Engadget Podcast 246 - 07.01.2011

Get up, wake up, wake up: it's the first of the month, and it's also a Friday, so gather the fam 'round the glowing laptop by the fireplace and fire up the 246th edition of this, the Engadget Podcast. Dana Wollman rolls with us this time around the week in tech, which featured a generous stacking-up-upon of the already gigantic pile of tablets we have lying around HQ. We also had a plus-sized shot from the dark out of Mountain View and a healthy smattering of statistics and other news-morsels we know you wanna hear about. It's all here for you for free, so get at it!

Host: Tim Stevens, Brian Heater
Guests: Dana Wollman
Producer: Trent Wolbe
Music: A Hard Day's Night

00:02:50 - HP TouchPad review
00:10:00 - HP confirms it's in talks about licensing webOS, Samsung tipped as a possibility
00:13:46 - HP tempts webOS early adopters to buy a TouchPad with $50 rebate
00:21:30 - Google+ for Android app (hands-on)
00:21:50 - Google+ invite received, we go hands-on
00:30:09 - LeapFrog LeapPad Explorer tablet hands-on (video)
00:36:07 - Cisco Cius Android tablet hands-on (video)
00:39:39 - Congolese VMK Gingerbread tablet eager to show its face, shipping in September
00:43:26 - ThinkPad Tablet shown off with keyboard-laden folio cover, could ship within a month
00:45:30 - Andy Rubin: over 500,000 Android activations a day, and growing
00:48:00 - Windows Phone 7.5 Mango in-depth preview (video)
00:54:08 - HTC Status for AT&T announced on Facebook, risks being tagged in embarrassing pics
00:56:05 - CyanogenMod 7 on the Nook Color hands-on (video)
00:58:15 - Ubuntu demonstrated running on Galaxy Tab 10.1, summarily dubbed 'Tabuntu' (video)
00:58:46 - US Supreme Court strikes down California law, says video games are protected as free speech
01:00:20 - Listener questions

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