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Ep. 1524: The finger wiggle patent portfolio attacksOn today's show, Google is upset that its competitors are using a giant portfolio of patents to attack Android. Never mind that Google could have joined in the purchase of said portfolio or, more importantly, that it's got the clout and cash to lead a...
Today is Thursday August 4 2011 my name is Steven beach of I am -- all I'm Donald bell and I am Molly Ladd buck and a buzz out loud is cnet's podcast of indeterminate length -- episode 15124. Browsers where we -- so. It's all right about the volt -- the patent thing we've been talking about now offers -- -- seven years or something. Finally. Finally. Google has had enough. Everybody is not getting it done didn't -- dime on these big companies -- and Apple -- the -- Google alone patent infringement lawsuit non stop and then they'd like colluding. And -- and then it'd be no unimportant little Google for a bit immediately be if you really got gold. When Google -- speak up though so Google yeah if only they could and they try to they started up their chief legal officer David Drummond. He put up on them Google's blog post and made a statement about how Google wanted to speak up and make it clear that. Apple and Microsoft and other companies -- part of the consortium that's scooped up nortel's patents. -- or something close to four point five billion dollars and warm Syria when Google's initial one was around and a -- again a billion -- -- And they're saying that that was deliberately an attempt to curb their success with Android and all these companies were colluding against Google. -- David Drummond wrote on the -- the Google blog that anti Google forces. Openness and -- and -- sounds like a -- I don't have to think about says Luke Skywalker and and then. Anti Google forces are using quotes. Bogus patents in an orchestrated effort to drive up the cost of using Android because it has become the world's most widely used mark -- -- arm. In part because Google does not charge gadget makers. -- -- -- -- we -- determined that -- -- to preserve Android as a competitive choice for consumers. By stopping those who are trying to strangle it in -- we asked. Consumers could face rising costs for Android -- -- devices and fewer choices. For their next phone. Actually all of that is true. That is true -- and Google has you know they have sort of slowly started this drumbeat of like. The that patent wars have men strangling innovation in the Smartphone industry and edit it at one when He went up -- a Smartphone might involve. As many as 250000. Largely questionable patent claims and our competitors want to impose a for those dubious patents that make Android devices -- and -- consumers. Again altered her triple its. Little tiny problem the one -- Crimea river and -- It. Again you're not wrong but. Microsoft immediately respond in fact -- access PR firm. -- -- and PR -- frank shot immediately treated free advice for David Drummond next time check with Kent walker. Before you blog referring to Google legal counsel Kent walker. Who apparently was involved in an email exchanged. In which. Mike and Google was invited to participate in the purchasing -- Gideon on the consortium of companies that purchased all those Novell patent. They decided not to do a joint did right now so it's a little disingenuous and and act like this huge -- they didn't know. That this big patent -- it was headed their way. It's also interesting to note that nowhere in his blog post -- David -- come out against software patents. -- call for reform of that -- broad based reform of the patent system is says. We want the Justice Department to force this consortium or anybody who -- Smartphone patents to license them. In a reasonable fashion He ends up taking on Android specific but basically got stuck -- accurate it's like you -- -- you -- make -- stand right now how about if you come out against the -- of -- that you referred to as bogus. In the first place like Google of all company has the resource is right now and the backing in the geek community to mount a serious lobbying effort to say look. This whole industry is dead in the water and a lot of in other industries depend on it. If you keep granting patents like I'll let you legally your finger like this then this happens but if you -- like that's odd thing happened but if you do makers like is -- like. I wanna buy at the whole finger wiggle portfolio. Brand they're doing that -- -- they're actually that's that's the Novella and thanks that it. The bigger wiggle -- Anyway if -- if there really like. It's interesting that Google is. Coming out against the patent wars I think that is good I think that Google -- could do a little bit more and that the overwhelming response to those fibers seems to be like. -- -- It's disingenuous -- say that. -- blowing up on them when it old peers through these letters and exchanges with Microsoft's legal team that they had every opportunity to be a part of the group that was gonna buy them -- Yeah and you would think that by all -- companies I believe Sony was part of and I said Nortel -- I meant Novell. Sony was part of as well other hardware manufactures that are pretty -- Android products they were all could have been a part of it and I'm sure. It is one of those things where if they were involved in consortium they say we share this pool so we won't go after each -- much. But Google probably said the only reason you guys are building this pool. It's a level the playing field because Android has become so successful now so now because they pulled out and they've seen what is happening was there waited in -- As any PR or can be would you flip flip it or at least spin it in there -- Yeah so like me that Microsoft and approach them I'm sure and Microsoft's view is like how about you need gives Apple -- break you and me. And in -- of -- like you know I have gotten ideas. Good amount and -- -- like okay how about my sudden Apple against human. -- -- and only modalities I can also see Google's reasoning. Which is we shouldn't have to spend billions of dollars to get into a consortium to own these patents that will not only keep. Other that that would not only put us -- -- -- pollution situation with these guys where were just passing money around the poker table. And it's a zero sum game -- but also potentially keep smaller innovative companies out of the marketplace like it I can understand them feeling that that seems a little. Extortionist you know -- you either have to -- -- I mean this system is so broken that there in a position where they either had to spend billions of dollars to shore to help shore up the defenses jointly all of these companies. Or continue to fight. Does constant patent -- it's true that. It is absolutely true that -- it has been. From all sides of the primary target of a lot of -- -- And and I'm sure that there. For lack of better word pretty pissed and you can tell that they are but I think they're the ones who need to lead the fight against. The kind of broad software patents that lead to the situation in the first place at -- don't put out the fire -- like go back to the source you know. Or whatever and the drought at the. The metaphor that I even firewire and you know what kind of errors in the arts the thing about that those -- name. -- the -- -- the game is played every one is is buy an Apple these patents right now and is that it's ugly that is the name of the game but out of all the company is realistically. Google. Could afford to if they wanted to. By at these patents. And all those companies out there so even though they're complaining about and we know that they're inflating 23 times a prices of their actual value. That it. I don't I can't if Google's complaint -- that these groups are blowing up against them they out of all the companies have the money to still get those patents haven't -- Yes they do you that is bad system it is about as not a -- into my sentinel extorted by that entire content it is like wal. Why -- spend six billion dollars just to keep it and I'm sorry you don't waste your finger and it means is when a lot of land is on all. Are there really are the permutations. Are really like I doubt I'll. Lose -- -- speaking in the permutations of possible combinations of finger wiggles and action is that can be patented from now. -- some finite. And at some point. I'm sure it's apparently finite -- There are practical intents and purpose you can come up with patents and I'll walk the dog moves to get -- all the live blog done that that -- and community -- and -- One don't -- any. I. Right here it is -- In terms of copyright overreach the British government. This week pledged it. To enact significant changes to copyright law including reforming orphan works -- the introduction of new copyright exceptions. And they said they are going to stop. Is this the tone of the -- was amazing the government agreed that quote. Copyright currently over regulates to the detriment of the UK. CD ripping for personal use. Which it is in fact still illegal and in the UK and frankly contested here it's just that nobody has managed to get a ruling -- and perhaps even dvd ripping. For personal -- should become legal at last. And the government hopes to see the consumer -- -- -- law cannot be taken away by contract such as a U less sticker -- -- that as this can be ripped. I'll crazy why you know what I. -- like. A few weeks ago also cracked down on like usenet groups and like things as far as online parents concerned itself in this thing -- look instead of us like trying to. -- on every individual -- ripping a dvd to the computer we're gonna focus energy actual file -- cancer. Mentality it was for a reason. Am so. Not you know that not the pirates country to flee to -- -- definitely a step in the right direction. Well absolutely and they're actually talking about. Creating. A legal doctrine for fair use like the expansion of copyright exceptions and that's huge because the US has a concept of fair use but we have not. We haven't it doesn't have its own specific doctrine has no Preston and and and does not necessarily legally guaranteed it's basically still being argued -- at any given time we can go and argue like this is fair use but it's still debatable. And they're talking about creating -- this is what this is something I've been asking for with them within the DM CA in copyright lie in. America for years which has broad based personal exemptions for fair use like you should be able to. Email someone -- -- Nassau. To your friend -- -- -- there's a really cool song I think you'll like it that's against the law that's ludicrous. That just doesn't make cents. Yes some of the other things that they're talking about is. I'm dealing with orphan works which are out of print works -- camp used by anyone. Because the copyright holders can't be found -- so here over here in the UK what they're -- on doing. Is as long as the person who wants to use some of these works has done everything to seek out usual copyright holder and pay the licensing fees then you'd be able to. Incorporate those works and on your current projects. Can't. Active patents they receive only a bereavement and in the report though although the government had pledged to quote resist extensions of patents into sectors which are currently excluded. Unless there's clear evidence of the benefits -- growth of an act like. Create a whole new or allow a whole new patents after they don't nest they're not getting into that one just yet I can only imagine that -- -- an empty air currently amassing. An army. To invade British shores and make sure that something this reasonable sounding ever happen. But we can bring keep hope alive. It seems like not the panel. In his brain now it seems like -- -- and -- -- Through -- doing so let's start. At Delhi only has so much money to that there are around to it. They did updates and I'm losing battles and a lot of lawyers fees up until now. MTA -- not -- -- the gotta watch out out. At key as many of my little hacker friends have predicted the rhetoric about it. The danger in the cyber dangers facing -- from hacker attack is already starting to heat up. And it's in there all over in the black cat talking about how. Now hacking is is becoming ever closer to terrorism. We are of my friends in the impending. Code Wheeler road war are -- -- and mark my words. The cyber war as the -- -- here. You have a black hat the former director CA's -- has terrorism center. Talked about -- it's not just the Internet but the technology and infrastructure that's gonna be targeted next. We saw that was that was out -- this was at a -- was that's that's -- but did that though that the is an external monitor and -- them. Pretty much state sponsored virus unleashed and I and then. And sound. Or -- -- counterterrorism official told attendees that -- -- net. Was basically a huge turning point until now they say the primary -- of the Afghan US government's counterterrorism groups. Has been more like chemical bacteriological radiological and nuclear threat now of course they terrorism concerns have morphed. Connecticut bacterial inject bacterial logical. And that sounds funds cyber is that we have reached the point -- no return now. You know it sounds kind of basically they're ramping up the rhetoric which we can assume is going to lead to ever more. -- and that something that you need to keep an -- and I'm not saying that. It's that the new -- we talked yesterday about the new front of -- is definitely cyber in nature you know and makes a lot and it. Please let's try to keep our eye on some of the laws that are going to be passed in response to this rhetoric because the arguments and predictors of blocking this. Imagine is gonna be like this is this and ask me pitch is like. Just imagine -- -- in control of nuclear weapons. -- because their code like the fifth that that is how they're all going to die -- it. And as an that is how they justify like increasing intrusion into our private information and increasing monitoring of our online -- -- -- to stab you have the TSA is allowed to do with the TF is allowed to do in the name of fighting terror imagine what ISPs will be allowed to -- and feature and the government will do it would be allowed to -- like I don't mean to sound like a crazy person but. The way that the war -- higher scale -- podcast the -- it is kinda stuff. Has eroded our civil liberties are pretty shocking degree and it's only gonna get worse now and -- -- coming after a computer's Steve. -- Didn't that's exciting -- And and then. Split their four dollars and most of this the big huge. Attacks -- state sponsored -- and not an -- -- explores. You know hackers and imagined the the C I hit it and it yet that's exactly the prison if you were. Maybe not -- is the states that if it expanding arms and. Or they're not but they can -- them into what appears to be a state sponsored things things that they don't funnel more money to the defense contractors -- will stop. Now you're talking like it though they don't -- I can't they think it sounds like fun in -- well it just keeps coming deeper and deeper. -- The stereo -- I don't think the more -- -- -- -- the more you read the more is that they think maybe since that time people in reading I think -- I would like to pull the -- backed down and I can Alia that Apple will back down. -- argument you make will clothing -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- gun -- were gone over to title nine and nearly yesterday we. We agreed that the obvious -- it's certainly pretty dang good yeah which -- a Paper and pencil bringing back the revolution. On -- living your bubble. I let's take a quick break when we come back Germany -- looking into Facebook's tagging feature the XP touchpad keeps getting cheaper or who. When will it be cheap enough and our moon then murder. -- Filed on CNET blog yes and -- Did you. Instrument indiscriminate Alec and I -- are back disarray is guys Germany is investigating. Facebook's tagging feature German regulator said. It asked -- but that is able its new photo tagging software we've talked back and forth about this. But he's specifically concerned that its feature -- -- to unauthorized collection of data on individuals. They're not collecting that at all worried about -- this book. They just want for a one time use it BL your face looks like in -- -- suggest it's all your friends they don't collect the data on -- -- -- -- look at they possibly do with the giant database and -- and -- and -- individual. -- Journalists cases -- I do I gotta say do I do enjoy the UK and Germany and there they're actual commitment to privacy that's the Canon and -- only earlier -- are highly of themselves and media if you don't we just don't know where. Important people are faces are important. -- they'll respect. We edited. We'll see under German lot of regulator confined expect a -- 300000 euros or 429000. Dollars so it's not going to be something that Google's particularly worried about -- now they are being impressed. At least they care about bringing these things out but now that we just with play cash or whatever tablet -- -- should appreciate it does. Yesterday Armando companies -- days ago we talked about how there was a fifty dollar discount on the HP touch -- in addition to. The new software updates -- I'm curious to hear your thoughts about them. Although it sounds like it the webos tablet is now being offered in a few spots -- a hundred dollars or more below the original price in -- apparently it is 479. The 32 gig model that costs go go go go well me up. And then there was an attic yes during modern family that -- that offered the entry level model for three -- And which -- handyman vastly Levitt and Justin and yet. -- I would -- -- in -- 399 meant that the most traffic tablet on CNET right now it's filled the since you can transform lives 319 and become the magic -- only is this exactly 300 and can contact. No other reason idea. It's it's the right -- investment but I -- feel like. They had a suits had that price point out of the gate from the snow when we -- our review I feel like there is is only so much you can undo -- the same thing with but the Galaxy Tab -- the came out that the first version. Seven -- and analysts like. All the reviews like it's a pretty cool product is way too expensive and animals a hundred dollars -- Hundred dollars off the TX contact. That's Italy is -- on -- -- -- management. And it starts to look got desperate yes I -- -- absolutely -- -- blue. -- -- -- I think it's unfortunate thing they did it I think they came out -- the last and product and a new gen price. And now if you're cutting the price and to send this sort of like. Like Germany they -- too highly of themselves. -- -- think of the software updates and pilots Wii play with them and I I've been I've been -- and -- -- the moon and puts our thesis that it would you know be a little bit better performing. It -- it didn't sound like they have their review community was brought there needs yeah -- This -- -- and it's a bad I actually that's a story to you on Twitter about how the rim customers speaking of tab desperate -- the same tablet. Rim customers on the crackberry forums are trying to rally around ways to try to save the playbook and -- at a strip and -- Form factor for it now they're saying that the big problem -- it's not telling is that when you go to retail outlet the playbook is sleeping. The screen is black and it just sits there. And knowing can get a chance to play with and they don't understand so if you if you Blackberry -- okay. Are in and store please -- More than that -- lake though the Blackberry -- really need someone -- at all times to demonstrate how do you use it yet found at connecting that's on the biggest bankers -- once you get it on like how to -- that's been hacked I get out of that screen -- misled investors at I think that once you get past that it -- -- is already found -- and just a way around quickly but pretty cool or not it's not on the demos varies. But they're literally thing people don't know how to wake them up. On electric only you know why might -- -- -- -- problem it's 'cause they're -- and button is so. Deprive its literally you have to use your fingernail I think that they might fix that but there's also the fact I mean I wrote there you the first and that you can -- a slight on the screen and hard to wake it out of that mode and -- can -- -- with the power button but if that's not obvious that ethnic. Even a tech journalist and how that is always a specific -- move yet a CI I would -- and I like I think up from the bottom of the Basil it on our own. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- not so blue -- news HBO go is come means to connected TVs and game console. Time Warner's HBO go service they made an announcement. From the recent earnings call that HBO's TV everywhere debt service would soon be available. Try to be everywhere including councils which has seen a huge success with Netflix isn't likely where like half of all Netflix activity is done through -- right now. So it would be a smart move for HBO go to -- that over there they didn't announce a specific date yet for this but I. It should be coming soon hopefully by then you're going to I -- to have like can still efficiently at a NASA -- breaks they Netflix announced today I. You just use of it on the device I go down nine ideas I wish they knew that thinking is that I totally want this -- and you know my Xbox that I want is you -- as a standalone -- yeah yeah exactly and then you got really have. Ultimately we'll do it on it it'll do it I'll maybe they will do it I mean -- really say that many details other than their gonna bring those and -- I think this does start to suggest that there may be testing the waters -- that because once you do have an embedded everywhere. As a cool on demand -- -- -- it is possible that they might be sort of taking baby steps toward. And bundling themselves -- time in the cable operators probably would freak because right now they charge like. I swear to god the premium on HBO is even worse than the premium on text messaging engines like an extra twenty dollars a month. For whatever bundle it is -- package it is that includes HBO. And if they could just. HBO could just flat out charge. A direct to consumer cut out the middleman in a direct to consumer subscription fee I would definitely pay. I don't -- but. I would Obama's healthy dose on the side of pirates and piracy and -- terrorist Cyrus piloting a wireless. The if they -- it -- you know the times I just ever hypothetically -- mine own pirate hat. She's tough and to find something content that might damage the oh yeah and alcohol -- -- like I would I would definitely papers and oh yeah like I would definitely I would definitely do -- -- Yorkshire. They're all about the cable operator you know right now Comcast is like bringing down the evil -- like no no no. Never gonna give you via its BO. -- let's do the -- -- who. And good Android news that Skype two point one for Android enabled video -- the majority now. Of Android devices so if you've been my -- -- have a face time. -- try out. The Skype seventy of the most popular Android devices including in the Eva three evo four GU and us we got the sensation in the -- CES two from Samsung Galaxy Tab. As well yeah. So lot of lot of killer device -- actually theater on the Clinton but. They they love your Droid X -- -- -- -- -- -- shot at love in mid August on than maybe get it in. -- about your little boat that the north now there is a report with this question mark and Droid life dot com that the Droid X may finally receiving gingerbread bug fix or update. In mid August question. Attached to -- it realize that found our way of it turns out. -- -- -- If -- my calendar today went up I was pretty good to in the first week of August and -- didn't like mid July that folic is that this still -- to -- -- December Cisco friends anyway I have to say is. It better and better. Also. In room marine use iTunes replay service but has been rumored for a while to become incidental. There's a recent Apple TV update where previously on Apple TV's you could only stream content that you rented. Now you can purchase directly from the iTunes store and then watch the movies directly on your Apple TV. Also. If you look at some wireless devices like -- my iPad you can now go back to your purchase history of TV shows. And download them instantly to your device where data and offer that before it was only songs and now they've kind of unlock that for TV shows. So the promises being able to watch a show you've purchased from any device anywhere you go and don't want it. I think any makes sense since -- -- -- the DRM on all their video content thus easier to manage and also I just think as the use case people tendon. Re watch TV episodes. Pretty -- -- -- Sad news for Sony haven't been hacked it's not that. Satellites for the little guy what happened now and I. The day that sort -- your data is relatively Paper is relatively to implement the world but sad news for BT the next generation PSP the PlayStation vita. According to Bloomberg may not make it out in time for the holidays -- -- now becoming -- to the US or Europe and -- when He. Well that's horrible actually how -- a horrible of this is their -- -- device -- the most anticipated gadget from. Allegedly are reportedly said reporters in Japan that. And it'll launch in Japan by the end of the year but in US and Europe sometime in early 2012. Not yet not yet Newton because by that holiday season there's -- a lot of people who already spent their money. On whatever that 304 dollar gadget is that they -- it -- If our money's worth -- yeah -- Wouldn't. You know that really means never gonna if they did it did -- election and end up with John Cusack -- prosper. Thing. Need a -- -- T-Mobile USA issued its Q2 earnings statement today -- said that it did lose a total of 50000 customers last quarter. Although they set up an encouraging sign because that dropped 99000. Customers during Q1 in 93000. Through -- -- twenty slowing down. The Nelson is running out tenth -- and -- -- -- with either they're stopping the bleeding or their reading and that's. And -- -- revenues dipped slightly -- Mainly probably in the room tenement holding pattern at eighteen. Other T-Mobile has been seven and -- lately so maybe now even -- maybe don't slow the bleeding even further. And I looked through -- -- -- -- means. Actually I gotta give props to doctors and and that rarely happens appear regularly and that's you know that's. Because their write up I -- their write -- of the -- side story. The original -- it was like and recommend journal nature news about how we may have had two moons at one point. But the -- smaller second and collided with our moon in the Simpson didn't end up and died. But doctor bright it really dramatically in -- like we used to have another -- until power moon murder day. According to a -- published study in nature it is to have to humans. The boring Goldman and it just sits there and I waiting for blood sacrifices at a smaller dare we say sexier moon. Parked in a gravitational -- stable point in the earth moon system. Park that is until the sun entered in as little planetary love triangle in its gravity became quotes. A player in their orbital dynamic -- -- and no pun intended. We think management. And -- pretty but it read it funny but -- -- -- human -- the other and just like what. They're trying to figure out asteroid and made -- -- all -- -- the mainland lobby of yes. -- -- Exactly and that's why they say that that may explain the weird shape of the moon like the weirdness -- -- and how once that is dominated by low lying lava plains -- -- others composed of highland. When there's no like tectonic plates shifting going on on the moon rate that's where you normally see how the rock formations happen but -- its label what happened and did they did and -- that a calculation or a mockup of what could possibly happen if you smashed. Another rock into the moon at a certain velocity and it formed this -- the these ridges and mountains. So actually they think that the flat part I think. It is was that was the woman got it was the though the flat part is the results because the other one was crushed into rubber rebel rebel Revver and to -- -- rebel. And it. -- this and later paced and on top of the moons in existing us and you're in -- but the sort of pancakes on one side and on the -- the regular old mountains canyons and so there were two movies Dane just like. -- earth is tattooing. Alex hours -- is son is now all. -- -- engines and -- Anyway that's just got -- -- I love that I love that we have just. Me randomly solve the mystery solved the case of the -- murder in the great -- murder Paper. -- And then got barely get one more -- were -- They say yes it's slated into the cavity and now we have just the one -- while Mars has two of them Terrell they have better name. Thanks a lot moon. Good job doctor. Well then. As -- let them enough -- now. -- -- This of the -- on the show any rest. And we let you view all the work please and this is this is frankly the kind of like we don't often display flat -- -- -- -- this link and we really like the. And -- had -- militant DC. Just wanna say thank you for the great work you do every day recently has deployed to Afghanistan for about eighteen months so -- that's on night shifts. Seven days a week twelve hours -- day. And I had buzz out loud to look forward to every day helped me get through it all so I just wanna say thank you. The -- can't let this become Apple -- -- -- telling yet. -- -- -- -- That anyway so that's a million DC signing off. On the a balloon. And. I had. By the way I'm really glad you do it if you've got me. Each. That's what we would do that. The -- -- instead also read on dear. I'm really glad that we can help you get. -- -- -- -- 39 to 47 minutes of that -- hours -- days -- can and then go away big TV behind you did you notice that yes He deserved it thank -- for other monstrosity. And that was a crisp salute. Also we have a voice call Jason calls in about Molly's ran on the gingerbread out to be -- didn't -- -- It's an electrician. You're -- -- a little bit about gingerbread destroying their own equipment they -- it didn't Apple released. The actual. Unit that totally -- the treaty. While they had decode it factories centered community. We -- writing it out true video on how to fix it you know -- I understand because it let old things and that you much pent up -- over. The -- This is a until maybe 20 there's so much angst that -- like really worried that I'm getting an -- -- -- planet for -- hours and -- it all out. And then you guys don't -- like a little dramatic. -- get really -- about talking about and then probably and probably the update. -- -- -- And I thought we were not gonna talk about what -- minimum age of cougar is either donating at least considered to be at least -- so He -- a. I think they are I don't use age as a minimum -- for -- I consider a cougar a woman who is stocking young meat which would -- -- I. And they are ready for the kill if you know what I mean. -- -- -- -- Moon is in any way is now has been an -- one please you know I get a little like I get worked up about things but then it's possible that it's very it's actually highly likely that that integrate bread -- -- will come out. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And I never -- and a imagine a belittle my own reactions because they're totally legit I just think -- -- -- -- -- -- -- impression of -- pretty -- if it. -- Anyway the thing so it's okay everywhere and it's okay don't panic. The Bruins is like don't -- Okay and if you -- I took aim is not Amir came into Mimi data that's not an. Intake alone -- -- take. The -- -- for that's -- but I dust to settle the odds of emails a -- comes from the Dona. -- Donna. The a family member might be she and her neighbors to a family member. That might be my dad who works at a company that might be called Google was recently giving something that might be -- zoom with the four G -- to test. The -- device might have gotten a very early release of ice cream sandwich -- She might be very buggy and freeze every five seconds or five minutes which is the reason why temple's speech out of it. -- about -- settings oh and by the way this is all very super secretive and they. I mean the fact that the zoom is hosting a four G is not -- it. The very first one right answer and I am I -- the whole traded in and swap valujet bought at the carrier reported that go. Literally -- -- packet that does the news and I think of -- actually an even more of a giant hilarious turn like failure. Then the touchpad could ever to be Simeon -- thing -- think they say they'll let down there. The -- was pretty good. Get a Motorola has been -- secure all like the first run might honeycomb updates but -- -- night. It's like the nexus website you'll this month that like the reference Zune market -- via the updates weren't announced but there's only so much that you contentment that the smooth things over. That is very true I James writes in on the question of anonymity on the Internet and -- anonymity is too valuable to eliminate entirely from the Internet but as a father to be. About -- a -- my solution. Parenting. -- -- -- that could affect the went -- kids are not capable of making entirely rational and or fully informed decisions that's on my fundamental nature being Intel via. You'll see if you may get delayed between periods and -- instant. It clicks into my child and and replaced him with public dissatisfied or who only speaks at the high pitched Wyman and changed his mind every -- and literally mix of things that He swears I told him and -- at the bit about that and make. -- -- -- -- I'm Molly. My god I think probably got pregnant and how to build -- you are. Months -- dials. Cable. Making the end of the fundamental -- until and a -- -- apparent until they learn it or turn eighteen you move out. I am going to restrict my -- access -- the site she goes to much like -- make sure she doesn't wander the red light district that down. At first it'll be nothing but -- -- nick junior website for her when the time comes up and social network -- -- appropriate for keeping in mind the benefits socialization. Benefits of socialization isn't that statistically unlikely but -- Terry in using Specter -- -- I'll. Hopefully rationality in the -- network logging on my Gateway router -- -- -- from being overtly overprotective. And by the time -- cable working around my attempts to protect it from cyberspace. Should be able to cope with switching calendars just like in -- -- I hope. Yes parenting. We're absolutely the good. That is actually well 22 well formed an email address -- -- -- yes come to grips with and yet I think so. I don't know PM that the tracking through the router bid the industries. And eating can becomes nearly enough to understand that you're doing that than. I think that's when they went exactly meant they went. PA is saying is that my fifty foot cable from my basement entertainment dvd players -- to my second floor bedroom TV. Is a legal. I think you need to get over the techcrunch -- just yet on the streaming bandwagon. -- -- stream from -- PC recording TV from cable and over the air for the last ten years so. I guess I just defines me as a -- since -- recording the shows to my hard drive. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- that I like does name is dead as in -- dive. -- -- I did a -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Or is from Switzerland speaking of Andhra banks Boris threads and from Switzerland into that lost my nexus acts as during a long hike in the Swiss Alps last -- and luckily I had. -- -- -- -- Android apps install remotely via Android markets at home I use Android market Google mail and an SMS to obtain accurate GPS coordinates of the phone. On the next day I return to the man and found the nexus within seconds using a second GPS device. Luckily -- the dry nights of the phone is completely intact. Both my girlfriend entire Android users -- -- -- -- -- it's TC desire because it organizes her life. I like -- -- -- because they get the latest operating system first volley and think you could be very happy with the nexus phone and the Google integration. Ports comes with don't -- and -- -- -- It's true I think nexus phone to be the way to go although many of you have written in ends and its not fair to -- up -- currently -- -- HTC says. Should -- noted. Since you -- Also I really -- to -- that I really ultimately lose the funding of you have to come up with -- I don't have signed on in the in the Swiss Alps how to find your lost phone via GPS. I want to be part of that way yet the only yet to make it snow bank and sixteen in how that some -- with like that the liquor -- to his neck. 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