Ep 59: Google & TI get cozy over an Ice Cream Sandwich
Ep 59: Google & TI get cozy over an Ice Cream Sandwich
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Ep 59: Google & TI get cozy over an Ice Cream Sandwich

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-- -- record your calls school Texas Instruments. -- -- an ice cream sandwich and entering it on your -- all that more in this week's edition of 100000 weekly for August 3 2011. Our first Wednesday's show. I'm just accounts alongside him when given our you do a two day death and I am I can -- that. -- That's that's as -- it's an -- -- Wednesday Wednesday morning time. You'll afternoon after -- really aren't there are literally literally an -- early afternoon exactly. You know we still have just as much news as -- it was a Thursday mean even more probably. And or at least two errors slate moral weight to talk about it. And if it did not do his shoe and an alien to -- the issues and I'm actually prepared between the patent but like other weeks registered to break news through an agreement. Let's talk about Verizon. Let's talk about them from the yes -- will we have another. The you know -- Announcement from Verizon and you know we think it came as obtained by Detroit life. In that suit their short term release or announcements new phones coming out. You know it's a rumor we don't know how accurate it is but it. And talk about yeah -- if rumors are the spice of life for Android lovers yes -- was this -- -- pretty -- so we got here is that pre map notice dated for the first of August. And we therefore phones on -- -- -- Motorola. I'll put them. Motorola phone to HTC phones and an algae found that -- one of those tasty C phones this. Of particular note because it's under -- respects. The vigor yes or otherwise known as the HD CDR. 6425. It's -- in and actually -- per for the -- Alec whenever I -- it thunderbolt updates through the Google marketplace it shows up underneath HTC's -- eight PR bull -- Name as well for -- and -- confused by that it anyway but the bigger is. Some vigorous that -- yeah -- it's a perfect on the united so it looked like a dual core one point five gigahertz processor. 720 Ph.D. display. Eight megapixel camera and up to a gate of ram and that's. That's when -- found in the media veteran has weighed on the Motorola dinars that we -- political we've via -- -- -- it. That assurance and I'm sure there was -- He was means it'll actually come out. That's. It's not a moral -- Motorola phone there is a Motorola phone on here it does not really any. Information and a better year the that mark taxes the -- with a 725 He doesn't Ehrlich He. 875 hits and -- -- that. There's another HTC the HTC EDR 6330. Which the story speculates is a special edition of the Droid incredible to. Com and then another LG device at -- -- the white or silver recordable rate. Is evidence that would disposed -- -- think there were leaked pictures of us over for an incredible -- That's floating around that may be with that. That -- -- -- 630 elementary -- ADR numbers in the Clinton had to sit -- on with the -- and then the the -- -- your. Which nobody knows what. -- no release states that I guess this means at their imminent. If you believe this if disaster in as imminent as leaked as imminent and -- -- -- -- needs. Media and email subject to change and it's all speculation -- -- mean -- already waiting for an of the yes. Com -- not waiting for is my Motorola. Lap dock would lose -- -- went up web top whip -- on top. Yes we we talked about Motorola web tops a couple times. First phone use -- is only one -- -- exclusive first phone that they're compatible with rights and -- mention that they were going to open a compatibility to other phones I think the the Droid eye on his post -- second -- That will connect and -- we have a story in this week. It says. That they didn't really sell many of those things don't it's expensive it's 500 bucks should be 200 box. It should be fifty dollars out of them up again you Tony five -- its sole. -- -- mean says son's age was speaking at I don't know. There at the earnings call Motorola earnings call and basically admitted that they. Prices too high an -- installed many in. You know he's Soo good -- sailor were actually in this though we are gonna sensitive. -- factor here we're gonna release. -- high end model for businesses and a low end. Model for consumers. That'll cost less hands that you know both -- better track pads and better keyboards and -- build quality and. And what's the difference between at high in keyboard and screen and consumer UN is -- any size. I'm thinking. Maybe the consumer model actually of the smaller screened and and it seems like the only way you could cost something that simple basically -- -- resolution. Ports. Perhaps. That mean essentially it's an HDMI connected monitor and a keyboard. -- I don't know I mean the whole concept I've still not -- if -- like -- better ways to get this. There are I mean IE -- mean that don't have been a display but I use the Bluetooth keyboard not on time protecting long documents. Which is really silly looking at ten copies up entered any screen what -- -- -- accomplish here I -- at the put your carry -- this web top thing when you just carry around netbook. I mean it in. I think it's funny that were on opposite sides of it but there is are we want and characters side -- -- -- -- -- -- exactly but I feel -- I'm -- -- Someone could have -- aside. But no wind wind when it came out I was defending the -- island and I defended keep alive. That the web top -- that's not only -- this is a bet that -- -- that means -- in the -- News as hard as this is an initiative you know -- getting behind something they didn't really take off go on it happens occasionally. But yeah I mean viewed that the more that you think about it it. It is kind of silly for 500 bucks for 300 bucks you can buy netbook race and think your data to the cloud all of your news. Should be -- to the -- anyway. Anytime somebody -- tells me like -- -- lost -- my phone numbers because my phone of the totem lake. Oats you have an injury phone how did you possibly lose phone numbers and it's 1% to renew in two different names phone numbers released others. -- -- -- Too many opportunities for you deceased so houses better than -- using drop box on my phone and Google docs and Gmail. You know both my phone and on -- -- You know whatever it is I'd really current online -- the only real advantage that you -- here verses carrying around a separate book. Is that you'll with Paper -- via. It's using your phone it's not technically tethering because it is the phone. If you use the legal routes. The the unit if you don't -- phone in and try to get past these that tethering plan the only other way that you -- do this is to carry. Separate load netbook or Chrome book that has a data plan of its own authority for tethering on your phone or -- Yeah it again that story is Wi-Fi or you can use -- idea. So I mean I think even if they reduce the cost and -- it's insanely cheap. This is not -- the really cool idea. It is the really cool idea but I mean it's gotta be. Again like you said -- it's gotta be something that you can impulse purchase -- -- about this man -- -- -- to -- -- -- -- the -- doesn't know we realize. That the phones -- -- experience. -- five inch screens next generation. And then -- this remote -- -- -- keyboard. So here's a phone with a big screen. My favorite a hundred by around. Yes -- in the show. Where. Welcome to the grid about it segment. The the you have a bit during a line at -- August -- -- -- lost -- law student officially. It's not -- enemy not only did you you didn't lose by -- to the rumors. Other rumors but the announcement. That -- being confirmed along with the specs is that this phone won't be until September. Yes but will we do have today as officials back says to red -- on the -- sheet. Been around the Motorola developer website. Eden and let's run them down let's -- -- aren't Android 2.3 point four. Decayed gingerbread four point three inch screen QHD -- -- repayment sixty resolution. Gigahertz dual court -- processor. And -- graphics chip I don't know. A gigabyte of ram -- -- of internal storage for He debates of secure storage but as them. Secure storage means -- here. Our it's a self explanatory in Macon pixel front facing camera with only the point -- -- Pixel which is there's -- VGA front facing camera. 1080. -- in my day sport and web top support. It you know. At this point. September. That'll -- the ten months after announcement on becoming -- for our senior year. None of these specs -- what -- and -- I don't grow bigger but they're not. Behind aroma behind but I mean a dual core like one gigahertz processor there have been phones that have been announced. And launched in half the time is taken of them from the market leader in -- -- still as the windows as does. Much greater than the next. True but the nexus S is -- that either. And there's nothing on Verizon that has next -- and -- Well the media thus aren't nexus two's and yet I mean there's -- I mean they -- the and when the Samsung. -- what does it has for energy to. It is canceling galaxy S to phones will be out. -- She later this month -- supposedly. -- mean -- -- and morals also kind of backed itself into weird spot where there are already rumors of better phones floating around today its -- missed the sweet spot of light this is the phone to get it it'll be a hot phone for at least four month. I mean. They've -- -- -- -- and add eight months of the end of runway and there yet but now it's dated at. You know this phone isn't even now people aren't looking at the Motorola are there are you gonna be looking at that. ACC phone the the bigger. There's already rumors and better phones just on the Verizon later this year. There's not much more time left in the year ever after -- but there -- as well reminds left. It yeah. Let's well it's talked about a phone. That maybe is better. The Samsung galaxy S two yes released this week in a sign up page rendering -- news last week. -- consent to get notify and information when they're literally speak -- He has to. -- which is expected to be. In August sometime anonymous specifically. You know the jury it by -- -- -- pages actually. A couple weeks ago before it was delayed -- so. Previously maybe we thought this meant something now they are skeptical but maybe that's Motorola color in -- there. -- So you know I think. This phone to -- galaxy S has done really well that's too is on well internationally. And the specs of this on their pretty candidates fairly comparable with the specs for. The been our -- product better and better do -- camera. Better dual core one point two gear predator on an enemy with -- two gigahertz but I mean. On Paper it's better enemy did that the primary difference here is I've actually held galaxy -- to in my hand. -- been confirmed that it is the real thing. You know yet no candidate is much easier for me to believe that this will likely be out -- what's the battery life on these. An idea and -- launcher the media and -- my concern with also the dual core four G phones is that you know. You're just gonna have -- consulate be tearing forgy often. I don't have a huge issue with plugging highest month on single core four G in. There there have been -- -- -- -- -- meet the battery life. -- And I guess a lot of the rumors have also been and that this is the reason it taken so long for the -- -- about it. The dual draining you know of the dual core and four GL TE. The galaxy S two when it does come out we're not sure exactly if it will be. A four G phone on particularly even on Verizon's network. There are there are a lot of factors -- and a -- still look in the -- Yet. Aren't. Like this next story it's the first ever Android tablet for popular -- It is it's kind of a concept but it did actually has -- release date. This is the believe -- pronounced -- in -- have. The in the -- tab and I had marketed to be in the first Ender for tablet a tablet for toddlers. It's basically. Looks like a small. Tablet with bumpers around. There's got like a seven inch touch screen in the middle with your home. -- and whatnot built in speaker and in this big rubber bumper around it so that if you. New teller decided to -- the -- across the room middle. -- and -- in -- protects the screen of the united better -- and so it looks like it there also -- custom view and the -- -- thing is. It doesn't have -- Wi-Fi or any kind of wireless network. So get the plug it in to get apps on there -- to -- comes with when it comes with -- advocate it's got a custom interface that. Toddler. Friendly zone in the -- you -- what your your toddler accidentally hit in the browser button and ending up on. Order to -- something. -- housing and access is FaceBook killer app you can get a FaceBook account if you're under thirteen. -- Named -- wants. You can get into -- -- if you're under eighteen MySpace. Who uses that -- -- of a band good. Where does give travelers to any of in my speed and -- the -- -- is there as. Is their social network for tablets. To -- it's called -- date. There's one for dogs that. Napster and you know I had an asset of a -- -- -- for my cat in the can't believe it now. Who they -- them against them when it's at that -- and -- the real account and the -- target canceled because my -- not a person. -- an -- and -- dogs have put her camera. I think this thing is a little silly. And in the little silly. Via -- and my son has what are. So I would think that -- -- and He uses an iPad. I think I think this is so it as you know it. It's silly but I mean -- -- I guess the silliest thing for me is that the price. 480 bucks for the eight gigabyte version. 389. Products for the four gigabyte versions kind of -- -- kind of expensive. For something that's kind of hard down on functionality. It should be if they're kind of market -- -- that you know as you know it cheap little tablet that's you can give to your kids and now worry about them. You know breaking it should be -- should be you know -- -- PC. I'm -- it yet. Well PC. Pricing you now. Couple hundred bucks not almost spot but the -- or if you just give your children your old tablet. And it will have an Apple Tablet no I don't have a I don't have a new tablet. Well unsanitary and spend three -- as I'm saying you shouldn't be spending 300 bucks for the -- in. -- mean there's not really much that a toddler's -- doing that need to one gigahertz processors and in the color would do it -- most toddlers I think. I don't know. I think it I think its interest and I'll tell you what my son -- -- does the most on the iPad is. What stream Netflix. So this would not be able to do that I mean what people what I think -- sure they used teams -- like that but I think you know streaming video. As big thing. As always -- -- Wi-Fi connection. Lame so if you're toddlers a bit more advanced than those toddlers and he's gonna go in and say okay. I don't know if that's. -- and it lets move on let's talk about -- hundred watts it's -- another hardware device for adults this time. So that there's been you know a variety of Android watches announce in the past. -- But now there's a new one that -- -- -- a different take on it it's called the -- a month wearable platform. It it actually is a standalone Android -- sprayed where it doesn't need to pair with your phone and it actually can run students. These micro apps directly on -- -- to you whether or news feeds or whatever it is. It can pair with your phone but it doesn't -- to. Which is pretty cool it has built in Wi-Fi and -- to six -- from an error. May no meter -- vibrator speaker and up to 32 gigs. Memory. You know it's basically of any pricing yet but but -- sort of one inch square. 606. Nutrients selective TFT display which has to viewing modes one which is just very simple -- based. Which in the picture here it is -- -- video. Is on the left hand. Picture on the rendition of showing you win them back light comes on a conspiracy -- -- -- You know picture view. So it can -- to show this past movements of the -- battery life. Com two models that they're gonna release the sport center one and a water which is waterproof -- -- sort of elegant evening Wear version. And and I think is pretty close it depends how much it cost -- I mean it my first question is you know who still wears a watch. My second question and with the army in me -- a mean you know watches -- learned. And -- clock on their phones it's not that much of an issue nuclear -- out. And -- the time. Everyone I know who wears a watch wears them for style now see you're not arguing not sexy. That's. -- you're not against this products or say you're against all -- I'm not against -- them just thinking you know who's gonna Wear this. Hey I mean it's cool I think -- kind of you know would be it -- to be interest being. As a concept but -- in discount thinking it doesn't look like something that I would put on race yet commitment to once pictured here are -- of prototypes it says they're discussing in multiple. In of this with multiple. Watch makers and fashion company is so it's possible you know. Michael cores could come in and -- designed this and make it look. Actually elegant. -- -- it it means definitely you know from middleware or watch in Easton. The statement. And in maybe I'm just like you are all about fast and I'm really not that I -- am. But I mean that getting past -- and styles you know. He's now on it I mean it is an interesting concept. One of the biggest you -- -- on your phone's battery. If the screen and so if you don't have to pull your phone out to users email or what time it is -- what time it is yet definitely. Did. Could be useful. I do like the fact that it doesn't. Rely on your phone to you know -- via Bluetooth. Or something like that -- in. You did it again did it it is yet another week -- -- not -- huge screen. You battery but it. Depending on how much this costs I think it. Almost you can also asked the same question that we just finished -- about that the dock. At the Motorola devices. Do they really do. Enough. To -- in the purchase wealth had a camera on it. They could do that Dick Tracy -- Like video chat. On your -- On an easy victory yet in security and voice has shocked. That seems really small. It also you understand that -- -- each entity that I do understand that very well. -- all that says take a break and will be back to talk about how hackers -- were hurting your phone calls. Early years this -- we we heard that. In Australia an injunction had been issued against Samsung saying they could not sells -- released the Galaxy Tab and one there. There's been some clarification. According to restoring his motive about this com where it sort of says that they. Can't they've agreed to. To not release the US version of the Galaxy Tab 101. For the Australian market but that they will release a com. The Australian version but they don't go on to sort -- -- say what that means and what features will not be in there. But that the Australian version will be released. In the near future in Australia. Com. And you know asthma and those who -- -- -- to ask smart questions -- and said. Could Samsung -- are -- -- Apple with other tablets -- phones and they say that -- as perm mutual undertaking. Samsung has agreed to -- Apple with three Australian Galaxy Tab units for one week before -- launched in Australia. But no other devices are being handled into the over. Com so. It's like Samsung term is up against the wall here. And that you know -- I think they've been trying Apple's been trying to get them to. We do not injunctions are you know limited to what they can release and -- to countries but loses for the first time when it's actually happen. Com we think. A of the -- -- I have a hard time. Looking at any of this sort of like. Litigation apocalypse the thing without thinking -- I don't know it just seems -- it is in. It's a little steep to me as though the best way to back but it follows the little stupid -- -- As you mean I'm not really sure what the grounds you know -- -- affable. And tablet -- -- tablet. Everybody in tablet let's say in their tablet infringed on their patents are copied their -- material. The -- Ireland. -- does it. But -- -- -- copy hardware features are designed features like a screen. And a camera -- and buttons which Samsung designed in the first place for -- Year outlaw or main effect of -- -- -- I don't know. I have. And I'm always at a loss for words when things just because it's it's kind of frustrating as frustrating. That's kind of where I'm going with that as silly is certainly frustrating for consumers certainly frustrating for consumers and sure that it's frustrating for the manufacturers. And and I'm sure that also linking and developers and and and and and you know I get it at no one really benefits from. You know everyone is kind of like holding everyone hostage while Apple benefits -- Do -- because. Everything that -- use at the precedents and so I'm sure that there's someone else -- and and if Apple can hold ten -- hostage over. Enola trivial patent mean -- -- -- the trivial list of patents but if Apple can hold -- hostage over patent that means it's only a matter of time for someone hold Apple. Hostage over a patent because they you know patented. In. Plugging things into other thing. It and it's already happened -- Amazon and the one click thing you you know what back Appleton they can't do this and now you need to play it well -- -- think Apple ended up license him out from Amazon. So I think eventually what happens is yeah they do have something on each other enemy -- There's actually a really good story that was on this American life I think last week. You can find it on their podcast. Running PR. But in it was basically about the sort of like. Culture of patent litigation. And how their companies that basically exists to do nothing more than -- -- -- patents and cash in on them. Pray together so what happened next camera name the company both the rim a few years ago you you know. They ended up -- holding them hostage and they were really words of patent -- patent troll or however you wanna. Place it Bradley and chat room points out that the people -- -- of the lawyers yet treatments. -- lawyers' game. There. Are not -- lawyers -- people. Known him since winning in winning it feels good when it when He makes him Gagarin. It. Let's talk about mall malware. There's a port out on Wednesday and that's to -- From lookout mobile security that says. Android users are now twice as likely to encounter mall where has there were six months ago. -- -- three -- of -- underage users are likely to encounter a web based threat on the device each year. So. That's not -- Yet it's scary -- and -- do you think it's fear mongering. Well you know it's it's a good question let's consider the source here was lookout mobile on the business of doing. -- -- -- -- Providing mobile security. Tuna and answers yes so it is I mean it you know there in people's. Who -- this as well so it you know. There's long been rumors about antivirus manufacturers from -- -- is a Symantec hadn't Norton's stuff like that that there -- now viruses. -- calibrated Howell has my dad -- always tell me that that the same people who make radar detectors. Often times are connected to the companies that fill. The radar guns to the police. It's -- -- over the new technology and thoughts of a policeman and two years nonaligned no Kamal of the radar detector or it which means that now the police beat out of battery -- and I know of has actually truth to the -- of the conspiracy -- Monday and probably every Thursday but a muted in the similar sort of metaphor here. Edited and that is them that turned to see that the bar yet -- here and we did debate about the left to rant about back and forth whichever direction you -- gotten about the the stats here but I think we probably could agreed that. Android is certainly more susceptible than some other OS as mobile us -- To these kind of things just because it's open yet -- air quotes if they'll assume audio. Compared to you know -- violence. Yeah I mean it if the double -- sort of you know if you wanna be able to do more things you wanna be able to. Open up to more things make it easier for third you know developers small developers get things out. You have to leave the door wide open the -- craft -- and -- it would -- with it in a but. I. I have I don't think I've ever run into. The spyware malware -- situation that the -- -- look that I know of maybe someone has secretly recording your phone calls to going to be sadly disappointed by the types of things I talked to my mom about. -- this is that it is actually real story -- -- true Trojan was discovered that. Record your phone conversations and -- that sends them back to server. According to seeing security. Researchers see -- and -- Introduces -- technology content and the ninety service provider Barrett. Anyways sensitive tricked users into installing this thing in there was an application -- -- -- that. And you know that a temperature here calls and that it's that's comes. It if this is here from privacy and software and I don't want people listening to -- -- The fact of the matter is nobody really cares about most of -- -- thing but in in the wrong situation. On bill wrong phone with the wrong information being transmitted as it is very. -- -- Yes I'm scared of it away at the same time and -- -- union if if you are. At a new talking on your phone about the codes to nuclear Armageddon and you -- wanted to get -- why you are you installing. Suspect -- apps on your phone. While there's a big report out today about how every government agency known to man has been compromised because some employees somewhere. Accidentally install -- malware. The -- the weekly care yes irregular cables are -- -- lets people. All right there either one will more -- yeah. In case they're -- in case they're watching. But yet it's a little scary com. Is a little bit weird and -- -- -- These sorts of things that are the opposite side of the coin where you know I work. I think on the one hand it is kind of fear mongering but -- you see the sort of examples of things popping up. Mediated. Again it's just. If you can -- person and it into opening the -- doesn't matter how at the locket. As a matter how good DS humans com it always matters -- -- So when it doesn't run busses last very -- -- there via. Well that's why I -- knock it Doris it -- management and and I'm in the window opened after people. Good. The story of Ryan. Notes -- -- like cnet.com. That is basically use saying that it's been leaked. That Google has chosen India Texas Instruments and their -- map -- process there. It's one of the dual core. Processors as the -- Chip for ice cream sandwich. Through the one that was chosen and it looks like it's the of the 4470. Film one point eight -- earth. -- -- Yes one point eight gigahertz. Believe that if dual core. So. Tons of memory. Memory controller that's built into it. The power VR SGX 54 port graphics processor. That from the YouTube as interest and and is also gonna be. The GPU in that respect so it looks like this is significant because before this has always been Nvidia for tablets and the -- Definitely. So -- change in the -- and switching over to to a Texas Instruments but then also. And it. Does the specs are just a little scary. Hinted that -- -- and -- in that if you sandwiches. At least lining up to be. Pretty processor intensive. -- -- -- -- -- The -- human tab will never be upgraded to -- -- -- sandwiched. -- doubt phones -- never I don't know but -- what we do know about ice cream sandwiches that Google said that any. Phone that -- ice cream sandwich that is. Launched post -- and challenged the manufacturers left to agree. And commit to upgrading the OS for I think it was six months. The treatment that they said. After the device comes out so in in -- comes -- past this point which hopefully start seeing a little bit less. Fragmentation I think also -- really just six months doesn't -- look for it it does does He want to release it could be. The one released in May be longer than six months the from the -- the -- The one -- here. I'm a bit of what I'm thinking that it either. If if either in my hand says one of two things that. My initial reaction nineteenth which is gonna be of east of and an operating system or Google's building in a ton of overhead. -- a ton of opening -- latter yet that we want due to be able to buy something. With a lot of overhead of -- capabilities so that 69 months on the line. -- phone doesn't feel obsolete as we continued to grow into. Whenever -- when it comes after I. -- -- -- And haven't been Jillian and other Jake comes up track and OJ comes after island album and -- as saying that whatever dessert comes after ice content. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- They did you don't -- will jelly donuts does not. Interest in a way to two -- A definite that the brand name them aren't so it means. -- immediately be and to redeem them. -- -- various sports pack and desserts are running -- an economist when it back in July 20 W Tuesday yeah. There is an important. But it's very important we need to know what is gonna be on the lawn next anyway just a little food for. -- key that no two the next segment of our show the app of the week or just -- and I both pick an app that we think is cool. When you've got and I have a real -- this week will be happy real -- -- out last week -- mean to for the last couple weeks distant basically just been thing look at -- -- at 100 their bunches of -- there. I which you should do over on and -- atlas and Athena 100 of 100 apps that. A bunch of us -- we editors. Selected -- -- and there. The lot of good stuff to be found there but. -- -- -- acts in my app is called little photo and it's free and day it basically is sort of it. -- to either take photos or after you've taken -- to use of touch them up for apply effects to it really. And has over -- the effects and tools and -- -- a really cool. And it's pretty fun playlist. You know it has -- -- some of that. -- to grammar style stuff if you're familiar about. Basically the are taken a perfectly good photo and make it look like crap. Quiet -- make it look our team in artsy and -- we all know there's. The region hipster -- this sort of thing because it's ironic that the photo looks like crap. -- I don't think I mean if -- and I think you may be. You may be clocked it to the community causes hipster if is via -- like a plant would affect -- its just trying to give you good app for the week and already do it I'm maybe I'm gonna start to tumble ecology might be if there is -- -- that are what's your -- My app of the week is -- seeker greedy. -- play a lot of board games. The one that aptly the most the vehicle are from or. And it requires Tootsie Roll it thin battery dies sometimes. But the problem would -- a lot of times is that they're particularly when -- use a custom die. Is that sometimes you lose the dice. I can't tell you how many times of the -- it was house to play monopoly or something. And they just don't have -- that we can play -- I -- -- 3-D basically gives you the ability to add to think about six. Virtual -- And you can basically they exist in 3-D space on your phone here. And so you pick the number of -- that you want. And you seek your phone to shake them -- it to die here and that. Do you feel that you'll feel me there's a little bit about you can -- vibration on you can turns sound on and I just -- a double by there I really know. With that is how that's important. But I think it's a cool phone to have on your on your cool app to have on your phone if you really enjoy. Playing board games which just. Can't seem to keep all the pieces together there's also a paid version of this app that allows you to and different types of the free version with -- excited but -- you can add. That in three four sided die. Twelfth that it whatever you need so if you're into. Its role playing games. Or buy gas today is their dances and directing police hadn't gone there is the dungeons and dragons twenty -- -- so you can. I believe you can -- that on the paid version which isn't. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Two -- three. -- -- Moving on to email Internet -- at cnet.com got an email from Chris and Texas -- -- a guest of having an eight problems may Motorola Droid 2. And is zoom lifetime risk is trying as a routed. Jury to right and he's trying to use. Is straight too to access the Internet via the zoom over -- -- and I don't have a direct answer for our him. I mean when I would say is if -- it -- -- -- tether. Yet because that works really simply. They're the elliptical Bluetooth is that you and even -- relax a little bit better than Wi-Fi but it's slow with crap. And reliable as are seen yet if you've got new Wi-Fi inventory to and it's already -- use the Wi-Fi tether app and just tether over Wi-Fi in the -- faster. Battery life on on -- either device suffer because black eyes on but I mean it won't -- -- more than if you're connected to any other hot spot. But it's with things in there oh. It's not doesn't always work. I've noticed sometimes. On my phone when -- variety and maybe it's just because I mention every week on the -- that. I -- -- read it tethered device is expected in -- figured it out sat me down but I noticed sometimes. Tethering just doesn't seem to work in it because you're going around. If their network doing what they don't yet pretty much so and I mean there have been horror stories of price and in looking at usage on certain people's. Service and in basically saying hey it looks like you're tethering. Each -- pay for packages are gonna charge you for the data achieved -- so be careful. -- -- you're doing it just. Start it targeting billions over. With entreaties. Over three G that wouldn't be very fun anyway. There aren't so this seem hell I'm gonna sort of called -- try to trick that's okay. This is firm G -- she notes that an episode 58 we recommended. An app for -- in numbers called call blocker. And Jamie says I personally use call blocker goal -- where the best apps -- ever used in fact if Fred -- of people -- He switched to Android just for the sat. I just -- only know about it great show. -- like okay I'll check it out. And -- you know there's -- free version the two paid to upgrade administrative. You know do little more research and I found out who owned the domain. That does Apple has made binding and it turns out it's steaming off I know -- -- -- -- that. I think it if you're gonna like a purple -- C'mon if people switch to Android to -- call blocker like every other phone doesn't have all locking built in some sort of way and assume it was just for your apps for call -- Among its hello Bernard -- and -- well. -- -- -- -- -- Mr. that was my piece of investigative journalism for the day and often the good for -- Aren't. That's it for us today. But you can't read the blog every -- every minute. At cnet.com slash injury dash atlas the plea and that it -- embryos as well. -- can watch the stream every week Wednesdays at 12 PM Pacific cnet.com bust line. Email us -- an analyst at cnet.com. Follow us on Twitter at under an analyst following upon. And put -- at aunt who follow me. 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