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Ep. 1563: A Nexus, Razr and a Lytro. It's the tech trifecta!VidBlogger Nation's founder Marc Scarpa joins us to talk about his Social TV Network and the rise of new media. Buzz Out Loud's own legal advisor Gil Cabrera joins us to talk about Samsung and its reach for something, anything in their patent battles...
Today is Thursday October 20 2011 my name is Steven beach of I am grandson and I am Hollywood love and a buzz out loud at week Lee of CNET I don't -- indeterminate length of -- that 15163. Hey nice to see everyone here. Smiling smiling face the dollar -- so back in effect and we're super excited because we have in the house today cnet's. Semi -- general I'm a little out loud official General Counsel I'm gonna make it official. Mr. jail library. If you have a chat room -- the famous gill adds and its parent to whom we refer regularly whenever we find ourselves and illegal weed we lean on the men were like why don't we bring them on the show. Where there's no legal stories and all this week not just a hint that -- I'm just hit you low idea we have we've given -- various names just to be clear is not important -- -- net million. 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First in the news inch touch. Finally after after about a weeklong delay final results on but after weeklong delay Samsung and Google got together in Hong Kong. To announce the galaxy nexus. With ice creams and -- otherwise known. As the worst kept secret in this often. Also otherwise known as the best competitor. Or the phone to get coming out in November. Really. The -- insane depending on who US -- mean this thing is this thing is loaded. Not only with ice cream sandwich but you know you have its dual core -- two gigahertz processor it has 1080. NF CE integration. Molly was a first a little bummed about its camera -- -- only five megapixels because you had said that. Well I think yeah I -- so. It does have a front facing camera and that about one point two -- -- by the big surprise to be -- the big flagship phone. Was a five megapixel camera and -- -- I understand that. It has -- the instant shutter technology that there's a lot of cameras stuff built into U. Ice cream sandwich and in fact -- in some side by side photos of the galaxy nexus camera with. Against the iPhone -- -- and very comparable in some cases it was even better I think that's fine I just think I was surprised by that because eight megapixel seems to be the new standard. And I wondered if it was a little bit of a trade off to that is a -- and despite. The fact that megapixels don't matter early eighties dude that's like the one speculate into this list and it to be -- not the fastest dual core processor around editor at sort of you know it is a dual core processor but it's not the top of the line. Model it's definitely not the single most tricked out piece of hardware you're gonna -- although -- -- and. But it's -- -- the potential iPhone four killer of the week. Of illegally alleluia confusion or I mean it's a four -- -- it has an FC any other to me when I look at the specs of the sky and I love its curved glass stinging. You know that's gonna be the new trend that we're gonna see moving forward Italian -- if there's a little bit and other than other then for me other than looking at this defining the camera I think this phone is. They -- me now on every level. You know. I'm just saying it's also wise it's also plain Jane Android which is awesome it is pure ice cream sandwich and ice cream -- To be honest though the hardware on this phone is -- -- it's very good right. But it's not likely set top of the line I think that really makes it does seem to be the site's content which operating system it's so much more refined than it has -- great it has a lot. Finally like a long long long overdue changes to the camera and -- gallery apps you'll get built in filters and two -- style. You'll get the actual camera button on the home screen. And then there's a ton of sort of new apps and features built a nice -- so much that that. Do indeed make it look pretty hot -- not thrilled about this and -- can tell -- no I don't know what it -- you know it is. I do notice. Yeah it's that I feel like there are fewer of those little -- compromises which I don't understand in their flagship phone -- this is your reference standard phone. That I don't understand why don't -- a top of the line processor they don't understand why you don't Max out the camera and the biggest drawback for me is that every video I've seen of it. The UI looks like people are sort of talk about -- -- are starting to talk about that and that's been a problem with Android. That's been an eye on every hundred for an action that's been an issue that when I play with them like it just -- it's not responsive it's. That little -- -- snapping this just isn't there. It's small it's subtle design it's yes and so subtle and it's also would be like white means a nit picky but it makes it makes a huge difference I read a great write up on somebody's blog that was basically just like under instant responsiveness is terrible. And outlet in as many words that -- Yes I'm Amy Allen the blogger Andy is not mincing words but He but He went through some of the -- early reviews -- looked like this is my next they how to align in their review that said. The UI seems to suffer from that sort of general sluggishness. That is character is characteristic of Android. And I just not like are you kidding. Is it and orders that all their hard work means just that no no hardware makers come up with the decent there's no way. -- it's a dual core processor unlike the iPhone four as it has one gig of internal ram like this phone it should be a screen. This is no reason. I just added that bummed me out so much and -- -- seriously I watch like. Ten videos -- just with my -- microphone or -- magnifying glass like. That pleases and inspecting the right now a lot of time -- -- An elephant up a -- -- I would wanna be on the other side and I understand has felt it interrogate people. It's really -- I mean. To be fair we will wait until we get an in house will definitely be trying and testing and I sent that I spent a lot -- herself an -- that -- Kent German and Napoleon -- please I'm begging you watch list. Watch for -- I will say spec -- it did completely -- the Portland Motorola RAZR -- -- to have its huge debut today at a bar that. Gingerbread and it's getting it was getting -- -- idle. -- eyesight hazard during early 2000. It would get -- intelligently to the other thing. That -- out about the got -- that they have liked to cater to -- -- waiting for the -- like. Was how -- is the release information. I know it's coming in November. The them no pricing. I was I don't know letting you know I guarantee you. And they are going into the holiday season with iPhone for us on or million African phones and for every -- -- me today. And they don't there isn't even a little pre order link. Jack if you knew when you're gonna release it you you tell the -- Celsius and guitarist with -- -- it was competitive -- definitely do all of the above is a sketch factor. -- that but it seems it's. About them in general talk about this and some other stories but. A lot of these companies are having trouble locking us down with the real official dates them in they wanna show us what's coming then you'd -- lose the momentum we've seen this all the way since. Palm had one of the big -- -- biggest light excite any launches and and CES. And then you see this cat mouse game it's coming it's coming there's no official dates and companies are. I don't know if they think it's okay but they're getting used the idea that a lot of these corporations are not giving us real -- in real prices until. Way after the fact I just think it patients up doing that -- -- -- I mean they they they really really want to and they really wanna stay ahead of the curve but they can't -- -- -- time and they have to show something in the title to their competitive and that they're still only game. But they still haven't I don't know what's better than an it's better come up with vapor -- and then -- you know sometime in the future -- It's art it's hard to say add another to get its amounts to raise the reverend thought that the one of those reasons and -- -- -- -- -- I have to say that give and a whole sort of history and -- -- and -- up till now and my sort of general feeling disappointment it makes me concerned. That its Google mechanics -- And that I don't have as much they're holding the keys to the car yeah -- anybody gonna do. It's ultimately the problem of not controlling everything and -- if they actually when they take over Motorola if they do -- exert control for Motorola which they say they're not going to -- than they should you maybe that'll help and at this point it's it's like Microsoft they have to deal with all its partners and have to rely on all these partners to have X cute as well that's a lot of links in the chain to break out of. Now so I know you're kind of -- got the RAZR but. Ellipsis there's two things about the RAZR that do you make it kind of unique and technical and other traders are cool -- place -- the it was is overshadowed it was overshadowed in in -- progress on lies in into the Atlantic other I want it if split. I love flip phone -- -- -- you know the RAZR was the iconic phone to have before the iPhone ever -- you -- really you had a lot of other phones a -- everyone had a -- it started off at like 600 boxes and when it first came out a flip phone and the -- and every other pioneered the decisive flip hang from which you -- has forever and. The best move ever like from. Could the show there's nothing more now that's about a month in a minute did you mean -- These actors around the world things to do you can -- and. The data this serious test -- -- You are right. To cool things straight -- -- still has dual core one point two gigahertz processor the -- -- the first Smartphone capable of streaming Netflix content in HD. The first -- to do that that's also the only other phone with Bluetooth four point oh. Apple's iPhone forest has it why do people care about Bluetooth -- four Plano. It's lower its more energy efficient lower power consumption and now it has this feature are pretty much the Bluetooth chip itself. Can send data intermittently over a period of time so much -- like Wi-Fi how we have these -- devices this new Bluetooth four point oh standard. Is really gonna be able to talk to smart appliances through your phone. Control TVs work out with your phones and add data to you know let's server or website you can see that instantly what your -- -- -- worked out so. Although Bluetooth -- -- -- has a way to go for adoption as a candidate to keep features that -- out the drag racer. Yes there is lovely. It's beautiful phone. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Which is excellent but not NFC. If you're excited about the -- clip depicting it seems like that is going to be a real nexus feature for that for the short term but the RAZR. And this exciting has -- release -- and -- slated date it will be available in early November. For 299 dollars you can start to pre order on October 27 you know -- I like about that. And Anthony -- also this kind of data it has Kevlar on it. -- -- glass on the front and and nano technology coding that will repel water that's because I. So you could swim with it no such authority put in your pocket it could save you from mobile -- That's a little that it not be taken and -- but I don't like an -- issued an idea. Elizabeth street in Zune deal is -- phone you know not a police are safety officer peninsula. -- -- -- -- -- can't -- under. -- -- That means that -- is that where -- -- Tumblr best fit skillful lawyer it's time to talk about the law a little bit. They galaxy -- this is very interest -- the Samsung actually. Came out and said. -- can -- the galaxy nexus was designed to bypass Apple patents that they should be a patent prove it should have a little Kepler commuting. Yeah it's. This is bad news for -- because this is this is usually what you do after you've actually lost the patent lawsuit is you you try to design around the patent. And they're doing it before hand because they've been getting our butts kicked up and down by Apple so it's it's it's a really bad sign for their what they believe is their chances of winning -- Yeah -- -- even at that date day -- rates of themselves that. Although we've tried to design has to go around Apple's -- it still doesn't mean that we're necessarily. We are not subject Apple still Salinas you're still trying to put injunctions on our products from being sold in certain countries. -- there's a bunch of Ph.D.s lawyers that are going to be. Looking at the designs and then deciding why it's still infringes which has its going to so Julia we talk about this in the chat room and you can chimed in a few times. With all this with all these patent battles. -- really is do these companies like Apple are the really that vague or is there. They have every right to go after these other companies and stop them well under the current system they they have every right to do it and and it's built that way and and when you're putting together -- your your putting the broadest. You know possible patent you can possibly get through the patent office and and the issues right now is that. It's fairly easy to -- fairly easy but it's very possible to get a broad patent because the patent office doesn't do on extensive prior art searches they don't do a whole lot of stuff there and then they leave it to be challenged later. And so and and that's the problem is that we all go into this in these patents it's not really knowing whether or not to patents can stand up. And whether or not you know -- your gonna be able to show infringement so their. -- if you want to fix it you'd you'd sort of do it on the front end of issuing patents but then patent -- and take forever. -- -- it's part of the game that is writing an entry in a patent and that as broad as possible while still being specific enough so that it can get approved totally. And and that and and they're being of these these patent lawyers that are our prosecutors they just they just specialists and I've been. I do patent work but I'm not a patent lawyer so I'm I'm the guy that. -- brings the -- lawyer in and then it has the translation to the jury. And they'll be like well this is clear is that -- -- There's no way. Anybody on Nigeria's got to understand that -- I am nowhere near understanding that so. It's it's crazy language and they all sort of understand it but it's it's -- -- expert -- -- -- to send -- an interesting article actually from Android police in response to that statement. Apparently -- lawyers are concerned that. -- it and under police -- -- -- probably eight. Frankly -- -- a very very stupid thing to say in some -- right if He really did say this is designed to be patent proof that it might suggest. It might suggest that. Samsung knew that its other products were infringing. Might also challenge Apple in some ways to take a closer look at the county -- are now one of Samsung's mobile executives on -- Hong has -- Patents were not a big part of some things discussion when they -- the galaxy nexus. Kerry. And then fed. At the time this patent infringement was not really -- -- issue and many said I don't know where that rumors from. Though He now they got his said that by the way it was the -- off. Yeah yeah that bad -- Boston not clear that council let her -- and -- you know he's trying to get the China. Walk as fine as a camp but He just He walked in all -- -- prompts and that's the -- very reason you do that. After you lose -- you never want to concede that never wanted to that I got to get around to patent -- you're you're you're saying -- I did the patent isn't ballot. CEO that if I don't -- doesn't damage and he's just -- -- this list of. Things like that accurately never say hours to really help Annapolis and economy at about this don't you classical or my -- -- you don't have a dog. I'm allergic to docs opened it it's gonna go down and get more and more extreme -- like it. There is. It's obviously -- But it does seem to be they case that in fact there's an article in e-commerce times today saying. What you decide which is something -- floundering. In the shadow of Apple's patent organized. That despite. All of their efforts to they've they have been recently trying to not despite Apple's and -- inspecting their own injunctions. In countries against various Apple products -- that has not worked. Although at least in one case recently in US federal proceedings -- -- -- Apple will have to do more to establish the validity of its patents. Before any final decision to not -- in the US this -- and I US can be made that that is a little in the fact that. Samsung is now flirting with injunctions in the United States that means that this is indeed has gone pretty far. Yeah they're they're they're they're working and that the problem that they have they're getting all these injunctions in other countries in the US it's it's a little bit tougher from what I understand of the case on -- Yahoo! admitted -- -- -- that they've been on the ropes I haven't seen very many articles where they've come up on top on one of these fights and any real way. Even in the US that judge ruled in favor Apple for the design -- -- right so they just that Apple you just need to prove this a little harder next time. -- -- at one point oh you're almost there yet. -- -- -- as the road -- to how to get there. Yeah it's very helpful when judges -- -- Galaxy Tab tablet has already been banned in Australian and German courts as we know -- on Thursday in federal court at one point. The judge held up one of each tablet in her hand to Galaxy Tab in the iPad two and asked the Samsung attorneys whether they can tell the difference. One replied that any distance of ten feet from the podium she could. I don't know why not I I I empathize with her because that He said it and got it wrong. I mean -- -- take the rocky like. They're saying it actually have better she is ever gonna say it's the one in the right she's an event like I'm allergic to tablets and compare it. You are dynamic glasses you are I mean there's all sorts of things to come up and I think -- -- the right thing is you know you know and -- hedges like -- at the right thing it's hard but it's not a -- just ask your honor power them up. And then not -- your honor would click on apartment in a different place in the -- -- -- you're assuming you a lot of these words are not Texas -- totally totally in Idaho again itself. Then -- yikes people in other gadget -- where I'm fairly certain. Or I would at least hope and pray that there is little exposure to annoying patent law. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- design for its radical new camera yesterday in San Francisco and guess who -- later. -- -- went on sale and guess who are pre pre order against through their particulate. Yeah so there regularly some clippings about this lecture and honored that we've added -- this CEO. Raining. In an in house here to talk about the product for about half an hour as they maybe three or four months ago but -- finally got to see it come. It's it's really cool technology it looks this is I have the -- Simonyi -- you can see the video here but in studio they give us this. Shots do you -- -- -- early version of the light show. It's for ages -- to give you Chomsky I could -- But I'm certainly what's free and I think you'd really like -- like that a -- well you know look here I don't like you like. Here here big mall just -- shell. Paula there's a light show in my pocket right now I'd like to -- it -- But the whole new ideas -- -- is so I don't let up until this is pretty neat so you whole the whole thing about this camera. Is it's. -- -- -- invoked -- right you don't have to focus on any subject you take the picture instantly instant shutter and then after the fact mall is getting red and hot and flustered as usual. You can click on the focus point whether it's the dinosaur or something -- -- -- Really cool contended -- pictures are almost like a one by one. Reach aspect ratio it's not want -- Full 3-D map of what every photograph -- you have forgotten through the announcement this is like. What type of bolts said that this was sort of the first technology in a while that we've -- legitimately excited about because it is new. It has the potential to re -- imaging it's like images three point oh because. It like megapixels over and make -- ray is a way that yes it chapters every it's true -- that -- captures all the available light. In an image ease its light field photographer He and so every image that it creates is basically a 3-D. Map of whatever you photographed and -- you can then. After the fact. Change the focus and image to whatever you want it to be. Yes so one of the things is that everyone -- rate. What how how what high resolution pictures are you getting like what. What what's the resolution of them and I talked to them in the -- look just like how original film was made when they moved from film on a piece of Paper you know adult film. So -- megapixels that there was no equivalent measurement of the image quality. Much like megapixels now can't -- necessarily translated. To mega raise. And right now this is an eleven -- -- a camera that's the you would assume that more mega -- means better image quality but you can't measure on a megapixel side now when you export these pictures and put on a TV. He did say they -- at least display you know in HD quality. And when you look at Sony's pictures you think. You know they -- look like around a one a two megapixel image from just like the overall visual -- quality of it but com. It's just. The cynic in me wonders if when they were coming up with -- meg re number -- and it's gotta be double digits because otherwise people think it's not. And apparently it has to sound out Victoria it's got an ornate until it was my -- -- like one megapixels Ebola. -- -- A one -- equal to one -- -- is just from all the way that images come across but it's it's fascinating next gen technology that -- you know. -- -- -- -- -- -- This we saw some shots of what the form -- look like in a shark puppet. And it looked long and this is you know because of the optics in the hardware inside -- it will you really realistically be able to miniaturized this down the line. So that we can see this. In cellphones in smaller cameras and right now they're not trying to license that there -- initial proof of concept -- -- in the future yeah they're probably licenses thing. But on He said as time goes on right it's gonna be more about the software that then emulates what some of its hardware does that southern and ideally be able to miniature resident will see it on my 23 years away from now but this product itself. -- -- this is the first of its kind of one of a kind. And -- new technology I was shocked at. Prices on the heels -- more I thought it varies so expensive and huge and it's that little you know -- Bigger than a flip camera and if they see how public misses its price its -- think it's fair to my -- -- -- -- it's priced to sell that's you know it's still impulse purchase. 399. Dollars for 300 for an eight. An eight gig storage model which they say holds about 350 -- seeking a little bit of math on image size I think it works out to meet -- like about a 22 meg. Image which is big you know like a -- a -- violent -- is what six megs. To -- -- Iraq file anywhere in AVO proprietary file format it into proprietary file format of the files -- pretty -- but 399 -- makes it extremely. Acquire herbal tablet you know people can really try it out and really actually -- with and they sent out pre order -- to everybody yesterday who had signed up. To get notified when it was available. I I can confessed officially a pre ordered once you -- this is him. To see this in action because he's did a real you sometimes you could look at -- picture like whatever but when you do the real. Time demo in person it's pretty it's pretty awesome your blown away this is this is new -- -- one other thing. It was a -- -- -- -- 01 other thing I was gonna talk about the product is. One -- that this is going there really how are you to capture the imagination of a consumer to really buy this product -- what's gonna make them all and be willing to spend it. The cool thing is in their software which is right now only Mac compatible but will be PC and Mac compatible by the time they launch and you have this ability to share the photo on FaceBook but what they've done is they've built. The post seen in FaceBook is built in -- five or flash compatible. You can actually interact with someone's picture on their FaceBook feed all click on the full plate that's could not -- and it's that is the killer and -- point of this. We didn't get a showed in the video but when I saw that I'm like are you guys kidding me like that's what's gonna make this a selling point for. For people. Mom and dad it's messing around with your pictures like that that's it's crazy -- error winner also -- -- by compatible they showed it on an iPad running through their website. On -- every platform it's gonna be compatible want to interact with these what they call living pictures let out it was fun I was X I was I genuinely algae stuff when -- -- this that's. But I'm genuinely Amazon's news is new is a -- I was also -- -- -- the Mac that because it's unusually weak because I've Macs obviously waiting for this for the next software. It works for me out of the scoop -- the very cool stuff so. And then grow quickly before we get a break just heads up a little -- that you will want to watch sixty minutes this Sunday this coming Sunday. Sixty -- we'll have an exclusive interview with Walter Isaacson who is the authorized biographer for Steve Jobs that -- is coming out next week. And Bluetooth and that they the book has been kept under it as is. Appropriate. Has been kept under X two cleanly. Tight -- there -- no review copies distributed. There's been no word about what's in this book and so the first kind of -- you're gonna -- from sixteen and will also have some of them. Out some clips from that interview on CNET TV -- -- Atlantic now. The best thing about this is the Steve Jobs gave Walter Isaacson pretty much full -- to. Put the interviews. Warts and all in the book so hopefully -- -- some sides. Good and bad of the things that you know confirm some of what we've heard or haven't heard about Steve -- that I'd be very very fast mean definitely through -- again and He appeared that. We did I -- down monster hard copy and or both user you have both both the one published a -- at the cover -- and but I have Steve next to another. And only comfort. Are gonna say great I wouldn't come back the big security holes with a series that's when met those Nokia windows phones are actually coming and Hulu says forget about it. He's getting good. -- Again and thanks for that Stephen from my ears are now -- That was about me. A little more unique EL LID that we had in the past please keep them coming. At a lower pitch that couldn't read out an island. -- -- -- -- -- Let's just saying thank you for calling. -- It's I love the headline on the sir -- is not -- bad theory. -- theory hysteria apparently there as security hole has been uncovered. In the Syrian -- assistant technology and the iPhone four -- and apparently. It will allow anyone. To use the phone to send emails and text messages and make calls. Even if the phone -- passcode -- -- excel the thing about this is this is one of those things where a company has a decision to either. The whole opt in or opt out -- leave this on by default and they were -- in love with the idea like everyone needs to use Syrian love Seri you can get. You can get access to personal information to when this phone is actually locked. And so there's a setting in your iPhone be on your settings are passed a lot we can turn allowing Syrian media access on the phones -- led by -- Apple set its own. I don't I do. Understand. That I wonder you know I I must have and clicked it to turn it off because when I. First -- it -- it was -- to told me I can't access it while the phones -- minute and then when I type in the code it just open the phone and it didn't continue on to Syria. I wonder if they just can't get there and -- wanna mess up the experience graduate I think that's probably got the default is is. There's -- -- -- that given the security concerns. It's true that if you're driving himself if you're you know I mean if you want to use Syrian all of it's glory it is annoying to have to type in the past reverse that is you know I can understand that the user experience is best of you can just access and your line. But it is a little bit of I mean you can't necessarily -- you can also get in contact and just ignorant -- you can also pretty much everything. You just can't call someone in -- in your phone though you can get -- -- government. -- allows -- you can yet but I want -- -- me on was that on world like a guided them to accept a new directions to somebody's office that's as I can't give you. That information without the Oscars -- Passcodes annoying for every. Use but. It is important Apple isn't art I mean actually if you have it then it security start out in the chat rooms it should just be a part of the initial -- -- -- process. Like you should get to choose that immediately if any asthma and. Or it should pop up -- the -- is you set a pass -- -- just say okay. -- going to allow you to bypass this like I just feel like. I've written a column about the sector in general Apple's. Standard operating procedures do not work when it comes to security they compromise user security they cannot continue to access. Two insist on experience overseas as -- it's hard on -- up to the guys. -- world need to get Syria. To recognize your voice and then you can now bypass the -- -- yeah that'd be a nice featureless analytics and awesome. Of us finds -- that it's just a -- Apple had a clear choice and could have chosen to implement theory securely. But instead they did they -- it's -- to mode which is more about impressing your body's been about securing your calendar -- And that's but it is under president I it is stolen you can ask her to talk dirty and says compost. But I'm -- any harm upon us. -- there are fighting between them as a part of the blog and of the Tumblr blog yeah. The stuff that services yes exactly real quickly we -- mention that Apple officially announced that the first weekend sales topped four million tech -- today was reporting that they had activated a million. Of those months edged -- -- Kennewick activated -- an activated one million made me wonder how many of those were in fact sold in two channel camera. Announced -- -- possibly a little. A little -- -- but the numbers. Microsoft. Both Steve Ballmer and Andy lees announced that Nokia would announce its windows phones at Nokia world and it sounds a little unclear about where and when they're gonna start rolling out. But does that sound familiar but Nokia world and a -- that one before. But Nokia world event next week in London -- up on October 26 children have a lot more news about that. It's such a proven strategy for. There really -- back via people Brian leave one more to the for the fun Alec and in Finland first year -- never do it. Rim had its Blackberry Defcon last week Research in Motion and not surprisingly. There were some apologies -- -- So an apology to the apology because He could apologize in person and this apology and rate -- -- more apologizing is. Because it made me remember those few of you had a Blackberry -- that last last week He couldn't get any email for -- eating. Well the problem here -- okay Dave -- did their apology but they could have made up for it here at Defcon which is like blackberries annual convention. Last year they shut off the playbook -- -- we know how that played out but at the time it was kind of exciting like some new hardware at the time. Here they announced to be BX which is their next operating system. But the problem with this is again. Okay there were there is no hardware that they showed -- to complement. This new -- and in fact there is no official date or time line when BBX was going to come out. And what would make let me continue though what would make TVX so exciting right. -- first of all BBX can be compatible with everything that happened Q and exit the forgot that was their previous you know -- -- -- in the playbook. I'm Alia that service lets you guys but here's here's the beauty other re elect what could be different well you know just Kindle cooler she -- it. Blackberries people about what -- -- the features Q and X. -- -- didn't support email calendar and contact apps when it launched you had have a companion phone will be BX. Will support native email calendar and contacts. Like serious. Your Blackberry this only. Is happening. And there is you know okay -- you're getting. And address but the voice search universal search NFC support. From blackberries seven's OS where we haven't seen any not to my knowledge and -- -- based Blackberry phones. So a lot. -- is gone on here. -- this your seems to be like the wonder accidentally -- and I also. This year's -- -- is routes like a semi tech companies -- blowing -- -- just blowing it out like back to back that this can't seem to get it right it's weird. BV ex husband and wife in that context I mean I know. I know -- -- the fact that the fact that ram at any point. When they are in fact the only carrier that they're only deal is not carrier but their only deal is email right that's that -- that you are known for the fact that they released an operating system version at all. That didn't support that without the phone compatibility is embarrassing the fact that that appears to be the biggest change in BB -- which by the way is. In active development but rim emphatically. Declined to share any information about the timeline no timeline. The as is deadly do we we need to get like a clock now is for the ring of -- -- -- -- -- -- up flat on last -- show. And now I mean it really does feel like you could see the email thing being like -- this communication between the two studios like everyone -- What what what it why can't I can't hear a lot phone -- no okay no email -- we don't really access them. If it roll out email a lot. About I had to go back for a brief correction. AT&T. Announced that it had activated one million. Oh wow that's our million were sold AT&T activated one million of them the three other carriers probably account for that that it regrets and I was like how does that -- Thank you to Curtis B habitat and her we need -- is catching up on defense and we don't read good. I was totally my about it like a spot -- -- mean right before the show. -- -- -- Now of -- -- -- -- also this week real quickly this is also this week is our new name for cricket basically. Things that happened earlier in the week FC the FCC got some kind of deal from the carriers that they would send you text messages and other notifications when you're about to rack up. Monstrous. Lehigh charges for things that you thought you -- allowed to do we like. This this is kind of the whole bill -- where you've heard stories horror stories of people who left countries. Were roaming and they come home with bills -- over tens of thousands of -- so Alicia get a nice warning other -- to think that this -- No I think it's a little hockey younger I think it's not integrated its and it's useful and capture a lot more kids are not gonna get in trouble is as much as they existed before but I got it's it's it's it's just notice it's it's not gonna come out for awhile right in the states like -- eighteen -- going to be rolling out in law and I don't understand. I know that's -- what prosecutors district in their -- of the carriers who are like look we have in fact managed to charge people 30000 -- On several occasions why would we be in a rush to stop doing that there are few people that -- Quite honestly you're right you're right now it's shame it's really -- that ought to be the fact that they. Not to be a competitive advantage that should not take FCC regulation that cumulative in the southwest and carriers need to step up in -- we don't do that. Luggage is free and we don't have. That there's there's there's no such thing as southwest or -- -- cell phones and and and customer service. I you guys I am seriously in such a rage right now over cell phone pricing and a -- on contract pricing I think there is such obvious collusion against just. -- ludicrous that through the history. Of -- of Smartphone development they have all costs. 599. Or 649. Dollars no matter what it actually costs to manufacture them the non -- contract prices. Always. 600 and I'm like 59 -- exporting and or in the case of the unbelievable iPhone it cost more than -- freaking computer like it looked at the out of contract price and -- 32 gig model is now is 700 S 49. Dollars. That is ridiculous that is like 200 dollars away from an actual MacBook. Is that manufacturing. Manufacturer thing those that -- saying this is some process of the subsidies going to be -- -- box and that's them padding their things and then they have to be consistent when they when you don't think. Right it's it's because it's so that they continue to lock -- into carrier contract that has nothing to do in -- in many cases that -- like I think -- -- -- pared down all the time apparently has anything to do with the actual cost of manufacturing the device is shameful the console is a license had been some -- 120 before box in general -- 749. Dollars for the out of contract -- is ridiculous anyway. Julio can also that -- -- have been very publicly wanting to sell the company or at least court buyers they finally said basically they've officially called up the sale. Of Hulu and said her time you don't want to buy it words and keep it cool we'd like at super awesome. They couldn't get anyone to buy it on their two billion dollar whatever -- make a lot of money. We're killing it. Killing contest going away -- were -- you know according to the -- -- behind the scenes Google offered them for billion dollars but. They wanted additional years worth of content rights and that -- -- that are that treat that built this whole Hulu partnership weren't willing to do that. If Google little power with their content and put it wherever they want. That's counted in -- -- I didn't like what articulate this plan for marketing and content at I thought here's web -- pretty. It is a very pre Google men could not biased like I got four billion dollars and now now right please sell to -- -- -- -- the Pentagon begging you veteran. I love -- -- talks out loud. LA LA He is doing -- actual company you're never but I do level when He talked out of public and He was that the web 2.0 summit in San Francisco this week. And it was awesome. He was asked whether -- -- have this whole little quote the loser from the Seattle times He was asked whether He was glad that Microsoft lost its bid to buy Yahoo!'s beacon which. He said sometimes you lucky. And a bullet I'm Alan Davie today that company said I think that a really impressive decision. Few lucky fan -- casino the intellect level that it takes to use some of these phones. You don't need a new computer scientists use Windows Phone I think you do to use an Android phone. City computers and there's gonna be a team of PR people and lawyers like whenever He talks -- they are likely take out -- well know now all really regarding the -- one of the more sophisticated answers for a guardian of Microsoft's emphasis on the cloud. All you may be all and -- Only Zeum run in by guy crazy. -- side -- sat on the stage if you've seen that before when He motivates his. Employees and it is. I don't know who my motivates and Asia plus guiding regarding how does -- -- with Google apps He says we are winning winning winning winning winning. And an extra machine and -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Let's see when you accidentally by people -- windows on rather than I found in -- into -- -- do them in an impossible news is that. When you actually -- to grab the phone and use it the notion of putting your information friends and or your friends what's going on them. That's front and center it's not -- use of icons and -- -- law. Had a sales conference was that the biggest problem really with iPhone and -- -- -- on the block. The outlets -- so popular sales it is. That blah blah blah -- -- mean you -- -- you can say those things if your product is at least you know decently competitive. Right now you're making more money off of the Android platform. And you're behind the scenes deals -- you are with an actual product. He's -- that you are waiting. You are -- planning his wedding -- it. Saying I love this is my -- you. You then take -- search you lot write times are about being has been and to take any -- lot tried out -- -- -- tried out on Google certainly in our own internal to a 70% of the time probably. -- It's only 15% of the time you'll probably like us at a 15% of the time you like the other guy better and that's before you get to user interface animation of the things we've done to make search more than ten blue links. So -- Alienware with Bing team was like -- Qaeda -- I don't think about it came -- -- unit that so the guy should have asked the question again. Mr. bomber so how has being doing. Didn't answer that question at. At all what I really wanted to know from you is how to -- -- we should change our habits. You get bitten Bing because we're gonna see no difference whatsoever the -- injury apparently not but it's gonna look so pretty we have the pretty picture. As for his legacy we do our affiliate lets I think we should do to take a break and now come back -- -- -- mark scar but. Yes yes so it so. What He said -- DARPA is the guy started this new bid blogger nation video blogging social network -- -- them for what a quick interview with them and then. Your feedback so stay right there. And -- is -- Steve producer for buzz out loud how they don't. Think it can -- is okay. -- This is live right now. -- Larry you know where are you are walking around -- -- like X-Factor something. -- actually. On the senate acts actor right now and and I'm not got the honor to direct in produce the live pre show stuff that will be available on the X-Factor USA -- Starting on October 20 -- though and I appreciate you much but you can mark you can't but. Intel anybody's -- basically. Basically in the background -- -- compound area this is my production truck here and you can see that guys and see that it's not -- handles control -- kind of content and there's. Of course our wardrobe hair make -- back here. And this is not even the big stuff the big stuff that's down the hallway here a little bit of studio 36 -- -- shooting all of the actual main TV shows itself. Schools Donna how are you guys done. Good generation wares on a quick break before we get to set up -- fractal interview about it blogger and obviously the stuff -- doing right now it is. Collided -- finally it -- you're hired our live audience can hear you now they want I'm just curious to use it to good connection what device He said -- lobsters to. I got an idea I am really really happy to have this device is -- -- -- -- -- not long ago by clear wireless. I know I'm not sponsored by them but they I got into it -- one day and we are doing a live broadcast out in the middle of the hot desert you can believe that. Clear wireless or cheat -- -- curriculum. And -- now labs yesterday a lot that's. Working really really great for some pretty happy about it I'll let you bring a remarkable. So you tethered to your phone to pick there wireless like -- but mobile hot -- Yeah Neal hot very carrying a lot -- their -- -- Opera I got a little dot com. Got it and it -- words mean as long as it works right. Yeah that's that's money that seriously I'm sitting -- like dang that is working whatever I yeah I -- Whatever -- -- it's working I even though I mentally approve the dark He had said it's working -- -- working. Out what -- -- you guys make me get this -- yet. Yes. We are now is my old friends at CNET you guys now that I used to out work with CNET. Dealers out shall we say this for an interview actually I am totally about not doing it -- I think we can just go into effect yes yeah let's get -- -- On the planet right now -- -- that for the non live audience we have -- scarecrow with -- -- is according to his Wikipedia. An American entrepreneur producer and director and right now have -- to gonna -- today about this new project did blogger nation but first. Let's let's go back through your history with the -- totally used to work on the old -- when we're on the big TV. Yeah actually obviate. It's -- -- thought I was one of the found. Producers of CNET can -- back when Kevin Wendell is there is the executive producer and and wind baker was there is the supervising producers and I was the only New York guy I was sort of this loan. You know cowboy in New York Gates's that was the only person representing CNET at the time -- before a lot of -- came in and seeing all the sales and stuff. Ponds and has a lot of funny we got CNET on the map with a lot of interest in people back then I got to interview. Everyone from the head of -- to the editor in chief of news we. All the way that David -- And I'm back then you're right we work TV check out CNET. We are on NBC we -- on cable we actually shop for shows four different. Television network shows up CNET central and which is posted by Richard arkansans. So it was a blast that a great time it was really cool to be at CNET early on. And then I've fortunately went on to do you bunch of other things com producing watts but. The little sidebar story I was actually involved and to bringing cnet's -- small screen on I was the producer and the director of the first live webcast for CNET which isn't 1997. And add the PC expo and I saw you guys recently over -- dot CES I just started laughing to myself that now the and these guys you guys are like a spoiled brat. You got that big sat out at night lights at stayed -- lots of beautiful HD cameras. We got a closet back in 1996. With some like it out small digital video camera eyes and dot com. We were all using -- at that time stated the art digital video -- editing technology and we were. -- -- is doing the same thing you were very very small. I guerrilla style scallop spread of -- huge success and that's then went on to launch the us CNET video on demand. Strategy. And subsequently -- guys -- video on the site that acts out. -- -- -- and I can't say I'll I'll give you that that we have the better technology now but I'm pretty sure that Mac and you guys had like hair and makeup. And wardrobe looks really good if you think so -- now I heard mark guy I would have -- -- -- a lot Ryan Seacrest Edwards -- It's funny Ryan He resign He reserves -- -- -- that CNET was his first -- down out of for those listening to Ryan Seacrest you that -- -- Yet -- that's He came in and Brian was awesome to work with no wells we had back then which not many people remember which is Ron Reagan junior. Totally. And Ron Reagan junior is funny I'll tell yes. If I don't know how much time we have but I would love to take a quick Ron Reagan genius story if I can get up please please did note this are doing all this great CNET and -- -- here. -- It's our show it's yourself -- very well. So Roderic -- -- down shooting I forgot the piece was specifically but we're shooting a very important piece down in Washington DC dot com. You know -- basically. In -- copyright issues. And out Supreme Court was weighing in on decision. It was actually Canada a real journalistic story something that. I was very excited about and so being very young and naive -- time. I said oh great let's go to the go to the Supreme Court and do -- stand up there so we drove over to the Supreme Court. And there -- a whole bunch of press over this like continued area and I said. How -- must be over there with all those people looks like up. That's a bunch of you know animals forget that -- this -- urged Iran wants to go stand up the top -- -- and -- down in deer stand up. And that's how we're gonna do that he's like okay sure no problem was great sport about. So we got a camera hand held camera going there are ready to do it brought us the top of the steps. And fifteen like Secret Service guys out of nowhere just completely -- end and to. Pounced on him basically -- -- just like who are you doing you're not supposed to be here you can't be doing this. And so on and so forth and then. We're Berlet what do you mean we're just -- -- stand up. It's like you're supposed to be -- -- Are -- are right AME. Experience stops then that. Head of the Secret Service -- I guess the He. In. Supreme Court comes out you. -- that you. And I go oh hey how are you building identity -- well it's great to see again. It's like yeah sure let's see you it -- so what are you doing here is bound doing this stuff for CNET. -- how much time -- me. Tonight. Ron Reagan junior -- -- hack it in here right now it's obviously this guy was head of security for his dad when his father was present only so there we got we got the exclusive stand up because of Ron Reagan junior we got back in the van and drove away and -- this ballot while -- against. There's got no problem. Viral treatment that's are -- a -- -- -- so that's like that's been your deal is this on you know it seems like for a long time and I evolved into Israel participatory media role and that's been kind of your specialty tell us a little bit about that -- -- when you're doing now. Well you know and it our nation has been such a fun projects for me. I've been really fascinated. For years with this notion of Bob first person perspective -- storytelling and participatory media as He pointed out and did blogger nation is really. A unique. Opportunity because it's the first. Network of its kind where we enable ten different unique voices across the country to tell their first person perspective stories. And having a collaborative. Experience wish there audience on a major cable distributor hence being Comcast he's our partner. So. And that -- nation this is social TV network that tells. The first pursued this perspective stories of people places and things in their global markets. So we're really very much about localize content localized experiences. Of these individuals -- -- but -- up there on the screen out. Rock out in gentry all and skating. You know we went through quite manage and process just finding these individuals we didn't cast them for example like a normal television. Network -- channel what do we spent about three or four months and we looked at roughly. 4000. Candidates. And videos of candidates and after about four months now -- -- through about a hundred people and how those hundred people we then started to find. You know who would be available could be right for this good work well the other folks -- would be nice in this ecosystem. And organically. It just came together very nice -- saw in the -- Until we got scapegoat -- -- -- -- solar escape learning on the set -- Aaron it's the escape routes that so obvious. So -- -- -- -- -- -- -- see -- so that's that's the -- nation and in a -- Comcast has been a terrific partner. They. Look at this -- say. You know obviously an experiment. In a lot of ways it's -- news. Area for -- in terms story telling and I think. When you find people -- -- good storyteller as they get them and new platform environment to tell their stories and authentic and genuine manner. Given the infrastructure and support -- Com great things can happen and that's really what -- -- nation is about it's this private individuals who collectively. Share their stories -- another. As well as their audience and we look at those audiences more friends and followers and just straight up viewers and I'm really happy to have gotten launched and appreciate CNET support here and I've given us an opportunity to talk about it. -- -- marquee you know you've your -- intersection where you've dealt with mainstream media. Internet media -- of the viral social revolution and -- merging these two things together and even with -- -- -- you're doing. How how do you think the bigger studios are -- to -- -- really care and look at Internet media. As a viable. Option as a viable part of the entire media landscape because that's -- of one of those things where it's -- almost prove itself in your in the center of that. You know -- it's. A long. Long. -- -- you have to keep in mind when your. First -- live. Participatory media are. Live broadcasting on line back in 1996. With properties like -- -- in the to entry and basketball. It is really helped a lot about how. How do you do you this. And I was always an advocate of why are we gaining this what is it that we want -- accomplished now the how is no longer a problem you know you can start. Telling stories live from your mobile phone if you'd like and it's there's no technology. And com bring you from doing -- Also how is not so much an issue it's it's how you tell the story is more -- an -- as well as -- -- technologies. In terms of the the studios and major media networks off I think it's attrition over time as some of the folks that. You know keep in mind there's a lot of folks that are running media organizations. And when they came in television as the new -- right. And it -- years before television was adopted by quote unquote Hollywood. And if there's a funny story that. I heard yesterday at digital Hollywood. On how they used to promote movies which was. Yet there is television which is a great medium to promote movies and instead of using television to promote movies in your local market. They would operate its Charlton Heston could show up -- looks -- through the back yes. East -- were terrified. Other movie trailers aren't -- in the -- the trailer and it. Promotion on television because they were afraid of TV animal lives in the movie -- so now boards. As proven to be the opposite. -- situation and I think. The Internet and end delivery devices such as the screens that you see on web mobile and tablets. Are slowly but surely being -- so glad -- waited long -- -- answer is it's attrition. As sort of the older people go. Out of the business are the ones that don't adopt the new mediums. Disappear. All the the other folks that you understand that it's really all about telling great stories and it's an all media -- as opposed segmenting it off its parts. Will be in a position to really decent -- work. And I'm kind of before they go I'm really interested in this idea of that this new wave of talent right and and -- and ideas that. Authenticity taste makers is -- that comes up a lot but that. That what we're trying to find is that people are actually authentic as opposed to people who are necessarily trained. For -- television can you talk a little bit about how like the in some ways web distribution seems to break down the barriers between what we used to think of his talent. And requires a higher level of engagement and intelligence maybe than -- -- maybe. About -- I'm not stranded you know. Say anything about -- about -- I mean you look at what you guys do -- for a living right wait -- you guys you. -- -- it's a different form of talent right to be able to conduct an interview and to. Understand what's involved -- that to be a journalist is a certain set of skill -- right. To have you go out and be say a video blogger or telling these first person perspective feature -- May not be the type of storytelling that works for you there's very few people that can do say. Our movie and entrance and over two comedy right so it's -- genres of storytelling that is appropriate for different types talent. Com and what's great about the web or any time online medium. Is the simple fact that it's a two way indeed it's -- self publishing platform so those those folks are out there. But as a producer we still have to find folks that can deliver. For example -- on time. You know there is a certain level of professionalism when you -- -- hurt yourself from just someone who's doing as a fun hobby. It's being paid to do sell and doing in a professional environment so there are those considerations. That everyone has taken to -- So you can be the most authentic person in the world but still you need to be on schedule you still need to be able to work with other people to get things done -- Even the top -- -- out there. There's they have -- teen. Working with them in some way shape or form. You may not know that but there is team -- and an order for them to get to where they are. It it's a collaborative medium and that's one thing we all have to remember about what we do it's -- meaning everything from talent to the producers. Down to the engineer who makes you set target or the director photography -- makes you look good. Once you're on camera there's a whole different content. Approached even if you're a little flip plans to examine shooting and editing and doing all these things yourself which by the way a lot -- blockers work. Once we started getting this infrastructure -- place for them. -- video Scott tremendously better now what I mean by that -- we didn't force them to change stories. We want -- that's just still be down but we enable them. The tell the stories from more compelling manner all the way from editorials -- being able to help them with music selections and clearing. -- 200000 music. And a music selection cataloged so they can be more creative. And that type of infrastructure I think you're gonna see. More more out with companies like simply knew which is my company. You see it with a company like maker studio -- I think it's terrific in doing a lot of great work and really looming talent. And having them have a good working environments you tell great stories -- Great wolf thank you mark good luck -- and revenge. And you know be careful there's -- -- and you we should probably -- -- Let you get active paying attention. Is that -- -- there's dancers act cranes are running around. You know produces runner on -- is gonna vote. Party come on this behavior and ideas to the set of X-Factor and charitable and -- -- double byte. Actually you mulling might want -- to -- but will be their market a well as well. -- Her ears I would be room for every line I can't promise it won't bite I'm sorry -- -- -- I right now is threaded out as a market -- will be watching. -- -- -- -- -- -- Who really -- you'd really. Do. -- with a -- -- I with that actually is -- -- -- -- other people let's let's move right into your feedback before we in the show we do have some of it in today's. The first thing I've heard all soul. It really all impetus. That we're working on -- payments. We're getting we're get a -- -- it would -- has shaken out our whole weekly thing yet. On I've had no even earlier memorably one really decline especially another -- -- had a -- to play with it so we have one called. That is responding to -- spoken and and the -- -- -- Wilson. India along -- Steve communities. All calling -- regarding peaceful. War -- launched caller. I -- -- EG. I don't like it I'll leave it running on my -- recently see the algae is no need to open ups are your. She lost -- Com I don't like the whole right lapsing I don't like the -- that doesn't shall -- -- conversations. Adult. And I don't like Packard are crucial to her art so. All. I -- -- -- -- -- -- IOS fart app is just the when somebody posts a comedy. -- -- -- -- -- That day as serious business that that -- I am mad that reason that I hit the ticker more than life in the knowledge that it's just a massive privacy in Beijing in dating like nightmare blink tag. But also -- push the birthday thing down so far on the page I have been missing birthday. Left and right. Does not cool. I am glad someone's kind of on board I didn't know file this with the -- so whatever it was -- -- for that up to come -- when you somewhat. Not -- marketshare right that it -- student. Just sitting there don't share our registers opinions and to what the all -- IE what -- you know what that -- -- Home energy use such language in March. -- now -- now you're not the only one actually haven't even used it. I can and Ireland has -- -- iPad -- it like Xena -- it was a -- it is so. Oh if anybody has a good recommendation for -- reading -- like to learn to read app on the iPad I'm in the market. If he's like this I can teach CNN you I'm sorry powdery maybe it's our -- -- his -- -- My -- was the -- bunnies -- notice He sends the any lines and a negative and. Burton and I am learning Irish news we we recently here at CNET awarded the new iPod Touch our editors' choice and -- here has -- -- Out loud this is the -- stolen reality -- go out in court in Iowa. -- move your -- no higher hide about that. The hot hot hot. I've seen as the best iPod ever in fact it is not that I've ever -- -- -- Slap in the consumer in the -- Didn't hit the part where one why I spent a -- 99 dollar and all technology it gonna make an I don't it and it retreating. But it. -- -- at bottom right are quite. Good product needs to be getting our spotlight and it's called the Arctic -- It's an amazing device -- reasonably right. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Please continue to tell us -- -- -- -- in fact we love him so much I think we're gonna let him talk a little more I'm gonna turn him down does. I'm sure when we come back you'll still be talking about that -- and -- that He said we give no love to which we are doing again I think that. There any -- -- a long time. -- -- I actually I got shot. I really I think they have dated -- camera I'm pretty sure they didn't. So tell me oh you're right William hardware is entirely and -- asked it is users has -- -- so they made some more. And then it matters and it's a lower price point they released the white models yet Iowa spinal and that's it that's what they -- -- iPod Touch. And if the iPod Touch was the editor's choice last year. And there is no other product that can compete with it it actually still Fermi makes sense that -- -- You my friend nick you're you're you're your own editor. So you put on your own arguments on any of the different giant threads -- galaxy player does mechanical I had forgotten that it existed. -- Let's be fair but I do remember that they put that out as sort of the iPod Touch competitor and so if you -- -- that Google goodness for example I do not live in the -- and -- I can the world that live in the Google -- makes a lot of that's actually that's actually a pretty good product recommendation I'm not gonna -- common -- the holiday season. If you have an Android friend or somebody who lives in the Google world. I gotta say. I gotta say I'm kind of Megan's lamenting that the -- -- -- -- on planet like and. But I do not Molly Molly WB purchase -- a Samsung galaxy MP3 player in the near future mired and I think that's -- that's that's what I want it now. As yet have to ask the question what do you actually -- Because that's stupid post saying okay years ago is now I have blocked and because -- -- concerns. I didn't I -- well let's that's now that's necessary upgrades and there's nothing wrong with an -- and of the finder I use that to waste time with. -- -- seat at very our editors' choice because there is that -- -- your face time with the galaxy who had no I don't know when a front facing camera. I don't self if we're not the problem Gadgetell. -- campus and you might because -- -- okay guys onto your lovely emails this one comes to us from our friend -- -- my page. And now commodity and why does it always did okay thank you. And Google I He had enabled audio and I love you guys -- an angry is the flow it is indeed where it's possible that Microsoft is winning winning winning winning winning all right if they -- -- -- solution -- Franklin the engineer known texas' hey guys and -- discusses before perhaps even with -- -- rendered to. But the iPhone is finally showing up in the pockets of my lease technically savvy friends. And many have come to be concerned that they have to stay in a range of Wi-Fi at all times -- is going over the data caps and incurring large charges. Most consumers have no idea a how much -- the phone will really use or -- -- how much still really pay for or see what happens when they go over and a pretty heavy iPhone user but I really go over my two -- planned even with Netflix and pandora. It's tempting to tell people to get an iPhone from sprint just so there's no question -- limits even though AT&T and Verizon's larger -- -- more than some it's sufficient for most users. People are not taking full -- there unbelievably powerful -- Holmes. Because they're afraid of their data caps. Sentence. Wouldn't really killed red or blue and offer reasonably expensive unlimited plan that had an eight or ten gig -- for the only extreme data hogs. Be not afraid Smartphone owners you pay for the functionality use it. Do not take to a Ferrari on the highway because you're afraid of speeding tickets. The published. Brake and waited champion that's way to champion. Now it's -- that -- really important -- And I haven't ever even come close by the weather chat room would like us to know that the Samsung galaxy S -- five point no white eight gig digital eight -- -- digital media player. Is 259. Dollars and 99 cent the -- to the 1919 iPod Touch. Editor's choice app that thanks for that budding geek could -- you we need you guys Amundsen. May be entering I got it down He -- told you can -- a front page. BT's -- you know what it was -- like I know what you turn up -- the support. Now bacteria back to what phone will Molly by -- -- -- -- -- and letter attendant says it's -- again they Verizon called -- tech support guy and I feel the need to let you know about my countless issues with my under bowl because -- met all there have been many people who have. Have told me that HTC is the only way to go with hundreds of family law by a thunderbolt and even and then it turns out that the complaint about that. Have come in fast and furious Chris says don't. Do it. Ever since getting gingerbread -- had tons of general SMS failure error messages before gingerbread at random reboots that still happens sometimes and it would send text messages to unintended people even when it meets -- the recipient -- have the correct contact. Any dangerous all of these things -- -- the fact that I don't really get support calls for iPhone issues makes me want to switch. As soon as they let us put the iPhone -- -- iron play -- I'm making the leap and selling that animal I live it up orgy of the app and access software that is reliable. And also He says He won't be able to listen to our podcasts until Halloween because he's getting married this Saturday and he'll be on his honeymoon all this week right now he's -- -- right now. So congratulations -- then programming a great time and thank you -- For the heads up on dependable you're not the only ones coming so don't even know -- under. It was still a phone checklists -- like. Put him over it however -- have an extract from. The continents and yet but -- almost there. Right guys again. Yet that's ridiculous 750. Dollars will get to bring your contract any phone you get right now you're gonna pay them but has yet to break the contract -- became like 600 dollars minimum. The content so -- rates it. Hey guys and anyone else notice in the various hands on videos going around of the -- nexus how slow. The interface is to respond quite often I mean when people try to do complex things. You know my super fast LGG two X gingerbread is quite slow to respond to clicks and swipes compared to -- And phone. This -- an inherent. Android issue also when I type my usual speed or unlock an iPhone -- responds instantly with a very high frame rate. It seems -- can't keep up the centers visually on a lot certainly not smooth and typing tends to lag in speed up. Does somebody on the stores any opinions -- sites. Of the -- That's so funny because when we read the email and -- as which server -- the next tab. Where I had the story -- that I mentioned earlier in the show with the title and her -- touch responsiveness is terrible. They there's an interview there was -- this article links to -- video actually have an iPhone 3GS. Vs a nexus S. Back in the day event that I think this is -- to be the people over this -- accident it. You know in the old days where they showed noticeable -- -- with pinch to zoom when you get to a bunch of photos. Dipping just and I was watching that video and I was like. Has moved from knows exactly what it like you're scrolling announcement in a sprawling anymore and you're you're typing and -- and you're not think consistency and that'll. And then here they point out that in the hands on review is certainly in this is an action in at think Iceland like -- -- -- our editors like these -- this is like yet. The subtle pervasive lag. But has character -- the hundred U -- since its inception is still there which is not a heartening thing to hear. When you're talking about a super powered dual core device like the galaxy nexus not a Harding came here and actually more with the author of this blog post He says that what that really is is totally F thing unacceptable that there's. Sometimes megahertz don't matter anyway yes tell me you're not alone. In noticing -- like -- with their Blackberry. CNET issue comes -- -- are limited to 8300. Curve from my four years ago would be perfect. Match -- -- and and this -- You you you are indecisive. -- -- -- origins -- So about that this actually brings it all full circle all -- the really good tip so that we have from -- the senior software engineer for master like this sometimes your fondest. Nothing's perfect in Allen and has -- -- little help with it. And jedi -- and says I was getting severe battery drain on my iPhone four acts which when -- -- this and -- until racist and intent. To meet you is that I was -- talks -- and I'm talking a four hour battery life regardless of the screen being turned on or off while. I have and I've been the scene reports -- -- pretty common though it seems to be like Twitter is talking about bad battery might mean -- like two or three ports are the idea. So you pick it -- says. I think I've discovered what I believed to be the solution if you've been using theory go into the settings up. Under general and theory -- -- to speak to off. I did this yesterday and then -- math on forest constantly with Nvidia's video streaming and -- access and I reached eight hours double the time I was getting with that -- setting on. I think that setting with constantly checking to see if I had the phone raise to my ear to speak this -- Syria is still on without setting switched to off but I just have to hold on the home button to speak to her which is what I was doing -- That I hope this -- others with -- on forest has to I didn't know. And I -- than them and they were saying earlier that the holding your phone ever made sense to -- and national. -- when you touch series -- like. Whole in premier -- -- and. Especially since some of the responses are taxed -- -- everything back to its its interesting though great I mean there'll be some sort of software update but. Typically I've noticed when I first get a phone the first two weeks -- fiddling with -- so much and I know some people say they're leaving it. -- there you kind of fiddle to phone a lot more the first few weeks and your battery life does drain and then after you -- get passed the novelty of it. It starts to be like okay you're normal near normal activity -- I've seen that to be a trend here right. But in the worked that the I think it's I was 52 is -- when I upgraded my wife -- -- the first time to restore because it was just draining energy plug in a take it off and it die. It. Partly it added that things that have contributed to Android battery life -- -- like. Those more push notification and notification in general which means your -- -- percent a lot more like I was I've added. Much more in -- battery hogging behavior in addition to all of this -- I we have time for one last email really fast hey guys I play my get a kick out of the new -- you I got for -- it was my third tattoo. 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