Buzz Out Loud 983: Jitterbuggy

The Jitterbug phone was supposed to make it easy for anyone to call 911. Seems they left out the people in remote rural areas. Oh, well. Nobody's perfect. It's not like lonely people in remote rural areas need emergency help, right?

The Jitterbug phone was supposed to make it easy for anyone to call 9111. Seems they left out the people in remote rural areas. Oh, well. Nobody's perfect. It's not like lonely people in remote rural areas need emergency help, right? Also Zune HD is coming in fall and Vista SP2 is here now!


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EPISODE 983

Zune HD gets official
http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2009/05/27/zune-hd-gets-official/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10249364-56.html

Microsoft releases Vista SP2
http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-10249913-75.html

Skyfire mobile browser reaches 1.0
http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-10249579-12.html

First commercial LTE base station being tested in Sweden
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-10249578-94.html

Play time: In-game ad spending to top $1 billion by 2014
http://www.paidcontent.org/entry/419-play-time-in-game-ad-spending-to-top-1-billion-by-2014/
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13846_3-10249422-62.html

Mac clone maker Psystar files for bankruptcy
http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/05/26/1942250&from=rss
http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/05/26/psystar-filed-for-bankruptcy-apple-lawyers-seen-circling-for-the-kill/

Phony TCP retransmissions can hide secret messages
http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/05/27/131236&from=rss

Kindle notes online
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/05/26/kindle-notes-and-highlights-now-accessible-on-the-web/

Jitterbug recall because phones can’t dial 911
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2347661,00.asp?kc=PCRSS03069TX1K0001121

How to use pulsars for interstellar navigation
http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/23576/

Voice mail

Thomas from Columbus – Emergency use for accelerometer

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Hi Buzz crew…

If I were writing an app for the iPhone, I would most definitely do something to get Apple to reject it from the app store. What better way is there to get free advertising for your app, once Apple reverses course? This could be a new revenue stream for Apple, I’m thinking.

I’m just sayin’. Maybe Apple isn’t the ogre… maybe it’s the developers themselves!

Keep up the good work.

LOVE THE SHOW

Chris (the geeky triplet Dad)
Canton, MI

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Dear buzz crew:
As I know, I'm the only Iranian BOL listener, so I think it's my duty to report that Facebook IS no longer filtered in Iran. Today around 2:00 PM (Tehran time) Facebook was open to Iranian people.

Best Regards

Siavash

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Hey Buzz Crew,

As I sit here cranking through some numbers on my trusty TI-89
graphing calc, I’m thinking how cool and efficient it would be to have
an e-ink display graphing calc. Crunch some numbers, draw a graph,
then the e-ink keeps it there and doesn’t draw any electrons from the
batteries, right?

Idk, what do you think? Maybe Texas Instruments is listening and it
could be a TI-BOL graphing calc!

- Bob, The Nuclear Engineer

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