennae when the iPhone 4 clearly is the suck.
Antennagate – Blackberries don’t need cases, leave us out of your problems Steve Jobs 7:05
Antennagate - Nokia doesn’t have antenna issues either 9:30

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iPhone 4 recall would have been cheaper 13:10
Although the iPhone 4 “bumpers” will set Apple back about $35 Million, and a recall could have cost anywhere between $900 Million and $1.3 Billion dollars, the fact is that Apple’s stock dropped a total of $5 Billion since the Antenna issue has been made so public.

Gizmodo editor gets his seized property back after the iPhone 4 fiasco 15:40
Gizmodo writer, Jason Chen now gets his gear back after it was seized by Apple’s militia a few months ago.  Thankfully, he even got his dangerous business cards back.  Coincidentally, after Gizmodo said they’d cooperate, the whole thing has been dropped.  Apparently Apple has bigger fish to fry and fires to put out.

Blackberry Tablet confirmed, will support flash 17:45
It looks like even Blackberry is getting into the Tablet market as they show off some detail regarding their late 2010 tablet that will support flash.  This is a great win for consumers as they don’t have to worry about web-browser compatibility and such.

Android Tablets - What We Know 21:21
There are a whole bunch of new Android powered tablets scheduled to be released over the next few months.  NEC, Dell, Cisco, LG, Samsung and a lot more are readying their entries into this hot market.  Archos may have the best choice on the market for under $200.

ASUS Dual-Fermi Mars 2 Video Card Leaked Pictures 31:50
It looks like ASUS and NVIDIA are working on a card to dethrone the AMD 5970 dual-GPU card.  This will be a beast that will suck power from your wall and money from your pocket.  It may provide NVIDIA bragging rights until the 6000 series from AMD launches later this year.

Google Invests over $100 Million in Zynga 38:50
It looks like Google likes free games as well as everything else free that they give away.  They recently invested $100 Million into Zynga and want to get some inside Farmville action going for them.  The truth is Zynga has make $350 Million this year with their “free” game.

Mobile Games let Android and iPhone users to do battle against each other 44:37
Mobile Games Cross-platform gaming seems to be difficult between XBOX and PC, and almost impossible between PC and PS3, yet the mobile world cares enough to try and make it happen.  Android and iPhone users can now fight against each other in Skies of Glory.  Let’s hope this is the start of something beautiful.

Netflix coming to Canada 48:13
Netflix will be coming to Canada in the fall, and you’ll get unlimited movies and TV for an unknown price.  Also unknown is the programming that will be available.  If you want to know more, follow the link and sign up.  This could be a great thing but if the CRTC has their way, it will likely suck.

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