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1056 - Time to get a pimp
Aired
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Duration
37:45
Hosts
Jason Howell Co-hosts: Molly Wood & Brian Cooley
Producer
Jason Howell
Guests
none


Ok, but just to be clear, when I say it's time for me to get a pimp, what I MEAN is that it's time to get a PMP -- a portable media player. That is, perhaps, an iPod Touch. Anyway, you'll understand. In other news, the MPAA is trying to clamp down on your analog hole and break your DVR all at the same time and Apple's Snow Leopard is having a rough landing ... apparently because of the picture on the box.


Stories CoveredEdit

MPAA still pushing for output control

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/09/movie-studios-again-demand-hdtv-disabling-powers-from-fcc.ars


YouTube talking to studios about streaming majors like Netflix

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10337004-93.html


Vudu coming to Mitsubishi TVs

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10335687-1.html


Toshiba grits its teeth, releases Blu-ray player

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10344487-1.html


Apple ships a known vulnerable version of Flash with Snow Leopard

http://www.sophos.com/blogs/gc/g/2009/09/02/apple-ships-vulnerable-version-flash-snow-leopard/

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-10344478-37.html


And reports of “spinning wheel of death” are growing

http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/mac/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=219501236&subSection=Macintosh+Platform


Amazon slams Google’s book scanning

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30684_3-10335976-265.html


Walkman outselling iPod in Japan

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=ansrP2IonbRA


Samsung netbook to have 11 hour battery life

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10344384-1.html


Sprint announces Android HTC Hero

http://www.cnet.com/8301-19736_1-10338820-251.html


Microsoft calling on thousands to host their own Windows 7 parties

http://www.techflash.com/seattle/2009/09/microsoft_plans_thousands_of_neighborhood_parties_for_windows_7.html


VoicemailEdit

Ben: My Palm Pre has it all


EmailsEdit

Hello Hot Buzz,


Maybe I’m an optimist, but the failure rate of the XBOX 360 has me hoping that the next generation XBOX console will be the most reliable console ever created. Playing it will be like eating at Jack in the Box after the E. coli outbreak.


I only hope that the ad campaign includes Bill Gates wearing a giant round mask and talking smack against the competition.


With Love,

Aaron in Vancouver/Portland




Buzz crew,

I believe everything you mentioned on Wednesday’s show about what you need to make a phone into a decent in-car GPS is already available, at least for some phones. I have been using TomTom software on a Windows Mobile phone for a couple of years. It does not require live data, you can use the phone AND still navigate (with a bluetooth headset). It sounded like in your discussion you were thinking of only how the Iphone does it. Perhaps a broader look is in order. ( I sound like such a Windows Mobile fanboy, don’t I?)

Bryan

Jonesboro, Arkansas



It appears that Rafe’s statement is true in general, but check out the wording in the Vehicle Code:

http://dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d12/vc26708.htm


This part says “Don’t put stuff on your windshield”:


“26708. (a) (1) ( )1 A person shall not drive any motor vehicle with any object or material placed, displayed, installed, affixed, or applied upon the windshield or side or rear windows.”


This part says “Okay, MAYBE put it on your windshield, but only if it’s a GPS thing and only in a certain area”:


“(12) A portable Global Positioning System (GPS), which may be mounted in a 7-inch square in the lower corner of the windshield farthest removed from the driver or in a 5-inch square in the lower corner of the windshield nearest to the driver, if the system is used only for door-to-door navigation while the motor vehicle is being operated and outside of an airbag deployment zone.”


So yeah, you can use it on your windshield if you follow those guidelines.


Nicole (Lee)


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