Buzz Out Loud 648: RIP HD DVD

BOL can now predict, based on early returns, Blu-Ray will win the high-definition format war (in Florida).

BOL can now predict, based one early returns, Blu-Ray will win the high-definition format war. But tune in tomorrow, there's still a close race for second place! HD VMD could make a surprise showing! In other news, Scientology, for once, is the one under attack, and Qtrax ... well. Poor Qtrax.

--Molly


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EPISODE 648

TODAY'S LINKS:


TODAY'S VOICE MAIL:
David from Milwaukee
Put some XP on your MacBook.

Jason?
I pay a lot per text message.

Shalin
Everybody loves Fordo.

Mark
Five-second call.



TODAY'S E-MAIL:
Hey guys,
I'm not one to peruse the news sites, and so I depend on Buzz Out Loud to keep me in the loop on tech-related stuff that comes up during small talk around the office.

For the first time, I had to tell my friends and coworkers that I had not heard of a story. Apparently, it, or a related story had been on USA Today, Wired, Time, NBC, SkyNews, NPR, FoxNews, the Drudge Report, The Register, Slashdot, and News.com, but nothing on BOL.

Sample conversation.

Non-tech-savvy coworker: What do you know about the hackers that
attacked Scientology? Me: Hackers attacked Scientology?
Non-tech-savvy coworker: Yeah, it was on Kevin and Bean this morning. I thought you kept up on hacker news. Me: ...

So, I went to Digg and found dozens of stories.

I depend on BOL to keep me away from places like Digg!

=[

Anthony

Molly? Where were you?
Molly, you disappoint the world when you were a no-show for TWiT. Just letting you know. :(

Love the show.

Kevin Brown

Here's where the iPhones went
Hi everyone,

My name is Nick. I'm Thai. I live in Bangkok.

With reference to number of iPhone Apple sold and number of iPhone registered with AT&T. I'm not surprise at all. Because most of my friends, my sister, my uncle and my girlfriend are using iPhone. I see iPhone everywhere I go in Bangkok.

There is one shopping center where there are many mobile phone shop (more that 200 mobile phone shop). 95 percent of those shop have iPhone on sell. They are selling iPhone locked at about USD575 and unlocked iPhone at about USD700.

I heard that AIS (Thai carrier) is talking with Apple to bring iPhone to Thailand officially. But I don't think it will work. As iPhones in U.S. are subsidized by AT&T. Official iPhone would cost USD1,000 in Thailand.

I hope this information would be useful. Love the show. BOL helps me get through Bangkok traffic everyday.

Best regards,
Nick

Coffee explanation
Ian re: the coffee voice mail. Remember when you guys were talking about Verizon waking up and smelling the coffee!?! Geez....

Oh. Um. Obviously.

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About the author

Molly Wood was an executive editor at CNET, author of the Molly Rants blog, and host of the tech show, Always On. When she's not enraging fanboys of all stripes, she can be found offering tech opinions on CBS and elsewhere, and offering opinions on everything else to anyone who will listen.

 

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