Good news: Google says so long to the "Search" button, Mozilla launching an online gaming directory, and a jailed journalist Twitters from his cell. Bad news: Snakebots climb trees! And Twitter has dedicated servers for, gulp, Justin Bieber. Special guest Darren Kitchen joins us.
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Mozilla: Now is the time for browser-based games
Analysis: the H-P Suit Against Mark Hurd
Oracle Responds to HP Lawsuit
Oracle to pay Hurd $950,000 per year
Court allows warrantless cell location tracking
ACLU, Other Groups Sue U.S. Government Over Border Laptop Searches
Blumenthal Pressures Craigslist on Prostitution Ads
Piper Jaffray: Android Army's Victory Over iPhone Inevitable
Amazon Buys Amie Street's Digital Music Store, Shuts It Down
Justin Bieber Has Dedicated Servers at Twitter
Tweet of the Day: Journalist Tweets From Jail With Guard's Phone
Bioroboticists create a robot snake that can swim and climb trees
Today’s featured Buzz Out Loud remix at the end of the show:
I’m writing with regards to episode 1302 in which you discussed the Nokia N8, mainly because you guys only got two things right about it:
the screen and the fact that it’s manufactured by Nokia. As for the price, Nokia state an MSRP of 379€, though they’ve never shied away from shooting themselves in the foot, so pricing it at 999$ is not something I would put past them.
Maybe you were thinking about the N9.
Love the show,
Adrian Pienaru, Romania
Hey Buzz Crew!
My Boyfriend is assistant Manager at a local convience store chain in Wisconsin. He was telling me that they are partnering with blockbuster to get thier box in all thier stores. Also that they were going to provide discounts on food if you rented a movie. Like a $1 off a pizza with a movie rental or $.50 off your ice cream.
A while ago you said they were filing bankruptcy, but as far as I’ve heard the boxes are still coming? One last desperate attempt to adapt? Personally I would have rather had a redbox.
Love the Show, It’s the highlight of my night shift everyday.
Monday, August 30: Audi versus Lexus!
Surprisingly, Audi wins almost by a landslide!
Tuesday, August 31: Do you think novels should have the same product placement as TV and movies?
Not surprisingly, this WAS a landslide victory for NO!