December 31, 2005

MobileTechRoundup 18

Category: Podcast — admin @ 5:20 pm

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MoTR 18 is 35:32 minutes long and is a 24.4 MB file in MP3 format.

INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.

HOSTS: David Ciccone, James Kendrick and Kevin C. Tofel

Hello! Hello! Hello!
Thank-you Battery Geek, Inc. for sponsoring MoTR!
James shares a super mobile utility called QuickLook; it let’s you see your Outlook contacts on a PC without booting up.
Kevin wants to know what’s up with Verizon Wireless? There are at least three good Windows Mobile or SmartPhones coming out soon! We wonder if people will switch carriers.
Need to convert DVDs to your iPod video? Dave helps you out with PQ-DVD to iPod Converter. There are versions for PSP and PocketPC too.
Trade in your CD’s for a free iPod! Kevin tells you how.
A SmartPhone from Lenovo? James wants to know what they’re going to call it: a ThinkPad SmartPhone?
Kevin’s Freeware of the Day: SuDoku by Chris Baker for your Pocket PC.
Dave barely beat Kevin in Project Gotham Racing 3 earlier in the day on Xbox Live; barely or not, he did win and gives Kevin the deserved ribbing on the show.
MoTR Gamertags: Dave is Mob2Day and Kevin is podcatcher.
Next week, we’re all at the CES show so MoTR could be every day or not at all due to scheduling, but we’ll do our best to get shows done and meet with anyone while we’re there.
We wish you peace, happiness and many mobile devices in 2006!

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  1. See you at CES..

    Comment by todd — December 31, 2005 @ 7:59 pm

  2. Great show to end off 2005! Happy New Year guys and enjoy CES ;)

    Comment by Virgil McCarthy — January 1, 2006 @ 1:18 am

  3. By the way, I’ve never used PQ-DVD, but I can imagine 2 pretty good reasons why it uses a “dubbing” approach (1 technical and 1 legal).

    From a technical perspective, I imagine it’s a lot easier to allow the codecs to do their thing and just capture the output, instead of trying to convert yourself. This way, you can also capture a wider set of source material so long as you have the appropriate codec installed.

    You guys alluded to the legal reason in the show – the DMCA makes it unlawful to circumvent copy protection. If you had to use something like DeCSS, then of course your product is illegal. I’m not sure how they are doing this from a technical perspective, but if you just record the unencrypted stream, you can make a pretty reasonable argument that you’re not really attacking the TPM.

    But again, I’m not familiar with the specific product – I’m just imagine reasons why *I* would write software that works that way.

    Comment by Tim Marman — January 4, 2006 @ 2:43 pm

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