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Engadget Podcast 305 - 08.09.2012

Trent Wolbe
08.09.12
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Robots are so advanced these days that they even know how to make themselves prevalent during otherwise-humdrum news weeks to get themselves extra-featured on important and widely-listened-to technology audio programs. Almost live, from Portland, it's the mechanized takeover of The Engadget Podcast. Don't worry: the worst they can do is crush you underfoot.

Hosts: Tim Stevens, Brian Heater
Producer: Trent Wolbe
Music: Orbital - Never

02:28 - Microsoft launches Outlook.com, a new email service with limited ads, unlimited storage and built-in Skype
06:58 - Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 official: Windows 8, NFC and a fingerprint reader, arrives in October
11:30 - RIM chief: we looked 'seriously' at Android, didn't want to join the herd
14:32 - Apple seizes on Samsung internal document as proof of mimicry
18:53 - CE-Oh no he didn't!: Acer's JT Wang tells Microsoft to 'think twice' about Surface
23:24 - NASA's Curiosity Mars landing successful, first pictures trickling in (video)
27:42 - WiFi-Extending Robot is built like a tank -- we talk to the people behind the project (video)
31:16 - Stompy gets off the ground with a Kickstarter: buy a ride on a 2-ton hexabot
33:33 - Cranial Drilling Device puts a hole in skulls, not brains
34:52 - Rethinking the robot hand at Harvard (video)
35:54 - TakkTile turns digital barometers into open-source robot touch sensors
37:22 - SLIPS liquid repeller is inspired by carnivorous plants, enemy to insects and graffiti artists alike



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