Buzz Out Loud 1346: RockMelt our hearts (podcast)

Happy Monday, everyone! On today's show, we're loving the new RockMelt browser, even though yes, we know, we could do the same thing with extensions. We just don't want to. Also, Apple doesn't care if you make it to work on time, they're not fixing that DST alarm bug. Maybe you're just waking up wring. Also, we go crazy for the Call of Duty: Black Ops ad and I launch the most unfair phone-return plan ever. --Molly

Happy Monday, everyone! On today's show, we're loving the new RockMelt browser, even though yes, we know, we could do the same thing with extensions. We just don't want to. Also, Apple doesn't care if you make it to work on time, they're not fixing that DST alarm bug. Maybe you're just waking up wring. Also, we go crazy for the Call of Duty: Black Ops ad and I launch the most unfair phone-return plan ever. --Molly

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EPISODE 1346

NEWS

Windows Phone 7 on Sale now!
http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/08/windows-phone-7-now-on-sale-in-the-us/

Apple fails to fix iPhone daylight savings time alarm bug for U.S.
http://venturebeat.com/2010/11/06/apple-fails-to-fix-iphone-daylight-savings-time-alarm-bug-for-us/

Internet pioneer backs new way to surf: RockMelt
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10312/1101668-84.stm
http://gigaom.com/2010/11/07/rockmelt/

Like Everyone Else, Amazon Is Testing A Like Button
http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/06/amazon-like-button/

AD BREAK

How Apple Almost Got Microsoft's Kinect Game Controller
http://www.cultofmac.com/how-apple-almost-got-microsofts-kinect-game-controller/67951

Kinect already hacked?
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372268,00.asp

Net neutrality goes 0 for 95
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704353504575596562893007720.html
http://www.redorbit.com/news/technology/1945981/gop_victories_could_doom_net_neutrality_legislation/

Call of Duty: Black Ops ad
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pblj3JHF-Jo

Robbers steal Call of Duty: Black Ops
http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/robbers-steal-call-of-duty-black-ops/?news=123

QUICK HITS
Groupon to seek funding that may value it at $3 billion
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-11-08/groupon-said-to-seek-funding-that-may-value-it-at-3-billion.html

iPhone fail becomes hilarity at “Damn You Autocorrect”
http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/04/duck-apple/

Oakley focuses on 3D future
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20022031-260.html

Google rolls out its free holiday WiFi
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/happy-holidays-from-google-chrome-free.html

Amazon to buy Diapers.com for $540 million
http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2010/11/06/amazon-to-buy-diapers-com-for-540-million/

Motorola Droid Pro goes on pre-sale Nov. 9
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372287,00.asp

GADGETS
Invisible' Material Can Now Fool Your Eyes
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2010/11/invisibile-material-can-now-fool-your-eyes/

Black Ops’ Jeep Imitates Videogame
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703665904575600730385399558.html

KICKERS AND SCIENCE
McMaster scientists turn skin into blood
http://www.medicaldaily.com/news/20101107/3430/mcmaster-scientists-turn-skin-into-blood.htm

LHC successfully a “mini Big Bang”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11711228

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Email (buzz@cnet.com)

Hi Buzz crew,

This week’s inundation of Kinect has brought me to a realization, thinking back to a previous topic of eye-tracking tech that records which ads you actually look at, I wondered what could come of combining that with Kinect-like technology. Think of the possibilities of software that responds to where your eyes are; an example that came to me is the interactive iPad e-books, which with this tech could trigger motion elements when the user read to a specific point in a page of prose. Or even better, the youtube clips I attach to Facebook posts for humorous effect could automatically load once my friends read the word(s) of my choosing.

Of course the yin to this yang would be those darn embedded video ads which with this tech would turn on their audio when I look at them rather than if I click them (which is never).

Love the show,
Zach in Fort Lauderdale

P.S. sorry if this has been discussed already, I don’t catch every ep.

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Hey Buzz crew!

OK, fine, so there’s no iPad app out. But according to my “secret inside sources” (aka a family member who works there), they’ve been working on one for a while now. Of course, it’s not certain whether or not that’s going to be released (their iOS dev team was crippled a while back, after all), but at least it’s in the works.

Thanks for the great show,
M

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Hey Buzz Crew,
First off I have to say congrats to B-Tong. Dont stop the vibes dude, voice like an angel.
Just finished listening to yesterdays episode where you guys talked about the Kinect. Having followed the development for almost two years and getting up early to beat the line at my local new/used game store(turned out I was the only one there anyway, bad sign?) I must say i was excited for the release of the system. While I do agree with you about some of the cons of the system, mainly the amount of room needed, after playing for a few hours, and pulling a muscle in my back, I thought to myself about what they could do with the system in the future game wise. Then it hit me, ANGRY BIRDS! Seriously! How are they not working on this?! It would be a perfect $4.99 games in the Live Market Place and would probavly feel even more at home on the Wii or PS Move. I know you guys got contacts, start talking cuz I know Molly and B-Tong wll both agree with me on this.
Richard From Ottawa Canada

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