Buzz Out Loud 694: Know your zombies

It's zombie-preparedness day, and may we suggest you also prepare yourself for a barrage of rumors of the eBay and Blu-ray variety.

It's zombie-preparedness day, and may we suggest you also prepare yourself for a barrage of rumors of the eBay and Blu-ray variety. Also, today, Amazon reaches right inside Molly's brain and launches shopping via text-message (hello, impulse purchase heaven!), and one listener defends the sacred honor of the Chevy Nova.
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EPISODE 694

Voicemail - Dark
Zombie Preparedness Day!

Judge to RIAA: You can’t sue over songs ‘made available’ via P2P
http://www.news.com/8301-13578_3-9908353-38.html

eBay’s power sell: Skype to Google?
http://www.news.com/8301-13577_3-9908959-36.html

Amazon launches text-message shopping
http://www.webware.com/8301-1_109-9909076-2.html
http://ap.google.com/article/ ALeqM5iITmgbH6EWbqdm47W5ohOZc-tTdAD8VPGRHG1

Xbox 360 with Blu-ray to spark price war with Sony PS3?
http://www.engadget.com/2008/04/02/ xbox-360-with-blu-ray-to-spark-price-war-with-sony-ps3/

Microsoft to give XP stay of execution--for budget laptops
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/ 20080401-microsoft-to-give-xp-stay-of-executionfor-budget-laptops.html

Google’s CIO leaves search giant for job at EMI
http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9908312-7.html

New 20-inch iMac screens show 98 percent fewer colors
http://hardware.slashdot.org/hardware/08/04/01/1710221.shtml

Intel trots out wireless chips, discusses 8 cores at IDF
http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9908654-7.html

eBay yanks sale of hacked Vista laptop
http://www.pcworld.com/article/ id,144021-c,auctionsites/article.html#

Germany says “Willkommen!” to TV on iTunes
http://arstechnica.com/journals/apple.ars/2008/04/02/ germany-says-willkommen-to-tv-on-itunes

Deutsche Telekom/T-Mobile demands Engadget Mobile discontinue using the color magenta
http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/31/ deutsche-telekom-t-mobile-demands-engadget-mobile-discontinue/

Nokia unveils its first WiMax device in N810 tablet
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/ djf500/200804020726DOWJONESDJONLINE000508_FORTUNE5.htm

Voicemail

Robert D
An important message

Patrick New Hampshire
A key point you missed about RIAA.

Anonymous
April Fool’s joke

E-mail

Nova inferior

Tom:

I must say that I feel you spoke out of turn when saying that any new-fangled Volvo would make an American classic like the Chevy Nova inferior. I'd gladly pit my '71 Chevy Nova versus anything on the road today. The car survived three collisions (people hitting me) from "superior" modern cars that crumpled into an accordion, while my Nova's total damage out of all three collisions was one taillight and two marker lights. The crumpled plastic of those modern cars didn't even make a dent in the steel body of the Chevy Nova. American muscle all the way!

Love the show

-David the Graphic Designer

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So say we all!

I am half a week behind in BOLs, so if this was brought up I apologize

Jason horrified me with his lack of Battlestar knowledge! Dude, where is your nerd cred!?!??!

In honor of the new season starting Friday, I thought it would either be really cool or a colossal waste of time to have citizens of Buzztown send in a MP3 (or whatever format) of them saying “So Say We All”. That way JoMoTo could say it, and all of use could say it back. I will even volunteer to splice them all together and send back a MP3 to play (I’ll set up a Gmail account to set it up). Let me know what you guys think!

Kevin from Michigan.

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Notepad for iPhone

Dear CNET,

I have just released a beta of an application I like to call “GoOffice”. The features of this beta include the following extras:
Being able to save your notes as text, PDFs, XML code, HTML, and JavaScript.
Full intergration for images in all formats Online and Offline.

To use this application on your iPod Touch, iPhone, PC, or Mac just go to this URL in your Web browser:
http://69.36.229.120/website/

Final release coming soon.

Yours sincerely
Windowsmad / Jack O’Brien

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Betamax to HD-DVD converter

Hey Buzz crew,

I haven’t listened to today’s (or yesterday’s, for that matter) podcast, so forgive me if this is a dupe, but I thought you’d enjoy this:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/betamaxhd.html

Undoubtedly April Fool’s, but fun anyway.

Eric in Shrewsbury, MA

 

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