Buzz Out Loud 834: No like juicy cookies!

There's a new smart phone from LG called the Cookie. It has a little more juice than the Palm Centro. But Natali doesn't like juice in her cookies. But that doesn't mean she doesn't like this smartphone.

There's a new smartphone from LG called the Cookie. It has a little more juice than the Palm Centro. But Natali doesn't like juice in her cookies. But that doesn't mean she doesn't like this smart phone. We also cover the new mobile browsers and Apple's attack ads against Microsoft.


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EPISODE 834

Mozilla launches mobile browser
http://virgintech.blogspot.com/2008/10/mozilla-for-mobile-fennec.html
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081020-hands-on-fennec-alpha-1-puts-firefox-on-your-handheld.html

Opera launches mobile version 9.5 for Symbian
http://www.intomobile.com/2008/10/20/opera-mobile-95-beta-now-available-for-symbian-uiq3-too.html

Delay of 'Little Big Planet' due to Quran
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10069678-1.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7679151.stm

Microsoft gets patent for real-time f-bomb bleeping
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081020-microsoft-gets-patent-for-real-time-f-bomb-bleeping.html

Record label infringes own copyright, site pulled
http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/10/19/2136213

Microsoft aiming to expand touch screen beyond the Surface
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10069105-56.html

Apple campaign attacking Microsoft’s ad spending
http://gizmodo.com/5065783/new-im-a-mac-ads-stop-attacking-vista-start-attacking-microsofts-marketing

Lawsuit between Apple and Psystar moves toward settlement
http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/10/19/1511231

Panasonic has the smallest notebook fuel cell
http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/10/20/panasonic-develops-worlds-smallest-notebook-fuel-cell/

LG’s new touch-screen phone called the Cookie
http://gizmodo.com/5065769/lgs-kp500-touchscreen-smartphone-gets-cookie-codename-low-pricing

Number of ET Civilizations in our galaxy is 37,964
http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/10/20/1230207

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E-MAIL
Morning BOL.

Just a quick note that I thought your listeners would enjoy.

Sony updated the PS3’s firmware last night. It now supports Flash 9.

Which means, I now have Hulu on my TV.

Sweet.

love the show,
Brian in LA


First of all for all those buzzards out there who hate the iGoogle sidebar, I wrote a small script that removes it: http://www.tekpizza.com/2008/10/remove-igoogle-side-bar.html

Paul


Dear JaMoTo,

Congratulations on your nomination in the Technology/Science category of the Podcast Awards. Be sure to get the citizens of BuzzTown to vote for you daily — beginning Oct. 23 — at PodcastAwards.com.

Since you aren’t nominated in my category (comedy), I feel I can wish you the best of luck!

Love the show.

Clinton


After the release of the new Apple notebooks this week and no announcement to support Blu-Ray. It got me thinking….

What would really prevent them from wanting to add support? I reference the “Security Now” podcasts with our friends Leo Laporte and Steve Gibson, specifically episodes 73, 74. They discuss the addition of AACS DRM in in Vista.

In those episodes they go into the hoops and difficulty engineering the high system overhead DRM that Microsoft had to write into Vista to placate the MPAA. Basically, a LOT of code had to be written so that users could not easily copy HDVD (dead), or Blu-Ray content. Not much is said about the amount of processor and system overhead AACS creates but I bet it is a good reason why Vista was slow to market.

My guess is that Steve and the gang at Cupertino really don’t want to completely engineer and insert more buggy, imposed DRM functionality into OS X. It would mean more than just a 10.5.6 update. And a lot of their existing hardware out there would be incompatible.

Love the show!

Randy from Albuquerque, formerly Boise (Go Broncos!), formerly of Missoula (Go Griz!)


Hello JaMoTo+1!

Mike “TheBusyBrain” from St. Petersburg, Fl. here with a realization which I think may cure your cravings for an “In Transit” Voicemail mode that you guys have spoke a good bit about within the last few BOL shows. This only works for the iPhone… (No hacks needed!)

http://blog.thebusybrain.com/making-good-use-of-the-iphones-custom-greeting-feature/133

Molly, hopefully this will help keep your calling-while-driving temptations at bay!

“LTS!”

Mike J
“TheBusyBrain”

 

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