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7 of the Top 10 Podcasts on Podnova are by Former TechTV Stars

Posted by Alan Henry on December 29th, 2005

Blatantly stolen from Digg [ http://www.digg.com/ ] it looks like the title is actually true. The digg poster of the original story wonders for a moment how the TechTV crew ever got the boot from the airwaves, and well, the answer is simple: niche marketing and the greed of G4 and Comcast execs. Luckily the […]

Wired News’ Best/Worst/Everything of 2005

Posted by Alan Henry on December 29th, 2005

Wired News is really on top of the whole year-end list phenom. We’ve got a bunch of them this time: Wired news brings us the best and worst tech moments of 2005, the 2005 foot-in-mouth awards, 2005’s 10 sexiest geeks, (sadly, I’m not on the list, oh well, there’s next year) and the biggest discoveries […]

Top Failed Tech Trends of 2005

Posted by Alan Henry on December 29th, 2005

Because the year just isn’t complete without some good “fill-in-the-blank of 2005″ lists, ExtremeTech is fresh out of the gate with their list of failed tech trends of the past year. From high-definition everything to the whole Sony rootkit DRM fiasco bringing the evils of DRM copy protection to the fore in tech world, I […]

Weezy and the Swish // Episode 29

Posted by Alan Henry on December 27th, 2005

This week on the hilarious Weezy and The Swish, comedian Bobby Slayton invades the show, taking complete and utter control. At least that’s what Weezy says! Download and enjoy! Weezy and The Swish Episode 29 // December 27, 2005 [ episode notes | download ]

Infected with Martin Sargent // Episode 3

Posted by Alan Henry on December 27th, 2005

This week’s Infected with Martin Sargent is a holiday special, with the crew celebrating the holidays and all the listeners getting an invitation to the party. In front of a backdrop of holiday cheer involving stolen nativity scenes and horrible festive costumes, the guys talk about how video games and cell phones can kill your […]

Diggnation // Episode 26

Posted by Alan Henry on December 27th, 2005

This week’s DiggNation came out right before the holidays and promises to be a good one. Topics this week include DiggSpy v.2, World of Warcraft passes the 5 million subscriber mark, the truth about suprnova, Apple is selling 100,000 Nanos a day, Microsoft dropping IE for Macintosh altogether, and much much more. Enjoy! DiggNation Episode […]

Inside the Net with Amber MacArthur // Episode 4 and 5

Posted by Alan Henry on December 27th, 2005

Episode 4 is all about Protopage, and Amber and Leo interview the creator of Protopage, Andre Parrie, about what he’s created and what it means for the web and new web services, as well as the future of Protopage and AJAX on the web. Inside the Net with Amber MacArthur Episode 4 // December 20, […]

Security Now! // Episode 19

Posted by Alan Henry on December 27th, 2005

This episode of Security Now! is all about Open VPN finishing up Steve’s search for the ultimate in secure remote computing. Steve also presents some information that brings us to a conclusion and some other suggestiosn that he has for secure remote computing, and responds to some listener queries about WPA possibly being cracked. Has […]

Digital Life TV // Episode 24 and back

Posted by Alan Henry on December 23rd, 2005

This week’s episode of Digital Life TV covers a lot of really cool ground. First of all, the crew discusses the death of analog television in 2009, and how it’s good news for geeks who want to reuse the broadband spectrum. Also, the guys show off a hot Japanese case mod that looks like bamboo […]

G4TV Cancels CFH…Again

Posted by Alan Henry on December 22nd, 2005

Rumor has it that G4 Television has cancelled Call for Help for a second time. The news isn’t particularly surprising considering CfH’s horrible timeslot (11AM EST/8AM PST, then moved even earlier) and the channel’s horrible ratings overall. The channel’s ratings have plunged way below TechTV standards and even lower than G4’s pre-merger ratings, and people […]

Systm // Episode 5

Posted by Alan Henry on December 22nd, 2005

A new Systm! The perfect holiday gift for the geek looking for some new content! On this episode of Systm, Kevin and an Asterisk developer talk about Asterisk, a new open-source VOIP solution for those of you doing voice over IP. What is Asterisk? Well, I’ll let the episode notes answer: Asterisk is an insanely […]

Command-N // Episode 27

Posted by Alan Henry on December 22nd, 2005

A holiday special! How lovely! This week on Command-N, Amber and Mikey enjoy an early Christmas dinner with Brian and Jeff, other Command-N contributors, and chat about some of the top tech stories of 2005, all the developments over how accurate Wikipedia really is, Yahoo!’s purchase of del.icio.us, and of course the weekly web picks, […]

Weezy and The Swish // Episode 28

Posted by Alan Henry on December 22nd, 2005

Looks like server issues have cleared up and this week’s Weezy and The Swish is ready for consumption without problem! This week Comedian Tig joins the crew for some added hilarity, and topics include how to make people feel uncomfortable, Hurricane Katrina relief, the magical world of evite, and much much more! Enjoy! Weezy and […]

Lab Rats // Episode 9

Posted by Alan Henry on December 20th, 2005

This week on Lab Rats, Andy and Sean show us how to share files on a home network on both windows PCs and the Macintosh. Building on the past couple of videos on building a home network from the ground up, now we’re getting into some of the goodies involved with a home network-the fact […]

CyberWalker Mondays // Episode 12

Posted by Alan Henry on December 20th, 2005

The last two episodes failed recording, so no CyberWalker Mondays for the past two weeks. This week however, Andy and Mike talk about security for mobile devices, plug Andy’s book, how to use VPN, and troubleshoot a USB security key. Andy shares some of his favorite resources and answers listener questions of course, all packed […]

This Week In Tech [TWIT] // Episode 35

Posted by Alan Henry on December 19th, 2005

Another TWIT is in the can! This week is a special week, because the TWITs have guest host on board Steve Wozniak, of Apple fame! Your regular hosts are Leo Laporte, John C. Dvorak, Kevin Rose, and Steve Gibson. The addition of Woz to this week’s cast makes for some hilarity, including Woz talking about […]

DiggNation // Episode 25

Posted by Alan Henry on December 19th, 2005

This week on DiggNation, Alex and Kevin chat about DiggNation on Tivo, the Credit Card sized 2GB USB flash drive, the RIAA’s propaganda site, a slick new iPod Nano case, and more! Also, great desktop backgrounds, the hot new Da Vinci Code Trailer and more! All this and the insanity and hilarity you’ve come to […]

Inside the Net with Amber MacArthur // Episode 3

Posted by Alan Henry on December 19th, 2005

This week on Inside the Net, Amber and Leo chat with Michael Arrington, the author of TechCrunch, [ http://www.techcrunch.com/ ] and an attorney and entrepreneur who writes about blogging, RSS, and Web 2.0. Michael and Amber and Leo discuss everything from Yahoo!’s purchase of del.icio.us, the future of blogging and web 2.0, and much much […]

Security Now! // Episode 18

Posted by Alan Henry on December 19th, 2005

This week on Security Now! Leo and Steve discuss Hamachi [ http://www.hamachi.cc/ ] which may be very very close to the hold grail of secure remote computing that Steve has been searching for for the past several weeks! He reviews the service and so far really likes what he sees. Hear what all the fuss […]

Weezy and The Swish // Episode 27

Posted by Alan Henry on December 14th, 2005

This week on Weezy and The Swish, Dan Smith, comedian extraordinaire, joins the cast for your weekly dose of hilarity. The conversation focuses on the internet, travel, Iceland, and of course, comedy and lots of it! Enjoy! Weezy and The Swish Episode 27 // December 12, 2005 [ episode notes | download ]