Buzz Out Loud 1285: You can't handle the tech (podcast)

On today's show, a rousing discussion on the future of Net neutrality, whether you can handle the truth that is the forthcoming technological revolution, and whether glass-bottomed buses are going to start an upskirting revolution in China. (Ok, actually, that last is about the cleverest little traffic congestion solution ever.)

On today's show, a rousing discussion on the future of Net neutrality, whether you can handle the truth that is the forthcoming technological revolution, and whether glass-bottomed buses are going to start an upskirting revolution in China. (Ok, actually, that last is about the cleverest little traffic congestion solution ever.)

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EPISODE 1285

Google and Verizon in Talks on Selling Internet Priority
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/05/technology/05secret.html?_r=3&hp

Google denies it
http://twitter.com/googlepubpolicy/status/20393606477
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/aug/05/gogle-denies-verizon-deal-net-neutrality

But Schmidt walks the middle ground
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-20012723-56.html?tag=mncol;txt

Google Wave will no longer be developed as a standalone product
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/update-on-google-wave.html

Google CEO Schmidt: “People Aren’t Ready for the Technology Revolution”
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/google_ceo_schmidt_people_arent_ready_for_the_tech.php
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-20012704-56.html

Apple readies fix for iPhone browser security fix
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20012694-260.html

Lebanon Is Latest Country With BlackBerry Concerns
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/06/technology/06rim.html

Message From RIM Chief: Monitoring Would Kill Web
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704017904575409093226146722.html
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20012749-94.html

EC chooses iPhone, HTC over BlackBerry
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-20012596-94.html

Hadopi’s Secret Internet Spying Spec Leaked
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20100804/04205910492.shtml
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/08/05/152255/Tech-Specs-Leaked-For-French-Spyware

Google offers Nexus One as unlocked Android developer phone
http://www.geek.com/articles/mobile/google-offer-nexus-one-as-unlocked-android-developer-phone-2010085/

Vonage app brings free VoIP calls to Facebook friends
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2367377,00.asp

Facebook privacy controls go mobile
http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=413846952130

Facebook Buys Friendster Patents for $40M
http://gigaom.com/2010/08/04/facebook-buys-friendster-patents-for-40m/

Acer Debuts New Dual Android, Windows XP Netbook
http://news.yahoo.com/s/pcworld/20100805/tc_pcworld/acerdebutsnewdualandroidwindowsxpnetbook

China plans huge buses that can drive OVER cars
http://news.yahoo.com/s/huffpost/669166

Experiment: Can You Mine Gold From Old Motherboards?
http://www.tomshardware.com/picturestory/550-gold-motherboard-chemistry.html

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Robert from NZ on Bing search

Email (buzz@cnet.com)
In response to the listener in 1284 who noted that USB Tethering is available on the moto droid using Froyo 2.2, I wonder if he still had wifi enabled on the phone he was tethering from. I made that mistake, but when I disabled wifi and again tried the USB tethering using 3G, I was redirected to a verizon page suggesting I purchase a tethering plan. Expletives Verizon. Love the show; always brightens my day.

Sam

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Hey buzz crew,

I listen to BOL every day on my commute to work. Nothing better than starting my day to a frappé and a Molly rant.

Today, as I’m pulling into work, I noticed some police lights behind me. Imagine my surprise when I’m handed a $114 ticket for wearing headphones. That’s right, listening to BOL today really put a dent in my pocket. No warning, just a straight up ticket. The officer jokingly told me he hoped what I was listening to was worth it. It was.

Word of warning to Florida drivers: One earbud while driving is ok, but two will cost you.

Kirk the broke intern

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Hey Buzz Crew,
In episode 1283 you mentioned the FBI take-down notice to wikipedia, and how it seemed that the FBI was out of touch with the internet age, and didn’t understand that a simple image was not going to harm anyone. Well, I’ve got a well actually for you. Turns out that the FBI has at least some reason to be concerned with this simple image posted on wikipedia. It’s an SVG. Meaning it can be reproduced and printed at any size without degradation of quality as compared to a rasterized image file like a PNG. Most companies hold these files very closely, as forgeries are very easy to create with them. It’s not as bad as handing someone the plates used for printing $100 bills, but the FBI might think it’s pretty close. Wikipedia should probably pull the SVG, but maintain a PNG of decent quality for the page.

Love the Show!
Toby in Salt Lake City.

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