Buzz Out Loud 1405: Verizon drops the line (podcast)

The Verizon iPhone goes on sale, and no one lines up. We'll talk about what it means for HP to bring WebOS to PCs, and why are we talking about the iPad 3 when we have yet to see the iPad 2. Plus, nothing says I love you like a hissing cockroach.

The Verizon iPhone goes on sale, and no one lines up. We'll talk about what it means for HP to bring WebOS to PCs, and why are we talking about the iPad 3 when we have yet to see the iPad 2. Plus, nothing says I love you like a hissing cockroach.

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EPISODE 1405

NEWS

Verizon iPhone goes on sale
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20031276-266.html?tag=TOCcarouselMain.0

Apple Analyst Expects 1M Verizon iPhones Sold in First 3 Days
http://www.cultofmac.com/apple-analyst-expects-1m-verizon-iphones-sold-in-first-3-days/81284

HP dangles developer carrot with WebOS PCs
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-20031269-265.html?tag=topStories3

Motorola Atrix 4G (AT&T) – Review
http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/motorola-atrix-4g-at/4505-6452_7-34468396.html?tag=cnetRiver
How does the Motorola Atrix 4G laptop dock compare with a laptop?
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20031251-1.html

Nokia Said to Be Near Software Partnership With Microsoft
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-02-10/nokia-said-to-be-near-software-partnership-with-microsoft.html

Exclusive Video Of INQ's Facebook Phone
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20031322-93.html
http://techcrunch.com/2011/02/09/video-inq-facebook-phone/

AD BREAK
Guitar Hero: What went wrong?
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6298334.html?tag=latestheadlines%3Btitle%3B1
http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/gaming.gadgets/02/10/guitar.hero.went.wrong.mashable/

Exclusive: Andreessen Horowitz Invests $80 Million in Twitter
http://kara.allthingsd.com/20110209/exclusive-andreessen-horowitz-invests-80-million-in-twitter/


16GB BlackBerry PlayBook Priced at $499 and heading to Office Depot”
http://crackberry.com/blackberry-playbook-heading-office-depot

Yes, Apple Is Lining Up For A "Surprise" This Fall. And Yes, It's Likely An "iPad 3
http://techcrunch.com/2011/02/09/ipad-3/
http://daringfireball.net/2011/02/the_next_six_months

Apple TV gaming hinted strongly in iOS 4.3 beta code
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/09/apple-tv-gaming-hinted-strongly-in-ios-4-3-beta-code/

Steve Jobs Spotted At Apple HQ With A Big Smile, And A Spring In His Step
http://www.businessinsider.com/seve-jobs-seen-at-apple-campus-2011-2

Google Rolls Out Two-Factor Authentication For Everyone.
http://techcrunch.com/2011/02/10/google-rolls-out-two-factor-authentication-for-everyone-you-should-use-it/

Science News
NASA Invents New Technique For Finding Alien Life
http://science.slashdot.org/story/11/02/10/0345253/NASA-Invents-New-Technique-For-Finding-Alien-Life

Happy Ending
Name a Giant Hissing Cockroach After Your Valentine
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/02/10/giant-cockroach-valentine/

VOICEMAIL

Colin from the UK, calls in about their Friday

EMAILS

Dear buzzers,
Regarding episode 1404, I also use my head to increase the range of my car fob. I do have a metal plate in my head (after three brain surgeries), as Brian suggested, and my fob does not have any greater range than other people who use their head as an antenna for my fob. After you mentioned this on the show we went outside to test. With and without metal plate, without head-booster, fob triggers from about 10 yards, and with head-booster, fob triggers from 20-24 yards.

Love the show!

Ross Holley

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We showed up at 8:09 AM to the shopping center where Verizon is located to “”borrow”" our gym’s wifi. The attached picture should be pretty self explanatory – there was no one in line for the release of the new iphone (after all their effort when we were here late last night to remove the snow from their parking lot, using a shovel, a leafblower, and a modified lawn mower). We HAD to take a picture, because, come on…FUNNY. 45 minutes later, a faux security guard came out and oh-so-casually observed us while pretending to read another storefront. He went back inside, presumably to gather courage, and then came out to our vehicle demanding to know who we were and what we were doing sitting in the parking lot (of the freaking gym a few stores away) and said he’d had “”several reports”" that we had been TAKING PICTURES. Which is, of course, criminal somehow. After a brief exchange that was apparently unsatisfactory to him, he fled back inside to call the real police. Said police only expressed puzzlement to us that this guy had called them in the first place… and chuckled when we told him why we took the photo. And of course we just had to share this with you. I mean, come on… they called the police on us!

PS – My fiancee has a wicked crush on BT

Jeremy R. Cort

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