We have one huge talking point this week and a whole boatload of headlines. Lucky you!! Don’t forget that you only have days before the voting is closed for the 2012 PodCast awards!!
Thank you for making one of your talking points about antivirus. I have been doing a lot of research on trying to find the best, and in everything I’ve found and everything I’ve tried I’ve noticed that the Microsoft Security Essentials, SuperAntiSpyware, and Malewarebytes, seem to be one of the best combinations as far as free goes. For Paid services AVG Internet Security 2012, and AVG PC Tuneup appear to be the best. I’ve tried Norton, McAfee, AntiVir, Avast, Symantec, Microsoft OneCare (before it became Security Essentials) Both Paid, and unpaid versions. It’s good to hear what you guys use, and to have some validation that I’ve chosen the better ones to use.
p.s. Some anti-virus’s won’t allow you to install if you have another anti-virus installed. AVG and Microsoft Security Essentials don’t seem to like each other much.
Atlas Shrugged 2
- Motorola decides to screw with customers, hopes you’ll forgive it.
- Remember when we talked about Huawei’s Chinese intelligence ties? Turns out the Senate just listened to that episode. More links And More links
- Lenovo pledges to make its Chinese electronics in the USA, ’cause it’s a boss like that.
- HTC isn’t looking so good in the recent earnings report. Is anyone but Apple making money anymore?
- Senate candidate gets slammed for being a WoW subscriber. Maybe if she played alliance? More links
- Facebook wants more buttons for you to like
- Apple and Google spent more in lawsuits last year than R&D
- Google TV has finally gained that function everyone thought it already had!
- RIM pulls Playbook from stores in either brilliant or stupid move
- Mozilla releases awesome Firefox 16. Mozilla takes down all links to Firefox 16.
- Stan Lee Media sued the Mickey Mouse Lawyers
- Resell your MP3s? Um no so fast.
- A “blanket-style” DMCA takedown order from Microsoft was processed by Google hitting 65 different websites. According to the notice, all references to the number “45” infringe on Microsoft’s copyright on the number. I don’t think we really need to add a punchline here, do we?
- Korean rapper, PSY, threw a free “Thank You” concert in Seoul for his fans which ended up literally shutting down the city as people flocked to the streets to see him. PSY has good reason to thank his fans; his hit “Gangnam Style” is currently sitting at #1 in the UK and #2 in the US. Good thing there wasn’t an oscillating fan there . . .
- Microsoft has decided to phase out its “Points” system used on Xbox Live and the Live Marketplace in favor of using normal currency instead. Previously, someone would need to purchase items using Microsoft Points, which were purchased at the rate of 80 for $1.00. This continues Microsoft’s latest trend of doing things that actually make sense!
- In an effort to cater to the geek demographic, Bravo has introduced a new reality show called “Silicon Valley”. Initial reports compare it to The Hills, only with the words “synergy” and “web” used a lot more. It is even worse than you think it is.
- Indie game studio PETA has released a new game to point out the horrors of Pokemon. Ignoring the fact that Pokemon aren’t actually real animals, we’re surprisingly going to side with PETA on this one. The thought of capturing animals in the wild just to have them fight each other to the death while living in tiny Pokeballs does actually sound sort of horrific.
- While Apple Maps might have trouble telling people where the nearest Starbucks is, it seemingly has no problem showing EVERYONE where a top secret military base is located. The long-range radar base in Taiwan had been top secret until Apple missed the memo to omit it and published it’s full info to its mobile app. We’re sure this can only help Apple’s PR in China.
- A programming glitch on Xbox Live wanted gamers to pay over 4 billion Microsoft points for the new Borderlands 2 expansion pack. Good thing Microsoft hadn’t phased out the points system yet; 53.7 million dollars sounds much worse!
- Superman can be seen sporting a new outfit in the upcoming Action Comics #18, due out in March. Without a trace of irony, writer Andy Diggle pointed out how iconic and recognized Superman was and how he intends to change that. All joking aside, the suit looks like Batman and Spawn had a baby. Not cool.
Zuke’s Favorite: Forget “That Was Easy”, THIS is the button you need!
Zohner’s Favorite: Partysaurus Rex
Schmidty’s Favorite: Our new Intro, complete with Music Video. Thanks, Rymdreglage or Ninja Moped!
Stark’s Favorite: CONDORMAN!!!!!!!!!!!