Episode 70 of The pause.com Entertainment Podcast is live!

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We start out this episode with some listener mail etc.

In this episode, Tony talks about Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light on the Xbox 360. Lou started playing the Cataclysm Beta. Miscellaneous video game news follows.

In TV (~38:35), Tony talks a little about Top Chef with Lou (and a very tiny bit about The Big C), who then follows up with Supernatural and both of the guys talk about House Hunters International. Random TV news tidbits after that.

In Movies (~49:35), Tony saw Big Fan and Lou saw Hot Tub Time Machine. Miscellaneous movie news follows.

In the Mash-Up segment (~1:08:40) the news this week includes:

  • Best Buy is planning a big influx of tablet devices for the holiday season, although no mention of specific models has been made yet. But in addition to the iPad, expect models running both Android and Windows 7 from companies like HP, Asus, LG and a couple others
  • Nobel Prizewinner Robert Richardson believes that we will run out of helium in 25 years, which is bad. It’s used as a cooling source and in the manufacture of things like LCD screens. And of course, to fill balloons and to let people talk like chipmunks
  • Fujifilm’s FinePix W3 is a point & shoot camera that’ll capture HD video in 3D
  • Spanair flight 5022 crashed just after takeoff from Madrid in 2008. Now investigators are saying that a ground-based system that detects trouble in airplanes that would have prevented the plane from taking off under normal circumstances was, in fact, infected with 3 trojan-type viruses and they prevented the system from doing its job. The investigation is still ongoing
  • People magazine will be the first title to be offered free on the iPad to print subscribers
  • A problem with Samsung Blu-ray players recently undergoing a firmware update is causing them not to play Warner or Universal movies. The 2.09 update causes those titles to lock up after displaying the title image
  • Sanyo’s VPC-PD2BK video camera is about $170, about the same form factor as a Flip, but shoots 1080p video at 30fps with stereo audio, has a flash, and will shoot 10MP stills
  • Apple is testing iOS 4.1 on an unknown gadget referred to internally as having ID 20547
  • Nikon’s D3100 is the first DSLR that’ll shoot 1080p video with autofocus, and it’s just $700
  • LG will show off a 31” OLED TV at the IFA electronics show next month
  • Apple’s in more trouble over its hyper-sensitive submersion sensor in the iPhone…there’s already a class action lawsuit against them, filed in California, by a woman who never had any liquid damage to her iPhone, but was told her warranty was voided because the sensor was triggered by ambient humidity. And now in some parts of Asia, people are having the same trouble
  • A Google tablet is slated (har har) to launch on Verizon on November 26th
  • The Beta of IE9 will launch on September 15th
  • Finally, Tomica will relaunch diecast toys here in the U.S., together with some pretty cool playsets to go with them

As always, the end of the episode is when Tony & Lou reveal their votes for this week’s Best & Worst entertainment moments.

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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