Tekzilla #21: HD DVD is Dead: You can buy a Blu-ray player now.
Jeff Cannata from the Totally Rad Show, HD DVD is dead, $99 cell phone deals, LaserShield Instant Security has potential, free POP access for all your email, a free software for burning disks, network USB gadgets, AppleTV update.
HD DVD is dead... it's safe to go buy a Blu-ray player (or at least a PS3) now.
Wow... $99 unlimited cell phone deals are -everywhere-
Thai's house was broken into, and all his tech toys were stolen? He doesn't have a thousands for a custom alarm installation. We'd take a close look at LaserShield's Instant Security. Easy to install, no wires, and it works... there's just one minor problem. Engadget's Marc Weber Tobias found that it can be bypassed with a little effort. Read his article (and the related interviews) if you're thinking about buying this product: The Lockdown: Lasershield - convenient, cost effective, potentially vulnerable.
The Apple TV update arrived about 2 hours after we recorded last week's show... movie rentals are nice, but the selection is waaay thin, especially on the HD front.