Buzz Out Loud 1354: Stuxnet worm takeover: this Stux (podcast)

All the news today was totally shocking: MySpace and Facebook having an announcement? Together? Stuxnet now the "biggest threat to industry" everywhere? National Unfriend day!? What!? Also, the scariest robot we've ever seen: Snakebot. Oh, and I have my own dirt track to nowhere in the UK. Suck on that, haters. --Molly

All the news today was totally shocking: MySpace and Facebook having an announcement? Together? Stuxnet now the "biggest threat to industry" everywhere? National Unfriend day!? What!? Also, the scariest robot we've ever seen: Snakebot. Oh, and I have my own dirt track to nowhere in the UK. Suck on that, haters. --Molly

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EPISODE 1354

NEWS

Facebook and MySpace schedule joint announcement for noon today
http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-and-myspace-schedule-joint-announcement-for-thursday-2010-11

Stuxnet virus now the “biggest threat to industry”
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101117/ap_on_hi_te/us_cyber_threats
http://it.slashdot.org/story/10/11/18/140253/Stuxnet-Virus-Now-Biggest-Threat-To-Industry

Senate anti-piracy bill provokes battle between Hollywood and Web giants
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/posttech/2010/11/on_thursday_morning_the_senate.html

Twitter's Official Analytics Product Has Arrived
http://mashable.com/2010/11/17/twitter-analytics/

COD: Black Ops obliterates MW2 sales
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20023228-17.html

Verizon says 4G network has drawn Apple’s interest
http://www.electronista.com/articles/10/11/17/verizon.says.lte.attracted.apple/

It’s National Unfriend Day
http://www.product-reviews.net/2010/11/18/national-unfriend-day-trimming-facebook-fat/

Minister tells married flock to get off Facebook in to save their marriages
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-20023157-71.html

If the Science Guy passes out and nobody tweets it, did it happen?
http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20101117/sc_yblog_thelookout/if-the-science-guy-passes-out-and-nobody-tweets-it-did-it-happen

QUICK HITS

Hulu Updates IOS App With Split-screen Player, More
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/210973/hulu_updates_ios_app_with_splitscreen_player_more.html

News Corp says iPad-specific publication coming soon
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/11/17/news_corp_says_ipad_specific_publication_coming_soon.html

Steve Wozniak says Android will be the dominant smartphone platform
http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/18/steve-wozniak-android-will-be-the-dominant-smartphone-platform/

It’s official: Kin ONEm and TWOm back at Verizon
http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/18/kin-onem-and-kin-twom-back-at-verizon/

GADGETS
BoxWave’s Keyboard Buddy turns your iPhone 4 into the Droid it always wanted to be
http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/17/boxwaves-keyboard-buddy-turns-your-iphone-4-into-the-droid-it-a/

Crappiest invention ever? Cushion remote.
http://www.geekologie.com/2010/11/it_might_not_be_the_crappiest.php

Rumor Mill
Rumor: First Pics Of The PSP2
http://kotaku.com/5692606/rumor-first-pics-of-the-psp2?skyline=true&s=i

iOS 4.2 could be coming today
http://www.businessinsider.com/apples-huge-software-update-for-the-ipad-and-iphone-could-be-coming-today-2010-11

SCIENCE NEWS

Trying to kill this Snakebot only leads to more Snakebots
http://dvice.com/archives/2010/11/trying-to-kill.php

HAPPY ENDING

White iPhone conversion kits land teenage entrepreneur in hot water
http://www.tuaw.com/2010/11/17/white-iphone-conversion-kits-land-teenage-entrepreneur-in-hot-wa/

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“Hey, Buzzcrew. I just wanted to share this link that I stumbled across a while ago, but found again today, so I thought it would be fun to share. I wouldn't be surprised if you've seen it before, but if you haven't, it's a Newsweek article from 1995 that explains why online shopping, reading digital books, using computers for education, and communicating will never amount to anything! I'm sure that every time this article makes rounds on the internet, the guy who wrote it is hitting himself.

Love the show (but you probably already know that considering how much I write in)
-Jack W”
http://www.newsweek.com/1995/02/26/the-internet-bah.html

—–

“Hey Buzz Crew,

(nerd voice)

Actually, humans have been creating antimatter since 1955. What the CERN ALPHA team did was discover how to trap antimatter long enough for direct observation.

Don’t look for antimatter to become a common fuel any time soon. Even with today’s best technology, it would still take about 100 *billion* years to produce just 1 gram of anti-hydrogen.

Love the show!

–Jeff”

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“Who would have thought. They named a road after you. Saw it on my sat nav on the way home. Haven’t noticed it before because its just a dirt track to nowhere.
Nick
Uk
http://goo.gl/DmKY1

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