Buzz Out Loud 1281: Microsoft gets serious about tablets. Again. (podcast)

Steve Ballmer admits Apple knows a thing or two about tablets. The U.K. government says it's sticking with IE 6 despite the entire world saying it's full of security holes. And the U.S. Congress, realizing it's out of money, wants to bring Internet gambling back to the U.S. so it can be taxed.

Steve Ballmer admits Apple knows a thing or two about tablets. The U.K. government says it's sticking with IE 6 despite the entire world saying it's full of security holes. And the U.S. Congress, realizing it's out of money, wants to bring Internet gambling back to the U.S. so it can be taxed.

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EPISODE 1281

Ballmer says Microsoft at work to rival iPad
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-20012123-56.html

Ballmer on iPad: ‘they’ve sold certainly more than I’d like them to have sold’
http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/29/ballmer-on-ipad-theyve-sold-certainly-more-than-id-like-them/

Microsoft: We are focusing on eight core businesses
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-we-are-focusing-on-eight-core-businesses/6937

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 beta due in September
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsoft-internet-explorer-9-beta-due-in-september/6943

UK Government rules out upgrading from Internet Explorer 6
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/pda/2010/jul/30/internet-explorer-6-uk-government

Congress Rethinks Its Ban on Internet Gambling
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/29/us/politics/29gamble.html

Apple Patents Travel, Hotel and Fashion Applications
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/apple_patents_travel_hotel_and_fashion_applications.php

Facebook: No Plans To Give Search Engines Access To Facebook Questions
http://searchengineland.com/facebook-questions-no-search-engine-indexing-47671

Google adds weather to Google Earth
http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2010/07/rain-or-snow-now-you-can-see-weather-in.html

RIM Said to Plan Tablet for November to Take on IPad
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-07-30/rim-said-to-plan-tablet-for-november-to-take-on-ipad.html

Copia announces $99 color e-reader
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20012145-1.html

Sprint set to release 3G-enabling “case” for iPod touch
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/07/sprint-set-to-release-3g-enabling-case-for-ipod-touch.ars

7 DNS keyholders – named
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-10152_102-0.html?threadID=403708

When 2 dinosaurs become 1
http://www.boingboing.net/2010/07/29/when-2-dinosaurs-bec.html

Today’s featured Buzz Out Loud remix at the end of the show:
Chris!
http://podcast-files.cnet.com/podcast/BOLremix_Chris.mp3

Voicemail (800-616-2638)
Anonymous – Android auto-update

Email (buzz@cnet.com)
As I watched episode 1278, I saw yet another example of people not seeing the big picture. WHY oh WHY are we trying to make robots that imitate human actions? Why not train a snake to flip a pancake? It makes just as much sense.

ROBOTS ARE NOT HUMANS! Stop wasting countless hours and money trying to make them walk on 2 legs like us! Put some tank treads on those bad boys and be done with it. Screw flipping pancakes, put heating elements in both of the robots "hands" and let him grab a handful of batter and whip out a perfect pancake in any shape that you want!

The whole idea behind robots is to accomplish things that we as humans can't or won't do.... Stop limiting them to human standards...

Thanks and love the show!
Chris J. Sellers

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The new blackberry, the 9780, is a slider phone featuring a physical keyboard AND a touchscreen able to be used while the phone is open or closed. There is a press conference featuring ATT on August 3rd I believe.
Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

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Friday: What was the last pic taken on Kodachrome?
Two people: A picture of the new digital camera he'll be using from now on

Monday: What would you do with the Higgs Boson if you found it? ”
KotaKity: If I could do anything with it, I would EAT it!
Anonymous: If I find it, it's going right in a box and being shipped to 235 Second St!

Tuesday: Trackpad, mouse, or nubbin?
Mouse, resoundingly.
Nubbin in second
Trackpad in third.

Wednesday: Should a jailbroken phone cancel the warranty?
Resounding no, though there was one yes?!

Thursday: What would you prefer in the new era of Blackberry? Stick with the hardware keyboard? Or touchscreen?
EVERYONE voted to for the hardware keyboard… but most people added that the ideal Blackberry is a combination of both.

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