The Plan8 – 022 – Week In News

The Plan8 goes though our top picks of news for the week of June 7th 2010 in tech and internet culture with guest co-host Devindra Hardawar. You can also read his work on the popular movie blog and as a Tech reporter for You can also listen to him on the Slashfilm Filmcast & on his own tech show, The Symbiotek Podcast.

Today on the Plan8 we talk about:

1.) Foxconn Workers in China Say ‘Meaningless’ Life Sparks Suicides [link]

1.a) Another Foxconn Employee Dies, After Working 34-Hours Straight [link]

2.) Asus and MSI show off their tablets at Computex. [link]

3.) AT&T Changes data plans for all smart phones, death to “Unlimited” [link]

3.a) AT&T warns customer that emailing the CEO will result in a cease and desist letter [link]

3.b) AT&T apologizes to customer warned off emailing the CEO: ‘This is not the way we want to treat customers’ [link]

4.) HTC EVO 4g is out, it’s a war machine! [link]

5.) Apple possibly reviving Apple TV [link]

6.) BP Could Be On The Hook For Billions For Violating Clean Water Act. [link]

7.) What ever happened to starwars kid? [link]

8.) Zuckerberg sweats it up at D8 [link]

9.) Hulu headed to the Xbox 360 (finally)? [link]

10.) New atom chips will lead to super thin netbooks. [link]

*** Side talk ***

Gizmodo’s Article “Are Cameras the New Guns?“:

We discuss the points brought up by Gizmodo’s article. Talking about the new ramifications of consumers using smaller digital cameras and camera phones to tape & post police brutality & illegal actions. As well as the backlash from the police and the use of wire tap laws as a form of witness intimidation.

Today’s music is:

“Anything Can Happen (Enter Shikari remix)” by .skin of the 8bit Collective


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.