Tech tAUk triumphantly returns for its second season!
On this episode, we begin by catching up on the Apple news that we’ve missed during the summer, particularly considering a little gadget known as the iPhone 4. We run through the gamut of PR nightmares that this device has endured: an early leak by Gizmodo after an employee left a prototype in a bar, and of course the back-and-forth over Antennagate. Then we jump forward to Apple’s annual announcement of new iPods, where we express some disappointment over the decisions Apple made with its latest batch of music players, with the notable exception of the iPod touch, which is looking better than ever.
Our tech headlines this week:
- Freed Journalist Tricked Captors Into Twitter Access
- Taliban-Themes Multiplayer Gets EA’s ‘Medal of Honor’ Banned on U.S. Military Bases
- Video Game Industry Gears Up for Battle Against California Law
- “Live On from Beyond the Groove!”
- Arthur Sulzberger on Charging Online
- GM Proposes Feature for Facebook Addicts: Verbal Updates Through OnStar
In ATV’s first-ever interview over Skype, Douglas sits down with Jack Douglass, an AU alumnus and Producer of Jack’s Films. Jack discusses how he got into producing viral videos and his thoughts on why they became popular, as well as where he sees viral videos going in the future. (The full, unedited interview will be published soon on our YouTube channel.)
Josh then travels to the Googleplex (via our green screen) to look at some of Google’s crazy home page doodles in advance of the launch of Google Instant, and look at a lawsuit against Google masterminded by Microsoft. And in anticipation of the October release of The Social Network, he launches a new segment: What the Zuck?
Finally, we close out the show with our Viral Video of the Week: The Original Human PAC-MAN Performance.