Buzz Out Loud 1296: Booty type coming to a PSP near you (podcast)

In PlayStation news this week, the PS3 may be jailbreakable via USB dongle, until Sony breaks down your door and takes your PS3 straight out the door. Also, touch-controls on the back of the PSP may be nigh, we show you the 53 steps it takes to turn off Facebook Places, and Apple tries to climb in your window and snatch your jailbroken iOS device up. See you all in a week!

In PlayStation news this week, the PS3 may be jailbreakable via USB dongle, until Sony breaks down your door and takes your PS3 straight out the door. Also, touch-controls on the back of the PSP may be nigh, we show you the 53 steps it takes to turn off Facebook Places, and Apple tries to climb in your window and snatch your jailbroken iOS device up. See you all in a week!

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EPISODE 1296

PS3 jailbreakable via USB dongle?
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20014184-1.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11035928

Rumor: New PSP uses touch-sensitive controls on the back
http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/19/rumor-new-psp-uses-touch-sensitive-controls-on-the-back/

Facebook Places sparks new privacy concerns
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9181039/Facebook_Places_could_spark_new_privacy_fire?taxonomyId=17

How to: turn off Facebook Places
http://bit.ly/b1Hi7v

The Facebook effect: Foursquare had its most signups ever yesterday
http://techcrunch.com/2010/08/19/facebook-effect-foursquare/

Music industry questions Google, Verizon on piracy
http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/115059-music-industry-questions-google-on-piracy

… or as /. puts it, would like Net neutrality to include filtering
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/08/20/0410205/RIAA-Wants-Net-Neutrality-To-Include-Filtering

Time Inc breaks iPad logjam: People version free to subscribers
http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/08/19/time-inc-breaks-the-ipad-logjam/

Apple applies for patent to remotely disable jailbroken iOS devices
http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2010/08/apple-considering-identification-of-unauthorized-ios-users.ars

Will Amazon put advertisements in books?
http://news.slashdot.org/story/10/08/20/136218/Will-Amazon-Put-Advertisements-In-eBooks

Developers buy Google’s entire Nexus One stock
http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/handheld/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=226800431

HP confirms WebOS tablet for early 2011
http://www.i4u.com/38148/hp-confirms-webos-tablet-early-2011

Google releases Chrome store developer preview
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2368049,00.asp

Gregory Brothers’ Bed Intruder hits Billboard Top 100 chart
http://newteevee.com/2010/08/19/auto-tune-the-news-hits-the-billboard-top-100/

Today's featured Buzz Out Loud remix at the end of the show:
Jan Neland!
http://podcast-files.cnet.com/podcast/BOLremix_JanNeland_80sactiontvtheme.mp3

Email (buzz@cnet.com)
Hey BOLers,

In episode 1295 you pointed out that the “”Mac vs. PC”" adds have died away as of late 2009. This was discussed in conjunction with the story that Windows 7 is officially not horrific.

I don’t think that those adds died because apple realized that Windows was a true contender again. I think it’s more because Apple has consistently be pushing towards iOS devices instead of their desktop OS X.

They would much spend their advertising effort and voice on getting people to buy less expensive devices where Apple get a cut every time a user:
• buys a song
• buys a movie
• buys a book
• buys an app
• sees an Advertisement

Why advertise expensive trucks, when you can get everyone riding a small car that only takes the gas you sell?

It’s not that Windows isn’t worth heckling anymore. It’s just that it’s not as profitable as heckling windows mobile.

-Garret
Provo, UT.

**********

I think McAfee CEO Dave DeWalt was driving to work on the freeway and
cut off Intel CEO Paul Otellini.

Paul had a bit of Road Rage and followed Dave for a while. Then Dave
took the Same exit as Paul.

Paul continued to follow him right into the McAfee Parking lot. As
Dave parked in the CEO spot up near the front door, Paule came up with
a Plan……

“Buy the company to fire Dave for cutting him off.” Simple.
Michael

**********

BLACKBERRY RESULTS
Mon: What is your favorite trojan horse/virus name?
Peter from Brampton: “”I Love You”" because of the back story. My boss, who is also the head of IT or the company, got the email and double clicked on the attached exe file. I was in his office at the time and when his outbox number started to climb, he jumped under his desk and unplugged the ethernet cable from the wall. It is a picture I will never forget.
FunLove (“”I Love You”")
Nakedwoman.vbs
Stoned.Angelina”

Tue: Blackberry Torch or Windows Phone 7?
Blackberry Torch by a 3:1 ratio!

Wed: How bad is your packet loss?
cricket… cricket…

Thu: Facebook or Foursquare?
Foursquare over Facebook by a 2:1 ratio….BUT – “Neither” (the dark horse in the race) beat BOTH of them by a landslide!

 

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