Buzz Out Loud 1283: Lying liars and the phones they sell us (podcast)

On today's show, Verizon tries to claim the Motorola Droid doesn't have the hardware to support hotspot tethering with Froyo. And here's the thing: that's a lie. In other news, the BlackBerry Torch hits, Rdio lands, and the FBI is cracking down on coloring books. Or something. I'm a tiny bit incoherent today.

On today's show, Verizon tries to claim the Motorola Droid doesn't have the hardware to support hotspot tethering with Froyo. And here's the thing: that's a lie. In other news, the BlackBerry Torch hits, Rdio lands, and the FBI is cracking down on coloring books. Or something. I'm a tiny bit incoherent today.

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EPISODE 1283

RIM announces BlackBerry Torch
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20012426-266.html
http://na.blackberry.com/eng/devices/blackberrytorch/
http://www.engadget.com/photos/blackberry-torch-first-hands-on/#3231106

No Hotspot, No Tethering for Motorola Droid
http://www.phonescoop.com/news/item.php?n=6383

Attorney General Investigates Potentially Anticompetitive E-Book Deals With Amazon And Apple
http://www.ct.gov/ag/cwp/view.asp?Q=463892&A=3869
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31322_3-10438385-256.html

Check-In On Foursquare Without Taking Your Phone Out Of Your Pocket
http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/02/future-checkin/

Are HDTVs with unbreakable glass necessary?
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20012365-1.html

1962 glass could be Corning’s next bonanza seller
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5goAZgzPOITC0wCEoDPVxMwMgpfJQD9HARJ3G0

No E-Books Allowed in This Establishment
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/02/no-e-books-allowed-in-this-establishment/

Spotify Who? Rdio Launches In The US And Canada, Lands More Indie Music Deals
http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/02/rdio-public-launch/

FBI Instructs Wikipedia To Drop FBI Seal
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/08/03/1342224/FBI-Instructs-Wikipedia-To-Drop-FBI-Seal

Google launches multiple sign-in
http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2010/08/google-multiple-sign-in-now-available.html

Microsoft plugs Windows shortcut hole
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20012386-245.html

Nasa scientists braced for ‘solar tsunami’ to hit earth
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/7923069/Nasa-scientists-braced-for-solar-tsunami-to-hit-earth.html

Today’s featured Buzz Out Loud remix at the end of the show:
Brian Burwell… uh… thanks? (I think)
http://podcast-files.cnet.com/podcast/BOLremix_BrianBurwell.mp3

Voicemail (800-616-2638)
Keith in Abelene re Hulu
British guy on rebooting the Net

Email (buzz@cnet.com)
After yesterday’s show, I got to thinking. How long it is before the majority of individual, personal data is stored in the cloud and how dangerous is that? With the growth of Google Docs and any emerging cloud solution from Microsoft, coupled with the rapid rise in online backup solutions, how long is it before individuals are really at risk of their information being hacked out of the cloud? Soon instead of hackers having to hack millions of individual systems they will only need to hack a few.

Is there a more locavore solution whereby an individual can have multiple system back-ups, both on and off-site such as at home and in the office but not turn over control of their data to a large 3rd party?

If we don’t do this, what happens when someone blows up the cryo-prison?

Michael A. McDowell

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