TECHGEEK Podcast 16: Limewire R.I.P

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It’s Halloween and we see the deaths of Limewire and the Walkman. The iPhone 4 White version is either dead or still kicking, and little hackers all over the place thanks to a little Firefox plugin. Yeah. It’s an absolute shambles episodes with only two hosts – with Terence and Stewart.

After having a break of one week, James off on la-la land, Tom in Phillip Island and sick, and Chris is also sick with a cold;

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Show Notes

Lazy Hackers Unite: Firesheep Boasts +104,000 Downloads In 24 Hours
http://techcrunch.com/2010/10/25/lazy-hackers-twitter-firesheep-boasts-100000-downloads-faceboo/

Firesheep usage leads to Idiocy
http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2010/10/26/firesheep-usage-leads-to-idiocy.html

Mozilla: No ‘kill switch’ for Firesheep add-on
http://www.itworld.com/security/125569/mozilla-no-kill-switch-firesheep-add

Secret Button Sequence Bypasses iPhone Security
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/10/iphone-snoop/

White iPhone 4 delayed again, hit stores in Spring?
http://techgeek.com.au/2010/10/27/white-iphone-4-delayed-again-hit-stores-in-spring/

… or is it cancelled? [Apple cancels white iPhone 4?] http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/10/27/apple-cancels-white-iphone-4/

The Real Reason White iPhone 4 Is Delayed (Hint: The Camera)
http://www.cultofmac.com/the-real-reason-white-iphone-4-is-delayed-hint-its-not-discolored-buttons/66224

Microsoft thanks Windows 7, Office 2010, Xbox for record first quarter
http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2010/10/microsoft-thanks-windows-7-office-2010-xbox-for-record-q1.ars

Nintendo posts net loss – first in seven years
http://techgeek.com.au/2010/10/28/nintendo-posts-net-loss-first-in-seven-years/

Microsoft says Windows 8 roughly two years away
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-20020544-56.html

LimeWire Gives Up the Ghost, Shuts Down P2P Filesharing Client
http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20101026/limewire-gives-up-the-ghost-shuts-down-p2p-filesharing-client/
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/10/limewire-riaa-defeat/#more-20311

The PlayStation Phone
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/26/the-playstation-phone/

IDC: Apple passes RIM to become fourth largest mobile phone vendor globally as Nokia, LG, and Sony Ericsson struggle
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/29/idc-apple-passes-rim-to-become-fourth-largest-mobile-phone-vend/

Taiwanese company sends $1.5b threat to Apple over iPad name
http://techgeek.com.au/2010/10/28/taiwanese-company-sends-1-5b-threat-to-apple-over-ipad-name/

Sony ends production of the Walkman. (Wait… Sony was still making walkmans??)
http://techgeek.com.au/2010/10/27/sony-ends-production-of-the-walkman-wait-sony-was-still-making-walkmans/

Stewart’s Briefs

Android Market Surpasses 100,000 Apps
http://mashable.com/2010/10/25/android-100000-apps/

Microsoft’s IE9 ‘nearly finished’
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/10/28/ie9_almost_ready/

Nintendo bringing classic Mario games to the Wii for $30
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/10/nintendo-bringing-classic-mario-games-to-the-wii-for-30.ars

Lady Gaga beats Justin Bieber to YouTube record
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/11626592

Sears (US store similar to Kmart AU) goes Zombie!
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/dap_10153_12605_DAP_Zombie?origin=zeta
http://optimalbranddevelopment.com/blog/sears-caters-undead-zombie-website/

Witness the most epic iPhone costume ever constructed
http://dvice.com/archives/2010/10/witness-the-mos.php

Everest summit wired up with Internet
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jqBgetgq7AcFkfBfsmS4Ah0NWs4g

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