Buzz Out Loud Podcast 1116: Humanity annoys Natali

Yahoo and Google have released their top search terms of the year and, no surprise, it's full of pop culture icons and references.

Yahoo and Google have released their top search terms of the year and--no surprise--it's full of pop culture icons and references, which makes Natali mad. Also making people mad is the new Microsoft black screen of death, which Microsoft still doesn't see. Also, YouTube wants back into the TV business, but this time the aim to do it legally and charge you.

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EPISODE 1116

Yahoo and Google year in review – this depresses me every year
http://yearinreview.yahoo.com/
http://digital.venturebeat.com/2009/11/30/yahoos-2009-searches-topped-by-michael-jackson-and-twilight-not-twitter/
http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/annc/20091201_zeitgeist.html
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/zeitgeist-2009-collective-consciousness.html

Microsoft investigating ‘black screen of death’
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-10406369-56.html

What’s powering Web apps: Google waving goodbye to Gears, hello to HTML5 [Updated]
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2009/11/google-gears.html

Is YouTube ready for prime time? Google wants to stream TV, for a fee
http://mediamemo.allthingsd.com/20091201/is-youtube-ready-for-prime-time-google-wants-to-stream-tv-for-a-fee/

Massive performance problem in Dell laptops
http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/01/dell-facing-massive-e6400-and-e6500-overheating-and-underclockin/

Apple and Psystar reach partial agreement
http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/12/01/psystar_apple_enter_partial_settlement_to_cease_clone_mac_sales.html

Current ACTA drafts ban DRM interoperability laws
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/11/current-acta-drafts-bans-drm-interoperability-laws.ars

Apple iPhone may go to T-Mobile next
http://www.thestreet.com/story/10634548/1/apple-iphone-may-go-to-t-mobile-next.html

Motorola Cliq sales fall short of goals thanks to issues, lack of interest
http://www.inquisitr.com/50187/motorola-cliq-sales-fall-short-of-goals-amid-issues-lack-of-interest/

Self-healing paint coming to cell phones
http://www.core77.com/blog/materials/japanese_market_to_get_self-healing_paint_for_cell_phones_15359.asp

VOICE MAIL
Alex in Austria on CNN vs Twitter

Joe on BNO being taken over

Jason the IT guy on the Bing program

E-MAIL
Hey, Buzz Crew. I’m guessing you’ll find out about this on your own, but just in case, here’s a link to the results of Android Developer Challenge 2.

http://code.google.com/android/adc/gallery_winners.html

Looks like there’s some great stuff here…can’t wait to try some of them out!

-Dave

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Hey Buzz Crew,

To add to what BT said yesterday, self-limitation of piracy does not only happen in the news/entertainment industry. In the world of magicians, intellectual property works a little differently.

It is hard to protect one’s work because once the method leaks out (copied DVDs, manuscripts), it loses most of its commercial value. Recently the web has facilitated piracy of magic at an enormous rate. Fortunately, the magic community is fairly closely knit, so if one were to pirate the work of another, he or she would essentially be ripping off someone they could easily meet in person. Further, magicians are extremely good about sharing their knowledge with one another, often for FREE. Of course (as you often say), there will ALWAYS be those who pirate, but the unique nature of our community protects our material to some degree.

Love the show,
Jimmy the Microbiologist (and Magician)

 

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