Buzz Out Loud 1278: Pad, mouse, or nubbin? (podcast)

Who knew -- Apple still makes computers, and today launched a bunch of new ones, plus a ginormous desktop trackpad to go with them. Also: The robot that will make you breakfast. Eventually.

Who knew -- Apple still makes computers, and today launched a bunch of new ones, plus a ginormous desktop trackpad to go with them. Also: The robot that will make you breakfast. Eventually. Guest: Darren Kitchen of Hak5.org!

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EPISODE 1278

How odd… Apple launches new COMPUTERS
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-20011756-37.html
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/07/long-neglected-mac-pro-cinema-display-finally-updated.ars

Apple's Official Response To DMCA Jailbreak Exemption: It Voids Your Warranty
http://www.cultofmac.com/apples-official-response-to-dmca-jailbreak-exemption-it-voids-your-warranty/52463

Twitter to Show Photos and Videos in the Stream
http://mashable.com/2010/07/26/tweet-media/

Google updates Maps for Android, adds Yelp-like interface
http://www.cnet.com/8301-19736_1-20011671-251.html
http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2010/07/even-better-way-to-find-places-nearby.html

X Prize group eyes oil spill cleanup
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-20011754-76.html

Citi Discloses Security Flaw in Its iPhone App
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703700904575391273536355324.html

Facebook Testing "Delete Account" Option.
http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2010/07/26/facebook-reportedly-adds-delete-account-option/

Google launches Apps for Government, announces federal security certification
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/google-launches-apps-for-government-announces-federal-security-certification/37177
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-20011653-248.html

“Qi” wireless power standard promises cord-free charging
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2010/07/qi-wireless-power-standard-promises-cord-free-charging.ars

Augen’s $150 Android tablet hits Kmart circular, coming to stores later this week
http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/26/augens-150-android-tablet-hits-kmart-circular-coming-to-store/

Yahoo Japan Confirms Google Switch From Yahoo for Both Paid and Algo Search
http://kara.allthingsd.com/20100726/yahoo-japan-confirms-google-switch-for-both-paid-and-algo-search/

Robot learns to flip pancakes
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/07/26/robot-learns-to-flip.html

iPad owners are selfish jerks, survey says
http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/07/ipad-owner-are-selfish-elites-critics-are-independent-geeks-says-study/

Today's featured Buzz Out Loud remix at the end of the show:
Doug Bogatz!
http://podcast-files.cnet.com/podcast/BOLremix_DougBogatz_minimal.mp3

Email (buzz@cnet.com)
Hello there buzzers out loud!

I just wanted to comment on a statement last week on episode 1276 about the convoluted process to receive the “”free bumper”". I agree that it seems like a mell of a hess, but as has been my experience with Apple, they’ve yet again exceeded my expectations. I purchased a bumper a few days after I received my pre-ordered iPhone 4 from the Apple Store. I’ve been meaning to go and inquire about getting my $30 back but last week I got an email saying that they noticed I purchased a bumper and will be refunded. When I looked at my bank account, the money had been returned. So, nice job Apple on the experience. Sometimes I think about it and get annoyed about being forced to buy a bumper or else I’d have an iPod touch that could sometimes make calls, but realized I bought one anyway to keep it safe and pretty. So overall it’s been a great experience.

Love the show!

Dan Bostock in San Francisco

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I’m sure you’ve come across it already, but the report you mentioned on yesterday’s show about 20% of Android users wanting another Android device has been corrected to say that 20% of all smartphone owners would want an Android phone. http://www.businessinsider.com/that-story-saying-that-only-20-of-android-owners-say-theyll-buy-another-one-its-not-true-2010-7

This is a bit more consistent with the Nielson report earlier this year that showed that 70% of Android owners would buy another Android phone.
http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/online_mobile/iphone-vs-android/

Via la Android!! :)

Love the shooooooooooooow!

Adam (@mrmerlot), Centreville, Virginia

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