Ep. 1118: The Mean Streets of Dell Video
On today's show, we've got a new meme, new details about the Comcast/NBCU merger, and new comments from Apple dismissing Android tablets as both "bizarre" and "vapor." Ok, guys, whatever you say. Verizon offers $200 off iPhone 4 upgrades, in case that takes the sting out a little, and we discuss the rise of universal app stores, consumer confusion over 4G, and sharks in the streets of Australia. It's a wide-ranging show, folks. --Molly
They're not quite ultrabook-thin, but Dell's new mainstream systems are getting a slim makeover.
The FCC tells Comcast to stop blocking traffic, or else. Find out how the government group wants to fix the net. Plus, A new country surpasses the US in total number of internet users. Find out which country is on top. Also, Yahoo beats the street. See if their earnings can help them stave off a takeover.
Is the Dell Streak the best Android tablet we've seen, or simply an oversize smartphone? Donald Bell sets the record straight in this CNET First Look.
Pre-show discussion from today's show.
Dell introduces the new 14-inch Inspiron 1420 laptop, which benefits from a wide range of configuration options, meaning that virtually any mainstream user can find a system to fit their budget.
The Solstice has always been a little lacking in street cred, but this version wouldn't be.
Rafe wonders what could possibly go wrong with Comcast monitoring its users to protect them from malware. In the process, Rafe makes a few comments that have us wondering whether he'll return home to any internet at all. Barnes and Noble is rumored to be rolling out an Android E-book reader while Steve Ballmer claims that the PC is the best E-book reader.
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Claiming to be the world's thinnest Windows laptop, the Dell XPS 15z is a sharp-looking package with upgradable high-end features and a reasonable $999 starting price.