BOL 1060: PigeonNet beats DSL in South Africa

A 4 GB file can traverse 60 miles in 2 hours by pigeonnet but that only gets you 4% of the file over the South African Internet. We also keep you up to date on new Android phones from Motorola as well as open source map info from TomTom.

A 4GB file can traverse 60 miles in 2 hours by pigeon, but that gets you only 4 percent of the file over the South African Internet. We also keep you up to date on new Android phones from Motorola as well as open-source map info from TomTom.

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EPISODE 1060

Motorola’s Android phone at Mobilize
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-10344891-265.html?

Obligatory Apple recap
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10348169-37.html
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/09/in-qa-steve-jobs-snipes-at-amazon-and-praises-ice-cream/
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/09/09/somebody-has-to-say-it-its-time-for-itunes-lite/

With iTunes 9, Apple again disables Palm Pre sync
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/09/10/with_itunes_9_apple_again_disables_palm_pre_sync.html

Verizon makes the HTC Touch Pro2 official; September 11, $199.99
http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2009/09/10/verizon-makes-the-htc-touch-pro2-official-september-11th-199-99/

Sprint to launch unlimited cell-to-cell calling, regardless of network
http://techvi.com/news/2009/09/sprint-to-launch-unlimited-cell-to-cell-calling-regardless-of-network/
http://www.wired.com/gadgets/miscellaneous/magazine/17-09/ts_burningquestion

Google to push micropayments for newspapers
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10349375-93.html
http://www.niemanlab.org/2009/09/google-developing-a-micropayment-platform-and-pitching-newspapers-open-need-not-mean-free/

…but it might want to get Google Checkout right, first
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-10348805-265.html

TomTom Announces an Open Source GPS Technology
http://tech.slashdot.org/story/09/09/09/2216255/TomTom-Anounces-an-Open-Source-GPS-Technology

Cryptographic tools to keep you hidden on Facebook
http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/09/09/09/1931211/Cryptographic-Tools-To-Keep-You-Hidden-On-Facebook

A few songs a day keep the doctor away
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27083_3-10348123-247.html

Pigeon beats South African DSL
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8248056.stm

BOL in 3D!
http://www.vimeo.com/3964931

VOICE MAIL
Bob from DC about new podcasts in iTunes

Josh in SLC about Utah broadband

E-MAIL
Hay Buzz Crew

In regards to the Comcast 100MBs service

In Brooklyn, NY Cablevision is offering a similar service for $79.99 a month it's called Optimum ULTRA @ 101MBs

Its sweet except for the $300 installation charge but I'll eat a onetime charge rather than a progressive $300 bill.

Thank You
Matthew C

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Hey Buzz crew,

As I was installing the new version of iTunes today (version 9.0), I saw something interesting. I had to accept a new EULA (which usually happens), but this time, they had a summary of the important changes over the actual legalese. This appears to be an easy way to get around the fight between a EULA that the lawyers want and one that we can understand. The only issue: you have to trust the company (in this case, Apple), that they are doing a fair job summarizing the changes. :-)

Love the show!

Andy the biological engineering grad student from Utah

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hey buzzards!

you mentioned how 3D TV is being used to prevent piracy and how it
will eventually circumvented.

yes, that’s true… but it would still essentially eliminate the
distribution of cam and telesync copies of films still in theaters as
cammers wont be able to record films in this fashion. you wouldnt even
be able to film a 3D image with a 3D camera for obvious reasons
(unless it were some kind of crosseyed lens setup to somehow pinch the
alternating perspectives into a single image, a la “magic eye”
stereoscopic images. just kidding).

pirates wouldnt be able to release anything until a screener is able
to be ripped at the very least, therefore putting more reluctant
viewers into the theaters if they just cant wait for it.

just another point of view.

(obligatory) love the show!
-oakie

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