Microsoft vs. the free worldEdit
Microsoft is taking on open source, but we\'re not entirely sure why. Could it be jealousy, or the innate need to crush all competition? Turn away from the dark side, Microsoft!
- Microsoft says free software violates 235-plus Windows patents 
- Symantec: Malware can hijack Windows Update, bypass firewall 
- Inside AMD's Phenom architecture 
- LG.Philips develops world's first color e-paper 
- DVD burning licensing delayed over copy protection specs 
- Online video no threat to TV, YouTube tells Congress; Cuban stresses need for Net neutrality 
- Emoticons carry cultural baggage 
- Google find 1 in 10 sites loaded with malicious software 
- Why Google is making us dumber 
- IT crowd coming to NBC 
From The PhonesEdit
Dan from OhioEdit
Bacteria could survive in space.
Ted in ChicagoEdit
eBay getting treated as pawn shops too?
Hey guys... I blogged about the Comcast TiVo for you when I was on the Backstage Crew at CES. Note from the picture it's not exactly like TiVo, but it's still distinctly TiVo. The guide is a little different (similar to how DirecTV TiVo had a custom guide), and the box will incorporate provider- specific functionality (like Comcast's OnDemand service). Worth noting: the ThumbsUp/ThumbsDown buttons on the remote.
Kraken's and Hawaiian timeEdit
Veronica, I have failed miserably! Your background ninjistics during all references to "Fightin' Harry McKracken" had my son and I rolling! I've replayed them several times just to relive the mirth. I trust you also made the appropriate gestures for authenticity's sake?
Tom, during your plug for the CNET Live shows, you say "X o'clock Eastern, X o'clock Pacific, and X o'clock Hawaiian." Careful there, buddy. There's a huge difference between "Hawaii Standard Time" and "Hawaiian Time". Hawaiian Time is when your work day starts at 8, but you show up at 10--regularly. It's a lifestyle.
Absolutely loving the show--you all never fail to entertain and, most importantly, inform.
Peter in Waikoloa
Hey Buzz crew, I am a huge fan of the podcast, and I have a question about laptop batteries. Is it better to keep the battery in the laptop when on AC power? Someone told me it is better to keep it out of the computer when it has AC.
Let me know. Thanks,