Buzz Out Loud 1197: Where this episode is no joke (podcast)
Once again this year, we've had it with April Fool's jokes. Except for one. You'll see. If you're more tired of iPad than you are of April Fool's, skip the first half of the show where we recap other people's reviews since Apple refuses to give us an iPad early. Also, we debunk Microsoft's claims that Chrome is fundamentally insecure, which almost ought to be a joke.
Molly WoodFormer Executive Editor
Molly Wood was an executive editor at CNET, author of the Molly Rants blog, and host of the tech show, Always On. When she's not enraging fanboys of all stripes, she can be found offering tech opinions on CBS and elsewhere, and offering opinions on everything else to anyone who will listen.
Every now and again you talk about products that have the same name as tech stuff (like that Google toilet roll). Well while I was at work last week I noticed the brand name of the hand wash we use is... Activex! Every time you try to use it a yellow bar appears in front of your eyes asking if you'd really like to activate Activex. Picture included for the lolz
Alex from the UK
I am a police officer in Miami, Fl and train new recruits. The ability to be a supertasker is learned and can sometimes be accomplished through training. New recruits don’t drive right out the academy because their ability to monitor the police radio, watch for violators and NOT CRASH isn’t there yet. By the end of their 16 weeks of on-the-job training, one-on-one, many are able to perform all three. Being a police officer doesn’t automatically make you a supertasker but I’m sure 1% of the 2.5 % are police/military/fire/medical personal. Just to show not all police can do this, statistics show that more than 75% of new officers crash in their first year on the job. As for me, in nearly a decade I have honed my abilities and listen to two police radios, play music, watch for violators and drive with lights and sirens. It didn’t start that way though.