The Laporte Report (MP3)
Summary: Miscellaneous audio from TV and radio technology guru Leo Laporte's travels, including his regular segments on KFI and CFRB, other radio and podcast interviews, speeches, and whatnot. You never know what you'll get or when you'll get it but we guarantee it will be interesting. Although the feed is no longer being updated, you can enjoy episodes from the TWiT Archives.
It's the return of The Laporte Report! On my weekly gadget news with Bill I discuss Apple's new iPods and Microsoft's Zune player. Hosts: Leo Laporte and Bill Handel Bandwidth for The Laporte Report is provided by CacheFly
I talked with John about the following stories: Colin Farrell's The New World will be presented in smell-o-vision in Japan. The Beatles have finally agreed to online music downloads. And domain name squatting is back baby. Sex.com sold for $12 million US! Hosts: Leo Laporte and John Donabie Bandwidth for The Laporte Report is provided by CacheFly
Leo Laporte on the Bill Handel Show, KFI AM 640, Los Angeles, 7:50am, April 14, 2006 TiVo gets a second life at the ninth hour. A jury has awarded TiVo $74 million in its lawsuit against the DISH Network (Echostar). That means TiVo effectively owns the patents to the key technologies for DVRs (digital video recorders) including the ability to pause, rewind, and fast forward live programming. TiVo probably wouldn't have survived losing this lawsuit. Now all DVR manufacturers will have to license their technology from TiVo. Echostar plans to appeal. Hosts: Leo Laporte and Bill Handel Bandwidth for The Laporte Report is provided by CacheFly
Tech News for March 25, 2006Microsoft says the consumer version of Vista (the next Windows) won't be out until 2007. Another major setback for this troubled release. Analysts say this could be good for Apple. France legalizes music piracy... sort of. Will Apple pull out? Amazon is taking heat for suggesting "adoption" books when searched for "abortion". Hosts: Leo Laporte and John Donabie Bandwidth for The Laporte Report is provided by CacheFly
I talked with John about the following stories: Top story is the Apple Announcement, of course. Apple also patched some serious flaws this week. Also of interest, AOL is proposing a system where mass mailers pay a fraction of a cent per email - and the Internet community is up in arms. And speculation about Microsoft's Origami device is building. Hosts: Leo Laporte and John Donabie Bandwidth for The Laporte Report is provided by CacheFly