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Episode 38: Navajos, Barracudas, Brain Age and More!

2006-04-24 :: Kristin Hatcher
Length: 1s

Navajo Nation gets networked, paying the actors for mobile downloads, Barracuda, MySpace dangers, Microsoft sponsors video game champs, Command and Conquer gets new version, latest pay for add-on in Oblivion, Paris Hilton video game, PS2 drops in price, Brain Age.…

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Episode 37: Webby's, Border Security, Burger King & More!

2006-04-17 :: Kristin Hatcher

Webby Awards, Child avatars in Second Life, Free net TV, Squatters take Idol names, Border security system, Gizmondo knucklehead arrested, Violent games study, Oblivion fastest selling game on 360, Burger King Game, 360 launch in Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe.…

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Episode 36: MySpace, Macs, Mario Blocks and More! Mmmmm...

2006-04-10 :: Kristin Hatcher
Length: 1s

MySpace, Malware Recovery, Software Update Patent, Dual Boot Macs – BootCamp, Open-Source DRM, Starforce lawsuits and updates, Michigan's Violent Games Law, Mario Blocks game in Ohio town, Bethesda releases horse armor for $3, Microsoft purchases Lionhead, First mod of Oblivion.…

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Episode 35: Free Wi-Fi, Studio Red and a Bale of Turtles.

2006-04-03 :: Kristin Hatcher
Length: 1s

Get the same effects as being in space without the effort, EU putting the pressure on Vista, Google patents free Wi-Fi, Patent Trolling, Interview with Studio Red’s Victor Lazarro, GC2 demo hits the net, Gizmondo chief loses other car while wife drives it, WoW patched to 1.10.…

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Episode 34: DRM, Alienware, Oblivion and More!

2006-03-27 :: Kristin Hatcher
Length: 1s

Vista delay, Gates on IE7 delays, Firefox 2.0 alpha, Google bent but not broken, France to open up iTunes, Apple’s response to France, Sony DRM, No breaking DRM, even if it's killing you, Starforce = Instant Reboot, Plan Revived for XXX Domain, Dell buys Alienware, Oblivion, Online crucifixion, PS3 and GDC news.…

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Episode 33: Buy It Now, Bullies Online, Starforce and More!

2006-03-20 :: Kristin Hatcher

Dell may not acquire Alienware, you can type by brainwave now, bullies now online, CIA agents info found on Internet, 'Buy It Now' patent threat, Starforce vs. Stardock, Clinton starts CDC investigation of gaming, the Playstation 3 release postponed, plus Joel's game.…

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Episode 32: AIM, AJAX, AOL, Oscar, Origami and Other Vowel Words!

2006-03-13 :: Kristin Hatcher

Oscars for the nerds, The Origami, RIM Settles BlackBerry Suit, US grants patent for AJAX, AOL Opens AIM Code to Developers, Chinese net domains, Online flea market lets users swap CD’s, The Skype’s the limit.…

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The Road to Galactic Civilizations II: From Drawing Boards to Dread Lords - Developers Interview

2006-03-08 :: Kristin Hatcher

an interview with the development team from Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords. They talk about the wild ride and the occasional speed bumps in making a computer game, and include jokes, anecdotes and real-world advice for aspiring video game makers.…

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Episode 31: Blog Phones, Game Ratings and More!

2006-03-06 :: Kristin Hatcher
Length: 1s

Apple unveils new products, Sony Ericsson has cell phones for bloggers, Skype in a legal tangle with AMD, .com domain future news, RFID: it might be the Mark of the Beast, The 8-terabyte desktop, Introducing Joel Hulsey, What game is kicking Joel’s butt this week, movies being made from games, CGW getting rid of game ratings…

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Episode 30: Mac Attack, Eight Vistas and More.

2006-02-27 :: Kristin Hatcher

Mac ‘viruses’. Eight Vistas? Google’s nude photo woes, repetitive injury from texting too much, PlayStation 3 costs and GalCiv 2 release.…

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Episode 29: RIAA, Chip Implants and Flying Cars

2006-02-20 :: Kristin Hatcher
Length: 1s

Blog Readership, RIAA bans reselling pre-loaded iPods, RIAA – no ripping to iPods, Chips implanted in American workers, WashDryIron, Flying cars, World of Peacecraft, Power Lunching in WoW, StarForce, Question from caller.…

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Episode 28: Microsoft vs. the EU, Second Life and More!

2006-02-13 :: Kristin Hatcher
Length: 1s

Microsoft not allowed another delay in European lawsuit. Internet “fairness” considered by Senate. Skype on cell phones. Motorola cell phones to replace credit cards? “Second Life” online community. Take Two to be sold? Jack Thompson murder simulation game created. Halo 2 news. Call in from Marcus in Alaska.…

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Episode 27: IE7, Taxes, WoW and More!

2006-02-06 :: Kristin Hatcher

IE 7 beta available to mortals, Cingular patenting the emoticon? Apple uploads University lectures, Breaking the Great Firewall of China, Internet increases social interaction, Bill Gates is so rich that the IRS has to use a special computer to deal with it, Texas politician proposes 100 percent game tax, A look at Take 2's books, Los Angeles jumps on the Hot Coffee lawsuit bandwagon, World of Warcraft News…

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Episode 26: Google ‘Censorship’, E3 Bans and a Sparkle Flash

2006-01-30 :: Kristin Hatcher
Length: 1s

Google caves to Chinese pressure, E3: No more booth babes, iPods sold on eBay with music, who has the rights? We have seen the spamity and it is us! Is Microsoft's Sparkle a Flash killer? Who is responsible for employee training? Disney buys Pixar! The WB and UPN will combine into a megacrap network.…

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Episode 25: Google Says No and the PS3 Delayed

2006-01-23 :: Kristin Hatcher

Windows XP Service Pack 3 being pushed back to 2007, how surfers can judge websites in the blink of an eye (literally), iPod users with more money than brains, The Bush administration subpoenas Google for private information concerning porn sites, XXX adult-oriented MMO and PlayStation 3 release date speculation. Neowin.net front page wrap up, WinCustomize news and QuarterToThree.com covers PC Gamer magazine dropping gold farmers' advertising. Brad fields 2 questions from listeners via Skype call-ins and we bid Tom Chick a fond farewell as he goes to work for a Yahoo!-owned podcast.…

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Episode 24: Mac News and More Internet Anonymity

2006-01-16 :: Kristin Hatcher

The PowerUser gang makes use of their new equipment this week and brings you the following topics: CES wrap up (what we saw, what was cool. It’s 1080p in case you were wondering). Mac news – tons of Mac news. Tune in to find out what, plus a special commentary. iPod…jeans?? More threats to Internet anonymity.…

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Episode 23: CES 2006

2006-01-09 :: Kristin Hatcher

This week Brad and Kristin travel to Las Vegas for the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show. We recorded at the Microsoft booth and got to interview Jenny Lam and Chuck Cummins about what’s new with the User Interface in Vista. Plus we talk with Marcel and Steve of Neowin.net and find out what they saw at the show and what’s new for Neowin this year. Finally we talk with Jed Rose of Microsoft about the Windows communities and how Microsoft is trying to incorporate their feedback into their products.…

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Episode 22: 2005 Tech in Review

2006-01-02 :: Kristin Hatcher

In spite of the holidays the PowerUser.tv gang managed one last show of the year: our picks for the top tech stories of 2005. Check out what we thought were the most important stories and get Tom’s top ten games of the year.…

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Episode 21: Google Deal, New Vista Preview And More

2005-12-26 :: Kristin Hatcher

Alleged child porn offender turns himself in, Google makes deal with AOL, New Vista preview, Digital TV switch looms, WindowBlinds 5 activation, Lt. Col. Dave Grossman educates the police, Tom’s Pick of the Week, PowerUser voice mail.…

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Episode 20: Printing Human Organs, Internet Anonymity and xBox news

2005-12-19 :: Kristin Hatcher
Length: 1s

Biomedical Printer can print you a new liver, Senate panel approves more Net-policing powers, Goodbye Internet Anonymity? Alexa – rent space here, Wikipedia as good as Britannica, Vista theme capers, xBox 360 Kong game and copy protection cracks, Star Force copy protection news, Tom’s POTW, PowerUser voice mail.…

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Episode 19: Piracy, Security Risks and a Really Hot xBox!

2005-12-12 :: Kristin Hatcher
Length: 1s

'Podcast' is the word of the year Worm attack may be on January 5 EU domain name becomes available Google stealing intellectual property from the AFP? Software piracy is bad…still More Sony mess AOL IM virus talks back TV shows now on iTunes Cell phones for dogs Hit orbit with your frequent flyer miles xBox lawsuit…naturally…

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Episode 18: DVDs, the ESRB, PC VS. Console Games and More!

2005-12-05 :: Kristin Hatcher
Length: 1s

The future of Television The chemistry of love High definition DVDs and holographic DVDs The BlackBerry lawsuit PC vs. Console Games The ESRB gets an ‘F’ from NIMF Tom’s Game Pick of the Week WindowBlinds 5 released!…

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Episode 17: Mobile Music, Mobile TV and More!

2005-11-28 :: Kristin Hatcher
Length: 1s

Topics covered: Cell phone songs overpriced, E-mail scammers jailed, No OSX on the $100 laptop, Internet TV and Mobile TV, Xbox 360!!…

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Episode 16: Hybrids, Frappr and More

2005-11-21 :: Kristin Hatcher

The team discusses who controls the Internet, iTunes prices, Google Base, hybrid cars, Xbox 360, Frappr, and the game pick of the week - Viewtiful Joe for the Nintendo DS.…

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Episode 15: Crying over Rootkits, Bugs & Games

2005-11-14 :: Kristin Hatcher

In this show the team gives an update on the Sony rootkit fiasco and discusses history's worst software bugs, Microsoft 'stealing' the name 'Windows Defender', if a game can make you cry, if games can help cure ADD, "The Movies" the game and "Star Wars: BattleFront II" the game.…

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Episode 14: RFID Chips in Passports, Sony Rootkit Installation, Mac OS X Update & Civilization 4 Review.

2005-11-07 :: Kristin Hatcher

In this episode we discuss how the US government is planning on placing RFID chips in the passports of US citizens next year. Also the team shakes a communal fist at Sony for their rootkit installation tactics, points out that Mac has some updates for OS X and then Tom and Brad give an in-depth review of Civilization 4. Check it out here!…

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Episode 13: US Computer Trash Exported, Control of the Internet, and LOTS of Game News!

2005-10-31 :: Kristin Hatcher

Episode 13: We only cover two stories this week – although very important stories – so we can focus on Tom Chick and all the lovely game news.…

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Episode 12: Jack Thompson, New Vista Build, Blu-Ray vs. HD-DVD, $25,000 PowerMac & More

2005-10-24 :: Kristin Hatcher

Kristin, Derek, Brad and Paul discuss attorney Jack Thompson, the new Windows Vista build, more news on Blu-Ray vs. HDDVD, the new PowerMacs and other news from the tech world.…

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Episode 11: Cogent Wars, retailers selling used games, killing game designers

2005-10-17 :: Kristin Hatcher
Length: 52s

Kristin and the gang discuss Cogent vs. Level 3, killing game designers, Best Buy selling used games, and tales from Neowin's home page.…

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Episode 10: Maya and 3D Studio living together and more!

2005-10-11 :: Kristin Hatcher

Kristin and the gang talk about Autodesk buying Maya and hence owning both major 3D modeling programs. Tom picks his favorite of the week and do bloggers have privacy rights?…

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Episode 9: Nano Problems, VoIP Battles, Wikibooks and More

2005-10-03 :: Kristin Hatcher

Kristin talks with the gang about problems with the iPod Nano (and a cheap fix for it), VoIP service possibly being disrupted by the FCC due to issues with 911 calls, and Wikipedia crating Wikibooks, a planned library of textbooks that they hope will someday replace paper textbooks. Guests: Derek Batting of www.neowin.net, Tom Chick of www.quartertothree.com and Brad Wardell of www.wincustomize.com.…

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Episode 8: PDC Coverage, Advergames, Free WiFi and more

2005-09-23 :: Kristin Hatcher

Brad Wardell returns this week as host Kristin Hatcher and contributors Tom Chick oand Derek Batting discuss advergaming, Google's plan for free national wireless Internet access and Subway's fraud woes. Also Nintendo's new revolution controller and a brief look at the new games that will ship with Window's Vista. Don't miss Tom Chick's game pick of the week!…

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Episode 7: Google, Skype and Games

2005-09-19 :: Kristin Hatcher

Kristin Hatcher Tom Chick , and Derek Batting are back with an update on the Google non-compete lawsuit, information about E-Bay buying Skype including some user reactions, and an old favorite game has been revived. Also Tom's game recommendation of the week.…

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Episode 6: Mars, Myst, Lazy Americans and More

2005-09-12 :: Kristin Hatcher

Host Kristin Hatcher talks with regular contributors Tom Chick of www.quartertothree.com, Derek Batting of www.neowin.net and Brad Wardell of www.wincustomize.com about the possibility of mining on Mars, wasting time at work, the closing of Cyan, Apple's product announcements, phone number squatters and more on the Google/Microsoft non-compete lawsuit.…

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Episode 5: Tech Round Table and Beyond TV vs. TiVO

2005-08-30 :: Kristin Hatcher
Length: 45s

The team looks at the new Halo 2 movie, P2P debate, WinFS beta, the new Tivo Desktop, and more!…

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Episode 4: Win95 turns 10, QuakeCon, and fun at the Amazon sex store

2005-08-24 :: Kristin Hatcher

Kristin talks to Brad Wardell from WinCustomize, Derek Batting from Neowin, Tom Chick from Quarter to Three, and Kris Kwilas from Stardock about Windows 95, QuakeCon, the new Amazon sex store, the trademarking of Linux, and more.…

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Episode 3: Neowin News, Google AdWords and CNN Worms

2005-08-17 :: Kristin Hatcher

Kristin and the gang from Neowin and WinCustmize talk about Google losing the adwords lawsuit, CNN getting worms, MacOS X for Intel wilding, JoWood vs. Stargate, and more. …

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Episode 2: GTA, IE7 & OS/2

2005-08-10 :: Kristin Hatcher

Host Kristin Hatcher talks to Brad Wardell from WinCustomize.com, Tom Chick from Quarter to Three Kris Kwilas from Stardock, and the Neowin gang about sex in Grand Theft Auto, Internet Explorer 7 preview, and the official death of OS/2.…

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Episode 1: A Very Vista Widget

2005-08-08 :: Kristin Hatcher

The opening episode of PowerUser.tv features Kristin Hatcher and her first two guests, Brad Wardell and Andrew Powell to talk about Yahoo buying Konfabulator, a new website called Simply Fired, and a first look at beta 1 of Windows Vista.…

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