This week the team discuss: how to make Microsoft feel better about itself; what the future might hold for Windows; how Project Canvas might affect TV delivery; how Light Peak might affect the world of device interconnects; and, inevitably, the verdict on the Apple iPhone 4 in Hot Hardware of the Week.
In this week’s edition, we take a look at the looming e-reader price war that’s threatening to shake up the market; take a look at the newest dual-screen laptop that lacks a keyboard; wax clueless about battery chemistry and carbon nanotubes; wonder if reports of the death of mobile broadband are premature; and put a staggeringly cheap internet-access laptop through the Hot Hardware of the Week grinder, to see what comes out the other side.
On this week’s podcast we ponder whether Linux is really a safer OS than Windows, cast an unsympathetic eye over Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system and mourn the passing of O2’s unlimited mobile data plans. A study suggesting that young children should be kept away from computers has Darien and David waxing nostalgic, just for a change. And we coo over not one but two shiny new pieces of hardware, namely the new Apple Mac mini and the joojoo internet tablet.
This week we have to kick off with a mention of that Apple phone again. We also discuss the interesting ideas in the new version of Safari; wonder at the wisdom of giving every printer its own email address; marvel at the Microsoft sync tool that’s completely out of sync with itself; and take a look at one of the biggest software releases of the year in Hot Software of the Week.
In a faintly shambolic podcast this week, we discuss the latest brilliant Ofcom ideas; hail the arrival of Windows 7 tablets; examine the motivations of Google in its apparent abandonment of Windows; argue over the merits of USB-powered monitors; and look at an Acer tablet in Hot Hardware of the Week.