Buzz Out Loud 1316: Robo-hairdresser meets Bionic soldier (podcast)

The movie studios seem to be encouraging piracy by launching $30 movie-streaming rentals. RIM preparing marathon Blackberry announcement. Stuxnet virus successfully infects nuclear plant computers in Iran. Who to call on Earth if you're a space alien. And a bonus: Two robot stories!

The movie studios seem to be encouraging piracy by launching $30 movie-streaming rentals. RIM preparing marathon Blackberry announcement. Stuxnet virus successfully infects nuclear plant computers in Iran. Who to call on Earth if you're a space alien. And a bonus: Two robot stories!

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EPISODE 1316

Top Stories

RIM on the edge of a big move?
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20017632-260.html

New Windows Phone 7 ads suggest you get a life
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20017646-71.html

Windows Ph 7 coming Nov 8?
http://windowsphonesecrets.com/2010/09/26/windows-phone-us-launch-is-november-8/

Sony, Warner, Disney Planning $30 Home Film-Viewing Option
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-27/sony-warner-disney-said-to-plan-30-home-film-viewing-option.html

U.S. Wants to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/27/us/27wiretap.html?_r=2

Apple makes progress with Ping
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20017643-93.html
http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/25/ping-itunes/

Study Finds That Apple Dominates Tech News
http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/27/study-finds-that-apple-dominates-tech-news/

Stuxnet worm hits Iranian nuclear plant
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-20017651-83.html

US busts Google, Apple, Intel over secret employee poaching pact
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/09/us-busts-google-apple-intel-over-secret-employee-poaching-pact.ars

Segway company owner dies in apparent Segway accident
http://www.cnn.com/2010/BUSINESS/09/27/uk.segway.death/?hpt=T2

Kickers and Science
UN to appoint Earth contact for aliens
http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/un-to-appoint-earth-contact-for-aliens/story-e6frfku0-1225929498742

Panasonic unleashes 16-finger, hair washing robot
http://www.goodgearguide.com.au/article/362074/panasonic_unleashes_16-finger_hair_washing_robot/

Robocop. That is all
http://www.raytheon.com/newsroom/technology/rtn08_exoskeleton/index.html

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Email (buzz@cnet.com)

Hey Buzz Crew - it's Alaa from the UAE

So, today the iPhone went on sale in the Emirates but they have a catch! Facetime is disabled!!! Now we heard this last night and everyone got angry at the two local carriers in the country. But then, today, a newspaper article (http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100925/BUSINESS/100929776/1133) quotes an exec saying that they are in talks with Apple to give them access to allow FaceTime. Why on Earth would Apple disable this feature?? This will definitely let all iPhone 3GS holders to hold off from buying the phone!
At the same time, another article says that this is being implemented in the Middle East as a whole with even the Apple pages for these countries being modified to not show any mention of FaceTime! http://www.slashgear.com/apples-facetime-not-available-in-the-uae-24104246/
What the hell is going on? When will this stop?

Alaa

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Buzz Crew,

As an update, Dish has given us with a new release date on the Logitech Revue, October 18th 2010. From what I was able to glean it sounds like the reason for delay is just trying to get enough boxes in stock.

P.S. I wasn’t the one who sent information to Engadget, you know I only have eyes for Buzz Out Loud… plus I’d have to be crazy to try to take photos of training screens at work.

Thanks,

J

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Hi Buzz Crew,

Would like to give my opinion on why Nokia wouldnt go for Android or WP7, in Australia Nokia has alot of services running under Ovi.

Ovi has Contacts, Calendar, Maps, Mail, Music, Store & Photos(Share)

These are in direct competition to Google Services, and even Bing services

Why would they sabotage there own services to get on another platform, Nokia wants to become a software and services company and they cant do this by moving to Android as people would expect Google Services like maps and market.

Hope this helps,

Love the show.

Glenn

 

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