A power surge mid-show knocked us, Donald's birthday celebration, and the rest of the episode offline. Here's what we managed to salvage from the wreckage ... at least you can read the stories and emails for yourselves! See you tomorrow!
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100 Years of IBM: Milestones
Facebook is Armed With HTML5 and Gunning For Apple http://gizmodo.com/5812430
Behold: Facebook's Secret Photo Sharing App
Dial-a-Hacker: LulzSec Opens Request Line for Next Target http://www.pcworld.com/article/230333/dialahacker_lulzsec_opens_request_line_for_next_target.html
Tango down – cia.gov – for the lulz.
Report: U.S. Senate site hacked again
Hit the deck: LulzSec and Anonymous start trading blows http://venturebeat.com/2011/06/15/lulzsec-anonymous-civil-war/
Chinese military warns of U.S. cyberwar threat
Manage Your Online Identity With Google’s ‘Me on the Web’ http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2387072,00.asp
Yahoo Builds App Search For PC, AppSpot For iPhone, Android http://searchengineland.com/yahoo-builds-app-search-for-pc-appspot-for-iphone-android-81947
Nintendo Wii U: No DVD or Blu-ray player? No problem. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/gadgetreviews/nintendo-wii-u-no-dvd-or-blu-ray-player-no-problem/25581
Xbox 720 ‘likely’ at E3 2012, Crytek on board http://www.videogamer.com/news/xbox_720_likely_at_e3_2012_crytek_on_board_2.html
Apple Launches 2011 Back to School Promotion – $100 App Store Credit http://www.macrumors.com/2011/06/16/apple-launches-2011-back-to-school-promotion/
Pandora Falls Below IPO Price, Reversing Gain
World’s First Virtual Heist? BitCoin User Loses $500,000 http://www.pcworld.com/article/230377/worlds_first_virtual_heist_bitcoin_user_loses_500000.html
California lawmakers approve online sales tax http://www.siliconvalley.com/ci_18282733?nclick_check=1‘
Exclusive: Google Nexus 4G detailed – 720p display, 4G LTE, Android 4.0 http://www.bgr.com/2011/06/15/exclusive-google-nexus-4g-detailed-720p-display-4g-lte-android-4-0/
Sony S1 and S2 tablets hitting Europe in September? http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/15/sony-s1-and-s2-tablets-hitting-europe-in-september/
Japanese Scientist Creates Meat Substitute From Sewage http://idle.slashdot.org/story/11/06/15/219200/Japanese-Scientist-Creates-Meat-Substitute-From-Sewage
Lunar eclipse: Google doodle, photos document the rare red moon http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/06/lunar-eclipse.html
Marlon from Trinidad talks about hackers and hows its not fun anymore
I have no idea what he is saying but I like his voice
Hearing that facebook gets 6 billion photo uploads a month made me crunch some number. Assuming a 30 day month, that means they get about 2,314 photos uploaded every second (or that at any given second 0.00039% of their user base is uploading a photo). To put this in perspective about their storage needs, assuming each upload is 0.5MB they would need about 2.8 petabytes per month. Good lord that’s a lot of drunken friend photos.
Love da sho’
Rich in Lovely Cleveland
Hey buzz crew, The recent LulzSec hacks affected lots of gamers and now the CIA, I think it’s time for Anonymous to differentiate themselves by standing up for the people and hack LulzSec, and by doing so Anonymous would get noticed in a good way for once. The tech war is getting Sewious !
Also thanks for the bitcoin story a couple of weeks ago, bought a couple of bitcoins when they were 4 dollars and just sold them for 20.
Love the Show.
A few days ago, a listener asked, “”what happens to your digital stuff after you die?”" It’s a good question that more people should be asking. I attended a session about this very issue at SXSW this Spring, and one of the panelists has a great online resource (and a book) worth checking out. It’s kind of eye-opening to think about the digital legacy you and your loved ones could lose if you don’t plan appropriately.
Hope this helps,
Hey Buzz Crew,
I can see why you would think Smellovision would be a bad idea, and when it comes to shows like “”Dirty Jobs”", you are absolutely right. But the biggest player who would want to capitalize on this technology would be the Food Network. I can’t count the amount of times that I would be watching this channel just wishing that I could smell the food that was being made. It would also be pretty interesting for any food related ad, like Dunkin Donuts, McDonalds, etc. Getting an olfactory preview of some good looking fast food would get me out the door way faster than an easily ignored picture. Smellovision smells like money to me (just don’t tell animal planet)…
Love the show and your off topic ramblings,
Andre from New York
Google instant pages, with it’s prefetching and prerendering, has already been ascertained to potentially double bandwidth costs for people (like myself) on bandwidth caps. How can you guys sit there in that studio and miss this? You’re on your mobile device, with a 2 gig cap, and every search you do prefetches and prerenders pages. If Google turns out to be unable to predict which page you are going to click, then you just wasted part of your bandwidth. Thanks a lot Google, and thanks a lot guys for not seeing that.
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