Buzz Out Loud 1447: Mirrored boats and 3DTV hate (Podcast)

Brian Cooley joins the show today to talk about the new privacy bill of rights--which apparently does nothing that browser Do Not Track buttons don't do, and exempts the federal government while doing it. "It" being "nothing." Also, T-Mobile tries to win new customers with new unlimited plans, Apple may get into the Netflix-killing game, and whether we should ban the "Twilight" books just to save ourselves from Facebook scams. --Molly

Brian Cooley joins the show today to talk about the new privacy bill of rights--which apparently does nothing that browser Do Not Track buttons don't do, and exempts the federal government while doing it. "It" being "nothing." Also, T-Mobile tries to win new customers with new unlimited plans, Apple may get into the Netflix-killing game, and whether we should ban the "Twilight" books just to save ourselves from Facebook scams. --Molly

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EPISODE 1447

NEWS

Privacy bill of rights largely exempts feds
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20053367-281.html?tag=mncol;1n

… meanwhile, U.S. police increasingly peeping at e-mail, instant messages
http://www.techworld.com.au/article/382991/us_police_increasingly_peeping_e-mail_instant_messages/

Legislation Would Let You Opt Out of Online Web Tracking
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/04/online-privacy-law/

T-Mobile rolls out new unltd plans. At odds with potential new owner? (confirms earlier story) http://finance.yahoo.com/news/TMobile-Introduces-New-bw-3123949259.html?x=0
http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/12/t-mobiles-new-plans-get-official-starting-at-60-for-unlimited/

Apple announces Final Cut Pro X, rebuilt from ground up with 64-bit support (update: $299 in June)
http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/12/apple-announces-final-cut-pro-x-rebuilt-from-ground-up-with-64/

Analyst reads tea leaves of pending Apple Netflix-killer
http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-tv-cloud-service-2011-4?utm_source=Triggermail&utm_medium=email&utm_term=SAI%20Select&utm_campaign=SAI_Select_041311

Hulu is crushing it in the video ad biz online
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/comscore-releases-march-2011-us-online-video-rankings-119715269.html

Flop alert: The more people know about 3D TV, the more they hate it.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20052923-260.html
http://www.twice.com/article/466610-NPD_3DTV_Awareness_On_The_Rise.php

RIM Co-CEO Flakes In BBC Interview, Will Probably Be Gone Soon
http://www.crunchgear.com/2011/04/13/rim-ceo-flakes-in-bbc-interview-will-probably-be-gone-soon/
http://www.bgr.com/2011/04/13/rims-mike-lazaridis-halts-bbc-interview-when-pressed-on-india/

Quick Hits

Microsoft quickens browser release pace, shows off IE 10
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9215766/Microsoft_quickens_browser_pace_with_IE10_goes_for_annual_upgrades?taxonomyId=125

Flock Web browser to be discontinued at end of April
http://www.macworld.com/article/159186/2011/04/flock_discontinued.html

Facebook Twilight scam (looks routine)
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20053234-245.html

…banning the book wouldn’t help, but its on this list:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/apr/12/brave-new-world-challenged-books

Happy Ending

Rebels Hijack Gadhafi’s Phone Network
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703841904576256512991215284.html

VOICEMAIL

Steve Segal wonders if the mirrored boat industry is going to take off

EMAILS

I dislike the term "app" as a descriptor for mobile software, but I understand the need to identify software designed for mobile devices. Might I suggest "Mobileware". This follows the existing standard as a derivation of the word software.

Thanks,

Darren
Columbus Oh

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Hi Buzz Crew,

I am responding to an email that was read yesterday about teachers being cut and yet there is still an influx of technology in these schools. Generally speaking, most technology in schools are funded by grants through either private foundations, the state, or even federal funds and these funds cannot be used by the school districts to fund teacher salaries. Therefore, even though the budgets are being cut for teachers, the districts can still provide technology to their students without taking away from teacher salaries.

Love the show.

Justin from Ohio
Justin King
Mathematics Teacher
Golf Coach
Sandusky High School

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I thought it was funny that you guys where made the comment that the Boy Scouts where finally catching up with the future. Back when I was in scouts we had merit badges for data processing, nuclear energy, chemistry, astronomy, ecology, and aviation to go along with ones for camping, fishing, swimming, first aid, and so on. BTW that was back around 1977. Boys Scouts has had a long history of embracing technology as well as the classic skills. They also have one for geocacheing. In other words we better hope that we have a few Eagle scouts to rebuild society after the zombie apocalypse. Molly

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Steve from Awesome Beaverton writes:

Do we have a good definition to what “”data throttling”" means for the end user? After I reach my data cap and go into throttled Internet speeds. Will I still be able to check email, but Facebook? Facebook but not Pandora? Pandora but not YouTube?

Will I even notice at all or will I just blame it on crappy service?

Just curious.

Thanks,

-Steve-

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