On this week’s “Tech Night Owl,”Gene Steinberg, the Owl himself, and guests look at — you guessed it — the iPad. Oh yes, and the upcoming Office 2011 for the Mac.

First off, Kyle Wiens, from iFixit, takes the iPad apart in a virtual fashion, describing what makes it tick and how well it works after it’s all put back together. And in a change of pace, Microsoft’s Amanda Lefebvre reveals the inside details of the forthcoming Office 2011 for the Mac and gives you a preview of the new Microsoft Messenger for the Mac, which includes support for audio and video recording.

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