Buzz Out Loud 1203: The potato radius (podcast)

Pluto's in danger of insult again, as scientists decide that anything bigger than a potato should be a dwarf planet. Or something like that. We also dig into why Apple would suddenly disqualify any third-party compilers from being used to make iPhone apps. And the long-awaited iPod Nano scratch lawsuit is settled. Our national nightmare is over.

Pluto's in danger of insult again, as scientists decide that anything bigger than a potato should be a dwarf planet. Or something like that. We also dig into why Apple would suddenly disqualify any third-party compilers from being used to make iPhone apps. And the long-awaited iPod Nano scratch lawsuit is settled. Our national nightmare is over.

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EPISODE 1203

Top Stories

New iPhone Developer Agreement Bans the Use of Adobe's Flash-to-iPhone Compiler
http://daringfireball.net/2010/04/iphone_agreement_bans_flash_compiler

Why Apple Changed Section 3.3.1
http://daringfireball.net/2010/04/why_apple_changed_section_331

Other Stories

iChatAgent process shows up in iPhone OS 4.0 — video conferencing coming?
http://www.tuaw.com/2010/04/08/ichatagent-process-shows-up-in-iphone-os-4-0-video-conferenci/

Internet provider defies digital bill
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2010/apr/08/internet-piracy-bill

Netflix Renews Agreements With Universal, Twentieth Century Fox
http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/09/netflix-renews-agreements-with-universal-twentieth-century-fox/

iPod nano class-action lawsuit settled, your $37.50 check is in the mail
http://www.mobilewhack.com/ipod-nano-class-action-lawsuit-settled-your-37-50-check-is-in-the-mail/

PS3 Owner Refunded For Missing “Other OS”
http://games.slashdot.org/story/10/04/09/1144256/PS3-Owner-Refunded-For-Missing-Other-OS

Complicating Relationships in Media: Apple, NY Times Dealings Raise Questions
http://mediactive.com/2010/04/08/complicating-relationships-in-media-apple-ny-times-dealings-raise-questions/

Kickers and Science

Dwarf Planets Accumulate In Outer Solar System
http://science.slashdot.org/story/10/04/09/1314250/Dwarf-Planets-Accumulate-In-Outer-Solar-System

Intel demos software that reads your mind
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-20002107-76.html

Google Earth helps unearth new human species in South Africa
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2010/04/google-earth-hominid.html

Email

A cluster of ps3’s is used to decrypt a video showing the us army in a negative light. Suddenly the feature to install other OSes disappears after the DOD pressures Sony.

Think about it! Dun dun dun!
-sam
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Hey buzzers,

I was doing some research on how many iPhones were sold compared to iPads when I came across this gem from CNN Money dated 2007:

http://money.cnn.com/2007/07/02/technology/iphone_sales/

Gene Munster is quite a media quoter. He predicted 500,000 units were sold the first weekend when actually 270,000 1st gen iPhones were sold. Fast forward to the iPads and he predicted 500,000 when the actual number was 300,000 (weekend numbers, not the 450,000 Jobs said at the iPhone 4 press event).

So for now on if Gene Munster is quoted as to how many Apple’s newest-thing-of-a-jig sales, he has a new math equation:

Number of units Gene Munster predicts / 2 =~ units number
(The tilde is suppose to go under the equal sign to indicate an estimate)

Love you guys,
Gregory Schultz
New Orleans, LA

 

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