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This is Only a Test – Episode 34 – Thursday Morning Hangover – 10/28/2010

by Alex Martin in Games, TechOctober 29th, 2010 @ 10:45 am
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Starting with the smartphone adverts aired during the World Series, Will, Norm, and Gary are back to talk about the week’s tech happenings. They talk about their review of Logitech’s Revue media streamer, and why Jason Chen is wrong about Google TV. Will’s also been enjoying the syrupy espresso shots his Mypressi Twist is producing.

In the news, Barnes and Noble have announced a color-screen Nook. But is it an underpowered tablet or an overpowered e-reader?

A CNN Money article and comments from outgoing Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie prompt doubts about Microsoft’s future as a consumer brand. They’re safe selling software to businesses, but is anyone excited about the next iteration of Windows for their home PC?

They rubbish rumors of Apple buying Sony, the impracticality of 3D TVs, and Windows Phone 7′s method of listing apps before talking about the Mac Book Air. Apparently, it is so small it can’t contain a bomb.

In Android rumors, a Nexus 2 from Samsung and a PSP Phone from Sony could be on the way.

After reminiscing about quiz game series You Don’t Know Jack, which is to be rebooted this January, they answer some voicemail questions about microATX PCs, 7 inch tablets, hotdogs, and an Apple games console.

Covered topics: Google TV, Logitech Revue, Mypressi Twist, Nook Color, Microsoft, Apple, Sony, 3D TV, MacBook Air, Nexus 2, PSP phone, You Don’t Know Jack, microATX, Samsung Galaxy Tab.

This week, the podcast gang talk World Series commercials, Google TV, the 3D TV adoption rate, Microsoft’s future, and the Nook Color. All that, plus a whole lot more on this week’s episode of This is Only a Test.

Runtime – 1:29:55

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