Tune in for episode 33 of the Tech Fetish podcast where IGN Gear's editor Scott Lowe is joined by Richard George of IGN Comics, and Dan Iverson, database manager for IGN.com. The trio kicks the podcast off in typical fashion with iPod news. The group discusses the limited edition Beatles iPod released by Bloomingdale's this week and Apple's quarter four earnings announced this past Tuesday.
From there the conversation veers off into console territory, beginning with Sony's new terms of service, which includes liberal communication monitoring and recording provisions. Moving on, they discuss Microsoft's similar but fundamentally different service agreements. They also discuss the early reports of malfunctioning screens in the PSP-3000s.
The conversation switches to Sony's biggest competitor, Microsoft, who is reportedly being sued for their notorious "Three Red Lights" hardware flaw in California. Discussion then shifts to Microsoft's recent patent for an aggressive automated censorship software, which detects and bleeps predetermined words from broadcast.