Episode 005 – Walmart sells Skype Phones, Computer Speech Now and in the 80s, Joe talks about his new dream machine.

iTunes 7.0 for Mobile Phones?: Code that was commented out in the iTunes has references to using a phone as a media player for video and mp3 playback.

Bill acts like the Rainman and a grunty from Halo.

Bill got a VoIP phone from Wally World: Bill found a nice 30 dollar phone from Walmart. We test it out and you can hear the sample.

AT&T True Voice: I show off how this text-to-speech app makes my phone sound like its really futuristic… and polite. Actually the beginning of the podcast was introduced by Audrey. Bill gets nostalgic and talks about his Commodore 64’s speech program.

Best Buy Refridgerator: Bill and I discuss the future of fridge drawings and how kids will eventually just upload their pictures to the screen on the fridge.

Dodge Daytona: Speaking alerts for cars in the mid-80’s in the Daytona and Chrysler Laser.

Carmina Burana: A wonderful piece of music to have on your mp3 player and to listen to as you enter a room. I got the idea from Weird Al’s page on iTunes.

BMW 330i: I tried out a nice Beemer. Parents are in the market for a car and so I tagged along. The BMW was actually cheaper than the van my parents wanted. Of course the van had bluetooth, sat-nav, and power actuation on just about everything. Also got to sit in a GT-40. Absolutely gorgeous. Scion supercharger boosts it in power but still just shy of 200hp.

Did we catch the rabbit?

SATA Drives are CHEAP!!: Internal drives are getting insanely cheap.

My soon to be 64 bit custom rig: Core Duo, Dual SLi support, 2 gigs of RAM, SATA all around… and the most insane case you have ever seen, from Thermaltake. Kingwin Arctic Liquid Cooling system with sweet radiator.

Bill talks about the fully submerged computer. 64bit processing for the next flavor of Windows.

Video for the Show: Invisible Skating.

Bill talks about some college kids that do their interpretation of Space Invaders using some serious stop motion.

And we still can’t figure out how to end the show.

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Episode 004 – Hyundai’s new GPS, Bill’s Car & DVR advertising tricks

Hyundai’s new GPS all-in-one nav system: The new Roadbank RNB 70 DMB navigation system is all prepped for dashboard action, and the 7-inch screen should help you squeeze a good amount of movie into your peripheral vision while tearing through the streets of Seoul.

Bill’s car 2006 Hyundai Sonata
: The car I have fallen in love with, I highly recomend the all new Sonata!

DVR advertising tricks: Cable channel FX plans to show what it calls the first U.K. ad designed for viewers who use digital video recorders to avoid commercials.

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Episode 003 – The Apple conference, The new iPods and the iTV

News from the Apple Conference:
The new iPods: We don’t get the new full screen iPod that was so heavily rumored. There is more vibrant screen, higher definition support as in 640×480, instant text based searching, and the all important battery life has been extended. The new amazingly tiny iPod Shuffle.

If you have seen it then you will realize what I am talking about.This kind of resembles the parody iPod Flea:

I will say that the new Nanos with the aluminium body are very nice and I will probably get one.
iTunes 7.0: Finally it gets an update and whats this… The Music store now also features the Movie store. Makes sense to go along with the more vibrant screen and battery life in the new iPods. But One More Thing…
iTV: The iTV… Steve said they would change the name because iTV is a codeword. It is a set-top box that acts as a delivery system direct to your TV for all the media that you have on your PC. It can even bring down podcasts like your favorite tech guys, Bill and Joe. The iTV features the following connections:
>> 802.11
>> USB2
>> Ehternet
>> HDMI connector for all new big-screen flat panel TVs
>> Component video (RGB)
>> analog audio RCA jacks
>> Optical audio
This will definitely be an interesting contender to any future generations of Tivo and be an excellent delivery system for the future multimedia home theater systems.

Thanks for listening!