Buzz Out Loud 985: Accelorometers in bed

Natali brings our discussion of the MEMS-based accelerometer technology to a screeching halt when she suggests it be used in bed. This is a clear demonstration of how much more mature Natali is than Rafe or myself.

Natali brings our discussion of the MEMS-based accelerometer technology to a screeching halt when she suggests it be used in bed. This is a clear demonstration of how much more mature Natali is than Rafe or myself. In other news, we discover the true meaning of Bing and ponder the sanity of a new Mac-clone maker.


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EPISODE895

U.S. to set out cyber security plan
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8073654.stm
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10251898-38.html

Hackers breached U.S. army servers
http://it.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/05/28/1952214&from=rss

Hands-on: Much to like in Hulu Desktop
http://arstechnica.com/software/news/2009/05/hulu-desktop-breaks-streaming-tv-shows-out-of-the-browser.ars
http://download.cnet.com/8301-2007_4-10251658-12.html?

Updated Windows 7 and Vista downgrade rights leaked
http://www.engadget.com/2009/05/29/updated-windows-7-and-vista-downgrade-rights-leaked/

LG puts 3D into displays, (purportedly) passes savings on
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10250946-1.html

Xbox to get live TV and massive VOD update http://games.slashdot.org/story/09/05/29/045233/Xbox-To-Get-Live-TV-and-Massive-VOD-Update?from=rss

New HDMI standard brings Internet to TV
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10249212-1.html
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2009/05/hdmi-spec-updated-to-14-adds-unwanted-complexity.ars

New Mac clone maker to open retail store in Calif.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10251943-37.html

Accelerometers on the rise, showing up in everything
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3-10251217-64.html

45-year-old modem used to surf the Web
http://tech.slashdot.org/story/09/05/28/1745203/45-Year-Old-Modem-Used-To-Surf-the-Web?from=rss

Wikipedia bans Church of Scientology
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/05/29/wikipedia_bans_scientology/

VOICEMAIL

Anonymous – How to reset AT&T network settings

Alexei – What about Wolfram?

E-MAIL
Hey guys,

I just finished listening to 984 and heard Chris asking about most
surprising stories (stories about significant tech you missed at the
time) and I have to give an “I told you so” on Facebook.

In March of 2007 I sent in a voicemail saying that the kids I work
with (I work with teenagers at a church) were shifting from Myspace
to Facebook, and that I thought it was going to blow up with
mainstream audiences. You guys weren’t buying it.

Granted, at the time it just moved away from being for-college-
students-only and they hadn’t released application support yet…but
still, there was I remember a time when you guys were Facebook doubters.

Love the show!

Josh
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Hey guys love the show!
I heard you talking about the blackberry syncing with itunes and did some googling. Turns out it is a third party party from blackberry that will sync playlists from itunes. In a word, LAME
http://na.blackberry.com/eng/services/media/mediasync.jsp#tab_tab_overview

Jon the Computer network management and design student from Portsmouth

Jonathan
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Hey Buzz Crew,

So here I am, forward deployed to Kuwait with barely enough internet access to send you this email, thinking about how I wish there was a way for me to get BOL sent to me by some other means, when the thought occurred to me to have my family back home download all the BOL episodes I am missing and mail them to me via CD on a regular basis… Well, that led to my next thought (and the reason for this email): 1000th Episode Collector’s Edition of Buzz Out Loud. It would be a DVD (or perhaps multiple DVDs) of every episode of BOL, 1 – 1000. And, of course, you could use the winning entry of the 1000th Episode art work on the label(s). You could have audio and audio/video versions (though I don’t know if I’d pay the extra cash to see Tom and Jason on a regular basis, though Natali and Molly would make up for it!) and maybe pack in one of Molly’s favorite stickers and even a t-shirt.

I know, it’s just my dream to have easy access to the episodes I missed (I only started listening around episode 730, for shame), but if something like that ever comes to fruition, I’ll be first in line to buy it!

As a side note, I have seen a Kindle in the wild here…though it had broken in transport and was being used to prop up a netbook. So maybe they are useful…hehe.

Anthony from Louisiana, currently in Camp Buehring, Kuwait.
-ethancaine in the forums-
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1000th episode coming Thursday June 18th. Want to be on the episode? Post a video of yourself. MUST be less than 30 seconds long. And send a link. No attachments. Could be well-wishing, could be memories, epithets we don’t care. We’ll choose from all the messages we get and play a selection on the 1000th episode as well as post them in the Wiki.

Want to get involved in the production of the show? Find your favorite BOL moment, clip it out of the MP3, or video, and send us the moment. For video, please upload to a video hosting service and send us a link. Email either to buzz@cnet.com

 

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