TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 2 – 07/11/10

Despite not having a guest this week we had quite a bit to talk about.  In this show we looked at Silverlight and an apparent fall from Microsoft grace.

I talk about David Cameron’s comments on Copyright law / IP /Innovation and worry that instead of looking to others for example (in this case America) we should consider these issues in respect of ourselves only and what is suitable for the UK.

We look at the new Silicon Valley located (possibly) in Shoreditch and I question the massive investment in a project when really the internet is making physical location irrelevant (in regards to innovation).  Does innovation only happen when we pack everyone together between concrete walls? – I don’t think so and what claim to fame does Shoreditch have other than cabinet making?  Listen to the show and find out!

We look at Ubuntu and its Unity & Wayland announcements.

Diasopora is mentioned, an impressive looking title which will hopefully get a release soon, enjoy 3d space shooters? Like Battle Star Galactica? You are going to love this:

Ubuntu is mentioned again in respect of some encouraging news that more women are getting involved.  We look at how the silly stereotypes are now removed and invite any female listeners to contact us to be a guest on the show.

We consider the Kinect and reports from people who have used the tech.  I also note that if people are considering  this type of product, it was the Playstation’s Move that won an award at the GamesCon 2010 beating its rival Kinect.   We also look at an article written over on about issues with Kinect.

Finally we look at some feedback and Roy makes some comments about last week show, including a rather encouraging first show download figure.

The music used for the TechBytes Audiocast is by kind permission of Tom Smith.  You can see his excellent work over here.

As always your feedback is both welcomed and appreciated.

You can download the ogg version here.

and the mp3 version here.

Whilst Roy and myself produce the TechBytes show together, we write our own show notes.  You can find Roy’s here:

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