Hi, everyone, IÃ¯Â¿Â½m Molly Wood and welcome to the Buzz Report,
the show about the tech news that everyone is talking about.
But first, the gadget of AND the big news of the week.
gadget of the week is the new iPad, obviously.
And actually, it
appears that Ã¯Â¿Â½the new iPadÃ¯Â¿Â½ is the only name itÃ¯Â¿Â½s going to get,
which should embarrass all of us who actually speculated about
what the product would be NAMED.
Yes, Apple stirred up a
media frenzy once again.
As to the iPad, IÃ¯Â¿Â½m sure you know the specs by now, but letÃ¯Â¿Â½s
recap: itÃ¯Â¿Â½s got a super high resolution Retina Display, which is
probably its biggest selling point.
a dual-core A5X processor with a quad-core GPU.
The new iPad
DOES get 4G LTE, on Verizon and AT&T in the U.S., beating the
iPhone to the 4G punch.
It also gets a 5 megapixel camera on
the back thatÃ¯Â¿Â½s very similar in sound to the one on the iPhone 4,
so itÃ¯Â¿Â½s very good.
1080p HD video recording.
Although the weight
goes back up to 1.5 pounds, so donÃ¯Â¿Â½t be thinking youÃ¯Â¿Â½re going to
record a whole parade or something.
ThereÃ¯Â¿Â½s voice dictation built
in on the keyboard, but strangely, the iPad doesnÃ¯Â¿Â½t get the full
Siri product found on the iPhone.
And Apple says battery life will
STILL be 10 hours, and 9 hours on 4G.
Which is insane.
The fact that the 16 gig model will still cost 499
bucks, just like the old 16 gig model.
Pricing is the same across
the board, in fact.
I canÃ¯Â¿Â½t wait to see the teardown
on that sucker.
Meanwhile the iPad 2 will remain on sale, but for
100 dollars less, at 399.
Apple also introduced a new version of iPhoto for iPad that looks
very cool, and we know, because we saw every single feature of
it in the worldÃ¯Â¿Â½s longest demo.
But I admit, it does look Ã¯Â¿Â½
Everything was amazing, in fact, just ask Apple!
All the details about the new iPad and its software are available
at cnet dot com and on every single news outlet on the Internet.
In other news, Apple also announced a new 1080p Apple TV for
Yeah, I know, I didnÃ¯Â¿Â½t really care, either.
LetÃ¯Â¿Â½s do some other news real quick before the next round of
iRumors starts up!
The FBI this week arrested five alleged LulzSec hackers, who
they found after arresting and turning the original leader of the
Apparently, the hacker known as
Sabu was arrested last summer, and had been acting as an FBI
informant for months, mainly because the feds had threatened to
take away his two young sons if he didnÃ¯Â¿Â½t.
But have you been watching Mob Wives on VH1?
Because I have.
And that sh*t would not happen in the mob.
Amazon might be making its own original content, according to a
very brief moment in time on LinkedIn.
Amazon exec Joe Lewis
briefly listed his title as Ã¯Â¿Â½Vice President of Original Television at
Amazon,Ã¯Â¿Â½ and changed it to Ã¯Â¿Â½Vice-President of Production at
Amazon StudiosÃ¯Â¿Â½ when Fortune asked for more details.
would join Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube in producing content that
could be seen on-demand on connected TVs, the Web, and
mobile devices, and possibly replace all those shows the big
three networks wonÃ¯Â¿Â½t allow to be seen on connected TVs, the
Web, and mobile devices.
And in news thatÃ¯Â¿Â½s far more important than iPads or TV,
scientists say they are closing in fast on the elusive Higgs boson
So far, all researchers have is some strong hints that the
particle is out there, but U.S.
physicists presented research in
Italy this week that closely matches some of the findings CERN
scientists have recorded at the Large Hadron Collider.
more tests are coming at the LHC at thd end of the year,
scientists are feeling confident a discovery could come in 2012.
And if that happens, weÃ¯Â¿Â½ll know massively more about the
fundamental workings of the universe, like maybe even how the
universe was BORN.
But really Ã¯Â¿Â½ unless we call it the iBoson Ã¯Â¿Â½
will anyone care?
And thatÃ¯Â¿Â½s the Buzz Report for this week, everyone!
Wood, and thanks for watching.