In PlayStation news this week, the PS3 may be jailbreakable via USB dongle, until Sony breaks down your door and takes your PS3 straight out the door. Also, touch-controls on the back of the PSP may be nigh, we show you the 53 steps it takes to turn off Facebook Places, and Apple tries to climb in your window and snatch your jailbroken iOS device up. See you all in a week!
Ep. 1296: Booty type coming to a PSP near you
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PS3 jailbreakable via USB dongle?
Rumor: New PSP uses touch-sensitive controls on the back
Facebook Places sparks new privacy concerns
How to: turn off Facebook Places
The Facebook effect: Foursquare had its most signups ever yesterday
Music industry questions Google, Verizon on piracy
… or as /. puts it, would like Net neutrality to include filtering
Time Inc breaks
iPad logjam: People version free to subscribers
Apple applies for patent to remotely disable jailbroken iOS devices
Will Amazon put advertisements in books?
Developers buy Google’s entire
Nexus One stock
HP confirms WebOS
tablet for early 2011
Google releases Chrome store developer preview
Gregory Brothers’ Bed Intruder hits Billboard Top 100 chart
Today's featured Buzz Out Loud remix at the end of the show:
In episode 1295 you pointed out that the “”Mac vs. PC”" adds have died away as of late 2009. This was discussed in conjunction with the story that Windows 7 is officially not horrific.
I don’t think that those adds died because apple realized that Windows was a true contender again. I think it’s more because Apple has consistently be pushing towards iOS devices instead of their desktop OS X.
They would much spend their advertising effort and voice on getting people to buy less expensive devices where Apple get a cut every time a user:
? buys a song
? buys a movie
? buys a book
? buys an app
? sees an Advertisement
Why advertise expensive trucks, when you can get everyone riding a small car that only takes the gas you sell?
It’s not that Windows isn’t worth heckling anymore. It’s just that it’s not as profitable as heckling windows mobile.
I think McAfee CEO Dave DeWalt was driving to work on the freeway and
cut off Intel CEO Paul Otellini.
Paul had a bit of Road Rage and followed Dave for a while. Then Dave
took the Same exit as Paul.
Paul continued to follow him right into the McAfee Parking lot. As
Dave parked in the CEO spot up near the front door, Paule came up with
“Buy the company to fire Dave for cutting him off.” Simple.
Mon: What is your favorite trojan horse/virus name?
Peter from Brampton: “”I Love You”" because of the back story. My boss, who is also the head of IT or the company, got the email and double clicked on the attached exe file. I was in his office at the time and when his outbox number started to climb, he jumped under his desk and unplugged the ethernet cable from the wall. It is a picture I will never forget.
FunLove (“”I Love You”")
Tue: Blackberry Torch or Windows Phone 7?
Blackberry Torch by a 3:1 ratio!
Wed: How bad is your packet loss?
Thu: Facebook or Foursquare?
Foursquare over Facebook by a 2:1 ratio….BUT – “Neither” (the dark horse in the race) beat BOTH of them by a landslide!