Loaded: High-Tech Big Apple Video
Loaded: High-Tech Big Apple Video Transcript
>> Microsoft extends support for Windows XP. Google Maps is following the election rather closely. And the big apple beats out the Silicon Valley in tech jobs.
>> It's Wednesday, June 25th, I'm Natali Del Conte, and it's time to get Loaded. ^M00:00:12 [ Music ] ^M00:00:15
>> Windows XP users can rejoice because Microsoft has decided to support the operating system for another six years.
>> This is a generous move by Microsoft, but most certainly a reaction to the Window's Communities general disgust for Vista. XP users have demanded that their old trusty [assumed spelling] stick around, so Microsoft has promised patches and updates through April of 2014. However, Microsoft also said that Window's seven will be released in 2010, and they're hoping that the new OS will win the hearts of those that Vista never could. T-mobile is throwing out its landline service nation wide today. This is a voiceover IP service that connects regular home telephones to a T-mobile router, thereby placing and receiving calls over the Internet. It cost ten dollars per month, plus taxes and fees for unlimited, domestic, local and long distance calls. You have to be a T-mobile wireless costumer to sign up for the home service, but T-mobile is indiscriminate when it comes to your home ISP. The service works with any broadband. I've never tested this but I think it's a great ideal, [inaudible] I in need of a home phone, which I'm not. If any of you are using it or thinking about using it, enlighten me at www.Loaded.cnet.com. Blockbuster users can soon use Paypal for their monthly rental subscription. Right now, you can use Paypal on the site for renting physical copies of movies, but when Blockbuster launches their downloading service later this summer you'll be ever to use Paypal for that too. If you sign up now as an active subscriber, you'll get a free two week trial, plus ten dollars in your Paypal account. Don't spend it all in one place. Virgin Mobile has just undercut the competitors by cutting the price of their unlimited calling plan. The plan is now seventy-nine dollars and it's prepaid, meaning there's no required contract. It will be available on July 1st. Most of the carriers have unlimited plans like this, but they all have around ninety-nine dollars. Virgin's plan does not include the data and messaging, but for ten dollars more, you can have those things too. For more information, go to www.web.virginmobileusa.com/unlimited. Google Maps is becoming more of a community project, with Google Map maker. The company launched this product on Tuesday. And it allows users to contribute Map data for regions around the world in eighteen countries. You can locate, label, draw and provide otherwise unknown details in areas that Google's cartographers might not have gotten to yet. You can find the tool yourself at www.google.com/mapmaker. Motorola has a new camera phone out, and the camera looks impressive. The Motor [assumed spelling] Zine ZN5 is the first phone with a Kodak camera, and it's 5-megapixels. Take that iPhone. The phone lets you upload your pictures, directly to Kodak gallery using bluetooth, Wi-fi or multi media messaging. It also has an FM tuner. Unfortunately, US customers may never see it. Sascha Segan [phonetic] with PC magazine, points out that US Carriers have historically been hostile to high mega pixels camera phones. That's a shame. If any European Loaded viewers get their hands on this phone, we want to hear about it, Loaded@Cnet.com. If you've been following the political campaign closely this year, then you understand the impact the Internet has on the election, so does Google. The company created a collection of the best Google map election match-ups on the web. The match-ups feature relevant political news, information and statistics. You can also compare the number of votes between each candidate per state and see what Twitters around the US are saying about the election. There's even a match-up that lets you take a journey through the life of each candidate, just in case you're still straddling the fence. Australians have a lot to celebrate when it comes to Apple these days. The company just launched a slew [assumed spelling] of TV shows on iTunes from networks in Australian, like the Australian broadcasting company, seven networks and nine networks. Plus shows from US studios, like Disney and MTV. It cost 2.99 per episode, which translates to about 2.86 in American dollars. Also, I was just watching Planet CNET yesterday and noticed that Australia just got its first Apple Store, and it looks impressive. Head on over to CNET TV.com and watch this week's episode of Planet CNET to check it out. If you're flying from New York to L.A. today, you may be aboard the Maiden Voyage of American Airlines in-flight wi-fi service. American is testing Wi-Fi in 15767 Jets. It cost 9.95 for flights under three hours, and 12.95 for flights over three hours. The thing that bothers me is that it cost anywhere between seven and nine dollars to buy Wi-fi in the airport and then I have to pay again when I get on board because they're two different providers. That's annoying. Although, I flew American across the country last week and I was so glad I had rented my own movie through iTunes or else I would have had to watch Definitely Maybe, which looks so stupid. I would of loved to have had access to Hulu, I would definitely pay for that. A new survey shows that the city with the most high tech jobs is actually not San Francisco or San Jose but New York. Believe it or not, New York has 316,500 high tech jobs, while Silicon Valley only has 225,300 according to a study by the American Electronics Association. Now, you may say, oh, this is just because the bubble is bursting, but the study was conducted through 2006, while Web 2.0 was still in mad hysterical, so that theory doesn't hold. Still, the Silicon Valley wins when it comes to what really counts, salary. The average high tech salary in the bay area is over a 144,000 per year, while in New York, it's just a little over 96,000, Bay Area for the win. Before we wrap up today, I wanted to read an email from Ken. He was a little annoyed that I mentioned the new Star Wars game for the Wii only. He says, Natali, mentioned the Star Wars game being released on the Wii but no news of the Xbox 360 or Playstation versions of the game. It may be cool to use the Wii mode as a lightsaver [assumed spelling], I admit, but I also admit I didn't know how biases CNET is towards companies like Microsoft and Sony. Sorry about that, Ken, I am not biased towards Microsoft or Sony. I guess I just got a little carried away with the Wii [inaudible] concept. Thanks for pointing out, that all gamers can get their force on, not just Wii players. Those are all your headlines for today. And I will be back tomorrow with more.
>> Thanks for tuning in. I'm Natali Del Conte with CNET TV, and you've just been Loaded. ^M00:05:58 [ Music ]
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