Buzz Out Loud Podcast 1174: Pregnant robot drones

In and amongst our fights over Facebook patents, TV spectrum and the reasons for the decline of music, we find time to agree on one thing. Robot drones are cool. Robot drobnes that carry little baby drones with them are even cooler.

In and amongst our fights over Facebook patents, TV spectrum and the reasons for the decline of music, we find time to agree on one thing. Robot drones are cool. Robot drobnes that carry little baby drones with them are even cooler.

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EPISODE 1174

Top Stories

Facebook Granted Patent on the News Feed – This Could Be Very Big
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/facebook_granted_patent_on_the_news_feed_-_this_co.php

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Bug causes Facebook messages to misfire
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-10460191-245.html

FriendFeed Goes Down Hard. Both Remaining Users Pissed.
http://techcrunch.com/2010/02/25/friendfeed-down/

Microsoft drops Cryptome ’spy’ document fight
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-10460171-245.html

NPD Group: U.S. Record Industry Lost 24 Million Customers Over Two Years
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/content_display/industry/e3id9638d8420146d3c01bf6bdb523c3311
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31001_3-10459168-261.html
http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2010/02/p2p-use-down-but-24m-fewer-people-bought-music-in-09-vs-07.ars

Half of iPhone users buy at least an app a month
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10459753-1.html
Plants vs. Zombies lands iPhone game sales record
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A New Zelda for Wii in Second Half of 2010?
http://www.pcworld.com/article/190274/a_new_zelda_for_wii_in_second_half_of_2010.html

Kickers and Science
Know your flying robot drones
http://www.popsci.com/technology/gallery/2010-02/gallery-future-drones

Erykah Badu gets sample clearance from Paul McCartney through twitter
http://pitchfork.com/news/38028-echo-chamber-erykah-badu/

Voicemail

John from Canada on fuel cell

John the video editor

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Hello Buzz Crew

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100226/ap_on_hi_te/eu_eu_google_data_privacy

The EU wants Google to warn people before they make their street view
pictures. This is going to back fire. We have already seen numerous
examples of how people do many wonderful, weird and wacky things just to
pose for the Google camera vehicle when they know it is coming. If you
warn them it’s coming, this practice will only get worse…. or is it
better? – David

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Hey guys,

I understand that Apple’s strict choices in the App Store are upsetting, but I’d like to submit a question: why should that store be treated differently from any other physical store? You don’t expect Wallmart or Best Buy to stock every single product that comes to the market, right? You don’t get upset because they don’t stock every “Wobble Boobs Bobble Chest” latex toy. Even if it’s about shelf space, you don’t think that Amazon should reference all the products in existence… And I don’t think you sternly warn Target against the woes and dangers of censorship if they decide to take some products off the shelves because of this or that reason… It’s their store, they want to create a certain atmosphere for their customers, and if they don’t want to carry a certain item that they deem offensive of even just not appropriate for them, they can do that.
So why should Apple be treated differently? If we don’t like their choices, it’s up to us (or up to Android) to create a different store that’ll have more stuff… Any merit to that argument?

Ok, just to be clear: I’m fairly certain I’m wrong, I just want Molly to tell me why. :)

LOVE-THE-SHOW

Patrick Beja

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Hi Buzz Crew,

Long time Aussie listener, got a story you may be interested in. As you may be aware, the Australian government have proposed a mandatory internet filter to “protect” Australians from content the government determines is inappropriate. Well recently Senator Conroy (Australian Broadband Minister) has been caught out censoring his own site by implementing some code in his tag cloud to not display the term “ISP Filtering” to visitors. It’s good to know our government are unlikely to filter out content for political purposes ;) Great job with the show guys, welcome back Molly!

Regards,
Aaron from Perth.

http://www.zdnet.com.au/blogs/gen-why/soa/Conroy-censors-own-site-/0,2001149271,339301360,00.htm

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