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Today -- Wednesday July 27 2011 my name is Stephen B two I'm Brian's song and I'm Molly -- log in above loudly at podcast of indeterminate I -- at cnet.com. Is upset 1519 and -- point -- that now I hope that we'll be putting it out as -- web exclusive later. That you haven't got to join a show -- some time because we've had what I think might be. My favorite pre show ever. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Into the studio today his name is Mac and did his name is Mac because that the day he's a lion He has a really big -- guy needs. The -- up. And I like don't judge guys don't judge you -- the -- of them when your under your bed somewhere all of you guys listening every single one of -- He doesn't -- -- -- It as an ignorant for those want the moon. Lunar. -- It's stupid. Pretty -- -- And the way that of the -- M property. For about a but He likes that but Stephen -- joined together in Ramstein goat island steamed towels wire. Most tennis -- a diamond I pray you might break got a chicken and -- its head off closed and -- we will try to post that that pre show out take later on CNET TV -- -- -- And out more than news -- us in this case -- here. After yesterday the whole entire conversation about -- all mongol and I'm taken -- Windows Phone 7 challenge. Is that after a -- does a little bitter at. Windows on -- has apparently according to Microsoft been released to manufacturing. And it will be coming to consumers this. So this is the point where there released mongo -- hardware manufactures to -- loading them on their phones. So phones rolling out in the future will have the -- update. Also current Windows Phone seven's users though there are gonna have to wait a little bit before. They roll -- out over the air via so as usual you know that that's how it rolls right you by the new phone you get in and they're gonna do -- -- -- I believe it sometime it's either later in the summer or maybe early fall that's gonna be in the next few months. And then it in addition -- that the first official -- -- phone was unveiled and will be. Available in Tokyo. -- Tokyo based phone for their first official -- phone. Now -- cut interest seen them. They say that mango -- which is officially at Windows Phone 7 and a half. Adds 500 improvements to the platform including. Email conversation view threads that features that bring together text and -- messages and FaceBook chat. I. Multitasking. And better at multitasking copies of -- -- they did they did their own copy -- -- they'd put that in an update. Let's see Microsoft if they IDC is predicting that windows based Smartphones as we know will account for 20% of the market by 2015. Second only to Android for that Japanese phone. It has a three point seven inch screen a thirteen point two megapixel camera. -- -- -- which is kind of categories -- a lot 32 gigs of on board memory and it's waterproof. Hey Austria and now and for those of you wondering I've got a lot of tweets about this -- I was of course been complaining about my phone again yesterday I don't know when the challenges concerning and then and yeah I'm curious. At Carolina where we are is gonna work with people -- and keep an open mind going -- the challenge -- -- I'm very here's but among well. As I am -- with so much rage. About life on right now that really any phone will be better than what you gonna be a honeymoon period I can't tell you -- on less than it was definitely going to be -- in the back and bigger him. And a little bit of good timing considering how much we've been talking about Google plus and -- anonymous account her -- account problems. -- but just yesterday. Debuted -- a step by step online guide aimed at helping small businesses. Use this social networking site its called FaceBook. Business. So they're using this as an online education center it gives directions such as you know how to create a profile for your business. -- targeted ads and deals I can see that being beneficial for a lot of smaller businesses to build a treat deals with in. The business aspect of the page and interactive customer feedback on line that. -- -- -- with responding to them than. Nevada stated that there are no there are no new features but they've built this -- -- training center to help -- does is to get involved in. -- and we know how Google plus has still yet to -- the -- and approval process to acquire businesses they haven't ruled that out yet. Right and so does the timing of -- all is -- -- you know capitalizing on even -- play any of businesses are already on FaceBook. This'll help. That. That's not that's -- that hasn't done yet the -- the small business groups. And likely said the fact that it's no new features that it's essentially a web site that FaceBook sort of how to put up really quickly -- it comes. Is tough I mean if anything it's more of a reminder I think you know I mean Diego with cleaning up and the timing of events could certainly be coincidental. But it does seem to suggest that would FaceBook is doing is trying to. It -- take Google -- very seriously and respond to. Some of the criticisms of Google plus I think here's what. So not -- -- about new middle. Also not a bad move they're apparently running -- teaching users how to turn off facial recognition. Which I think most of kind of stop for you -- about I but I guess people are still freaking out about it yet. And we can we actually couldn't find this this added that it's it's a visit a video at Indiana them. And this is the tag suggestions feature where they were. I mean it's arrogant and -- I'm concerned this is not having -- when you take pictures of people uses its facial recognition engine to suggest. Tags that you might when He is now obviously we talked about the problems could arise if this were used in public profiles. And -- that were uploaded publicly may be in places where it was a photo of a protest and in the police can use it to find intact people. But in terms of individually is for your friends it's like it's only -- -- from your friends. The via the face recognition is not points from the entire database based in Seoul. Basement claims -- that every US user every US user. I want to get actually get in trouble for protesting the street another gadget will see the -- at least twice they say. -- that's at least it. It's kind of like what competition usually does is force the dominant service to get better. And so -- Mac case great -- even if no one keeps using Google plus. It's awesome that Google plus has made enough of a splash that it teams are really be pushing FaceBook to address some of the problems that people have -- but. You gotta love that competition -- -- their brain works in our favor it got really even if sometimes and it's subtle little ways and then -- it. Also if you guys on his you know at this news -- temporarily view but if you like money. And you like earnings we have some new reports coming out to -- company's electronic arts pulled in almost. One billion dollars in revenue. In one quarter -- more than doubled its first fiscal quarter net income. Thanks to sales of games like portal to crisis -- and soccer title -- but. We also talked about how they acquired pop cap -- And that's gonna help add to their bottom line as well let AEA sports not having too much trouble right now or are you like our electronic arts act. -- princely. No no not at all noted old. If if you were wondering if the gaming industry is still there one of the only recession proof industry is this would seem to suggest that the solo and they -- losing money losing money but. Yeah or not they're not losing money may -- -- lastly let them they made last time even though they pulled in a billion dollars in revenue -- -- and they're also working like Star Wars like World of Warcraft subscriptions sort of game yes in an hours Old Republic yeah that'll be good for them as well so. -- slightly improved. Officer I drink my coffee cup a little water -- I. I flash back up actions that show on the I would want all Portland job and spacious. I was like -- -- -- -- -- They've posted second quarter net income of -- 191. Million dollars or 41 cents per share which is down. A little bit down from 207 million dollars in the same quarter last year but revenue. Was up 51%. Do you believe 51% -- earlier they last year. The revenue was around six point four billion in -- this year its site nine point 91 billion dollars in pure revenue. I think that's a machine and despite the decline in net income so basically what -- as they polled in. Tons of money they sold a ton of stuff there costs increase so their overall net revenue was not as much of -- had been in the previous quarter. But the fact that they just flat out means so much money and sold so much stuff topped Wall Street expectations. And so obviously Amazon's -- once again. The lineup as analysts point out Amazon is quietly often enough basically -- that what I said when this news what you would almost start to think that. Amazon was maturing into business -- -- they might you might not expect them to have. Wild revenue growth. Like 51% quarter over quarter but they. Just keep sort of quietly making -- removes. It's been within about the past year and a half or so that I really started pretty much making Amazon might go to once you have that Amazon prime membership yet because. The shipping comes so fast some you don't even think about it and now if it it takes some some of us. That are like in other techno files the kind of really don't -- -- Amazon it's the got a ways to go. Right so my mom and -- my mom starts going. Like Amazon -- -- my my use you know my mom as a barometer sometimes and until she and my dad. Start using Amazon even maybe let's say once a month. Then you're talking about that that even that next level like mass market. There's there's a lot of people use it but I think there's still room to grow that's announcing a lot think there's an -- -- they're not gonna be stopping anytime seizure. But with the sentiment turned him into the mother and -- all of an Amazon business. But when -- one thing that someone has an avatar and that is interesting in that they wonder how they California tax thing. Is going to affect Amazon in coming quarters and and that might there is. Starting to be a little bit of a backlash and so -- it'll be interesting to see how they can expand globally how they can counter some of those that still -- state sales tax issues. And and keep growing older and also whether they're gonna do tablet but the trick about the wholesale state tax issues that. They cut their ties with the affiliates so they could still sell in California and not be taxed. So Amazon California -- have over -- of -- now is still editors but they have they haven't pushed out through the big fight. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- They are. A gill espionage arm went out it's not going -- -- it going to affect them in the sense that they're trying to get an initiative on the ballot to repeal it. But it's still sort of an ongoing issue and -- you're absolutely right California is a failed state -- -- national should be able to pretty effectively router of the blockage. And I don't know lightly Philip. -- Greg Greg. Orlando we come back it's just been like a rinse and repeat with this beam of content providers just findings sold many ways not to provide you with their contents. That one just goes on and on and then -- shocker. Mozilla's mobile last may based future patent battles. Today. -- -- -- -- You -- often represented and YPD downloading got a lot of -- guys are back to the story is. Fox has decided they're gonna be switch seen. Two and authentication. For her Fox News shows all on line. Dish Hulu plus will get the first right now what this means is right now people that are watching episodes of was musically is exempt for an example. The next day after it -- You will not be able to do that unless. You're part of a few services. That have subscription based services like Hulu plus and also DISH Network if your plugged in to those two companies. You'll be able to watch -- the next day but everyone else that has been used to watching -- shows the next day we'll have to wait for an ED window. Before they can watch these shows and other services -- without having to pay or be locked and anything so you can see it on Hulu. But now it's gonna be implemented -- on August 15 but eight days later because they're treating -- other window. To make. More money if people love that has been only got one only we want to wait a week to see our -- so that's the next episode has already aryan by the time we watch that show. -- it yet so it's it's an authenticated subscription model like we said and and it is. Been described by some of the pay while it's really more of -- pay window as paid content went out. But they have to there in this bad situation in some ways because they as -- content with it. They want payment for the broadcast networks -- cable but they're available over the air boxes and until now they've been accessible online without pay. But they want to be able to -- it. The pay TV operators don't -- have to Paper retransmission rights if it's available online and it becomes this huge dance but at the same time if you put up like. An eight day window and people really really really wanna see that program. They're -- empire. So you have this -- you know I mean it's like. Becoming as John Strickland put in the chatroom -- content with holder in my opinion. Is not the way to. Push or little business model it it just doesn't. I understand that you have to figure out new ways to make money and I think I and I understand and the broadcast world. -- -- -- -- and ugly complicated brightly. Because of all that the local carriers in the retransmission rights in the TV everywhere which seems like such a good idea but then you get big distributors in two programmers who -- a cut of all that and I know it's a mess. But anytime you're putting -- more and more barriers for consumers to. Consume content you're just pushing them more toward illegal sources and -- -- that. And this is you know -- this is gonna affect a lot of people who won't hear this story. And they're gonna think that clear some of their other favorite fox shows like they have been doing in for the past year effort to will be up the next day. And then we'll be like what is going on and then they're gonna get mad at that content creators of the content rights holders. And it's gonna turn on them like this. The really you know I know they're trying to be. Trying to make good with that cable carriers in the retransmission rights but this is this they're only gonna -- maybe. Let a few not I would even say like a million dollars off of just treating this like. -- -- 799. A month what how how much are they gonna see of this just a (%expletive) off everyone else. I -- and plus they continue to dislike. -- consumers around right if you've gotten used to -- certain paying him an EU like. It say you don't read this article right. And then come August 15 you go to Hulu to watch that next episode of -- like to have been a full time and -- listen -- and nearly went well you actually -- on Hulu. If you're an authenticated subscribers -- -- rule -- city Paper -- plus. But yet it's as if it's it's just like. I know that we're in the wild west isn't gonna take a long time -- the stuff but the -- in the -- -- -- the more you. Look it's just the reality that at this point everybody knows how to go online and find the show that they want. Don't you as the studio want that to be the legal alternative and not illegal alternative. -- -- -- -- -- -- It's what's also very curious as if this. In their minds is successful enough will we see other studios like NBC and universal and CBS and well actually CBS is like the content anywhere. But like ABC will we see those other studios try to do the same thing treat this now a new window where the revenue as a minimal. It hurts consumers it pisses consumers off but really it's just like a handshake with the could with the cable companies yeah that's that's all comes down to and a -- that -- I would kill me if I gotta show on eight days -- Did you have. I am no winners didn't blow up. No one hour late -- admit it is the Paper the -- where they shelled -- sound -- not. We is that Shelby town at -- -- any other show coming there and -- the feed Beecham I didn't see it on iTunes there is that leave someone out there trying to make things easier for you can now. The new -- a public Linkedin. It's continuing to -- It's about that crazy seventy dollars from her partner. But after I admit I think this is off of -- lives with. New plugin that if you're applying for a job you can actually use the plug into basically like click a button. And apply with all of your Linkedin information you just instantly emails the applicant's information directly to the job poster. Or submitted to a database. This part of this free service or part you have to be part of the paid business or the plug -- is available to all employees are -- or freeze so if you are looking for. It for candidates and take this thing and embedded on your site and then any applicant can commonly click a button and to send the resume via linked and so -- Just like -- data entry simple but I. Love this truly awesome is that so for example a website like Netflix here there's like animal -- -- that you can click on the link. But a net Netflix it's a link directly linked in so take to their page. And you pretty much clicked on a -- that's has applied at Linkedin it automatically fills all the fields that you have filled in the from your Linkedin profile. And then if you wanna type in a cover letter that's great and it just -- -- -- over how many people have actually I've had so my friends. They've been able to get jobs through linked in just because people found them. I have definitely notice I've had people say that every time they update their Linkedin they get headhunter costs. Like BK would you pay for the business service I think you can see when people updated their as a means yes and so -- and I heard -- more often you update your Linkedin states like them more visible is so like you is -- any like little minor -- -- never will be on top of -- change -- Yes and now maybe even just like -- com -- something. I wonder what. Let the little changes are that trigger that but it's too but I have definitely heard that the people when they they say when it did in and I would tell people and -- and if your job hunting. Update your Linkedin is for one thing your bosses will notice it doesn't -- That's always get thing up and for another thing the -- I noticed -- very cool stuff. According to experts -- of this kind of thing according to Florian Mueller and others and independent patent analyst. Says that -- plan to create a mobile operating system we'll probably face. Patent challenges. In the extreme and other simply called it too little too late. -- Sobering reality of the day after the is a day after. Smartphone operating system software faces an incredibly dense patents that it had Mueller and a analyst Mozilla may be able to avoid large parts of the IP issues -- Android by only using certain components. And building new software on top of it but. The patents that it is still there. And part of it is that their -- use bits of Android. In that this new mobile us including the kernel and device drivers at on the outset -- that's what they plan on doing and we know how ugly that stuff has already. Is already -- Oh yeah and then they say even if Mozilla created a complete LS from scratch including the boot the code data plans to initially borrow from Android it could still -- court time because -- As Miller points -- It's hard to read -- competitive Smartphone operating system or application without infringing on many patent. In fact -- And in love with a story about general Google general -- -- counsel Kent walker saying that the Smartphone industry's arms race for patents. Is in fact. Hurting consumers. And then leaving companies to sort through the -- of litigation. And what any you know -- this is Google's legal team. Cool is part of this but you see why everyone is going after these companies that are putting up their -- for sale although they know. This system is. Clearly hindering innovation and preventing companies from pushing forward because of all these pan -- seats that are lawsuits are going back and forth. These companies still have to acquire other -- just the defend themselves. It's it's this vicious cycle and now it's just it's just -- idiotic. And it's not and Google can. It's not like they can stop right I mean -- is an event there in a position where He says the tech industry has a significant problem. Software patents are coming up the works of innovations -- direct quote from Google and obviously it is somewhat self serving for them to -- it appears self serving for them to -- that. Because their position of trying to like you said acquire these patents but they have to. You literally have to -- play the game if you have the money and you're able to acquire the patent portfolio to protect yourself from this freaking nightmare of litigation then you have to do it. But if you're someone else. Like Mozilla or somebody even smaller than Mozilla who lacks a patent portfolio and the resources to acquire -- you are basically shut out of this market. -- like you there -- to in my mind there's no question. That at this point innovation. Is suffering in the extreme because no little guy can get into this business. -- I mean you could say like. Hulu with the first world problem because we're not gonna have more and more awesome Smartphone -- -- personal problems and was not just imagining -- -- you know like when -- -- a consumer will suffer but. That the -- in some cases are so broad and -- they are emblematic of a larger system that really truly does affect. All kinds of technology that could be life -- I'm not saying your Smartphone is -- thing you'd see that the general issue its movement. The -- patents and. Another -- news is the anonymous raids -- -- reported on about a week ago or two weeks ago. It's been revealed this is from WIRED Magazine that they used the way that the FBI went to target this massive -- that happen across the country. The FB I was -- zine. The a list a list provided by PayPal of the 1000 Internet IP addresses our responsible. For the most protests traffic this is when anonymous is -- -- attacks took down or tried to take down PayPal. Because they were preventing monetary transactions from going to the -- -- accountant so they decided to retaliate. But in that right -- they said two days after it happen PayPal turned over. Their information to the FBI and they were tracking all this activity immediately hasn't happened so now this is what they're using as a reference to go after some of the members. Yes and PayPal continues to withhold funds -- -- WikiLeaks and then also as you mentioned turned over a bill that thousand IP addresses that it says sent malicious network packets to PayPal. That as we said the feds are now using to track down individuals. And charge them now PayPal r.s are anonymous and -- -- put out. A communique an official communique. And said. And this is true. What they say what the FBI needs to learn about attempting to find and prosecute -- best -- on a list of a thousand IP addresses is that. Because those suspects are the people that they -- could face a fine of up to 500000 dollars and fifteen years in jail lol because they've they have these insane new laws that criminalize packing behavior above and beyond what is even close to. Reasonable. They're saying what the FBI and insulin is that there's a vast difference. Between adding -- oyster chorus and digital sit in with lower orbit ion Canon which is what the constitution amendment. And controlling a large botnet of infected computers so let these thousand IP addresses that PayPal turned over. Maybe 900 of them who who -- -- some number of them -- are almost certainly the IP addresses of computers that were part of botnets. That made it where the owners of those computers idea no idea that they were being used in denial of service -- that's how they work. And instead they're they're using this list to go around up people and and Patel in a subject and them to these in -- -- Anyway they're urging. They say we are discussed in these injustices against and PayPal does that they're like here's -- movement in -- they are encouraged anyone using PayPal to immediately close are counting consider an alternative. Also I agree. I don't like -- I don't know I think they're evil. It's not that you'll satellite -- All the early to say about got a lot more evil often and -- they take that -- fat chunk of my eBay sale unless I was supposed to go to charity and still dead but they still -- a big chunk of it. I didn't you they're they're charity thing because -- -- so much -- you went to directly through eBay's charity. I didn't know I didn't use -- I just said I'm not using eBay's charity auction mechanism. The money will go to charity and I'll send you a -- -- -- eBay's charity auction mechanism at the complete scam takes like 20% off the top. It's ridiculous -- Atlantis and then all PayPal thing is like appeared nude because it because they're not. An independent payment service -- -- owned by eBay -- like -- -- FYI. We're gonna hold -- -- for ninety days because you don't public and user -- on eBay or any -- -- that's when you first open the Seattle my whole life I've never used it before -- that you're you're just not gonna give me my money. That's awesome and by the way did you freeze accounts based on government pressure. You you know potentially legitimate sources of information. Dissemination that are operating within the bounds of free speech okay. -- -- -- -- And the site and are likely -- shall -- Latest rumblings Apple is currently finishing up work. On -- all truth in. Fifteen inch Mac. This is -- -- to Mac rumors is what they've learned that. Earlier this week also they don't know if it's clinical MacBook -- the MacBook Pro. This -- make sense because when Apple first announced their very first MacBook -- they said this is the direction where laptops that we're gonna be doing are going to be moving. We don't know when it's gonna come out if it's gonna come out in fall. Or Christmas or next year but it appears that Apple is doing the finishing touches on model a fifteen -- and. Yet the unofficial Apple weblog apparently says they do think you'll find -- the -- programming and potentially be available in time for Christmas. Which will make those first ten air buyers like -- maybe not just about about an act in -- inherently we can -- a little breathing. Before you get the fifteen incher policy okay now I like Phil -- a small sizes as the I would love and -- -- them and even. Here's a thing. Also with these fifteen inch guys a lot of fifteen -- users are more power users. It's gonna have some power but it it's I would assume. This is my assumption that it's still not in the old to be as powerful or as feature rich. As the current MacBook pros it's going to be a slimmed down design like that in and I have as many -- -- let me just Allstate drive so it's gonna be. The MacBook Air we see specifically for someone who wants the lighter form factor and and there's a market for that or so. According to a survey from price grabber now okay -- -- -- I don't know -- saying like it's not a -- but it's a survey of 3000 online consumers. 35%. Of respondents. Intend to purchase the next generation iPhone sight unseen baby. I percent of them -- like iPhoto but not -- And waited for line if you could call them sheep. Why not I mean have you ever. -- here whoo here is gonna wait in line for phone that never seen. Like. I don't you know I totally understand I get -- -- that an iPhone consumer all lives and you know I mean -- knowingly -- getting hints it'll. Actually neither of Isaiah says hey you don't Cha. You picked out that He did not I think. I'm -- and -- -- I got -- day in much of. I wanna make -- -- like I totally get it -- if you. Can Dino you know -- again added the you know they they deliver what it is so fine lets get if you like that environment you like that environment and -- dad and by the way of those respondents. 51%. Indicated that they will -- the act on -- within the first year of release so these apps they see it. They're gonna buy -- I think have a little time to reconsider. -- -- so don't -- Thirty -- that rely on the line now. -- care also on they did some other questionnaires about this 46% of respondents indicated that forgy compatibility is important feature. But also battery life 59% respondents. Wanted a better battery as the key feature they'd like to see in the that seems to be just a -- thing although I don't know much but I've been a battery that does not and -- I think it's I think it's pretty good but the latest up OS updated seems -- Use a lot mode uses and. -- -- -- -- So fighting -- in -- the. The YouTube film life in a day remember a year ago famous film makers including. -- -- release of god does liberties there's. Asked YouTube years -- -- reflecting a day in their lives now after people -- -- 80000 videos and 4500 hours of footage we talked about how they culled it. Down into movie a ninety minute documentary and it is going to be in theaters. I feel sorry for the editor straight up you have an hour at that guy better have been getting paid -- -- because. -- The -- and we know -- -- the video some of their site for professionals there's some professionals and stuff that are only have 80000 videos submitted there's a lot of do -- do in there. They do say the but there's a lot of -- settlement payments. Footage that didn't make the cut will be posted on the project YouTube channel that's -- -- guy jumping off the -- are early reviews are there good although mixed. But it sounds cool variety says audiences willing to lose themselves academy Internet style armchair adventurer will doubtless be swept up but -- more critical eyes will -- that the western world -- considerably on greater view. -- -- contributions from Latin America Asia and Africa. So the film premieres on Friday July 20 ninth in select theaters that was -- advertisement that's the way that it is true. -- -- The film will premiere on Friday July 20 ninth and select the edit just select theaters with -- -- events dot com you -- see that stuff written in movie theaters so. Okay this is a semi -- -- -- -- -- cast their islands simulcast live events. Has anyone actually done that and it because there's so much advertising and about it I don't know if how many people would be has anyone done -- -- events now anyway I'm just curious. In -- world. But terminator says. In the blow -- -- yes it was to order food -- news. Don't -- often name. OK what area are now dead. That I. And we do in an -- -- it and. Verizon Wireless -- -- anything actually a 600 dollar four GL TE enabled HP pavilion laptop. So the first is that the first Verizon's first model to feature an embedded four -- -- -- precisely ordinance city out of them. Love that love that also in gadgets and you don't love that if you like the future. Now check this out transparent batteries. Promise a future with see through. Gadgets there's a little YouTube video that shows the technology of how they're making these that we know we know -- -- transit transparent display -- but how about you -- -- transparent. The battery transparent with the current their batteries used lithium ion technology like most regular batteries but they managed to make the internal wiring sold -- That it becomes naked to the invisible -- so that's audit I give you guys and it can get to that when you scroll over to then he's like holding up the sheet and it's pretty much almost transparent. It's unbelievable. -- There it is about that. Larry it's a battery yes. That's. Right there that's a battery it's phenomenal when and it's so immediate there's you know this sort of like. There's the why question after -- was -- -- but I mean you can see them. It's easy to gadgets being super useful in an enterprise environment or a design environment or as a superhero -- as a superhero -- Invisible man it would not want to have a cellphone you can see the that would defeat the whole purpose of invisible -- one of them that -- the members of achievement I'm seriously you guys -- -- it's true it's like the invisible -- and they need to see you and now -- you know He did -- wonder -- that merriment. Thousands maintenance on that'll be -- also have the -- you have to be. Endless says we should start the rumor now iPhone seven booby -- -- In fact one of the members of the team EC EC three -- -- data per night and thirty. I was gonna follow. That up but justice. Speaks. Ideologically to release tablet uses could let alone good I can't I can't control -- shots -- you can. Anyway what -- what memorable if He said I want entitle them to blow. What is doing is -- assistance in -- her for her -- feeds. -- -- -- Problems. Our favorite lawyer and resident Jill from San Diego calls in with a little bit of a lot of perspective actually our perspective and the feedback today. -- perspective. On the whole Amazon in -- in app buying. They got -- -- -- -- Diego I was thinking such equipment -- about -- Apple finally forcing Amazon to open the in store link from the Kindle -- And last planet thinking about it you know it's not like Amazon allows our books you read on the Kindle war. Apple's app on the Kindle. Or anything. Else other Kindle books to via Kindle so seems to me if they want the ability to sell. Amazon books directly from the -- that they should let iBooks you know. Be sent to the Kindle. I know what happened but I just think you know it's not apply to appear. To -- -- ones are given a lot of people. -- -- -- That's an excellent point -- -- was and also Dylan no you have it's really cool office but. You're -- be patting the audio -- the padding the Walton is not as much reverb on your out of an asset -- -- you -- we could we could improve the quality of the voice you know I don't like keeping this market due to a lawyer is a -- -- although I will say. That arguably the phone. And that's the Smartphone device. Is a platform and Apple push it as a platform and they said we want app developers to come in and developed for our platform and that would suggest more of a computer like model. That should lead to -- mean you know that arguably what Apple's doing is is anticompetitive to an extent because they're giving their own. Apple. Favorable treatment compared to the other apps that it has so generously allowed to exist on its platforms and tourists really and it was like -- new computer system. -- the Kindle is and always has been. An Amazon product that only does one thing which is what Amazon books -- I think there might be enough differences in their device models. That that you know if you're creating a platform it behooves you to be a little bit open because you want them the breath and that. That kind of them. Variety of apps are available I think its its I think what -- -- the idea why because the Kindle is a closed device they don't get in trouble for much -- probably said. Yeah because it's more of a single or two used to -- it is not as -- it's not everyone a phone it is gonna be -- -- that is your everyday life thing. But it -- you know -- Apple still been a big -- back. I think it. At the end of the day and it expanded data it'll -- that he's back. It really -- they're being reduced their forcing their own customers into a crappy experience with the products that they currently use so that they can try to force them to use Apple product which is happier than the product that they're making -- -- that sounds like -- -- what I know now. -- -- -- listener Neil I was like really not only are you. Only know that so rational -- that -- line now also when you -- about crappy guild did Greenwich -- is locked in the bathroom the kids wouldn't be screaming about background. It's so. Cutting some pretty well alright fine. Also smart and junk put blankets on -- -- -- -- -- audio a little bit I'm looking for higher quality stuff out of the closet go leave him alone in the closet. There. And then that's our next caller. Wants us to reconsider. Third time. -- some of the love and -- that we have heat and group. Eight Oscar -- Seattle. So calling regarding yesterday's story about Google gathering all that information in on your computer the unique hardware identifiers and then linking that to your physical address. So they've been caught doing that they've lied about they're still doing that Eric Schmidt has been quoted as saying He likes to go right up to that creepy line. And this is the company that you want to give all your photos to this is the company that you guys are all excited about. Starting a social network do you really want to do. Networking. On Google do you really want to give Google all your information. Might rethink that. -- -- -- -- that evidence that a Google plus -- about Google pleasantly Google -- knows I mean and presently it a lot about them dollar us away. If -- like I want them to know everything I'm thinking all the time on them to know the color but He knew that didn't ask -- -- know three X -- that the red profane but it's very funny and it's sure I mean I have to admit that as much as FaceBook has pushed. Things in terms of privacy it's all it's up that you it based gaming email. -- Not bad. And we're so used to just giving up our information online now it's it's a human condition. There -- a lot of us not everyone but a lot of site if you want to be part of the party He kinda just go like. -- -- with -- in -- Google -- it was likely Google -- cannot and you social network from Google which everyone should you might have paused a little bit -- we did what I meant. It. The okay. -- did. Okay all right our next email is from keep in Georgia who has an idea about these lovely. Things. Which is we have. -- Including real quick what you call buttons and intentions which worsened the progress that's all it can mean. It's personal and it all the others were injured -- and they even opened -- girls go. Just do what which -- I can do it once watched talk Brian. I was trapped in -- -- He's off. Control the he's tired -- but but if you have nothing nice is they don't say that'll. To -- I live by about the rule that you just laid out and actually. They got shut up Tom. It -- did not they -- -- Q let's not -- and we also want to figure reminder that -- video voice now can we love it we wanna CEO. It adds so much of the -- to hear you and to read your emails and if you wanna send this video voicemails we love it can upload a video to YouTube. And send us the link you've got you get send as the entire video. All that -- on -- and medium the weirdest looking room of your how caused by elected I'd like to see that the also we are also -- where clouds you're gonna need -- -- good and fertilizer to -- it's absolutely. Also we are incentivizing you to send as a video. Email with cnet's the strength -- video email I will -- -- -- These are I have the last model in the utility in Britain and you'd -- you have really -- until after all of the dinky little stickers but I have a secret stash of Cleveland. How big how real. -- -- -- -- about that science seriously. You handled -- -- the little ones and in -- that these ones have excellence. You have my house I stole it from and -- CES Booth and it was late nights the him. And then my Meier house -- -- works in marketing for cnet's like. Do not anymore CNET stickers left an Air Canada China responds and I want you know that I have been asking your house -- to get us some more stickers sport like four years is that -- she asked me. I don't know but why can't we just ordered more damn stickers pins are playing -- they. -- -- email mostly it's not a in the -- anyway now you know they're really hard to come by though -- and music. It's action drama are item not -- the time says a buzz drew. Holy -- it all -- and. I really didn't see the big deal with the increase in at the price increase over Netflix I feel when -- -- started but it was too cheap to Begin with. If I had to I would have happily paid -- -- -- fifty dollars for instant streaming but those who are talking of canceling because of the price hike. I -- -- -- people get paid for convenience. Anyways and loved the show. Not -- I love you. And -- I do live in a nice house and Palo Alto. Because it did I campaigns when He fifty dollars for Netflix -- It is I mean are RGB editors -- -- we've been putting together the top five Netflix alternatives and going back and forth let you know -- of us. And that's -- percolate. But RTB editors say that they still think it's the best value. That the dvd plus streaming plan from Netflix even at fifteen -- remember one that we broke it down here on our -- -- -- -- date and it was announced. But it is except that blockbuster might still be better if you care about. Yes correct. I might think grammar -- -- and as I drove past yet another shuttered the video store on the way to work today and I was thinking grim thoughts about how hard it's going to be. To get less mainstream dvd -- a -- of streaming on the on Netflix. -- -- That's when it hit me though. This was the plan all along easy and cheap dvds with a broad and deep catalog. And streaming even -- Netflix streaming catalogs -- the crumbs of the market slowly but surely they killed the traditional distribution chain and -- all that's left is the online model. And then they Jack -- the price of dvd plans just as people are looking for ways to economize. Suddenly the studios have no way for their mid list and blacklist titles to reach an audience. There's simply no room -- a red box that kind of variety the studios have no choice but to sign over the streaming rights and Netflix. Becomes thing in the world. Or at least can finally get invited to party with -- and interesting. Conspiracy -- there. Interest -- and how other people appreciate the way we read their emails is -- we like create our own voice and on and but our dependence on what I did not like that if I think definitely that this one common example actually -- you wanna -- -- disorder. -- -- -- who yesterday wrote in with the new Batman and Ericsson and might have given a little older -- been through says. Thanks for not taking me apart like a clock and yesterday's show for my -- -- and bad men correction. I didn't intend to be anonymous -- evaluated for my name from my email address also bilateral list is now relatively and a controlled have a fully satisfactory -- -- I do appreciate you for -- not because. See that man is an anonymous vigilante and are no longer anonymous also it's awesome guys if you put your email if you put your name in the email because we just copy and paste them until then to go and grab that from that you -- -- a little extra work that or maybe Stephen can actually read the email address. -- -- Usually I think it's like I'm just associate dean at below and we're all friends here all right here's and I see no surfing it's hip it's the look at you -- -- -- -- -- -- That's her medicine comes on from ten in Chicago -- FaceBook dot com -- 9% is three times more -- than google.com at 3.3 percent however. There were for a Google web sites mentioned. Which total up to eight point 3% global dot com was -- 3.3 YouTube was at 3.3 G mills at one point wind and mailed -- google.com was that. Point six FaceBook still wins but it's more. Of a squeaker. It is good enough that some really the deepest and I like that -- -- in the terms of the -- -- emails read -- -- North Dakota north. I can get -- -- nine. -- -- our necks seem well -- comes from Matt in San Diego and I want to warn you that there's a bad word it's -- But the positive you don't want to your -- -- men. -- we got a G damn. -- They could fit a second word -- really did here okay ready. Payback as I know there's been allotted time I try I tried to make this show -- apparently. I know there's a lot of discussion of the higgs Boson on the show over the years including many references to its common -- the god particle. I wasn't sure however if history of that term had ever been discussed. The term comes from Nobel Prize winning physicist Leon Liederman in his book the god particle if the universe is the answer what is the question. But according to Peter higgs -- the higgs Boson is named after Liederman was trying to call it the goddamn particle but the book editors wouldn't allow it. Supposedly wanted to call it that because the particle was quote so goddamn hard -- I might enjoy that little -- keep up the good work imagine. In the is in the Wikipedia article about it that's pretty awesome. So we apologize about weren't. We can see why. It's -- personally speaking in the context -- -- -- sister. Also we got a nice note from -- -- Norway about how he's enjoying the show in the midst of the national tragedy of it happening there and we just wanted you to know that we are thinking about you and we know there are other listeners. From Norway and impact and college friends from our -- means -- -- it. Yes -- from -- strategy would we feel for you our hearts are reaching out you guys and you know we're glad that we can -- -- brighten -- -- -- a little bit and we really appreciate it -- and little hearts art collector. And -- we thought we really video on a happier note. -- -- -- -- -- -- Because there's one of the funniest -- now that we've gotten in a really long time and it kind of continues -- theme of keeping everything in perspective Alan youthful perspective guides. A territory else. -- in as little. Car wars torture calling records to suit to show -- -- our current links. -- -- -- you are not futile Google plus -- -- -- don't like. To write their policies. You -- -- Don't want it. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- we ourselves. -- or. Close -- expect. It -- time. And I didn't -- Shop read one and -- certainly. The brilliant and. -- Well. First of all I love you love you there's really not any of you guys keep him out answers because. Then there is and -- -- -- his point is made in there it's as the delivery is either you just woke up or -- just wanna sleep. But it's amazing. That it's amazing. Is and we love all of our -- and don't eliciting a flip and Internet people. 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