The authors Guild might be afraid of the robotic voice of the Kindle, but Wil Wheaton sure isn't. Neilsen lays a bombshell with the news that job search sites have increased traffic because of, you guessed it, these troubled times. And Hearst is planning their own large format e-reader for their magazines.
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Facebook wants you to ring in on policy
It’s not always about money; sometimes hackers just hate you
Neilsen: Job search site traffic is up
Hearst to launch a wireless e-reader
Skype To Go lets you make VoIP calls from anywhere
Detachable keyboard on new LG phone
Nokia Comes With Music phones confirmed for U.S. this year
Digg to get a software-free toolbar
Prototype SunCat batteries enable solar charging
Smart Cars that communicate with each other Could Hit the Road by 2012
Wil Wheaton vs. Authors’ Guild vs. Kindle
TV.com iPhone application
Chris in STL
How do you follow news on Twitter
The Beast 33
Context for LimeWire on Today Show
Jay in Tacoma
If you can’t hear my voice mail….
Here is a link to the first Web browser you mentioned on Buzz Out Loud
It was called world wide web
Not an hour after listening to episode 918 was I myself SMiShed. I
received a text message from email@example.com (North Carolina
State Employees Credit Union). The body of the text said “State
Employees CU urgent notification:unusual activity,please verify your
online information at 877-336-6029″ Even though I knew it was a scam
I gave them a call to see if I couldn’t waste some of there time ala
419 eaters. I went strait to voice mail; it seems, unfortunately,
that they had too many other SMishy fish in their net already.
This morning on NPR I heard that in fact it was a scam and that people
should be careful not to fall for the trick.
Zac in Raleigh
You CNET folks being in-laws with the CBS peoples, I would like to personally thank Buzz Out Loud for bringing back my reason for going to Las Vegas!
brian in L.A.
I was thrilled to hear your second episode in a row mentioning tech
and education. As a high school teacher, I agree that providing
PowerPoint slides on handouts CAN make students lazy. However, at my
school we have a gadget called the Qwizdom student response system
(NAYY - not affiliated yada yada) that enhances PowerPoints by
allowing teachers to embed multiple-choice or true/false questions
that students answer with cool little remote devices. Teachers can
choose any type of feedback, such as instant right/wrong, ability to
change answers, or no feedback if they want answers recorded as quiz
scores. Some universities even require students to buy their own
remotes to use in certain classes.
Our informal surveys suggest students remember more when they must
interact with the presentation. Plus it’s just more fun!
Love the show,
Student Remote gadget: http://www.qwizdom.com/Education/Products/Hardware.html
ActionPoint software: http://www.qwizdom.com/Education/Products/Actionpoint.html
Article about Qwizdom use in universities: http://www.michigandaily.com/content/qwizdom-clickers-tuning-some-students-turning-others
“The European Space Agency (ESA) on Friday named a Frenchman and a German who will join four Russians in an innovative 105-day isolation experiment to test whether humans can one day fly to Mars.
From March 31, the six “crew” will be locked inside a special facility in Moscow that replicates conditions of a space trip to Mars.
The simulation will be followed by a 520-day experiment, starting later this year, that would last as long as a real mission to Mars…. ”
Chris the Commuter