After being a bit Apple-centered for the past few shows, we decided to give you a more even mix of tech stories, chat and reviews. This week, we’re covering stories like the Times Square Photoshop Image (largest in world), new fuel-efficient vehicle carrying ship, the new Americans Elect website, Windows Phone 7 Mango Series 7 extra fruity edition, AppleTV update, Brad’s review of OSX Lion, massive solar tower destined for AZ, and more!
Full show notes:
How smart grid fought off U.S. heat wave
Internet start-up to actually have America directly nominate a Presidential candidate
Google+ traffic dropping already?
Overall fuel standards raised to 54MPG
AppleTV update adds Vimeo, buying of tv shows and streaming of them.
New maps invention is extremely useful and most useful in a long time
Fresh Local Tech
Research seeks better ways to store energy (Tucson / UofA)
Space, The Final Frontier
Race to moon heats up for private firms
Flowing water found on mars? Yet we don’t have good photos? WTF??
Mass extinction caused by giant ‘earth burp’
Looks more certain that iPhone 5 will hit in late August or early September or late October?
Apple and AT&T seen prepping for iPhone 5
Major Discussion Points
Patent trolls, lawsuits, Lodsys, HTC, Samsung, Apple. We’ve had enough already!
Joe: iPad 2, Nyan Cat: The Game
Brad: OSX Lion