Buzz Out Loud 658: Hostile growth hormone

Perhaps the tech giants of the world are all hopped up on the Clear, and that's why they're trying to create Microhoo/GooNet super-teams.

Molly Wood Former 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.
Molly Wood
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Perhaps the tech giants of the world are all hopped up on the Clear, and that's why they're trying to create MicroHoo/GooNet super-teams. Actually, Yahoo isn't on board unless Microsoft sweetens the pot, so Microsoft was forced to go buy Danger while it waits. In other news, we saw some Android, but it was the Nokia N96 that really made us drool. A lot.


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Ryan from Colorado
True sign that Blu-ray has won.

Randy from Colorado
Unique copyright issue.

Dave from Buffalo
An official Buzz Off.

Oh no's!!--Theory unites "cosmic dark forces"
The two biggest mysteries in cosmology may be one. A new theory says that dark matter and dark energy could arise from a single dark fluid that permeates the whole universe. And this could mean Earth-based dark matter searches will come up empty.
It's counterintuitive that one substance could be both a gravitational anchor for galaxies and antigravity force for the universe. However, HongSheng Zhao of the University of St Andrews in Scotland claims that a fluid-like dark energy can act like dark matter when its density becomes high enough.
Hmmm...so, is dark matter bipolar/schizophrenic?

OSX Leopard--not all it's cracked up to be
Hey guys,
Just wanted to pass off a note:
I actually just finished downgrading my 1-year-old Core2 Duo iMac from Leopard 10.5.1. to Tiger 10.4.11 due to its incredibly unstable video issues. Apple doesn't like to admit that Leopard has problems on not only aluminum iMacs, but all iMacs with ATI drivers. This causes the screen to lock up at completely random times, making productive computer time a thing of the past! The screen locks, and all processes continue (example: a DVD will finish burning, music will still play, but a hard reboot is required in order to fix the screen from being essentially a screenshot--this and numerous "fun" graphical aberrations at random times).
I love Apple, I would recommend them to anyone up until this current version of Leopard. I cannot believe that something as small as the iPhone could cause first a delay and then such a poor launch of their core product: operating systems!
Downgraded and all is well for me. Doesn't make me feel so bad anymore for jailbreaking my iPod Touch and downloading all those iPhone apps for free back in November of last year.
Steven Campbell
Las Vegas, Nevada

Google to buy CNET?
Hey TMJ,
This is a few days old, but with all the trade rumors and stuff, I figure I will point you guys to the story of Google possibly wanting CNET.

The LOI revolution
Hey BOL crew,
I'm Frank Liu from So. Cal, and I just want to let you know that the loi revolution is slowly making it way over lol, or at least where I live. My friends and I now constantly use loi and we have successfully converted many others. Whenever someone else would use lol, we would type loi* (asterisk) to correct/annoy them. Lol is way too overused, and we use it for only for very funny things, loi is now the typical sorta funny, but not funny enough to laugh out loud, word to use. Love the show!
BTW, I have a Zune 80 and I love it!