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Today's episode is a bit games industry heavy, but that's because the Game Developers Conference is in full swing right now in San Francisco. We talk Sony's new motion controller, Twitter blocking malicious links, and Bill Gates now being only the second richest person on earth--according to Forbes at least. Tune in to find out more about these stories, and all the ones linked below.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has a pretty busy Outlook calendar. The government's recently announced National Broadband Plan promises 100-megabit service to 100 million people by 2020. The plan may propose offering free broadband access for low-income users, or at least setting aside some part of the spectrum for it. Meanwhile, Genachowski's going to have to convince the courts that his agency has the authority to regulate Internet service providers and even wireless telecom companies at all--and he's presenting the National Broadband Plan to Congress next week. So, you know. It seemed like a good time to sit … Read more
Ladies and gentlemen, you are about to once again experience The Experience. That's right, Dong has officially changed his name to The Experience. I think he's lobbying for a spot on the next season of "Jersey Shore." Anyway, this is actually not true.
So, a funny thing happened to me on the way to a soccer game. It involves three women, 35 cents, and an imaginary shotgun in the trunk.
Then we delve into some of the upcoming changes to World of Warcraft that were announced this week.
Finally, in an effort to have some serious, … Read more
Today, you'll notice some changes--again!--to the comment system below Deep Tech.
After testing a new comment system called Echo since November, we've gone back to our regular comment style because it was very clear to us that's what you wanted. So comment away, and let's have those lively discussions.
Still, we're not giving up on Echo. We think there's a lot of value to bringing all your social media discussions about our stories to one place. So you'll notice at the bottom of the page that the Echo commentary remains alive and … Read more
All's fair in love and war, but business is another story. Apple has unleashed its team of lawyers on HTC over an alleged infringement of 20 patents it holds for the iPhone. We also talk about Google's acquisition of photo editor Picnik, Sony getting old "fat" PlayStation 3's working again after Monday's leap year bug, and Netflix considering bringing its streaming service to the iPhone. Tune in to get the scoop.
In this economy, states (and by extension, cities) will do whatever it takes to make money. Especially deficit-prone California, whose financial woes trickle down to San Francisco. This week, Dong discusses his own recent woe with the city and its newest parking-ticket scam.
Things go from bad to worse when Dong learns he can't play a game he's been waiting 10 years for...yet. The Starcraft 2 beta is out, and Dong doesn't have a key! Anyone have a key for little Mr. Ngo? Actually, one of my joys in life is seeing him suffer. Don't … Read more
The Vudu video service is soon to be a Wal-Mart brand, as news broke late Monday that a deal had been struck between the two companies. We also talk fuel cell growth, Apple purging the App Store of "overtly sexual" iPhone apps, and how Amazon has just been listed as the most-trusted brand in the U.S. by Millward Brown's latest consumer survey. Tune in to get the full stories.