News.com Daily Podcast: Better living through green chemistry

The new iPhone and an editor's dilemma; the new Netflix Player flies off the shelves; and MIT predicts which technologies will jump-start the economy.

The new iPhone and an editor's dilemma; the new Netflix Player flies off the shelves; and MIT predicts which technologies will jump-start the economy.
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A growing number of chemists are working to keep toxins out of our landfills. At the CSI Clean Technology conference taking place this week in Boston, a representative from the Environmental Protection Agency says small changes in the chemicals used in products have prevented at least 200 million pounds per year of hazardous substances from entering the market. CNET News.com intern Holly Jackson speaks with reporter Martin LaMonica about this burgeoning industry.

All signs point to a new iPhone--and a bevy of third-party applications designed for it--to be announced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. But while many people are speculating about what exactly will be announced, we at CNET are doing some hand-wringing about what the device should be called. Is it the 3G (as in wireless) iPhone? The 2G (as in second-generation) iPhone? Or the iPhone 2.0 (as in the software)? Help us sort out this semantic dilemma .

Also in this podcast: Roku's new Netflix Player is so popular it's now on two-week backorder; privacy advocates say Google is in violation of California law; and researchers at MIT name the technologies they think will jump-start the economy.

Today's stories:

Third-party iPhone applications to arrive on Monday

The iPhone name game: 2G, 3G, or 2.0?

Roku's Netflix Player sells out

Can tech make chemistry greener?

'Carbon Belch Day' promotes un-green actions

At microloan sites, the new college try

Ex-Yahoo CEO Terry Semel to snap up IMG?

Google denies report of Android phone delay

Google attacked over privacy policy visibility

MIT predicts tech to jump-start economy

Asus officially announces Eee Box details

 

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