This week the team is split over the prospect of a two-tier Internet; slaps its collective forehead over the antics of both law firms and file-sharing vigilantes; looks at an exciting new camera technology; wonders if Nokia can pull itself out of its current predicament; and declares eBook readers are coming of age, with the new Amazon Kindle under the spotlight in Hot Hardware of the Week.
Intel is no stranger to controversy, and in this week’s podcast we dicuss its latest marketing wheeze. Then we move on to kick the tyres of Adobe’s latest consumer-level photo-editing package; consider the undeniable cleverness of the recent Twitter attack; wonder whether we care about a tablet from RIM; and finally grin maniacally at possibly the most captivating piece of kit we’ve ever had on Hot Hardware of the Week.
In this week’s lively discussion: the main news from the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco; the latest initiative from Ofcom to rein in outlandish mobile broadband speed claims; angry ISPs get saddled with costs for illegal file sharers; and the hot hardware of the week – the new iPod nano – polarises opinion on our panel.
On this week’s PC Pro podcast we discuss the school that equipped all its pupils with iPads, Apple new range of iPods, the mainstream arrival of USB 3 and why television might hold the key to nationwide fibre broadband. And finally, Jonathan Bray enters the studio to nominate a mini media centre as this week’s Hot Hardware.
This week we wax unbelievable about the state of price comparison sites’ security; take a look at Google’s latest clever ideas for dealing with email overload; ponder on the wisdom of AMD ditching its graphics-card brand; look at the quagmire of horrendous naming pain around Windows Live Mesh; and an impressively powerful budget PC in Hot Hardware of the Week.