This week’s pre-iPad podcast covers a new music download service from HP; the recent very clever attacks on Google; the latest developments in Chrome; how politicians are going head-to-head with BT; the financial news from AMD; and the hot hardware of the week is one of the best ultra-portable laptops we’ve seen for a long while.
This week we ponder on the wisdom of the UK Government using a web browser from the stone age; take a closer look at Nvidia’s new Fermi architecture; stand aghast at the repercussions of an innocent(ish) tweet; gasp at the level of Apple’s app dominance; and stare open-mouthed at possibly the most arresting PC case ever designed.
This week’s show sees Barry and Tim relive the highlights of CES 2010, from the new Motorola smartphone to the surprising slew of slates; wild speculation about exactly why Google is (or isn’t) pulling out of China; a rousing cry of joy at the arrival of fines for companies that mishandle data; cynicism for the Government’s proposal to give 270,000 people laptops and broadband for free; and, to end, the team decides whether to make a webcam that works in the dark its Hot Hardware of the Week.
The first show of 2010 starts with the official unveiling of the winner of PC Pro’s Technology of the Decade poll. Then we assess news that mobile broadband networks are groaning under the sheer weight of data; wonder where smartbooks have suddenly popped up from; look at the first Google smartphone; talk about Intel’s latest and greatest processor technology; and finally check out a satnav with an interesting twist.