Buzz Out Loud 1322: Ballmer gets fitted for a Santa suit (podcast)

Windows 7 slate by Christmas? Seriously? FLO TV really didn't, your iPhone could be our new set top box, Panasonic takes another run at gaming, WebOS could be moving into a mansion, and you've finally got your jet pack, alright? Now stop whining.

Windows 7 slate by Christmas? Seriously? FLO TV really didn't, your iPhone could be our new set top box, Panasonic takes another run at gaming, WebOS could be moving into a mansion, and you've finally got your jet pack, alright? Now stop whining.

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EPISODE 1322

Top Stories

Windows Slate to debut with Phone 7 on Oct 11th?
http://notebooks.com/2010/10/05/microsoft-slate-plans-could-be-part-of-october-11-win-phone-7-event/

Spotify ships for Windows Mobile, due for Windows Phone 7
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-20018494-56.html

Barnes & Noble opens ‘PubIt!’ self-publishing portal
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/04/barnes-and-noble-opens-pubit-self-publishing-portal-details-co/

FLO TV killed by Qualcomm
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/04/flo-tv-killed-by-qualcomm-its-four-users-look-shocked-and-sadde/

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Other Stories

Netflix for iPhone adds video out
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20018573-17.html
AT&T doubles Android offering with three cheap phones
http://www.cnet.com/8301-19736_1-20018563-251.html

Panasonic’s Jungle portable gaming system emerges
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/04/panasonics-jungle-portable-gaming-system-emerges-gets-shown-of/

Palm ‘Mansion’ coming: 800×480, no physical keyboard
http://www.precentral.net/palm-mansion-coming-800×480-no-physical-keyboard

Evan Williams steps down as Twitter CEO, will focus on tech
http://blog.twitter.com/2010/10/newtwitterceo.html

Microsoft LightSpace takes Surface step further
http://pradeepviswav.wordpress.com/2010/10/03/microsoft-lightspace/
http://research.microsoft.com/apps/video/default.aspx?id=139046

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Kickers and Science

Nobel for Physics awarded to Graphene duo
http://journals.aip.org/Nobel2010.html

Martin Aircraft's commercial jetpack looks to take flight
http://shopping.yahoo.com/articles/yshoppingarticles/436/martin-aircrafts-commercial-jetpack-looks-to-take-flight/
http://digitalschweinshaxe.net/images/uploads/19_30_Jet-pack-Thunderball-1965-Sean-Connery.jpg

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Voicemail (800-616-2638)

Chris from MD on Google privacy Common misconception that you need to be logged in to be tracked. Ever hear of IP addresses?

Dave wants loud commercials

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Email (buzz@cnet.com)
In a voice mail a caller asked for a car mode for the phone. Well most phones have a mode, it is called the off switch, or airplane mode.

Just like on an airplane you have to manually change the mode.

Mark Stevens

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Hey Buzz Crew,

Beer in space might look something like this Alka Seltzer in zero-g. Skip to 2:00 min to see the action.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXsvy2tBJlU

P.S. Speaking of the Senate turning down loud commercials, can you normalize the audio you play for commercials and voice mails by turning them up a bit?

Thanks,
Ryan

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I figured that someone would go literal.net on you and correct a couple of the space beer comments from 1320 but things went even more awry in 1321 so alas it seems that I am going have nerd out on it.
Bubbles rising to the top of the beer glass and creating a head is due to gravity. On Earth, the bubbles rise because the gas is less dense, and lighter, than the liquid. In microgravity, the bubbles could form normally but the bubbles would stay where ever they form. The real problem comes once the space beer is consumed. We rely on gravity and the rising action of the lighter gas to remove excess CO2 from our stomachs, ie the beer belch. If you drink beer in microgravity a bubble of CO2 can form in the gut and there is no gravity to help dissipate the gas. That is what causes the nausea.

Kevin

PS If you want extra nerd points you could argue about whether fewer bubble might form because the liquid may have less contact with the container and therefor find fewer nucleation sites.

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