Buzz Out Loud 1333: Introducing the Ginsu Air (podcast)

Apple finally (round about the end of our show) gets around to its "one more thing": a knife-edge MacBook Air that inexplicably lacks anything resembling a modern processor. Plus, Mac OS X goes all iOS on us. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Tab gets a price tag that doesn't disappoint (shocker!) and Facebook deals with even more unintended consequences: painful personal memories. --Molly

Apple finally (round about the end of our show) gets around to its "one more thing": a knife-edge MacBook Air that inexplicably lacks anything resembling a modern processor. Plus, Mac OS X goes all iOS on us. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Tab gets a price tag that doesn't disappoint (shocker!) and Facebook deals with even more unintended consequences: painful personal memories. --Molly

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EPISODE 1333

Top Stories
Some Apple news, maybe
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20020060-260.html
60 percent of Apple's sales are from products that did not exist three years ago
http://www.asymco.com/2010/10/19/60-percent-of-apples-sales-are-from-products-that-did-not-exist-three-years-ago/

Now it’s RIM’s turn to snap back at Jobso
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/19/rims-jim-balsillie-hits-back-at-the-steve-jobs-rant-apples-d/
http://blogs.blackberry.com/2010/10/rim-responds-to-apples-distortion-field/

Developer Joe Hewitt Tears Into Android's Definition Of "Open"
http://techcrunch.com/2010/10/19/developer-joe-hewitt-tears-into-androids-definition-of-open/

Other Stories
Verizon to sell Galaxy Tab starting November 11th for $599.99
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/20/verizon-to-sell-galaxy-tab-starting-november-11-for-600-world/

Verizon Wireless to Offer Cheaper Data Plan
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304510704575562091702677062.html

Facebook and Zynga face lawsuits over privacy breach
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/10/19/facebook-and-zynga-face-lawsuits-over-privacy-breach/

Google ditches all Street View WiFi scanning
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20020112-281.html

Kickers and Science
International effort brings an open standard for docking in space
http://science.slashdot.org/story/10/10/19/2251230/International-Effort-Brings-an-Open-Standard-For-Docking-In-Space

Facebook will no longer show you “Photo Memories” of your ex
http://www.insidefacebook.com/2010/10/19/photo-memories-show-ex/

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Email (buzz@cnet.com)
Hi, buzzers;
Last night I found a message on my TiVo saying that Channels 5 & 9 had been deleted from my lineup. I went there and discovered that Cablevision’s message had changed: Now it says that the FCC requested binding arbitration and although Cablevision agreed to it, Newscorp did not. This tells you exactly which company is greedy!

The FCC should now suspend Newscorp’s broadcast license(s) in ALL markets until they resolve the dispute.
–Tony

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WebOs had Angry Birds before Android. That wasn’t a mock up.

You even talked about it back in September. (episode 1302)

Sigh. I feel like a Mac fan in the 90s.

Why doesn’t the Pre2 get love? It has the same innards as the G2 or HD7 but an OS that’s easier to use than Android and, hey, more apps than WP7! Is it the portrait layout or does it take a pocket-ripping 4+” screen to be cool?

James

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Hey Buzz crew,

I know it’s not your practice to get into politics, but I just thought I’d share this with you since it relates to some of the latest headlines and has to do with our dear big brother, Google. I’m sure you’ve heard on the news in the past several weeks about the gay teens who have been committing suicide due to bullying, and about how many people are now posting videos online in order to inspire teens who are being harshly bullied to hang in there because “it gets better”. Well, Google just won me over because a group of its employees put together a video that does just that. Check it out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYLs4NCgvNU&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Dangit! Google got me!

-Mike from Harrisburg

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Apologies for download issues yesterday, but now we know the reason (courtesy Scott Smith, other listeners too)

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