Our constant companion Mr. Whine is back. I applied noise reduction to the track but he still sneaks in a little. The good news is that I did some rewiring after the show and I think he's gone for good. I had been using a Behringer U-Control UCA202 audio to USB interface and every time I hit record, Mr. Whine would show up. I tested it on my laptop and it went off without a hitch. The only thing I can figure is that my desktop computer, with all its external devices and wires, creates interference that the UCA picks up. I am now wired directly into the line in of the sound card and I no longer hear the whine when I record.
The big story is the Apple v. Samsung judgement. We don't have a lot of analysis on it but we do talk about some details of the judgement.
Kevin has a new toy! He demonstrates at the top of the show and it's a good thing this is an audio-only podcast (just kidding). Joe has Official TRIP Deathwatch updates. Yes, I said updateS with an S. And we both talk some trash about and give a few props to Microsoft. Be sure to check out the extra links for some jabs at AT&T while you're at it.
- Samsung ordered to pay Apple $1.05 BILLION dollars for violating Apple patents
- It Costs $35 Million to Send an HD Video Over SMS While Roaming on AT&T
- RIM says existing BES won't work with BB10 devices and vice-versa [deathwatch]
- Best Buy on Official TRIP Deathwatch list. Reports 90% drop in net income.
- Best Buy Names New CEO, Even As Founder Angles To Buy Company Back
- Cell Phone Woes: America’s 10 Worst Cities for Mobile Phone Reception
- Windows 8 is being called a “cognitive burden”
- But at least it's forward-thinking innovation
- Microsoft unveils new logo, signals the future by clinging even more tightly to the past
- Nikon releases Android-powered compact camera
Extra Links (stuff we didn't get to and bizarre references we made)
- How We Got Screwed At Sears.com
- K-Mart sucks, Ray
- In a Blow to Hulu, Judge Rules Video Privacy Law Applies Online
- Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (VPPA)
- Toaster That Launches Toast Onto Your Plate
- City of Oakland police radio interference being caused by… AT&T
- So AT&T suspends 2G in Oakland to clean things up
- AT&T confesses: its network couldn't handle unchecked FaceTime over cellular
- Your Clever Password Tricks Aren’t Protecting You from Today’s Hackers
- T-Mobile unthrottles unlimited data
- The Internet a Decade Later