The Plan8 – 018 – Week In News

We go through though are top picks of news for the week of Feb 12th 2010  in tech and internet culture with guest Co-Host: Blogger / Tech Journalist: Tim Conneally of Betanews .com

Today we talk about:

1.) Unannounced Core i7 Apple MacBook Pro surfaces in online benchmarks site GeekBench’s logs. [Link]

2.) Engadget shuts off comments, tells people how to behave? [Link]

3.) Apple killed the 9.99 Ebook, amazon melts down in response to major publisher. [Link]

4.) Droid Gets Multi Touch officially for US on Nexus One & Droid phones … Conspiracy Over? [Link]

5.) NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker Lies to Congress about Boxee at Comcast / NBCU merger hearing. [Link]

6.) Senator Fraken to Comcast & NBC execs: Merger is no Laughing matter! [Link]

7.) Microsoft kills your original Xbox for Xbox Live DEAD! [Link]

8.) First Samsung Bada powered phone comes out in later March / early April? [Link]

9.) JooJoo goes into production this Month, will start shipping in March to pre-orders. [Link]

10.) New Legend of Zelda will REQUIRE MotionPlus attachments…aka the most expensive controller setup of all three consoles. [Link]

11.) Google’s Superbowl ad might make you cry a little bit. [Link]

Today’s music is:

“Colour Television” by J. Arthur Keenes of the 8bit Collective

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Originally from the Maryland beltway area. Patrick lived in Los Angeles for a couple of years. Now he is based in the Portland area. In the past Patrick has been an IT engineer, technology consultant, software trainer, technology journalist, blogger, and podcaster. Currently he is returning to school for a degree in Computer Science & Engineering.

Patrick Roanhouse – who has written posts on Plan8.