Buzz Out Loud 868: Joogle and the Spindle

We rename Google's boring-sounding Native Client project to let you know what it really is: Java from Google. You know, Joogle. Also, HP unveils flexible paper using e-ink and a roller design that inspires version 3 of the Kindle: the Spindle.

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.
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We rename Google's boring-sounding Native Client project to let you know what it really is: Java from Google. You know, Joogle. Also, HP unveils flexible paper using e-ink and a roller design that inspires version 3 of the Kindle: the Spindle. In non-funny-word related news, we also engage in a nice long conversation about music piracy and college campuses. Feels just like old times.
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Episode 868

The mouse hits 40-year milestone

Rumor: Apple’s iTunes going DRM-free starting Tuesday

(Or not, says News.com)

Voluntary campus-wide music licenses could stop the lawsuits

Google’s answer to Java, Flash, Windows: Native Client

Sony to lay off 16,000

Tech Spending to Grow 1.6% in 2009

Free crapware removal from Support.com

Indiana bans driver’s license smiles, for security

MySpace ‘Connects’ with Google for MySpaceID

HP unveils displays that yields to the touch

Voice mail
Joe from Boston: Singing by the train


Hey Tom Molly Jason and Guest, B from New Orleans I just wanted to
comment on the bingo like game that we are all playing ( to get
pictures of certain items in the wild). I just heard someone say, get
a picture of Steve Jobs with a g1 in his hand and natali said that
someone was gonna have to force it in his hand. This disturbed me a
bit, does the movie fight club ring a bell. This is how it all starts
first pics of kindles in the wild, then netbooks, then someone
kidnapping Steve Jobs and putting a g1 in his hand to get the picture.
This must be all apart of Molly's evil plan.?.?.? Love the show

Sent from B’s iPhone


In response to your hunt for Android phones [Android chaser jingle
anyone?], engadget reported on Sunday that China has announced a new
phone running on the OS. It’s going to be called the QiGi i6. Pricing
hasn’t been announced yet but the touch screen looks every bit as
responsive as the G1. However, in these troubled economic times [drink]
they did have to cut a major part of the phone’s design out: the
keypad. As Android doesn’t natively have an onscreen keyboard this
seems like a fairly big omission because when you buy it you’ll have no
way of making any sort of text input like URLs, text messages,
phonebook entries, etc. Here’s the original article:

Oh, and if you haven’t already heard, Wal-Mart has officially announced
it’ll be carrying the iPhone in 8GB and 16GB but mentioned nothing of
the illusive 4GB one.

Love the show
Alex from the UK


Hey for those of us in rural areas, the bingo is impossible. How
about a little cultural bias to help us with the last mile problem,
guy on a tractor using a cell phone
Cows with headphones
opportunistic wifi deer
someone surfing on a 26K dial up in the wild

Love the show!

Anthony Soucek [so-check]


Hey Jamoto+1,

Do you guys remember when molly was talking about netbooks with 3g
capabilities and how it would be better then the gigantic cell phone
thats trying to be a netbook? Well here you go


love the show

Brad from buffalo