Buzz Out Loud 868: Joogle and the Spindle

We rename Google's boring-sounding Native Client project to let you know what it really is: Java from Google. You know, Joogle. Also, HP unveils flexible paper using e-ink and a roller design that inspires version 3 of the Kindle: the Spindle.

We rename Google's boring-sounding Native Client project to let you know what it really is: Java from Google. You know, Joogle. Also, HP unveils flexible paper using e-ink and a roller design that inspires version 3 of the Kindle: the Spindle. In non-funny-word related news, we also engage in a nice long conversation about music piracy and college campuses. Feels just like old times.
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Episode 868

The mouse hits 40-year milestone
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7768481.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7761262.stm
http://news.cnet.com/2300-1041_3-6248261.html

Rumor: Apple’s iTunes going DRM-free starting Tuesday
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/08/12/08/rumor_apples_itunes_going_drm_free_starting_tuesday.html

(Or not, says News.com)
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10118706-93.html

Voluntary campus-wide music licenses could stop the lawsuits
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081208-voluntary-campus-wide-music-licenses-could-stop-the-lawsuits.html

Google’s answer to Java, Flash, Windows: Native Client
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10118792-92.html
http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08%2F12%2F09%2F1459230
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10118019-16.html

Sony to lay off 16,000
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10118970-92.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aiP0oocLk1KY

Tech Spending to Grow 1.6% in 2009
http://blogs.wsj.com/biztech/2008/12/09/tech-spending-to-grow-16-in-2009/

Free crapware removal from Support.com
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10118333-1.html

Indiana bans driver’s license smiles, for security
http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08%2F12%2F09%2F1315248

MySpace ‘Connects’ with Google for MySpaceID
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10118553-2.html

HP unveils displays that yields to the touch
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10118330-1.html

Voice mail
Joe from Boston: Singing by the train

E-mail

Hey Tom Molly Jason and Guest, B from New Orleans I just wanted to
comment on the bingo like game that we are all playing ( to get
pictures of certain items in the wild). I just heard someone say, get
a picture of Steve Jobs with a g1 in his hand and natali said that
someone was gonna have to force it in his hand. This disturbed me a
bit, does the movie fight club ring a bell. This is how it all starts
first pics of kindles in the wild, then netbooks, then someone
kidnapping Steve Jobs and putting a g1 in his hand to get the picture.
This must be all apart of Molly's evil plan.?.?.? Love the show

Sent from B’s iPhone

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In response to your hunt for Android phones [Android chaser jingle
anyone?], engadget reported on Sunday that China has announced a new
phone running on the OS. It’s going to be called the QiGi i6. Pricing
hasn’t been announced yet but the touch screen looks every bit as
responsive as the G1. However, in these troubled economic times [drink]
they did have to cut a major part of the phone’s design out: the
keypad. As Android doesn’t natively have an onscreen keyboard this
seems like a fairly big omission because when you buy it you’ll have no
way of making any sort of text input like URLs, text messages,
phonebook entries, etc. Here’s the original article:
http://www.engadget.com/2008/12/07/video-of-chinas-android-running-qigi-i6-in-action-unearthed/

Oh, and if you haven’t already heard, Wal-Mart has officially announced
it’ll be carrying the iPhone in 8GB and 16GB but mentioned nothing of
the illusive 4GB one.
http://www.pmptoday.com/2008/12/08/official-walmart-iphone-3g-starts-at-197/

Love the show
Alex from the UK

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Hey for those of us in rural areas, the bingo is impossible. How
about a little cultural bias to help us with the last mile problem,
like:
guy on a tractor using a cell phone
Cows with headphones
opportunistic wifi deer
someone surfing on a 26K dial up in the wild

Love the show!

Anthony Soucek [so-check]

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Hey Jamoto+1,

Do you guys remember when molly was talking about netbooks with 3g
capabilities and how it would be better then the gigantic cell phone
thats trying to be a netbook? Well here you go

http://www.engadget.com/2008/12/08/contract-laden-3g-acer-aspire-one-hitting-us-at-just-99/

love the show

Brad from buffalo

 

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