Buzz Out Loud 1281: Microsoft gets serious about tablets. Again. (podcast)
Steve Ballmer admits Apple knows a thing or two about tablets. The U.K. government says it's sticking with IE 6 despite the entire world saying it's full of security holes. And the U.S. Congress, realizing it's out of money, wants to bring Internet gambling back to the U.S. so it can be taxed.
Rafe NeedlemanFormer Editor at Large
Rafe Needleman reviews mobile apps and products for fun, and picks startups apart when he gets bored. He has evaluated thousands of new companies, most of which have since gone out of business.
As I watched episode 1278, I saw yet another example of people not seeing the big picture. WHY oh WHY are we trying to make robots that imitate human actions? Why not train a snake to flip a pancake? It makes just as much sense.
ROBOTS ARE NOT HUMANS! Stop wasting countless hours and money trying to make them walk on 2 legs like us! Put some tank treads on those bad boys and be done with it. Screw flipping pancakes, put heating elements in both of the robots "hands" and let him grab a handful of batter and whip out a perfect pancake in any shape that you want!
The whole idea behind robots is to accomplish things that we as humans can't or won't do.... Stop limiting them to human standards...
Thanks and love the show!
Chris J. Sellers
The new blackberry, the 9780, is a slider phone featuring a physical keyboard AND a touchscreen able to be used while the phone is open or closed. There is a press conference featuring ATT on August 3rd I believe.
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