We have Mike as a guest host again. You just can’t get rid of him. Sorry but there’s some swears in this one.
Many show notes follow:
BBC gets 700 complaints over F1-induced Antiques Roadshow delay
Has Sony Been Hacked This Week?
Microsoft gives the first official look of Windows 8 touch interface
Why Microsoft Has Made Developers Horrified of Coding for Windows 8
(Andrew) Very good bits from comments all that are true, just the media being extremest again, this is a good thing moving towards open standards;
###Did anybody bother to watch the rest of the videos microsoft released before writing this article?
Win 8 still contains the win 7 interface and runs regular old windows apps.
In fact, both the classic taskbar/desktop combo and the new tiles can be onscreen at once, and the amount of screen space between the two can be customized with a simple drag of the divider.
All the win 8 tiles system really is is a fancy widget layer. devs are still going to use the same tools for most applications.
Windows 8 apps be HTML 5.
###Any developer who lives their lives as though their specific technology is going to be around forever is delusional. That’s not the way development works.
Finally, the solution is this: you learn to program whatever is available. It’s a poor developer indeed who can’t program anything but .NET and refuses to learn anything else.
###If I were to spend time developing for these new APIs in Win8, it should be a GOOD thing that its HTML5. Its something that in theory, should be able to work cross platform with some tweaks. Plus, most web developers should be able to jump right in and feel sort of at home.
People bash MS for not using standards and now they are being bashed for using standards. I don’t follow.
I might be the minority, but I wish all mobile apps used HTML5 with platform specific APIs to interact with the phone OS. Think of how easy it would be to develop for Android, Apple, and Windows Phones.
Kinect for Windows SDK beta launches, wants PC users to get a move on
Microsoft Launches Kinect SDK For Windows
Kinect for Windows software development kit beta released
Burn The Mac App Store Version of OS X Lion to a DVD
RSA finally comes clean: SecurID is compromised
Google Adds Copy-and-Paste Picture Insertion to Gmail
YouTube subtly adds HD preview images, logoless playback option
comScore: The Average YouTube Viewer Watches 5 Hours Of Videos A Month
Google Launches Voice Search On Desktop
Google Mobile Search Now Featuring Places Integration
Google Launches Homepage Shortcuts On Mobile
US DOJ greenlights Google’s $900 million bid for Nortel patents; Apple, RIM also interested
Now they’ve done it: Lulzsec hackers take down the CIA
LulzSec opens hack request line
Lulz Security® (LulzSec) releases
Releases 62000 email addresses and passwords
Firefox 5 slips out ahead of schedule, gets official June 21st
Nintendo 3DS has resistive touchscreen for backwards compatibility, what’s the Wii U’s excuse?
Well, this sucks: Wii U to only support one Wii U controller
Multiple Wii U Controllers Are a Cost Issue
Nintendo says one Wii U controller per console, robs player two of extra screen
Wii U won’t play DVDs or Blu-rays, may support multiple controllers down the road , Wii U Wii U News
Nintendo Says Wii U Won’t Play DVD Or Blu-ray Movies
Wii U won’t have DVD or Blu-ray playback, will include social media functionality
Free To Play Games Have Arrived on Steam
EA plans “platform exclusives” for Origin download service as titles vanish from Steam, Battlefield 3 PC News
Surprise! Alice: Madness Returns shows up on Steam after all
Sony PlayStation Vita’s removable memory looks like it’s an SD card, but it isn’t
Molyneux Clarifies Fable: The Journey Is Not On Rails
Fable: The Journey is “not on rails,” insists Molyneux (Fable: The Journey)
THQ closes Kaos Studios (Homefront)
THQ shutters Homefront dev Kaos Studios and THQ Digital Warrington
Report: THQ Shuts Down Homefront Developer
Physical Warfare Pack available to all Battlefield 3 players later this year – Battlefield: Bad Company – Battlefield Blog
Battlefield 3 ‘Physical Warfare’ DLC will be free to all, pre-order exclusive is timed
Call of Duty®: Black Ops Annihilation Content Pack Coming First to Xbox Live® June 28
Call of Duty: Black Ops ‘Annihilation’ DLC coming to 360 June 28
Call of Duty: Black Ops’ ‘Annihilation’ maps revealed
Prepare For Black Ops’ Annihilation With Video Tour
The Third Call of Duty: Black Ops Map Pack Hits This Month, Includes Shangri-La Zombies
Bungie celebrates 20 years with promise of Bungie Aerospace reveal, free iOS app
Minecraft for Kinect is an XBLA title, ported by 4J Studios
Mouth controller opens Xbox and PlayStation to quadriplegic fans
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations’ Altered Multiplayer Mode Rewards Better Killers—and Swifter Victims
Dawn of War 3 further detailed by THQ’s Danny Bilson
Female Shepard Finally Gets Cover Girl Glory in Mass Effect 3
Female Shepard To Grace Cover Of Mass Effect 3 Collector’s Edition
Rumor: Mass Effect 3 getting four-player co-op mode
Battlefield 3 console footage unveiled on latest Fallon
F1 2011 preview – it’s okay to be niche when you’re this hardcore, F1 2011 PC Previews
West And Zampella’s Activision Lawsuit Likely Headed To Trial
Phones/ Tablets/ eReaders:
SugarSync Adds Mobile Device Management To Send Files To Devices From The Web
SugarSync adds mobile device management, lets you push digital delights directly to iOS (video)
Apple patents mobile camera that other people can shut off
Sony, Panasonic, others to launch cross-platform e-book service, later this year
Swype 3.0 gets Honeycomb support, intense promo video (video)
HTC pulls a 180, now says Gingerbread is coming to Desire (updated)
Lenovo ThinkPad tablet coming in summer with Android, Windows slate later in the year
The Panasonic Toughbook Android Tablet Can Handle Job Sites, War Zones, And Daycares
O2 Dumps BlackBerry PlayBook Due To “Customer Experience Issues”
RIM shares hit a five-year low: oh, how the mighty have fallen
Kobo eReader Touch does more than words, handles Sudoku and web browsing on the side (video)
Apple starts selling unlocked iPhone 4 for $649
Racial hoax causes PR headache for McDonald’s
Showing the power social media can have in the wrong hands
Tennessee law bans ‘distressing images,’ opens your Facebook inbox
Printable metamaterials mean invisibility cloaks you can wear
Metamaterial printing method inches us closer to invisibility cloaks
Look Out Above! Russia May Target U.S. Sats With Laser Jet
Die Smiling on This Hoverbike