Tech tAUk Reloaded #32: Revenge of the Nerd Proms

Once again, we weren’t invited to this year’s White House Correspondents Dinner, so we had to settle for spending our weekend recording yet another episode of the show for you. We’ve got a little bit of everything for you this week, from court battles to government resistance to rants to geeky facts about typography.

Our tech headlines this week:

In our new segment, Speculation Central, we look ahead to Apple’s upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference, where OS X 10.10 is expected to take center stage, alongside a more minor iOS 8 release. We also speculate on what could be next in future Apple products, from a rumored iPhone 6 to the elusive possibility of an iWatch.

Josh offers a rant complaining about the nickname “Nerd Prom” being used to describe the White House Correspondents Dinner. And in the return of our Random Geeky Fact of the Week segment, Douglas discusses pangrams (such as “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog”) and Lorem ipsum text, which are methods used to sample typography in document and webpage layouts.

Episode Duration: 1:07:55
On This Episode: Douglas Bell and Josh Feldman
Download: Tech tAUk Reloaded #32 (32.6 MB MP3)

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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.