It’s a Christmas special this week, with the whole podcast given over to one topic. Yes, this week we attempt to hammer out which of the many developments of the past ten years can rightly be crowned Technology of the Decade. Each of the PC Pro team argues for their favourite technology, and you the reader can vote for your choice at www.pcpro.co.uk.
In this week’s pre-Christmas podcast, we discuss the latest government tax wheeze; the lastest government legislature wheeze; the latest developments in authors’ e-publishing rights; Google’s first foray into phone hardware; and look at our hot hardware of the week, the Nokia N900 smartphone.
This week’s show features the latest news of ructions in the world of Intel; an update on Google Android’s progress against Symbian in the UK; (probably) the world’s first live audio demo of Google Chrome OS in action; news of the recession’s effect on lowly ink sales; and some of the most most visually impressive hot hardware of the week we’ve seen.
In this week’s podcast the team discusses the so-called Windows 7 “black screen of death”, ponders Virgin Internet’s announcement that it’s going to start snooping on file-sharing traffic, and argues about how – and whether – fibre broadband should be extended to the outlying regions of the UK. Hot hardware of the week is the HTC HD2 smartphone – a would-be rival to the iPhone that’s based on the Windows Phone OS.