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1046 - Talk to the wrist
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tom Merritt, Jason Howell Co-hosts: Natali del Conte & Brian Cooley
Jason Howell

LG announced that Orange in the U.K. will have the exclusive rights to sell the watch phone. But will anyone who isn't a d-bag want one? We discuss. We also get excited about RIM bringing full Flash to its phones. And Jason forgets how Tom's mind works.

Stories Covered[]

MySpace buys iLike and turns off automusic play on profiles

RIM planning on including full Flash and Silverlight support in browser

Orange gets exclusive rights to LG Watch Phone

Twitter may have been denied patent for Tweet

Ford EV’s will talk to the grid

Besieged by attacks, AT&T dumps celebrity hacker

Rural broadband = more jobs, better salaries

The Myth of the Isolated Kernel Hacker

NASA probe blasts 461 gigabytes of moon data daily

Forget doctors. Is there a laptop on board?

Buzz Out Loud: The novel

Vote for Buzz Out Loud at SXSW 2010


Mike the Linux Developer – Why ARM is a bad idea for Linux

Dwight on URL shorteners. So what if they go belly up?


Heys guys,

In episode 1044, you guys talked about the new PS3 slim. But for owners of the 1st and 2nd gen PS3, there is more reason to hold on to their chunkier PS3s. Even those looking to buy a new PS3, if you can, get the 1st or 2nd gen models. Here’s why: The older models have 4, instead of just 2 USB ports. They even have SACD and built-in flash card readers, something the slim lacks. But most importantly they have either the Emotion Engine or Software Emulation to play PS2 discs, something new PS3 models like the slim can’t do. Also, the option to install Linux has been removed. And there’s just something about having a large shiny imposing PS3 that you simply can’t get with the smaller PS3.

The slim is more energy efficient though and you do get HDMI-CEC Bravia sync.

Devin from Sunny Curacao, please mention my site:

Hi guys,

I dont understand you making this big deal about the artificial DNA. This is complete useless for crimescenes. Why would anyone create fake DNA to frame someone, when every person loses endless DNA-samples every minute. Just get in someones Car or House and you have His DNA. Or simpler – just touch him on His shoulder or wait Till He is Standing up from a chair and you have REAL DNA. Unlike tom said, found dna was never a sure thing – the framing issue was always there.

Bottom line : in court, fake dna changes nothing.


Alex from austria

Hey ballers,

You want cheap windows 7? How about free? For all you students out there, many universities are signed up with MSDN Academic Alliance ( – this is a repository of microsoft software, including the windows 7 RTM, which you can get for nothing. I think whatever currency you convert that into, it’s going to stay pretty cheap. (You can also gain access to this by buying an IEEE membership, which is only $15.) It’s a pretty sweet deal, and most people who have access to it have no idea it exists. Spread the word,

Helen from NZ

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