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Hey all! This episode, we’re joined by someone who you’ve not heard is quite some time. The original Widget alumni: CountZer0. Why you ask? Because he has written a children’s book. Fancy that… Topics this week include:
SOPA, PIPA proponents back down in Congress. Yea! The Internet wins!! Though both are merely delayed rather than cancelled.
Megaupload shut down, founders arrested in New Zealand at behest of U.S. agencies; Anonymous targets record labels, FBI, MPAA sites in response Link and Upload.to blocks US access to site.
Clearly, this puppy is terribly disappointed to be associated with this episode.
Happy holiday season, everyone! For this last Widget of 2011 (onwards to year 7), we dive into why on earth Paul decided to watch ‘The Human Centipede 2′ and ‘A Serbian Film’, against all better judgement. Other than that, here’s a handy list of other, less repulsive subjects that we cover:
The Widget decides AMD Bulldozer sucks… Paul buys one anyway
Be thankful I cropped it: nobody needed to see what Dave is holding in his left hand.
Paul has found time in his oh-so-busy schedule to make an appearance on the show, and for that, we are grateful. Lots of fun this week. Here’s the list:
iOS 5 is out, and we give our thoughts
AMD’s Bulldozer chips are out and fail to impress
Samsung announces the Galaxy Prime
Hard drive storage is about to increase thanks to salt
Netflix loses 800,000 subscribers: UK and Ireland launching soon
Panasonic gets out of the plasma television business
Nvidia 3D Vision 2 promises a brighter future
Nintendo is hemorrhaging cash
and so much more
Plus, a dash of Viewer Mail from our good buddy Bad Grammar Terry. We think he loves us. Also: if you’re interested in owning that swanky ‘Punch it, Chewie’ t-shirt, head over to http://www.cafepress.com/thewidgetshow to snag yours!
Hangovers suck, but they can make for funny shows. Especially when Dave is hosting.
As threatened promised, this weeks show is entirely brought to you by Dave. Topics (most of them), hosting duties, and Dave’s patent-pending levels of excitement. It’s a good thing too, as Tim and Paul are still seriously hungover from the night before. Duke Nukem Forever, Verizon iPhone (of course), XBMC being ported to iOS devices (Paul brought that one), custom PS3 firmware, and why our show isn’t like the 6 million other gaming/tech podcasts that have come after it (seriously, we checked). Record levels of viewer mail in this show as well. Thanks! ZZzzzzzzzz