Buzz Out Loud 1420: Star Wars: the Chalupa of Sci-Fi (podcast)

Today we are joined by Rafe Needleman of Reporters' Roundtable and Wilson Tang from The 404 to break down Microsoft's tablet strategy, what a $539 Xoom means for the iPad 2, and all the dirty things you can do with Opera. Oh, and we found a spot for our moon base!

Today we are joined by Rafe Needleman of Reporters' Roundtable and Wilson Tang from The 404 to break down Microsoft's tablet strategy, what a $539 Xoom means for the iPad 2, and all the dirty things you can do with Opera. Oh, and we found a spot for our moon base!

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EPISODE 1420

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NEWS

Report: Microsoft’s tablet OS not due until 2012
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-20039105-75.html

Samsung sees iPad 2′s thinness, price as challenges
http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/techscience/2011/03/04/9/0601000000AEN20110304009300320F.HTML

New 8.9-inch Galaxy Tab could join 7- and 10.1-inch models
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9213278/New_8.9_inch_Galaxy_Tab_could_join_7_and_10.1_inch_models

WiFi-only Xoom to cost $539 at Sam’s Club?
http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/03/wifi-only-motorola-xoom-appears-at-sams-club-bearing-539-pric/

Apple Negotiating Unlimited Usage of Music Downloads
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-03-04/apple-said-to-negotiate-unlimited-downloads-of-music-purchases.html

Apple: you must be at least 17 years old to use Opera
http://www.techspot.com/news/42668-apple-you-must-be-at-least-17-years-old-to-use-opera.html

New York Times Launching Groupon-Like Daily Deals Service
http://mashable.com/2011/03/02/timeslimited/

Microsoft Bing Hops on Daily Deals Bandwagon
http://www.designtaxi.com/news/34186/Microsoft-Bing-Hops-on-Daily-Deals-Bandwagon/?page=1

Quick Hits
AT&T creates postpaid tablet data plans
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20038735-17.html

AT&T confirms iPhone 4 Personal Hotspot support March 11
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9212999/AT_T_confirms_iPhone_4_Personal_Hotspot_support_March_11

J.D. Power says Verizon tops in call quality
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20039032-266.html

Netflix for iPad updated with a new custom UI but loses features like DVD queueing
http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/03/netflix-for-ipad-updated-with-a-new-custom-ui-but-loses-feature/

Saab eyes Android-based in-car entertainment system
http://www.tgdaily.com/software-brief/54464-saab-eyes-android-based-in-car-entertainment-system

Fruit Ninja Creators Announce Machine Gun Jetpack
http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/221333/fruit_ninja_creators_announce_machine_gun_jetpack.html

CBS Interactive hires Jim Lanzone as president
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20039326-93.html
Rafe’s original suck-up review
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10395910-2.html

Science News
Researchers turn mice into wine snobs
http://idle.slashdot.org/story/11/03/03/1546229/Researchers-Turn-Mice-Into-Wine-Snobs

Calculate Your DrunkenNES With This 8-Bit Breathalyzer Game
http://www.motherboard.tv/2011/3/2/calculate-your-drunkennes-with-this-8-bit-breathalyzer-game

ISRO finds cave on moon; can be used as human outpost
http://www.defence.pk/forums/india-defence/94905-isro-finds-cave-moon-can-used-human-outpost.html

Happy Ending
Star Wars’ 3D coming to theaters in early 2012
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20039230-17.html?tag=cnetRiver

Our Facebook walls boost self-esteem, study finds
http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/March11/FacebookMirrorStudy.html

EMAILS

Hey Buzz Crew,
BE VERY CAREFUL about using a filter to forward to Hotmail. If a couple of messages go through that Hotmail considers spam, they may block the email address you’re forwarding from perminantly. I’ve heard stories from friends that have had this happen who say the Hotmail team is quite hard to deal with.
Have a good show!
–Andrew

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Hey Buzz Crew,
Just thought you might like to know, single rider line you can still wait in line with your spouse or group of friends, you just don’t end up riding together when you get to the front. My wife and I often use the single rider line on busy days – a 30 minute wait together and 5 minutes apart is a lot more fun than a 3 hour wait together followed by 5 minutes together.


Patrick Schacht

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Tigerblood? Everyone I know has already upgraded to SnowLeopardBlood. Get with the program, Charlie.

~Julian

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