Ep 07 of 2011
February 14, 2010
Since we last graced the halls of 3WBC, so much has happened in Australia. Cyclones floods and fires have ravaged our continent and scary thing about t, is everything is extreme.
And it seems everything happened while we were on our holiday break. Vodafone copped plenty over the failing state of it's mobile network with thousands of angry customers venting their grief on vodafail.com, a website set up by disgruntled Vodafone customer, Adam Brimo while waiting on hold to speak to the telco. The main gripes were the usual dropped calls, no reception, poor battery life, and delayed voice mail messages. A worrying trend for the telco was the lack of service where their coverage maps indicated that there was.
Telstra and the NBN have bonded a little better too as the country's incumbent telco released it's first half profit statement last Thursday. Despite a 36% slump in profit, the new commercial agreement between the government and Telstra sees NBN Co. able to use Telstra's assets to roll out it's network as well as Telstra to begin decommissioning it's copper network, but the future still hangs in the balance for NBN Co., as Telstra shareholders still have to vote on the structural separation, amongst other things in July this year. We'll have a closer look at the telco's performance over the past last year as well as the future of the fixed line here in Australia.
Also, there's been no abating of the relentless flow of gadgets into our lives, and tablets seem to be the flavour of the moment. Motorolla, Apple and Samsung all seem set to go head to head but no doubt the won't be the only ones. We'll have a look at some of the new offerings for this year.
So jump on board for this, the 7th year of Australia's premier tech talk show, tech Talk Radio
This week on Tech Talk Radio
- We take a look at Telstra, it's first half profit statement and it's roll with NBN Co.
- Adam Turner brings his newly reupholstered couch to the people and asks the question "Why can't TV programs start on time?"
- Leena Van Deventer brings us up to date with goings on in the games world.
- We'll take a look at collaborative gaming, especially Sony's Grand Turismo 5 for the PS3 and
- Microsoft makes IE9 release candidate available. And what's in store for gadgets in 2011.