Buzz Out Loud 1497: Lytro is the camera of the future (Podcast)

Lytro's Founder and CEO Ren Ng Ph.D. stopped by the BOL studio today to discuss his new product the Lytro Light Field Camera which allows you to focus different depths of field within one photograph. We picked his brain about how the technology works and how it will evolve into the art of photography and beyond. We also discuss the FTC's probe into Google's business practices as well as the upcoming possible overhaul of the United States Patent office rules and regulations. Lulzsec continues to make news and publish the identity of its victims while a rival hacker group calling themselves TeaMp0ison has vowed to out the members of Lulzsec by publishing Lulzsec's identities and personal information in retaliation. All this and more on today's Buzz Out Loud with special guest host from Android Atlas Antuan Goodwin who has a deep fear of Zombies.

Lytro's Founder and CEO Ren Ng Ph.D. stopped by the BOL studio today to discuss his new product the Lytro Light Field Camera which allows you to focus different depths of field within one photograph. We picked his brain about how the technology works and how it will evolve into the art of photography and beyond. We also discuss the FTC's probe into Google's business practices as well as the upcoming possible overhaul of the United States Patent office rules and regulations. Lulzsec continues to make news and publish the identity of its victims while a rival hacker group calling themselves TeaMp0ison has vowed to out the members of Lulzsec by publishing Lulzsec's identities and personal information in retaliation. All this and more on today's Buzz Out Loud with special guest host from Android Atlas Antuan Goodwin who has a deep fear of Zombies.

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EPISODE 1497

NEWS

FTC may launch antitrust probe of Google
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303339904576403603764717680.html
http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/23/ftc-to-put-google-under-a-microscope-try-to-uncover-its-anti-co/

Apple Gets U.S. Antitrust Approval to Bid for Nortel Assets
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-23/apple-gets-approval-from-u-s-agencies-to-bid-for-bankrupt-nortel-s-assets.html

House approves overhaul of patent system backed by Apple, Google
http://www.siliconvalley.com/ci_18340588

Arizona Confirms LulzSec Docs Are Authentic, Worries About Officer Safety
http://allthingsd.com/20110624/arizona-confirms-lulzsec-docs-are-authentic-worries-about-officer-safety/

LulzSec Releases Arizona Law Enforcement Data, Claims Retaliation For Immigration Law
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20073843-245/lulzsec-releases-arizona-law-enforcement-data/?tag=topTechContentWrap;editorPicks

LulzSec members to be outed by hacking group
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9217865/LulzSec_members_to_be_outed_by_hacking_group

Winklevoss twins press Facebook case in Boston federal court after dropping Supreme Court appeal
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/06/winklevoss-twins-not-backing-down-press-their-case-against-facebook-in-boston-federal-court-.html

Twitter plans bolder advertisements
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/dcd35ed2-9dbc-11e0-b30c-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1Q7a1oMKi

Science News

New advancement in nanotechnology could help keep gadgets juiced without wall chargers
http://www.bgr.com/2011/06/23/new-advancement-in-nanotechnology-could-help-keep-gadgets-juiced-without-wall-chargers/

Happy Ending

Interstate 71/75 sign warns of zombies
http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20110623/NEWS0103/306230041/

VOICEMAIL

An anonymous caller is wondering what will happen with his third letter…

EMAILS

Hello Buzz Crew and Happy Friday,

Below is an email sent to me by our good friends over at BioWare/EA. ( I removed all the link bits.) It seems they were hacked and yet again my personal info has been compromised. At this point I’m thinking of renting a billboard on I-95 and just posting my info there just to save the hackers all the trouble.

Keep up the awesome work. Love the show!

Ramon Sanchez

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We recently learned that hackers gained unauthorized access to the decade-old BioWare server system supporting the Neverwinter Nights forums. We immediately took appropriate steps to protect our consumers' data and launched a thorough ongoing evaluation of the breach. We have determined that no credit card data was compromised from the servers, nor did we ever have or store sensitive data like social security numbers. Our investigation shows that information such as user names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, mailing addresses, names, phone numbers, CD keys and birth dates from these forum accounts on the system may have been compromised, as well as other information (if any) that you may have associated with your EA Account. In an abundance of caution, we have changed your password to ensure account security. Please visit this [link removed] to reset your password immediately.

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In Episode 1495 you were complaining that your Android phone doesn’t “”just work”" as the IPhones do. Just so you know, Apple’s issues tend to be more severe. My wife and I have been IPhone users for two generations now, currently using the IPhone 4. During that time, we’ve had a phone lock-up to need a hard-hard reset from the Apple store, which included a BIOS flash Then, one of our phone speakers went out twice in 6 months, which meant we needed a new phone each time, backing it up and restoring it. Next, the ITunes player stopped working suddenly, requiring me to go into the Apple store yet again so an associate could reinstall some elements of the OS (not sure what he did). Recently, I had an issue where suddenly my IPhone wouldn’t sync until I deleted all my voice notes I recently made (without the ability to back them up). This doesn’t include the countless times I need to restart applications because they suddenly freeze up when brought back from hybernation.

Point is its a machine. The solution for Apple is to take it to the Apple store and get it fixed (drive there, wait for a stool, wait for it to be fixed, drive home). The Android solution seems like more work, but I bet you could probably fix it faster than the time it takes to drive to an Apple store (for me a 30 minute drive one way).

My next phone will be an Android.

Alan
Minneapolis

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