Buzz Out Loud 1310: HDCP cracked like a nut (podcast)

The news that Windows Phone 7 won't be coming to any CDMA carriers just yet has some of you close to suicide. That's extreme. Just wait for LTE. It'll happen. Also, the HDCP master key turns out to be legit (whoa!), notebook sales growth goes negative in a widespread iPad fallout pattern, and there's a new Yahoo Mail Beta coming!

The news that Windows Phone 7 won't be coming to any CDMA carriers just yet has some of you close to suicide. That's extreme. Just wait for LTE. It'll happen. Also, the HDCP master key turns out to be legit (whoa!), notebook sales growth goes negative in a widespread iPad fallout pattern, and there's a new Yahoo Mail Beta coming!

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EPISODE 1310

Verizon Won't Sell Microsoft Windows Phone 7 at Start
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-09-16/verizon-won-t-sell-microsoft-windows-phone-7-at-start.html

Windows Phone 7 will be GSM-only in 2010
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-20016752-56.html

Microsoft Has No Plans To Make Another Smartphone, Exec Says
http://voices.allthingsd.com/20100916/microsoft-has-no-plans-to-make-another-smartphone-exec-says

All major carriers picking up the Tab
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20016717-1.html

Now down to $599 on Play.com in the UK
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/16439335/Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-Android-2-2-Froyo-7-Touch-Screen-Tablet-P1000-ARM-Cortex-A8-1GHz/Product.html

HDCP Master Key is legit: Blu-Ray is cracked!
http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/10/09/17/0247246/HDCP-Master-Key-Is-Legitimate-Blu-ray-Is-Cracked

HDCP antipiracy leak opens doors for black boxes
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20016768-245.html

Notebook sales growth goes negative. Can we blame the iPad yet?
http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/09/17/notebook-sales-growth-goes-negative-can-we-blame-the-ipad-yet/

Best Buy CEO: iPad Cannibalizing Up To 50 Percent Of Laptop Sale
http://paidcontent.org/article/419-best-buy-ceo-ipad-cannibalizing-up-to-50-percent-of-laptop-sales/

Get Ready... Yahoo! Mail Beta Is Coming
http://www.ymailblog.com/blog/2010/09/get-ready-yahoo-mail-beta-is-coming/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-20016706-265.html

Fraudulent Groupon Photography Deal Calls Attention To Service Drawbacks
http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/16/groupon-photography/

Groupon in Retrospect
http://posiescafe.com/wp/?p=316

Groupon replies
http://groublogpon.com/cities/too-much-of-a-good-thing/

iOS 4.2 packs new, improved YouTube, FaceTime features and more
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/09/16/ios_4_2_packs_new_improved_youtube_facetime_features_and_more.html

iPad Getting a Subscription Infrastructure?
http://apple.slashdot.org/story/10/09/16/2248248/iPad-Getting-a-Subscription-Infrastructure

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Rudy: il n’ya rien que suicide

Email (buzz@cnet.com)
Hi BOL,

I don’t see a problem with linking the Galaxy with contracts with carriers. We do that anyway with our phones and if I upgraded my phone for this phone/tablet hybrid I sure as heck wouldn’t carry my old phone anymore. So I would be in the same situation I am in now with my phone except with the Galaxy I would have the most awesome phone on the market because it’s also a tablet!
You have to understand that people now days, while still using a phone to communicate more than ever, use the voice function less and less and instead prefer to use text or email, I.M. etc… Doing all that with the greatest of ease on a beautiful 7″” screen more than makes up for the rare occasion when you actually have to talk on your phone, which is totally doable, plus you can use it as a computer and it’s always with you!

Right now I have the HD2 and as much as I love the 4.3″” screen size I only wish it was larger. My only complaint about the Galaxy Tab is that they didn’t maximize the screen size by stretching it out to the very edges of the front of the phone.

As for the radio in cell phone law, I listen to NPR eight hours a day and mostly with my HD2. I love the fact that I don’t have to carry another device with me every where nor do I have to stream the broadcast for eight hours straight (how much data would that be?). That’s one of the reasons why I chose my model phone which goes along with what you were saying about free market..no law needed.

Love the show,

Jim Savage
San Diego

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In episode 1309 you mentioned that the IE 9 beta will not run on Windows XP. As a web developer of a high traffic web site I see that as a potential problem. I know Microsoft has been trying to encourage individuals and businesses to upgrade to Windows 7, and that’s great, but not only are people slow to upgrade their OS, they are painfully slow at upgrading their browsers. My site gets over 2 million visitors a month from IE 6 users. Much more than XP, I wish that IE 6 would just go away. By not allowing IE 9 to run on XP there is even less incentive for my IE 6 customers to upgrade and I will have to continue the difficult job of supporting that awful browser.

Love the show.

Regards,
Doug from Dallas, TX

 

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