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1167 - 3D will make you go blind
Aired
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Duration
42:42
Producer
Guests
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Well, ok, 3D might not make you go blind, but we think the issue warrants further study. At least, Molly and Rafe think it warrants further study. Tom's just baiting us. Also, AT&T gets a Windows Phone 7 victory, Warner is still keeping DVDs on life support, and PDFs are just plain dangerous. Also, our hearts go out to Tesla Motors today after a tragic plane crash in Palo Alto. --Molly


Stories CoveredEdit

Top StoriesEdit

Byteside: "For All Of You Who Are Planning To Buy A 3DTV: For God's Sake Don't..."

http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2010/02/byteside-for-all-of-you-who-are-planning-to-buy-a-3dtv-for-gods-sake-dont/

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Binocular_Dysphoria&oldid=343315081


AT&T Gets Another Big Win With Microsoft Windows Phone 7

http://business.theatlantic.com/2010/02/att_gets_another_big_win_with_microsoft_windows_phone_7.php


Verizon brings Skype to wirelessusers

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/wireless/2010-02-16-skype-verizon_N.htm

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-10454153-264.html


Other StoriesEdit

Warner succeeds in bullying Redbox into 28-day releasedelay

http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2010/02/warner-succeeds-in-bullying-redbox-into-28-day-release-delay.ars?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=rss


European theaters threaten to not screen ‘Alice in Wonderland’

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-alice17-2010feb17,0,4027691.story


Rogue PDFs Behind 80% of Exploits In Q4′09

http://it.slashdot.org/story/10/02/17/141228/Rogue-PDFs-Behind-80-of-Exploits-In-Q4-09


Contest offers $100,000 for smartphone, browserhacks

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/16/2010_pwn2own/


Google donates $2 million to Wikimedia

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20000075-264.html


Microsoft to pull Facebook, MySpace into Outlook

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100217/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_techbit_microsoft_social_networking


BREAKING: 3 Tesla execs dead in Palo Alto plane crash that also took out power to Facebook

http://jalopnik.com/5473942/


New site lists everyone who’s not at home

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-10454981-36.html


EmailsEdit

Hey Buzz Crew,

Just wanted to let you guys know, in case you didn’t already see, that Molly Wood’s Molly Rants article on Google Buzz is quoted in EPIC’s FTC filing against Google (page six), along with articles by CNET’s Tom Krazit and Chris Matyszcyk. On a related note, I love it when tech stories involve legal documents, because then I can read them at work they look just like everything else that I’m doing.

Love the show

Gabe




Maybe I am missing something here, but wouldn’t it be a bit excessive to provide a gigabit broadband connection. It essentially rules out the usage of a laptop or any other wireless device unless you want to waste a minimum of 70% of the speed (since the maximum throughput for 802.11n is only 300Mbps)! I suppose if you want to be chained to an Ethernet port it is fine, but other than that it just seems like a waste. Interestlingly though my laptop from six years ago has gigabit Ethernet while my wife’s new laptop and my new desktop do not. Maybe I am missing something, but it just seems like a waste of bandwith.

Kris the Engineer



Hey, Buzz crew,


In episode 1166, you talked about how AT&T and other cellular carriers wanted to create a huge app store to service all smartphones, and you also played a voicemail from Jason who asked if we’d ever see the day where one application development platform would run on all the different handsets. Yet you seemed to miss the announcement that Adobe made at the Mobile World Congress that it plans to bring its Adobe AIR platform to mobile devices, starting with versions that will run on Android and Blackberry. If they reach their goal, application developers could write their application once in Adobe AIR and it will run on any mobile or desktop operating system. That would make the “Wholesale App Community” that AT&T is planning a lot easier to implement, as any AIR application in that app store would be available to any and all of the handsets.

Here are a few links regarding the Adobe announcement:

Official press release:

http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/201002/021510FlashPlayerMWC.html


Engadget story:

http://www.engadget.com/2010/02/15/adobe-brings-air-to-android-promises-flash-10-1-in-the-first-ha/


TechCrunch story:

http://techcrunch.com/2010/02/14/air-android/


ReadWriteWeb story:

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/adobe_prepares_for_a_world_without_apples_blessing.php#more


–Brian from Bowie, MD



I’ve been a listening for a very long time and had wanted to give something back to the show. You had asked for the Buzz Out Loud Magic 8 Ball, here you have it:

http://www.cullmanndesign.com/BOL8ball/


Love the show, thank you!


Chris


(ccullmann in the forum)


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