Buzz Out Loud Podcast 1153: iPad? Yes. Apple named it iPad.

We record right after Steve Jobs finished his 90-minute announcement of the Apple iPad, its new tablet computer. It's variably impressive depending on who you are, but will anyone buy it? We discuss.

We recorded right after Steve Jobs finished his 90-minute announcement of the Apple iPad, Apple's new tablet computer. It's variably impressive depending on who you are, but will anyone buy it? We discuss. Also, it's over for the Mars rover Spirit. At least the roving part is over, but it's still alive and doing science.

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EPISODE 1153

Apple iPad tablet
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-10440943-260.html

After three months, only 35 subscriptions for Newsday’s Web site
http://www.observer.com/2010/media/after-three-months-only-35-subscriptions-newsdays-web-site

McNealy’s bittersweet memo bids good-bye to Sun
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20000017-264.html

Oracle buys Sun, becomes hardware company
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20000019-264.html

Oracle’s Sun strategy: What to expect
http://blogs.zdnet.com/BTL/?p=29982

Microsoft working on a Zune Phone?
http://www.pcworld.com/article/187859/microsoft_working_on_a_zune_phone.html

End of the road for Mars rover
http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/deltav/24719/

Antarctica needs a network engineer
http://it.slashdot.org/story/10/01/27/1342220/Antarctica-Needs-a-Network-Engineer

VOICE MAIL
Anonymous takes us to task for not being hard on PC Perspective

E-MAIL
Hey Buzz Crew,

Just listened to episode 1511 where Miles from Texas describes the Pixel Qi (pronounced “chee”) display.

Many people don’t realize that Pixel Qi’s technology is already used in over a million devices: the XO Laptop from Nicholas Negroponte’s One Laptop per Child. I got an XO in 2007 from the first Give 1 Get 1 program, and while the display isn’t perfect — the colors aren’t as rich as an LCD, and the black-and-white mode isn’t as reflective as e-ink — it’s certainly impressive. I’m sure this proven technology has advanced quite a bit over the years, and am excited to see commercial success branching from the innovative OLPC project.

Love the show!
Adam from Chicago

PS: the XO is also widely regarded as spurring the netbook trend in low-cost, internet-connected laptops.

 

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