Ep. 173: Road Test - Navigation Video
Rafe and Tom talk about the long-term use of gadgets like TiVo, the MiFi, and more. We even get a road test report on FreeNAS from Dave the psychologist!
Rafe Needleman and Tom Merritt talk tips for fixing your own computers, as well as take live calls from the audience.
Rafe and Tom talk Canon Vixia HV30 and HP Windows Home Server; Molly Wood joins to talk about the HP Envy; and RogueTess calls in with an iPhone app road test. That and much more road tested for your enjoyment.
The Motorola V325 takes advantage of Verizon's new GPS navigation system for location-based services.
As the new owners of the Pirate Bay take over they will have to eventually change things and sell out. So Rafe has dubbed them as Cruiseship Bay. We also discuss the pyrrhic victory of RIAA over Usenet.com and Rafe and Natali hate some more on Verizon.
Brian and Tom take live calls during the recording of The Real Deal as well discuss their road testing of TVs, phones and monitors.
Sure we talked about how Brian Tong rents his shoes, and got some insight into Rafe's love of Mila Jovanovic, but the big news is the first look at the Palm Pre. Rafe has it in his hands during the show. We also Dig Diggs new takes on ads. But will the Diggers?
Did Paramount actually issue a DMCA takedown to some people who filmed "Transformers 3" while it was being filmed outside their window!? Well, yeah. But Molly thinks that particular brand of stupidity almost had to be an accident. I mean, come on. Also, Google accidentally (!) collected data from open WiFi hotspots while taking pictures of their houses, which kind of feels like a double whammy. Oh, and it's Rafe's first show in the Tom Chair! We call it: Episode 1.
The Kyocera X-tc brings a fresh update to Virgin Mobile's line of basic messaging cell phones, but there are some minor design and navigation issues.
Donald Bell and Dan Ackerman talk about the trends in ultra-mobile computing, with host Rafe Needleman.