The Buzz Report
Buzz Report: Merry Christmas! You're a pirate.This week, the RIAA gives you a nice little lump of coal, and JetBlue rolls out some Wi-Fi and ruins Buzz's flight.
>> [ music ] Hi I'm Molly Wood and welcome to the Buzz Report. This week ask dot com unveils new privacy tools, kind of. Jet Blue rolls out in flight WiFi, kind of and copying CD's is stealing. No kind of about it. But first, the gadget of the week. The gadget of the week is the new Oakley split sunglasses. Should that be the gadgets of the week are the new sunglasses? Sunglasses plural, that's weird. Anyway grammar crisis aside, the Oakley split thump is the latest installment of the sunglasses with a built in MP3 player. They're actually getting more and more tricked out, they now come in up to 2 GIGS of flash memory, the ear buds are actually nice and adjustable because before I couldn't even get them in my ears, and they even pop off for when you just want to wear sunglasses. These are actually a great idea, but the big problem is that their poster boy is Manny Ramirez of the Red Socks and that's like, a lot to live up to if you just want to wear them for the short walk from the car to the cubicle. You know what I'm saying? And now for the news. Ask dot com has launched a new service that lets users erase all of their search data. It's a huge leap forward in user privacy except for one tiny hitch, before Ask dot com erases all the search data they send it to Google, so that Google can save some targeted ads based on your search history. And Google doesn't have to erase the search data and they probably don't want to because they want to serve more targeted ads. That's right, you cannot have complete search privacy because if you're searching for information about raging incurable hemorrhoids, then Google wants to be able to offer you, well, I guess nothing's incurable. That was just a random example by the way. I don not have that or those. Google. This week Jet Blue rolled out in flight WiFi and email services. The services currently in Beta and it let's you use lightened versions of Yahoo mail and Yahoo instant messenger. Now people who tried it out reported that it works pretty well but it's not perfect. Jet Blue is still trying to determine whether to roll it out to the entire fleet. So can I just be the first in the tech community to vote no on that one? Because if I have the internet on my Jet Blue flights then my boss is gonna want me to work while I'm in the air and Jet Blue flights are where I like to watch my what not to wear marathons on Bravo. Don't take that away Jet Blue. I need to know what not to wear. In intellectual property news this week, the I double A would like you to know that any digital copies you've made of CD's you legally purchased are, according to them, unauthorized copies. This comes after the head of litigation for Sony BMG recently testified that copying your songs is just a nice way of stealing those songs. Isn't that just so holiday spirit? You know if you're lucky, maybe the I double A will smash through your door on Christmas morning to inspect your new CD's and make sure you're not doing anything naughty. Those little grinches. And now it's time to find out what's clogging the tubes. This week it's politics. Republican Governor Mike Huckabee has taken the lead in the Iowa primary polls coming from behind to top favorite Mitt Romney. Now many believe that has sudden surge of the result of the renewed support from conservative Christians. But I think we internet watchers all know what really happened. >> Mike Huckabee is a life long hunter who'll protect our second amendment rights. There's no chin behind Chuck Norris's beard, only another fist. Mike Huckabee wants to put the IRS out of business. When Chuck Norris does a push up, he isn't lifting himself up, he's pushing the earth down. I'm Mike Huckabee and I approve this message. So did Chuck. Chuck Norris approved. >> Oh wow. I gotta say that's good in concept and yet surprisingly embarrassing. I'm Molly Wood and this has been the Buzz Report, thanks for watching. [ music ]