Hardly a day goes by without some form of feverish speculation gripping the Web about the existence of a tablet computing device from Apple. While most of these echo-chamber blog posts are fact-free excursions into wild speculation, the general zeitgeist points to a possibly 10-inch device that may cost $699-$799, and be released either in September, November, or sometime next year--perhaps on the heels of the similar-sounding CrunchPad tablet.
We could have talked about yet another Apple tablet rumor but the chat room vetoed it. The chat room rulez! We do discuss Google's CEO leaving the Apple board and Microsoft shipping the normal Windows 7 to Europeans. And also robots that can run. That's not a good idea. Especially if they run towards you.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 1032
Google’s Schmidt resigns from Apple board http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10301612-37.html
Microsoft: No browserless Windows 7 after all http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10301299-56.html
FCC’s Speed Shockingly Fast Looking Into iPhone-Google Voice Fiasco http://www.businessinsider.com/fccs-speed-shockingly-fast-looking-into-iphone-google-voice-fiasco-2009-8
AT&T Does Not Manage or Approve Apps for the App Store http://digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/20090803/att-does-not-manage-or-approve-apps-for-the-app-store-though-we-may-bitch-about-the-ones-we-dislike/ http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=22069
Apple tried to silence owner of exploding iPod with gagging order http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/personal_tech/article6736587.ece
Analyst claims first hand knowledge of Apple gaming, home media center tablet http://www.9to5mac.com/apple-tablet-september-barrons
Defcon air traffic control hacker: Excuse me while I change your aircraft's flight plan http://deals.venturebeat.com/2009/08/01/defcon-hacker-excuse-me-while-i-change-your-aircrafts-flight-plan/
Verizon drops pricing on almost all existing smartphones to under $99 http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2009/08/02/verizon-drops-pricing-on-almost-all-existing-smartphones-to-under-99/
Radio Shack rebadged “The Shack” in mobile push http://www.electronista.com/articles/09/08/02/radio.shack.rebranding/ http://www.radioshack.com/theshack/
Robot Runs For Real http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/93586-Robot-Runs-For-Real
If you've been following the Apple Netbook gossip along with us the last few months, here's the latest tidbit, courtesy of Barron's:
A "veteran analyst," albeit a very anonymous one, has allegedly seen and touched Apple's rumored "slate-style" PC, which we like to call the jumbo iPod Touch. According to Barron's source, the new product will be announced in September, released in November, and carry a price tag of between $699 and $799. As previously reported, the tablet (or whatever Apple plans on calling) is ready to go but has been … Read more
We started seeing prototype photos of the CrunchPad back in April. Back then we described it as, "a mobile computing device as envisioned by TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington...The project's goal was to design and build a thin, light touch-screen PC without a physical keyboard or onboard hard drive. Instead, the system and its custom operating system would be entirely focused on Web browsing and using Web-based apps."
The Microsoft Yahoo hookup finally happened and now all their friends are glad the drama's over. But they're not getting hitched. Microsoft's shelling out some dough for Yahoo to use Bing and Yahoo's going to sell the crap out of it. In other news, we will all die from automatic drones programmed to make their own decisions about who to kill.Subscribe now: iTunes (audio) | iTunes (video) | RSS (audio) | RSS (video) EPISODE 1029
Yahoo, Microsoft reach search, ad deal http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10298303-56.html http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10298334-2.html http://paidcontent.org/article/419-yahoo-to-keep-almost-all-revenues-for-first-three-years-with-msft-deal/ http://www.choicevalueinnovation.com/thedeal/Default.aspx http://calacanis.com/2009/07/29/yahoo-committed-seppuku-today/
How to hijack ‘every iPhone in the world’ http://www.forbes.com/2009/07/28/hackers-iphone-apple-technology-security-hackers.html
Samsung’s debut e-book reader arrives http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10296228-1.html
AT&T suffers massive mobile data outage in Northeast, Midwest http://www.businessinsider.com/att-suffers-massive-mobile-data-outage-in-northeast-2009-7
AT&T social network http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=4800&cdvn=news&newsarticleid=26976
U.S. movie studios ask judge to board, scuttle Pirate Bay http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/07/us-movie-studios-ask-judge-to-board-scuttle-pirate-bay.ars
Pirate Bay co-founder denies MPAA allegations http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10298254-93.html
Pirate Bay sale dead in the water http://torrentfreak.com/pirate-bay-sale-dead-in-the-water-090728/
VoloMedia awarded the "Patent for Podcasting" http://newteevee.com/2009/07/29/volomedia-awarded-the-patent-for-podcasting/
Barnes & Noble switches to free Wi-Fi, just the thing for your e-book reader http://www.engadget.com/2009/07/28/barnes-and-noble-switches-to-free-wifi-just-the-thing-for-your-e/
U.S. Air Force says decision-making attack drones will be here by 2047 http://www.engadget.com/2009/07/28/us-air-force-says-decision-making-attack-drones-will-be-here-by/
When Windows 7 is unleashed this fall with more gesture-recognition built directly into the operating system, more PC makers are planning on taking advantage.
While touch-screen desktops are gaining popularity, there haven't been many consumer-friendly touch-screen notebooks yet. But that will change soon. Last week Sony said it plans to release a touch-screen Vaio notebook this fall, and Hewlett-Packard and Asus did so earlier this year.
But the question is whether there's a need for touch screens when it comes to portables like notebooks. Adding touch to desktops, like HP, Dell, Asus, and others have done, appears to … Read more
As the rumors of an Apple tablet-like device intensify, so too do the rumors of the iPhone coming to Verizon. In the keynote speech at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple barely mentioned AT&T when talking up the successes of the iPhone. The relationship between the partners, some say, isn't what it once was, though we have word from AT&T that everything between them is kosher.
The key factor between the two--and for iPhone customers--has been the exclusivity AT&T has to the device in the U.S. While it doesn't look … Read more
On today's episode, we invent a new word that we hope will show up on a show like "The Hills" sometime soon. Plus, we get fired up, make terrible jokes about monkeys controlling computers with their brains, and actually work in a tiny bit of news. For example, Apple's doing a tablet and music labels are trying to sell some new weird digital album thing. You might like the "fired up" part better.Subscribe now: iTunes (audio) | iTunes (video) | RSS (audio) | RSS (video) EPISODE 1027
The Apple tablet has been rumored for years, but bits of information leaking here and there over the last few months indicate it could be for real. A new report from AppleInsider now says the device is on track to be introduced early next year.
The report on Friday said that the last few important hurdles in bringing the tablet to fruition have been cleared. As the Wall Street Journal reported earlier this year, AppleInsider says CEO Steve Jobs has personally been overseeing the project, and is on schedule for a launch sometime between January and March 2010. AppleInsider says … Read more