I am, very openly, a gadget fan - always have been - and for a long time, my preferred online source of gadget news has been Engadget. I'm also very much into listening to podcasts, so the Engadget podcast was definitely on my list of must-listen-to shows until it dried up about a year ago, having been not exactly weekly for a while before that. Seems that hosts Peter Rojas and Ryan Block were just too busy to find a matching slot in both their schedules to record it, which was a shame.
Ever since Pandora was blocked for users outside North America, one of my main sources of music in the office has been Peter Rojas' ad-supported online record label - RCRD LBL. I'm a big fan of the site (and one of my favourite tracks of the last couple of years has come from there - George Pringle's Carte Postale). If you like music, you've got to check out RCRD LBL - it's all free to download, so there's no reason not to!
Following on with the theme of scrapping the vowels, the two guys are back to working together with a new venture called gdgt.
In their own words: "gdgt is the new consumer electronics site by Peter Rojas and Ryan Block -- the guys behind Engadget and Gizmodo. We're still prepping things (no, this isn't the final site!), but we've got a weekly podcast you can listen to in the meantime." Peter says gdgt isn't a gadget blog, so it'll be interesting to see what the site turns into!
I listened to the first episode of the gdgt podcast this morning on the way to work and it was instantly like the last year without the Engadget podcast never happened. :-) Peter and Ryan said that episode 2 will be netbook-heavy, which is great because I'm toying with the idea of getting one - I'm putting off my decision until I've had a chance to listen to what they say.
Glad I didn't miss @Veronica's tweet about this!