The New Kindles: Hot or Not?

Beating Apple to the punch with pre-holiday hardware announcements, Amazon revealed its new line of Kindles today. We discuss whether tablets need to have integrated digital content delivery for them to be valuable and close by asking which tablet is currently the best considering price and features…all before sundown.

Show Links:

Kindle Fire | Amazon
On Today’s Amazon Announcement | Curious Rat
Amazon Kindle Fire, Touch, and $79 classic: all the news, photos, and video | This is My Next

Who Cares About Windows 8?

Who cares about Windows 8? Well, Harry, Chaim, and Justin care enough to talk about it and the state of the desktop OS in general for thirty minutes.
We discuss the most important elements for creating a solid user experience on the desktop and the aspects that lock users into a platform. And try to figure out if Microsoft’s upcoming OS with its Metro UI can create a halo effect to get people interested in Windows Phone.

 

Show Links:

Windows 8: pictures, video, & a hands-on preview of the developer build | This is My Next
Nothing Wrong | Curious Rat
Microsoft’s Creative Destruction | New York Times

 

Are We in the Post PC Era?

Ask yourself this question: how are you going to listen to this podcast?
It’ll of course be with deep interest and admiration for its hosts, but will you do it on a smartphone, a laptop, with your home theater in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound?
Chaim, Harry, and Justin discuss whether or not the PC has run its course as being the de facto digital communication device and what the new king of the 1s and 0s is.
And yes, this post was typed on a clamshell laptop.