DumpsterTech 31 - It's an Ipad!


Hosts: James Zirbes and Graham Lovhaug


Guest: Loren Lovhaug


Producer Graham Lovhaug


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Loren, Graham and James all took a trip to the Apple Store to check out what all the hype was about. After all it's not everyday Apple releases something that less than $1000 and isn't an Ipod or Iphone.




We talk in detail about our intial impressions of the devices and also some of the competition this device has coming.












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DumpsterTech 30 - It's one more G than 3G

Hosts: James Zirbes and Graham Lovhaug

Producer James Zirbes

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((Apologies I'm still trying to get the flash player working right)) 



Show Notes:

Web guru Tim Bray (co-inventor of XML) takes Google Android job

…blogs about wanting to kill the iPhone

Windows Phone 7 Series Phones in a Row
Microsoft on copy and paste in Windows Phone 7 Series: 'people don't do that'
HTC and Sprint announce first American 4G Phone, and wow.. just wow....


Battle for the Value SSD

Google Stuff:
Google to leave China April 10
Update: now redirecting to -- veeeeeery interesting.
Viacom filing lawsuit against Google for copyright infringement - over videos Viacom may have uploaded itself!

Nintendo to announce "3DS" @ E3 this year

  • This is a new series of hardware
  • It will feature backwards compatibility for DS and DSi games
  • Games are "enjoyed with 3D effects without the need for any special glasses"
  • It will have "highly detailed graphics, and it will be necessary to have a sensor with the ability to read the movements of people playing." - this could be the means by which the "3D effects" are employed, maybe like this game?
  • Unofficial reports suggest that the 3DS will have a parallax barrier 3D LCD, vibration functions, and a "3D Control Stick," however you might imagine that.  The 3D LCD tech is apparently already used in some cell phones, and wouldn't be suitable for larger screens or TVs.
  • It will be launched sometime between April 2010 and March 2011.


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DumpsterTech Episode 29 - No Net. No Play

Hosts: James Zirbes and Graham Lovhaug

Producer James Zirbes

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Show Notes:


Graham on Buzz Out Loud (30:45):
 Valve games coming soon to a Mac near you

Portal gets co-op?

Ubisoft DRM authentication server is down, Assassin’s Creed 2 unplayable by the law-abiding, perfectly fine for pirates and hackers

Internet access is ‘a fundamental right’
Microsoft demos game across PC, mobile, and console platforms 

Really cool background maker.


Virgin America Airlines kicks Flash to the Curb...  

We here at DumpsterTech are always happy to hear when a website stops relying on Adobe's buggy and annoying software. (Seriously stop asking to update everytime I boot up... argh!)


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(P.S. No show this week, been really busy, hopefully next week)