Tech tAUk September 25, 2010 — 3D TV (or not) Edition

We’re back in the swing of things with yet another episode of Tech tAUk. And this time, Douglas and Josh try their hands in a bit of acting to liven up the show.

Our headlines this week:

We then inaugurate a new satirical segment on Tech tAUk: Grate Da Bait, where we have a scripted Crossfire-style debate on the merits of 3D television and movies. (Lovingly inspired by “Even Stevphen” on The Daily Show.)

Douglas then takes a look at the two new products for bringing the internet to your television coming this fall: Apple TV and Google TV. And Josh brings along the whole Tech tAUk crew to test YouTube Social in a live experiment from the Anderson Computing Complex.

Our spirit of acting then continues as we parody Nate Bronstein’s Fireside Chat Series by presenting “A Fireside Chat with Steve Jobs” (starring Douglas as Steve Jobs), during which Jobs presents to iOS developers on recent changes that Apple has made to their app submission & approval policies.

Finally, Josh closes out the show with his final “What the Zuck?” segment, looking at Zuckerberg’s appearance on Oprah, and our Viral Video of the Week: Never Say No to Panda.

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About Douglas Bell

I live in Washington, D.C., and work as a Broadcast Technician at WAMU 88.5 FM, the local NPR affiliate in the Washington metro area. My primary shift is to engineer the local feed of NPR’s Morning Edition, including local news and weather, long-form features and station breaks… and yes, the shift starts at 5 am, so I’ve got the whole quasi-nocturnal thing going on. I am also the Coordinating Producer for Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie, an independently-produced podcast and public radio program. Extracurricularly, I play cello, and participate in a church choir and a handbell choir. I enjoy discovering new places, and am constantly searching for the perfect cheeseburger. I am also known as a frequent teller of puns.