Buzz Out Loud 1567: Galaxy Nexus hands-on, copyright freakout, and Computer Love (Podcast)

On this week's show, Jessica Dolcourt joins us for some hands-on time with the Galaxy Nexus--and that peek is all you get, since there's still no U.S. release date for that sucker. Ridiculous. Also, Google Music recapped and a tag-team SOPA rant, plus Stephen Beacham's awesome new segment: Into It or Not Into It. You will love it, and you will dance. All that and Computer Love, to boot! Settle in!

On this week's show, Jessica Dolcourt joins us for some hands-on time with the Galaxy Nexus--and that peek is all you get, since there's still no U.S. release date for that sucker. Ridiculous. Also, Google Music recapped and a tag-team SOPA rant, plus Stephen Beacham's awesome new segment: Into It or Not Into It. You will love it, and you will dance. All that and Computer Love, to boot! Settle in!

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EPISODE 1567

NEWS

-Android 4.0 arrives as Galaxy Nexus goes on sale

-Verizon Galaxy Nexus could be pushed back to December

-Google’s website featuring ice cream sandwich

-Google Music debuts, letting users share tunes via Google+

-Google Music: an unimaginative missed opportunity

-Google fixes Gmail iOS app, but users still critical

-Chief Sponsor Wavers on Web Censorship Bill in Charged Hearing

-At Web censorship hearing, Congress guns for “”pro-pirate”" Google

-Google, Facebook, Zynga oppose new SOPA copyright bill

-Copyright Office will endorse SOPA anti-piracy bill

-How to find and contact your local rep

-Android could be a malware time bomb (report)

-Siri’s security sabotaged, developer releases crack tools

-Are carriers installing rootkits on your mobile phones?

-Root the Kindle Fire with SuperOneClick

-Kindle Fire Rooted with Superoneclick

-Facebook confirms investigation of graphic images

-Facebook Porn and Gore Exploit Spiraling Out Of Control

ALSO THIS WEEK

-Zynga launches Farmville toys and new “Castleville” game

-Amazon KindlePhone for 2012?

-Samsung Tweaks Galaxy Tab 10.1 Design for Relaunch in Germany

-Skype desktop app now makes Facebook video calls

-Mac platform reaches 15-year high with 5% worldwide market share

INTO IT…NOT INTO IT

-Google Music debuts

-iTunes Match: A solution for a problem Apple helped create

-Sony to offer TV channels across Internet?

-PlayBook dropping to $199 in Staples Black Friday deal?

-Google+ Badges can tie your Web site to your Google+ page

-Look for $99 Kinect, other Xbox deals for Black Friday

-Amazon Kindle Fire

-Zappos founder’s next target: Clothes shoppers’ loyalty

-Remastered video games: Good or bad?

-Help Lego master builders make a giant Santa Yoda

SCIENCE

The Star Wars Wampug

VOICEMAIL

Amee from Norfolk wants to know if Pandora is still tracking her

Caller wants our opinion on which Tablet to buy for Xmas that has an HDMI out
XOOM or Galaxy Tab 10.1, or iPad with AirPlay

EMAILS

Hey Buzz Crew,

I have played with Google music for a little bit now after watching the keynote live with your crew. I hate to say it, but Steve Jobs is right, “”Google just doesn’t get it”". It’s great I get to throw up my music to the cloud and stream it. Download it to my phone in the coming days.

My issue is with the lack of user controls and customization. With iTunes, I get to add tags to enhance customization and this works perfectly for customizing smart lists. With Google music, I have to rely on their algorithms to figure out what music I want to listen to. And it still does not have it right. I know how I want my music broken down by. Sometimes by the decade, or the genre. Some times I just want a 90′s grunge mix and have that NOT be interrupted by Tone Loc.

The user experience is still seriously lacking. They still need a better music player. Apps for storing your content locally instead of streaming it all of the time. When will Google get it? We don’t live in the Google universe...like their campuses where there are baristas and booze around every corner, 1 terabyte per sec download and uploads with no bandwidth restrictions. I live on planet rip-off, with monsters like AT&T and ComCast ripping me off and restricting how much data I can consume every month.

Get it Google? Please!!! PS Google, if there are any job openings at a Google campus with baristas, endless booze and everyone farts unicorn breath, I’ll sign up! I think I would like it there.

Christian
Huntington Beach, CA

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Hey Buzz Crew,

I was reading up on the Kindle Fire and iTunes Match yesterday, and I realized something. Music you buy on iTunes stays on iTunes. But music you buy on Amazons mp3 store can be uploaded to iTunes match and downloaded to all of your idevices. If anyone’s interested in amazon mp3 or a kindle fire, it’s much better to use this method to just buy songs once! Love the show.

Richard from California

Sent from my iPhone 5 :)

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Hey Buzz Crew,

I ordered a Kindle Fire for my girlfriend so she will stop stealing my iPad; so I will own two tablets... I might need help. Oh and a Student Amazon Prime membership is Free or $40 a year if you want Prime Instant Videos. Even though I just graduated amazon doesn't know that. Only down side is not being able to share free shipping benefits with family members but hey I'm getting it for 50% off. People interested in this just need a .edu e-mail account.

-Aaron the Network Admin from Fresno

COMPUTER LOVE

Dear Molly, Brian & Stephen,

Since the last time I wrote you guys, I have started dating again.The last person I dated lasted a little over a month. The excuse that was used to end it was that I am too nice of a guy for them. Normally I would file this under bull feces, however, this excuse has been used on me 5 other times (I freakin' kid you not). I'm starting to see a pattern.

I was raised to treat people with the same kind of respect that I would want in return. So I'm starting to become very confused as to this "too nice of a guy" excuse that I keep running into. Has the dating scene changed that drastically? Do people prefer dating others that are douche bags and total tools? Or could I be over thinking this?

Cordially,
Nice guys finish last.

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I've done minor counseling for awhile. Two things I try to get across:

1. Girls expect guys to change; they don't.

2. Guys expect girls NOT to change; they do.

Both get disappointed; some who really want their own way get bitter. The happy ones say their piece and then make peace with it all. After about 25-30 years, life can be good. EDB

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One of our MOST loyal listeners wants to propose to his girlfriend … and he wants it to be kind of geeky, but he also said that she is all about the proposal, so it has to be good. HELP US, BUZZTOWN!!

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http://bol.cnet.com, 800-616-2638 (CNET), buzz@cnet.com

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