Simulcast 98: Unnecessary Delays

In this episode, we have special guest Patrick Virgadamo, Bill is on assignment in Seattle, and we talk about the latest rumors, gadgets, and happenings in the tech arena.

Apple
WWDC 2011 confirmed for June 6th iOS 5? Sneak peek at LION?
iOS 4.3.1 Untethered Jailbreaks in the Works, iPad 2 Support Unclear

Google
Honeycomb 3.0 Source not to be released yet
Amazon Cloud Player goes live, streams music on your computer and Android [UPDATED]
Android In-App Billing Launches
Google settles with FTC over Buzz privacy concerns
Kansas City, Kansas wins the Google Gigabit Fiber Network Contest

Microsoft
IE9 most energy efficient browser, says Microsoft

Misc
Sprint officially opposing AT&T/T-Mobile deal, urges government to intervene
First money penalty assessed over FTC Blogger Rules
Star Wars The Complete Saga Blu-ray Release set for Sept 16, 2011

Palm
Why?

Gaming
Microsoft testing a new disc format for 360?

Listener Email
From: Chris Clark

Hey Guys – Hope you are having a great weekend

You may already know about this but if not you should check this out! http://www.rockmelt.com/

I got an invite to it today and have been using it for a few hours now. Already I think i can say it is my new browser. Anyways, it would be interesting to hear your thoughts on it.

As always thanks for delivering a great show every week!

Kris Clark
Scotland
@KrisioC on twitter

What are we playing this week?
Patrick- DC Universe Online (PS3)
Steve- Call of Duty on the Wii
Dave-  Crysis 2

Picks of the week
Patrick- Amazon App Store
Steve-  Clean my mac
Dave – Amazon Cloud Player

Simulcast 97: teh 4Gs

In this episode, we talk about the proposed AT&T&T merger, Bill’s new ThunderBolt (guess what? It has issues. SHOCKER), and whatever else my friends included in the show notes

Apple

Google
Nexus S 4G coming to Sprint
Sprint partners with Google for seamless Google Voice on all their phones
HTC Pyramid caught on camera
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2
HTC’s WiFi-only Flyer launching exclusively with Best Buy ‘this spring’
EVO 3D Specs

Misc
Lightradio Technology
Bill’s ThunderBolt

Palm

Gaming
Crysis 2 released, getting great reviews.
Old School Classics playable online…AMAZING

Pax East thoughts post–Comment from Kris:

Great read Geoff.
Being a gamer myself I’m really enjoying the gaming talk on The Simulcast. Long may it continue!
I checked out a few of these games myself last year at Eurogamer in London. This is the biggest event for checking out new games we get here in the UK.
I’m hoping to check it out again this year and perhaps do some coverage of it myself.
Anyways, keep up the good work!
Kris

What are we playing this week?
Geoff- Dragon Age, The Biggest Loser (Kinect), Battlefield Bad Company 2, Resident Evil 3 (PSP), Phantasy Star Portable 2
Bill – Infinity Blade
Steve-   Angry Birds RIO
Dave-  Peng Airborne

Picks of the week
Geoff -PSPgo. Believe it or not.
Bill – ThunderBolt. For realz
Dave – Pen Airborne  CamCard
Steve – Audio Memos for iPad

Simulcast Jr 7: Episode 96.5

In this episode of Simulcast Jr, Bill and Brianna discuss Bri’s iPod Touch 4. They also gush over the iPad 2 (ok, Bri does that). They catch up on all of the tech they have been using over the last 4 months including some new Android phones like the Nexus S, Inspire 4G, and ThunderBolt. Bri explains how their new media center setup is working, and they put a nice, kid-friendly spin on it all.

Simulcast 96: Magnum Balls

In this episode, we talk about the iPad 2, Dave’s new MacBook Pro, Geoff was defiled at Pax East, and Bill’s precious Thunderbolt is FINALLY launching tomorrow and he’s having second thoughts. We also have a video podcast this week. The download is huge, but give it a try and let us know what you think! You’d better right click and save-as! You’ve been warned!

Apple
iPad 2 recap/thoughts
Apple throttling iOS web apps from home screen
Adobe FINALLY caves in to Apple’s flash dilemma….Sad day =(

Google
THUNDERBOLT LAUNCHES ON MARCH 17th!!!!1!!
Hulu Plus coming to some Android devices soon?
HTC 10 inch Honeycomb tablet coming soon?
Netflix APK leaked, we go hands on
Wifi only Xoom $599, available March 27th

Misc
AT&T called out for their “fake” 4G

Palm
Devs??? WTF

PAX East
Brink
L.A. Noire
Gears Of War 3
Rage
Deus Ex 3
Battlefield 3

What are we playing this week?
Geoff- Dragon Age 2 and all the above PAX East game
Bill – Black Ops…for like a minute
Steve-  NHL 2K11
Dave-  Black Ops …….again DUH WINNING!!

Picks of the week

Geoff – PAX East…AGAIN
Bill – AutomateIt
Dave – iPad 2 ←-fanboy
Steve – sketchbook pro

Simulcast 95: The Perfect Podcast

In this episode, we talk about upcoming Sprint Android goodness, Cricket iPhones, and who the hell knows?

Apple
iPhone 5 will go iTouch-style, aluminum back?
All is right with the world – the Cricket iPhone 4
iOS 4.3 released, hotspot for 5?

Google
Thunderbolt pushed back due to iPad 2 launch?
Google remotely wiping malicious apps, fixing damage
Sprint – EVO3D, EVO View, and Nexus coming soon?

Misc
Deutsche-Telekom to sell T-Mobile USA to Sprint?

What are we playing this week?
Geoff- Alpha Protocol, Halo Reach
Bill – Black Ops, Bulletstorm
Steve- Infinity Blade – Winning
Dave- What else? Black Ops

Microsoft
Kinect became the fastest selling consumer electronic device in history

Picks of the week
Geoff – PAX East 2011
Bill – Plug In Launcher
Dave – MLB At Bat 2011 Android
Steve – ifrogz luxe