BMW iPad, Battery 500 project, and Facebook Phone

iPad installation on your new BMW, IBM’s Battery 500 project, more Internet Explorer 9 and Facebook phone is it real?

Show Notes

1. BMW brings Apple’s iPad to the back seat in X3

Need a bracket holder for your new iPad on those long road trips? Do you have a BMW X3 Crossover? If so, you are in luck! BMW is introducing a new holder during their Paris Showroom Event. These optional holders should save the consumer a few bucks and avoid using other misfitted and awkward units.

2. IE 9 review

As discussed in Episode 57, Steve provides an in-depth look into the features and functions of IE 9 Beta. Items such as Pinned Sites, Performance Advisors, and Download Manager are on the table. But what is Steve’s favorite element of IE 9. Listen in and find out. Our listeners provide feedback as well.

From Facebook Fans:

Robert:  I have. Tons better than IE8, but still has some quirks. Some pages simply don’t load correctly. Especially pages that have fields that need input.

Mathew: lookin a lot like chrome to me but it looks nice id say it performs better than 8 for sure

WOT: Though I’m on a Mac’s I did test it in a VM. Certainly the best IE yet but what I like is IE finally conforms to W3C standards

Mathew: that is very nice one site fits all

WOT: So true! Eventually no more separate CSS code for IE.  Eventually. We still write to e IE6 compatible. Ugh.

3. IE 9 Architect

The Waves of Tech crew is noticing a trend. Everytime a architect or engineering hits the pinnacle of success at a company, he or she jumps ships to another company. The head IE 9 architect is now employed by Google.

4. IBM’s “Battery 500 Project”

IBM is in the process of using Lithium-Ion battery technology to create a battery with nearly 500 miles per charge cycle. This new battery is called “Lithium Air.” IBM hopes to cash in on the movement in China that calls for 50% of their vehicles to be battery operated by 2020. What do Steve and Dave think of the possibility of this technology being introduced into the US car industry?

5. Facebook Phone?

What is Facebook up to now?!?! There have been questions swirling the tech world that Facebook is getting ready to manufacture a phone. Are they attempting to saturate the social media platform? Steve and Dave discuss the implications of more cell phone options and whether Facebook should really venture into this market.


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