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Simulcast 137: Overslept

This week on Simulcast 137, nobody bothered to put anything in the show notes. Sweet.

Apple

Apple prepping TVs?
CloudON

Google
Asus Transformer Prime bootloader locked, Asus says to relax, Bootloader unlock coming
ICS coming to Transformer January 12th
Google buys up 217 IBM patents
Galaxy S owners win…… Nothing (No ICS, No 4.0 lite value pack)
Logitech Revue (Google TV)
Bill’s MotoACTV

Miscellaneous
Netflix original series Lilyhammer available February 6th
Roku on a stick!

Gaming
DVR feature in new Xbox?
Vita sales figures drop after first weekend

Listener Email

Hello gentlemen

Several months ago I contacted the Simulcast guru’s to see if there was a solution to using my Airport express in conjunction with windows media player.
At that time you had no answer so this old fart persisted and found a program called “AirFoil”  haven’t been using long but seems to work fine takes a bit to get accustomed to but solved an issue for me.

- Bob

Listener Pluses

Why does the stock Android alarm stop ringing after 30 seconds and not even snooze, even if you don’t respond to it? Slept through the first alarm this morning, woke up 45 mins late. Not too happy… Anyone got any recommendations for another Android alarm clock application that can handle multiple alarms and rings until you switch it off? +The Simulcast and +Bill Stebbins I’m looking at you! :-)

-Ian

Our favorites of 2011

CES 2012 Predictions

We have our own Google+ page! and an Android app!

What are we playing with /watching/reading this week?
Bill – Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows
Dave – Modern Combat 3
Patrick – Harry Potter 1-8 / Logitech Revue
Steve -Big Bang Theory
Geoff – Alan Wake (beat it), Deus Ex Human Revolution, Cthulu Saves the World

Picks of the week
BillBrowser Plus adds more quick controls to ICS browser
Dave – Browser Plus.. (Yes I’m copying off of Bill)
Steve -Jailbreak for iPhone 4 / Walther P22
Geoff – Panasonic TC-P55GT30 55” Plasma,Playback for Mac/PC
PatrickCaptain’s Blog (iPad) / DBZ.tv (Dragonball, DragonballZ, Dragonball GT)

Simulcast 82: Google Overload

The gang’s all here this week even though Geoff joins late.

Google eBooks Official!
Google Maps getting major update with vectorsVideo
Andy Rubin previews Honeycomb on Motorola tablet W00T
Chrome Webstore Launches
Google Chrome OS gets detailed, first laptops from Acer and Samsung coming mid-2011

Apple
Mac App store to Launch Dec 13th?

Microsoft
Bleh……

Misc
PS3 Gets Hulu+ and NHL Game Center App
AT&T is the worst carrier in the US – Consumer Reports

Listener email:
Hey Simulcast crew!

I was just listening to this weeks past show and wanted to email you since it seems not enough listeners do so… The past handful of shows have by far been the best in the entire life of the Simulcast. I love the direction you’ve taken. The informal approach mixed with actual, educated tech talk makes you guys seem really down to earth and not think of yourselves as iconic and unapproachable figures. You’re simply a show for the people.

Other than that, keep up what you’re doing. You each bring a different aspect in and I love it. Keeps things interesting.

We should start a donate or request button on the site to decide what beer Geoff drinks each week, and possibly pay for it. That’d be entertaining.
Thanks guys!
-Sam Eddie
@Nechsus from Twitter

Picks of the week
Bill
– Nexus Kang Live Wallpaper
Dave – PS3 VUDU App
SteveBox.net
Geoff – MOG music

Simulcast 81: Rainbow Fresh

Network news

Apple/iOS
iOS 4.2.1 discussion/experiences
Find My iPhone goes free

Microsoft/WP7
XBOX 360 may get cable-like IPTV service?
HP quits Windows Home Server
Xbox Live Rewards program
Windows Phone 7 Unlocker discontinued in pursuit of sanctioned homebrew

Google/Android

LG Star leaks
Moto Olympus “bought at a flea market”
DoubleTwist now has AirSync
ANGRY BIRDS SEASONS!!!1!

Misc
Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Did you get any great deals?
Verizon flipping the switch on LTE

Listener Email
Hey guys, I just wanted to get your thoughts on a news story that broke yesterday “Two Speed Internet”
Also, hope you all have a great Thanksgiving when it comes
From your friend from Scotland
Chris Clark

Picks of the week
Dave – Canon 60D
Geoff- The Project on iPad & VUDU on PS3
Steve A fresh install of Snow Leopard
Bill – Google Reader for Android

Acer AspireRevo 3610 Unboxing

Just got my Acer AspireRevo 3610 nettop from newegg.com last night. I shot a quick unboxing video and plan to do some more videos as I use this machine as a home theater PC with a projector.

So far I’m loving it. It’s a Windows 7 Home Premium dual-core Atom 1.6Ghz machine with 2GB RAM, Ion graphics, 160GB hard drive, GigaBit ethernet, SPDIF, HDMI, eSATA, wireless keyboard and mouse, and a whole host of features that is amazing for the price of $329.

More thoughts about it later…