GeekSpeak for 2007-08-25

Laptop Debacle and News

A laptop rises from the grave, high definition wars heat up, and your calls. This and more with Lyle, Sean, Miles, Drew, and Ryder.

Paramount and Dreamworks Embrace HD-DVD

In an apparent snub of Sony’s Blu-Ray, two Hollywood heavy hitters announce plans to [release all of their upcoming movies in the HD-DVD|http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/technology/AP-Dueling-DVD-Formats.html?ex=1345262400&en=4da66f6caca393b6&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss] media format.

Internet Radio Gets a Reprieve

Fees will be [based on revenue, not on viewer numbers|http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070822/ap_on_hi_te/discounted_royalties_internet_radio_2;ylt=Ap9fG1495CXhe7h05PYSIgI1vAI], at least until 2010.

A Science-only Version of Youtube?

For use as a publishing and educational aid, [researchers are getting their own video and social networking site|http://www.scivee.tv/].