Rumor Has It Ep. 25: We're just gonna wait for Windows 8 Video
CNET Senior Editor Scott Stein gives you a first look at the lightest Windows 8 tablet on the market.
We're just about done with Apple rumors--WWDC 2009 starts today. Plus: Twitter gets verified accounts, and Digg helps you get more Viagra ads.
We have more iPhone rumors, Netflix is coming to Windows Media Center, and Google knows when you will quit your job.
Gmail is still up and down, PS3 sales are actually blocked in Europe, and Motorola says Xoom sales are off to "a good start." What does that mean? But they're certainly off to a better start than Microsoft, which is only just now, rumor has it, working on Windows 8 tablet design demos that we'll see ... in June. JUNE! Bill Gates is so pretending he never worked there right now. Plus, Penthouse in 3D. Ew. --Molly
We get started this week just in time to follow Intel's major Sandy Bridge chipset crisis. How will this affect review systems we're testing in the Lab? Tune in to find out. Then we answer some popular reader questions about when to buy a laptop and when to wait, especially with rumors of a MacBook refresh in the air.
In the news today, Apple's subscription rules raise hackles among developers, us, and possibly the Justice Department; meanwhile, Verizon iPhone sales appear to disappoint. Is Apple having a bad day? It's probably just solar flares. Also, the Motorola Xoom price is announced: not that bad. Nokia delays its Windows-based phones to sometime after October: very bad. Worse, even. And we're getting pretty worried about Anonymous, the Internet's own unstoppable secret police. Maybe Watson can save us. --Molly
Even with Justin gone for over a week, the show must go on. Caroline McCarthy once again takes the reigns, all while helping to diversify the show. First, we're treated to a mashup made in hell, Rick Astley vs. Nirvana in a little tune called "Never Gonna Give Your Teen Spirit Up". You've been warned. To make things worse, we hear William Shatner's beat-poetry version of Sarah Palin's resignation speech.
Yep, we're gonna take some flak for this one.
Leaked from today's 404 podcast: FAA updates its list of approved-to-fly electronics, the Emperor's new iPad, Beetlejuice and TMNT sequels, petitioning Bioware to change the ending of Mass Effect 3, and more!
Driving the real Nissan Leaf in the real world, backup cameras coming to every car in the U.S.? Nice revamp for mobile Google Maps, and we're gonna' miss the Chevy Aveo. (Just kidding.)