Summary:

On this week’s show, we explain why cord cutters might be very interested in Boxee’s new product. Prior to next week’s Apple event we discuss the likely products. And which company has told a better story: Microsoft for Surface RT or Google for Chromebooks?

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Starting today’s audio podcast is a blend of new and old: Janko Roettgers explains how Boxee’s new product works while Kevin shares a bit of HDTV  tuner box history. With Apple’s media event next week, now’s a good time for Erica Ogg to share thoughts on the latest possible Apple product news.

Mac mini, Retina Display on a 13-inch MacBook Pro and iMac upgrades are all in the mix but will they take backstage to a smaller Apple iPad? Hopefully, they’ll help folks forget this week’s EPEAT fiasco. And Kevin talks about the different messages Microsoft and Google are sending out about their respective products: Surface with Windows RT and a $249 Chromebook that runs on smartphone-like chips.

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SHOW NOTES:

0:00:00 – 0:05:20 — What’s Boxee’s cloud DVR all about and is it worth it?

0:05:20 – 0:11:00 – A roundup of the latest Apple whispers and iPad Mini thoughts

0:11:00 – 0:13:30 – Maybe EPEAT certification isn’t all that after all

0:13:30 – 0:16:30 – Microsoft’s reasons for Surface haven’t really…. surfaced

0:16:30 — 0:21:30– A new Chromebook at a low price  could get ChromeOS moving forward

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