Some enterprising hackers have rooted the Barnes & Noble Nook, giving them unrestricted access to the underlying Android operating system. Black and white tablet FTW! We also get the exclusive from Jason Howell about the new Google phone known as the Nexus One. And those crazy Scandinavians get to try out LTE first. Good on ya, Nordic peeps!
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Google phone looks ’supersharp’
4G network comes to Scandinavia
Hollywood aets $10 billion box office record
2009 holiday sales online: $19.9 billion and counting
Privacy changes for Facebook boss
Microsoft invents price-gouging the least influential
Nook can do “everything an Android phone can do”
Man turns Christmas lights into Guitar Hero game
Judges can’t “friend” lawyers in Florida
Best of 2009 clips show
This year’s Best of 2009 episode is going to be entirely listener submitted. To be a part of this listener-created experience, just clip out your favorite moments from any episode published in 2009. Export your clip as an MP3 of at least 128kbp. E-mail the clip to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Best of 2009 – Episode ####. Deadline for submissions is Friday, Dec. 18, 2009. Please hurry! And with enough people pitching in two to three clips, we should end up with an awesome clips show.
Listener co-host show
Want to talk with us on this year’s listener co-host show? These interviews will be recorded Monday, December 21 from 3-4p.m. PT. E-mail email@example.com, subject “Listener Co-host”, and include your name, contact number where you can be reached for the interview (landline preferred), and we will compile the list and select four people for the show.
Richard in Santa Monica’s reaction to AT&T
Hey Buzz Crew,
I was listening to episode 1121 when you discussed QR code scanning apps and how useful they really are but you missed out on some of the more interesting uses. They were used on posters for Tim Burton’s last film “9″ as a link to a webpage with special content which could only be accessed via the QR codes. This would be especially interesting (and provide a lot of nerd cred) for a new movie in a big franchise like Iron Man, Batman, or Harry Potter.
Another useful feature of the bar code scanning apps is that some of them allow you to take a photo of the bar code of an item while you are in the store and it pulls up price comparisons; pretty useful!
Just thought I’d let you guys know.
Love the show,
Josh Da Silva
Hey Buzz crew,
I was listening to BOL 1123, and while you were discussing
developments in brain to computer speech synthesis, Mike, my Doberman,
came up to me and started making those almost human whining noises that
dogs sometimes make. Suddenly I realized another potential application
for this technology: talking pets! Animals just don’t have the
physiology for human-style speech, but suppose this barrier were
removed, what would our dogs and cats have to say to us? Wouldn’t this