Intro music: “I fought the troll” by Tom Smith.  You can find more of his work here.

Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights) Gordon (Thistleweb)

Featured Track: “L.E.O” by Oleg Serkov

You can download episode 23 of the TechBytes show here.

Its 2011 and your favourite three hosts bring you the first episode of the new year.  Whilst covering topics from the news over a traditionally quieter period, the main focus of the show are issues/tech’s over Xmas.  As is our usual way, we digress into various semi-related and not so related side topics, but then being unprepared for these events makes it all the more fun!

* Hotmail goes missing? – Lost in the post gets a whole new meaning when its swiped from your inbox.  Who’s to blame? Whats the cause? We discuss this piece of breaking news.

* Consoles, Kinect RROD’s the 360? – We also delve into a small discussion about future tech, BluRay and the bad idea that was HDdvd.

* Sales figures for Amazon over Xmas, The Kindle was best selling gadget, so what was the number one selling console device?  It was a controller, but it wasn’t one that has you jumping around in front of your TV.

* Patents, HTC , Microsoft Tax – Why Microsoft can “win” even if it doesn’t create the things you buy.

* Gordon, Roy and myself give our predictions for 2011. Is Gordon going to play safe with a football prediction?  Whats Roy’s prediction? and when do I think Ballmer will be leaving Microsoft? – Download the show and find out!

Ending Track

Our ending track is one which I found almost by accident (and what a lucky find it was).  Oleg Serkov, a Russian born guitarist is creating some excellent music, which for me puts me in mind of Joe Satriani.  Beautiful instrumental with a melodic lead guitar makes Oleg’s work an instant hit with me.  The track at the end of the show is called L.E.O and you can find more of his music here:  http://www.jamendo.com/en/album/54952

You can also visit his homepage here.

In the meantime, to accompany the ending track, here is Oleg performing L.E.O live at the Roks Club last year:

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