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Skyprosoft | J@N | 5.10.11

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We react to Microsoft’s purchase of Skype, and share our thoughts, predictions, and a full round up of analyst chatter. Plus find out why Microsoft might be getting a bit of a deal on this massive $8.5B purchase!

Plus – Our quick thoughts on today’s Google I/O news and a few highlights from today’s announcements from Google!

Thanks to:

FreshBooks.com for sponsoring tonight’s episode!

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Show Notes:

Skype acquired by Microsoft
-Announcement
-Confirmation
-Fears & Hopes
-Coming to MS platforms
-5 Big Takeaways-Security vulnerability on Skype for Mac

MS Not paying US taxes for the $8.5Bill purchase?
“Of Microsoft’s nearly $50.2 billion in cash and liquid investments, about $42 billion is held in foreign subsidiaries and would otherwise be subject to a tax hit if the money were brought back to the U.S. Ballmer said it is appropriate to use overseas cash because Skype is headquartered in Luxembourg.”

Chris’s thoughts:
-Xbox 360 integration might finally bring Video calling to the TV in an easy way?
-Crazy VR possibilities with Kinect?
-What does this mean for Skype on Linux? (and Mac?)
-Will skype be built into Windows Phone 7 to compete with facetime and GoogleTalk?

Google I/O:
“This Is My Next” coverage: http://live.thisismynext.com/Event/Google_IO_2011
Gizmodo coverage: http://gizmodo.com/5800397/live-from-google-io
Engadget coverage: http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/10/live-from-google-i-o-2011s-opening-keynote/


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May 10th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Summer Predictions | LOTSO 29

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The guys put it all on the line and make their calls on which games you’re going to love coming out over the next few months!

We’ll round up the big ones in their release order and give you our predictions, plus we poll our live chat room on which games they think will go big!

Cast YOUR vote in our poll

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What we’ve been playing:
Chris: Black Prophecy & STO Foundry Missions
Justin: Crysis 2
Alan: NBA 2K11

4-19: Mortal Kombat
4-19: Portal 2
5-17: LA Noire
5-17: Brink
5-31: Red Faction
6-7: inFamous 2
6-14: Duke Nukem Forever

What’s coming up – IGN’s big 2011 List!


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Your Sci-Fi Feedback | J@N | 4.12.11

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Last Thursday we featured some of our favorite predictions from Sci-Fi classics. We asked to hear yours and expected a few good responses. Boy were we terribly, terribly wrong! You sent in a TON of great suggestions!

Tonight’s episode of Juptier@Nite is powered by your submissions!

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Show Notes:

carlblemming wrote:
I remember reading “The Door into Summer” by Heinlein some time in the 1970′s. In that book a man uses “cold sleep” to travel into the future. When he wakes up in a hospital they give him a newspaper on electronic paper, and he had to figure out how to turn the page by tapping in the corner of the screen. Whenever I see a news app on a tablet computer it reminds me of that.

TOSStarTrek wrote:
Computer taking over the world? Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)

kazzsaru writes: Regarding the robot side of the Terminator scenario, lets not forget Honda’s work in robotics. We’ve got walking bipedal robots already! In fact, the Honda engineers keep Asimo off their wireless networks BECAUSE of the Terminator scenario. Call it superstition, I call it smart.

kiwicanuck1973 writes:
An often forgotten historical scientific discovery by Aristachus. Eratosthenes of Cyrene, even coined the terms Longditude and Latitude, founded the discipline of Geography. He also calculated the circumference of the Earth. If he used the Egyptian Stadia, then his calculations were off my 2%. Though using the common Attic Stadion, it would have been circumference 16.3% larger. Even so it is still a amazing.

kiwicanuck1973 writes:
What about Dr. Gabor Forgacs a researcher at the University of Missouri. Regenerative medicine, where his research is into printing new organs. Then there are the 3D printers. A basic form of Star Treks replicators. Wonder if this could be the start of true recylcing technology. Break it down into constituant elements, then reuse in the 3D printer. There is also tissue engineering, organ cloning as an alternative into donor organs.


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Written by chris

April 12th, 2011 at 10:54 pm