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Greetings retro Mac fans. Do your kids take their iPads for granted? Do they not understand the mind-boggling glory of their now primitive iPod touch? Well gather up the little ones for an hour long, yes hour long, piece of Apple history. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh, the f...

May 19th 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Did the "next few months" announcement from the unveiling of the Nokia Lumia 900 leave you wanting? Perhaps a March 18th pronouncement will sate your own personal gadget knowledgebase. That's the date being tossed around by Windows gurus Paul Thurrott and Mary Jo Foley, who joined forces on TWiT to...

January 13th 2012 at 9:22am 0 Comments
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Welcome to Growing Up Geek, an ongoing feature where we take a look back at our youth and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. Today, we have a special guest: Iyaz Akhtar, current associate producer and host of Tech News Today on TWiT.tv. My childhood home had a lot of elect...

October 19th 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to Growing Up Geek, an ongoing feature where we take a look back at our youth and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. Today, we have a special guest: journalist and broadcaster Tom Merritt, current host of Tech News Today on TWiT.tv. I always hesitate to apply the t...

September 27th 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Roku owners already have access to Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand and MLB.tv, but now the set-top box is about to get a lot more interesting. Starting tonight and running throughout the next fortnight, existing owners of the Roku SD, Roku HD and Roku HD-XR will receive an automatic (and free) upda...

November 22nd 2009 at 11:35pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to another edition of He Said/She Said where Amanda Dean and David Bowers take on some of the deepest gender issues in the World of Warcraft universe. This time we discuss the expectations of men and women in guilds and how WoW reflects the larger society. Amanda: I don't know how many times...

July 8th 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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All the HD Beat readers and podcast listeners know we love the guys at This Week in Tech. We have enjoyed watching them on TechTV and listening to their podcast. We were very honored this week when Patrick referenced us on how Moviebeam works. It was a short quote after Leo questions the response, h...

June 26th 2006 at 4:45pm 0 Comments
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The company was just a couple of weeks old, but he had to quit. Ron Wayne, one of the original stakeholders in Apple Computer was apparently worried about debt. I sympathize with Ron's decision, having been involved in one too many startups. Unfortunately, Ron could be a billionaire today if he'd st...

April 12th 2006 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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In lieu of other parties on Tuesday night, I was lucky enough to get registered for the live recording of This Week in Tech, or as it is popularly called, TWiT. For those who don't know, TWiT is one of the most popular podcasts out there, featuring the inimitable Leo Laporte (he used to be on TechTV...

January 12th 2006 at 10:00am 0 Comments