Buzz Out Loud 920: Speak for yourself, Kindle

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

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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EPISODE 920

Facebook wants you to ring in on policy
http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=56566967130

It’s not always about money; sometimes hackers just hate you
http://arstechnica.com/security/news/2009/02/its-not-always-about-moneysometimes-hackers-just-hate-you.ars

Neilsen: Job search site traffic is up
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10172635-2.html

Hearst to launch a wireless e-reader
http://money.cnn.com/2009/02/27/technology/copeland_hearst.fortune/index.htm

Skype To Go lets you make VoIP calls from anywhere
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13846_3-10172518-62.html

Detachable keyboard on new LG phone
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2341777,00.asp?kc=PCRSS03069TX1K0001121

Nokia Comes With Music phones confirmed for U.S. this year
http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2009/02/nokia-comes-with-music-comes-to-us-in-2009-au-in-march.ars

Digg to get a software-free toolbar
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10172940-2.html

Prototype SunCat batteries enable solar charging
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10173434-1.html

Smart Cars that communicate with each other Could Hit the Road by 2012
http://blog.wired.com/cars/2009/02/talking-cars-co.html

Wil Wheaton vs. Authors’ Guild vs. Kindle
http://www.boingboing.net/2009/02/26/wil-wheaton-vs-autho.html

TV.com iPhone application
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2341817,00.asp?kc=PCRSS03069TX1K0001121

VOICE MAIL
Chris in STL
How do you follow news on Twitter

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Context for LimeWire on Today Show

Jay in Tacoma
If you can’t hear my voice mail….

E-MAIL
Buzz Crew,

Here is a link to the first Web browser you mentioned on Buzz Out Loud
episode 919.

http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/WorldWideWeb.html

It was called world wide web

Thanks,

Ted,
Antigo, Wisconsin


Hi guys,

Not an hour after listening to episode 918 was I myself SMiShed. I
received a text message from auto-notice@ncsecu.org (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!

http://trekmovie.com/2009/02/26/cbs-confirms-contract-to-re-open-st-the-experience-in-may-new-stte-documentary/

:)
best,
brian in L.A.


Hi y’all!

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,
RogueTess


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…. ”

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.1c9410f52a65c5c99d8964a72b43ea22.8a1

Chris the Commuter

 

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