This movie, Kick-Ass debuts tomorrow night at the South by Southwest Film Fest, so I'll have a much better idea about it after that, but for now, you can hear our semi-informed opinions on the preview in our latest Trailers Without Pity.
Oh, by the way, our apologies for the creepy animated Nicolas Cage. We had no idea it was going to turn out that way. But then we kinda liked it.
Busy, busy, busy week, so here's the short version.
The NPR All Tech Considered this week was about wireless broadband, the FCC and a few other things related to the future of high-speed Internet. Blog post with lots of links is here and the audio of the segment can be found in two parts: part one and part two. Based on how many comments we got, I'm sure it's a topic we'll return to.
My other big news this week was that I got a sorta-scoop on Google Maps bike routes. I say "sorta" because the news was embargoed and the moment the news went live, CNET, Wired and a few other news outlets had it, too. I was thrilled to have the info early since Austin is such a big biking town, but on the other hand it reaffirmed why I hate working under embargo, especially on national news. It's usually a lose-lose situation and I always end up getting roped in.
I worked very hard on this story -- it didn't go A1, but I'm not aware of any other regional or city papers of our size that had it that early. So... yay?
Lots of other stuff to post, so I'll be back in a bit. Gotta go get my credientials for SXSW Interactive first.
Episode 008 of Age of Lasers is up. It was posted a few days ago, but there were some Web site problems that Glark valiantly tackled and it wasn't updating to iTunes for a while. This came after we had a previous audio issue that meant re-recording almost the entire episode, so that explains a bit of the delay between 007 and 008.
We discuss Google Buzz, Steam/Valve games on the Mac and Windows Series 7 Phone OS Mobile Microsoft Platform Handset, or whatever the Hell they're calling it.
For me over the next week, I'll be focused on SXSW Interactive. You can follow my reports over on Digital Savant. I've also got an NPR segment airing Monday about mobile broadband on All Things Considered. I'll post a link to it as soon as it's up.