Buzz Out Loud 1338: Avatar 2: The tree of money (podcast)

The New Nook Color makes its debut: is it half a loaf or a half-bottle of wine? It's a tortured set of analogies, but we hope you'll get the point. Plus, big news about the show's host lineup (welcome Brian Tong!), Spotify is in the news but still not in the U.S., and the white iPhone 4 officially reaches "annoying tech unicorn" status. Oh, and "Avatar" will never die. Ever. --Molly

The New Nook Color makes its debut: is it half a loaf or a half-bottle of wine? It's a tortured set of analogies, but we hope you'll get the point. Plus, big news about the show's host lineup (welcome Brian Tong!), Spotify is in the news but still not in the U.S., and the white iPhone 4 officially reaches "annoying tech unicorn" status. Oh, and "Avatar" will never die. Ever. --Molly

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EPISODE 1338

Top Stories

The Nook Color: full color tablet, apps, mags, and books, for $250
http://gizmodo.com/5673924/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20020747-1.html

The PlayStation Phone (huh?)
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/26/the-playstation-phone/

Other Stories

Cablevision, Fox dispute ratchets up ahead of World Series; FCC says stop the “stunts”
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/posttech/2010/10/cablevision_and_news_corps_tel.html

Taped call by Fox employee to Cablevision nets suggestions for Fox viewing on illegal websites
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/10/26/2010-10-26_taped_call_by_fox_employee_to_cablevision_nets_suggestions_for_fox_viewing_on_il.html

Travel Sites Ally to Block Google Deal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304248704575574710753536950.html
Google’s response:
http://googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com/2010/10/giving-users-best-answer-and-competing.html

Rumor: Apple considering buying Spotify?
http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-spotify-2010-10

Limewire gives up the ghost: shuts down p2p file-sharing client
http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20101026/limewire-gives-up-the-ghost-shuts-down-p2p-filesharing-client/

Apple delays white iPhone again, until spring
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE69P59W20101026
Apple cancels white iPhone 4?
http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/10/27/apple-cancels-white-iphone-4/

T-Mobile to debut tethering plan Nov. 3, $14.99 a month
http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/10/26/t-mobile-to-debut-tethering-plan-on-november-3rd-14-99/

E-Mail Spam Falls After Russian Crackdown
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/27/business/27spam.html?_r=1&src=busln

Walgreens selling Android tablets for $99.99
http://theunlockr.com/2010/10/25/walgreens-is-selling-android-tablets-for-99-99/

Kickers and Science
NASA Ames' Worden reveals DARPA-funded 'Hundred Year Starship' program
http://www.kurzweilai.net/nasa-ames-worden-reveals-darpa-funded-hundred-year-starship-program

James Cameron's Next Movies: Avatar 2 and 3
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2010/10/avatar-sequels/

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Anonymous: mix tape fail

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I was soooo into giving the ladies mix tapes and I wanted to say that the iPod shuffle is my new “mix tape”.

I have bought about a dozen of them and given them loaded with sappy songs to girls. I even went as far as putting one in a ring box and got on my knees… Yeah she was so nervous and when she opened it to find a pink shuffle in it , she laughed like crazy and was butter…

PLUS after you give a shuffle to a girl, she always thinks about you every time they use it…. Sure it’s more expensive than a tape, but it only takes 15 minutes to load songs, really saving you the eternity it took to make a old mix tape.

love the show.

Paul

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Hey buzz crew

Regarding the iOs security flaw discussed yesterday; I decided to try out the voice dialing feature of the phone, and low-and-behold, was able to use the voice commands even though the phone is locked and has a passcode. Seems a bit odd that anyone is able to take my locked phone and dial who ever they want just by speaking clearly

Steve must be getting worried with all these problems surfacing around the iPhone 4…..or iPhone Vista?

phill from sydney

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