Episode 65 of The pause.com Entertainment Podcast is live!

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At the beginning of the show, the guys start out by reading some listener mail. The segment is still entitled “Fred”. Please give us a better name for this segment!

In this episode, Tony talks about Red Dead Redemption. Miscellaneous video game news follows.

In TV, Lou talks about Stargate Universe. Random TV news tidbits after that.

In Movies, Lou saw Iron Man 2 and Tony saw two movies this time around. Miscellaneous movie news follows.

In the Mash-Up segment the news this week includes:

  • The iPhone 4 has been announced and was something of a letdown for most people who expected it to actually be a 4G phone, which it isn’t. New features, other than the new design, are the front-facing camera with Wi-Fi video calling, a better camera, LED flash, and better battery life. AT&T is letting most current iPhone customers upgrade for the standard new contract price (with a 2-year extension of course)
  • iFixYourI have found the first chink in the iPhone 4’s armor: That special glass that’s used on the front and back? The one Apple claims is 20 times stiffer and 30 times harder than plastic? Yeah, not so much. iFixYourI dropped the phone 3 times from 3 1/2 feet and on the third drop, the glass on the front of the phone shattered into a gazillion pieces after a loud “pop” sound.
  • Google now shows photo backgrounds on the Google home page
  • A designer at Lockheed Martin has proposed a new design direction for Lamborghini
  • Some visionaries at Japanese construction firm Shimizu Corporation have come up with a plan called Luna Ring: A 6,800 mile-long belt of solar panels built around the moon’s equator. The power would be transmitted back to Earth using microwave and laser technology. The whole thing would be built by robots using raw materials on the moon.
  • We mentioned before that Commodore would be making a comeback, and now there are some details. The Invictus will be a computer-in-a-keyboard with an integrated touchscreen that has wireless HDMI, an Atom processor and nVidia’s ION graphics. No word yet on pricing or availability.
  • Hackers have stolen 114,000 e-mail addresses from iPad owners thanks to a vulnerability that is apparently mostly AT&T’s fault.
  • Speakal, makers of some fun & whimsical speaker systems, have unveiled their latest, called the iCrystal Docking Station, which docks your iPhone / iPod in the middle and flanks it with a pair of backlit, omni-directional spherical speakers.
  • Matt Simmons, a Houston energy expert, is spearheading a plan to nuke the BP oil leak, proposing that doing so would seal off the leak permanently. The Russians have done this 5 times in the past…4 times successfully and 1 time not so much.
  • Netflix says that their DVD-by-mail shipments will likely continue to grow through 2014, after which they’ll start to taper off as streaming becomes the delivery method of choice for more and more people.
  • For some reason, VW is going to release another Phaeton.
  • Scientists have invented a sort of anti-laser called a “dark laser” that uses non-light in very short, very precise wavelengths that they say could vastly improve laser-based telecommunications and computer functions since the dark lasers are more stable than traditional lasers.
  • As always, the end of the episode is when Tony & Lou reveal their votes for this week’s Best & Worst entertainment moments.

  • The Uni-Signal, or Universal Sign Light, is a traffic light concept that changes the shape of the lights on a traffic light so that colorblind people won’t have trouble telling if they’re supposed to stop, slow down or go.

The pause.com Entertainment Podcast is hosted by long-time friends Tony Incopero and Lou Zucaro. Join them as they discuss all sorts of fun things in the world of entertainment, gaming, gadgets, cars and more with a healthy dose of their sense of humor.

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