Engadget Podcast 250 - 07.29.2011

Yes yes, y'all: it's the Engadget Podcast. We're brimming this week, as usual, with the low down on what's going down with all the new stuff. We've got the killer combo of lots of streaming news and a dearth of optical drives. We've got shaky earnings calls translating into big deals on the floor at Best Buy. And boy, do we have a little bit of Android news? We do! It's all here, as usual. Enjoy.

Host: Tim Stevens, Brian Heater
Guests: Dana Wollman, Richard Lawler
Producer: Trent Wolbe
Music: Beethoven's 5th

02:24 - Mac mini review (mid 2011)
03:20 - Editorial: Apple's officially over the optical drive, for better or worse
09:16 - MacBook Air review (mid 2011)
16:10 - Netflix adds Mad Men in the US today, CBS content in Canada and Latin America later
16:34 - Amazon Prime Instant Video is adding CBS TV shows, including all of Star Trek
17:50 - Amazon strikes movie streaming deal with Universal, adds 'Fear and Loathing' to free shipping
24:17 - The Engadget Show - 023: We tour a headphone factory, talk record labels, and look at They Might Be Giants' favorite gadgets
25:36 - Nintendo posts earnings, drops 3DS from $249 to $169 August 12th, current owners get 20 free games
28:47 - Logitech CEO steps down after money losing Q1, Revue price slashed to $99
37:15 - Toshiba Thrive review
39:52 - HTC Status review
44:46 - Windows Phone 7.5 Mango in-depth preview (video)
46:20 - HTC CFO says it's time to 'figure it out' with Apple
48:52 - Two more fake Apple Stores spotted by officials in China, two get the smackdown
50:40 - Listener questions

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