GeekWire Radio: A wild week in tech, the future of computing, and tips from a PC insider

This week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast, we recap a wild week in the technology world — including Google’s plan to acquire Motorola, and HP’s plan to spin off its PC business — and try to figure out what it all means for the future of PCs and devices. We also hear from local man who lost a very important voice mail, and explain what the situation says about our reliance on cloud computing.

Our guest in the studio this week is Jon Bach, the president of Puget Systems, the custom computer maker based in Auburn, Wash., south of Seattle. We get his PC buying tips and talk about the success of Microsoft’s Windows 7 so far, plus the prospects for Windows 8.

And in our final segment, our Name that Tech Tune challenge returns, with a cool prize.

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Jon Bach of Puget Systems. (Erynn Rose photo)

Show Notes: Headlines and links related to the topics we discussed … 

HP, Apple, iPad webOS and the upheaval of the PC marketHP shedding PC business: Why Microsoft should buy it.

Mobile voicemail: Why saved isn’t really saved, and your messages aren’t your own. Among the tech solutions suggested by readers: PhoneTag and Google Voice, both of which send a copy of the audio file to your email.

Bezos donates $10M to Seattle history museum, creating new “Center for Innovation.”

In-studio guest Jon Bach: Puget Systems website, and @jonbach on Twitter.

Name that Tech Tune: Can you identify this Windows sound?