Turns out the Web is dead. Nope, sorry, Chris Anderson from Wired said so, and that's just the way it is. Nevertheless, we discuss. Also, the Chrome OS is about to hit the tablet world like a meteor, you're only getting half the broadband you're paying for, and Microsoft Flight Simulator is back! Darren and Rafe are so excited! Molly and Jason are also here!
Ep. 1294: Web: there's an app for that
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The Web is dead: long live the Internet
Actually, everything dies
Chrome Web Store coming in October?
iPad rumors picking up steam
Your fears confirmed: new FCC report finds broadband speeds are half what’s advertised
Apple awarded patents for Slide to Unlock, keyboard letter pop
German houses can now opt out of Google StreetView
T-Mobile G2 teaser site surfaces
Verizon quietly pushes Skype Mobile onto select non-smartphones
Microsoft Flight Simulator is back! Less the ‘Simulator’
NASA’s new robot in space is a star on Twitter
Anonymous porn fan: scene selection never took off!
Hi Buzzers, story hitting Australian press today, ISP iinet add 1 terabyte consumer cap to broadband services! http://www.iinet.net.au/press/releases/20100818-iinet-age-of-terabyte-arrives.pdf
Good news for us in OZ, now if they could only increase our throughput, 24Mb/s doesn’t cut it!
Cheers (and LOVE THE SHOW )
Hello BOL’ers, I had an idea which if implemented properly might be able to save the internet! Well, not really, but it would certainly solve a lot of problems. The idea is this: the government tells all ISP/phone companies that they will have no restrictions on their top wireless technology for four years. All lesser technologies cannot have caps and must be net-neutral, by an FCC declaration of exactly what net neutrality is.
Like I said, this would solve a lot. First, it would allow companies like Verizon and AT&T to do what they wish with their newest 4G technology – if they can get Google to pay so that Youtube loads faster, good for them. However, that can only apply to 4G, and not at all to 3G. If you want an uncapped connection, albeit at a lower bandwidth, you can stick to the 3G plan. However, if you want faster service, with superfast Youtube, you have to pay a premium for 4G. The companies will be getting paid twice, but only by those who are willing. In that way, they’ll be getting the money they need to invest in their next technology, 5G, sooner, and once they roll it out, 4G will have to become net-neutral. It puts us pro-net neutrality nerds a slight step behind, but they’ll be taking steps faster because of the extra money.
And they’ll really want to innovate, too – after four or so years, 4G will have to become net-neutral whether they like it or not. Thus, it’s in their best interest to get 5G rolled out in 4 years or less so they can keep the paychecks from Google coming in. And if they try and cheat and just roll out a cheap technology at the last second, the FCC won’t give them the airwaves, and Google won’t bother paying. It could work out for everyone.
LOVE THE SHOW,
Jake from Metuchen
So, in regards to the wifi-sniffing aerial drone story in episode 1292:
Since hackers are apparently making aerial drones to collect data from wifi networks, it seems like we need to take more extreme measures to protect our networks. I’m thinking wifi-guided surface-to-air model rockets, or is that too much?
Paul from Los Angeles
I wanted to say that legislative radios would be a good idea. A couple years ago while I was in college we had hurricane force winds. The school had an emergency response system through text messages. That didn’t work out too well because the wind blew down the cell towers and cell phones didn’t work. My roommates and I listened to the radio. Two days later when the the towers were fixed we received the emergency text messages. The fm radio on my phone would have been perfect, because our school radio station was broadcasting information for the emergency.
love the show,
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