Buzz Out Loud 1551: We all spend way too much time on Facebook (Podcast)

The 404's Wilson Tang joins us today to discuss Microsoft's Build Conference currently taking place in Anaheim California. Stephen gives out his random temporary phone number on his new iPhone App called Ring Shuffle and receives around 40 calls within 20 minutes. Good times! Look for those voice mails on tomorrow's show. Also the Kepler Telescope has discovered 6 new Earth like planets giving us more options when we need to get off this rock. All that and more on today's Buzz Out Loud.

The 404's Wilson Tang joins us today to discuss Microsoft's Build Conference currently taking place in Anaheim California. Stephen gives out his random temporary phone number on his new iPhone App called Ring Shuffle and receives around 40 calls within 20 minutes. Good times! Look for those voice mails on tomorrow's show. Also the Kepler Telescope has discovered 6 new Earth like planets giving us more options when we need to get off this rock. All that and more on today's Buzz Out Loud

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EPISODE 1551

NEWS

DETAILS & News form Microsofts Build Conference
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-20105152-75/microsofts-build-conference-tuesday-join-us-live/?tag=topStories

An early, first look at Windows 8 (hands-on)
http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-20105111-12/an-early-first-look-at-windows-8-hands-on/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/sep/13/windows-metro-microsoft-tablet-apps

Microsoft’s Windows 8: Here’s what we now know (and don’t)
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/microsoft/microsofts-windows-8-heres-what-we-now-know-and-dont/10608?tag=contentBody;topStories


Ed Bott
"Starting at 8PM today, Seattle time, you can download all of the code that attendees at BUILD received. "

Microsoft Sold 450 Million Copies Of Windows 7
http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/13/microsoft-sold-450-million-copies-of-windows-7/

TechCrunch Disrupt: Startup Battlefield
http://www.informationweek.com/news/internet/ebusiness/231601263

Authors Guild sues universities over online books
http://news.yahoo.com/authors-guild-sues-universities-over-online-books-233911504.html
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/09/authors-guild-sues-universities-over-book-digitization-project.ars

AMD grabs a Guinness World Record for highest CPU frequency
http://www.slashgear.com/amd-grabs-a-guinness-world-record-for-highest-cpu-frequency-13179323/

Philly papers offering subscribers $99 Android tablet
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-20105363-93/philly-papers-offering-subscribers-$99-android-tablet

Nintendo 3DS Getting New Games, Video Recording, Analog Pad
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2392869,00.asp

Americans spent 53.5 billion minutes on Facebook in May 2011
http://www.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/americans-spent-535-billion-minutes-on-facebook-in-may-2011/3566?tag=content;selector-blogs

Quick Hits

iOS 5 beta 8 coming this Friday, GM on the 23rd, iPhone 5 launch early October as rumored?
http://www.bgr.com/2011/09/13/ios-5-beta-8-coming-this-friday-gm-on-the-23rd-iphone-5-launch-early-october-as-rumored/

Sony officially details Android Walkman
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20105214-1/sony-officially-details-android-walkman/?tag=cnetRiver

How many web pages are on the internet?
http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/web/09/12/web.index/index.html?hpt=te_t1

Science

Six New Planets: Mini-Neptunes Found Around Sunlike Star
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/02/110202-nasa-kepler-new-planets-found-mini-neptunes-space-science-nature/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/100621133749.htm

Live Demo of the Ring Shuffle App we talked about on Ep 1550

Make Temporary Phone Numbers With RingCentral's New App http://mashable.com/2011/09/12/ringcentral-new-numbers/

EMAILS

Buzzers,

Maybe I’m cynical, but when I heard Stephen bring up the app that lets you create temporary phone numbers, all I could think was that this will be used for one-night stands and for screening creepy guys. Forget Craigslist, this will just be the substitute for blocking someones number. Go on a date, give the fake number and if it’s a disaster they’re gone, if it’s a good one, just tell them you changed your number.

Love ‘da sho

Rich in Lovely Cleveland

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Hey guys
For Android’s new operating system how about a little spice a little south of the border action. I purpose Jalapeno
Love the show
Jim in Colorado
Jalepeno

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Next Android Version will be Jerman Chocolate Cake from Aaron Morris

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Next Androis OS name should be Jingle Jangle Jellydoughnut from Jay fox

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Android Names: Jelly Donut
since im jamaican how about Jerk Chicken From Peterjon Smith

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The NEW ANDROID VERSION Thou SHALT BE Called. JESUS! From Calvin Coleman
Jesus

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Jujube. Its a fruit AND a candy. Pretty sweet. Pun intended.

Julian C

Toronto, Canada
Jujubees

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Dear Buzz Crew,

Re: Episode 1550.

I hate to be the one to point this out to you , but there is a Netflix for books. In fact there's been one for decades (maybe centuries). It's called a library.

Love the show, but sad to lose the daily show.

Thanks,
Kristofor in Toledo

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Hey Buzz Crew,

Just a quick note to tell you that my Android tablet has made it possible for me to go cellphoneless (if that is a word).

By porting my cellphone number to Google Voice, and then setting that up to ring to my Skype-In number on my Motorola Xoom, I still get all my calls and text messages. But am only paying $35 a month for the data plan. Granted, it forces me to keep a bluetooth headset in my ear all the time (otherwise my only option is to use it as a speaker phone) but at a third of the cost of my old voice / data / texting plan, it is a trade off I can live with.

I got tired of carrying both my tablet and my smartphone (Evo) with me everywhere I went. Especially considering I pretty much have the same apps on both devices, both have cameras, etc. I found that I was really only using my smartphone for making calls anymore. When I realized that I could drop the cellphone all together, and keep the number, etc it seemed like a no brainer.

Sincerely,
Hiram: Salt Lake City

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