Tech tAUk November 14, 2009

Our second episode of Tech tAUk covers this week’s latest headlines including ICANN’s opening of internationalized domain names, the continuing controversy over Google Street View, and scientists receiving a grant to recreate Harry Potter’s cloak of invisibility. Douglas covers this fall’s new operating system releases: Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7. And Josh demonstrates how to download YouTube videos and convert them for your iPod using Perian and MPEG Streamclip. (Firefox users may also prefer using the 1-Click YouTube Video Download extension.) And this week’s viral video features a stickman destroying Windows XP.

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About Douglas Bell

I live in Washington, D.C., and work as a Broadcast Technician at WAMU 88.5 FM, the local NPR affiliate in the Washington metro area. My primary shift is to engineer the local feed of NPR’s Morning Edition, including local news and weather, long-form features and station breaks… and yes, the shift starts at 5 am, so I’ve got the whole quasi-nocturnal thing going on. I am also the Coordinating Producer for Ken Rudin’s Political Junkie, an independently-produced podcast and public radio program. Extracurricularly, I play cello, and participate in a church choir and a handbell choir. I enjoy discovering new places, and am constantly searching for the perfect cheeseburger. I am also known as a frequent teller of puns.