Buzz Out Loud 1189: Slide to explode (podcast)

Google and China's war heats up a bit. Amazon is apparently not going to war against the iPad. But the most compelling news of the day? Swipe to unlock existed long before Apple ever thought of it. It involved Aliens. And Predators. And self-destruction.

Google and China's war heats up a bit. Amazon is apparently not going to war against the iPad. But the most compelling news of the day? Swipe to unlock existed long before Apple ever thought of it. It involved Aliens. And Predators. And self-destruction.

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EPISODE 1189

Chinese Media: Google Is Tied to U.S. Intelligence
http://www.dailyfinance.com/story/chinese-media-calls-google-arrogant-alleges-ties-to-us-intell/19407888/

And China could care less about a Google pull out
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE62L14V20100322

UK announces online site for all government tasks for each voter
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/7484600/Every-citizen-to-have-personal-webpage.html

Amazon will release Kindle for iPad
http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1000490441

Nintendo wants to be an educational company
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100319/ap_on_bi_ge/eu_britain_nintendo;_ylt=AjCs22HB8nNL4BnXONVAyyZ0fNdF

AT&T to get Palm Pre, Pixi, and Dell Aero
http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/cell-phone-sales/promotion/webos.jsp

Microsoft pulls Bing out of overseas app stores
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-20000793-56.html

Microsoft’s browser loses market share in Europe
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE62L1KE20100322

Sex.com does not sell
http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2010-03-18-sex-domain-sale_N.htm

Ben Folds Performs Live on Chatroulette at Charlotte Concert
http://www.geekosystem.com/ben-folds-chatroulette-concert-video/

3D invisibility cloak
http://science.slashdot.org/story/10/03/19/1427247/Invisibility-Cloak-Created-In-3D

Voicemail
Jon the video editor on the Intel/Sony/Google box

Clayton from Oklahoma has prior art on swipe to unlock

Email
Received this in my email tonight, and I thought it might interest you given all the talk a while ago about Comcast’s 250gb cap and the lack of any way for people to know when they’re approaching it. They have finally released a usage meter. – Bob
Dear Comcast High-Speed Internet Customer,

We are pleased to announce the pilot launch of the Comcast Usage Meter in your area. This new feature is available to Comcast High-Speed Internet customers and provides an easy way to check total monthly household high-speed Internet data usage at any time. Monthly data usage is the amount of data, such as images, movies, photos, videos, and other files that customers send, receive, download or upload each month. Comcast measures total data usage and does not monitor specific customer activities to determine data usage.

The current data usage allowance for the Comcast High-Speed Internet service is 250GB per month. This means that the vast majority of our customers - around 99% currently - will not come close to using 250GB of data in a month, and do not need to check the usage meter.

To view your current data usage, please visit http://customer.comcast.com and sign in to customerCentral (shown below).

**********

Hello BOL,

I am compelled to write in reference to your ongoing discussion of Apple VS Cases.

I like my iPhone protective covering. I do not want a bulky plastic or silicon case. I need a film that protects the plastic 3G enclosure and ensures a good grip without adding bulk or weight to my iPhone. I have dropped my phone on several unmentionable occasions and I credit a thin plastic like shield for my un-interrupted use of the device. The original film has been in use for over 18 months and has not peeled off or become unsightly.

That’s my two Penny’s,

Kevlar from P-Town!

 

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