Thu, 25 October 2012
Welcome to the 61st episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. This week is a very special edition of the podcast, with an in-depth interview with "minor TV personality" John Hodgman, a regular correspondent on "The Daily Show" and the "PC" in the Mac vs. PC ads from Apple. Hodgman talked about his new book "That Is All," where he continues to deconstruct the expert. He also talks about his love for Twitter (not for Facebook), as well as Apple products. Will he be first in line for the iPad Mini? No, but that doesn't mean he can't appreciate all the new improvements that Apple makes.
Speaking of the iPad Mini, our second segment is a discussion about the announcement of the 7.9-inch tablet and how it stacks up against the other smaller tablets such as the Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7. If you were buying one as a Christmas gift, which one should you get? We asked our gadget experts Nicole Lee of Engadget and Matt Buchanan of BuzzFeed. They also discussed the new Microsoft Surface and whether it stands a chance in a world of Fandroids and iSheep.