Buzz Out Loud 1339: Bring back the rabbit ears! (podcast)

It's time to start a TV revolution: over-the-air and over-the-top. Join us, won't you? And maybe someone can build the blog for us? In other news, Apple may be trying for a home run where Google struck out, with carrier-independent phone sales. And watch Oompa Loompas build the next Mars lander, live! --Molly

It's time to start a TV revolution: over-the-air and over-the-top. Join us, won't you? And maybe someone can build the blog for us? In other news, Apple may be trying for a home run where Google struck out, with carrier-independent phone sales. And watch Oompa Loompas build the next Mars lander, live! --Molly

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EPISODE 1339

Top Stories

Is Apple About To Cut Out the Carriers?
http://gigaom.com/2010/10/27/is-apple-about-to-cut-out-the-carriers/
http://techcrunch.com/2010/10/27/iphone-sim-cards/

FTC: no fine in Street View probe
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20020893-281.html

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T-Mobile, Sprint, confirm $400 Galaxy Tab
http://www.afterdawn.com/news/article.cfm/2010/10/28/t-mobile_sprint_confirm_400_samsung_galaxy

Comcast says its disappearing subscribers aren’t cord cutters
http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20101027/comcast-says-its-disappearing-subscribers-arent-cord-cutters/

The $105 Fix That Could Protect You From Copyright-Troll Lawsuits
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/10/dmca-righthaven-loophole/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+wired/index+(Wired:+Index+3+(Top+Stories+2))#

The Real Reason White iPhone 4 Is Delayed (Hint: The Camera)
http://www.cultofmac.com/the-real-reason-white-iphone-4-is-delayed-hint-its-not-discolored-buttons/66224

Google Place Search. Yelp killer?
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/place-search-faster-easier-way-to-find.html

TSA announces that 11″ MacBook Air computers can remain in their bag at the checkpoint
http://www.gadling.com/2010/10/27/tsa-announces-that-11-macbook-air-computers-can-remain-in-their/

Kickers and Science
NASA Switches on Mars Rover Assembly Webcam
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2371550,00.asp
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/mission/whereistherovernow/

NASA Trapped Mars Rover Finds Evidence of Subsurface Water
http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2010/oct/HQ_10-278_Stuck_Spirit.html

NASA working on solar storm shield
http://science.slashdot.org/story/10/10/27/1858248/NASA-Working-On-Solar-Storm-Shield

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Matt: Mix tape EPIC fail

Call from Hoth/Tatouine

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Email (buzz@cnet.com)

Hello Buzztown,

A suggestion for all the Cablevison customers that are not getting all the channels you are paying for.
Contact Customer Service. Tell them you want a credit for stations you are not getting.

Both Brighthouse cable and Dish network have given me credits in the past.

That’s whats nice about podcasts. I aways get a good value.

Love the Show,

Henry C.
Livonia MI.

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Hi Buzz crew

Listening to Molly discuss her iPad issues on the “1337 3piz0d3″ was like a flashback to female friends talking about their semi-abusive exes that they kept going back to.

Steve is the snappily dressed, Porsche driving tech quarterback. He takes you to exclusive restaurants in walled gardens, orders the drinks and dinner in French, and has a manner that makes the night just seem magical.

But after a month, it gets harder to deal with his quirks. He *ALWAYS* orders the meals and even insists in doing it in French even at an Italian restaurant. He throws out your favorite, ripped jeans because they are natty. The final straw is when he takes you to a spa and pays the hairdresser to cut your hair the way *he* likes it.

You storm out and swear him off. Until after a few lackluster months, maybe a blind date with a Joojoo or even the exotic Book Color, you find Steve again through the iPad.

Things are great, magical even. But then it starts all over. He signs you up for Ping. When you complain about your reception he tells you that it’s your fault because you’re holding it wrong and that everyone’s signal bars do that. The coffee maker vanishes when he swears off external dependencies.

Then comes the day he takes away the orientation-lock switch in favor of a mute switch so you won’t be so loud.

It’s okay Molly. Steve wants you to know he’ll forgive you when he releases the next iProduct. It’s not your fault you can’t live up to his standards.

-James
The formerly civil engineer

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Hola BOL crew, I saw this a couple of days ago and it stuck in my mind so I figured I’d let you all in on this cool new trend in computer entertainment. In Japan, Yamaha’s voice synthesizer using a cartoon voice actress as a baseline sings live concerts using a virtual 3D avatar of a popular anime character projected as a hologram.

http://singularityhub.com/2010/10/20/this-rocking-lead-singer-is-a-3d-hologram-video/

BOL is the dessert of my day, keep up the good work!

Jesse from Denver

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Hey Buzz Crew,

I just listened to the episode when you were talking about the mix tapes…and I had to share this with you.

There was this girl I really liked back in the 8th grade (1997), and I wanted to do a mix tape for her. Well, since I was an uber-geek back then, I decided to make a mix floppy. I waited until “All My Life” from K-Ci and JoJo came on the radio, recorded it with Windows Sound Recorder, encoded it as an MP3, and managed to cram it onto a 1.4 MB floppy.

Needless to say…I didn’t get the girl.

Joe the CEO
Toledo, OH

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