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Google I/O, I Don’t Know

Chaim is going to all the way to Google I/O in California to find out what dessert Google will match up with their tenth, J, release of Android. He’s hoping to come home with a complimentary jar of jellybeans and a lot of Android hardware. We cover the input about Google’s rumored Drive service and the output on its decision to plaster Play all over its UI to promote the new entertainment service.

Show Notes
Google I/O 2012 tickets sell out in record time (update)” | The Verge
Google Play
Google I/O 2012
Is Google Drive Coming Soon?” | PCWorld
The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs” | Harvard Business Review

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Truthiness 2012

What do the story of a warlord in Uganda and the story told by a monologist in New York have in common? Truthiness. On the 33rd episode of inThirty we delve into the ups and downs, rights and wrongs, truths and lies of two efforts at activism: Kony 2012 by Jason Russel and The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs by Mike Daisey. Using our keen sense for the truth (Wikipedia) we pull apart both stories and look at how new media and the 24-hour news cycle affect the public’s perception of humanitarian crises.
We must warn you, that if you don’t Like this story on Facebook, Retweet it, and +1 it an innocent kitten will drown in a pool of nuclear waste.

Hat tip to Stephen Colbert for this episode’s title.

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No Comment?

Let’s go trolling. For the 32nd episode of inThirty we decide to wade into the reeking cesspool that resides under a lot of YouTube videos and most tech blog posts: the comment section. After comparing the (almost) anything goes comment policy at Chaimtime.com to the (absolutely) nothing goes one at CuriousRat.com, we discuss whether internet comments are useful at all and our favorite places to get into flame wars. By the time we get into which discussion forum technology is best, we start mangling the pronunciation of a lot newfangled web-two-point-oh sites. Sound off on which hosts’ elocution was best, where else, in the comments.

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Fark.com / Posterous / Hypothes.is / Slashdot / Disqus / Posterous / The Verge

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iPad 1, 2, 3

It’s finally here, the new…inThirty, oh, and the new iPad was announced, too.
Just in time for our 31st episode, Tim Cook took to the stage and revealed what everyone knew was coming but nobody could wait for: the new iPad. We cover the new naming convention, dissect the new hardware components, weigh in on whether this step up is evolutionary or revolutionary, and determine if it’s feasible for James Cameron to shoot Avatar 2 with the device’s updated camera.
We’re joined by epic MacRumors forum poster, Apple enthusiast, and computer science student at Tim Cook’s alma-mater Auburn University, Drew Pitchford. Listen in to find out about Drew’s special connection to Mr. Cook and how Drew’s predictions for the new device panned out. He also gives us his impressions of iPhoto, its new Beam feature, and the brand new 4G logo on his iPhone. And, don’t call the iPad 2 old, he used it to Skype in for the show.

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Woz Two

Once you Woz, you can’t stop. This is the second part of our epic Wozerview and also our 30th inThirty. Woz walks us through the tech he uses on a daily basis and gives his take on Android’s user interface design and the best, and worst, Android devices. We ask Woz to weigh in on SOPA and also find out how he feels about patents and the impact they have on product development.

And finally, we find out why Apple’s stuck with the one button mouse as long as it has. Again, thank you Steve!

Check out Woz One here.