Today's show is more than a little off the rails, thanks to talk of the Sean Connery "Jeopardy" bot, a giant pancake maze visible from space, moochie friends, and air-groping. But there's news here, too: Facebook adds facial recognition to photo tagging, the Mac App Store is coming, and the dangerous success of the Stuxnet virus. Also, don't drink Donald's beer. --Molly
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Facebook Adds Facial Recognition to Photo Tagging
Apple’s Mac App Store to Open on January 6
Exclusive: Twitter Raises $200 Million at $3.7 Billion Valuation; Adds McCue and Rosenblatt to Board
Taking IBM’s supercomputer to “Jeopardy”
Microsoft unveils massive upgrade to Bing
Bing Hits All-Time Market Share High In November, comScore Says
IE9′s App Rep bumps browser’s anti-malware score to 99%
YouTube Said to Seek A Producer Of Web Video
Home sweet Homepage
Google Fiber Community Selection Delayed Until 2011
Stuxnet Virus Set Back Iran's Nuclear Program by 2 Years
Apple’s iTunes 10.1.1 update causing crashes instead of fixing them
Best Buy mysteriously halts sale of Verizon's DROID 2 Global, DROID Pro
Google TV gets updated with Netflix, dual view and an Android app
DirecTV survey hints at NFL Sunday Ticket on Apple TV, Boxee and Roku players?
LG Optimus 2X: first dual-core smartphone launches with Android, 4-inch display, 1080p video recording
Microsoft admits ‘failure’ with Xbox 360 faceplates, says nobody bought them
OK Go Launches GPS Art Project
Kinect sex is here!
ESRB blood money
Meters make us stingy
Hey buzz crew,
I was listening to episode 1370 and you were talking about Comcast adding internet features to their set top boxes. First of all have you ever tried to use a Comcast set top box? I’ve had a few in my day and they were by far the worst DVR boxes I’ve ever used. And they want to add internet content to this. Great now my Comcast box will be even less usable. Not to mention what they will charge for it.
Also, I’ve recently started using Google TV with Dish Network (paying half as much as I was for Comcast), and found that Google’s ability to search through my channel listings, and DVR content as well as web content, has made it really easy to find what I want to watch or even set up a recording. Imagine that! Google does search well! Now if only Google could work out some deals with the major networks and or Hulu I’d be set. A Netflix app that’s searchable would be nice too. Maybe someday…
CAD Manager from Pittsburgh
I loved telling my 14-year old son about those obvious Gawker passwords such as "123456" and "password."
This morning at breakfast he pointed out that, by definition, the dumb passwords would have to be the most common.
After all, a good password is likely to be unique and wouldn't appear more than once in any tally.
So, suppose you have 1,000,000 people and all but two use unique (and strong) passwords. The remaining two both use "123456."
When someone runs a tally, what's the most common password?
bol.cnet.com – firstname.lastname@example.org – 800-616-2638
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