Buzz Out Loud 1314: Weaponized viruses and overclocking your pacemaker (podcast)

Today: Mark Zuckerberg clouds the air further on the FacePhone; Verizon squashes iPhone rumors flat; Netflix blames bad actors; and Peek gets it right for a change.

Today: Mark Zuckerberg clouds the air further on the FacePhone; Verizon squashes iPhone rumors flat; Netflix blames bad actors; and Peek gets it right for a change.

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EPISODE 1314

Top Stories

Interview With Mark Zuckerberg On The "Facebook Phone"
http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/22/zuckerberg-interview-facebook-phone/

Facebook Said to Be Working on Phones With INQ for AT&T
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-23/facebook-is-said-to-be-working-with-inq-on-smartphones-that-at-t-may-carry.html

Other Stories

Facebook's Zuckerberg Now Richer Than Apple's Steve Jobs
http://blogs.forbes.com/stevenbertoni/2010/09/22/facebooks-zuckerberg-now-richer-than-apples-steve-jobs/

Mark Zuckerberg plans to announce a donation of up to $100 million to the Newark schools
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703860104575508472745513134.html

Suppliers say Apple will build first batch of CDMA iPhones in December
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/09/22/suppliers_say_apple_will_build_first_3m_cdma_iphones_in_december.html

Verizon CEO hints iPhone not coming soon
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100923/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_verizon_iphone

NBCU CEO unlikely to join Apple 99-cent rentals
http://www.reuters.com/article/idCNN2219136720100922

Sprint may go with metered data
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20017345-266.html
Verizon to Introduce Tiered Data Pricing
http://www.mobiledia.com/news/74492.html

Why We Just Launched Peek 9 Into The Insanely Crowded Mobile Device Market
http://www.businessinsider.com/amol-sarva-peek-nine-2010-9#ixzz10Mzq0yEt

First look: Roku Players
http://www.macworld.com/article/154248/2010/09/roku_players_first_look.html

Netflix apologizes for using actors to meet press at Canadian launch
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/technology/netflix-apologizes-for-using-actors-to-meet-press-at-canadian-launch/article1718924/

Netflix: We didn’t pay actors to dupe anyone
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-20017342-261.html

What Netflix CEO hopes U.S. won’t notice
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3if1d3902d12574ec222961f1deec0fd2b

Kickers and Science
Stuxnet malware is ‘weapon’ out to destroy … Iran’s Bushehr nuclear plant?
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/0921/Stuxnet-malware-is-weapon-out-to-destroy-Iran-s-Bushehr-nuclear-plant

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Voicemail (800-616-2638)
Jay the Cardiologist on pay-to-upgrade your pacemaker

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Email (buzz@cnet.com)

QNX is a real-time micro kernel POSIX compliant operating system.
POSIX means that it is easy to port Unix and Linux software to QNX but it is not Unix.
As to this being a very odd choice for a mobile OS I would have to disagree. Frankly I have been wondering why QNX wasn’t in mobile phones for years!
If you take a look at it’s features you will see this could be a great move for Blackberry.
QNX is small. It has been running on realtivly small embeded devices for years. About 10 years ago QNX released a diskette that contained QNX and a browser. You could boot your PC with it and start browsing all off a single floppy!
QNX is reliable. It is super stable and reliable enough to be used in control applications that really can not fail.
QNX is real time. A QNX device should never feel slow or laggy if used correctly.

So Blackberry has picked a fast, small, reliable OS.

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Guys, have you already forgotten the email just a couple days ago from the guy at the Naval Postgrad School? Put that together with your story yesterday about the iPad's consumer satisfaction numbers and it's obvious why Blackberry is targeting the BlackPad at it's current users: because going after the mass consumer market would be suicidal. The chink in Apple's armor is enterprise and business users. If you want to sink an arrow into the iPad's tender flesh, do it there. RIM makes a ton of money selling smart phones to this market. If they can sell a second device to each of those users, they'll be making two tons of money.

Jay
the Thrush from Dale

 

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