Buzz Out Loud 787: Let me see that Tong

Brian Tong fills in for Tom Merritt in today's show and it's just as awesomely fun and crazy as you'd expect it to be. Granted, there's some news in there, too: Best Buy will start selling iPhones (yay!) and problems with 3G connectivity (boo!).

Brian Tong fills in for Tom Merritt in today's show and it's just as awesomely fun and crazy as you'd expect it to be. Granted, there's some news in there, too: Best Buy will start selling iPhones (yay!), more and more users, analysts, and companies are pointing to serious problems with 3G connectivity (boo), and we give our official reviews of Clone Wars and Madden.
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EPISODE 787

Intro (Thanks Vic the Texas Rancher Pilot!!)

Best Buy to sell iPhones in September
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08/13/iphone_best_buy_deal/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10016087-37.html

Some iPhone 3G users find painful experience thanks to poor connections
http://www.dailytech.com/Some+iPhone+3G+Users+Find+Painful+Experience+Thanks+to+Poor+Connections/article12652.htm

Fire at Apple campus
http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_10183827

Home office measure gives public bodies access to personal e-mails and texts (Thanks, Adam)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2008/aug/13/privacy.civilliberties

Olympic gold medalist credits Wii with helping him mentally prepare
http://www.engadget.com/2008/08/13/olympic-gold-medalist-credits-wii-with-helping-him-mentally-prep/

Slashdot | Miyamoto ‘banned’ from talking about hobbies
http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/08/13/1310240

Lucasarts embargoes Clone Wars reviews...it's getting bad pub already
http://entertainment.slashdot.org/entertainment/08/08/13/1222225.shtml

Madden in the hizzouse
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10015356-1.html

Extended Digital rentals by Vudu…Love this! I hate the 24-hour viewing period and then it's done
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10016151-1.html
http://www.vudu.com/aboutus_extended_rentals.html

Air Force suspends Cyber Command Program
http://tech.slashdot.org/tech/08/08/13/1436224.shtml

Voice mail:
Anonymous Privacy Guy
It’s not just the cookies …

E-mail

Hey JaMoTo,

It’s funny that you brought up not seeing the Kindle in the wild last episode. I had never seen one either…until last night. I was out at a restaurant and saw a teenager at a table with his parents reading his Kindle, while his little brother watched something on his iPod. My first thought was “Hey a Kindle, I didn’t realize people really used those”. My second thought was “Man is that thing UGLY!”. Love the show guys.

Ryan from Charlotte, NC

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Hello BOL Crew,

I just wanted to tell you how excited I felt when I saw that Gmail was down on monday.

Why was I excited?

Because I thought they were coming out of beta! I mean, is Gmail really still in beta? Or is it just that someone forgot to change the logo?

Love the show,
Bernardo

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Hi BOL,

Here is a question related to Yahoo allowing people to opt out; does one opt out of receiving targeted ads or does one opt out of being tracked?

Clearly very different things and one would hope that it’s the latter.

EricC
Dublin, Ireland

PS: love the show.

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Hi All,

Will you be posting info or mentioning on the podcast when/where the BOL livecast will be?

Thanks!

Jason in the OC

 

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