Tech tAUk October 8, 2011 – In Remembrance Edition

Like everyone, we were shocked to learn about the death of Steve Jobs, and so this episode is dedicated to his memory and passionate life. Even if we did have a semi-unorthodox way of finding out about it, as depicted in the opening to this episode (featuring special guest Greg Henderson from The American Dream, played by Justin Horowitz).

Check out the teaser ad for this episode for a preview!

Our tech headlines this week:

Then, we do a live review the Google Chromebook and Chrome OS, via a new Acer Chromebook that ATV recently acquired for internal use.

One of our favorite Tech tAUk segments returns, as Josh dishes out his latest dose of FLUNKS. Highlights include some unfortunate translations of “Siri” in other languages, the Westboro Baptist Church’s hypocrisy in protesting Steve Jobs’ funeral, Shazam offering Kelly Clarkson as a prize, and Google contributing to the creation of a new beer.

Tech tAUk’s gaming correspondents Chris Pyle and Mitchell Stover return with another Game Zone segment, wherein they force Douglas to try to play a video game, specifically Portal 2, with disastrous results.

Finally, our Random Geeky Fact of the Week looks at failed 1990s software product Microsoft Bob and how it was actually bundled on Windows XP CDs to fill up remaining disk space. And our Viral Video of the Week is a memorable version of the “Think Different” ad narrated by Steve Jobs.

And in case you missed it, be sure to also check out our season premiere episode, which we dedicated to discussing Steve Jobs’ legacy at Apple in more detail (following his resignation as CEO).

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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.