Hi, I'm Molly Wood, and welcome to the Buzz Report � the show about the tech news that
everybody�s talking about. This week, it�s Star Trek, Windows 7, and the Kindle. Speaking of
which, let�s get to the Gadget of the Week. The Gadget of the Week is the Amazon Kindle DX.
It�s the new, much larger version of the Kindle 2, aimed at college students and newspaper
readers. Not much different from the standard Kindle, aside from the colossal size, more storage
capacity, PDF viewing, and the ability to switch from landscape to portrait mode by rotating it.
OH. And did I forget the headline? It costs 489 dollars. I guess they figured once you drop in the
word �textbook� you can charge whatever you want.
But so � ok. Now there are TWO Kindles, and one�s for newspapers and textbooks and one�s for
just regular books? So, like, I�ve got my old Kindle 2 for books, but apparently it�s no good for
textbooks or newspaper subscriptions, so I need the new giant Kindle. But neither of those can
really surf the Web or anything, so I need a Netbook, too, so I can like, surf and do email. But
this can�t make phone calls, so I need my iPhone, which can surf and do email and read books
but the screen�s not big enough to do those things all the time. I guess. And anyway, I can�t
watch DVDs on any of those or like, use Photoshop or play games, and they don�t have enough
storage, so I need this bigger laptop right here, and maybe a desktop if I REALLY need
horsepower ... and now I need a way bigger house. And a back brace. Too much, Amazon. Too
And now for the news. The Windows 7 Release Candidate hit the tubes on Tuesday, with pretty
cool new support for streaming media between two Windows 7 enabled computers and some
other nifty features. BUT, like most Windows news, it came with a pretty big buzzkill: the XP
Mode that�s supposed to make it easier to use older software with Windows 7 � won�t work on
a LOT of Intel laptops. Yeah. I mean, it�s probably not a big deal for most people, since there
aren�t too many XP-specific apps? But � you know. C�mon, Microsoft. Have a good day, will ya?
Ok, in other geek pop news of the week, there�s a certain movie opening that�s got everyone
abuzz � and it sent me on a pretty nifty little field trip.
Beyond the characterizations, the emotional connections between the characters, you will see
something else that I think you have never seen before, in a Star Trek movie, which is visual
effects at a quality that it deserves.
(music) You have one shot to land on that platform�
Oh, ok, I don�t want to do a big Star Trek ad. I mean, whatever, I want to see it. But dudes. You
should SEE Industrial Light and Magic! Check it OUT!
Also, I wonder if those ILM people feel like Star Traitors. You know they�re owned by LucasFilm,
And finally, I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who helped CNET TV win a People�s
Voice award in this year�s Webbys! I know we nagged you a lot to vote � and you did! You�re
awesome! It means a lot to me, personally, and everyone else here at CNET TV. Thank you. I just
hope they let me go to the party.
And that�s the Buzz Report for this week, everyone. I�m Molly Wood, and thanks for watching.