Geek Smack! #198: R2D2 Helmets, Android Malware is Up, Fox wants Hulu to Wait

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Geek Smack! Tech News:

HP TouchPad Fate
– The fun of getting a TouchPad this weekend…
RUMOR: Samsung Might be Looking at HP PC’s
– Will HP give up their machines like IBM did years ago?
Twitter adds Photo Galleries
– too little, too late?
Chrome Holes Patched
– Multiple browser fixes.
Miramax Digital Movies on Facebook
– Movie rental app will become locker app soon.
Facebook Hacker Accounts Reactivated
– Spam filter glitch caused problem
United Airlines Pilots get iPads
– Hopefully they won’t use while flying…
Android with Most Malware?
– Doesn’t bode too well with market…

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DIY or Star Wars – DIY R2D2 Helmet
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Geek Smack! Topic of the Week: Fox wants to hold their shows off for 7 days

Hulu is losing control. TV stations want to be on the popular website, but don’t want viewers to watch their content? Comedy Central last year pulled their shows off Hulu for contract reasons. Now they are back – why? Because of a better contract? Not really.

Because they know Hulu is a popular service and will get more viewers.

Why does Fox want people to wait a week to watch Bones, Glee, House and more? It’s bad enough I can’t see some of those shows on my Roku. They are just encouraging DVR recordings and piracy.

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