Buzz Out Loud 933: Rocket bat

A bat hitched a ride on the space shuttle Discovery and I think it's going to be a long long time till touchdown brings it down again. Of course, IBM apparently wants to buy Sun too.

A bat hitched a ride on the space shuttle Discovery and I think it's going to be a long long time till touchdown brings it down again. Of course, IBM apparently wants to buy Sun too. We also cover the hot new features in the latest software update for the Nokia 5800. Oh, and the iPhone too.


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EPISODE 933

IBM to buy Sun?
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/19/technology/companies/19sun.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-10198901-92.html

iPhone OS 3.0: What you need to know
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10198292-37.html

What iPhone OS 3.0 promises users and developers
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10198525-37.html

Nokia 5800 NAM gets v20.2.014 major update
http://symbianworld.org/1357-nokia-5800-nam-gets-v202014-major-update/

Amazon’s Kindle targeted by patent infringement suit
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2009/03/amazons-kindle-targeted-by-patent-infringement-suit.ars
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13512_3-10198880-23.html

Steam gets into micropayments with in-game DLC
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10198392-2.html

House of Dead says f-word more than any other video game
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13846_3-10198183-62.html

Xbox Live has family games from Hasbro for free
http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2009/mar09/03-17FamilyGameNightPR.mspx?rss_fdn=Press%20Releases

Psystar releases new $599 Mac clone
http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/03/18/psystar-releases-new-599-mac-clone/

Computer science enrollment up
http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=14861

Did bat hitch a ride to space on Discovery?
http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/03/18/1232233

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Hey B.O.L.,

Windows Mobile revamps their entire ui, gives you flash to go along with a new mobile browser, a free backup solution, and some great devices that will come with it and you guys get all worked up over cut&paste and mms on the iphone? Really? Tell me why? I propose that each host should own a phone from a different os to level out this iphone lovefest. Tom can use a windows phone, natalie a blackberry, and jason an iphone.

Loving the show just a smidge less,
Emiliano the Mechanical Engineer

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Hello BOL.

The problem with maps is the licensing, the maps that google use are not licensed for routing and navigation, as presented in this ( http://code.google.com/apis/maps/terms.html ) terms of using the google maps api:
Scroll down to restrictions: you must not use the Service or Content with any products, systems, or applications for or in connection with real time navigation or route guidance, including but not limited to turn-by-turn route guidance that is synchronized to the position of a user’s sensor-enabled device.

Google licenses the maps from TeleAtlas/Navteq and I am sure both companies would prefer that you pay them for their maps. again … and again … and again. for each GPS enabled device that you own.
Now we will worry about map DRM …

Thanks!

Best regards…

Khaled A.

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Dear Buzz Crew:
I just wanted to say congratulations and Happy New Year to all Persians around the world (those who listen to this Podcast), this Friday would be the end of winter and start of the spring which is the start of our new year, we call it "Norouz" (translated: the new day).
So Happy Norouz to all Persian BOL Fans around the world.
Love the Show,
Siavash From Iran.

 

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