Microsoft Surface, Getting Started with Web Design, and Forcing Your Older TV into the Future

This week on the podcast we’re taking a look at Microsoft Surface and the new features in Windows Phone 8, plus an surprising technology from Ford. We’re also answering questions about getting started with web design and making your older television set work with devices it doesn’t support. Show notes will be available at 1:00 PM PT at lifehacker.com 00:45 News 01:05 Windows Phone 8 03:30 Microsoft Surface Announced 14:00 Ford Keyless Login 18:00 Determining Whether or Not a Statement Is Scientifically True 20:45 Questions and Answers 20:55 Should I get a Microsoft Surface or a laptop? 24:45 How can I start learning web design? 27:20 Can I connect an HDMI device to an old TV that doesn’t support HDMI? 29:05 Show and Tell: Gunnar Technology Eyewear 32:15 Downloads 32:25 Windows/OS X: Doo 33:00 Windows/OS X: Torchat 33:20 Android/iOS: Waze 34:00 Android/iOS: Stitcher

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  • A month ago I was on a plane and was sat next to a girl that had an iPad with a SmartCover with a keyboard and I’m positive about it. So I don’t believe Microsoft came up with something really innovative.

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  • K I’m done watching, I heard someone compare Xbox to Apple. Apple is not the only company that produces everything from “scratch”. I’m so butt hurt right now that people compare everything to Apple and forget past tech history.

  • People don’t understand that Windows Phone 8 changed the Phones OS kernel from Windows CE to Windows RT. That is way the Lumia became outdated. You can’t just port the kernel over to these older gen processors, but you can port some capabilities but rewriting the new code for Windows CE.

    There’s not enough space in this comment area to explain Surface but most news sources, reviews, etc. are getting the information wrong. The RT will have a desktop mode but more limited than the pro model.

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  • can someone explain what mobile software fragmentation is? i keep hearing it with android

  • what is windows RT?