Buzz Out Loud 1280: New Kindle undercuts iPad by $360 (podcast)

Why buy a $499 device to read books when Amazon's new Kindle will do it for $139? We debate. Also, Facebook building a font of all knowledge with Questions. Plus: How to hack ATMs.

Why buy a $499 device to read books when Amazon's new Kindle will do it for $139? We debate. Also, Facebook building a font of all knowledge with Questions. Plus: How to hack ATMs.

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EPISODE 1280

New Amazon Kindle announced: $139 WiFi-only version and $189 3G model available August 27th in the US and UK
http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/28/new-amazon-kindle-announced-139-wifi-only-version-and-189-3g/
http://cnettv.cnet.com/kindle-sneak-peek/9742-1_53-50090913.html

Amazon says ebook sales to overtake paperbacks by next year
http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/34624/amazon-paperbacks-hardbacks-last-legs

Facebook launches Questions feature
http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=411795942130

Facebook Q&A Service 'Questions' Begins Rolling Out, Could Be Massive
http://techcrunch.com/2010/07/28/facebook-qa-service-questions-begins-rolling-out-could-be-massive/

Revamped BlackBerry nears
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE66R3C620100728

RIM Buys "BlackPad.com", Presumably As A Home For The BlackBerry Tablet
http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/07/28/rim-buys-blackpad-com-presumably-as-a-home-for-their-blackberry-tablet/

Apple Grapples With White iPhone Light Leak
http://www.thestreet.com/_yahoo/story/10819663/1/apple-grapples-with-white-iphone-light-leak.html

Apple Probes Complaints About iOS4 on iPhone 3G
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/07/28/apple-investigates-reports-of-problems-with-ios4-on-iphone-3g/

Android wallpaper app that steals your data was downloaded by millions
http://mobile.venturebeat.com/2010/07/28/android-wallpaper-app-that-steals-your-data-was-downloaded-by-millions/

Security researcher demonstrates ATM hacking
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-20012019-83.html

Facebook data harvester speaks out
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10802730

Exclusive: Google, CIA Invest in 'Future' of Web Monitoring
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/07/exclusive-google-cia/

White House proposal would ease FBI access to records of Internet activity
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/28/AR2010072806141_pf.html

Youtube upload limit upped to 15 min
http://youtube-global.blogspot.com/2010/07/upload-limit-increases-to-15-minutes.html

Voicemail (800-616-2638)
Micheal’s house of Jailbreaks

Email (buzz@cnet.com)
I am listening to yesterdays podcast (1279) and realized I had read an article about the “”Keyholders to the Internet”" in which it names of the Canadian holding one of the keys. This article was in the Toronto Star http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/841315–the-canadian-who-holds-the-key-to-the-internet was published yesterday morning and clearly id’s the person including the picture and city where he lives. Not only are we trusting these 7 people with this info we are telling the world who these people are and where to find them. Scary!!!

Love the show.

Sharon
Guelph, Ontario

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Just a few comments on Wednesdays video cast:

If the Internet is down, how do these five people book flights to get to one common area?

Google Chrome has an option to delete browser cookies and flash cookies.
Bryan Gray

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Hey Buzz Crew,

I was a little behind, but I just finished listening to episodes 1278 and 1279. When you were discussing Apple’s new trackpad for desktop, you forgot one interesting aspect: it should would great as a HTPC control system.

Think about it. You already had a small wireless keyboard that could fit nicely with a home theater system. However, a mouse doesn’t really work in the couch environment. With the trackpad and the multi-touch gestures you now have much-improve operation of a HTPC from the couch.

Combine both the wireless keyboard and trackpad with a Mac Mini, as an example, and now you have a adequate control and navigation options for the 10-foot experience.

Love the show,

Angel from Puerto Rico

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Blackberry users: What would you prefer in the new era of Blackberry? Stick with the hardware keyboard? Or touchscreen? Send us a comment via Blackberry Messenger. Our PIN # is 24523C65.

 

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