This week the team discuss: how to make Microsoft feel better about itself; what the future might hold for Windows; how Project Canvas might affect TV delivery; how Light Peak might affect the world of device interconnects; and, inevitably, the verdict on the Apple iPhone 4 in Hot Hardware of the Week.
In this week’s edition, we take a look at the looming e-reader price war that’s threatening to shake up the market; take a look at the newest dual-screen laptop that lacks a keyboard; wax clueless about battery chemistry and carbon nanotubes; wonder if reports of the death of mobile broadband are premature; and put a staggeringly cheap internet-access laptop through the Hot Hardware of the Week grinder, to see what comes out the other side.
On this week’s podcast we ponder whether Linux is really a safer OS than Windows, cast an unsympathetic eye over Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system and mourn the passing of O2′s unlimited mobile data plans. A study suggesting that young children should be kept away from computers has Darien and David waxing nostalgic, just for a change. And we coo over not one but two shiny new pieces of hardware, namely the new Apple Mac mini and the joojoo internet tablet.