Our verdict on Facebook's privacy retool: well ... we're tough graders. Also today, will Steve Ballmer show up at the WWDC keynote? Palm loses its mobile UI design guy to Android, which is good news for Android, but continuing bad news for Palm and WebOS. Also, introducing Darth Vader's Dog.
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Facebook improved privacy settings: A for effort, C+ for implementation
Will Steve Ballmer show up at the WWDC keynote?
Google misses deadline to turn over sniffed WiFi packets to Germans
Google Balks at Turning Over Data to Regulators
What Verizon Does To Gym Employees Who Find Unreleased Phones
One out of six cell phone users suffers from “bill shock”
Palm Loses Mobile Design Guru Matias Duarte to Google
The FoxConn anti-suicide pledge
NBC and Time Warner Continue to Back Flash Over HTML5
B&N launches a Nook iPad app
The LittleDog – EVOLVED
Boeing X-51A WaveRider Breaks Record in 1st Flight
Today's featured Buzz Out Loud remix at the end of the show:
Sam: Facebook and teachers
Dodge of the Michigan Howell's:
Dear Buzz Crew. Recently, when you discussed Dell's foray into the Android Tablet market you pondered why someone would actually want something that is small when they could easily get something that is larger and more user friendly. Personally, as someone who is interested in Android application development, but uses an iPhone I am actually interested in such a device. While I am considering purchasing an Android device (drool... Evo) in the meantime a small, cheap Android device around $100-$150 would be perfect. Unfortunately companies like Dell seem to be more interested in trying to make these devices phones or making them limited, overpriced novelties like Archos. I can honestly say that whomever might release a Android tablet for $100-$150 with 2.1 or Froyo will have an instant customer. You know, if my wife lets me buy it. ?
Keep up the good work!
Network Server Support Analyst
On episode 1236, in talking about the space program Molly was expounding on the need to “”get off this rock”", an imperative that she also expressed on an episode of Fourcast a while back. I’m all for space exploration, but as a solution to global issues like overpopulation, it’s a non-starter.
Picture Antarctica. It’s almost 1.5 times as big as the continental U.S., and totally empty. Imagine how tough it would be to get a large human population living there in a self-sufficient habitat. To offset current population growth, we would have to move 84 million people there EVERY YEAR. As large of a challenge as that would be, Antarctica at least has AIR. It has WATER. You can reach it using existing technology, and it’s not that far away. Until we’ve populated Antarctica (and the Sahara, while we’re at it), forget about the colonization of space.
-Reid of the Catskills