Ep 32 of 2012
Monday August 6 2012
On the show today,The 2012 Olympic Games are wrapping up in the UK, but here in Australia the fall-out from the abysmal channel nine coverage is just warming up. Most are asking "with today's technology, why do we have to put up with such terrible coverage on free to air?” Nine isn't the only one, NBC in the United States is also copping some flack.
Add social networking into the mix and the 10's of thousands of complaints on Channel Nine's Facebook wall, and you'd think they'd get the message and change their ways… One comment on Channel Nine's Facebook page, asking for the network to show sports other than ''swimming, repeats of swimming, interviews of swimming, analysis of swimming, previews of swimming'', posted by Matthew Taylor and signed ''the rest of Australia'', has attracted more than 105,000 ''likes''.
Adam Turner will compare the offerings on Free to air and pay TV in Australia.
Also on today's show, Microsoft tweaks Metro after trademark dispute. Are we starting to see a new tablet and phone market starting to appear with oversized phones and shrunken tablets merging? Windows 8 is off to the replicators, Facebook goes global with its version of an app store, Google revamps its Google Wallet with virtual card, and another of Australia's big banks release a new banking app.
There's the latest in Gaming, and the usual odd spot, gadget, app and website of the week. That's all to come on today's edition of Tech Talk Radio.
Gadget: The "autonomous emergency braking" system.
Website: http://www.kickstarter.com/ for US based Crowdfunding and http://www.pozible.com/ for the same in Australia.
This week's App of the Week!
iPhone & Android: Waze - Outsmarting Traffic
Meet Waze - a fun, community-based GPS traffic and navigation app. Join forces with drivers in your area, easily report what's happening on the road and get turn-by-turn navigation that automatically re-routes you when road conditions change.
That way everybody's commute gets faster and safer. Smart, right?
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