DTNS 2146 – Curved is better than flat

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comTom chats with Nicole Lee from Engadget about the Best of CES and the new Google + email ‘feature.’ Plus Len Peralta joins to draw the stories!


Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org.


Big thanks to Dan Lueders for the music and Martin Bell for the opening theme!

Big thanks to Mustafa A. from thepolarcat.com for the logo!

Thanks to our mods, Kylde, TomGehrke and scottierowland on the subreeddit

Show Notes

As I mentioned on the show today, next Thursday and Friday I’ll be shooting season 2 of Sword and Laser’s video show. So I need YOU to guest host.

Next Thursday and Friday will be special “News From You” shows. I’ll still pop in with a couple late-breaking headlines but I want to hear YOUR news reports. What’s the tech project you think isn’t getting
enough attention? What’s that point about wearables you think nobody else has mentioned? Let your voice be heard!

Here’s what you do
Record your bit as an audio file LESS THAN 30 SECONDS PEOPLE, and email it to [email protected] and use the subject line NEWS FOR YOU. If we get it by 3 PM Eastern/11 AM Pacific Thursday morning, we’ll consider it for that day’s show. Same thing for Friday.

6 Responses to “DTNS 2146 – Curved is better than flat”

  1. Great Show today Tom! Looked nice, flowed perfect. Enjoyed the illustrations from Len (and bought a copy), and thought it was cool to see it happen in the lower right hand corner. Sidenotes: Nicole needs a pop filter, and perhaps better bandwidth, and (i’m sure its coming) better video feed mixing (I do not really care for the gray placeholders).

    On the show’s logo, your name is almost impossible to see (that is your biggest band – so it needs to be very readable), and while you can make out the name of the show, it too is not so readable. Long term, you really need make sure those two items are very visible.

    Reproduction wise, you need to consider how well the logo is going to print and reproduce on a variety of mediums (paper, fabric, ceramics, etc), how well it scales (will reductions hurt readability and color retention – especially when the reproduction is out of your contol), and best use of space (there is a lot of empty space), and fit (ie: how well will the logo fit in a variety of uses – more than just letterheads, cards, and web logos – but how well will it work when adapted as an icon, mobile splash screen, program listings, or even imprinted on other items.

    Well, there ya go!

  2. Milan Thank you very much I couldn’t figure out what was going on. One day I will figure out how the subscription things work and I won’t have to hunt each show down. Anyway that was nice of you.

  3. Len Peralta – Great drawing today. I really liked the way you managed to get all of the different major story components into one picture. I have been enjoying your drawings since you started doing them on TNT and I am glad that you are continuing to do this for Tom on his new show. Thanks and keep up the good work.

  4. Robert B.

    Hi Tom,

    Great show! Something I would like to see covered is that SEIKI is selling a 50 inch 4K Ultra HD television for $999.00 which thousands of dollars lower than any other 4K television. How is this possible? What is SEIKI’s reputation in the industry? Is this a good buy? Thanks!