Buzz Out Loud 961: Are you smarter than Google?

IBM is creating a computer that will go to battle against contestants on Jeopardy, and we envision an Internet-connected Google computer searching for the answers in real time. Something tells me this computer will be a little bit smarter than that.

IBM is creating a computer that will go to battle against contestants on Jeopardy, and we envision that it will be something like an Internet-connected Google computer searching for the answers in real time. Something tells me this computer will be a little bit smarter than that. Also, Nicole Lee joins us to discuss a slew of cell phone-related news.


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EPISODE 961

Verizon and the iPhone: Nothing to report…yet
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-10227945-94.html

Investigated: Unlocked GSM Palm Pre on sale
http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/0,39029453,49302115,00.htm

Samsung unveils its first Google phone
http://www.pcworld.com/article/163874/samsung_unveils_its_first_google_phone.html

Report: First Android Netbook to cost $250
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10227770-1.html

Qualcomm, Broadcom reach $891 million settlement
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-10227815-64.html
http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/TOP%20STORY/2290467/

Windows 7 gets built in XP mode
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/04/27/windows_7_xp_mode/

Home Office UK drops central snooping database
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/04/27/jacqui_snooping_database/
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/251979/government-drops-database-plans.html

Follow the deadly Swine Flu pandemic in real time with Google Maps
http://gizmodo.com/5229314/follow-the-deadly-swine-flu-pandemic-in-real-time-with-google-maps

Twitter’s role in exaggerating Swine Flu panic
http://www.dantynan.com/2009/04/27/one-swine-flu-over-the-cuckoos-nest/
http://xkcd.com/

Optical disc offers 500GB storage
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8021012.stm

EU extends musical copyrights by 20 years, eyes movies next
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/04/eu-extends-musical-copyrights-by-20-years-eyes-movies-next.ars

Computer program to take on "Jeopardy!"
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/27/technology/27jeopardy.html?_r=1

VOICEMAIL
Fordo
Vonage and those pesky names

E-MAIL
Hello Natalie,

You might already know this, but you can get that iPhone mute switch fixed for free! Mine also fell off (this is beginning to sound like a really common problem), and they gave me a new iPhone in exchange at the Apple store. Maybe you can pass this along to German.

Love the show,

Paul

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In episode 959 you all seem dismayed that the Pirate Bay lawyers didn't know the judge was on the copyright board. I would say they did know and kept their mouth shut. Why? For this exact outcome:

Innocent--P.R. tagline Pirate Bay found innocent by judge who is on the copyright board
Guilty--P.R. tagline Conflict of interest Pirate Bay gets new trial as the judge was on the copyright board

It's a win win or lose win situation for the Pirate Bay.

Thanks, Love the Show.

Ethan Bateman

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