Simulcast 148: Hawtness

This week on Simulcast 148, some of us still have new iPads. Want to know what we think? Stick around and find out!

Apple
Apple announces dividend and share repurchase plan
New iPad is HOT!! (Literally)
Apple A5x vs Tegra 3 with unbiased test
Untethered jailbreak for new iPad shown on YouTube, not quite ready for download

Google
HTC One X heading to Sprint in June
Droid Fighter hits in April
Google gets go ahead to provide video services to all Kansas City residents (Don’t wet your pants!)
Unnamed Samsung exec says quad-core Exynos inside Galaxy S III, LTE on-chip
Samsung Galaxy SIII to Allow for Wireless Charging Up to 2 Meters Away?
CyanogenMod disables root access by default, now requires user configuration
Google Wallet brings back Pre-paid card support
Leaked Sprint memo hints at push to talk direct connect app for Android coming soon
Study says poorly designed ad processes in free android apps might be root of poor battery life.

Microsoft
Microsoft aiming for October 2012 release of Windows 8, tablets and PCs on deck
Microsoft says there will be ‘no talk of new Xbox hardware at E3 or anytime soon’

Miscellaneous
Mozilla caves, will support H.264 to avoid ‘irrelevance’
FAA to take ‘fresh look’ at gadget restrictions on flights
VMware’s WSX promises to bring virtualized desktops to the web browser with HTML5
Seagate promises 60TB hard drives by end of this decade

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Listener Questions (from the chatroom)
How long will Apple last without Steve Jobs?

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill - Puss N Boots, Halo Anniversary
Dave - Battlefield 3
Patrick - Draw Something, MW3

Picks of the week
Bill - Pritect Sensor Cover for Kinect
Dave - Temple Run (iOS) iRunner (Android)
Patrick - Canon Vixia HF R20, Open States (iOS)