Buzz Out Loud 1490: Generate odor at will (Podcast)

CNET's Declan McCullagh reports that Google's access point sniffing ways may also be slurping up Mac address information on mobile phones and laptops ... and can be used to track your information. This is sewious. Also, Pandora's IPO is bubblicious, we go deep inside the psychology of Apple's retail experience, and smell-o-vision coming to a TV near you. Geez, Tong, what are you eating!?

CNET's Declan McCullagh reports that Google's access point sniffing ways may also be slurping up Mac address information on mobile phones and laptops ... and can be used to track your information. This is sewious. Also, Pandora's IPO is bubblicious, we go deep inside the psychology of Apple's retail experience, and smell-o-vision coming to a TV near you. Geez, Tong, what are you eating!?

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EPISODE 1490

NEWS

Exclusive: Google’s Web mapping can track your phone
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20070742-281/exclusive-googles-web-mapping-can-track-your-phone/?tag=topStories1
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/btl/mobile-privacy-flap-take-two-starring-google-skyhook-gps-act/50745

Google aims to speed up the Web with ‘Instant Pages,’ spoken search
http://www.siliconvalley.com/ci_18271261?nclick_check=1
http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2011/06/introducing-new-features-to-mobile_14.html

Pandora Opens At $20 Per Share With A Market Cap Of $3.2 Billion
http://techcrunch.com/2011/06/15/pandora-opens-at-20-per-share-with-a-market-cap-of-3-2-billion/
WSJ: Investors Should Pass on Pandora’s Radio Flier
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303848104576385461607737404.html

Exposed: Facebook's Secret iPhone Photo Sharing App (Which Looks Amazing)
http://techcrunch.com/2011/06/15/facebook-secret-photos-app/

Privacy Orgs Take Facebook Facial Face-off to FTC
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Privacy-Orgs-Take-Facebook-Facial-Face-off-to-FTC-72659.html

Secrets From Apple’s Genius Bar: Full Loyalty, No Negativity
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304563104576364071955678908.html

J.C. Penney Nabs Johnson From Apple
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-15/j-c-penney-nabbing-johnson-from-apple-sets-huge-expectation-.html

U.S. Clears Google Bid on Nortel Patents
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303848104576386010188538374.html

Quick Hits

Android Malware Found In Angry Birds Add-On Apps
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/06/android-malware-angry-birds/

Verizon adds 19 more cities to its LTE network
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217607/Verizon_adds_19_more_cities_to_its_LTE_network_

Sprint to tweak tablet data plans, will add unlimited WiMAX
http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/rumor-mill-sprint-tweak-tablet-data-plans-will-add-unlimited-wimax/2011-06-14

American Airlines offers Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets to first class passengers
http://www.bgr.com/2011/06/14/american-airlines-offers-samsung-galaxy-tab-10-1-tablets-to-first-class-passengers/

Science News
Watch the Lunar Eclipse Live on YouTube
http://mashable.com/2011/06/15/watch-lunar-eclipse-youtube/

Happy Ending

Coming to TV screens of the future: A sense of smell
http://www.labspaces.net/111376/Coming_to_TV_screens_of_the_future__A_sense_of_smell

McCartney Stashes His Extraordinary Library in the Cloud
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2011/06/paul-mccartney/

EMAILS

I thought you might like to include in your report tomorrow that the ‘Big Brother’ app you mentioned yesterday that recorded the passcodes was removed from the app store.

http://amitay.us/blog/files/big_brother_removed_from_app_store.php

Christopher

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Hey guys, with all the of sites being hacked. Do you know what security measures iCloud has? Is it an encrypted backup with a password like one can do with an iTunes backup?

I know it backs up application data also but some applications are not password protected. So if someone were to get a hold of my iCloud backup, would they be able to see my data?

I want to be untethered from my laptop but I want to be sure my data will be safe first.

Thanks.

Richard Chao

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Hey Buzz crew,

I’ve been hearing a lot on the podcast about how young kids quickly master new tech but can’t wrap their heads around old tech. Even a friend of mine has told me about his toddler nieces who can expertly navigate an ipad but can probably only type 5 wpm on a standard keyboard.

So my question is: Have you ever seen Star Trek IV? You know the movie where the Enterprise goes back in time to get some whales and Scotty has no idea how to use an old computer? Is that going to be us in a few years? Will the younger generations be doomed to talking into unresponsive mice and futilely tapping away at the screen when coming across a “”vintage”" non-touch monitor?

If I were a whale I wouldn’t want to live in that future. Also because of the sharks with frickin laser beams.

Thanks bye.

- Alvin

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