CNET Live: August 28, 2008 Video
CNET Live: August 28, 2008 Video Transcript
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>> Coming up on CNET Live, how to clean up unwanted programs on your computer.
>> Plus we put the latest Walkman phone under the Product Spotlight.
>> And Kim Bratcher from Wild Planet Toys is here in the studio to show up some great new gadgets for your young ones or maybe just for you. That's all coming up right here on CNET Live. ^M00:00:25 [ Music ] ^M00:00:31
>> Wow, new graphics.
>> I know. You like them?
>> And we have to replace Brian back to the new graphics.
>> Sure. He just didn't go.
>> No, Brian is--I ought to buzz him, "Hello dear!" Who knows? That guy is a traveling man.
>> We never know. I'm Molly Wood filling in for Brian Cooley, in case you don't know.
>> I'm Tom Merritt. Taking your calls and answering your questions on CNET Live 888-900-2638, 888-900-CNET is the phone number. Got one line open right at the top of the show, so squeeze on in there, and when you call Robert Plant will help you out on the phone there. There he is fresh off the tour with Allison Krauss.
>> Oh goodness.
>> He's on standby to let you know everything you need to know.
>> So that should be a fun conversation, you definitely wanna call.
>> To get on the show and [inaudible] pass out about halfway through.
>> It's a good show, your calls and of course we'll be looking at some of these toys that you see here on the front of the table. You definitely do wanna stay tuned for that.
>> Those are the toys. No, I'm not living the studio.
>> Are they gonna shoot things? Okay, I can't wait for that.
>> Before we get to your calls and start shooting things, it's time for things we crave. ^M00:01:25 [ Music ] ^M00:01:30
>> It's like eating your vegetables. First things we crave then shooting toys. These are some of our favorite things from the Crave blogger, crave.cnet.com. This is eminently practical here.
>> It's the Samsung mobile charging stations that had been announced to be at Newark Liberty International Airport. So if you're flying through Newark, look for these, about 50 of them around. They are great idea, right, 'cause there's never enough places. You're always searching around for outlets to charge up your phones, charge up your laptop, but they're kinda tall. I don't know if you can see it in the picture there but they--
>> I think I've seen these actually.
>> They're a little tall and skinny. You can't really sit down at them.
>> Right, I think I've seen this and have that same feel like well, do I--is an extension cord gonna go through security or like how do I do this.
>> I think they're trying to discourage people to actually use them for a long period of time. So they make them tall, put a tiny little table there just long enough to get some juice and then move along. I actually prefer the Wiki airport, airpower.pbwiki.com. Let me see if I can get that to fit in here. The airport power locator, that's a Wiki that you can go and find all the airport power outlets that people have found, and if you find something around here you can actually contribute it.
>> Oh see, now that is genius.
>> Much more comprehensive.
>> Genius! Well I on the other hand I'm craving the new Logitech's Squeezebox Boom.
>> Goes the Squeezebox.
>> Boom because--The internet radio is what actually is happening here. I was really in to this Squeezebox Duet which was an editor's choice, a CNET Editor's Choice, but it had to plug in to your existing stereo receiver or your speaker system. This is fully wireless. It has the speakers built in and so it's just a totally wireless radio, WiFi radio. You can, and then it's got this cool little sort of iPod like remote system. You can stream Pandora. You can stream like Rhapsody, Last.fm music. You can stream SIRIUS.
>> This isn't actually the first product of its kind, but it looks like the first one that you'd wanna get.
>> It's kinda of a--yes, it's kinda of the easiest one. That remote is really easy to use. You can stream any of your--kind of your stuff that's on your network, media that's on your network, it's just really simple. And then now that it's really wireless, that is just cool.
>> If it's as good as the Duet at being able to tune into the internet radio stations, this is the kind of thing that could eventually be the demise of regular radio.
>> It's a problem for them.
>> Yeah. I'm not gonna lie.
>> But most of those radio stations are streaming on the internet.
>> But it's great for our subsidiary Last.fm.
>> Right. It's not so great for our other subsidiary CBS radio, I guess.
>> Oh yeah.
>> Unless they're streaming online which most of them are.
>> Unless they're streaming online and that's the key. Get online.
>> Let us go to the calls. We've got Adam on the line calling from Jacksonville. Jacksonville, Florida, Adam?
>> That's correct.
>> Alright, thanks for calling and what can we help you with?
>> Hey, yeah, I love FrontRow and I love Hulu TV, so I'm trying to do a streaming video from like Hulu TV but in a FrontRow style format where I can use like my Mac remote. It goes through all the different shows and things.
>> Okay, the only thing I have found that might be able to help you out is something called Remote Buddy at IOSPIRIT.com. Remote Buddy allows you to control other parts of your Mac with the FrontRow remote. So I'm thinking and I haven't tried this. This is just coming out off the top of my head. I'm thinking if you tried installing the Remote Buddy and then you could maybe configure it to the very least, you could scroll the mouse up and down, maybe you could even get it to tab around and have enter buttons and be able to jimmy it to control your Hulu experience through FrontRow. I don't know of any other way than that. I don't think anybody's come up with like an easy plug in or anything that I know of.
>> Yeah, that sound something I haven't heard of either. It's sounded like a good thing to invent. So if you felt like you know creating a little software package. That might be a good way to go.
>> Alright, thanks for your call Adam, I appreciate it. Let's move on to Dylan, are you calling from Scotland, Dylan?
>> I appreciate it. Let's move on to Dylan
>> Dylan do you have the radio up in the background?
>> Mute your speakers Dylan.
>> Because all we hear is us, but we don't hear you.
>> Didn't Robert Plant tell you?
>> Yeah, sorry for that.
>> Ah, okay.
>> What can we help you with, Dylan?
>> Yeah and yeah, I'm calling from Scotland. Basically I've got--I'm loving the new set of CNET by the way.
>> Thank you very much.
>> That was great, thanks.
>> It's very nice in comfy blue.
>> What can we help you with?
>> Alright, so I've got a quick question about Mac's Notebooks, and especially if they're gonna be bringing out new ones in September, and I was wondering that if there was gonna be a price drop because compared to Windows [inaudible], they're still pretty expensive.
>> That would be nice, would it not?
>> Yeah, hope springs a turn all for that. No, I mean they're almost certainly will be a price drop in the sense that they'll introduce new ones that are the same price as the older ones. But you'll get a little more and then of course the older ones that are still available in retail will go down. Will they be totally comparable to similar Windows laptop? Probably not. I mean they just kind of are a little bit more expensive but I think those Mac Notebooks are starting to be a pretty decent value. They cost a little more but they're good machines.
>> And you're probably not gonna see a price drop in advance of new machines being announced 'cause as soon as they do that, then everybody knows that new machines are coming and they do not wanna buy it.
>> And it depends on what--you know I suspect there will not be changes to the Mac Pro line up or the MacBook Pro prices. It sounds like at least so far the rumors have focused on MacBooks. So it kinda depends on which laptop you're interested in too.
>> Yes, 'cause then they just, they tweaked the MacBook Pros back in January. I mean if they do anything, it'll be real marginal processor upgrade, stuff like that. I wouldn't see anything.
>> Personally, I'm into Dell XPS Laptop household and I'm begging them.
>> Alright. There you go. That's the best guess we have anyway.
>> Good luck.
>> Coming up we'll be looking at some cool new toys to jazz up your kids' playroom or your cubicle. But first here's Brian Tong with the look at the new Sony Ericsson Walkman Phone.
>> It's the best Sony Ericsson Walkman Phone that we've seen so far. I'm Brian Tong from CNET.com and on today's Product Spotlight we're breaking down the Sony Ericsson W760i. [ Background Music ]
>> The Sony Ericsson W760i caught our attention at CS 2008 and it's delivered since we first saw this phone. It features a slide design that's easy to use and its curved edges smooth out the corners. It also uses a textured pattern on the bottom and backside plus you'll have the shiny metal backing on the camera side, so that adds unique styling to this phone. Now, for a phone this size, I really like its weight and the responsive feel of the slider so they did good there. Now, you'll have the [inaudible] here but they're also unique because the speakers are set right behind them and the four-click navigation is easy to use. The Sony Ericsson line has had some problems with funky and hard to use controls but this phone puts those to rest. Now, this Quad Band GSM phone has a 2.25-inch display that really pops with its rich and vibrant colors and slide the phone and you'll get a flash keypad. And if you flip it around it features a 3.2 mega pixel camera. Now, you'll get Stereo Bluetooth, a memory stick micro card slot and there's an adaptor that allows you to plug in a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack and email support. You also have a batch of GPS applications like Google Maps, a navigation service, tracking up and geotagging but they aren't active on the model that we have. Now, this is a Walkman phone so we should probably talk about its music playback features. Two cool features, the phone has an accelerometer that you can use when you're in the Walkman mode and it also has a unique feature where you can hold down the Walkman button on the side and shake the phone to move to the next track. You also have equalizer settings and stereo widening. Now, what are some of the things we'd like to see improve? Now, a lot of media phones have the 3.5 millimeter jack built in the phone but the W760i doesn't. You have to connect an adapter to get it and on top of that the adapter has to be plugged into the phone to use the FM radio because the antenna for the radio is in the cable. Not good. Now, the CNET team likes camera phones that have a flash and unfortunately this one doesn't. On the performance side, this is a full world phone for coverage both inside and outside North America and call quality was solid. 3G connectivity with this phone is sporadic and that could just be because we're in the San Francisco area, but when we connected, it was fast. Supporting through UTMS bands is huge and being able to connect to 3G networks worldwide is a big deal. Sony Ericsson claimed a battery life of nine hours for GSM talk time. Our labs squeezed it out to just over seven. I'm Brian Tong for CNET.com and the Sony Ericsson W760i is not only a super sleek slider phone but its features and worldwide network compatibility make it deserving of a CNET Editors' Choice. [ Music ]
>> Joining us today is Kim Bratcher from Wild Planet Toys who's got a whole slew of new high-tech toys for us to play with. Nice to see you.
>> Welcome, thanks for being on the show. Now we met at CES when I played with this guy here which is now out, right? It's now final?
>> It is. Animal scramble is finally out. You can get your draft and friends and get the kids up and running around playing animal scramble.
>> Very exciting. Go to CNET TV and watch that video from last year's CES. But you are here with some spy toys. What? I thought you made like cool animal and jumping games. What's with the spy toys?
>> Wild Planet is so much more than active game. [Laughter] We've been making spy toys for 10 years now and this year to celebrate our 10th anniversary we've really bumped it up. So we've got a remote control ATV, things that launch darts, anything a spy needs to really get his missions accomplished.
>> I'm not gonna lie, I looked at some of these before the show and I just cannot wait to dive in. Okay, let's start with the tank, because remote control tank seems pretty straight forward but there is a camera on the front of that tank and glasses attached to the remote control. What's the deal with this thing?
>> That's correct. There's a video camera and a microphone. So it's gonna transmit audio and video back to your private headset over there. So you wanna drive this around the house, around the office, see and hear what's going on in all the other room.
>> And you can actually spy staff. Oh yes, so we've got the tank going on the screen. Look there's a dog. Alright, I'm gonna try this thing out because I am nothing if not here to look silly on TV. I feel like a cyborg. But this thing--okay, let's put in my little, so I can hear myself talking, my earphone here. Nice huh, that's a good look for me. Alright, let's give this bad boy a spin. So you said it can even go over obstacles?
>> You can drive over anything in your way.
>> So there's this 360 button here on top of the remote which apparently if I press that, that thing is just gonna spin in a circle?
>> Alright, let's go and then I'm gonna watch it go. Whoa, whoa, okay, alright, so apparently we're clear to drive, let's go here. We're gonna back over a book, oh that is impressive. Now I got my camera going. I could see me, I see me. This is outstanding. Okay, so let's say that I'm using this to spy on Tom Merritt and find out exactly when he's coming close to my door and then I wanna shoot some darts at him. What have you got for me today?
>> You can do that as well. Just go ahead and aim your spy fire in his direction.
>> Where are you Tom?
>> Use your remote control.
>> Alright, let see. He's back there. Don't try to get away Merritt.
>> Interesting, I like the noise. So it makes a noise and then there's a little delay like you're actually warning people?
>> There is. People can take that moment to decide if they wanna turn back.
>> Oh, I almost got him. [Laughter] That is outstanding, and there's extra, look, now this is practical. You can keep extra darts right here in the remote control.
>> Yeah, great storage. You don't have to worry about loosing them. That's the rest in there.
>> Now how much is this?
>> This will be between about 20 and 30 dollars.
>> Twenty or thirty dollars, okay. And you said all these will be available in September.
>> That's correct. You can get them online now or in stores.
>> How much is the tank?
>> This can be between 99 and 129 dollars.
>> Okay, that's alright 'cause I'm firing on Merritt. And then I have this, a grenade, you've brought a granado into the studio. [Laughter] What's cool with this guy?
>> That's correct. That's the row in blaster. It's a great destruction device, maybe you have a 9 o'clock meeting, you're running late, you roll that in--
>> Alright, let's give it just a little gentle roll. Oh you heard that. Stop, stop, stop, okay. Now back up. Go, go, go. [Laughter] That is awesome. That is outstanding. Also available in September and how much is that?
>> That's correct. That's between 10 and 15 dollars.
>> Wow. Alright, that's outstanding. Well, happy 10th anniversary.
>> Oh thank you very much.
>> Thank you so much for these toys. Not cool Merritt. Not cool. Thank you for coming on. This is a blast. I can't wait for child to get a little bit older.
>> It's my pleasure. Thing's great for the office.
>> Hopefully, we'll see you soon.
>> Alright, it's time to take a quick break. Now, when we come back, we'll be talking about making Windows a little safer with the Download of the Week. ^M00:14:18 [ Commercial Break ] ^M00:15:21
>> Welcome back to CNET Live, I'm Tom Merritt.
>> I am Molly Wood and I need that dart thing.
>> I took all our toys away.
>> I know, hopefully those toys are coming back after the show.
>> Phone lines are open 888-900-2638. We got jam pack full of good calls. So let's get to them, but first it's time for the Download of the Week. ^M00:15:39 [ Music ] ^M00:15:43
>> Cool new download of the week. Everything is cool new.
>> I know. Everything looks so good.
>> This is awesome. Download of the Week from folks at Download.com. Got some featured freeware. This one was actually picked up by Seth Rosenblatt. It's called the Advanced WindowsCare Personal, and the way it works is a little similar to like Sysinternals. It's a little more complicated version of this. This one as you can see does spyware removal, security defense, registry fix, system optimization, startup menu.
>> Your basic utilities, just not the very best one you can get and not the very simplest, but a nice balance between the two.
>> Because Sysinternals is a lot for people to deal with. But this looks fairly basic. You can fix your registry but not have to necessarily tinker with it in a way that's gonna permanently screw up your machine, very simple.
>> Yeah, you launch it up here and you can see it loads up real quick. It's got a nice user interface that you can go into and easily say, like, I just want you to do this. You wanna do a little more customization. It's got some advanced properties and that it will kinda help you set up. So that you get a scan button right there to just go and do stuff. Take a look at the status, and of course, they have a professional version of this as well. It's freeware, it's not open source. So they're trying to get you to enjoy this enough that you'll wanna get advanced and upgrade to their bigger version.
>> Because I know I enjoyed tinkering with the very heart of Windows, doesn't everyone?
>> Every one has to.
>> This is a good tool. [Laughter] Exactly. You need this.
>> You're kinda forced to sometimes.
>> Alright, it's time to get down to [inaudible] and by that I mean, your calls on 888-900-CNET. Who do we have on the line?
>> Let's go right to Gene in--where you're calling from Gene?
>> I'm calling from New Jersey.
>> New Jersey, alright Gene, what can we help you with today?
>> Okay, as a new developer, I wanna know if I should get like a BlackBerry Board or iPhone?
>> As your consumer device?
>> As a new developer.
>> As a new developer, hmm. Well, I mean certainly you're gonna get more development opportunities with the iPhone as far as I understand, 'cause they do have a platform for development if that's what you mean.
>> Also if you jailbreak your iPhone you can actually get a hold of a ton of developer tools that way. I'm not up to speed on what you can do to the BlackBerry on the development platform. So it's sort of, I guess what I would say is like productivity wise, BlackBerry probably out paces the iPhone as a professional phone. But jailbreak wise, if you wanna actually do some development stuff--
>> Well it's interesting 'cause--
>> --you know like BNC and that kind of things.
>> Right, it's interesting 'cause you do have to do jailbreak your iPhone to really get in to the knots and bolts of the development. You can do some app building with the iPhone but obviously you can't get in to the guts of the thing. You can't do background processes and that kind of thing. And then Apple has to approve anything you wanna put in the App Store. But boy whenever I go looking for something to solve a problem on the BlackBerry there does seem to be an incredibly active group of developers. You know they built solutions for putting all your text messages in threaded view, for crying out loud, which the BlackBerry doesn't have. So it think there is, you may actually find a more open experience overall on the BlackBerry unless you're willing to kind of be part of that jailbreak community. And then you're always gonna be in an arms race with Apple.
>> Alright, thanks Gene, appreciate the call. Let's move along to Eric in Chevy Chase. Hey Eric, thanks for calling CNET Live.
>> Hey guys! Quickly I just wanna say Molly Town love Buzz Out Loud. Thanks for everything you do.
>> Thanks very much. We enjoy doing it.
>> Thank you.
>> And my question is, I'm looking at two Sony 26-inch HDTV model, and I'm looking on the Amazon, one is very recent, one is about a year older. We already have the older one in a different room and we like it. But we wanna get the best TV for our money and the newer one is actually cheaper. The problem is on Amazon, the older TV gets better reviews. Now my question is, is it possible that the newer TV is not actually better or could this just be because the new TV hasn't been extensively tested yet?
>> Oh, that's an interesting--I mean there's always the possibility that the new TV isn't actually better because you know obviously things change in manufacturing. Which TVs are you looking at?
>> We're looking at the--you want the models?
>> The KDL-26M4000.
>> And the KDL-26S3000.
>> S3000. So that--so they're different sizes?
>> No, they're 26.
>> They're both 26 just the M4000 and the S3000.
>> And you're picking a 26-inch television because of the room that it's going in or the narrow space you have?
>> It's sort of like an alcove where we have our other TV. We can't fit anything bigger and I'm pretty sure they jump right to 32 after that.
>> I would say. I mean, I think the thing to do probably is to look at the user reviews on more than Amazon, because it maybe, I mean your suspicion is probably correct that it just hasn't been out long enough, it's not new enough, necessarily, to have a really good user rating. I would, you know, go to CNET and check out our user ratings. It looks like we reviewed bigger versions. You know sort of the big brothers of both of those televisions, but those should still give you a little bit to go on. I mean I'd be pretty surprised if the new TV isn't better, I guess.
>> Unless they really beefed it you know.
>> That doesn't that often. Somebody would have told you.
>> Oh yeah, looks like our M4000 got a slightly better rating than the S4000, and Mike [inaudible] said that's with the 32-inch level not the 26-inch level. But as far as features and general picture quality, they tend to stay the same across those different levels. So, yeah, it maybe that just not enough people having the new one.
>> And certainly go for the newer model if any of the inputs have changed. I can't imagine that they have. But if you know if it's got obviously more HDMI inputs or anything like that, that's just a reason to go newer.
>> Good luck, next call.
>> Let's move along to, where we wanna go? You wanna go, let's stick with the HDTV and let's do, Suresh in Houston, hey Suresh!
>> Do you get a lot of comments on your name now that Heroes is out?
>> I know. I was just thinking of that.
>> Ah no.
>> No, you do watch Heroes?
>> Well, yeah just got your first one.
>> Oh yeah.
>> Yeah, okay. Well it's nice to have you on the show. What can we help you with?
>> Yep, I got a new 32-inch HDTV and I tried to connect that with my laptop, have a PC connect with the TV. But when I connect I see only the like, not the full screen. Like you say you've [inaudible] live full screen TV.
>> You know like the left and right, it's the black box, I can only see the half of the TV.
>> What kind of laptop do you have?
>> Dell Inspiron 1420.
>> Okay, and is it got an NVIDIA card in there or is it?
>> No, it's a built-in hard disk.
>> It's an integrated card. Because you're gonna have to go in to the video preferences then of the laptop probably through Windows if it's an integrated card and change the resolution to a wider screen. Have you tried that already?
>> I've tried that but it's saying that no input signal.
>> Okay, so the T, when you do that the TV doesn't see it. Have you messed with the refresh rate at all?
>> No. I put it as a default to 60 hertz.
>> Yeah. You might change the refresh rate. Sometimes that will get the TV to recognize it. It may not like the 60 hertz refresh rate at that resolution for some reason.
>> Would it help at all too to may be mess with the, you know the TV itself has resolution settings. You can set it to zoom or wide or.
>> Yeah, if I put the zoom, wide screen I can see the bigger screen.
>> Then you can see it bigger, but is it distorted?
>> Yeah, it's distorted like the pictures are dull or blotted out.
>> So yeah, I mean, you're gonna have to find, unfortunately, there's no simple answer for this. It depends on how the TV reacts to the laptop. I have to go through this pretty much every time I connect my laptop to DLP TV, because the DLP has a lovely feature that tries to auto detect what the laptop does. It seems to auto detect it differently every time I plug it in. So then I have to go and I have to change resolutions until I get something that looks right. And then I may have to zoom in or zoom out on the DLP itself. So I would start, just for scientific purposes, start by changing resolutions on the laptop until you get something acceptable and if you do get it to where it's looking like you might be able to zoom, like maybe you get black bars around the entire thing then you can zoom in on it. But you're just gonna have to find that happy medium.
>> That's what I was thinking too, a combination, a combo package.
>> Alright, appreciate it Suresh, thanks for the call. You can also email us. Sherry did. She wrote in to CNET Live at CNET.com and said, "I'm gonna add more memory and new antivirus software shortly. Before I can do that, I wanna remove old programs but Add/Remove doesn't work. So I went in to safe mode but that doesn't work either. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated." Well Sherry, you can try going in to the Program Files folder, go to your C drive, Program Files, find the folder for the actual program you want uninstalled and then run the uninstall script directly from there. If that doesn't work though, try the method we recommend in today's Quick Tip. [ Background Music ]
>> Hello I'm Tom Merritt from CNET.com with a quick tip on uninstalling software. Now if you download a lot of programs like I do, you probably got way too many sitting on your hard drive. You could use Windows Add/Remove utility but it's a kind of slow imploding way to do it so Jason Parker at download.com tipped me off to free program called CCleaner. It offers its own uninstaller and works much faster than Windows. Here's how it works. Start CCleaner, go to the Tools panel and choose the Uninstall tab. You'll see a list of current applications on your hard drive, scroll through the list and when you find a program you no longer want, highlight it and click the run uninstaller button, CCleaner quickly searches your computer for the program's uninstaller and painlessly removes the unwanted program. CCleaner has a more complete list of programs than the Windows Add/Remove tool, and Jason swears it's faster than Windows. So we put it to the test, uninstalling LimeWire. ^M00:25:15 [ Music ] [ Clock Ticking ] ^M00:25:33
>> Look at that, it really is faster. That's it for this quick tip. I'm Tom Merritt, CNET.com. [ Music ]
>> Hey, thanks Tom, appreciate my tip being given to me. It's always kind of weird when we do that.
>> You're good at that Tom.
>> Let's take one last call, 888-900-2638. On the line is Evan in Springfield, which Springfield are you calling from Evan?
>> Springfield, Pennsylvania.
>> Because we always got a different Springfield every time. Thanks for calling, appreciate the call, what can we help you with?
>> Yeah, I was wondering, what's the best way, because I know Apple to Apple iMac is supposed to have some kind of surround-sound output, but I'm not sure what it is. Now I was wondering what's the best way to get surround-sound audio out of the Apple iMac?
>> If you have a model of iMac with surround sound, apparently some of them have it coming out of the optical then you just need to get 5.1 speakers with an optical connection. But if you don't, you can still get surround sound out of it.
>> Yeah, if you have an older iMac that doesn't necessarily have the specific surround-sound support, there's apparently a product from Griffin Technology called the FireWave which gives you, which has, they say, Dolby digital processors to bring surround sound to Macs for gaming, DVD players and iTunes, and here's the great thing, it used to be a 100 bucks and now it's 20, because now that the new iMacs and the new Mac support-surround sound, not as many people need it anymore. So if you do have an older one and that's what you're looking for, 20 bucks for the little Griffin Technology FireWave.
>> It's down to 20. It used to be like more like 40, 50 bucks.
>> So I think now that it's getting out, they've been cutting the price quite a bit.
>> Yeah, they say it's about to be discontinued, so you know you may have, you may not get the best support for it, but 20 bucks for surround sound.
>> Alright, see when Brian said we always have to lose the best to the web, but you're here.
>> And I keep us on track. So my friends it's time for the Best of the Web. [ Background Music ]
>> Best of the Web is brought to us by our good friends at Webware.com.
>> Let's go back to Tom's screen 'cause I lost my internet.
>> Today's Best of the Web is a little bit of a combo between Best of the Web and Download of the Day.
>> It's a twofer.
>> It's a twofer, Internet Explorer 8, it's out, it's about in beta form, and on Webware Rob Vamosi and Rafe Needleman sit down for a little chat about some of its security features. One potential cool thing about IE 8, they may have fixed the malicious cross scripting problem. We'll see. This is kind of a thing where you go to a website and it's got some malicious code that tries to access another website, as far as I understand it, and that other website then executes malicious software on your machine.
>> That's good. Ever since Ajax became common, cross site scripting errors had become more and more of a problem
>> Because it's the way script kiddies can get in and hack away websites.
>> Yeah, exactly, basically they just jump from one site--one website to another. So apparently IE 8, if it detects cross site scripting, it just stops it. It doesn't even ask you. It's just stops it and puts up a little note, that says--
>> I so hope that's true.
>> It puts up a little note that says, oh I thought you're gonna say like--
>> I so hope it really works.
>> It doesn't ask you?
>> And evidently that's color coded tabs which you know as kind of a lady end control freak I like it.
>> In pastels.
>> Check it out.
>> At least they look like pastels from the screen shots.
>> I don't know about pastels.
>> Molly, thank you so much for filling in for Brian.
>> Thanks for having me.
>> And thanks so much for filling in for me when I've been gone.
>> Thanks for having me.
>> And for the next time that I'm gone.
>> Thanks for having me.
>> Next week Brian will be back with Ivan Kanevski from Glassbooth.org will be here fresh off of the Democratic and Republican conventions. We'll be talking about different resources you could find online to figure out who the heck you're gonna vote for in November in the United States Election. Join us then 4 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Pacific.
>> 10 a.m. Hawaiian. ^M00:29:12 [ Commercial ]
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This week on CNET Live, Tom Merritt and Molly Wood are joined by David Merkoski from Frog Design for a discussion on the how-tos of touch-screen technology.
CNET editors Brian Cooley, Tom Merritt, and Molly Wood present the Best of CES 2006 Awards.
CNET laptop guru Dan Ackerman joins Tom Merritt and Molly Wood to discuss favorite laptop picks, the cases to carry them, and the best choices in the GPS and dSLR camera categories.
CNET experts Molly Wood, Tom Merritt, and Erica Ogg discuss what they expect and don't expect to see at the next Consumer Electronics Show.
Molly Wood checks out the tech on the 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI, which got a consumer-friendly redesign.
Molly Wood checks the tech on the 2008 Acura RDX, the ultimate ride for the discriminating nerd.
Mark Licea hits the red carpet to interview some of the winners of the 13th annual Webby Awards and checks in with CNET TV's own Molly Wood.
JoCo joined Tom Merritt on CNET Live to talk about musicians making it on the Web. He played some tunes, too.
Molly Wood prepares for CES 2008 and ticks off some of the things we're hoping to see this year.