Episode 38: Windows 7 Whopper
This week, the crew talks about:
- Video Releases
- Game Releases
- News Shout outs:
- Paranormal Activity spiked to #1 box office this past weekend.
- Fortunately, Saw VI opened at #2
- You gotta be kidding: Wal-Mart will do their own ‘Geek Squad’ styled home installation service.
- Amazon will bring Kindle reading app to Windows and OS X
- Andy Ihnatko sez Apple tablet could do digital comic books, and talks about Longbox (link)
- Apple BootCamp does not support Windows 7 yet, Apple says by end of year
- Apple’s Phil Shiller sez you can go shopping now: holiday product lineup is set.
- WTF? Burger King in Japan selling a Windows 7 Whopper with seven slabs of beef(!) thankfully one week only.
- Microsoft first quarter numbers: revenue down 14%, but still beat expectations, still made $3.5 billion. XBox 360 & Zune division doubled profit on same revenue.
- Director of Programming for XBox Live says no Blu-Ray drive for XBox, Ballmer says future is on-demand, not physical media. Damn it.
- Microsoft was going to sponsor entire episode of Family Guy, but not anymore.
- The free ride’s over: News Corp executives keep saying that Hulu’s ad-supported model isn’t working, may start charging as soon as 2010.
- PlayStation 3 to get NetFlix streaming sometime in November. Users must have a special blu-ray disc that uses BD-Live to stream content.
- Champions Online will be free to download and play from Oct 30 – Nov 2.
- GameFly (rent by mail service) now has iPhone app to manage your account and queue.
- Now your iPhone is Doomed – John Carmack of id Software claims “Doom Classic” submitted to App store.
- Someone is finally trying it! Microsoft Store in Scottsdale AZ has kiosks to burn games in-store (link)
- Roger Daltrey claims The Who is joining the Rock Band Wagon.
- Ars Technica seize: B&N Nook runs on top of Android.
- Google Wave is still in “dev preview”, and already they’re talking about an “App Store” for extensions to the service. WTF?
- Fasten your seat belts. FCC drafting net neutrality rules; McCain proposing “Internet Freedom Act of 2009″ specifically to prevent the FCC from implementing them.
- Cool thing of the week:
- VScan – ultrasound scanner with the form factor of a clamshell phone. (link)