This episode of TROLOV — or TR Out Loud on Video — might be a little long-winded, but it includes a lot of great stuff, including the weekly highlights on the site, member contributions, and information about TechRepublic’s recognition with various Digital Azbee awards. If you’re not a fan of video, you can choose to just listen to the audio file.

Top discussion threads:

  1. Recent court rulings could make weight an issue in hiring
  2. Will the real “new” features in Windows 7 please stand up
  3. 10 reasons Ubuntu 9.10 will be a game changer for business
  4. Evil Maid: Road warriors beware
  5. Verizon Droid: Doesn’t match iPhone, but brings Android out of beta

Here are a few other links that you should check out:

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Most “Thumbs Up” in the TR Questions arena over the past week

  1. Jacky Howe (22 thumbs)
  2. OH Smeg (8 thumbs)
  3. NickNielsen (7 thumbs)
  4. OldER Mycroft and —TK— (4 thumbs)
  5. TheBOFH, SinisterSlay, and Dedlbug (2 thumbs)

Most Comments in the TR Forums this week

  1. Deadly Ernest (183 posts)
  2. Palmetto (123 posts)
  3. Jacky Howe (92 posts)
  4. santeewelding (85 posts)
  5. Oz_Media (79 posts)

TR Member participation

Many thanks to jamesski, Maxwell Edison, GSG, cgeifer, Hal 9000, BFilmFan, jck, and DblEdgeSword for participating in the show. These folks are eligible for some free TR swag!

Please take the poll below to vote for your favorite caption of this picture of Justin James (aka J.Ja) at the South Carolina State Fair.

We also have a new photo — this one of Maxwell Edison — that needs captions! Watch the video to see the photo, and then send your caption to trol at Maxwell will up the ante by sending a Starbucks gift card (via Sonja) to the TR member who comes up with his favorite caption.
This week’s Question of the Week was sent in by jck: “What’s your all-time favorite PC/technical gadget that you’ve either purchased or received as a gift?” Again, please send your answers to trol at
Voice messages, e-mails, and photos = swag
If you’d like to earn some free TR swag, send in an e-mail with a Question of the Week, and answer to the Question of the Week, comments, photos/photo captions, or original video clips to trol at You can also leave a voice message — our toll free number is (866) 414-CNET (2638) and our Skype ID is tr.out.loud.

We have lots and lots of swag. If you’d like a complete listing, shoot me an e-mail, and I’ll send a reply.