Ep. 67: No joy in Jet-ville Video
Zynga could be worth $10 Billion dollars, which means more CityVille spin-offs. Apple's new subscription policies are getting the attention of U.S. antitrust enforcers, all we want to do is dance, dance, dance and mice might be the key for Brian to keep his hair well past his 60s. Plus, Computer Love! Awwwww Yeah.
Zynga tries to trademark the use of -ville as a suffix in everything from games (including the games it shamelessly ripped off) to clothing stores. Won't someone stop the madness? Please? Also, Goldman Sachs states from its highly compromised position that Facebook could be a credible threat to Netflix, and credulous reporters and shareholders eat it up. Plus, HP makes a SERIOUS move: putting WebOS on all new PCs. --Molly
This week on the CNET Tech Review: take a peek inside Apple's latest iOS update; hands-on with HTC's dynamic Evo duo; the Top 5 hybrids that aren't as green as they seem; and Molly Wood delves into the mysteries of Area 51.
Looking for a tool to tweak every aspect of your PC? On today's Tekzilla Daily, Veronica checks out True System Security Tweaker, which lets you delve deep into your system and customize it to your liking.
AT&T has a MiFi to call its own, a Japanese vending machine uses facial recognition to sell you a soda, and the makers of FarmVille are set to launch CityVille, a social game that lets you build a metropolis of your own.
Episode 45 of the Digital City, where we discuss the latest Apple tablet rumors, discover who besides EA has a license to produce NFL video games, and an appreciation of music tech pioneer Les Paul.
This week, Donald and Jasmine discuss the latest Apple tablet rumors, which deal mainly with its lesser focus on music but practical usefulness for something like iTunes LPs and the theoretical iTunes music cloud. We also ponder the possible names for the imminent device. Plus, Slacker gives Canadians something to smile about, Jasmine does a celebratory dance for small-eared music listeners, and Image S4 durability issues make her shed tears while simultaneously garnering cheers for Klipsch customer service. Also, how about those ethical and legal issues when it comes to LP copying and "backing up"?
Apple brings Sandy Bridge and Thunderbolt to the new iMacs. Don't hold your breath for the latest rumor, an iPad 3D. Plus, our App of the Week is Paint for Cats. Meow.
Today in tech news, Hulu launches its subscription service and we're thinking about going over the top (maybe next year). Also, FarmVille is apparently so prevalent that it forced a Firefox update ... or, put another way, Firefox gets a little bit broken so that FarmVille people can be happy. Sheesh. Steve Jobs sends more email, Kindle for Android arrives, and we fight for a while about Froyo.
Episode 52 of the Digital City, where we talk about the latest Apple tablet rumors, dissect Kindles on campus, bemoan the use of single-core CPUs in 13-inch laptops, and worry about NYC's growing rep as a surveillance state.