Buzz Out Loud 1365: New dinosaur discovery: Tongadactyl (podcast)

On today's show, we follow the Google Chrome announcements live, but we'll have the real wrap-up tomorrow, because wow, did that thing go on and on. In other news today, Julian Assange is arrested but Wikileaks soldiers on; unsurprisingly, the DecorMyEyes guy turns out to be a bona fide sociopath; and whatever you do, do not buy anyone an iPhone or iPad for Christmas--just give them an IOU. Trust Shaw Wu on this one. Plus: Koreaceratops! --Molly

On today's show, we follow the Google Chrome announcements live, but we'll have the real wrap-up tomorrow, because wow, did that thing go on and on. In other news today, Julian Assange is arrested but Wikileaks soldiers on; unsurprisingly, the DecorMyEyes guy turns out to be a bona fide sociopath; and whatever you do, do not buy anyone an iPhone or iPad for Christmas--just give them an IOU. Trust Shaw Wu on this one. Plus: Koreaceratops! --Molly

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EPISODE 1365

NEWS

Google Chrome event, live now!
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20024785-260.html

Google’s Rubin shows off unannounced Android tablet
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-20024807-265.html?tag=cnetRiver
Google Exec: Android is Profitable
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2373942,00.asp

Julian Assange arrested in London
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20024818-264.html
Facebook’s not shutting down Wikileaks (yet?)
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/facebook_were_not_kicking_wikileaks_off_our_site.php

Online Retailer Charged with Fraud, Threats
http://moneywatch.bnet.com/saving-money/blog/devil-details/online-retailer-charged-with-fraud-threats/3478/

RUMOR MILL
Report: iPad 2 to ship next February 2011?
http://www.macrumors.com/2010/12/07/ipad-2-to-ship-by-end-of-february-2011/

Verizon may pay Apple to keep iPhone away from T-Mobile, Sprint
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/12/06/verizon_may_pay_apple_to_keep_iphone_away_from_t_mobile_sprint.html

QUICK HITS
Undercut by Microsoft, Russia Drops Piracy Case
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/06/world/europe/06russia.html?_r=1

Amazon to demo Kindle for the Web on Tuesday
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9199998/Amazon_to_demo_Kindle_for_the_Web_on_Tuesday

Samsung Sells One Million Galaxy Tabs
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2373878,00.asp

Pandora has a change of heart; no Windows Phone 7 app planned
http://www.bgr.com/2010/12/06/pandora-has-a-change-of-heart-no-windows-phone-7-app-planned/

iTunes sending out free movie rentals
http://www.9to5mac.com/40683/itunes-sending-out-free-movie-rentals

Playstation Phone controls spotted lurking in the Android Gingerbread SDK
http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/12/06/playstation-controls-spotted-lurking-in-the-android-gingerbread-sdk/

GADGETS
A wallet from MIT
http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/PJZK3oD8id8/how-do-you-know-when-youre-poor-when-your-wallet-doesnt-open

SCIENCE NEWS
Rouge Satellite Shuts Down U.S. Weather Services
http://science.slashdot.org/story/10/12/07/1639216/Rouge-Satellite-Shuts-Down-US-Weather-Services

Scientists Discover ‘Koreaceratops’: First Horned Dino From Korea
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/12/06/scientists-discover-koreaceratops-horned-dino-korea/

HAPPY ENDING
Social networking helps you get healthy
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/12/101207112400.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29

Email (buzz@cnet.com)

Hi, gang.

If you’re not already looking at it, you might want to watch for stories of people who have had posts taken down by Facebook. Happened to me today, when I made some innocuous (but critical) comments about intellectual property attorneys. Then, in a new message, I posted my annoyance about being deleted, and people started sending me stories of other incidents. Again, very innocuous stuff, like a friend who was using FB messages to chat with a cousin about his time as a missionary in Africa. He actually got an “”inappropriate behavior”" message from Facebook. (I got nothing.)

This smells like some poorly-written computer algorithm trying to weed out bona fide bad behavior and failing miserably.

Regards
Bill the Embedded Designer
Boca Raton, FL

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Hey Buzz Crew,

You mentioned on yesterday's show about how Netflix should add video game rentals to their service and why this doesn't exist. I agree with you that Netflix does need to pick up the ball on this, however it does already exist. Recently Blockbuster Online added the ability to rent games via the mail and it is bundled into their existing DVD's by mail packages for no additional cost. I realize that many BOL viewers probably don't have a great relationship with Blockbuster, but it still is a viable option until Netflix gets their act together on the video game front,

Love the show, and keep up the good work,

Jimmy
Roseville, CA.

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