This week on Simulcast 139, we’re going to talk a bit about SOPA. We’re also going to talk about gadgets, and Geoff has news from a Playstation Vita event.
Nissan’s self-healing iPhone case
Apple patents clothes that track how you wear them, tell you when it’s time to update your wardrobe
Apple announcing GarageBand tool for eBooks? or A new textbook format?
IK Multimedia iRig PRE to allow use of XLR mics with iOS devices
Galaxy Note could be the Galaxy Journal on VZW
CyanogenMod 9 Alpha 0 brings ICS to HP Touchpad
AT&T increases data prices and allowances
T-Mobile, Walmart do another kumbaya with contract-free unlimited family plan for 3G users
Samsung wasn’t interested in buying RIM, still isn’t interested in buying RIM
Kodak joins the party and sues Samsung for patent infringement
Tritton Warhead 7.1 Headset for Xbox 360 brings direct connection to Xbox 360
Geoff and the PS Vita
Call of Duty Elite App out for iOS and Android
Hello Simulcast crew,
I have a question regarding blogging. I have a friend that wants to start a blog, and being the local geek, she’s turned to me. I’ve read blogs forever, but never thought about starting one for myself or anyone else. From searching around I have seen services like Blogger and WordPress. Do you guys have any good recommendations and why do you prefer that service? Thanks for your help, and love the show.
I was wondering if you could do a compare and contrast on the Roku vs Apple TV. What do i get on the Roku but not on the Apple? What can the Apple TV do the Roku cannot? The old Roku I think had a dual band built in but the Roku 2 does not, is there any loss of value as a result? If i were to dump cable, which would make me happier?
Also, how can I get a better signal from my wireless router? It appears to reach throughout the house most of the time, but does drop off to the back of the house at times. How can i tell if my problem is placement of the router vs the need for more bandwidth?
Frank ‘Butch’ Bruscato
We have our own Google+ page! and an updated Android app!
What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Patrick – MW3
Steve – MW3for Playstation Infinity Blade II
Bill – Cowboys and Aliens
Geoff – Dragon Age II (catching up), Kingdoms of Amalur Demo, Darkness II demo and Uncharted 3
Picks of the week
Patrick – Downcast (iOS) (thanks to @colmination for the suggestion)
Steve – Playstation 3, Not the element case Vapor 4
Bill – CWM Recovery Touch for Galaxy Nexus
Geoff – PS Vita and Pocketcasts