The folks who built the Internet are thinking it could be a great idea if flying cars were available in military zones to help extract soldiers quickly from sensitive locations. And they should transform. So, awesome future on our way. Plus, Apple sells 1 million iPads, we try to untangle the h.264 codec mess, and the future of the Internet is cloudy.
Ep. 1219: DARPA requests transformer flying cars. So do we.
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Hey, Buzz Crew,
Love the show and every night listen to it on my commute home with Dr. Podder, an amazing WebOS podcast streamer and downloader. BOL is one of the defaults, and that’s how I discovered you all.
Again, love the show, thanks for the daily entertainment.
There is an app (free and paid versions available) for android and blackberry called drivesafe.ly. When turned on, it will auto respond to texts and emails with whatever you want, and it can read out the messages as they come in with its own special text-to-speech. With the Motorola Droid and the car dock, it will automatically turn on the auto responder when placed in dock, and it can also be set to turn on automatically when connected to a Bluetooth headset for non-Droiders.
Outside the car, sending dirty or funny text messages back and forth between friends takes on a MacInTalk level of hilarity when the drivesafe.ly lady reads them aloud.
Don’t know if the iPhone can do this, but since it requires some semblance of multitasking I’d guess not.
Chad in Portland
I like poker analogy of patents being a zero sum game with one modification. It’s more like playing poker at a casino where the house takes a percent rake off the top. In the case of patents you have the lawyers taking their share of every settlement between companies and everyone but the lawyers loses.