On this week’s podcast, Nicole returns from Scotland to report on BT’s white-space broadband; we also discuss online privacy, the stigma (or otherwise) of being accused of downloading porn and whether it’s ever right for employers to ask applicants for social networking passwords. Our Hot Hardware candidate is the blazingly fast Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 graphics card.
This week we discuss Google tweaking its algorithms to defeat SEO; Seagate’s 60TB hard disk (in twenty years’ time); whether “fragmentation” is harming Android; the BBC’s plan to sell digital downloads; and Chrome overtaking Internet Explorer – but only at weekends. Our hot hardware candidate is, inevitably, the new Apple iPad.
On the show this week: We await the arrival of Apple’s new iPad, Chrome gets hacked in five minutes flat, Yahoo sues Facebook and the Lords call for an end to roaming charges. Finally, we kick over the team’s experiences with Windows 8 so far, and Samsung’s Series 9 makes a bid for Hot Hardware.
On this week’s podcast: In our 200th podcast special, Barry Collins, Darien Graham-Smith, Mike Jennings and our special guest – Real World Computing expert Steve Cassidy – chew over the pros and cons of the newly released Windows 8 Consumer Preview. What changes have been made? Does it run any better on desktop PCs? What are the pick of the new applications in the Windows Store? We have all the answers.