Buzz Out Loud 1336: Introducing the Nook hook (podcast)

On today's show, we're predicting what Barnes and Noble will announce tomorrow for the Nook--early mockups seem to indicate a mystery hook on the bottom that could maybe, uh, attach to your belt-loop? Also, Google admits that the 600GB of data "fragments" it collected from its Street View cars might kind of, funnily enough, include email addresses, passwords, and complete email text. Oh, and phone numbers. Great. --Molly

On today's show, we're predicting what Barnes and Noble will announce tomorrow for the Nook--early mockups seem to indicate a mystery hook on the bottom that could maybe, uh, attach to your belt-loop? Also, Google admits that the 600GB of data "fragments" it collected from its Street View cars might kind of, funnily enough, include email addresses, passwords, and complete email text. Oh, and phone numbers. Great. --Molly

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EPISODE 1336

Top Stories

Google admits it collected emails, passwords with Wi-Fi sniffing Street View cars
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69L4KW20101025
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20020499-17.html

Britain re-opens investigation into Google privacy breaches
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/online/google-faces-landmark-fine-for-gross-invasion-of-privacy-2115644.html

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What Rapleaf knows about you
http://gigaom.com/2010/10/24/what-rapleaf-knows-about-you/
https://www.rapleaf.com/opt_out

MySpace, Apps Leak User Data
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303738504575568460409331560.html?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories

Lending coming to the Kindle
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20020503-1.html

Amazon: Kindle books outselling all paper books combined
http://www.electronista.com/articles/10/10/25/kindle.sets.device.record.e.books.outsell.paper/

Sorry, Windows Phone 7 app makers: the camera’s off-limits
http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/10/22/sorry-windows-phone-7-app-makers-the-camera%E2%80%99s-off-limits/

Jobs: there won’t be a mute switch becomes orientation-lock option for iPad
http://www.9to5mac.com/31982/jobs-there-wont-be-a-mute-switch-becomes-an-orientation-lock-option-for-ipad

Google leads charge to nix Paul Allen’s “scattershot” lawsuit
http://www.techflash.com/seattle/2010/10/google-leads-charge-to-nix-paul.html

Microsoft says Windows 8 roughly two years away
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-20020544-56.html

Android Market Surpasses 100,000 Apps
http://mashable.com/2010/10/25/android-100000-apps/

Is this the new Nook Color?
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20020548-1.html?tag=topTechContentWrap;editorPicks

Kickers and Science
Virgin Galactic CEO Branson opens first commercial space-port
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2371395,00.asp

Battlestar Galactica Exhibit Lands Vipers in Seattle
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2010/10/battlestar-galactica-exhibit-2/

Sony to stop producing the Walkman
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2371370,00.asp

Email (buzz@cnet.com)

Buz
A quick note on Android, Android itself is open, the closed part is what the carriers embed on the OS. Once they sink into it there are parts of the OS that are closed. So essentially it is closed. To develop an app, we have major issues getting the app to work on all the phones. The developer support for the different phones is also varied between Sony, LG, Samsung, Motorola etc. They all have different programs, costs etc. The other big issue is the fragmentation of the OS, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2. etc. Droid will get an update in U.S. but they will not be doing the update in Canada on the Milestone, so that alone causes issues with an app in what will or will not work. So when Jobs made the comment about having to test the app on 100′s of variations, he was not lying.

Love the show
Dave- Developer in Toronto

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Hey buzztown,

first of all, sorry I’m late with this but here I go anyway [clears throat] Well actually it’s not NAT, or Network Address Translation, that averted the IPv4 crisis, it’s PAT, or Port Address Translation, because NAT translates public to private IPs n:n, while PAT translates them 1:n with ports on the router equalling private IPs.

Good luck and stuff,
Martin Fellner, soldier of the Austrian Armed Forces

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Hey Buzzards,

There is a new Firefox plug-in called Firesheep that makes “sidejacking” really easy. This is also known as “session stealing” which steals the session cookie on sites that don’t use HTTPS.

In a nutshell, if you log into Facebook on a public network, and I have Firesheep running, I can also log into Facebook as you. Fun!

Read more at this site:

http://codebutler.com/firesheep?c=1

–kevin a.k.a. Ikcor

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Hello Buzz crew.

I’ve recently learned that HTC and T-Mobile have a chip inside the new Android G2 phone (which I just purchased) that reverses any rooting of the device. (see link below) So much for Android being “open”. What are your thoughts on this and how long do you think it will be before someone creates a workaround?

I look forward to hearing your discussion on this!

Doug
http://phandroid.com/2010/10/11/cyanogen-calls-shenanigans-on-t-mobile-g2-root-fail-safe-mechanism/

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